If Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden is our citys answer to Central Park (except, um, much less central), then consider the Kampong our very own secret garden. Tucked away along Biscayne Bay in Coconut Grove, the locale offers lush foliage and breathtaking waterfront views. Its a stunning place with transportive powers. And this evening, the citys finest chefs have descended to celebrate and support an annually anticipated culinary experience amid all of that natural beauty. Be prepared to ooh, aah, and beg for more from 5 to 8 at Bali Hai at The Kampong.
With such an exotically named event in such a lush venue, expect only the most remarkable culinary morsels to be on hand. Inspired creations will be served by chefs from Abokado, Café Sambal, The Setai, Jaguar, Ortanique, and the River Oyster Bar, among others. But you can also get some good ol sausage thanks to Dogma, and while youre noshing and browsing the astounding array of luxury auction items including major artworks, cooking classes with famed local chefs, and plush hotel stays youll be raising funds for culinary scholarships to support Miamis next generation of up-and-coming gourmet masters. Tickets cost $135, and 70 percent of that is tax deductible. Score! Visit www.balihaiparty.com for more details.
Sun., April 6, 2008