Who knows how Miami’s cultural landscape would be today if it weren’t for the many New Yorkers who made South Florida home and brought a little piece of the Big Apple to the Magic City, including a love of art, fashion, and fantastic food? Even today, any South Florida foodie is quick to notice how the flow of New Yorkers continues on strongly with so many New York City institutions, chefs, and restaurateurs making their way down to the southern tip of the Sunshine State. It goes without saying that the cultural ties between NYC and MIA are longstanding and strong, and what happens in one city can deeply affect the other, which is exactly what happened when Hurricane Sandy hit the Northeastern United States late last month. South Florida’s many New Yorkers were devastated by the images of destruction, and Miami natives - many of whom still have vivid memories of the havoc that was Hurricane Andrew - definitely felt the pain of Sandy’s victims. In an effort to aid those who lost so much during Hurricane Sandy, New York City Transplant, The Dutch, will be hosting a Hurricane Sandy Relief Dinner on Sunday, November 18th.
Chef Andrew Carmellini of The Dutch has teamed up with Cobaya - Gourmet Guinea Pigs to rally up an all star team of both local chefs to participate in this disaster relief event. Antonio Bachour, Michelle Bernstein, Aaron Brooks, Jeremiah Bullfrog, Richard Gras, Brad Kilgore, and Andrew Zimmern’s AZ Canteen are just a few of the names that will be participating in this event and bringing diners some of their signature creations. The $250 all-inclusive dinner will begin at 7:00 PM at Grove in the luxurious W South Beach with passed hors d’oeuvres and creative cocktails by Bar Lab and The Dutch’s own Rob Ferrara, which will be followed by a five course dinner at 8:00 PM. There will also be a silent auction for such coveted items as signed cookbooks, stays at the W South Beach, and certificates to dine at the participating chefs’ restaurants. Most importantly, participating gourmands will get the satisfaction of knowing that their sumptuous dinner will go to help those in a crisis situation that we in Miami are only all too familiar with. All proceeds will go directly to Chef Carmellini’s charity, NYC Food Flood, which was started along with New York chefs Marco Canora, Seamus Mullen, and George Mendes to bring relief to the victims of Hurricane Sandy.
Hurricane Sandy Relief Dinner
Sunday, November 18th, 2012
The Dutch at W South Beach
2201 Collins Avenue
Miami Beach 33139
$250 per person
For more information and to make reservations, please visit thedutchsandyrelief.eventbrite.com