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‘Top Chef’ tryouts in Miami


So you think you can cook. Bravo’s Top Chef is holding open casting calls for those interested in competing on the next installment, season 11. Head to Michy’s 10 a.m.-noon Feb. 25 and come ready to impress. You know how picky Tom Colicchio and Padma Lakshmi are. For an application, visit

In other foodie news, the Mourning Family Foundation’s first annual “gourmet getdown,” Wings & Wine, is not to be, organizers said. The fundraiser at The Raleigh was to feature TV chef Bobby Deen and singer Jill Scott next Wednesday, the eve of the Food Network SoBe Wine & Food Fest. No reason given.

Friends of Haiti

Alejandro Ferllen wants to help the best way he knows how — with wine. The owner of Ferllen Winery in Mendoza, Argentina, has joined forces with the Amigos Near Foundation, giving financial support to Haitian earthquake victims. On Saturday night, Ferllen will show off bottles from his Ferllen Winery Special Edition Art Series 2013 at the Paramount Bay, in particular the 2009 Malbec-Cab blend in a cool bottle (the label was designed by fellow countryman, Pablo Contrisciani). William Levy is expected to attend;

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