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Dale and Chef Dewey LoSasso have now extended the hours of operation of their restaurant to Sundays from 6-10 p.m. with an à la carte menu and a good selection of wines by the glass. The charming restaurant is now open daily for lunch and dinner. North 110, 11052 Biscayne Blvd, Miami. For information and reservations: 305-893-4211

FIFE VINEYARDS WINE DINNER AT NORTH ONE 10. Dale and Dewey LoSasso are preparing a multi-course dinner Monday, January 24, 2005, featuring Chef Dewey's cuisine paired with wines of Fife Vineyards, hosted by winemaker Dennis Fife and Karen MacNeil the author of "The Wine Bible" and The Chairman of the Wine Department at The Culinary Institute of America in Napa Valley. There will be a preview of Karen's new show on public television Wine, Food & Friends with Karen MacNeil. 7:00 Reception 7:30 Dinner. North One 10 Restaurant, 11052 Biscayne Blvd, Miami, Reservations Required 305-893-4211. Cost: $75.00 per person, $85.00 with a signed copy of "The Wine Bible."

Café Boulud's three-course brunch designed and prepared by Chef Zach Bell is served Saturday and Sunday from 11 am to 2:30 pm. The three course menu ($25) includes for starters, a chilled Farmer's Market Soup or Seasonal Fresh Fruit and Yogurt with homemade Granola, and offers main course brunch classics such as Homemade blueberry pancakes with Vermont maple syrup and country pork sausage, as well as the All-American - three eggs cooked your way served with Felt's Family country ham and Oakview Farms cheese grits. There is roast chicken Cobb salad with fresh corn, avocado, tomatoes, blue cheese, lardons ; duck hash with crispy Yukon gold potatoes, duck confit and a poached egg, steak frites "au Poivre". The meal ends with Pastry Chef Rémy Fünfrock's meringue citrus cake, upside down chocolate soufflé served with pistachio ice cream or warm bread pudding. Café Boulud at The Brazilian Court, 301 Australian Avenue, Palm Beach. Reservations: 561-655-6060.

Jeffrey Wolfe, the merchant owner of Wolfe's Wine Shop on Miracle Mile in Coral Gables, is now the head wine guy at the Café at Books & Books in Coral Gables. Every third Wednesday of each month, starting January 19th, from 6:30 to 8 p.m., Jeffrey Wolfe will be on hand to discuss 10 of the most interesting wines in his wine shop. Books & Books, Giralda Ave., Coral Gables.

Sunday, January 23 through Sunday, January 30, 2005, a week-long series of special meals and events highlighting Tuscan culinary specialties, hosted by Chef Claudio Cini, executive chef of the Sonesta properties in Tuscany, Italy: Relais & Villa Tavolese and Castello di Santa Maria Novella.
Sunday Brunch
Sunday, January 23rd & 30th, 11am-2:30 pm, $40/adult, $17.50/child, age 5 - 12
With Chef Cini's specialties paired with Tuscany's finest wines, hosted by Cantina Italiana, while Chef Cini demonstrates the art of cooking Tuscan-style.
Lunch/Dinner Specials
Purple Dolphin Restaurant, 12 - 3 pm, 6 - 10:30 pm, January 23 - 30
Chef Cini's special 3-course prix-fixe lunches and dinners. Lunch: $32/person and dinner: $42/person.
Tuscan Wine Seminar/Tasting
Friday, January 28th, Desires Lounge, 5:00 - 6:00 pm, complimentary
A complimentary tasting of Tuscany's rarities, hosted by Cantina Italiana. Wines and spirits from Castello di Poppiano, Morellion di Scansano, Tosco Forte, Chianti Reserva, and Vinsanto will be presented. Seafood Buffet, Tuscan-style Purple Dolphin Restaurant, Friday January 28th, 6:00 - 10:30 pm, $45/adult, $17.50/child age 5 - 12
With Chef Cini's Tuscan seafood specialties.
Tuscan Nights at Desires Lounge
Monday, through Friday, January 24 - 28 (except 1/27), 6:30 - 7:30 pm
Complimentary Tuscan-style hors d'oeuvres created by Chef Cini, and fine Tuscan wines from Cantina Italiana.
Create Your Own Signature Tomato Sauce!
Desires Lounge, Wednesday, January 26, 5:00 - 6:00 pm, complimentary
"How To Make and Bottle Your Own Tomato Sauce," a complimentary demonstration by Chef Cin, foollowed by a Spaghetti & Meatballs Dinner: Jasmine Café, Wednesday, January 26, 6 - 8 PM, $19/adult, $11/child age 5 - 12

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