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Miami-South Florida Culinary Events

Hungry? Need to fill your culinary calendar? Here is where you will find all the restaurant and culinary happenings in Miami-South Florida. We feature a calendar of special dinners, tasting menus, prix-fixe meals, food festivals and other culinary events, including regularly occurring food events as well as special one-time-only events featuring top chefs. Keep checking back so you can know all that's going on in the world of restaurant and food events in Miami-South Florida.

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August 1-September 30
The Greater Miami Convention and Visitors Bureau presents Miami Spice August 1-September 30, 2014. During this time, participating restaurants will offer a special three-course lunches for $19 or $23 and dinner menus for $33 or $39. Celebrate and enjoy some of the city's best foods throughout Miami and the beaches. For more information visit, ilovemiamispice.com
 
September 1-30
During Flavor Palm Beach in the whole month of September, diners can enjoy a three-course lunch for $20 or dinner for $30 or $35 at dozens of restaurants. Participants include Cafe Boulud, Cafe Chardonnay and Texas de Brazil. For more information, visit www.flavorpb.com
 

ONGOING EVENTS

Wednesdays through Saturdays
Four Seasons Hotel Miami upholds the tradition of Four Seasons hotels around the world by offering afternoon tea Wed.- Sat., 4 p.m.-6 p.m., in the intimate setting of 14-Thirty-Five lounge and lobby. Service begins with a choice of thirteen tea blends, ranging from aromatics herbal infusions such as lemon verbena and mango rooibos to green teas with high antioxidant content to traditional, fully fermented teas such as Darjeeling, Earl Grey or English Breakfast. Trendy tea-infused cocktails are also available such as the mountain berry-infused martini and the pear green tea vodka. Savory snacks include European cucumber and minted Neufchatel sandwiches, pinwheel of oolong tea-smoked salmon with dill and avocado and Miami-influenced sweets such as tropical fruit mousse cake and dulce de leche religieuse. A choice of blueberry or cranberry orange sconces is served alongside clotted cream and homemade orange marmalade and strawberry jam. $24 per person. For reservations, call 305-381-5590. 1435 Brickell Ave., Miami.

Saturdays
Two Chefs offers cooking classes at 11 a.m. on the second and third Saturdays of the month with themes like Asian Sensation, Caribbean Spice and Traditional Foods from Spain. Two Chefs, 8287 S. Dixie Hwy., South Miami, 305-663-2100.

Saturdays
The Ritz-Carlton, South Beach is cruising into season with Nautical Nights, a seafaring feast at The DiLido Beach Club, for a Hamptons meets South Beach dining experience. Saturday evenings, from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., navigate to the only beachside restaurant on South Beach offering al fresco seating and fresh from the sea delicacies. Opulent local seafood creations by chef de cuisine Andres Meraz include a “wrecked” raw bar, 40 pound roasted grouper and seafood bake for $59 per guest. Guests can raise a glass to unlimited Veuve Clicquot champagne for $49, or enjoy 10 Cane Rum crafted cocktails to compliment the seafood dinging series.  The Ritz-Carlton, South Beach, One Lincoln Rd., Miami Beach, FL 33139, 786-276-4000.
 
Ongoing
Daily from 5 p.m.-8 p.m., db bistro moderne offers happy hour featuring half-price beer, wine and specialty cocktails, as well as half off the whole bar menu. db bistro moderne, JW Marriott Marquis Miami, 255 Biscayne Blvd. Way, Miami, FL 33131, 305-421-8800.
 
Monday through Friday
Sugarcane Raw Bar Grill offers happy hour from 4 p.m.-7 p.m. Monday-Friday. Normally $12 drinks are $7 and bar bites run $2-5. Options might include the Eden (Herradura Silver tequila, Japanese cucumber juice, cilantro, and aromatic celery bitters). Sugarcane Raw Bar Grill, Midtown Miami, 3250 NE First Ave., Miami, FL 33137, 786-369-0353.
 
Saturdays
At the Mandarin Oriental, Miami's Azul, chef Jacob Anaia is now offering private cooking classes in the restaurant's open kitchen. Held on Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., the hands-on culinary experiences include a three-course lunch (planned between the chef and participants), plus paired wines by Azul sommelier Claudio Giordano, recipe booklet and an Azil apron. Price: $575 for one or two people, with a supplement for larger groups. For reservations, call 305-913-8358. Azul, Mandarin Oriental, Miami, 500 Brickell Key Dr., Miami, FL 33131, 305-913-8254.
 

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