Image via Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden
Two very cool events are coming up in the next few weeks that I wanted to share with you. First, on September 29, chef Michelle Bernstein will open up at an evening hosted by Locust Projects. “Conversation and Tasting with Michelle Bernstein” will follow a similar format to the Locust Projects event I attended earlier this year with chef Michael Schwartz. On that occasion, Schwartz demonstrated a recipe and answered great questions from moderator Dennis Scholl. Scholl will moderate once again so I’m sure we’re in for a fun and candid discussion with Bernstein. The event starts at 6:30 p.m. and tickets costs $15 for Locust Projects members and $30 for non-members. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or 305-576-8570.
A week later, on October 6, Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden and Books & Books will host Mark Bittman, who will read from his new book The Food Matters Cookbook: 500 Revolutionary Recipes for a Better Living. Bittman writes The Minimalist column in the New York Times and also does videos for the paper’s website. I’m a fan of his non-fussy approach to food and his lists of 100 recipes for fill-in-the-blank (grilling, summer dishes, weeknight meals). Bernstein will introduce Bittman following a reception with food donated by Whole Foods and wines poured by Wolfe’s Wines. The event is at 6 p.m. at Fairchild. Tickets cost $10 for members and $15 for non-members. A limited amount of tickets are available for persons who buy the book at Books & Books in Coral Gables. To purchase tickets or for more information contact Annie Stamps at email@example.com or 305.667.1651, ext. 3377.
I hope to see some of you at these events.