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French cr�pes give pizzazz to Design District with Marilu's French Box Caf�; and cr�perie A la Folie closes in Coconut Grove...
CostaMar opens with Spanish food, Flamenco and a Venezuelan presidential chef in Sunny Isles...
Latin Gourmet gives a new reason not to cook...
Chefs from Ocean Reef in the Keys are honored at James Beard Foundation in New York... And More
The Five Fabulous Female Chefs -Carmen Gonzalez, Michelle Bernstein, Cindy Hutson, Andrea Curto, and Jennifer Brown - kick off this year's Taste of the Nations Summer of SOS festivities with a Gala Dinner...
Chef Allen trades Dinner for two for a wheelbarrow of mangos...
Fathers' Day presents... And More

(BYOWW) Bring Your Own Wine Wednesdays at Carmen The Restaurant...
No Corkage Fee on Mondays at Pascal's...
New Wine Dinner series at Pescado...
Brasserie Les Halles gears for Liberty Festival... And More

June 20 to July 2, 2004

Drop off your business card with your e-mail at The South Florida Gourmet Booth in Cocowalk, Coconut Grove, at Fête de la Musique, on Sunday June 20, between 4 and 9 p.m., or send an e-mail to:
and win a fabulous basket from Gardner's Markets with a selection of wines to drink at home (you must be 21 or older for the wine raffle). You will be notified of your prize via e-mail.


Chef Allen's

North 110


A New style of Australian Wine
The Aussies are coming up with a surprise: Elegant Pinots, Shiraz and Chards. Green Point from Yarra Valley, Victoria has been turning out some magnificent premium style wines.
Loire Valley Wines::
The diversity of "terroirs," climates and grapes is staggering, and the styles of wine change accordingly. One common trait is their refreshing acidity, and no matter how magnificent, they are food-friendly wines meant to be enjoyed young.
From California, Rutherford Hills, and Australia to Chile and even Mexico, great reds are on the market.
Funny Labels For Serious Wines: The Traditions of French Burgundy with American Irreverent Labels at Rutz Cellars, Russian River, California.

Beyond Pinot Grigio::
When most people think of Italian white wines, Pinot Grigio is all that comes to mind. If we can get past the "Griggy" there is a whole world of beautiful, aromatic wines to be found around Italy. As summer approaches, this is a great time to discover some of Italy's amazing whites: Tocai Friulano, Soave from Veneto, Gew�rztraminers from Trentino-Alto Adige
A Silly Ode to Wine:
A spoof on outstanding wines and their labels

Leisure and Luxury. On the Orient Express the emphasis is less on getting there than on being there.
What used to be the exclusive privilege of the rich and famous is now available to the modern traveler in search of exquisite refinement, like Europe's fabled Venice Simplon-Orient-Express, the luxurious train immortalized by British mystery writer Agatha Christie.

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Escape the heat. From June 1 through September 30, 2004, the Five Diamond Mandarin Oriental, Miami, tucked in the idyllic Brickell Key, is offering the perfect escape for Florida residents. The "Fantastic Florida Escape" package: $239 per night includes daily breakfast for up to two persons, 20% off selected spa treatments (Monday through Friday only) and complimentary valet parking.

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Wednesday June 23, 3:00-5:00 p.m. A Taste of Italy at the Biltmore Hotel
Tuesday June 29, SOS Share our Strength gala at Carmen's... And More

FATHERS' DAY BRUNCHES, SUNDAY JUNE 20 Sunday at one of these Brunch locations And More
Free cooking classes at Burdines-Macy's The Cellar ... Interactive Cooking classes with Chef Michelle Bernstein at Azul And More


Happy hours, Sunday brunches, Music & Entertainment.

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