The Dinner in Paradise series continues this Sunday, April 1, with the fifth in a series of six charity-driven, six-course farmers dinners served under the stars. Host/chef Michael Schwartz, of the just-opened Michael's Genuine Food & Drink, welcomes what I think might be the best guest chefs of the year: Tim Andriola of Timo, Sean Brasel of Touch, and Michael Bloise of Wish.
The meal, priced at $150 per person (including tax and gratuity), is made with local, organic products, and paired with complementary wines. Paradise Farms in Homestead provides a bucolic outdoor setting, and the farms' owner, Gabriele Marewski, is a most gracious co-host. Money from the dinners goes to Le Cordon Bleu cooking school and Earth Learning, a group dedicated to eco-literacy and sustainability in the Everglades.
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The last Paradise dinner takes place on Sunday, April 22, with guest chefs Giancarla Bodoni (Escopazzo), Larry LaValley (Mark's South Beach) and Jason Schneider (Bizcaya at The Ritz-Carlton, Coconut Grove). Visit here further information, or to make reservations, call 305-573-5550. --Lee Klein