If you want to up your culinary game, you won't want to miss a virtual cooking demonstration with one of Miami's most beloved chefs.
is partnering with James Beard Award winner Allen Susser
for a free virtual cooking demonstration on Wednesday, September 23, at 7 p.m. Susser will be joined by New Times
food editor Laine Doss, who will act as sous chef and catch you up on Miami's latest food news.
At a private waterfront estate featured by LM Realty
, the man known throughout Miami's culinary community as Chef Allen, will share tips and tricks while preparing three delicious dishes and a dessert as you cook along at home: grilled shrimp and bacon chimichurri, tandoori grilled Caribbean lobster, charred garlic naan bread, and a "Fire and Ice" mango sundae.
Participants will also learn how to perfect a passion tea lemonade spiked with Tito's Handmade vodka.
A member of Miami's original "Mango Gang," Chef Allen is now culinary director for the Cafés at Books & Books and was recently recognized by Slow Food USA with a lifetime achievement award for his commitment to working with local farmers and food artisans. Susser is a spokesperson for the National Mango Board and a culinary ambassador for the Monterey Bay Aquarium's sustainable seafood program, Seafood Watch
. He received an honorary doctorate of culinary arts from Johnson & Wales University and received the President's Award for community service from Florida International University.
He is the author of five books on food and cooking, including Green Fig & Lionfish: Sustainable Caribbean Cooking
(Mango Press, 2019), and the digital cookbook Jade Mountain Gastronomy
(Story Farm, 2020).
This virtual event benefits Feeding South Florida
, the largest food bank serving Palm Beach, Broward, Miami-Dade, and Monroe counties. Donations are encouraged but not required.
To participate in the free demo, register through eventbrite.com
by 5 p.m. Wednesday, September 23. A confirmation email will provide registrants with a grocery list, the better to follow Chef Allen's lead.
New Times at Home Presents a Backyard BBQ with Chef Allen Susser and Laine Doss. 7 p.m. Wednesday, September 23. Admission is free with RSVP at eventbrite.com by 5 p.m., September 23.