A Brunch To Remember

The annual Mothers Day Brunch that takes place at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Gardens is something special and not to be missed! The 83 acre setting has one of the world's preeminent botanic gardens including rare plants, palms, cycads flowering trees and so much more! This is by far the most gorgeous in South Florida, offering guests a lavish setting with undeniable beauty! They even offer tours on a Tram that takes you all around the gardens; really giving you in depth information on all the plants that surround you. Every corner you look, pure beauty within nature makes this experience jaw dropping!

A Garden of Delights

Do you want to treat your Mother to a day of scrumptious foods and beautiful scenery? Fairchild Gardens will be hosting their annual Mothers Day brunch in the Garden House overlooking a lush landscape! They will offer a lavish menu which will include an array of stations offering gourmet treats for Mommy Dearest! The breakfast station will whip up customized omelets, strawberry chocolate chip bread pudding and so much more! If you are looking for something on the savory side, then try some Mahi Mahi “Matacumbe” with the roasted asparagus gratin. Creative Tastes Catering is the mastermind behind the delectable spread, owned by Chef Andrea Curto-Randazzo and her Husband Frank Randazzo. This power couple formerly owned Talula Restaurant on South Beach. Andrea was also on Top Chef Washington D.C.! How exciting! So the food is guaranteed to be divine!

Drinking for a Greener Environment

With all the recent hype about going green and becoming more eco-friendly, often times "going green" may just seem like a fad. That's why it's comforting to actually see an organization, especially one composed of young professionals, that is doing their part in spreading the message and education necessary to foster a new generation in environmental awareness and conservation. Fairchild Palms is the young professionals' networking group of Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, which raises money for the Fairchild Challenge, a South Florida-based environmental education and conservation program credited for leading a green revolution in schools nationwide.

Wine AND Beer? Yes, Please!

Not much of a wine drinker and wish there were beer at some of these wine tastings? Or you simply love both? You’re in luck, because the Fairchild Palms Young Professional Group has just the event for you this weekend. On Saturday, January 29th, Fairchild Palms will be hosting Fine Wine & Upscale Ales at the Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden in Coral Gables from 7:30-11:00 p.m.

This indoor/outdoor evening event will feature a wine and sophisticated beer tasting paired with gourmet cuisine from top local chefs. There will also be a live performance from nationally-renowned Griffin Anthony, as well as a silent auction. All proceeds go to the Fairchild Challenge, an environmental education outreach program that is distributed to schools nationwide.

Chocolate Lover's Dream Come-True

For all the chocoholics out there, and anyone with a sweet tooth for that matter, the Fairchild’s 5th annual International Chocolate Festival was the place to be this past weekend. The enticing scent of chocolate filled the Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden throughout the weekend of January 21st-23rd, as numerous vendors, chefs, and chocolate experts presented chocolate in all its glorious forms to all those who attended.

The festival was filled with displays, food vendors, interactive workshops and demonstrations, as well as lectures- all featuring various forms of chocolate, cocoa, and other yummy sweet treats. Apart from the breathtaking garden views, attendees were greeted with dozens of food tents and activity stations that included massages and chocolate spa mini-treatments, yoga demonstrations, book readings, and even a chocolate cake and cupcake contest. All the while, the indoor Visitor Center featured pastry shops from around Miami and chocolatiers from around the world.

Loco for Choco

Miami, the city of diversity, is hosting yet again an International Chocolate Festival. Dig deep down for that sweet tooth (because you know we all have one) and get excited because this is three days of decadent chocolate, mouth watering coffee, and soothing cups of tea.

Fairchild's Chocolate Festival (sponsored by Whole Foods) will be offering endless activities for people of all ages. This is a perfect endeavor to embark on solo, with friends, a special someone, or even the family! There will be three days of cooking demonstrations, starting on Friday, January 21, and continuing on Saturday, January 22, and Sunday, January 23. All cooking demonstrations will take place under the Whole Foods Market Culinary Tent and feature a variety of renowned chefs, distinguished well-being coaches, as well as recognized food columnists and authors. The cooking demonstrations are definitely a chance to sugar coat your cooking skills or learn something new! It's not everyday we get to learn how to make delicious chocolate treats...