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Flavors of Fort Lauderdale: New Food Festival Launches Next Week

This year has seen an influx of new culinary events for Fort Lauderdale. Cheers for Charity was a great success. Now it's almost time for Flavors of Fort Lauderdale. The next four-day culinary event, which kicks off Tuesday, November 8. 

The event is meant to showcase the culinary talent and lifestyle of South Florida. Chef Allen Susser will be headlining the event as "the Ambassador of Flavor." And with Chef Allen comes a sustainable seafood focus. The star chef is known for his work with Monterrey Bay Aquarium and other sustainable seafood organizations.

Check out the schedule of events after the jump.

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Thursday, November 8

Dine-Around Fort Lauderdale
From 6 to 9 pm, diners get the chance to experience some high-end Fort Lauderdale restaurants. Between 40 to 80 guests will get the chance to sample from signature prix fixe menus with paired wine and spirits. Shula's on the Beach, Via Luna, Chima, East End Brasserie, SAIA, Bimini Boatyard, By Word of Mouth, North Ocean Grille, and Bravo Ristorante will be participating. Prices will vary by restaurant. 

Late Night Flavors
For those who did not get drunk enough during dinner, there is always the after-party--it's free for Dine-Around participants. It's $49 for individuals who did not attend the dinner. The after dinner party, at Off the Hookah is being presented by South Florida/ Caribbean Chapter of International Special Events Society. The party runs from 9 to 11pm.

Friday, November 9

Flavors of Fort Lauderdale Launch Party
The official kick-off to the weekend events, the launch party is going to showcase the theme of sustainable seafood. And, well, the integral component to any party--cocktails. This event, located at the pool of the Westin Beach Resort & Spa, will host VIP guests who will get the chance to sample from Executive Chef David Hackett's tasting menu.

Saturday, November 10

Flavors After Dark
The first event to take place at the Las Olas Marina will feature the Five Fabulous Female Chefs. The event, which is meant to showcase women in Fort Lauderdale's culinary industry goes from 7 to 10pm. Each participant will conduct a cooking demonstration and will give out samples to audience members. Each dish will be paired with wines from female winemakers. Tickets are $55.

Sunday, November 11

Flavors Grand Tasting
From noon to 4pm, the "Ambassador of Flavor," Chef Allen Susser will lead attendees through culinary demonstrations conducted by hand-picked local chefs. Chef Dean Max of 3030 Ocean, Chef Ralph Pagano of Ten Palms, and Tony Sindaco of Sea will be present among others. All chefs will be focusing on sustainable seafood. For $79, ticket-holders get access to the demonstrations, food, and, of course, wine.

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