We feel like we have been run over by a freight train [read: party bus, stretch Lincoln Navigator, et al], but we had our best Art Basel weekend ever here at The Genuine Hospitality Group! And there is no rest for the weary… Hedy is off to New York City today where I will meet her tomorrow for chef Jonathan Waxman’s Lemon:NYC event and some holiday treats visits to some media friends of ours in the Apple [read: warm pop tarts from the oven!] We return midweek, and then Michael is off to appear with our food and wine festival neighbors to the north in Palm Beach! Tickets are still available for his events, so if you are needing, at the very least, a staycation like we are, please check it out! Michael will join chefs including Daniel Boulud, David Burke, and Scott Conant.
Beach Bash with Chef Michael Schwartz (Friday, December 9): Michael’s brings some of the best bites from his cookbook to the festival’s opening event, including crispy sweet-and-spicy pork belly with kimchi & crushed peanuts, kingfish escabeche with avocado, and chargrilled leg of lamb, with Greek farro salad, French feta & salsa verde. 7:00 p.m., The Four Seasons Resort at 2800 South Ocean Boulevard, $150/person tickets available online
An Evening with John Mariani- How Italian Food Conquered the World (Saturday, December 10): The evening’s host is columnist John Mariani, who has spent the last 35 years searching out the “Best New Restaurants of the Year” for Esquire magazine. You’ll take home his new book, “How Italian Food Conquered the World,” which delivers authentic recipes and a view into the rise of Italian culinary culture. In addition to Michael, the evening will also highlight dishes from David Burke (David Burke Kitchen, David Burke Townhouse), Scott Conant (Scarpetta), John DeLucie (formerly of popular NYC restaurant Waverly Inn and currently executive chef of The Lion) and The Breakers’ Jeff Simms. 7:00 p.m., The Breakers at 1 South County Road, $250/person tickets available online