August 2nd, 2011

Dinners in Paradise 2011-2012

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One of the things I wish I would’ve done before leaving Miami is go to a Dinner in Paradise at Paradise Farms. Not only are these dinners held in a beautiful setting but they are prepared by some of Miami’s best chefs using ingredients from the farm. The dinners for the upcoming season were announced yesterday and the line-up looks great. As always, proceeds benefit local organizations that work on bringing sustainable, healthy food to communities. YOUTH L.E.A.D., Troy Academy and Slow Food Miami were selected this year. The cost for dinner is $165 per person plus tax and processing fees. Reservations are now open. Here is the schedule.

Dinner in Paradise

Before March dinners begin at 5 p.m. with a tour of the farm; dinner starts at 6. From March on the tour begins at 6 p.m. and dinner follows at 7.

December 11, 2011
Loews Hotel Miami Beach/ Chefs Fredrick Delaire & Jason Prevatt
Azul at the Mandarin Oriental/Chef Joel Huff
Daniel Ganem/Kane Steakhouse

January 8, 2012
The Forge/Chef Dewey LoSasso
River Oyster Bar/Chef David Bracha
Sugarcane/Chef Timon Balloo

March 11, 2012
Meat Market/Chef Sean Brasel
Sushi Samba/ Michael Bloise
Area 31 at the Epic Hotel/Chef Michael Reidt

March 25, 2012 Theme: Spontaneity
Michael’s Genuine/Chef Michael Schwartz
BLT Steak at The Betsy/Chef Sam Gorenstein
Essensia at The Palms Hotel/Chef Frank Jeannetti

April 15, 2012 Theme: Seafood
Lido Restaurant at The Standard/Chef Mark Zeitouni
Sra Martinez/Chef Michelle Bernstein
Hedy Goldsmith/Michael’s Genuine

April 29, 2012
Cecconi’s/Chef Sergio Sigala
1500°/Chef Paula DeSilva
Eden Roc/Chef Thorsten Leighty

Brunch in Paradise

If the price of the dinner is too much, you can also do brunch. Farm owner Gabriele Marczewski began offering brunches last season and will continue to do so starting in October. The cost is $43 for adults and $12 for children 12 and under. Brunches prepared by chef Kira Voltz and begin at 11 a.m. with a tour of the farm. You can reserve here.

October 30, 2011 – Halloween

November 27, 2011 – Fall

January 15, 2012 – Winter

March 18, 2012 - St. Patrick’s Day

April 8, 2012 – Easter

May 13, 2012 – Mother’s Day

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3 Responses to “Dinners in Paradise 2011-2012”

  1. Paula – didn’t know you were relocating. Good luck in TX — and thanks for this listing. i’ve always to go too.

  2. What do you do if you’d like to go to every single one of these dinners which amounts to a downpayment on a new car??? My appetite always exceeds my budget! lol. Hope you guys are enjoying TX!! Say hi to David please too.

  3. Maor – Don’t we all have that problem? I say pick your favorite and go with it! Texas is good so far but no eats to report on yet. Stay tuned…

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