THURSDAY, March 10Café Sambal Indian Nights: Live entertainment by a sitar player, Indian décor and a special family-style menu prepared by guest chef Jayaseelan Mariadoss; 6-11 p.m., through June 9; Mandarin Oriental, 500 Brickell Key Dr., Brickell Key; $45, $22.50 kids, reservations recommended. 305-913-8358 or www.mandarinoriental.com. Food News & Views: With host Linda Gassenheimer and Miami Herald wine columnist Fred Tasker; WLRN-FM (91.3), 1:30-2 p.m. Jackson Memorial Foundation Green Market: 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Alamo Park,1611 NW 12th Ave., inside the Jackson Memorial Hospital Campus, Miami; 305-531-0038 or www.themarketcompany.org. Our Lady of the Lakes Spring Festival: Features 16 international food booths, more than 20 carnival rides and live shows; 5-10 p.m. (also 5-11 p.m. Friday, 1-11 p.m. Saturday and noon-9 p.m. Sunday); Our Lady of the Lakes School, 15801 NW 67th Ave., Hialeah; free admission. 305-558-2202 or www.ollnet.com. SOBE Local Food Tour: Walking tour includes tastings at five to seven stops; noon -2:30 p.m. (also Friday, Saturday and Wednesday and 6-8:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday). $59, reservations required. 855-642-3663 or www.miamiculinarytours.com. Thirsty Thursdays: Three cocktails, beers or glasses of wine plus ceviches and grilled skewers with wine educator Barry Alberts. 6-9 p.m., Jaguar Ceviche Spoon Bar & Latam Grill, 3067 Grand Ave., Coconut Grove; $20. 305-444-0216. Whole Foods Market Events: www.wholefoodsmarket.com: *“Win a Trip for 2 to Peru” Giveaway: The promotion is open to legal residents of the U.S. 21 and up. Go to www.wholefoodsmarket.com/peru and follow the links and instructions for entry. No purchase required. Grand prize is an 11-day, 10-night trip for two to Peru. Deadline for entry is March 31. *Top 5 @ 5 Wine Tasting: 5-7 p.m., 810 University Dr., Coral Springs; free. 954-753-8000. Williams-Sonoma Demonstration-Breakfast to Go: Free classes. Call for time. Store locator at www.williams-sonoma.com. FRIDAY, March 11 Afternoon Tea at Fairchild: Features tea, scones, savories and desserts plus live music at the veranda and ballroom of the Jean Ellen DuPont Shehan Visitor Center during the International Orchid Festival; 11 a.m.-3 p.m. (also 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday), Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, 10901 Old Cutler Rd., Coral Gables; $37, $27 members, $17 kids 12 and under, reservations required. 305-663-8059 or www.fairchildgarden.org. Friday Night Wine Tasting Series: Wines of the Southern Hemisphere with Barry Alberts; 7-9:30 p.m., Panorama Restaurant & Sky Lounge at the Sonesta Bayfront Hotel, 2889 McFarlane Rd., Coconut Grove; $15. 305-793-3120. Roots in the City Farmer’s Market: 1-4 p.m. (also Wednesdays); at the corner of Northwest Second Avenue and 10th Street, Miami. 305-772-3229 or www.rootsinthecity.net Wheelin’ Dealin’ Street Food Festival: Check out 25 of Miami’s food trucks 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Friday at Magic City Casino, 450 NW 37th Ave., Miami. 888.56.MAGIC or www.magiccitycasino.com Whole Foods Market Events: www.wholefoodsmarket.com: *Whole Planet Foundation Wine and Beer Festival: Ages 21 and up can sample wines and beers to benefit Whole Planet Foundation, a nonprofit that supports microfinance institutions in Latin America, Africa and Asia; 6-8 p.m., 6701 Red Rd., Coral Gables; $10. 305-421-9421. *Friday Night Blues & Brews: Live blues by Bottleneck Alley, single beers starting at $1.49, glasses of wine for $3.99 and freshly brewed coffee drinks; 7-9 p.m., 810 University Dr., Coral Springs; free admission. 954-753-8000. *Whole Foods Market’s Green Passport to St. Patrick’s Day: Sample all things Irish and get a green reusable goody bag. Benefits Whole Planet Foundation; 4-7 p.m., 1020 Alton Rd., Miami Beach; $5 donation. 305-938-2800. Williams-Sonoma Science in the Kitchen-Understanding Eggs: Free class. Call for time. Store locator at www.williams-sonoma.com. SATURDAY, March 12 Aventura Mall Farmer’s Market: 10 a.m.-9:30 p.m. (also noon-8 p.m. Sunday); Aventura Mall, 19501 Biscayne Blvd., Center Court, Aventura. 305-531-0038 or www.themarketcompany.org. Casa D’ Angelo Wine Tasting: Free tasting of three favorite everyday wines; 1-4 p.m., 1201 N. Federal Hwy., Fort Lauderdale. 954-416-1234 or www.casa-d-angelo.com. Coral Gables Farmer’s Market: Includes a cooking demo at 10 a.m. by Sacha’s Cafe; market hours 8 a.m.-1 p.m.; in front of City Hall, 405 Biltmore Way, Coral Gables. 305-460-5600 or www.coralgables.com: Demonstrations of Sado: Observe Japanese sado, the way of tea, by the Omote Senke tea group; noon and 1, 2 and 3 p.m., Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens, 4000 Morikami Park Rd., Delray Beach; $5 with admission of $12 ages 18 and up, $11 seniors 65 and up, $7 kids 6-17 and college students with ID, free for kids 5 and under and members. 561-495-0233 or www.morikami.org. Florida Blue Health Nutrition Festival: Food, cooking demos, health screenings, one-on-one consultations and more; 10 a.m.-4 p.m., The Florida Blue Center-The Falls, 8895 SW 136th St. (just off U.S. 1), Southwest Miami-Dade; free. 877-352-5830 or www.floridablue.com. Food University Cooking Demonstration: Features Marc Silverstein, former host of Food Network’s “The Best Of,” and Karl Benko, who worked in New York City’s Del Frisco’s Steakhouse; 2-4 p.m., Ikea, 151 SW 136th Ave., Sunrise; free. 954-838-9292 or www.myfoodu.com/upcoming-live-events. Fort Lauderdale St. Patrick’s Day Parade & Festival: Steps off at noon and heads west along Las Olas Boulevard to Huizenga Plaza at corner of Las Olas Boulevard and Andrews Avenue where a festival will be held along the Riverwalk from 1:30-9 p.m. Festival features Irish food and beverages plus live music, Irish dancers, aerial and fire acts, jugglers, stilt walker, leprechauns and exhibitors; fortlauderdale.gov GreenMarket Pompano Beach: Flagler Avenue and Northeast First Street, Pompano Beach; 954-292-8040 or www.greenmarketpompano.com. Homestead Horse Day: Features a Cuban pig roast contest, food and music plus natural horsemanship, colt and problem-horse seminars, horse demos, pony rides, mini-horse petting session and free equine dental evaluations (noon-2 p.m.); fair hours 9 a.m.-3 p.m.. Horse and trailer parking available; 20601 SW Krome Ave., Homestead; free. 305-491-9234 or email@example.com to register a horse for free training at the event. www.horsetamerministry.org. Indian Cooking: Registration deadline for class by Ayesha D’Mello of Ayesha’s Kitchen; class is 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, March 19; Redland Fruit and Spice Park, 24801 SW 187th Ave., Redland; $75, register by the close of business hours. 305-247-5727 or www.fruitandspicepark.org. Interactive Culinary Demonstration & Champagne Gosset Luncheon: With chef Alejandro Pinero of Sustain Restaurant + Bar; noon; Biltmore Hotel, 1200 Anastasia Ave., Alhambra Ballroom, Coral Gables; $65, $52 Cellar Club members, reservations required. 305-913-3203 or www.thecellarclub.com. Macy’s Cooking Demo-Irish Cuisine: With chef Allen Currie of Playwrights Irish Pub in Miami Beach After the demo, guests can sample the fare; 1 p.m., Macy’s Home Store at Dadeland Mall, 7303 SW 88th St., Kendall; free. 305-662-3400. 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 or www.themarketcompany.org. The Original Marathon Seafood Festival: Features fresh local seafood, beverages, live musical entertainment and more; 10
a.m.-9 p.m. (also 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday); Marathon Community Park, 200 36th St. (mile marker 49), Marathon; admission is $5, free for kids 9 and under. 800-262-7284 or www.marathonseafoodfestival.com: Riverwalk Trust Urban Market: 8 a.m.-1 p.m., 227 SW Second Ave. in the Historic District, Fort Lauderdale. 954-298-5607 or www.goriverwalk.com. St. Patrick’s Day Festival: The 33rd annual event features traditional corned beef and cabbage and authentic Irish soda bread plus a variety of spirits and other beverages, including Irish whiskey and Irish stout. Also includes Irish bands, dancers, singer and harpist and Miss Colleen Pageant; noon-6 p.m., Fred B. Hartnett Ponce Circle Park, 2800 Ponce de Leon Blvd., Coral Gables; free. 305-949-8400 or www.emeraldsocietysfl.com. 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 or www.greensouthmiami.com. Thai Cooking: Tom Klinsukont teaches basics of Thai cooking; presented by Redland Fruit and Spice Park; 1-3 p.m., Wat Buddharangsi Buddhist Temple, 15200 SW 240th St., Redland; $25. 305-247-5727 or www.fruitandspicepark.org. Whole Foods Market Events: www.wholefoodsmarket.com: *St. Patrick’s Day Tastings: Sample traditional St. Patrick’s Day favorites throughout the store, including a variety of Irish ales and stouts; noon-4 p.m., 11701 S. Dixie Hwy., Pinecrest; free. 305-971-0900. Williams-Sonoma’s What We’re Cooking-Aebleskivers: 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 or www.ygfarmersmarket.com. SUNDAY, March 13 Mary Brickell Village Sunday Market: 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Mary Brickell Village, 900 S. Miami Ave., Miami. 305-531-0038 or www.marybrickellvillage.com. Calle Ocho: The Latin street festival features 23 blocks with Latin and American street food, bands, street dancers and more; 11 a.m.-7 p.m., along Southwest Eighth Street from Fourth to 27th avenues in Little Havana; free. www.carnavalmiami.com/calle8. Food activities include: *Winn-Dixie Kids Zone at Calle Ocho: Live cooking demos by Chef Pepin of Spanish-speaking TV, appearances by Kool-Aid Man and Mr. Oreo; noon-5 p.m., Southwest Eighth Street and SW 25th Avenue at the El Dorado Furniture Store parking lot. Deerfield Beach Green Market: 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Sullivan Park, 1724 Riverview Rd., Deerfield Beach; free parking is available at the northeast side of The Cove Shopping Center. 954-480-4317 or www.deerfield-beach.com. Icebox Cafe Java Sunday: Offers a free cup of coffee to all guests; 8 a.m.-11 p.m., 1657 Michigan Ave., South Beach. 305-538-8448. Lincoln Road Farmer’s Market: 9 a.m.-6:30 p.m., Lincoln Road, between Meridian Avenue and Washington Avenue, Miami Beach. 305-531-0038 or www.themarketcompany.org. Pinecrest Gardens Farmer’s Market: 9 a.m.-2 p.m. 11000 Red Rd., Pinecrest. 305-669-6990 or www.pinecrest-fl.gov. Sundaes on Sundays: Offers $3 ice cream sundaes to benefit Whole Planet Foundation, a nonprofit that provides grants to microfinance institutions in Latin America, Africa and Asia; noon-3 p.m., through March 27; Whole Foods Market, 6701 Red Rd., Coral Gables. 305-421-9421. Williams-Sonoma Technique Class-Steak & Chops: Free class covers basic butchery techniques: grading, marbling, aging and cuts of meat. Call for time. Store locator at www.williams-sonoma.com. Reservations recommended. MONDAY, March 14 Food and Wine Talk WSFG: Boca Baccahanal guests chef Robbin Haas (Gulf Coast Kitchen at Montauk Yacht Club Resort, Montauk, N.Y.) and Chris Kearney (National Distributing Company) and authors Dorie Greenspan (“Around My French Table”) and Annia Ciezadlo (“Day of Honey: A Memoir of Food, Love, and War”) join hosts Carole Kotkin and Simone Diament 11 a.m.-noon on www.southfloridagourmet.com. Homestead Farmer’s Market: 2-6 p.m., Losner Park, 104 N. Krome Ave., Homestead. 305-342-5844 or www.cityofhomestead.com. Morton’s The Steakhouse Celebrates National Pi Day: Offers slices of Key lime pie for $3.14; 500 E. Broward Blvd., Fort Lauderdale. 954-467-9720 or www.mortons.com. TUESDAY, March 15 Barry University Green Market: 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Northeast 115th Street and NE Second Avenue, Miami Shores. 305-531-0038 or www.themarketcompany.org. Caffe da Vinci Happy Hour: Includes a glass of Banfi wine (Centine Bianco or Centine Rosso) and a selection of free hors d’oeuvres; 6-8 p.m., 1009 Kane Concourse, Bay Harbor Islands; $15, $10 in advance. southflorida.dinemag.net. Whole Foods Market Events: www.wholefoodsmarket.com: *Cooking with Chef Michael Altman: The chef of Smoke’t Southern Kitchen & Tap and Sake Blue Asian Kitchen & Bar in Coral Gables and Town Kitchen & Bar in South Miami leads a culinary demo with a St. Patrick’s Day twist; 7 p.m., 6701 Red Rd., Coral Gables; free, registration required. 305-421-9421. *Beer and Pizza Pairing Class: Benefits Whole Planet Foundation; 6-8 p.m., 11701 S. Dixie Hwy., Pinecrest; $5, registration required. 305-971-0900. Williams-Sonoma’s Healthy Option-Steak Salad: Free class. Call for time. Store locator at Williams-Sonoma stores; free. www.williams-sonoma.com. WEDNESDAY, March 16 Gulfstream Green Market: 4-9 p.m., The Village at Gulfstream Park, 501 S. Federal Hwy., Champions Plaza, Hallandale Beach. 305-531-0038 or www.thevillageatgulfstreampark.com. University of Miami Farmer’s Market: 9 a.m.-2 p.m., University of Miami Main Campus, Stanford Drive and U.S. 1, west of the Student Center, Coral Gables. 305-531-0038 or www.themarketcompany.org. Veneto Wine Theme Dinner: Wines of Veneto region of Italy paired with dishes by chef Betania Salles; 7 p.m., Fontana at the Biltmore Hotel, 1200 Anastasia Ave., Coral Gables; $99, $79 Cellar Club members, reservations required. 305-913-3203 or www.thecellarclub.com. Wednesday Wine & Movie Night: Wine tasting series hosted by wine educator Barry Alberts followed by a classic or foreign film shown in the adjacent Prestige Audi Private Screening Room (or choose any first-run films in one of the Paragon’s 13 auditoriums for $5); 6:30-8:30 p.m.(tasting) and 8:30 p.m. (screening); Paragon Theater at Backlot Wine Bar & Lounge, 3015 Grand Ave., third floor, Cocowalk, Coconut Grove; $15 (includes appetizers), $2 parking. 305-793-3120. Whole Foods Market Events: www.wholefoodsmarket.com: *St. Patrick’s Day Beer Class: Explore the world of Irish beers and stouts; for ages 21 and up; 7 p.m., 6701 Red Rd., Coral Gables; free, registration required. 305-421-9421. *Mom’s Morning: All mothers and grandmothers get a free cup of coffee, breakfast pastry and 10-minute massage while supplies last; 9-10:30 a.m., 11701 S. Dixie Hwy., Pinecrest; free. 305-971-0900.