October 14, 2020

Chef Cindy Hutson and Michael Jacobs Team Up For A Special Evening

Chef Cindy Hutson, one of South Florida’s most renowned chefs, and Chef Michael Jacobs, an industry insider and behind-the-scenes operations wizard with decades in the biz, have teamed up for a special one-night-only interactive event.

A Digital Dine with Chef Cindy will give an intimate group of ravenous foodies the opportunity to dine with the celebrated chef over everyone’s favorite new meeting portal, ZOOM, while enjoying a special menu curated by the chef herself. Chef Michael will be your host for your Virtual Dinner, discussing all the tasty dishes everyone will be enjoying.

“Michael and I go back a long time and always worked well together,” says Hutson, best known as chef/co-owner of Ortanique on the Mile, which enjoyed a successful and beloved 21-year-run in Coral Gables. Currently Chef Ambassador of the Miami Cancer Institute, Owner of Zest at the Cliff Hotel, Negril Jamaica and the soon-to-open Cerveceria La Tropical, a craft brewery in Wynwood Miami. “Given this opportunity in today’s world Michael and I decided to produce a digital dining experience. Chef Hutson, who is also the published author of From the Tip of My Tongue cookbook, works in tandem with her longtime partner, restaurateur Delius Shirley. Jacobs, who has been the chef for the NBA Champion Miami Heat and consulted on numerous restaurants, while being the driving force behind Strategic Hospitality Group, Miami (SHGM), will be your host for the evening along with Chef Cindy.

Reservations for a spot in the digital dining room must be made in advance by end of day Sunday, October 18. A seat(s) can be reserved here. The menu, priced at $60 per person (not including tax and delivery), is below:


(Choice of one per household with two portions)

Stone Fruit & Burrata Salad

Plums/Peaches/Nectarines/Wheat Berries/Arugula/Kale/Tart Cherry Ginger Vinaigrette


West Indian Curried Crab Cake

Tropical fruit Salsa


Jerk Kurobuta Pork Tenderloin

Sweet Potato Boniato Mash/Guava Rum Sauce/Tropical Fruit Flambé


Florida Red Snapper Filet

Green Banana Malanga Mash/Key Lime Caper Butter Sauce/

Pea Tendrils Tri-Color Carrot Ribbon Salad


Cookies & Cream Cake Pops

Callebaut Chocolate Cake, “W2” White Chocolate Ganache, Oreo Crumble


Heath Bar Crunch Bread Pudding

(top with your own favorite ice cream)

*Each meal kit will include full instructions on reheating and plating.

A Digital Dine with Chef Cindy will take place at 7PM on Thursday, October 22. To guarantee delivery of the meal kit in time for the 10/22 dinner, reservations must be made by midnight Sunday, October 18, 2020. Seats, priced at $60 per person (excluding tax and delivery) are limited and can be purchased here.

For information of Michael Jacobs or Strategic Hospitality Group visit
For information on Chef Cindy Huston visit

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