The 2012 awardÂ recipientsÂ on hand that provide delicious bites were Chef Simon Stojanovic from Altamare, Chef E. Michael Reidt from Area 31, ChefÂ Giancarla Bodoni from Escopazzo, ChefÂ Julie Frans from Essensia at The Palms Hotel & Spa, ChefÂ Paula DaSilva from 1500Â Degrees, ChefÂ Monica Rios from Green Table, ChefÂ Philippe Reynaud from Ocean Reef Club, ChefÂ Kris Wessel from Red Light Little River, ChefÂ Alex Pinero from Sustain Restaurant + Bar, ChefÂ Mark Zeitouni from Lido Restaurant and Bayside Grill at The Standard,Â Chef David Bracha from The River Seafood & Oyster Bar, ChefÂ Andrea Curto-Randazzo and ChefÂ Frank Randazzo with Creative Taste Catering, Gaby’s Sorbet, Real Sorbet and Grey Goose Vodka provided the wonderful refreshing Â cocktails.
“Slow Food Miami embraces local growers and artisan food makers who use sustainable methods, pay fair wages and respect our environment.Â Â All proceeds from Slow Food Miami events are used to implement local school and community gardens. Slow Food Miami is an all-volunteer organization.Â Our local members are passionate about good food, supporting local growers and celebrating Miami’s diversity. Â We consider ourselves a partner on how our food reaches the table because we know our farmer. Slow Food Miami is the local chapter of Slow Food USA and the International Slow Food Association.”