We recommend these culinary Events in Miami this Weekend May 31, 2014.
Lee Shrager’s Fried and True Cookbook Launch
Perez Art Museum Miami
1103 Biscayne Blvd., Miami, FL
Tuesday, May 27 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Members are $175 and $200 for nonmembers (includes tax, gratuity, and signed copy of Fried & True).
Fried chicken is a hot item in the country at the moment, and Miami is celebrating the launch of a cookbook celebrating this dish with a bang. Written by Lee Schrager, the father of the South Beach Wine and Food Festival, Fried & True: 50 Recipes for America’s Best Chicken and Sides is an ode an extensive amount of restaurants serving fried chicken not only on a national level, but worldwide as well. There will be live music, 5 different samples offered, an opportunity to chat with Schrager, and all attendees will leave with a signed copy of the book.
THE OBIES: A TASTE OF SOUTH FLORIDA PRESENTED BY FLORIDA BLUE & SUPPORTED BY PUBLIX SUPER MARKETS
Broward County Convention Center
1950 Eisenhower Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316
Friday May 30, 2014
$200 for VIP, $85 for General Admission
An event in which all proceeds will benefit Make-A-Wish, Special Olympics, and the Orange Bowl Leadership Academy and scholarship recipients, the Orange Bowl Impact and Excellence (OBIES) Awards is an event created to celebrate those who have the same mindset as the Orange Bowl to give back to the South Florida community. Guests will sample local restaurants from a group of celebrity chefs and exceptional restaurants and enjoy complimentary selections from the bar. Prepare for a fun night, as there will be chefs competing for best bite of the night, along with a chance to win raffle items.
Wonderland Of Wishes-Tea at the Ritz
The Ritz-Carlton Coconut Grove,
3300 SW 27th Avenue Coconut Grove, FL 33133
Saturday, May 31, 2014 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
$125 adults; $75 for kids.
Make-A-Wish Southern Florida and the Make-A-Wish Women’s Initiative Group invite you to an event in which women and children can enjoy tea, sandwiches, and bites at the Coconut Grove Ritz Carlton hotel. Cookie decorating stations for children will be available with an opportunity to shop at a posh bazaar and participate in a raffle throughout the event for adults. 100% of the proceeds will benefit Make-A-Wish Southern Florida
Lamb Down Under Culinary Event
Edge Steak and Bar
1435 Brickell Avenue, Miami, FL
Saturday, May 31st from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
$55 per person, plus tax and gratuity
Known as Miami’s “Lambassador,” Chef Aaron Brooks is joined by a lineup of some of Miami’s highest culinary talent in an event based around Australian Lamb. With this spotlight ingredient, Brooks, along with Bradley Kilgore of J&G Grill, Danny Grant of 1826 Restaurant & Lounge, Jacob Anaya of OTC and Michael Reidt of the Pilgrim serve bites in a reception-style event accompanied with Australian wine and craft beers and finished with desserts from the newly introduced pastry chef at Edge Steak and Bar. The event will be held on Edge’s rooftop terrace, giving attendees an impressive view of Miami’s skyline in which they can enjoy the lively atmosphere. Reservations are required.
Ayuda Dinner Fundraiser & Fashion Show
16701 Collins Ave, Sunny Isles Beach, FL
Saturday – May 31st, 2014 7 p.m.
Free RSVP Only event with a la Carte Menu
Dine at Kitchen 305 while enjoying live entertainment and an informal fashion show with an a la carte meal in which a portion of sales will be donated to Ayuda (Adults and Youth with Unmet needs Deserve Attention) Miami. Ayuda is a fundraising program that hopes to improve the lives of underpriveledged families and children in South Florida through education, life training skills, and programs that teach self support.