Food & Wine Calendar


Bourbon Steak at Fairmont Turnberry Isle:

19999 W. Country Club Dr., Aventura. 786-279-6600 or

*Wine Travels:

Sommelier Justin Hall chooses wines from the restaurant’s extensive menu of more than 1,000 selections and provides interactive demos to help guests discover new favorites at tasting with butter truffle popcorn; 6-6:30 p.m. (also 6-6:30 p.m. Fridays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays); $20.

*Raise Your Spirits:

Offers half-price signature cocktails, reduced-price appetizers and Michael Mina’s “Bar Burgers” plus free butter-truffle popcorn; 5-8 p.m. (also 5-8 p.m. Fridays and Mondays-Wednesdays), through Dec. 30.

Burger & Beer Joint Cinco de Mayo:

Features an outdoor food station complete with flat-top grills serving 4-ounce Mexican-inspired burgers for $6. Drink specials include $7 margaritas and mojitos; five bottles of Corona, Corona Light or Modelo for $20 and $2 Jose Cuervo Jello Shots; 6 p.m.-midnight; Mary Brickell Village, 900 S. Miami Ave., Suite 130, Miami. 305-523-2244.

Café Sambal Indian Nights:

Live entertainment by a sitar player, Indian décor and a special family-style menu prepared by guest chef Jayaseelan Mariadoss that fuses native fare of all regions of India; 6-11 p.m., Mandarin Oriental, 500 Brickell Key Dr., Brickell Key; $45, $22.50 kids, reservations recommended. 305-913-8358 or

Cafeina Wynwood Lounge Cinco de Mayo:

Features shot specials, “mysterious villa’’ with Day of the Dead décor, marigolds, candles and music by local DJs A-Train and Mia Moretti. Outdoor space features live music by Suenalo and Spam All Stars; 8 p.m., 297 NW 23rd St., Miami. 305-438-0792.

Cantina Beach Cinco de Mayo Fiesta:

Features free bites of freshly prepared guacamole, live music, free Mar Azul samples of exotic tequila flavors and $10 Mar Azul margaritas. Chef Andres Parlanges of Chiapas pays homage to his homeland with an authentic Puebla dish, Tacos Arabes; 7-10 p.m., The Ritz-Carlton, Key Biscayne, 455 Grand Bay Dr., Key Biscayne. 305-365-4286.

Cinco de Mayo on the River:

Third annual riverside fiesta features nachos, tacos, tequila shots, beers and margaritas; mechanical bull rides; free giveaways and music by Miguel G; 5 p.m., Finnegan’s River, 401 SW Third Ave., Miami; $5. 305-285-3030.

Food News and Views:

Christian Plotczyk, corporate chef of Rosa Mexicano, celebrates Cinco de Mayo with host Linda Gassenheimer plus Fred Tasker with wine tips on WLRN-FM (91.3); 1:30-2 p.m. 800-743-9576.

Jackson Memorial Foundation Green Market:

9 a.m.-4 p.m., Alamo Park,1611 NW 12th Ave., inside the Jackson Memorial Hospital Campus, Miami. 305-531-0038 or

Largo Bar & Grill’s Cinco de Mayo Miami Fiesta:

Features Mexican food specials, Tequila Me Crazy shots and margaritas, $20 beer buckets and DJ and mariachis; 6 p.m., Bayside Marketplace, 401 Biscayne Blvd., Downtown Miami. 305-814-5820.

Mother’s Day Brunch Class:

Students 18 and up can take class with chef Jeannette Stephan-Ozga of Biltmore Culinary Academy; 10 a.m.-1 p.m., The Biltmore, 1200 Anastasia Ave., Coral Gables; $110 (includes meal), registration required.

National Mom’s Nite Out:



Mexican-themed event features cooking demos, tapas, margaritas, strolling mariachi band, networking, style presentations and shopping incentives. Shannon Hori, Emmy Award-winning news anchor of WFOR-CBS 4, serves as special guest host; 6:30-8:30 p.m., Dadeland Mall, 7535 North Kendall Dr., Kendall. 305-665-6226.


Moms can pamper themselves and indulge in food and wine tastings, social networking, fun interactive activities, style presentations and shopping incentives; 7-8:30 p.m., Town Center at Boca Raton, 6000 Glades Rd., Boca Raton. 561-368-6000.

Oyster Bar and Ceviches-Sparkling Cocktail Hour:

Three glasses of any combination or each of wine, cocktails or beers with wine educator Barry Alberts. Includes fresh ceviches and oyster bar; 6-9 p.m., Jaguar Ceviche Spoon Bar & Latam Grill, 3067 Grand Ave., Coconut Grove; $20. 305-444-0216.

Rosa Mexicano Festival de Cinco de Mayo:

Ninth annual event features launch of “French Margarita,” inspired by the Mexican army’s 1862 victory over France during the French-Mexican War and a special holiday menu with Mexican specialties and live music; 11:30 a.m.


A DJ performs 6 p.m.-midnight; 1111 Lincoln Rd., South Beach. 305-695-1005.


Starting at 4 p.m., a Mexican-style street festival offers bar specials; food stations with the restaurant’s signature guacamole en molcajete served with perfectly crisp chips and tacos and a cart with house-made ice creams and sorbets. A DJ performs 5 p.m.-midnight and a mariachi band performs 6 p.m.-midnight; Mary Brickell Village, 900 S. Miami Ave., Miami. 786-424-1001.

SOBE Local Food Tour:

Walking tour includes tastings at five to seven stops; noon -2:30 p.m. (also Friday, Saturday and Wednesday and 6-8:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday). Meeting place disclosed with booking confirmation; $59, reservations required. 855-642-3663 or

Top 5 @ 5 Wine Tasting:

Sample up to five carefully picked wines; 5-7 p.m., Whole Foods Market, 810 University Dr., Coral Springs; free. 954-753-8000 or

Wine Depot & Bistro 555 Wine Sale:

Features more than 400 wines and offers one of the world’s best selections of wines at the lowest prices, with up to half off a large selection; daily through Saturday; 555 Jefferson Ave., Miami Beach. 305-672-6161.

FRIDAY, May 6 California Cult Cabernet Sauvignon Tasting:

Features some of the Napa Valley elite, including Screaming Eagle, Harlan Estate, Colgin Herb Lamb and Sloan and Schrader. Wine Watch Catering creates a special menu to accompany the wines. Event is limited to 16 people; 7 p.m., Wine Watch; 901 Progresso Dr., Fort Lauderdale; $495, reservations required. 954-523-9463 or

Cocktails for a Cause:

Morton’s The Steakhouse celebrates 10th anniversary of Making Strides Against Breast Cancer in Boca Raton. Features the restaurant’s signature hors d’oeuvres paired with fine cocktails made and served by celebrity guest bartenders. A portion of proceeds and 100 percent of all tips collected by the guest bartenders benefit the American Cancer Society of Boca Raton; 7-9 p.m., Morton’s The Steakhouse, 5050 Town Center Cir., Boca Raton; $25, reservations required. Call Gina Campbell at 561-392-7724 or e-mail for more information.

Coconut Grove Food, Wine & Music Festival:

Florida Marlins Community Foundation hosts spring festival that transforms the town into a food and wine lover’s paradise with specialty food items, culinary events, parties and live musical entertainment and Kid’s Corner to benefit Epilepsy Foundation of Florida. Launch party is Friday with main festival on Saturday; $125 VIP (includes admission to a VIP lounge with open bar provided by National Republic 6:30-9:30 p.m., unlimited food and wine tastings, free wine glass, VIP gift bag and admission to Charity Casino Night with Silent Auction on

Friday and After Party on Saturday), $60 (includes a free wine glass and unlimited food and wine tastings 6:30-9:30 p.m.), free for kids.

*Launch Party & Charity Casino Night with Silent Auction:

Join for a fun-filled evening with Marlins Alumni and friends and indulge in free wine and appetizers. Meet and greet marine artist Carey Chen and have him autograph an official Coconut Grove Food, Wine & Music Festival poster; 8-11 p.m. Friday, The Grove Isle Hotel & Spa, 4 Grove Isle Dr., Coconut Grove; $40 (includes a $10 chip to play).

Main Festival:

Showcases many international wines and spirits with food samples from Miami chefs; 4-9:30 p.m. Saturady Saint Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 2750 McFarlane Rd., Coconut Grove.

After Party

on Saturday with free cocktail hour 10-11 p.m. and dancing 10 p.m.-3 a.m., at T he Grove Spot, 3324 Virginia St., Coconut Grove.

Friday Night Blues & Brews:

Live blues by Midnite Mike, single beers starting at $1.49, glasses of wine for $3.99 and a variety of freshly brewed coffee drinks at Allegro Coffee Bar; 7-9 p.m., Whole Foods Market, 810 University Dr., Coral Springs; free admission. 954-753-8000 or

The Friday Night Wine Tasting Series:

With wine educator Barry Alberts; 7-9:30 p.m., Panorama Restaurant & Sky Lounge at the Sonesta Bayfront Hotel, 2889 McFarlane Rd., Coconut Grove; $15. 305-793-3120.

Riedel Wine Glass Tasting:

Guests sample four different wines from Chateau Ste. Michelle to explore the effect the shape of the glass has on the taste of the wine plus taste the restaurant’s hors d’oeuvres. All guests receive a four-piece Riedel wine glass set valued at $116. The event also features a silent auction with 100 percent of the proceeds going to Birdies for the Brave, a national military outreach initiative supported by the PGA Tour and dedicated to supporting members of U.S. Armed Forces and their families; 6-7:30 p.m., Morton’s The Steakhouse, 500 E. Broward Blvd., Fort Lauderdale; $95, reservations required. 954-467-9720 or

Roots in the City Farmer’s Market:

1-4 p.m. (also Wednesdays), through May 27; at the corner of Northwest Second Avenue and 10th Street, Miami. Call Maggi Pons at 305-772-3229 or go to for more information.

Soyka Friday Nights:

Live jazz with bassist Don Wilner and pianist Howie Schneider. Full drink and dinner menu available until close; 10 p.m.-midnight; Soyka, 5556 NE Fourth Ct., Biscayne Corridor; no cover. 305-759-3117 or

Tokyo Blue Sushi & Saki Friday Nights:

Get a free sushi roll with the purchase of a $5 saki at the Blue Glass Bar; 5-8 p.m., Ocean Manor Beach Resort, 4040 Galt Ocean Dr., Fort Lauderdale. 954-566-2122 or

Vintage Liquor & Wine Bar Wine Tasting & Art Auction:

Features works by local artist Vincent Hererra (Bad Panda). Ticket and art auction proceeds benefit Liga Conta el Cancer that provides cancer treatment to those who are unable to seek treatment due to lack of health insurance or finances. For ages 21 and up; 7-9:30 p.m., 3301 NE First Ave., Suite 105, Miami; $20. 305-514-0307.

SATURDAY, May 7 Ayesha’s Kitchen Classes:

Indian cooking classes; 9105 SW 115th Ter., Kendall; $75 per class (includes lunch and copies of the featured recipes), registration required. 305-254-0693 or or

*Traditional Vegetarian Fare:

11 a.m.-2 p.m.,

All About Indian Breads:

5-8 p.m.

Casa D’Angelo Wine Tasting:

Free tasting of three favorite everyday wines; 1-4 p.m., 1201 N. Federal Hwy., Fort Lauderdale; free. 954-416-1234 or

Crawfish Boil:

Louisiana State University South Florida Alumni Chapter hosts its annual event for all LSU alumni, LSU fans and fans of Louisiana cuisine. Features boiled crawfish, gumbo, jambalaya, red beans and rice, corn, roasted pig, Abita Beer, sodas and desserts. Also includes live music and crawfish races for kids. Benefits LSU South Florida Alumni Association Scholarship Fund; 1 p.m., Tropical Park, 7900 SW 40th St., Pavilion 12, Miami; $45, $35 in advance (those purchasing in advance can make checks payable to LSU South Florida Alumni Association and mail payment to Kevin Polk, 2488 Inagua Ave., Miami, FL 33133), free for kids 12 and under.

Feast on the Farm:

Fertile Earth Foundation, a local nonprofit organization that creates and implements environmentally-focused projects and initiatives that enrich the local community, hosts a four-course organic, gourmet vegetarian dinner prepared by local chefs, including Ken Blue and Renate Wallner of Hippocrates Health Institute in West Palm Beach, Dionette Kalkhofer of the former Om Garden in Miami and Micah Edelstein, former “Top Chef” contestant and chef and owner of neMesis Green Urban Bistro in Miami. A live auction of spa, restaurant and hotel packages immediately follow the dinner. Benefits various Fertile Earth Foundation projects and initiatives; 6-10 p.m., Paradise Farms, 19801 SW 320th St., Homestead; $125, advance ticket purchase required (tickets will not be sold at the event). or

Fort Lauderdale Centennial Fish Fry:

Features dinner with two drinks, music, games, kids’ activities and raffle prizes; 4:30-8 p.m., Fort Lauderdale History Center, 219 SW Second Ave., Fort Lauderdale; $25, $20 in advance, $10 kids 7 and up, free for kids 6 and under. 954-463-4431, ext. 12 or

Gourmet Food Trucks at Haulover Park’s Bill Bird Marina:

Participating food trucks, including Jefe’s Original Taco and Burgers, Miso Hungry, Divan Bakery, Wrapidito Yum and Rolling Stove offer a variety of foods for purchase; 11 a.m. to sundown (also Sundays); 10800 Collins Ave., Haulover. 305-947-3525.

Homestead Cinco de Mayo Festival:

Features jalapeño and taco-eating contests, traditional Mariachi music, folkloric dancers and Tejano music bands. Learn how to make tortillas and piñatas in the “Aprende Plaza.” Vendors offer Mexican food, fresh vegetables and fruits, traditional Mexican drinks and pan dulce. Special performance by Jon Secada, two-time Grammy award-winner; noon-10 p.m., Homestead Main Street, 41 N. Krome Ave., Homestead; free. 305-323-6564.

Miramar Green Market:

9 a.m.-3 p.m., Miramar Square, southeast corner of Flamingo Road and Miramar Parkway, Miramar. 866-WDI-1230.

Mother’s Day Style Retreat:

The Craig Zinn Automotive Group’s Lexus of North Miami hosts the second annual event that features mimosas and tasty bites plus fashion and boutique vendors, live music, kids’ activities and entertainment. All moms receive a gift upon entry and may enter a drawing to win beauty product gift baskets and babysitting services. Sale proceeds benefit Community Partnership for the Homeless, a nonprofit organization that operates as a public-private partnership with Miami-Dade County Homeless Trust to help homeless families and individuals to regain their self-sufficiency; 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Lexus of North Miami, 14100 Biscayne Blvd., North Miami; free, reservations required. 954-527-3334, ext. 309 or

Normandy Village Marketplace:

9 a.m.-5 p.m., in the 900 block of 71st Street at the Normandy Isle Fou

ntain, along the Rue Vendome North Beach, Miami Beach. 305-531-0038 or or

Redland Fruit and Spice Park Classes:

24801 SW 187th Ave., Redland. 305-247-5727 or

*Thai Fruit Carving:

9 a.m.-noon; $25;

Edible Wild Plants:

With Chris Rollins, Redland Fruit and Spice Park manager; 10 a.m.-noon; $25.

Riverwalk Trust Urban Market:

8 a.m.-1 p.m., 227 SW Second Ave. in the Historic District, Fort Lauderdale. 954-298-5607 or

South Miami Farmer’s Market:

9 a.m.-2 p.m., in front of South Miami City Hall, 6130 Sunset Dr., South Miami. 305-663-6340 or

Weekend Wine and Cheese Samplings:

Learn about the flavors, textures and how to make the perfect pairings; noon-3 p.m., Whole Foods Market, 11701 S. Dixie Hwy., Pinecrest; free. 305-971-0900 or

Yellow Green Farmer’s Market:

8 a.m.-4 p.m. (also Sundays), 1940 N. 30th Rd., Hollywood (off Taft Street next to I-95, accessible via Tri-Rail, bus, car or bicycle). 954-513-3990 or

SUNDAY, May 8 All About Indian Breads:

Indian cooking class; noon-3 p.m., Ayesha’s Kitchen, 9105 SW 115th Ter., Kendall; $75 (includes lunch and copies of the featured recipes), registration required. 305-254-0693 or or

Mary Brickell Village Sunday Market:

10 a.m.-4 p.m., Mary Brickell Village, 900 S. Miami Ave., Miami. 305-531-0038 or

El Carajo International Sunday Wine Tasting Series:

Join wine educator Barry Alberts and taste a diverse range of reds, whites and sparklings; 4-6 p.m., El Carajo International Tapas & Wines, 2465 SW 17th Ave., Miami; $10. 305-793-3120.

Lincoln Road Farmer’s Market:

9 a.m.-6:30 p.m., Lincoln Road, between Meridian Avenue and Washington Avenue, Miami Beach. 305-531-0038 or or

Pinecrest Gardens Farmer’s Market:

9 a.m.-2 p.m., through May 29; 11000 Red Rd., Pinecrest. 305-669-6990 or

Punch Brunch Pool Party:

Features $20 fixed-price brunch and the hippest after-the-beach poolside party around. Punch bowl specials include large bowl for $40 and extra large bowl for $50; 11 a.m.-4 p.m. (pool party starts at 3 p.m.); Cha Cha Rooster at Lords South Beach, 1120 Collins Ave., Miami Beach. 305-455-2231 or

MONDAY, May 9 Food and Wine Talk WSFG:

John Geber, owner of Chateau Tanunda Wines in Australia, joins hosts Carole Kotkin and Simone Diament 11 a.m.-noon on

Jeremiah’s Choice:

Class with chef Jeremiah Clauser of Biltmore Culinary Academy. Students must be 18 and up; 6:30-9:30 p.m., The Biltmore, 1200 Anastasia Ave., Coral Gables; $110 (includes meal), registration required.

TUESDAY, May 10 Barry University Green Market:

9 a.m.-3 p.m., Northeast 115th Street and NE Second Avenue, Miami Shores. 305-531-0038 or or

WEDNESDAY, May 11 Gulfstream Green Market:

4-9 p.m., The Village at Gulfstream Park, 501 S. Federal Hwy., Champions Plaza, Hallandale Beach. 305-531-0038 or

University of Miami Farmer’s Market:

9 a.m.-2 p.m., University of Miami Main Campus, Stanford Drive and U.S. 1, west of the Student Center, Coral Gables. 305-531-0038 or or

Wednesday Wine & Movie Night:

Wine tasting series hosted by wine educator Barry Alberts followed by a classic or foreign film shown in the adjacent Prestige Audi Private Screening Room (or choose any first-run films in one of the Paragon’s 13 auditoriums for $5); 6:30-8:30 p.m.(tasting) and 8:30 p.m. (screening); Paragon Theater at Backlot Wine Bar & Lounge, 3015 Grand Ave., third floor, Cocowalk, Coconut Grove; $15 (includes appetizers), $2 parking. 305-793-3120.

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