Art Of Wine And Food Series at Museum Of Art Fort Lauderdale 2/24/11, 3/24/11, 4/28/11

Art Of Wine And Food Series
Museum of Art | Fort Lauderdale
One East Las Olas Boulevard at Andrews Avenue
Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Thursday, Feb. 24 — “Wines of the Winter Season: Hearty Wines That Will Warm You Up – Paired With Your Favorite Comfort Foods!”
Thursday, March 24 — “Women of Wine: Sample Wines Created By The Fairer Sex. Learn Why Women Have a Wine-Making Advantage!”
Thursday, April 28 — “The Rhone Rangers: Explore France’s Rhone Grape Varietals Produced in the U.S.A.!”

All wine tastings take place from 6 until 7:30 p.m. The Museum’s galleries remain open from 5 pm until the start of the wine tastings to allow a private viewing of stellar installations of art from around the world. Make a special point to visit the Museum’s refurbished William Glackens galleries and browse the selections in the recently-opened Books & Books.

Cost: $35 per person (credit cards accepted)

Reservations are required; seating is limited. To RSVP, please call 954-262-0249 or email For general information about the Museum, please call 954-525-5500 or visit

Certified Specialist of Wine Stephanie Miskew and Acclaimed Local Chefs Hugh McCauley, Lenore Nolan-Ryan, and Remy Gautier to Host

The Museum of Art | Fort Lauderdale, Nova Southeastern University, continues its “Art of Wine and Food” tasting series with locally renowned chefs and Certified Specialist of Wine Stephanie Miskew in February, March and April. The once-a-month series gives attendees a social, fun and educational opportunity to learn about delicious wines and foods.

Each event within the series will be co-hosted by Miskew, author of the blog Stephanie Savors the Moment. February 24th, Chef Hugh McCauley of Hugh’s Culinary in Oakland Park will provide cuisine and co-host the event; March 24th, Chef Lenore Nolan-Ryan of Lenore Nolan-Ryan Cooking School and Catering in Lauderdale-by-the-Sea; and April 28th, Chef Remy Gautier of Argentelle in Fort Lauderdale.

During each tasting, attendees will enjoy three to four wines presented with food pairings. Miskew will discuss each wine, theregion it is from, color, aroma, flavor, etc. Each chef will describe the food experience and how the accompanying dish, artfully prepared and using the freshest and highest quality ingredients, was created. During and after each presentation, guests are encouraged to discuss the wines and pairings and will have the opportunity to ask questions; then socialize before moving on to the next wine.

Originally from Fort Lauderdale, Miskew is an independent wine consultant and enjoys blogging about adventures in food & wine on Stephanie Savors the Moment.

Chef Hugh McCauley, who founded Hugh’s Catering with his mother in 1978, studied at the Sorbonne in Paris. Hugh’s, a full-service caterer, is known for its exceptional tenderloins, Gourmet-To-Go catering division, weekly cooking classes, Iron Chef competitions and more. Chef McCauley’s love of people and entertaining made catering a natural career choice.

Chef Lenore Nolan-Ryan opened Lenore Nolan-RyanCooking School and Catering in 2000. She was chosen by Paula Deen to represent the entrée category of a cooking contest sponsored by Kraft Foods. Chef Nolan-Ryan creates recipes and videos that are used as sales and promotional pieces for various companies. Currently, she is writing a memoirs cookbook with her sister and launching a line of spices and food.

With 30 years of professional culinary experience in the U.S. and in France, Chef Remy Gautier founded Argentelle Café and Catering in Fort Lauderdale in 2006. Hailing from Normandy, France, he served as sous-chef at the French Embassy in Amsterdam before becoming the chef de cuisine at the French consulate in New York City in 1978. In 1981, he joined the culinary staff of New York City’s Carlyle Hotel. He founded Argentelle in New York City in 1984.

Currently on view through April 24, 2011 is the acclaimed exhibition Vatican Splendors: A Journey through Faith and Art. Presented by Holy Cross Hospital in association with PNC BANK and AutoNation, the Vatican Splendorsincludes one of the largest collections of art, documents and historically significant objects from the Vatican ever to tour North America.

Since its founding in 1958, the Museum of Art I Fort Lauderdale has served our growing community as a gathering place for friends and neighbors, a lifelong learning center for children and adults, and as a dynamic hub for the cultural life of Broward County. Housed since 1986 in a distinguished modernist building designed by Edward Larrabee Barnes, the Museum is South Florida’s premier destination for qualityexhibitions and programs that encompass every facet of civilization’s visual history. During the past five years, more than 11Ž2 million visitors have enjoyed remarkable exhibitions like Cradle ofChristianity, Tutankhamun and theGolden Age of the Pharaohs, and American Chronicles: The Art of Norman Rockwell. In 2008, the Museum became part of Nova Southeastern University, the seventh-largest not-for-profit independent institution in the nation, to form an expanded arts campus that joins the school’s Davie location with the Museum’s downtown Fort Lauderdale address.

The Museum of Art is located at One East Las Olas Boulevard at Andrews Avenue and is always open at