Too Many Cooks

It isn't very often that ten of the most sought-after local chefs come together to prepare a banquet of gustatory deliciousness, but once a year, this very thing happens right here in South Florida. At the W Hotel in Fort Lauderdale, ten chefs -- including Adrianne Calvo of Chef Adrianne's, Andy Trousdale of Le Bistro, and the W's own Carlos Jorge -- will cook for 100 lucky diners at Chefs Up Front. Ten tables of ten will be set up, with each chef creating a five-course meal for a table. If you are seated with Chef Adrianne, you will dine on French-onion-smoked salmon, sweet and spicy pork belly, and 24-hour braised prime short rib with tartare and whipped sweet potato. The $200 you pay for the privilege of this intimate meal as well as proceeds from a silent auction will go to FLIPANY, or Florida Introduces Physical Activity and Nutrition to Youth, a local nonprofit that supports and implements nutrition education in Florida as part of the Share Our Strength's "Cooking Matters" Program. The W is located at 401 N. Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd. in Fort Lauderdale. The reception begins at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, with dinner at 7. Visit chefsupfront.org to purchase your tickets, or visit flipany.org to learn more about FLIPANY's campaign.
Thu., Aug. 23, 5:30 p.m., 2012
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Rebecca McBane is the arts and culture/food editor for New Times Broward-Palm Beach. She began her journalism career at the Sun Sentinel's community newspaper offshoot, Forum Publishing Group, where she worked as the editorial assistant and wrote monthly features as well as the weekly library and literature column, "Shelf Life." After a brief stint bumming around London's East End (for no conceivable reason, according to her poor mother), she returned to real life and South Florida to start at New Times as the editorial assistant in 2009. A native Floridian, Rebecca avoids the sun and beach at all costs and can most often be found in a well-air-conditioned space with the glow of a laptop on her face.
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