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AROUND TOWN o c c o 3. o —i 0 o o o n 3. LOCAL CULINARY PROS VIE FOR FIRST BY M A RY ANN DESANTIS As a young boy in Peru, Jose Luis Herrera helped his father really enjoyed themselves ... it wasn't your typical networker, it make ceviche for the family. Those early culinary experiences was much more engaging since the attendees got to make their have served him well throughout his 20-year career as a chef way around the showroom to taste and learn about the makings and most recently as the champion of the South Florida Luxury of the three competing chefs," said Publisher Lynette Janac. Guide and MiaCucina's inaugural Battle of the Chefs event. "We plan on this being the first of many Battle of the Chefs Herrera, who is Mixtura Restaurant's corporate chef, won the events. The format showcases the exceptionally talented cu¬ Nov. 28 throwdown with his creative Lobster Ceviche. His close linary professionals we have in this area and supports a good competitors were Italian Chef Marzio Bonanni, owner of Marzio cause." Thank you to some of the other sponsors that made this Catering who offers private chef catering in homes all over the evening possible: Allied Building Inspections, Moneycorp, Cutty United States, and former "Hell's Kitchen" competitor Robyn Sark, Macallan Scotch and Brugal Rum, Ya Ya Wines, Vero Wa- Almodovar, founder of Palate Party, a mobile food cafe. ter, and Christofle of Bal Harbour. Invited guests of the Miami-Dade Chapter of the Women's Partial proceeds from the first Battle of the Chefs benefited the Council of Realtors judged the chefs' appetizers and desserts American Cancer Society. For information about future culinary at the beautiful MiaCucina® showroom in Coral Gables. Secret battles, please email lynette@sfluxuryguide.com. ballots at the end of the evening determined the winner. "Guests 114 J A N U A R Y / F E B R U A R Y 2013 S O U T H F L O R I D A L U X U R Y G U I D E . C O M


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