September Events


Villa Madoninna, Italy

LIKE my Facebook page and view photos from my Italy and London trip, of course they’re mostly food!  Scroll down, post coming soon!

September is nearly over, but here are a few events you might enjoy…


The South Florida Shandong Association has announced that multiple Emmy-Award winning broadcast and print journalist, Julia Yarbough, will be co-hosting “The MId-Autumn Reception Honoring Confucius” which will be held on Sunday, September 23rd 2012, at the FIU North Campus, Wolfe University Center, Ballroom 3pm – 5pm.  Mid-Autumn is a traditional time for family gatherings in China, so there could be no better time for the entire South Florida family to come together and enjoy delicious chinese mooncake and celebrate the life, work and ideas of Confucius.

Come and join the Chinese Consulate General of China, Mayors of Miami, Doral, North Miami Beach, Senators, Members of Congress, and representatives of Chinese associations at the Mid-Autumn Festival Reception Honoring Confucius.

RSVP here.


Ready To Cook Like A Wok Star?


Rainbow Lettuce Wrap Appetizer

Wok Star Michelle

A healthy & delicious approach without recipes, measuring or cooking experience!
Pepe Calderin Design 
Wok Star class Sat. 29, 12:30-3pm
Only 4 spaces left!
$65 per person
Join Wok Star Eleanor for a unique experience in a beautiful loft-like space.  
Meet cool people, get tons of tips and learn how to Cook Like A Wok Star!
NO-recipe technique for easy, one-dish, sizzling sensations for busy weeknights.  
A few fresh ingredients and only 4 seasonings so it’s healthy and light.
Eleanor has taught hundreds of people wok cooking using her simple, stir fry process and a Squirt, Squeeze, Shake method of seasoning.  It’s very liberating and FUN!

Full details here.


Taste of the Beach

Admission to Event is FREE

Admission to Food Tents:  $5 General Admission

Includes $5 in food tickets (Kids under 12 FREE)

Saturday September 29th, 11am-6pm

Sunday September 30th, 11am-6pm

Collins Park Miami Beach

21st street and Collins Avenue

What’s happening

The Beach Channel presents the First Annual TASTE OF THE BEACH & End of Summer Block Party, a 2 day outdoor community event that will celebrate and feature culinary creations from Miami Beach restaurants and eateries in company with local businesses, museums, and performing arts organizations.

We invite the community, family, friends, and visitors to come out and enjoy a showcase of great food, music, arts, and entertainment in the beautiful beachside setting of Collins Park and the front lawn of the BASS Museum of Art.

Complete details here.


South Florida Dragon Boat Festival


Saturday, September 29
Haulover Beach Park Marina
10800 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33154

A one- day Asian cultural festival that brings together the entire South Florida community for a cultural experience that promotes harmony and understanding among people of all ages, diverse ethnicities and backgrounds.

The South Florida Dragon Boat Festival draws hundreds of competitors, thousands of spectators and an abundance of excitement and cultural experiences. The dragon boat competition illustrates camaraderie, teamwork and inspiration. Dragon Boat Racing was born out of a 2,000-year-old Chinese legend, and it’s still very active, as it remains a tradition to this day.  The opening ceremony will be held at 12 noon to kickoff the cultural program.

Details here.



Fire Up The Wok Challenge

Times Square, New York, NY
Thursday, September 27, 2012, 7pm-8pm


Five top chefs will each be assigned to cook the same Chinese dish. A simple description of the dish, along with ingredients and Chinese cooking facilities will be provided. Each Chef will be assigned a specially designed kitchen and one examiner for the cooking process. The event will be broadcast globally, live from Times Square.

Full details here.




One Response to September Events
  1. Joan Nova
    September 23, 2012 | 7:08 am

    Lots of good stuff here.

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