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Burdines-Macy's Dadeland 5 Star Kitchen @
The Cellar Kids & Home Store *

7675 N Kendall Dr., Miami, 305-662-3550.
Every Saturday, 1 p.m. (Free Cooking Classes)
May 1: Chef and cookbook author Juvenal Mena celebrates Cinco de Mayo cooking with chiles.
May 8: Interactive Mother's Day Brunch with Chef/Caterer Sarah Beth Davidoff of Fare to Remember (for kids and adults).
May 15: Chef Kyra White of Slow Food Movement, cooks with local products grown by the Redlands Organics Group.
May 22: Exotic cooking with Florida-grown products by Laura Mani, Park Ranger at Miami's Fruit and Spice Park
May 29: The Perfect Picnic! with Chef Luci Rosende, Burdines-Macy's Kitchen Specialist.
* Look for Daily in-store demonstrations by Chef Luci Rosende, or call 305-662-3525 for more information on group or individuals classes.

Ariana's Etiquette & Culinary Arts
8441 SW 132 St., Pinecrest. 305-234-9002. www.arianas.net.
May 4, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m., French Pastries ($40)
May 4, 7 - 9:30 p.m., Gourmet 101, made simple($40)
May 5, 7 - 9:30 p.m., Chic Cocktail Party ($40)
May 7, 3:30 - 5:30 p.m., Kids'Gifts for Mom ($25)
May 11, 7 - 9:30 p.m., Help Kids Eat Healthy ($40)
May 12, 7 - 9:30 p.m., Gourmet Club. Latin Fiesta ($40)
May 18, 10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., Sunday Supper ($40)
May 18, 7 - 9:30 p.m., Creative Spring Salads ($40)
May 19, 7 - 9:30 p.m., From France with Love with Chef Michel Personnaz ($40)
May 28, 7 - 9:30 p.m., Hearty stews and chilis ($40)
Enquire about Etiquette Cla sses for children and Summer Cooking Camp for Kids ages 6-12.

Azul with chef Michelle Bernstein
Azul's Kitchen, Mandarin Oriental, Miami, 500 Brickell Key Drive. (305) 913-8333
Cost is $150 per person per class; pre-registration and payment required. Attendance is limited to 15 students. To register, please contact Azul directly at (305) 913-8254.

Classes are held from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturdays:
June 5, 2004 : Summer Desserts
August 7, 2004 : Jamaican Flavors
October 2, 2004 : Festive Fall
December 4, 2004 : Cooking for the Holidays
A sumptuous three-course tasting menu is matched with flights of premium wines selected by Azul's sommelier, Richard Hales. Student chefs will receive recipe cards and cooking notes for easy step-to-step references. Upon completion of the class, graduates will receive a certificate of participation and signature Azul apron.

Le Bistro Restaurant & Cooking School
Main Street Plaza, 4626 North Federal Highway, Lighthouse Point, Ft. Lauderdale. (954) 946-9240.
lebistrorestaurant.com.
Chef Andy's Cooking School for Enthusiasts. Five cooking classes for the home cook dedicated to the buying, preparation, cooking techniques, sauces, garnishing & serving of various seafood appetizers & entrees. $200 for the series or $45 each. Advance Reservations required (954) 946-9240
All about Seafood. Saturdays 1:00 p.m.
May 8, Mussels, Crab Clams, Shrimp
May 15, Lobster
May 22, Whole Fish
June 5, Flat & Round Fish
June 12, Combining Seafood with Meat & Poultry

China Grill's Dragon Sushi Classes
404 Washington Avenue, Miami Beach (305) 534-2211. Cost: $75 per person Chef Rawangphan's classes in the fine art of sushi and sashimi making will include your own Sushi making kit to take home, and sushi and sake tasting dinner. Every third Tuesday of each month:
May-18, June-15, July-20, August-17, September-21, October-19, November-16, December-21

Johnson & Wales University
Community Cooking School

1701 N.E. 127th St., North Miami. 305-892-7011
Weeknights 7:30-10:30 p.m., Sat 9-12 p.m. ($68)
May 1: Traditional Italian
May 1: Flavors from the Caribbean
May 1: Vegetarian Fever
May 13: The Meeting of the Wines: Wines of France

Ars Magirica
158 Almeria Ave., Coral Gables. 305-443-8303. www.ArsMagirica.com
Cost is $59 per class, pre-registration and payment required. (Option to buy a 5 class pack and receive your 6th class free available.)
Classes are hands on from beginning to end of recipe. Attendance is limited to 6 students. Students are given recipe files to take home. All classes culminate with a class meal of all items prepared in class.

Tuesday, May 4 and Thursday, May 6 - 6:30-9:30 p.m.
Friday, May 7 - 10a.m.-1 p.m. South Florida Fisherman. Pan roasted mahi-mahi with mango compote; Jerk crusted snapper over avocado and tomato salad; Tequila marinated shrimp with cilantro couscous.
Tuesday, May 11 and Thursday, May 13 - 6:30-9:30p.m., Friday, May 14 - 10am-1pm. Small Plates from Asia. Vegetable dumplings; Curried chicken satays with peanut sauce; Negimaki - Japanese Beef and Scallion Rolls; Saigon beef and chicken lettuce wraps.
Tuesday, May 18 and Thursday, May 20 - 6:30-9:30 p.m., Friday, May 21 - 10am-1pm Let's Meat. Mushroom crusted lamb; Beef tenderloin with Madeira green peppercorn sauce; Chile rub bed pork tenderloin with jicama vegetable slaw.
Tuesday, May 25 and Thursday, May 27 - 6:30-9:30 p.m., Friday, May 28 - 10am-1p.m., Florida Flavors. Cold avocado soup; Fresh fish ceviche; Guava glazed pork loin with coconut cilantro rice; key lime pie.

Miami Dade Community College, Kendall Campus,
School of Community Education,

Trends from Around the World. Learn cooking techniques through demonstration and hands-on group experience. These classes will be held in our state-of-the-art, cooking lab on Kendall Campus. Students will set up in teams and prepare various mini events.
Advance registration is required. For more information please call: 305-237-2612.

Fairchild Tropical Garden
10901 Old Cutler Rd., Miami. 305-667-1651 Ext. 3322
Call for details


Real.Life.Basic
643 Lincoln Rd., Miami Beach, 305-604-1984
www.reallifebasic.com
Spring Break. Regular schedule will start in June

Primavera Restaurant
Primavera Plaza, 830 E Oakland Park Blvd., Ft Lauderdale, 954-564-6363
Call for details
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