Downtown Orlando Food & Wine Fest Pictures
Date / Time: Saturday, February 21 (noon to 9 p.m.) and Sunday, February 22, 2014 (noon to 7 p.m.)
Location: Located in the heart of downtown Orlando at Lake Eola along Robinson Street
Tickets: Ticket information coming soon including the return of last year’s SOLD OUT Wine Taster’s Club Lanyard!
Burger Bar - Palm Beach Gardens, Doanld Ross Road
Since I can't eat on an empty stomach, for starters we tried the Cucumber-Basil Martini - delicious and refreshing . The Lobster Mac-n-Cheese appetizer FULL STORY AND LINKS, CLICK HERE
South Florida Fair Returns To The Fairgrounds Jan 16th - Feb 1st
South Florida Fair Turns to the Excitement of Las Vegas in 2015
Cirque Du Soleil - Amaluna
Singer Island's, 3800 Ocean to Host Exclusive Truffle Dinner and Prunotto Tasting by Marchesi Antinori Wines
Reception Hors d’ Oeuvres
Crispy Oysters, Truffle Crème Fraiche Truffle and Artichoke Arancini,
Arugula Pesto Mini Tartlets of Truffle Ricotta, Tomato Jam, Toffee Pistachio
Prunotto, Roero Arneis 2012
At the Table
Truffle Stuffed New England Day Boat Scallop
Parsnip and Lobster Butter
Prunotto, Roero Arneis 2012
Truffle Studded “Torchon” of Foie Gras
Chestnut- Fennel Compote, Saba, Grilled Country Bread, Fleur de Sel
Prunotto, Barbera d’Alba, Pian Romualdo 2011 Swank Farms Truffle Heirloom Tomato Salad and Chilled Soup
Peekytoe Crab, Wild Arugula, Guanciale “Croutons,”Bochetto al Tartuffo
Prunotto, Nebbiolo d'Alba, 'Occhetti' 2010
Pancetta Wrapped Roulade of Rabbit Loin and White Alba Truffle Risotto
Chanterelles, Robiolo, Swank Baby Escarole
Prunotto, Barbaresco 2011
Prunotto, Barbaresco, Bric Turot 2008
Truffle Roasted Rack and Braised Leg of Domestic Lamb
Anson Mills Polenta, Roasted Baby Carrots, Local Kale, Minted English Pea
Prunotto, Barolo 2009
Prunotto Moscato d’Asti 2013
Palm Beach Crab Cake Cook-Off, 2014
Plan on a spectacular weekend in Boca Raton at an amazing Culinary Affair on November 14, 15 and 16, 2014.
On Friday night join us for an exclusive VIP Dinner Under The Stars. It’s about atmosphere. It’s about food. It’s about wine. And now, these South Florida Chefs are bringing their culinary talents to your table. Friday evening will include a four-course dinner prepared to please your palate as you are introduced toperfectly paired wines by the Festival Sommelier. Guests will choose the region of their choice for the evening; American and Italian. After your culinary experience, you’ll make your way through The Vineyard, IKEA KItchen Alley, Sensory Garden, Organic Village, Spirits and Craft Beer Villages, Farmers Market, BBQ Village, and Retail Business Bazaar for shopping. Then, you'll head to the Main Entertainment Stage and IKEA Lounge for Dancing.
Visit www.bocaratonwineandfoodfestival.com for all the delectable details and tickets.
NEW this year is the Retail Wine Store to purchase your favorite wines! Sponsored by:
Lord Balfour, South Beach Review
Review of Lord Balfour Hotel South BeachThis is a newly refurbed boutique hotel on the south end of SoBe. It is within walking distance to Nikki Beach, Story Nightclub, Joe's Stone Crab and dozens of restaurants, bars and shopping and night life along Ocean Drive, perfect location! The famed South Beach 'beach' is across the street. Excellent place to stay! http://www.lordbalfourmiami.com located at 350 Ocean Dr., Miami Beach, FL 33139. Phone: (305) 673-0401
Jupiter Beach Food & Wine Festival
Also included were a fine a variety of libations Premier Beverage, Leblon Natural Cane Cachaca, Oceana Coffee,Titos Handmade Vodka, Coppola, Carey Chen, Yellow Tail, Wine Hooch, Guanabanas and so many more...
The Friends of Jupiter Beach,along with C3 Consulting, Harbourside Place, Braman Motorcars, KOOL 105.5, Localdines, FPL, Juno Beach Animal Hospital and a host of additnioal sponsors, presented another successful sold out event under the Indian Town Bridge. The food samplings were tasty and pleniful as well as the fine wines and liquors.
100% of the proceeds support Friends of Jupiter Beach. Founded in 1994, Friends of Jupiter Beach (FJB) is a grassroots, volunteer-driven nonprofit community service organization that works to keep Jupiter Beach clean and dog-friendly. Since the group began recording garbage weight in 2006, it’s collected and saved more than 45,000 lbs. of garbage and recyclables from Jupiter Beach. For more information, including how to participate in our monthly beach cleanups, visit us at: www.friendsofjupiterbeach.com
Click HERE to see all of our pics from the festival. Follow the organization on Facebook or their web site. Look for this event to return next year, they'd love to have you.
MAX’S SOCIAL HOUSE TO OPEN IN DELRAY JANUARY 13TH “SOHO” to feature craft food and spirits at site of the former Falcon House
Palm Beach Food & Wine Festival, Dec 11-14, 2014
WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP BBQ OPENS IN DELRAY
Executive Chef and Pitmaster Bryan Tyrell is formerly of the famed Oklahoma Joe's in Kansas City, Mo. (Anthony Bourdain named it “One of the 13 places to eat before you die”); and Bodean's BBQ in London. Tyrell is an original member of Kansas City’s Slaughterhouse Five, and is a member of the two-time American Royal Grand Champion team in the World Series of BBQ.
“Bryan Tyrell is not only the most experienced and successful competitive BBQ Pitmaster living in South Florida, but likely the entire state,” said Kennedy. “We’re thrilled he has brought his award-winning talents to Atlantic Avenue.”
Legacy Place Food & Wine Festival
Stuart Airshow Pictorial
Life In Color - Miami, Sun Life Stadium Dec 26 and Dec 27, 2014
The Worlds Largest Paint Party was this weekend. Sun Life Stadium in Miami, FL hosted a 2-day, 3 stage festival. DJs like Kaskade and Diplohelped the stadium bring in over 60.000 fans. Life in Color turned small paint parties into a thing of the past by creating a bigger and better venue. There were huge stages on both ends of the venue with one small (local) stage in between and… an awesome lit up ferris wheel for the people who were patient enough to wait in the line.
At the paint factory stage we saw a few different genres of dance music by DJs Caked Up, Madeon, Dvbbs, Bingo Players, Bro Safari, and Adventure Club. The highlight of the stage was most definitely seen during Diplo’s set (an american DJ, music producer, rapper, and songwriter). On the other side of the festival, at the downtown stage, we experienced a more bass filled party with Borgeous, The Chainsmokers, Carnage, Headhunterz, and my favorites-Borgore, Kaskade, and Juicy J (an american rapper and record producer). The main stages were extravagant- covered in lights and shooting out fireworks- helping to add to the effects of the paint blasts. The small local stage and the even smaller local tent didn’t gain much attention, maybe due to the fact that there weren’t as many lights or as much excitement around them.
The first night, the weather wasn’t perfect but the drizzling rain didn’t phase the energetic, young crowd. The second day we participated in a “paint blast” count down, but by then everyone was already covered in paint, the crowd went crazy for the gallons of pink and green slime-like paint. Luckily, the venue was large, giving the fans space to take a break from the thickness of the crowd, and the mud that the paint and the rain created. Over all, Life in Color was not a let down, the paint cannons and all of the fans created a like-no-other experience. I look forward to the next festival!
Comment from one of the many fans - "Crazy! Fun! Adrenaline pumping ride! Super cool songs, bumping bass, raging crowd and jaw dropping fun! Very few concerts in the world offer the fun and interactivity of life in color. If you like dance or electronic music in any way this is a must see event. This was my second time going and I will go again!"
PALM BEACH FOOD & WINE FESTIVAL RETURNS TO COVETED ISLAND DESTINATION ON DEC. 11- 14 FOR AN INTIMATE FOUR-DAY CULINARY AFFAIR
The four-day festival kicks off Thursday, December 11, with two collaborative dinners held at Palm Beach’s most popular restaurants, Buccan and PB CATCH Seafood & Raw Bar. Over the following three days, guests can take part in an official kick off party at The Breakers Palm Beach and a bevy of fun tasting events: the annual Chillin’ N Grillin’, three industry panel discussions, Street Food competition featuring Palm Beach versus Miami chefs and two children's cooking demonstrations, all held throughout one of the most idyllic destination settings in the world. Talent highlighted throughout the festival includes: Daniel Boulud, Robert Irvine, Marc Murphy, Elizabeth Falkner, Jeff Mauro, Ken Oringer, Virginia Willis, Anita Lo and Gabrielle Hamilton, with local favorites Clay Conley, Darryl Moiles, Lindsay Autry, Aaron Black and many more.
This gourmet getaway is part of Four Seasons Hotels Food & Wine Festivals, a new collection in which Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts is working with community partners to spotlight annual food festivals that offer one-of-a-kind experiences for consumers to indulge their culinary fantasies, which also includes festivals in Hualalai and Bangkok.
Palm Beach Food & Wine Festival 2014 event highlights include:
The Butcher Block is a warm and friendly restaurantlocated at 7000 W Camino Real, Boca Raton, FL 33433 - (561) 409-3035. The hostess, manager and wait-staff were pleasant, courteous and attentive. You can't help but enjoy that part of it. To start, the generous cocktails, martinis and wine list are priced nicely to go along with the great food.
John Savarese (formerly of the Flagler Steak House at the Breakers in Palm Beach) is the new head chef running the kitchen. We were offered a fine sampling of many of the new menu items. The Polenta & Crab Wonton with roasted red pepper truffle butter appetizer was delicious and flavorful. Then the Fried Green Tomatoes (arugula, radicchio, roasted red peppers,goat cheese and more) were perfectly prepared. Mom's Meatball and the Beef and Veal Bolognaise with whipped Ricotta was a meal in itself. But wait, there's more... Out comes the lemon spiked farro, shiitake mushroom Pan Roasted Salmon - mouth watering, seared and medium rare - perfect... After a short break to relax, out comes the Braised Short Rib in a cauliflower puree, braised fennel, roasted for 3.5 hours, in a chicken stock, lemon grass, garlic and other seasonings, it melted in our mouth.
I've been here before so I could not help but notice some very recent improvements around the bar area now with a new full cover awning canvas and improved lighting. So, they are clearly in the process of making some changes which will clearly add to the overall enjoyment of the dining experience. They also offer a great happy hour and lunch menu. Give them a try, I think you'll be pleased. Go to www.butcherblockgrill.com for menu and other details.
Butcher Block Grill - Boca Raton
NASCAR Ford Eco-Boost 400 - 2014 SFFP Photo Gallery
Includes Jason Aldean concert, close up of drivers, fans and of course, the race itself. Homestead Miami Speedway on a picture perfect day.
Palm Beach Crab Cake Cook-Off Nov 2014This mouth-watering premiere charitable event awards the Top Chef and Restaurant/Caterer judged to craft the finest crab cake in the Palm Beaches! Attracting a prestigious and fun crowd of foodies, you can’t miss this high-profile and popular cook-off, wine and beer tasting and CrabFabulous auction that is the most anticipated event of every fall season!
Your participation is Changing the Odds for Kids living with poverty, trauma, abuse, and neglect so they have their best shot at a healthy and successful life!Join in the Fun and Eat Crab for a Cause! 2014 Crab Cake Cook-Off Tickets include entry to the Crab Cake Cook-Off, Wine and Beer Tasting, Entertainment, Bling Bar and CrabFabulous Auction! Price - $55.00 per Ticket, Couple Tickets - $100 a pair
2014 VIP Crab Trap Package Ticket includes the Crabs and Crowns Cocktail Kickoff and Crab Cake Cook-Off, Wine and Beer Tasting, Entertainment, Bling Bar, CrabFabulous Auction, Entry to THE SANDY JAMES VIP Crab Trap, Early Entry to View Judging, and Your Name in the Pool for VIP Judge, Drawn at Kickoff. Price - $95.00 per Ticket
NASCAR Ford 400 - 2014
EAT, DRINK AND VOTE on your favorite grill recipe. SEEK celebrity autographs & COMPETE in the corn hole competition.
Miami Dolphins Cheerleaders are around for signings & giveaways. Stop by our charity exhibits and bid on auction items to “Feed the Needs of Kids in Crisis” Join the competition and gamesmanship in the Cornhole Stadium. The TOP 16 cornhole scores team-up with Dolphins legends for a Grill-Off Cornhole Playoff & Championship! See the Opening Ceremonies, Award Ceremonies & listen to live music at the Cornhole Stadium main stage. MC radio personalities Finsider’s Jesse Agler and “Footy” from Y-100 fame add the play-by-play and color commentary & theatrics. to win the People’s Choice Award.
Watch our 2 huge jumbotron video screens for event highlights, updates, Grill-Off scores & current football games action.
See more at: http://gridirongriller.com/grand-grill-off/#sthash.RLwzVKDN.dpuf
Offerdahl's Gridiron Griller, Nov 8th
Stuart Air Show Returned To Witham Field Oct 31 to Nov 2
The Stuart Air Show has become the largest event on the Treasure Coast.With the nation’s top aviation performers featured, this highly anticipated annual event provides fun for the whole family.The Stuart Air Show proudly supports the community. Benefiting non-profit organizations include: The Road to Victory Military Museum, Martin County Community Foundation, Special Olympics, ARC of Martin County, Experimental Aircraft Association, Civil Air Patrol, Boy Scouts of America, and many other deserving community charities.
Resorts World Bimini Fast Boat & Casino
RESORTS WORLD BIMINI
The Resorts World Bimini experience starts in Miami aboard Bimini SuperFast, a 32,000 ton entertainment and casino cruise ship that sails round-‐trip between Miami and Bimini Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. ENTIRE ANNOUNCEMENT
The Richmond - Miami Beach's Friendliest Hotel *** Directly on the Ocean in South Beach!DIRECTLY ON THE OCEAN IN SOUTH BEACH The Richmond is a small Superior First Class Hotel located in the heart of Miami Beach's Art Deco District. It is directly on the Ocean in exciting South Beach with excellent facilities and service. It is the last of Miami Beach's family owned hotels to be operated by its original family. The hotel has been completely restored and is a very unique and special place to spend your visit in Miami Beach. We are just a short 20 minute drive from Miami International Airport (and just 35 minutes from Fort Lauderdale International Airport). Express Bus Service is available every half hour from the Airport via the “Airport Flyer” to our hotel at a cost of $2.35. Taxi service is also available at a flat rate of $32.00 We are situated on the palm tree-lined streets of South Beach with the Miami Beach Convention Center, the Jackie Gleason Fillmore Theatre, Ocean Drive and Lincoln Road restaurants and world class shopping, all within easy walking distance.
Richmond Hotel, South Beach, 1757 Collins Avenue, Directly on the Ocean, MIAMI BEACH, FLORIDA, 33139, USA
Richmond Hotel Web Site, Phone 305.538.2331 1.855.MBRESORT (1.855.627.3767)