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December 2009

Friday, December 18 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m., first annual “Bubble Bath, a champagne themed ball  hosted by Top Chef contestant, local Chef Carlos Fernandez featuring  exclusive Champagne Houses including Gosset, Laurent Perrier, Henriot, Nicholas Feuillatte, Besserat de Bellafon, Pierre Peters, Pol Roger, Gaston Chiquet, Bollinger and more. Champagne representatives will be pouring tastes at different stations paired with hors d’oeuvres such as caviar, tempura salmon lollipops, New Zealand lamb chops, truffle butter popcorn, assorted gourmet cheeses, fruit, dessert trios and other Champagne friendly foods.  Tickets to the event are currently on sale through The Grateful Palate for $100 for general admission and $150 including the VIP preview tasting.   For more information or ticket sales to Bubble Bath, contact Cindy Woodman at 954-467-1998 or email .  

Tuesday, December 22,   Roederer Estate Bubbly and Wine Dinner at Ireland’s Steakhouse.  A multi-course Roederer Estate family winery dinner paired with wines.  One lucky guest will take home a bottle of the rare 2002 Louis Cristal Champagne (100 points by Wine & Spirits magazine, selling for upwards of $500 upon its release).  $75 per person RSVP  (954) 349-5656. Ireland’s Steakhouse, Hyatt Regency Bonaventure Conference Center and Spa, 250 Racquet Club Rd., Weston.





Thursday January 14, 7:30pm, Museum doors open at 6pm. Lecture: Be a Star at The Sushi Bar – The Secrets of Sushi. Location: Theater · Speaker: Bestselling author and Food Network TV personality Trevor Corson. For registration and additional information, please visit or call 561-495-0233 x 235. Cost: $10 (Members $7)



Saturday January 30, 1 – 3pm   - Basics of Sushi Workshop. Participants in this hands-on workshop, led by Mitsutoshi Sekita, a sushi chef from a Japanese restaurant in Plantation, Florida, will learn the basics of sushi making, cultural information about sushi and of course, will enjoy their creations. Oki Education Studio· Instructor: Mitsutoshi Sekita. Materials: participants must bring a sharp 7 - 8 inch knife, cutting board (approximately 10” x 15”), apron and dishtowel. 

For registration and additional information, please visit or call 561-495-0233 x 210. Cost: $65


The Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday. Admission is $12 for adults (18 – 64), $11 for seniors (65+), $7 for children and college students with identification. The Morikami is located at 4000 Morikami Park Road in Delray Beach, Florida. For more information about the Morikami, its exhibitions, programs and events, visit  or call 561-495-0233.






Saturday, January 9 - 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
and Sunday, January 10 - 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
 Peacock Park,   2820 McFarlane Road, Coconut Grove

The two-day food and music festival on the bay offers a diverse mix of culinary delights provided by various area restaurants available with the purchase of tickets ranging from $1 to $8, a stellar lineup of live entertainment from well-known local artists. The Kids Zone area will provide children with fun activities including a bounce house, rock wall, and much more.
A portion of the proceeds from food tickets sales will benefit charitable community organizations.                          Admission for The Great Taste of the Grove is complimentary. For more information: .

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