Guests can participate in a silent auction during the event to support the cause, as well as get the chance to win one grand prize.
Miami, FL (PRWEB) May 28, 2015
The eighth-annual Miami New Times Iron Fork, presented by the Downtown Miami Development Authority, will once again partner with the Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau to host the official Miami Spice Kickoff Event on Thursday, July 30, 2015.
The kickoff event returns to the Hyatt Regency Miami where dining enthusiasts will enjoy some of the finest restaurants featured during the Miami Spice program, as well as dozens of other top local eateries. The footprint also extends into the James L Knight Center’s world-class theater and entertainment venue.
Recently, Biz Bash selected last year’s Iron Fork/Miami Spice Kickoff as one of the Top 10 Culinary Events in Miami/South Florida, and this year’s event will grow exponentially, bringing guests culinary creations from more than 75 of South Florida’s luxury and fine-dining restaurants, including Siena Tavern, 26 Sushi & Tapas, Novecento, Texas de Brazil, J&G Grill, Tantalize Miami, Uvaggio Wine Bar, Tokyo Blue Miami and Antica Roma Trattoria, to name a few.
In addition, Miami New Times has once again partnered with the charitable organization Share Our Strength to support their No Kid Hungry campaign to bring awareness of childhood hunger in America. Guests can participate in a silent auction during the event to support the cause, as well as get the chance to win one grand prize.
And of course, celebrated Chef Allen Susser hosts our Chef Competition, a fierce fight to the culinary finish between two of Miami’s hottest chefs…competitors to be announced soon!
The epicurean event will take place from 7 to 10 p.m. for General Admission ticket-buyers and will bring together thousands of young professionals, local businesses, and foodies for an evening of gourmet food selections, tasty libations, and live entertainment. Guests who prefer a more intimate dining experience can purchase VIP tickets, which include entry to the event one hour early, at 6 p.m., and access to a private VIP bar and lounge area featuring exclusive entertainment and an elite selection of Miami’s best luxury dining restaurants.
Tickets go on sale on Monday, June 1, 2015.
Who: Miami New Times Iron Fork/Miami Spice Kickoff Event
Where: Hyatt Regency Miami/James L Knight Center, 400 SE 2nd Ave., Miami, FL 33131
When: Thursday, July 30, 2015
VIP: 6 – 7 p.m.
GA: 7 – 10 p.m.
VIP: $70 Early Bird June 1 – June 14
$75 Advance June 15 – June 30
$85 Regular Price July 1 – July 29
$100 at the door
GA: $40 Early Bird June 1 – June 14
$45 Advance June 15 – June 30
$50 Regular Price July 1 – July 29
$65 at the door
Prices increase June 15. Tickets can be purchased at NewTimesIronFork.com.
About Miami Spice:
The Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau organizes Miami Spice, a mouthwatering restaurant promotion that showcases the best of Miami cuisine. During August and September, restaurants offer three-course meals featuring signature dishes created by world-renowned chefs. It’s a tropical fusion of ingredients that makes Miami an epicurean paradise.
About Share Our Strength:
Share Our Strength began in the basement of a row house on Capitol Hill in 1984, in response to the ‘84-‘85 famine in Ethiopia. Brother and sister Bill and Debbie Shore started the organization with the belief that everyone has a strength to share in the global fight against hunger and poverty, and that in these shared strengths lie sustainable solutions. Today the cause focuses these strengths on making No Kid Hungry a reality in America. They’re ending childhood hunger by connecting kids to effective nutrition programs like school breakfast and summer meals. This work is accomplished through the No Kid Hungry network, made up of private citizens, government officials, business leaders, and others providing innovative hunger solutions in their communities. These partners work together, implementing solutions that break down the barriers that keep kids from healthy food. Through its Cooking Matters program, the No Kid Hungry campaign educates and empowers low-income families to stretch their food budgets so their kids get healthy meals at home. Cooking Matters participants learn to shop strategically, use nutrition information to make healthier food choices, and cook delicious, affordable meals. The No Kid Hungry campaign works to shine a national spotlight on the crisis of childhood hunger in America, creating a powerful movement of individuals committed to bold action. They build partnerships that enlist influential individuals in the cause and advocate policy changes needed to achieve their goals.
About Miami New Times:
Miami New Times began publishing in 1987 and has grown into the premier weekly publication in the American Southeast. Showcasing the talents of an accomplished editorial staff recruited from across the nation, the paper — which includes a web edition that draws a half-million readers per week — New Times has established a reputation for compelling stories ignored or overlooked by major media, for insightful coverage of local arts and entertainment, and for unflinching exposure of Miami’s steamy political life. That reputation for high-caliber journalism has spread beyond South Florida. The paper has won more than 90 first-place awards for editorial excellence, statewide and nationally.