Peru Gourmet 2017

Coral Gables Country Club, 997 N Greenway Dr, Coral Gables

The Peruvian American Chamber of Commerce presents its 7th Annual Peruvian Gourmet Festival, which showcases some of the best South Florida Peruvian restaurants, presenting typical dishes from different regions of Peru, a tasting of Pisco cocktails and an entertaining show of folkloric music from the Andes.
 Tickets are $50 in advance, or at the door $65. The price of the ticket includes all drinks and food tasting from the best Peruvian restaurants in Miami. All proceeds will benefit Asociacion Emergencia Ayacucho.

2017 Fishing Tournament & Dock Party

In 2002, Jose Perez de Corcho ’93 and Jose Bofill ’90, both passionate FIU alumnae and avid fishermen, were looking for a creative way to give back to the university. Their initiative, combined with support from TotalBank, brought the Fishing Tournament & Dock Party to life. What began as a modest competition between friends has evolved, raising over $140,000 for student scholarships in the process!

The money raised through sponsorships and boat registrations benefits the FIU Alumni Association’s Scholarship Fund. Scholarships include the Legacy Scholarship, awarded to students whose parents, grandparents or siblings are graduates of the University, and the Panther Pride Scholarship, awarded to students demonstrating outstanding involvement in campus life and activities. The cost to participate in the tournament is $400 per boat with a maximum of four anglers and $50 for each additional angler in the same boat.

The tournament features fishing for Dolphin, however, prizes are also awarded for the biggest fun fish, including Wahoo, Tuna or Kingfish.

The Social Hive Opening Party in Miami’s Wynwood Area

The Social Hive opening party Presented by Buchanan’s in the heart of one of Miami’s most vibrant neighborhoods, Wynwood, took place last week. J Quiles, Kat de Luna, Echo, Farruko among others had the chance to tour the new, one of a kind, state of the art, recording and production studios, while enjoying specialty cocktails by Buchanan’s Whisky, special performances and experiences. I, along with several friends also made it out to the opening party and toured the studios. We had a great time! Thank you Social Hive for the invite! Check out the pictures below from that night.

Iron Fork 2017 and Miami Spice Kickoff Returns

New Times’ Iron Fork, presented by the Downtown Development Authority, returns for a ninth year bigger and better than ever, with a new location, more delicious food, and an epic battle between two of Miami’s finest chefs.

Thursday, July 28, at 7 p.m., Miami foodies will flock to the American Airlines Arena to sample delicacies from more than 70 of Miami’s favorite restaurants, including the Rusty Pelican, Morton’s the Steakhouse, Apeiro Kitchen & Bar, Cibo Wine Bar, and many others to be announced.

Iron Fork, in partnership with the Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau, features many restaurants participating in Miami Spice. That means you can get an exclusive preview of many top eateries and make your very own must-try Spice list.

The main event is the exciting Iron Fork chefs battle, where two of Miami’s top toques take center stage to face off in a competition of skill, fire, and knives. Last year, MC Kitchen’s Dena Marino sparred with Finka Table & Tap’s Eileen Andrade in a test of endurance and wit. Marino emerged victorious, taking home the coveted Skillet of Excellence. This year’s chefs will be announced at a later date.

Iron Fork is not only fun but also charitable. The event’s charity partner is Share Our Strength. The organization’s No Kid Hungry campaign seeks to end childhood hunger in America by ensuring that all children get the healthful food they need every day. One hundred percent of all money raised at Iron Fork’s charity auction will go to No Kid Hungry. In addition, unused food from participating restaurants will benefit Feeding South Florida. Tickets go on sale to the general public Monday, March 28, but New Times readers can buy tickets today at a special discounted price. Beginning at 10 a.m., presale tickets cost only $40 for general admission (normally $45). GA tickets include unlimited samplings, live entertainment, and the awesome Iron Fork competition. Presale VIP tickets cost $70 (normally $80) and include early entry at 6 p.m., exclusive restaurant samplings, live entertainment, and beer, wine, and spirits.