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Miami Wine and Food Festival / April 18-21, 2012

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2012

Sample of Food Network

The annual United Way Miami Wine & Food Festival brings together wine, spirits, beer and food lovers for a four-day festival featuring a Best in Glass Wine Challenge, top sommeliers, notable chefs, prestigious wineries and winemakers, breweries and impressive auction lots, all to benefit the South Florida community. Celebrating 17 years, the Festival benefits United Way of Miami-Dade, supporting more than 120 programs in our community that are focused on improving education, financial stability and health – the building blocks for a good life.

Article by Renee Chapple, About.com Guide – Photograph by Alex DeCarvalho

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The Perfect Airport

Tuesday, December 13th, 2011

Best of the World 2012

From the November/December 2011 issue of National Geographic Traveler.

Best of the World 2012 – All Best Trips

Remember when going to the airport was something special? Mass travel, deregulation, and security clampdowns have turned the airport experience into a real slog. But every once in a while we’re wowed by a cool local shop, world-class art, or a tranquil spot to escape the hubbub. Here’s to those standouts, which, combined, would make the perfect airport.

Architecture
Barajas, Madrid, Spain

Leave it to the Spanish, with their rich tradition of cutting-edge architecture, to build a terminal that conjures a cathedral-like vault drenched in natural light. Two-thirds of a mile long, terminal 4 at MAD won the Stirling Prize for architecture when it opened its doors in 2006. We like the way the color-coded beams that support the undulating bamboo ceiling help passengers get their bearings when they wander off to the newsstand or to grab a bocadillo (traditional baguette sandwich).

Kids Area
Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas, USA

DFW’s Junior Flyers Clubs in terminals B and C are a big hit with the little aviators. The play areas are mini airports complete with runways, bridges, cars, planes, and air traffic control towers. Over in terminal D, an interactive art installation including a labyrinth-like game with curved, colored glass walls engages all ages. But the biggest attraction is the elevated Skylink: for adults, a speedy way to traverse the five terminals; for kids, a thrilling, swoopy train ride with a panoramic view of the airfield below.

Souvenirs

  • Macarons in a signature box from Ladurée, Charles de Gaulle, Paris (CDG)
  • Chocolate-covered potato chips from Esther Price, Dayton, Ohio (DAY)
  • Hand-carved wooden animal figurines from Out of Africa, Tambo, Johannesburg (JNB)
  • Willamette Valley Pinot Noir from Made in Oregon, Portland (PDX)
  • Indigenous pottery from Mata Ortiz Gallery, Puerto Vallarta (PVR)

Place to Spend the Day
Changi, Singapore

Waiting around an airport gets pretty old once you’ve tired of your magazine, Angry Birds, and listening to other people’s conversations. Not so at SIN. A veritable leisure park, the airport boasts a rooftop swimming pool (about $12), spa, beauty salons, movie theater, multimedia center with PlayStations and an MTV booth, and butterfly, orchid, cactus, and fern gardens. Have more than five hours to fill? Sign up for a free two-hour sightseeing tour of the city at booths in terminals 2 and 3.

Wi-Fi
San Francisco, California, USA

More airports, including Boston’s Logan (BOS) and Phoenix Sky Harbor (PHX), deserve kudos for offering free Wi-Fi, but SFO takes it to a new level with workstations equipped with outlets throughout all terminals. In the newly remodeled terminal 2, fliers can set up their laptops at a multi-seat computer desk with comfy lounge chairs and a kids’ play area nearby for the rest of the family. “This is the first airport I’ve seen that has kept pace with the personal technology needs of travelers. At most airports, it’s obviously an afterthought,” says business jet-setter Mellanie True Hills. Added bonus: There are plug-in outlets everywhere, even in the dining areas.

Local Eats

  • Brisket at the Salt Lick, Austin-Bergstrom, Texas (AUS)
  • Foie gras and mango sandwich at Miyou, Charles de Gaulle, Paris (CDG)
  • Pastrami on rye at Shapiro’s Deli, Indianapolis, Indiana (IND)
  • Ronnybrook Dairy milk shake at Custom Burgers by Pat LaFrieda, LaGuardia, New York (LGA)
  • Alder-planked sockeye salmon at Anthony’s Restaurant, Seattle-Tacoma, Washington (SEA)

High Art
Schiphol, Amsterdam, the Netherlands

At AMS, culture goes beyond the requisite smattering of public art. An annex of the city’s Rijksmuseum curates free rotating exhibitions from the mother ship in addition to a small permanent collection of masterpieces from the Dutch Golden Age (also free). If literature is more your thing, cozy up with a book by the fake fire at the airport’s new library, where you can choose from 1,200 titles translated into 29 languages, listen to music, and download films to watch on one of nine iPads.

Retail Therapy
Heathrow, London, England

With more retail space than most small shopping malls (671,000-plus square feet), LHR offers a million opportunities to burn through that extra quid in your pocket. There are of course the ubiquitous Sunglass Huts and duty-free standbys, but what sets it apart is a focus on Brit brands. Outposts of London icon Harrods are in four terminals, including a two-story superstore in terminal 5, where you’ll also find handbag purveyor Mulberry and Olympic merchandise flagship London 2012. Plus, browse boutiques—Jo Malone and Prada—not typically found in airports.

Independent Bookstores

  • Renaissance Book Shop, General Mitchell, Milwaukee, Wisconsin (MKE)
  • Powell’s Books, Portland, Oregon (PDX)
  • 2nd Edition Book Sellers, Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina (RDU)

Designed With Travelers in Mind
Munich, Germany

A model of German efficiency, MUC boasts an average six-minute wait to claim your bags and impressive connecting time statistics, particularly in terminal 2. New InfoGates throughout the terminals provide fliers with customized directions at the touch of a screen, including the estimated walking time to their destinations and wait time at passport control. Real people are on hand at the information consoles (albeit via videoconference monitors) to answer your questions. You can use your layover to take a shower, snooze in a “napcab,” or sip a German beer at the airport’s own brewery.

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Palm Beach Food & Wine Festival 2011

Thursday, December 1st, 2011

By Liz Balmaseda |  Feast Palm Beach |  November 30, 2011

Buccan’s executive chef Clay Conley shows off his culinary skills on day four of the Palm Beach Food & Wine Fest. (Taylor Jones/The Palm Beach Post)

WHAT’S COOKIN’?

Tickets are selling quickly for the newly expanded Palm Beach Food & Wine Festival, which celebrates its fifth year with five big nights of culinary happenings, Dec. 9-13, in the company of some of the country’s top chefs.
Here’s the rundown of events — and a glimpse at the menus:

DAY ONE
Beach Bash with Chef Michael Schwartz
Friday, Dec. 9, 7 p.m., at the Four Seasons Resort Palm Beach, 2800 S. Ocean Blvd.

Schwartz cooks up the elegant oceanfront kick-off dinner with the Four Seasons’ executive chef, Darryl Moiles.

THE MENU
Hors d’oeuvres: Raw gulf oysters with green apple-scallion relish, black orecchiette with Florida rock shrimp, chorizo, toasted chilies, and lemon zest; crispy sweet-and-spicy pork belly with kimchi and crushed peanuts.

Dinner: Whole roasted Florida Keys snapper with chilled cucumbers, mango, papaya, cilantro, mint, and crispy plantains; marinated and braised imperial wagyu beef cheeks with boniato sweet potato, caramelized shallots, and arugula; char-grilled leg of lamb with greek farro salad, french feta, and salsa verde.

Dessert: White chocolate moon pies; dark chocolate–cashew toffee with black sea salt; winter spiced pear push pops; and milk chocolate cremoso.

DAY TWO
An Evening with John Mariani
Saturday, Dec. 10, 7 p.m., at The Breakers Palm Beach, One South
County Rd.

Host chef Jeff Simms of The Breakers and his guest chefs whip up a tribute feast for festival honorary chair John Mariani, Esquire magazine’s food and travel correspondent. Kitchen stars include James Beard Award winners David Burke (David Burke Townhouse, New York City), Scott Conant (Scarpetta, Miami Beach) and Michael Schwartz (Michael’s Genuine, Miami), along with John DeLucie (The Lion, New York City).

DAY THREE

Cocktail Culture with Daniel
Sunday, Dec. 11, 5 p.m., at Café Boulud at the Brazilian Court, Palm Beach, 301 Australian Ave.

Michelin-starred chef Daniel Boulud creates a cocktail menu inspired by his new book, Daniel Boulud Cocktails & Amuse-Bouches for Her & For Him.

DAY FOUR

Beard Down South
Monday, Dec. 12, 7 p.m., at Buccan, 350 South County Rd., Palm Beach.

Buccan executive chef Clay Conley brings together a stellar crew of chefs that include Stephen Stryjewski (Cochon, New Orleans), this year’s James Beard Award winner for Best Chef South, and James Beard semifinalists Dean James Max (3800 Ocean, Singer Island) and James and Julie Petrakis (The Ravenous Pig, Winter Park).

DAY FIVE

Fifth Annual Grand Tasting
Tuesday, Dec. 13, 7 p.m., at 150 Worth Avenue, Palm Beach
The festival’s grand finale showcases a mega-tasting of local and visiting chef specialties. Kitchen stars include chefs Michelle Bernstein, Allen Susser and Scott Conant. Conant also will judge the evening’s main event, a chefs’ throw-down a la Chopped, the Food Network competition for which he is a regular judge. The evening’s host is TV culinary personality Ingrid Hoffmann.

PALM BEACH FOOD & WINE FESTIVAL
TICKETS: Call (561) 389-1222 or visit the festival website at www.pbfwf.com.

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Dave Matthews Band – Cruzan Amphitheater, Fri. 7/30

Thursday, July 8th, 2010

The dynamic performers of the Dave Matthews Band will be performing at the Cruzan Amphitheatre in West Palm Beach, FL on Friday July 30 at 7:00 pm.

The Dave Matthews Band had their beginnings in Charlottesville, Virginia in early 1991, when vocalist/guitarist Dave Matthews put some of the songs he had written on tape. He brought in some instrumental  help to give his musical ideas more depth.

The Cruzan Amphitheatre is in West Palm Beach, FL adjacent to the South Florida Fairgrounds. If you and your friends and family need a ride – call M&M Airport & Car Service, Inc. at 561 488-6014 to book your reservations.

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