Food and Drinks in South Florida This Week: Celebrity Chefs, Big Checks, and More

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Want to hang with Chefs Zach Bell and Clay Conley?
And another weekend bites the dust.

Fortunately, this workweek brings with it a plethora of awesome culinary events. Whether you're into charities, cooking for yourself, or learning about food from another part of the world, this week is jam-packed with food and drink event in South Florida.

See also:
- Boca's Cosa Duci Bakery Gets $75,000 Loan From Whole Foods Market
- GMO Bills Passed Connecticut and Maine; Senator Sachs Revising Florida Bill for Next Session
- Livernano/Casalvento Wine Diner at Vic & Angelo's Coming Soon


Official Check Presentation
It's not everyday that a grocery store gives out a $75,000 check. Especially, a really big check. On Monday at 10 am, Whole Foods Market in Boca Raton is rolling out the dough to Boca Raton-based Cosi Duci Bakery. The store is giving the small bakery a low-interest loan to help fund expansion. Whole Foods is located at 1400 Glades Road in Boca Raton. Call 561-447-0000, or visit

Homestyle Gourmet
Everyone loves eating gourmet food, but eating out is not always in the budget. Learn how to cook for yourself at Chef Jean-Pierre's Cooking School. On Monday at 7:30 p.m., the school is holding a Homestyle Gourmet class that will teach students how to prepare a delicious three-course meal. The course is $68 per person. Chef Jean Pierre's Cooking School is located at 1436 Federal Highway in Fort Lauderdale. Call 954-563-2700, or visit


Trinidadian Food and Wine Tasting
Every country has its specialties in terms of cuisine. And to most foodies, Trinidad is known for its roti -- those tasty West Indian wrap-like sandwiches -- but it does so much more. Try it all at the Trinidadian Food and Wine Tasting at Hot Peppers Restaurant. Organized by the restaurant in partnership with Bootleggers Beverage Distribution, the tasting will feature a wide array of traditional Trinidadian dishes paired with a selection of wines. The event takes from 5 to 8 p.m. There is no cost to attend. Hot Peppers Restaurant is located at 9976 Pines Blvd. in Pembroke Pines. Call 786-390-3204, or visit

Kapow's Chef Pairing Series: Sake
You've done beer and food pairings, and wine pairings are old news. Now it's time to try your hand at some sake paired with food. Kapow is about to make that happen. On Tuesday, its hosting a five-course sake pairing dinner. Starting at 6 p.m., the $35 dinner will walk participants through the tasty Asian pairing creations. Seats are limited, so RSVP as soon as possible. Kapow is located at 431 Plaza Real in Boca Raton. Call 561-347-7322, or visit for reservations.

Location Info

Spazio Fine Italian Cuisine

239 S. Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, FL

Category: Music

Kravis Center for the Performing Arts

701 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach, FL

Category: General

Ceviche Tapas Bar & Restaurant - CLOSED

116 NE 6th Ave., Delray Beach, FL

Category: Restaurant


1032 E. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, FL

Category: Music

Smokey Bones BBQ & Sports Bar

809 S. University Drive, Plantation, FL

Category: Restaurant

Kapow! Noodle Bar

431 Plaza Real, Boca Raton, FL

Category: Restaurant

Bistro 1001

1001 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach, FL

Category: Restaurant

Hot Peppers Restaurant

9976 Pines Blvd., Pembroke Pines, FL

Category: Restaurant

Chef Jean-Pierre's Cooking School

1436 Federal Highway, Fort Lauderdale, FL

Category: General

Cosi Duci Bakery

141 NW 20th St., Boca Raton, FL

Category: Restaurant

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What an amazing event! I was in Brazil at the time and unable to attend... will definitely put on my calendar for next year. As food manufacturers, my husband and I do our best to attend all food related shows, expos and events in South Florida (and there are plenty of them).


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