Dinner in Paradise with South Florida’s Top Chefs

Gabriele Marewski of Paradise Farms Organic welcomes you to join Paradise Farms and the most notable chefs in Miami for the Dinner in Paradise 2009/2010 season.

Surrounded by a dreamy setting of tropical trees, edible flowers, heirloom tomatoes, herbs and greens while sunset turns into twilight, these magical dinners will delight you.  Set amid this plush five acres of organic produce, there is something very special about eating great food and drinking fine wines in an out of the way setting under the stars in the middle of the winter.

Dinner in Paradise was created in 2005 by Gabriele Marewski and Michael Schwartz, from Michael’s Genuine Food & Drink to raise money for worthy causes and create awareness of local farms, cuisine and chefs.

This year’s wine sponors include:  Joseph Phelps Vineyards, Opici Wine Company and Stacole Fine Wines.  Our official wine retailer is Sunset Corners.

Dinner in Paradise proceeds benefit The Education Fund for their Plant a Thousand Gardens Collaborative Nutrition Initiative.  Paradise Farms is donating 18 Ready to Grow garden beds to 18 public schools.  Paradise Farms has already donated one bed each to Miami Dade Community College and Fairchild Tropical Garden for their teacher education programs.

Dinners are scheduled from December through February and begin at 5 PM with a cocktail reception followed by a farm tour.  Dinner begins at 6 PM. March & April’s dinner will begin at 6 PM. Each dinner is priced at $165.50 (tax included), and features six courses made with local, organic products, paired with top quality wines. To make reservations, visit Paradise Farms.

The schedule of chefs and restaurants are as follows:

December 13th
Loews/Gordon Maybury & Brett Rayon
Eden Roc/Thorsten Leighty
Biscaya at Ritz Carlton in Coconut Grove/Philippe Pinon

January 10th

Michael’s Genuine Food & Drink/Michael Schwartz
Azul at the Mandarin Oriental/Clay Conley
Michael Bloise
Meat Market/ Sean Brasel

January 24th
BLT Steak at The Betsy/Sam Gorenstein
Biltmore Hotel/Roly Cruz-Taura & Phillipe Ruiz
Canyon Ranch/Elizabeth Barlow

February 21st
Mark Militello & Larry LaValley
Gotham Steak at the Fontainebleau/John Suley
Tantra/Irina Korneeva & Jeff Beauchamps

March 14th
Lido Restaurant at The Standard/Mark Zeitouni
The Raleigh/Alex Asteinza
Eos at the Viceroy/Michael Psilakis & Sean McTiernan

March 28th
Michy’s/Michelle Bernstein
Ritz Carlton/Key Biscayne/George Fistrovich & Jordi Valles
Solea/Marc Vidal

April 11th
Wish Restaurant/Marco Ferraro
The Dilido Beach Club/Ritz Carlton South Beach/Jeff McInnis
Area 31 at the Epic Hotel/Chef John Chitchley

April 25th
Creek 28/Kira Volz
Escopazzo/Giancarla Bodoni
Casa Tua/Sergio Sigalia