Wok Star Picks March Events

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Pecha Kucha Miami
Friday, March 15, 7-9pm
Details here

This fast-paced program is designed to make visible the practice and process of a variety of South Florida workers including yours truly. Their presentations will reveal how the creative process and laboring journey is as important, if not more, than the final product destination.  See you there!

Slow Food Miami
Snail of Approval Tasting Party
Friday, March 15, 7pm
James Royal Hotel
Details here.

Eat and drink philanthropically with Miami’s farm-to-table best. All proceeds benefit their Edible Garden Program.

Mai Kai
Saturday, March 16, 2pm Happy Hour, 3pm Presentation

Details here.

Mai-Kai historian Tim “Swanky” Glazner will give a presentation on the people and stories of this great place! A reunion for Mai-Kai veterans and others from the 50’s. Seats are limited for the presentation. To reserve your space please call 954-563-3272 ext. 1

See you there!

Consulate General of Japan in Miami

Sushi-making Demonstration and Tasting
Tuesday, March 19

This is an official event that is sponsored by the Consulate General of Japan in Miami, and it is free and open to the public. The host will be sushi chef and owner of Toshi’s Koume Japanese Restaurant in Sunrise, Mitsutoshi Sekita. Mr. Sekita is an experienced demonstrator who was the Master of Ceremonies at the 2009 Sushi Master’s Competition in Miami, which occurred during the consulate’s Japan Week and was sponsored by the California Rice Commission.  Mr. Sekita is also a former consulate staff member who was particularly well-known for his memorable school visits around Miami Dade and Broward counties.

This event is being held to encourage an interest in Japanese culture and cuisine as well as to promote outreach and communication between the consulate and the local community.

More about Chef Toshi Koume, here. More about the Consulate General of Japan in Miami and their events, here.

Hatsume Fair

Morikami Museum
Sat. 23 and Sun.24

Celebrating the first bud of spring, The Morikami’s largest annual event, Hatsume, transforms the normally tranquil Morikami Park into a unique Japanese spring festival. Hatsume Fair features three stages with continuous entertainment including taiko drummers, a Japanese tea ceremony, martial art demonstrations, bonsai demonstrations, and much more. Also included are avenues of artisan booths, plant sales, Asian and American food vendors and children’s activities.

SAVE THE DATE for this year’s Hatsume Fair on Saturday, March 23 & Sunday, March 24, 2013. For more details.


Brickell Wine & Food Festival
March 23-24, 12pm-10pm
$10 general, $125 VIP, $200 2 day VIP
Details here.

Sample a variety of world cuisines as you sip a delightful array of wines and spirits at the historical landmark Miami Circle.  In addition, Festivities include an exotic car show, arts and crafts area, kids park with activities, live muti-cultural continuous music all day and night, exhibitors, gourmet product samplings and much more….

A portion of festival proceeds Benefit the Boys and Girls Club of Miami Dade.

Deering Estate Seafood Festival

Sunday, March 24, 10-6pm
$15 advance, $25 at gate

Details here.

A one-day only food emporium is created on Seafood Alley with shrimp, lobster, oysters, conch, crab and other treasures from the sea that are broiled, boiled, steamed, fried, seared or sautéed. To fully experience the Deering Seafood Festival many guests plan to spend the day.


Cocktail Party for a good cause
Thursday, March 28: 7pm
3930 NE 2nd Ave, Miami Design District, FL 33137

Please join Pepe, of Pepe Calderin Design and many other designers for this very good cause to build 12 homes for families living in extreme poverty.  A cocktail party will be held at Ornare, a beautiful kitchen design showroom in the Design District. There’ll be amazing auction items to help raise funds including my Wok Workshop gift certificate for 2 guests.

Pepe Calderin Design is the showroom that hosts my Wok Workshops, so of course I want to support their cause. Hope you’ll come and be a part of this special project.  RSVP to info.usa@techo.org

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