dinner in paradise

Michael with Chefs Sean Brasel and E. Michael Reidt at Dinner in Paradise on March 11, 2012!

(From www.paradisefarms.net):

Dinner in Paradise at Paradise Farms features the finest chefs in Miami preparing a delicious five course meal made with local organic products and paired with fine wines. The magic and charm of our lush edible landscape coupled with the finest chefs in Miami creates a uniquely intimate dining experience under the stars. Each year, we donate proceeds to a local charity or organization philosophically in line with our vision of sustainable, healing, and healthy organic food. This year we are sponsoring Youth L.E.A.D.Slow Food Miami, and Troy Community Academy.



Jill picking flowers for the aperitivo presentation!

From Mere:

Michael, what’s the name of that flower so that we can include it on IngredientBlog?

From Michael:

That flower is called Zombie’s Claw and is indigenous to South Florida.

I just made that up.

Scholars maintain that we may never know the true name and origin of this majestic plant.

Ok, I made that up too.

I don’t know. Working on it…

10 minutes later…

It’s a Butea, which means, Flame of the Forest.


Chef Michael looking dapper at work.


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