New Times E.A.T.
Wednesday, September 21, 2016
VIP: 6:30 – 10p.m.
GA: 7 – 10 p.m.
1 Panther Parkway
Tickets: Now for a limited time $35 for GA tickets!
E.A.T! is much more than a food-and-drink festival. It will feature live entertainment and an exciting chef battle. Feast on unlimited bites from more than 40 South Florida restaurants in a comfortable air-conditioned venue where two of the area’s top toques will compete for the right to be the E.A.T! Champion of 2016. This year’s contest will be a best two out of three featuring chef Nuno Grullon of Café Roval versus chef Ryan Martin of 180° @ the DRB.
The showdown will take place on the Monark Kitchen Stage presented by Goya, located on the BB&T Center floor, and the chefs will use cookware courtesy of Culinary Convenience. At-home cooks, South Florida foodies, and seasoned chefs alike will have the chance to view these culinary competitions at New Times E.A.T! at the BB&T Center, Wednesday, September 21, 2016, in Sunrise. The event opens to Elite ticket-holders at 6p.m., VIP ticket-holders at 6:30 p.m. and general-admission ticket -holders at 7 p.m.
“South Florida is a melting pot. The best way to exemplify this is through food. We are so excited to have 2 global-influenced South Florida chefs competing against each other in E.A.T!“, says Aaron Michaels, president and founder of Culinary Convenience and the curator of the chef competition.
Chef Ryan Martin, has been the creator and owner of 180° @ the DRB, in downtown Miami, since 2014. He is a native of Longmeadow, Massachusetts. His love of food and cooking began at age 13. He attended George Washington University in Washington, D.C., before moving to Manhattan, where he received his formal culinary training at the former French Culinary Institute, now known as the International Culinary Center. Chef Ryan used his training under such acclaimed chefs such as Todd Erikson of Haven and Sonny Oh of Nobu and Juvia. He later left his executive chef position at the Clevelander in Miami Beach, to open his own gastropub concept, 180° @ the DRB. Asked to describe the cuisine at 180°, Chef Ryan says, “I call it global ingredients done my way. I’m classically trained in French cuisine, and there are some pretty heavy Asian and Latin influences.” The menu changes frequently based on what is fresh and what the chef wants to experiment with. He also employs many techniques and tools in his kitchen —– including blowtorches, dehydrators, and liquid nitrogen —– to achieve the desired results.
International chef Nuno Grullon joined Mark Soyka to create Café Roval, a contemporary restaurant located in a historic building located on Miami’s Upper East side. Opening in October, the café is Chef Nuno’s latest culinary adventure, for which he has crafted an innovative menu highlighting seasonal, farm-to-table ingredients. His gastronomical masterpieces are inspired by heritage, passion, and creative freedom. Chef Nuno has been featured on Bravo’s Best New Restaurant and has toured Central America with the culinary magazine, “Buen Provecho”. He first hit the Miami scene at Morton’s, Café Tabac, and DeVito’s. After working with the likes of Michelle Bernstein, David Kolotkin, and Philippe Baguette, Chef Nuno took the executive chef position at Metro Organic Bistro, where he was the culinary engine and creative force that drove Miami’s first and highly successful organic fine- dining organic restaurant.
New Times E.A.T! will take place from 7 to 10 p.m. for general- admission ticket-holders and will bring together thousands of young professionals, local businesses, and foodies for an evening of gourmet food selections, tasty libations, and live entertainment. Guests who prefer a more intimate dining experience can purchase Elite tickets, which include entry to the event one hour early, at 6 p.m., and access to a private VIP bar and lounge area in Club Lexus featuring exclusive entertainment and an elite selection of Miami’s best luxury dining establishments.
Restaurants recently added to the lineup are: GG’s Waterfront Bar & Grill, Ciao Cucina & Bar, Ethos Greek Bistro, Shooters Waterfront, Boatyard Restaurant, JB’s on the Beach, Ceviche by the Sea, Brazaviva Brazilian Steakhouse, 180° @ the DRB, Hyde Beach Kitchen & Cocktails, Juniper on the Water, and JWB Prime Steak & Seafood. Others will be announced soon! South Florida foodies will enjoy scrumptious bites from fan favorites like these and many more!