Food & Wine Calendar


Food News & Views: Pastry chef and chocolate king Jacques Torres joins host Linda Gassenheimer and Miami Herald wine columnist Fred Tasker on 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.

Juicy Scoop Experience: In honor of National Grapefruit Month, women are invited to get the “scoop” on the latest health and beauty trends plus grapefruit-infused appetizers; 5-8 p.m., Aventura Mall, 19575 Biscayne Blvd., Aventura.

Memorial Green Market: 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Memorial Regional Hospital, 3501 Johnson St., Hollywood. 305-531-0038.

SOBE Local Food Tour: Includes tastings at five to seven stops; noon -2:30 p.m. (also Friday, Saturday and Wednesday and 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday); $59, reservations required. 855-642-3663.

Thirsty Thursdays: Three cocktails, beers and/or wines plus ceviches and grilled skewers with Barry Alberts; 6-9 p.m., Jaguar Ceviche Spoon Bar & Latam Grill, 3067 Grand Ave., Coconut Grove; $20. 305-444-0216.

Valentine’s Royal-Table Champagne Gala Dinner: 7 p.m., Alhambra Ballroom at Biltmore Hotel, 1200 Anastasia Ave., Coral Gables; $225, $225 Cellar Club members, reservations required. 305-913-3203 or

Vegan & Macrobiotic Cooking Classes: 6-7:30 p.m. Thursdays, through March 3; Playing the Game of Life Enrichment Center, 7144 Byron Ave., Miami Beach; $80 for four-part series, registration required. 305-864-5237.

Whole Foods Market Events:

*Valentine’s Day Sampling: Sample some of Valentine’s Day favorites, including gourmet chocolate and champagne; 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. (also 5-7 p.m. Friday), 6701 Red Rd., Coral Gables; free. 305-421-9421.

*Value Tour: Learn to find the best deals in the store; 11-11:45 a.m., 1020 Alton Rd., Miami Beach; free. 305-938-2800.

Williams-Sonoma-How to Knead Dough: Free class at most of the chain’s South Florida stores; locator at Call for times.


Around the World with Wine: Sparklers featured; 7 p.m., Whole Foods Market, 6701 Red Rd., Coral Gables; free, registration required. 305-421-9421.

Chef Teh’s Korean Delicacies: Registration deadline for Feb. 17 class with chef Johnson Teh of Lan Pan-Asian Café; Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, 10901 Old Cutler Rd., Coral Gables; $60, $45 members; 305-667-1651, ext. 3322.

Crown Wine & Spirits Wine Tasting: 7-9 p.m., 151 Hiatus Rd., Pembroke Pines; $15 (includes a free glass). 954-496-9463.

Friday Night Wine Tasting Series: 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); corner of Northwest Second Avenue and 10th Street, Miami; 305-772-3229.

Science in the Kitchen-Infusing Smoke Flavor: Free class held at most of the chain’s stores in South Florida. Call for time. Store locator at

Wine & Chocolate Class: Compare the characteristics that both wine and chocolate share and then taste multiple combinations. Also learn which chocolates best accompany a specific type of wine and vice versa; 7-9 p.m., Sunset Corners Fine Wine & Spirits, 8701 Sunset Dr., Kendall; $100 per couple, $55 per person, reservations required; 305-271-8492.


Casa D’ Angelo Wine Tasting: 1-4 p.m., 1201 N. Federal Hwy., Fort Lauderdale; free; 954-416-1234.

Cooking with Spirits: Class with lunch; 11 a.m., Two Chefs, 8287 S. Dixie Hwy., Pinecrest; $85, registration required. 305-663-2100.

Coral Gables Farmer’s Market: 8 a.m.-1 p.m.; in front of City Hall, 405 Biltmore Way, Coral Gables; 305-460-5600.

Flavors from the Beaches of Goa: 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.

GreenMarket Pompano Beach: 8 a.m.-1 p.m., Flagler Avenue and Northeast First Street, Pompano Beach. 954-292-8040.

Join Us at the Table: Chef Michael Schwartz (“Michael’s Genuine Food: Down-to-Earth Cooking for People Who Love to Eat”) and caterer Joy Wallace join hosts Nancy Ancrum and Robbie Bell; 9:30-10:30 a.m. on

KIWI Gallery Opening-The LOVE Pop Party: Features a free bar by Delaplaine Sparkling Wine. 7-11 p.m., KIWI Gallery at Wynwood Art District, 50 NW 29th St., Miami; reservations recommended. or

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.

Paradise Farms Valentine’s Dinner: Starts with a cocktail reception at 5 p.m. and farm tour, then dinner at 6 p.m. that includes a six-course meal made with local organic products and paired with fine wines. Features Kira Volz, executive chef of Creek 28 in Miami Beach; 19801 SW 320th St., Homestead; $155, reservations required. 305-248-4181 or or

Pigeon Key Art Festival: The 17th annual two-day event features art works, live music, food and beverages from booths offering local delicacies and sweet treats. Also includes sushi rolling and cake decorating demos and an art raffle at 4 p.m. Sunday; festival hours10 a.m.-5 p.m. (also Sunday, Feb. 13); Marathon Community Park, 200 36th St., Marathon; $7, $3 students, free for kids 11 and under. 305-289-0025 or

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., 6130 Sunset Dr., South Miami. 305-663-6340.

What We’re Cooking-Smoked Beef Chili: Free class at most of the chain’s South Florida stores. Call for time. Store locator at

Whole Foods Market Events:

*Green Mission Kids: Kids 4 and up can join Jordan Wolfe, Green Mission specialist, and make a Valentine’s Day card with recycled materials. At least one parent must be present; 10-10:45 a.m., 1020 Alton Rd., Miami Beach; free, reservations required. 305-938-2800.

*Weekend Wine and Cheese Samplings: Includes advice on how to choose perfect pairings; noon-3 p.m., 11701 S. Dixie Hwy., Pinecrest; free. 305-971-0900.

Yellow Green Farmer’s Market: 8 a.m.-4 p.m. (also Sunday), 1940 N. 30th Rd., Hollywood (off Taft Street next to I-95); 954-513-3990.


Back to Nature Farmer’s Market: 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Pembroke Pines City Center, 10100 Pines Blvd.; 954-435-6525.

Mary Brickell Village Sunday Market: 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Mary Brickell Village, 900 S. Miami Ave., Miami; 305-531-0038.

Lincoln Road Farmer’s Market: 9 a.m.-6:30 p.m., Lincoln Road between Meridian and Washington Avenues, Miami Beach. 305-531-0038.

Murg Makhani (Butter Chicken) and the Works: Indian cooking class; noon-3 p.m., Ayesha’s Kitchen, 9105 SW 115th Ter., Kendall; $75 (includes lunch), registration required. 305-254-0693.

Pinecrest Gardens Farmer’s Market: 9 a.m.-2 p.m., through May 29; 11000 Red Rd., Pinecrest. 305-669-6990 or

Romance in the Gardens: Sample Valentine goodies, listen to jazz music and take in lectures on birds and their mating habits; 11 a.m., Flamingo Gardens, 3750 S. Flamingo Rd., Davie; admission is $17, $8.50 kids 4-11, free for kids 3 and under and members (20 perc
ent discount for seniors 65 and up and armed services’ members); narrated tram tour-$4, $3 kids 4-11, free for kids 3 and under. 954-473-2955 or

Sado Omote Senke Tea Ceremony: Learn the basics from Chieko Mihori, director of Sogetsu Florida Branch and coordinator of Sogetsu North America (East Coast); 11 a.m. Sundays in a two-session series Feb. 13 and 20; Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens, 4000 Morikami Park Rd., Delray Beach; $45, $40 members for two sessions, registration required. 561-495-0233 or

Williams-Sonoma Technique Class-Indian Cooking: Free class covers the basics of this cuisine, including regional differences, essential spices, must-haves for Indian cooking and wines to serve with spicy foods. Call for time; held at most of the chain’s South Florida stores. Store locator at Call store near you for time and reservation.

MONDAY, Feb. 14

Dine with the Dolphins: Includes candlelight buffet dinner with a bottle of wine, two Dolphin Odyssey experience certificates and two annual passes to the park; 8-10 p.m., Miami Seaquarium, 4400 Rickenbacker Cswy., Dolphin Harbor facility, Key Biscayne; $398 per couple, reservations required. 305-365-2501 or

Food and Wine Talk WSFG: Winemaker Austin Hope and chef Michael Schwartz join hosts Carole Kotkin and Simone Diament 11 a.m.-noon on

Homestead Farmer’s Market: 2-6 p.m., Losner Park, 104 N. Krome Ave., Homestead. 305-342-5844.


Barry University Green Market: 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Northeast 115th Street and NE Second Avenue, Miami Shores. 305-531-0038.

“The Birth of Coffee:” Opening reception 6-8 p.m. for photographic exhibition and documentary chronicling the people, culture and economics of coffee-producing nations. Created by husband and wife team, Daniel and Linda Rice Lorenzetti, the exhibit is part of a larger, multiplatform project consisting of a photography book, website and an international tour, and celebrates the distant landscapes, cultural vitality and hard work that fuel the coffee trade; exhibit on display through April 9; Miami Dade College-Centre Gallery at Wolfson Campus, 300 NE Second Ave., Miami. Free. 305-424-1084 or

Healthy Options-Kids’ Favorites: Free cooking demo at most of the Williams-Sonomo stores in South Florida. Store locator at Call store for time.


Rhône-Alpes Wine Dinner: 7 p.m., Palme d’Or at Biltmore Hotel, 1200 Anastasia Ave., Coral Gables; $109, $89 Cellar Club members, reservations required. 305-913-3203 or

Senses of Cinema-“Jerichow:” Evening starts off with a meal inspired by the film, including sauerkraut chowder, German potato salad, beef rouladen, chicken schnitzel with mustard sauce, Black Forest cake and a glass of Riesling wine. The film follows a dishonorably discharged Afghanistan veteran who returns to his home village of Jerichow, and the owner of a snack-bar chain hires him as a driver. In German with English subtitles. Introduced by film expert Shelly Isaacs plus a post-screening commentary by Isaacs; 6:30 p.m., Cinema Paradiso, 503 SE Sixth St., Fort Lauderdale; $18, $12 FLIFF members. 954-760-9898 or

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 or

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 film in one of Paragon’s 13 auditoriums for $5); 6:30-8:30 p.m. tasting with screening at 8:30 p.m., Paragon Theater at Backlot Wine Bar & Lounge, Cocowalk, 3015 Grand Ave., third floor, Coconut Grove; $15 (includes appetizers), parking $2. 305-793-3120.

Whole Foods Market Events:

*Beer 101-Beer Technology: Explore the world of beer and find out how malt and hops affect flavor. Also taste a range of beers; 7 p.m., 6701 Red Rd., Coral Gables; free, registration required. 305-421-9421.

*Mom’s Morning: Mothers and grandmothers get a free cup of Allegro coffee, breakfast pastry of their choice ($1.79 or less) and a free 10-minute massage by My Massage Corner, while supplies last; 9-10:30 a.m., 11701 S. Dixie Hwy., Pinecrest; free. 305-971-0900.