Valentine’s Day Dinner at Corsair by Scott Conant 2/13/15

Valentine’s Day Dinner at CORSAIR by scott conant
Friday, 02/13/2015 – 02/15/2015 06:00 pm – 11:00 pm
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19999 W Country Club Dr,
Aventura, Florida 33180
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Cost: N/A

CORSAIR by scott conant will be hosting Valentine’s Day dinner all weekend from Friday, February 13th – Sunday, February 15th. The newest concept by celebrity chef Scott Conant, located in the prestigious Turnberry Isle Miami, will offer a special menu for $85 per person. Guests can choose from dishes such as Tune & Yellowtail Tartare, Mascarpone Raviolini, Short Rib Agnolotti and Roasted Snapper, and more. A Corsair Wine Pairing is available for $40 per person and a Corsair Reserve Wine Pairing for $65 per person.

For reservations, please call 786.279.6800 or visit corsairmiami.com.

Fairchild’s 9th Annual Chocolate Festival Feeds Miami’s Mind and Soul

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This weekend Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden lured us to Coral Gables with chocolate – their 9th Annual Chocolate Festival to be exact. Despite the overcast skies, the Garden came alive with live music, international eats, educational programming, and more chocolate than the eye could see. The two-day festival gave Miami families the perfect excuse to enjoy the beautiful grounds, indulge in chocolate delicacies, and learn about the cacao plant. During our visit, we did all these and more. Check out our five favorite moments from this year’s event:

1. Sampling a hot chocolate recipe from the 1750s. American Heritage, an authentic historic line of products from leading food manufacturer Mars, had a tent where we learned how hot chocolate was made from scratch in the 1750s and had the opportunity to sample the recipe. The demonstration included actual recreations of the ingredients and kitchen tools used back then, like the spices and chunk of sugar (wrapped in blue paper) shown below. Did you know that in the 1700s that amount of sugar would last one family approximately 6 months?

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2. Learning about the history of cacao. “The Living History of Cacao and Chocolate” tent, which held presentations every hour on the chronology of cacao from ancient seed to modern candy bar, was the most notable addition to this year’s program. Our timing was off so we missed most of the speakers, but the friendly volunteers at the tent gave us a delicious consolation prize: a banana chocolate smoothie sample!

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3. Exploring the greenhouse. We headed to the greenhouse with the mission of finding and witnessing Fairchild’s cacao tree first-hand. However, the lush vegetation and water features kept us in there for a good hour as we explored the many natural wonders the greenhouse had to offer.

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4. Discovering the Wings of the Tropics exhibition. As we concluded our stroll in the greenhouse, we spotted the conservatory that houses Fairchild’s colorful butterflies and we knew we had to go inside. The exhibition was well-worth the detour – the butterflies were awe-inspiring despite the limited sunshine. Did you know that butterflies are more active on sunny days? They rely on the sun to raise their body temperatures so they can fly.

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5. Enjoying the festival ambiance. Once we had our fill of chocolate, we grabbed a roasted corn on the cob and sat down on the grass to enjoy the harmonious sounds of Solar Dogs, a Coconut Grove-based string band that was our favorite part of last year’s chocolate festival. Sitting there, watching families spending time together, couples dancing, and savoring our delicious corn, we were in absolute festival bliss. Fairchild, you really know how to make us happy!

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Thrillist’s Barbecue & The Blues 2/19/15

Thrillist’s Barbecue & The Blues
Thursday, 02/19/2015 – 08:00 pm – 11:00 pm
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1901 Collins Avenue,
Miami Beach, Florida 33139
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Cost: $125

Celebrating its 6th straight year at The Food Network & Cooking Channel South Beach Wine & Food Festival presented by FOOD & WINE, Thrillist will once again highlight the best meaty goodness and soulful tunes Miami has to offer at Thrillist’s Barbecue & The Blues.
Hosted by celebrity chef Anne Burrell, the event will feature custom-crafted BBQ creations from 12 chefs hand-picked by Thrillist, fully stocked bars featuring Entwine wine, custom cocktails, craft beers by B.R.E.W. FIU, and musical performances DJ Haitian Hillbilly and Diablo Dimes & the Bloodhounds.

38th Annual Calle Ocho Festival 3/15/15

38th Annual Calle Ocho Festival
Sunday, 03/15/2015 – 10:00 am – 07:00 pm
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SW 8th St. (Calle Ocho) between 27th Ave. & SW 8th Ave.,
Miami, Florida 33134
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Cost: Free

The Kiwanis Club of Little Havana invites visitors from around the globe to the largest Hispanic street festival in the Southeastern United States during the 38th Annual Calle Ocho Festival. More than one million event-goers join the internationally renowned block party to celebrate Hispanic cultures from around the world on Miami’s legendary Calle Ocho (8th street.) The 19-block strip in Little Havana will vibrate with the hip-shaking rhythms of Latin music from salsa to hip-hop, including street performers and eight dedicated stages. Throughout the afternoon, event-goers can join street dancers as they bring the music to life; enjoy hundreds of international food kiosks simmering with authentic local and Latin flavors, sample products from many national brands and more.

Second Annual Super Bowl Party at Tongue & Cheek 2/1/15

Second Annual Super Bowl Party at Tongue & Cheek!
Sunday, 02/01/2015 – 06:30 pm –
T-and-CTongue & Cheek
431 Washington Avenue,
Miami Beach, Florida 33139
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Cost: Free

Watch the big game at Tongue & Cheek this Feb. 1st! Cheer on your team with food and drink specials at your favorite Miami Beach spot.

Enjoy $35 unlimited Super Bowl menu and $50 open bar. Or do both for just $75! The restaurant’s regular a la carte and happy hour menus are also available.

New England vs. Seattle….who will win! Kick off is at 6:30 p.m.

Justin & Landmark Wine Dinner at The Rusty Hook 1/26/15

JUSTIN & Landmark Wine Dinner at The Rusty Hook
Monday, 01/26/2015 – 07:00 pm – 09:30 pm
Rusty-Hook-LogoThe Rusty Hook Tavern
125 Riverside Dr,
Pompano Beach, Florida 33062
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Cost: $85, plus tax + gratuity

The newly opened Rusty Hook Tavern in Pompano Beach will host their very first wine dinner on Monday, January 26th at 7:00 p.m. The theme for this dinner is California Cool and they’ll be featuring Justin & Landmark wines. For those new to The Rusty Hook Tavern, it truly is a hidden gem. It’s a new modern American restaurant in Pompano overlooking the intracoastal and features the cuisine of Chef Nader “Ned” Jaouhar (who you may now from Dixie Tracks Cafe or as the former Executive Chef of Cielo at Boca Raton Resort & Club).

Cost is $85, plus tax and gratuity and an RSVP is required. To make a reservation, email [email protected] or call 954-941-2499.
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Sparkling Reception with passed nibbles and a sparkling wine surprise from California

Braised Endives
candied walnuts | compressed apple | goat cheese
Chardonnay, Overlook, Landmark Vineyards, 2012

Seared Scallops
roasted salsify | wild mushrooms | romesco
Pinot Noir, Overlook, Landmark Vineyards, 2012

Short Ribs
roasted baby vegetables | cipollini onions | red wine reduction
Justification, Justin Vineyards, Paso Robles, 2012

Panna Cotta
house berries
Obtuse, Justin Vineyards, Paso Robles 2011

Taste Of Cuba Festival at Hialeah Park 2/28/15 – 3/1/15

Taste Of Cuba Festival at Hialeah Park
February 28, 12pm-12am, March 1, 12pm-10am
tasteofcubaHialeah Park
100 E 32nd St
Hialeah, Florida 33013

– 2 Dias de Diversión
Nuestra Cultura-Musica-Dominos
& Comida Cubana
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Visit our Web: www.tasteofcubafestival.com
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