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South Florida Celebrity Chefs Return For Dinner In Paradise: Season 3 Underway Now

In an event that has become synonymous with South Florida’s ascending culinary
scene, South Florida’s most talented chefs are once again coming together for seven
unforgettable Sunday nights of magnificent dining under an expansive, star-lit sky.
Inaugurated December 2005, Dinner in Paradise, a monthly series of charity-driven
multi-course dinners served al fresco at Paradise Farms in Homestead, Florida,
quickly became one of the most sought after tickets in town. Now, founders Michael
Schwartz of Miami’s hottest restaurant, Michael’s Genuine Food & Drink, and
Gabriele Marewski of Paradise Farms are once again joining forces to present another
amazing Dinner in Paradise series running Sunday, December 2, 2007 - Sunday, April
27, 2008.
“The dinners are a great way to showcase the fresh, organic products that are grown
right here in South Florida,” says Marewski, who has also teamed with Whole Foods for
the series.
A magical event that celebrates community, Dinner in Paradise provides one of those
only in South Florida experiences. Set outdoors amid Paradise Farms’ lush five acres of
fresh high quality micro and baby greens, avocados, heirloom tomatoes, vegetables,
herbs, edibles flowers and tropical fruits, the event offers local gourmets a unique dining
experience. According to Marewski,: ”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
Guests enjoy much more than just dinner. Limited to a maximum of 60 guests, the
evening begins at 5:00 p.m. with a cocktail reception; followed by a farm tour. Dinner
begins at 6:00 p.m. In accordance with daylight savings, the April dinner events start
one hour later at 6:00 p.m. Each dinner, priced at $150 per person inclusive,
features six courses, made with local, organic products, paired with
complementary wines.
In keeping with the program’s benevolent origin, Dinners in Paradise 2007-2008 will
benefit TREEmendous Miami, a volunteer community-based organization committed to
building community pride by planting, protecting and preserving trees in Miami-Dade
Below is the current chef line-up for the Dinner in Paradise 2007-2008 season:
December 2nd:
Chef Allen’s - Chef Allen Susser
Canyon Ranch - Chef Alex Asteinza
Oceanaire Seafood Room – Chef Sean Bernal
January 13th:
Tantra Restaurant - Chef Sandee Birdsong
Loews Hotel - Miami Beach - Chef Gordon Mabury & Chef Brett Rayon
Ritz-Carlton/Biscaya – Chef Andrew Litherland
February 10th:
Karu Restaurant & Y - Chef Alberto Cabrera
Paradise Farms - Christopher Siragusa
Ritz-Carlton/Key Biscayne/Cioppino- Chef George Fistrovich
March 9th:
*Slow Foods Miami dinner featuring:
Michael’s Genuine Food & Drink - Chef Michael Schwartz
The Standard's Lido Restaurant - Chef Mark Zeitouni
Escopazzo - Chef Giancarla Bodonis
March 23rd:
Touch Restaurant & Meat Market - Chef Sean Brasel
Table 8 - Chef Govind Armstrong
Casa Tua - Sergio Sigala
Timo Restaurant & Bar - Chef Tim Andriola
April 13th:
Wish - Chef Michael Bloise
Azul - Chef Clay Conley
Emeril's Miami Beach - Chef Thomas Azar
April 27th:
Mark’s South Beach - Chef Larry LaVally
The DiLido Beach Club at Ritz Carlton South Beach - Chef Jeff Mcinnis
Creek 28 - Chef Kira Volz
All dinners take place at Paradise Farms, located at 1980 SW 320 Street in
Homestead, Florida. Advance reservations are required and can be made by visiting
www.paradisefarms.net or calling 305-248-4181.
Michael’s Genuine Food & Drink, located at 130 NE 40th Street in Miami’s Design
District is open daily for lunch and dinner. Reservations suggested: 305-573-5550
Media Contacts:
Larry Carrino/Karen Barofsky
Brustman Carrino & Associates
(305) 573-0658
**Slow Food Miami is the local chapter of Slow Food USA. They’re an eco-gastronomic
organization that supports a bio-diverse, sustainable food supply, local producers, heritage
foodways and rediscovery of the pleasures of the table. The Miami Convivium has 125 members
and celebrates our South Florida local tropical fruits and seafood with theme dinners and events.

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