Miami’s First Annual Fine Chocolate & Food Show
March 05, 2013 | by —LIANA LOZADA | Homepage
Oliver Kita Chocolates, an exhibitor at the first annual Miami Fine Chocolate & Foods Show
The lush promenade at Pinecrest Gardens will transform into a foodie paradise for the first annual Miami Fine Chocolate & Food Show this Saturday and Sunday. More than 80 purveyors will sample small batch chocolates, sweets, and cheeses alongside craft beers, wine, and spirits as local chefs offer tasty demonstrations on the main stage.
Working with instructors from the Miami Culinary Institute, chefs Norman Van Aken, Allen Susser, and Adrianne Calvo will give audiences the know-how to whip up delicious dishes using chocolates and gourmet foods like the ones being sampled at the show. Meanwhile, at the Pairing Pavillion, guests can chat with experts on the latest ways to couple food (including chocolate) and drink. Heartier appetites can visit Restaurant Row, where more than 50 South Florida restaurants will dole out their best small bites, and shoppers can pick up artisanal food gifts like olive oils, cheeses, spices, and charcuterie in the Gourmet Grove.
Tickets to the inaugural Miami Fine Chocolate & Food Show are $35 in advance and $40 at the door. Each ticket is good for 15 samples from the event’s various tasting areas. 11000 S.W. 57th Ave. (Red Road), Pinecrest
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