Picture this: Sunset at an organic farm. Diners, surrounded by tropical trees with beautiful edible flowers, heirloom tomatoes, herbs, greens, and more casting intoxicating and hunger-inducing scents into the air, gather to partake in amazing al fresco meals by South Florida’s top toques. Schnebly Redland’s Winery provides the libations. Does this sound like heaven?
In South Florida, it is a reality.
The fourth season of the Dinner in Paradise season is kicked off on October with a dinner by Michael Schwartz. But diners can return to paradise on December 14 and indulge in a six-course culinary masterpiece using with organic products and paired with delicious wines. This special dinner will be created by Chef Allen Susser of Chef Allen’s; Chef Roly Cruz-Taura of the Biltmore; and Chef Gerdy Rodriguez of Abocado. Guests will arrive at 5pm for a cocktail reception and farm tour followed by dinner at 6pm.
Dinner in Paradise has always included a wine aspect, and this year it will be taken to the next level. Shari Gherman, a Sommelier and President of the American Fine Wine Competition and the Gold Medal Wine Tour, has joined the team as Wine Director. She has coordinated with Stacole Fine Wines to bring a cacophony of fine wines, which she will pair with the cuisine of this year’s local chef’s.
Seven additional dinners area are tap for the rest of the season. Tickets are $150 per person, and can be purchased on the website: www.paradisefarms.net. Dinner in Paradise benefits TREEmendous Miami, a volunteer organization committed to protecting and preserving trees in Miami-Dade County.