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South Beach Food & Wine Festival Miami

What we did at the South Beach Wine & Food Festival 2015

Four days, 84 events, 60,000+ attendees, an army of staff, and a small country of volunteers all made their annual decent to South Beach this past weekend, myself included, to revel in the sand, sun, and the sublime of food and wine. A mouthful “The Food Network & Cooking Channel South Beach Wine & Food [...]

James Beard Foundation Food & Drink

2015 James Beard Award Restaurant and Chef Semifinalists Named

The semifinalists for the James Beard Foundation awards were announced today with only two recognitions for South Florida plus eight nods from other areas in Florida. The JBF Awards are the highest honor for food and beverage professionals working in North America; which include all aspects of the industry: chefs, restaurateurs, cookbook authors, food journalists, restaurant [...]

Collaborative Kitchen 2015 Palm Beach Restaurants

The Dinner. Delray Beach’s Garlic Fest Collaborative Kitchen

Delray Beach is steadily emerging as a culinary destination for South Florida food enthusiasts. Delray’s long-time restaurants, 32 East, 50 Ocean, Da Da, and Luna Rosa have set a culinary standard over the years for creativity, inspiration, and food trends. Having partnered with the folks who produce the annual Delray Beach Garlic Fest, we decided to up [...]

greek wine Wine

A New Generation, The Wines of Greece

George Spiliadis, the founder of Cava Spiliadis knows Greek wines better than most sommeliers in the United States. His passion is to bring the “new generation” of fine Greek wines to the United States and Canada. He has identified five of the very best wine producers from Greece and imports them into the United States. What [...]

Champagne Brunch, Ritz Carlton Palm Beach Fort Lauderdale

Brunch Unlimited. South Florida Weekend Brunches Serving Unlimited Mimosas & Bloody Mary’s

Limitless. Unlimited. Bottomless. Endless. Call it what you will. Weekend Brunching is about indulging, endlessly. Many restaurants running up and down the coastline from Palm Beach to South Beach are serving a la carte brunch menus and for an additional $10-$30 you can have your fill of traditional and non-traditional brunch beverages, Champagne, Prosecco, Bloody [...]

chappellet Food & Drink

Chappellet Vineyard and Winery, Pritchard Hill, St. Helena, Napa

Cyril Chappellet of Chappellet Vineyard and Winery was in town last week before heading to Naples for the exclusive winter wine festival, and I was most fortunate to have dinner with him and taste through some of Chappellet’s latest releases. Listening to the story of how Chappellet Vineyard came to be first hand makes the [...]