My heart breaks for the people in New Jersey, New York and others devastated and harshly affected due to Hurricane Sandy. Every time you turn on the TV you see images of people standing in lines waiting for their rationed allotment of gas and now the clean up, the bulldozing. Heartbreaking. Absolutely heartbreaking. South Florida has a kinship with the people affected as they are our snowbirds; and “kin” sticks together…no matter what. So the dynamic group behind Cobaya Miami, the food-edgy underground dining group has partnered with Andrew Carmellini of The Dutch at W South Beach Hotel & Residences and The Dutch New York City for an unforgettable evening of food, drink and revelry all in the name of “kin”.
Cobaya Miami is co-hosting the culinary star-studded event that will bring together some of the region’s most notable chefs including Antonio Bachour (J&G Grill), Michelle Bernstein (Michy’s), Aaron Brooks (Edge Steak), Jeremiah Bullfrog (gastroPod and the upcoming Freehand), Richard Gras (J&G Grill), Brad Kilgore (Exit 1) and Andrew Zimmern’s AZ Canteen joined by The Dutch’s culinary team, chef de cuisine Conor Hanlon, pastry chef Josh Gripper and head bartender Rob Ferrara. Guests can expect signature dishes and chef favorites for each course, expertly paired with wine and cocktails. The evening starts at 7:00 p.m. with cocktails by BarLab and canapés in the lush Grove at W South Beach followed by dinner on The Terrace at The Dutch. This fundraiser culinary event is $250 per person all-inclusive. ALL PROCEEDS from the dinner and silent auction will go directly to NYC Food Flood, a fund started by Carmellini and fellow New York chefs, Marco Canora, Seamus Mullen and George Mendes, joining efforts to generate funds directed to relief efforts in their own backyard. You can follow NYC Food Flood on twitter @NYCFoodFlood.
Cobaya Miami has a block of tickets that they are taking requests for and will conduct a lottery this Friday November 9, 2012 to fill available spots.
To request seats, please email your request to firstname.lastname@example.org and specify how many spots you would like. A lottery to fill the available spots will take place this Friday, November 9, 2012. You will need to book your seats via PayPal by Monday November 12; a link will be available on Cobaya Miami.
In addition to the cocktail reception and dinner Cobaya Miami encourages all to come ready to bid on some fantastic items for the silent auction, which will feature an array of items from hotel stays and spa days to autographed cookbooks and dinner certificates. Cobaya Miami also will be contributing four guaranteed seats for a future Cobaya dinner to the auction.
The Dutch is located inside W South Beach Hotel & Residences, 2201 Collins Avenue, in Miami Beach, Florida, 33139.