Food events: March 26
Acqua Earth Hour Celebration: Candlelit three-course meal with organic and sustainable ingredients to benefit World Wildlife Fund; 8:30 p.m., Four Seasons Hotel, 1435 Brickell Ave., Miami; $42, reservations required. 305-381-3190.
Casa D’ Angelo Wine Tasting: Three everyday wines; 1-4 p.m., 1201 N. Federal Hwy., Fort Lauderdale; free. 954-416-1234.
Coral Gables Farmer’s Market Grand Finale with Chef’s Picnic: Market open 8 a.m.-1 p.m.,, Chef’s Picnic presented by American Institute of Wine & Food is 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Admission is free; modest charge for food samples. In front of City Hall, 405 Biltmore Way, Coral Gables. 305-460-5600.
Coral Gables Wine & Food Festival: Miccosukee Tribe of Indians of Florida presents eighth annual event to benefit American Lung Association in Florida and International Bronchitis Center at The University of Miami Miller School of Medicine; 6-10 p.m., Saturday, March 26; 100 block of Giralda Avenue at Ponce de Leon Boulevard, between Miracle Mile and Sevilla Avenue, Coral Gables. 954-524-4657. Highlights include:
*VIP Reception: Includes open bar, hors d’oeuvres and gift bag; 6-7:30 p.m., $150 (includes street festival admission).
*Street festival: Food from more than 30 restaurants paired with wines; 7:30-10 p.m., $65.
*After-Party: 10 p.m., Por Fin Restaurant & Lounge, 2500 Ponce de Leon Blvd., Coral Gables; admission is first-come, first-served.
Dinner on the Spice Route-Spicy Tangy Chicken Vindaloo: Indian cooking class; 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Ayesha’s Kitchen, 9105 SW 115th Ter., Kendall; $75 (includes lunch), registration required. 305-254-0693.
Don Giovanni Feast: Cocktails, appetizers and selections from the Mozart opera by Florida Grand Opera’s Young Artist Studio; 8-11 p.m., Wynwood Kitchen & Bar, 2550 NW Second Ave., Miami; $50, $30 Crescendo Circle members. crescendocircle@fgo.
GreenMarket Pompano Beach: ; 8 a.m.-1 p.m.; Flagler Avenue and Northeast First Street, Pompano Beach. 954-292-8040.
Hot Havana Nights: Mojitos, Cuban cuisine, outdoor cigar lounge, dancing and live and silent auction. Part of Cuban Cultural Exposition; 7-11 p.m., Key West Tropical Forest and Botanical Garden, 5210 College Rd., Key West; $75 VIP (includes 6 p.m. dinner and “Tropicana” show), $25, $20 in advance. 305-296-1504.
Join Us at the Table: Restaurateur and domestic expert B. Smith joins hosts Nancy Ancrum and Robbie Bell 9:30-10:30 a..m. on blogtalkradio.com/joinusatthetable
Miramar Green Market: 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Miramar Square, southeast corner of Flamingo Road and Miramar Parkway, Miramar. 866-WDI-1230.
Normandy Village Marketplace: 9 a.m.-5 p.m., in the 900 block of 71st Street at the Normandy Isle Fountain, along the Rue Vendome North Beach, Miami Beach. 305-531-0038.
Riverwalk Trust Urban Market: 8 a.m.-1 p.m., 227 SW Second Ave. in the Historic District, Fort Lauderdale. 954-298-5607.
South Miami Farmer’s Market: 9 a.m.-2 p.m., in front of South Miami City Hall, 6130 Sunset Dr., South Miami. 305-663-6340.
South Pointe Elementary Green Market: 10 a.m.-2 p.m., 1050 Fourth St., Miami Beach; free admission, vendors sales to benefit school’s PTA. 305-788-9852.
Taste of Brickell: Inaugural festival features more than 50 fine dining establishments and vendors, wine garden, live concert (starts at 1 p.m.) and kids’ zone. Food and liquor tickets $1. A portion of proceeds benefits Kristi House, a charity for child victims of sexual abuse and their families; noon-10 p.m., 1201 Brickell Bay Dr., Miami; $25 VIP (includes lounge with free food and wine), $10, $5 Brickell residents and business people, free for seniors and kids 12 and under. 877-298-8499.
Tasty Classic Bistro Cooking: Class menu features polenta cake, truffade, cream of wild mushroom soup, beef Wellington and chocolate Napoleon; noon-3 p.m., Le Bistro, 4626 N. Federal Hwy., Lighthouse Point; $50 (includes lunch), registration required. 954-946-9240.
Whole Foods Market Events: www.wholefoodsmarket.com:
*Ribera del Duero Wine Tasting: Hosted by brand ambassador Jenny Benzie and store’s in-house sommelier; 1-4 p.m., 6701 Red Rd., Coral Gables; free. 305-421-9421.
*Value Tour & Giveaway: Learn how to shop the market on a budget. Participants will be entered to win a bag of store products; 1 p.m., 810 University Dr., Coral Springs; free, registration required. 954-753-8000.
*A Word of Taste with Growing Cooks: Chef Frank Meoni of Growing Cooks in Sunrise leads the class in making empanadas; 11 a.m., 7720 Peters Rd., Plantation; free, reservations required. 954-236-0600.
*Grand Tasting Village Block Party: Each department features a dish using ingredients from its supplier alliance partners or a recipe inspired by one of its microcredit partner countries; noon-2 p.m., 7720 Peters Rd., Plantation; free. 954-236-0600.
Williams-Sonoma What We’re Cooking-Strata Frittata: Free class. Call for time. Store locator at www.williams-sonoma.com.
Yellow Green Farmer’s Market: 8 a.m.-4 p.m. (also Sundays), 1940 N. 30th Rd., Hollywood (off Taft Street next to I-95, accessible via Tri-Rail, bus, car or bicycle); valet parking available. 954-513-3990.
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