TasteBy: Maryanne Salvat

Share Our Strength’s Taste of the Nation South Florida

On Tuesday, June 17, Share Our Strength’s Taste of the Nation South Florida – the region’s premier culinary benefit featuring top chefs from Miami-Dade and Broward counties – is returning to the Loews Miami Beach Hotel. More than 60 celebrated restaurants, fine wine and spirits and live entertainment come together in an unforgettable night for a fabulous cause – end childhood hunger in America. This year’s event will be bigger than ever, with pop-up stations located in the heart of the ballroom; a basketball hoop area where guests can challenge former WNBA starand Share Our Strength advocate Ruth Riley while raising money for the organization ($1 per hoop); and a bocce ball court. Miami Heat fans should not fret: there will be a beer garden with flat screen TVs set up for those in attendance that can’t miss Game 6, scheduled to air that evening.  100% of ticket sales from South Florida’s exclusive gastronomic extravaganza will benefit Share Our Strength, the nation’s leading nonprofit organization working to end childhood hunger. This year’s soirée will be emceed by local culinary personality Ralph Pagano; VIP tickets are $250 each. General admission is $125 per ticket; Tickets for the Black and Blanco After Party are priced at $75 per person. Taste of the Nation South Florida VIP ticket holders will also enjoy complimentary access to the after party.  Tickets may be purchased by calling 1-877-26-TASTE or by visiting CE.NoKidHungry.org/SouthFlorida.




The Hidden Kitchen 1st Year Anniversaryhh

Conceptualized and executed by Chef Michael B. Jacobs, The Hidden Kitchen Workshop is a unique underground dining series consisting of exclusive multi-course meals created and served by the Workshop’s honored guest chefs, along with Chef Jacobs. On Wednesday, June 25, at 7:00 p.m., Chef Jacobs will join forces with Chef de Cuisine Conor Hanlon of The Dutch for a one-night-only Southern Seafood Bash. The family-style, multi-course dinner will be priced at $120 per person including alcohol, tax and gratuity.  The evening will begin and end with hors d’oeuvres and dessert prepared by The Hidden Kitchen, along with courses prepared by Hanlon.  Seating is limited and tickets must be purchased in advance at http://www.strategichospitality.net/hidden-kitchen-workshop-tickets/. The Hidden Kitchen Workshop takes place at The Hidden Kitchen café, located inside the Imperial House condominium. Guests enter through an unsuspecting back door staffed with a member of The Hidden Kitchen Workshop team who escorts diners to the dining room.






Seven Seas Aveda Spa & Salon Specials for Summer

The Seven Seas Aveda Spa & Salon is celebrating teachers with Summer Spa Specials priced at only $20.14 each. With the end of the school calendar looming, it is time for teachers to unwind and be appreciated for all their hard work. To thank educators for their contributions to the community, the Seven Seas Aveda Spa & Salon is hosting a summer-long, teacher appreciation promotion featuring luxury spa treatments at the discounted rate of $20.14 to celebrate the end of the 2013-2014 academic year; For appointments call 305.749.2100 or visit http://www.sevenseasspasalon.com for more information.

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