French-Wine Aficionados Meet, Greet, and Toast at the Deering Estate October 27

The anticipated 11th annual Wine On Harvest Moon event will take place Saturday, October 27, at the historic Deering Estate at Cutler. It promises to be a spectacular evening in a sublime environment. This year, Harvest Moon will be the theme for the soiree, which invites enthusiasts to eat, drink, and be merry -- all by the waters of Biscayne Bay.

Top area chefs, restaurants, and caterers will host tasting stations around the estate, showcasing French wines and cuisine. Harry Radcliff of Vintage Liquor says, "I will be bringing various vintage bottles from Bordeaux, Côtes de Rhône, Burgundy, and the Languedoc region of France, for a night of sharing."

So far, chef Franck Garanger, of Oceania's five-star cruise line, and Maxel Hardy, personal chef to NBA All-Star Amar'e Stoudermire, will participate. Restaurants featured will be Tuyo, La Gloutonnerie, Oceanaire, Smith & Wollensky, Truluck's, Fabien's Bistro, Red Fish Grill, Creative Tastes, George's on Sunset, and the Crepe Maker on Miracle Mile. Also on hand will be Thierry's Catering, along with pastry chefs from the Coral Gables Whole Foods Market, who will treat guests to a delicious buffet of éclairs, tarts, and other caloric yummies.

"This will be the first time that we'll be involved with this event. I'll be dressed as my hero, Napoleon, and my team will be there to exalt me," says chef Georges Farge, owner of George's in the Grove and George's on Sunset. "I'm trying to get one of my male chefs to dress up as Josephine, but so far no one has stepped up to the plate. I'm French and I want everyone who comes by our booth to know that they are going to taste some great food that we serve at our restaurant. We'll be preparing mussels in white wine with a side helping of French fries."

Also on view will be the fall invitational art exhibit "From Cutler to Paris." Artists from the Bakehouse Art Complex will show contemporary local artworks replicating an art movement that took place from 1922 to 1927 in France and the United States.

Ticket cost $125. For more information, visit deeringestate.org.

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