Miami Spice Participating Chefs to Offer Exclusive Culinary Demonstrations 8/1-9/31/11

Miami Spice Participating Chefs to Offer Exclusive Culinary Demonstrations

Gourmets can get a taste of the GMCVB’s 10th annual Miami Spice Restaurant Program, August 1st through September 30th, as participating chefs from the city’s finest restaurants showcase items from their menus at exclusive cooking demonstrations to be held at Whole Foods Market – Coral Gables, Bloomingdale’s – Aventura Mall, and The Macy’s Cooking School – Dadeland and Aventura Mall.

For the second year in a row, The Cellar Club at The Biltmore Hotel (1200 Anastasia Avenue in Coral Gables) has partnered with the GMCVB to host Miami Spice themed interactive culinary demonstration luncheons on Saturday, August 13, featuring chef Tom Azar of the newly opened City Hall-The Restaurant and on Saturday, September 10, featuring executive chef Christian Plotczyk of Rosa Mexicano. Each Biltmore luncheon demo begins at noon and is priced at $65 per person for non-members and $52 per person for Cellar Club members. For reservations, please call: (305) 445-8066 Ext.2090

Below is the August/September schedule and location information for the not-to-be-missed cooking demonstrations, which are free and open to the public. Space at Whole Food Market is limited, please register in advance.

Whole Foods Market – Lifestyle Cooking Classes at 7:00 p.m. (free to the public)

Whole Foods Market – Coral Gables
6701 Red Road, Coral Gables, FL 33143
To register for this FREE event, please call: (305) 421-9435
Thursday, August 18 Oscar Pajares, Two Chefs Restaurant
Tuesday, August 23 Giorgio Rapicavoli, 660 at The Anglers
Thursday, August 25 Bret Hessler, Shula’s Grill 347
Tuesday, August 30 Elisa Valderrama, Mesazul (Doral Golf Resort & Spa)
Tuesday, September 6 Nunu Grullon, LouLou Le Petit Bistro
Wednesday, September 7 Timon Balloo, Sugarcane Raw Bar Grill
Tuesday, September 13 Frank Jeannetti, Essencia at The Palms Hotel & Spa
Thursday, September 15 Michael Bloise, SushiSamba Dromo
Tuesday, September 20 Jacques Van Staden/Pieter Van Staden, Chophouse Miami
Wednesday, September 21 Patricio Sandoval, Mercadito Restaurants
Thursday, September 22 Ralph Pagano, STK
Tuesday, September 27 Luis Moreno, La Marea at The Tides South Beach Hotel

Macy’s – Dadeland Mall at 1:00 p.m. (cooking demo is free to the public)
Macy’s Dadeland Mall Home Store
The Kitchen at The Cellar, 2nd Floor
7675 SW 88th Street, Miami, FL 33156
For information, please call Sattie Narce: (954) 918-8357
Saturday, August 6 Carlos Delgado/Maite Velazquez, La Cofradia Restaurant
Saturday, August 20 Elisa Valderrama, Mesazul (Doral Gold Resort & Spa)
Saturday, August 27 Edgardo Llopiz, Morton’s The Steakhouse – Brickell

Macy’s – Aventura Mall at 1:00 p.m. (cooking demo is free to the public)
Macy’s Aventura Mall Home Store
The Kitchen at The Cellar, 2nd Floor
19535 Biscayne Boulevard, Aventura, FL 33180
For information, please call Ceci Seitz: (305) 905-8341
Saturday, September 10 Luis Moreno, La Marea at The Tides South Beach Hotel

Bloomingdale’s – Aventura Mall at 1:00 p.m. (cooking demo is free to the public)
Bloomingdale’s – The Main Course Kitchen on level three
19555 Biscayne Boulevard, Aventura, FL 33180
For information, please call: (305) 792-1288
Saturday, August 6 Tom Azar, City Hall – The Restaurant
Saturday, August 13 Frank Jeannetti, Essencia at The Palms Hotel & Spa
Saturday, August 20 Nunu Grullon, LouLou Le Petit Bistro
Saturday, September 3 Giovanni Arias, Canyon Ranch Grill
Saturday, September 10 Patrick Lapaire, Don Shula’s Steakhouse
Saturday, September 17 Dewey LoSasso, The Forge Restaurant & Wine Bar

Celebrating its 10th anniversary this year, Miami Spice has become one of the destination’s most anticipated culinary events. Taking place August 1 – September 30, 2011, a record breaking 131 of Greater Miami’s finest restaurants are offering $22 lunches and $35 dinners (excluding taxes and gratuities). Organized by the Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau (GMCVB), each of the restaurants participating in Miami Spice includes an appetizer, entrée and dessert as part of the fixed price, which represents an average discount of 30%-50% off the regular value. For details and updates on participating Miami Spice restaurants, menus and events, check out the website www.iLoveMiamiSpice.com. Follow Miami Spice on Twitter @MiamiandBeaches

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