I’m a little late with this month’s events but aside from Taste of the Grove, which I’m not a huge fan of, not much interesting seemed to be going on early in the month. The Coral Gables Farmers Market opens again this Saturday, January 16 across from City Hall (405 Biltmore Way). The market runs from 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. Saturdays through March 27. Update: Paradise Farms will be at the market.
From January 22-24, Fairchild Tropical Garden holds its 4th Annual Chocolate Festival. I have yet to attend but it sounds like an interesting event with the usual demos, tastings and lectures. This year Fairchild is also holding a cupcake and chocolate cake contest.
Paradise Farms will hold two Dinners in Paradise this month. The first, on January 24, will feature chefs Sam Gorenstein of BLT Steak, Roly Cruz-Taura and Phillipe Ruiz from the Biltmore Hotel and Elizabeth Barlow from Canyon Ranch. The January 31 dinner was rescheduled from January 10 due to the low temperatures this past weekend. Interestingly, the Paradise Farms website now shows tickets to the previously sold out dinner featuring Michael Schwartz, Clay Conley and Sean Brasel as available. Tickets are $165.50 per person.
Slow Food Miami will hold a “Slow Fish” dinner at River Oyster Bar on January 31. Check their website for menu and pricing updates.
Have I missed any? What food events are you looking forward to this month?