Wednesday, September 5, 2012

2012-13 Dinner in Paradise Schedule Announced

photo: Paradise Farms
The "Dinner in Paradise" series put on by Paradise Farms down in Homestead is something I think everyone living in the Greater Miami area should experience at some point.  Aside from assembling the area's top chefs to create a healthy and sustainable meal, it's an opportunity to get away from the bright lights of the big city and dine alfresco under a starlit sky.  It's also a chance for you to support local community charities Urban Greenworks and Slow Food Miami.  Each Dinner in Paradise begins with some wine and passed hors d'oeuvres which is then followed by a tour of the farm by owner/operator Gabrielle Marewski.  I've been fortunate to attend a few of these dinners and have thoroughly enjoyed each one, especially this one that I attended with my Mum.  This year's lineup was just announced so I thought I'd share it with you and encourage you to "get out into the country" down South for a great meal and unique experience.

Here's this season's lineup:

December 9th "Singles Welcome"
* Ocean Reef Club: Phillipe Reynaud & Jason Stocks
* Loew’s Hotel Miami Beach: Frederic Delaire & Jason Prevatt

January 8th
*Live Vegan Gourmet with Tom Frazier and friends

February 9th "Slow Love"
*Chef Kira Volz, with Broadwings Catering and friends

March 10th
* Essensia at The Palms Hotel & Spa: Julie Frans
* Azul at Mandarin Oriental: Jacob Anaya
* Georgia's Union: Nathan Martin

March 24th "Palm Sunday"
* The Forge: Dewey LoSasso
* Area 31 at Epic: Michael Reidt
* Tuyo at Miami Culinary Institute: Norman Van Aken & Travis Starwalt

April 14th
* Meat Market: Sean Brasel
* 1500 Degrees: Paula DeSilva
* Lido Restaurant at The Standard: Mark Zeitouni

April 28th
* Intercontinental: Alex Feher
* Oak Tavern: David Bracha
* Cecconi’s: Sergio Sigala