Friday, October 26, 2012
Style File: Flavors of Ft. Lauderdale
If you haven't experienced all the great restaurants and chefs that Fort Lauderdale has to offer, here's your chance. 7's Belkys Nerey shows us a new festival that you won't want to miss in tonight's Style File.
WSVN -- The place to be: The Las Olas Marina where a brand new foodie festival is launching in November called Flavors of Fort Lauderdale.
Chef Allen Susser: "There will be chefs, there will be tastings, there will be wineries. They are going to bring out the lifestyle of Florida."
Chef Allen Susser is the ambassador of the flavors four day festival.
Chef Allen Susser: "What is the food in Fort Lauderdale? It's about the fresh fish, it's about the local ingredients, it's about the talented chefs."
Kicking off Thursday night, November 8th, is dine-around Fort Lauderdale where a select group of restaurants will create a special menu for the night.
"Bimini Boatyard" is ready to show off their best with the havana mahi-mahi.
Michael Costello-Executive Chef: "It is a wood grilled Florida mahi mahi that is beautifully presented with two potato melange. We serve the mahi with a passionfruit mojito glaze presented with an interesting twist it's got some kimchee which is like an oriental finished with a seaweed salad on top."
Another festival highlight is Saturday night, November 10th where it's all about the ladies at Flavors after Dark. The event features five fabulous female chefs.
Chef Allen Susser: "Five of of the top chefs in Fort Lauderdale. They're going to be doing a presentation of their favorite dishes. Guests will come in watch the demonstrations, taste each of the presentations."
Lauren Deshields from Market 17 will be cooking up an interesting mixture of clams and pork.
Lauren Deshields: "We're doing venus clams. We have house cured bacon grilled dicon radish ciabatta bread with a smoked butter broth. Pork and clams is just a combination that I love adding that smoked butter just brings it all together."
Capping off the weekend is the flavors grand tasting on Sunday, November 11th where the focus is on sustainable seafood.
Chef Allen Susser: "About 50 chefs, wineries, Southern Wine and Spirits. They are going to have liquor bars. Then on the center stage by Allied Kitchen and Bath, chefs are going to be presenting their food."
Chef Jeremy Ford from 3030 Ocean is making a dish perfect for any seafood lover.
Jeremy Ford: "It's a wahoo escabeche. So we take fresh wahoo and slice it like a crudo. It goes on a top of a nice raw bok choy salad with thai chilies, some seasonal pears and clementines. Then we put the fish on top and then we do a hot vinaigrette."
Hungry yet? Save room in your stomachs and calendar for the Flavors of Fort Lauderdale.
Again the flavors of Fort Lauderdale is a four-day celebration that starts Thursday November 8th, and runs through Sunday 11th. Tickets are on sale.
FOR MORE INFO:
Flavors of Ft. Lauderdale
Dine Around ~ Thursday, November 8, 2012 | various times, depending on participating restaurant
Late Night Flavors ~ Thursday, November 8, 2012 | 9pm - 11pm
Flavors After Dark ~ Saturday, November 10, 2012 | 6pm - 10pm
Flavors Grand Tasting ~ Sunday, November 11, 2012 | 12pm - 4pm
Buy tickets online or by phone call 800-653-9563