Category: Events

Tickets to the Palm Beach Food and Wine Festival are selling quickly

Food and wine enthusiasts are getting their taste buds ready for the annual Palm Beach Food & Wine Festival. Taking place from December 10 – 13, this culinary extravaganza will bring together some of the top names in the food and wine industry for a not-to-be-missed event. From the grand tasting to a brunch with Daniel Boulud to spending the afternoon with your favorite chefs for a chef volleyball battle, the weekend will be filled with a myriad of new taste experiences. Tickets have been selling quickly to the Palm Beach Food & Wine Festival, but if you act fast, you can still get in on the action.  Tickets are still available for the following events: Get Served! – Taking place at Four Seasons Resort, the annual chef’s volleyball tournament will take place on Fri., Dec. 11 starting at 2 p.m. Teams will include a mixture of chefs, sommeliers and other festival friends — and the public is invited to view the action. This event is free to attend, but guests are encouraged to take part in the cookout, where individual food and drink items will be available for purchase. Daniel & Friends – Enjoy Sunday Brunch at Cafe Boulud on Sun, Dec. 13 from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. Daniel Boulud — along an all-star line-up of chefs like Mike Lata, Rick Mace, Dena Marino, Marc Murphy and sommelier Mariya Kovacheva — will host a walk-around...

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A Taste of Seed Food and Wine Festival

It was a gathering of vegans (and those curious about plant-based foods) in Miami this weekend, as Seed Food and Wine Festival returned for the second straight year. This five-day festival, dedicated entirely to plant-based food and lifestyle products, brought together everyone from members of the local community to renowned chefs, authors and advocates like Matthew Kenney, Rich Roll and former NBA star, John Salley. The festivities included workshops, wine dinners, a veggie burger battle — and of course, the ever popular tasting village, which we were lucky enough to get an invite to.  This popular event had nearly tripled in size compared to last year’s event. Taking place at MANA Wynwood, the Seed’s tasting village offered not only a taste of vegan food and beverage products, but it also offered an array of lifestyle products, many of which were new to us. Manicure with vegan nail polish, anyone? While there were hundreds of products to try, a few of them stood out from the rest including the gazpacho-to-go from Tio Gazpacho, the vegan cheese from Heidi Ho, the beet salad from the soon-to-open DIRT and our favorite of the afternoon – the vegan tacos from Basil Park. To get an inside look of the tasting village at Seed, check out our video...

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Seed Food & Wine Festival

Celebrate all things vegan at this year’s Seed Food & Wine Festival, taking place in Miami from November 18-22. This celebration of plant-based foods will give guests a chance to try a variety of plant-based foods, fine wine, craft beers & spirits. Guests will also have a chance to mingle with the area’s top-named chefs like Brad Kilgore (Alter), Todd Erickson (Haven), and Jeremy Ford (Matador Room) — and national food personalities and authors like Matthew Kinney and Rich Roll; discover new products; and get tips on leading a healthier lifestyle The event caters to enthusiasts of all ages, especially those who enjoy locally-grown food and of course, those who follow or are curious about the vegan/vegetarian lifestyle. Events are priced individually and tickets start at just $15 Schedule of Events Wed., Nov. 18 at 7 p.m. – Movies & Munchies featuring a screen of May I be Frank taking place at the Miami Beach Botanical Gardens Thurs., Nov. 19 at 7 p.m. – 1st Annual Plant Based Burger Battle taking place at the Eden Roc Fri, Nov. 20 from noon – 5 p.m. – Food Forward, a series of workshops for those looking to create a new conscious and sustainable food system. This will take place in Wynwood. Fri., Nov. 20 at 7:30 p.m. – Food and wine pairing dinners Sat., Nov. 21 – Seed Wynwood 5k run, yoga, meditation and festival; Seed...

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Fall Harvest Dinner on the Farm at Kai-Kai Farm

Kai-Kai Farm, known for growing and packaging fresh, safe and nutritious vegetable in Indiantown, will host a Fall Harvest Dinner on their 40-acre farm on Sun, Nov. 14 at 5 p.m. This dinner will be prepared by Chef Rasheed from Olive Oil of the World, who has created a 5-course Italian dinner menu highlighting our favorite fall ingredients. Guests will enjoy live music by the Whiskey Wasps. When: Sun, Nov. 14 at 5 p.m. Where: Kai-Kai Farm, 8006 SW Kanner Hwy, Indiantown Cost: $60, all-inclusive To RSVP: Call (772) 797-1717 or visit them at their farm stand or any of their 3 Green Market locations (West Palm Beach, Stuart or the Gardens green market) MENU Drinks: Red &  White Italian Wine Tastings, Espresso and Cappuccino served by Oceana Coffee Food: Escarole & White Bean Soup | Sicilian Olive Oil Roasted Calabaza Squash | Ricotta Stuffed Squash Blossoms, Butternut Puree 12 Year Old Balsamic Braised Beef | White Truffle Patty Pan Squash Risotto Green Salad | Roasted Calabaza and White Balsamic Vinaigrette Fresh-made Desserts | Gelato, Cannoli with Seasonal Fruit and Berry Melassa *menu subject to change based on availability of harvest* If you can’t make the dinner, be sure to check out Kai-Kai Farm’s series of chef tours, taking place now through...

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Chefs’ Dinner in Miami Highlights Sustainable Seafood

By Katherine Kallergis Along with Books & Books, longtime Miami chef Allen Susser and chef Sam Gorenstein teamed up in mid-June to host a sustainable seafood dinner at the Cafe at Books & Books. The duo served wahoo, tuna and mahi, all caught off Key Biscayne the day before, at the communal dinner at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts. Allen, a member of the Monterey Bay Aquarium’s Seafood Blue Ribbon Task Force, discussed the importance of sustainable fishing and seafood consumption throughout the five-course dinner, which began with fried pickles and salted mahi with fried green bananas – all paired with sustainable wines. A portion of the proceeds from the evening benefitted the Monterey Bay Aquarium in California, and The Fishing Experience, a program that works with South Florida’s youth to teach them about fishing. The Books & Books cafe hosts Susser’s vegetarian farm-to-table dinners, sourced from the adjacent farmers market, every Monday; this summer’s was the first sustainable seafood dinner. The dinner menu included grilled wahoo with oranges, olive oil, mint, lemon and peppers; pistachio-crusted mahi served with mangoes; and ceviche – served family-style at a communal table. Gorenstein, formerly of BLT Steak and Michael’s Genuine Food & Drink, is now co-founder, COO, and executive chef of My Ceviche, a casual dining cevicheria in Miami. The chef, along with Susser and “Captain Mike” were part...

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Looking for a Mother’s Day Idea? Give Mom a Culinary Tour

Here’s a tasty idea: Take Mom on a culinary tour somewhere she’s never been – or in her backyard. In the Spring Issue of Florida Food & Farm, read about several tours available in Boynton Beach, Delray Beach, Boca Raton, Miami’s Little Havana and the Wynwood District – and over in Naples as well. Guests on these tours not only get a taste of a local area, but learn of its culture and what contributed to those foods, as well. Pick up a copy, or read the story here, in our digital version....

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Save the date: 2nd annual Florida Local Food Summit to be held in September

By Cassie Peters Last week, John Rife, owner and founder of East End Market, announced the dates for the second annual Florida Local Food Summit. The three-day event will be held Sept. 18-20, 2015, at the Straughn IFAS Extension Center in Gainesville Florida. The summit is organized by East End Market, Local Roots Farm-to Restaurant Distribution and Local Roots Farm Store, and Florida Organic Growers. If you’re interested in farming, food policy, and strengthening Florida’s food system, mark your calendar – this is an event you don’t want to miss. The Florida Local Food Summit will feature fantastic speakers, including local and national farm and...

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