A lazy Sunday lunch at Paradise Farms in South Dade.
A lazy Sunday lunch at Paradise Farms in South Dade.
Jacob Katel

Dinner in Paradise 2010 Schedule

Dinner in Paradise is a celebration of gourmet farm dining and was created in 2005 by Gabriele Marewski of Paradise Farms and chef Michael Schwartz of Michael's Genuine Food & Drink.

The $165.50 cost of each dinner (there will be seven between now and April) benefits the Plant a Thousand Gardens Collaborative Nutrition Inititiative

Each dinner takes two outstanding local chefs from the area's best restaurants and sees them prepare a six-course meal made with local, organic products for a top-quality wine-paired dinner.

Sponsors donating ingredients, wines and management and service staff make each Dinner in Paradise a top-shelf experience that begins with a cocktail reception, is followed by a farm tour, and flows seamlessly into dinner at 6 p.m. amid a plush five acres of of farmland in rural Southwest Dade County.

Following is a full list of sponsors and the 2010 schedule.

Whole Foods, Schnebly Redland's Winery, Lucini Italia, Café Don Pablo, Joseph

Phelps Vineyards

, Opici Wine Company, Stacole Fine Wines, Sunset

Corners wine shop, FIU School of Hospitality, and Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts are involved in making each Dinner in Paradise a topnotch experience.

January 10

  • Michael's Genuine Food & Drink/Michael Schwartz
  • Azul at the Mandarin Oriental/Clay Conley
  • Michael Bloise
  • Meat Market/Sean Brasel

January 24

  • BLT Steak at the Betsy/Sam Gorenstein
  • Biltmore Hotel/Roly Cruz-Taura and Philippe Ruiz
  • Canyon Ranch/Elizabeth Barlow

February 21

  • Mark Militello and Larry LaValley
  • Gotham Steak at the Fontainebleau/John Suley
  • Tantra/Irina Korneeva and Jeff Beauchamps

March 14

  • Lido Restaurant at the Standard/Mark Zeitouni
  • The Raleigh/Alex Asteinza
  • Eos at the Viceroy/Michael Psilakis & Sean McTiernan

March 28

  • Michy's/Michelle Bernstein
  • Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne/George Fistrovich and Jordi Vallès
  • Solea/Marc Vidal

April 11

  • Wish Restaurant/Marco Ferraro
  • The Dilido Beach Club/Ritz-Carlton South Beach/Jeff McInnis
  • Area 31 at the Epic Hotel/John Critchley

April 25

  • Creek 28/Kira Volz
  • Escopazzo/Giancarla Bodoni
  • Casa Tua/Sergio Sigalia

Chefs and restaurants subject to change. Click here for more info on how to attend Dinner in Paradise.


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