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BEAT POEMS, COOL DIGS & NOT SO BUM WINE AT NORTH ONE TEN Restaurant
On Tuesday, March 28, 7:00 Reception 7:30 Dinner, there will be an evening of beat poetry, cool wines and fine food featuring 1980 nominated Poet Laureate of Florida, Howard Camner “Master of the Surreal” with special guitar accompaniment and a fitting dinner prepared by Chef Dewey LoSasso in benefit of “Now Taste This” The Florida Center for the Literary Arts, Miami-Dade College. First course: roasted monk fish, sliced, broth of tomato and saffron, memories of Paris expatriate style; Second course: ferlinghetti with mushrooms, mushrooms, oh yeah, mushrooms; charred filet mignon with too-cool tomato – truffle puree and “beet” of a generation; followed by cheese, fruit and desserts with coffee. North One 10 Restaurant, 11052 Biscayne Blvd, Miami, Reservations Required 305-893-421175.00 per person, non inclusive of taxes and gratuity

MEDITERRANEAN EXPERIENCE (“MEDEX”) INTERNATIONAL GOURMET CHEF SHOW, APRIL 3 – 5
MEDEX an International Food Show focusing on products from the Mediterranean is planning an International Gourmet Show chef line-up with the participation of Chef Giancarla Bodoni, Escopazzo Ristorante Italiano, Miami Beach, Chef Jean Paul Desmaison, La Cofradia, Coral Gables, Chef Pedro Villena, Insituto Valenciano de la Exportación , Valencia, Spain and Chef Tomeu Caldentey Soler, Es Molí d'en Bou, Baleares, Spain, among others. The Food Show will take place April 3 – 5, at the Miami Beach Convention Center, Hall A, from10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. Tickets are $40 per person per day and $100 for a three-day pass. For information on schedule visit www.mediterraneanexpo.com or call: (305) 373-7201.

LA COFRADIA IN CORAL GABLES OFFERS BUSINESS LUNCH
A three-course Business Lunch ($28.50) at La Cofradia, from Monday through Friday offers a wide selection of Mediterranean and Peruvian dishes including grilled wild salmon; porcini mushroom risotto; smoked salmon ravioli; 10 oz. New York strip steak and black lasagna with shrimp.La Cofradia is open for Lunch – Monday through Friday – 11:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. for dinner Monday through Wednesday – 6:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m.; Thursday through Saturday – 6:00 p.m. until 11:30 p.m. and on Sunday from 5:30 p.m. until 10:00 p.m. The Bar opens daily at 5:30 p.m. 2525 Ponce de Leon Boulevard, Coral Gables, (305) 914-1300.

FLORIDA ALLOWS WINE IMPORTS: WINERIES CAN NOW SHIP DIRECT TO CONSUMERS IN SECOND-LARGEST U.S. MARKET
California wineries can now legally ship wine directly to consumers in Florida, the second-largest wine market in the nation, Florida officials announced Thursday.
The state's Department of Business and Professional Regulation said California and other out-of-state wineries will need to follow state laws designed to protect minors, such as requiring shipments be signed for by an adult, and rules ensuring all taxes are paid.
"We are pleased that Florida has acted in favor of its citizens by allowing them to access the wines of their choosing," said Robert Koch, president of the Wine Institute, the San Francisco-based trade group. "This is a victory for consumer choice, fair trade and U.S. wineries."
The move follows the U.S. Supreme Court's decision last year barring states from preventing out-of-state wineries from shipping directly to consumers, but allowing it for in-state wineries. The court found states have wide authority to control the flow of alcohol across their borders, but cannot discriminate against other states in the process.
Florida was not named in the high court's May 16 decision, but a federal judge ruled the state's law unconstitutional in August. The wine industry has been waiting since then for clarification of the rules, said Steve Gross, director of state relations for the Wine Institute.
Florida joins several other states - including Michigan and New York - that have amended their laws in the wake of the court ruling, Gross said. Including Texas, which changed its laws just before the ruling, the market for direct shipping has expanded dramatically. (By Kevin Mccallum, The Press Democrat)

FEBRUARY AND MARCH ARE CUISINE AND COCKTAILS OF LATIN AMERICA MONTHS AT FOUR SEASONS HOTEL MIAMI
During February and March, Four Seasons Hotel Miami joins other Four Seasons hotels around the world to celebrate the cuisine of Latin America. At Acqua, Latin American cuisine will be part of the piccolo menu which is offered with or without matching wines ($38 food only, $55 with wines). To celebrate one of the world’s hottest cuisines, selections will include special recipes inspired by chefs from the Four Seasons Restaurants in Buenos Aires, Costa Rica, Mexico City, Brazil, etc… such as Chilled Green Gazpacho, Tempura Lobster, Seafood Ceviche, Red Snapper or Bacon and Pepper Crusted Argentine Beef, Chocolate and Chili Cake, Lemon Chiboust, Churros and Compote or Nicoyan Vanilla Bean Brulee. Among cocktails listed from the sister properties in Bahia and 14-Thirty-Five, Miami’s outdoor Bar: a Punta Mitini, Caballo Loco, Guaro Sour or Tamarindo Margarita. Choose. Guest will have the opportunity to enter a drawing to win a 3-night stay and 2 economy tickets on American Airlines to the Four Seasons property in Latin America of their choice. Acqua is open daily for breakfast lunch and dinner. Bahia is the Hotel’s rooftop bar and lounge. Open Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 5 to 11pm. 14-Thirty-Five is the Hotel’s signature martini bar, offering live music from Monday to Wednesdays. It is located on the 7th floor lobby, 1435 Brickell Avenue, Miami. (305) 358-3535

PRICE FIXED SUPPER MENU AT NORTH ONE 10
Another husband and wife team, Dale and Chef Dewey Losasso are offering a three-course prix-fixe supper menu at their restaurant North One 10, every evening from 5:30–7:00pm. First course includes: Mushroom stuffed mushrooms with Chayote slaw, smoked tomato vinaigrette or Caesar salad; for entrées there is Pan seared chicken paillard with a chiffonade of greens, or Grilled mahi mahi fillet with yuca mash,smokey lime butter, roasted mango puree. Desserts: Flourless chocolate torte or Marscapone ricotta cheese cake. $28.00 per person, (not inclusive of beverage, tax and service). North one 10 also offers a $18.00 priced fixed lunch menu available Monday through Friday. North One 10, 11052 Biscayne Blvd, Miami, 305-893-4211


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