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Educate Tomorrow’s Wine Tasting & Silent Auction tonight at Briza on the Bay


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Educate Tomorrow, an international nonprofit organization based in South Florida, will host its 10th anniversary Wine Tasting & Silent Auction from 6 to 9 p.m. today at Briza on the Bay, 1717 N. Bayshore Dr., Miami. Proceeds will support Educate Tomorrow’s mission of creating independence for foster youth and other disadvantaged youth through education, mentoring and life skills training.

The auction will feature sports tickets, cruises, spa packages and rare wines.

Tickets are $50 and can be purchased online at For more information, call 305-374-3751.

Menu changes

• Duffy’s Sports Grill has included more “Healthy Options” items on its menu, bringing the total to 23 dishes containing less than 580 calories.The new dishes, available at all Duffy’s locations, includes chicken tortilla soup, Chinese chicken salad, small Napa Valley salad, grilled chicken wrap, pasta Primavera and chicken breasts with pineapple salsa and Greek yogurt cheesecake.

• Essensia Restaurant, located at The Palms Hotel & Spa, 3025 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, launches seasonal dinner menus using locally sourced produce, meats and sustainable seafood.

Dishes include Gulf-Caught Corvina Tiradito, Mamey Caprese, Glass Noodle Salad with shrimp, grass-fed filet mignon with polenta and 3 Bean Chipotle Ragout. For reservations, call 305-908-5458 or visit

Briefly Noted

Noble House Hotels & Resort and Little Palm Island Resort & Spa, 28500 Overseas Hwy., Little Torch Key, has appointed Rolando “Roly” Cruz-Taura as executive chef to The Dining Room. Cruz-Taura most recently held the executive chef position at the Biltmore.

Compiled by Food Editor Kathy Martin. Send news to by noon Monday for consideration in next week’s column.

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