December 2012

Sat
01
Holiday Toy Drive To Benefit Lotus House
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM @ Near Our Customer Service Desk
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Holiday Toy Drive To Benefit Lotus House
Saturday, December 1st
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Near Our Customer Service Desk, FREE

We are collecting new toys and clothing for donation to Lotus House, a non-profit resource center and residential facility for homeless and disadvantaged women and children throughout South Florida. We welcome and appreciate any contribution of unused toys for children up to six years of age through Friday, December 21. You can drop your donation off in the large box near our Customer Service Desk.

For more information about Lotus House, please visit http://www.lotushouseshelter.org/

Mon
10
Exclusive Book Signing and Cooking Class with Norman Van Aken, Chef & Author of My Key West Kitchen, Recipes and Stories
5:30 PM @ Book Signing Near Our Customer Service Desk/Class In Our Lifestyle Center
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Exclusive Book Signing and Cooking Class with Norman Van Aken, Chef & Author of My Key West Kitchen, Recipes and Stories
Monday, December 10th
5:30 PM
Book Signing Near Our Customer Service Desk/Class In Our Lifestyle Center, Book Signing FREE/Cooking Class $10 Per Guest Donation To Lotus House

Legendary chef Norman Van Aken is known internationally as the “founding father of New World Cuisine.” An author and James Beard award-winning chef, Norman is currently the Director of Restaurants at the Miami Culinary Institute as well as the chef-owner of Norman’s at the Ritz Carlton, Orlando. Join us for a book signing featuring his new book, My Key West Kitchen, Recipes and Stories followed by an exclusive cooking class in our Lifestyle Center.

 

Schedule of Events:

5:30 pm – 6:30 pm: Book Signing near our Customer Service Desk

FREE and open to the public. Books will be available for purchase at Whole Foods Market Coral Gables for $29.95.

 

7:00 pm – 8:00 pm: My Key West Kitchen Cooking Class with Chef Van Aken in the Lifestyle Center, $10 Per Guest

$10 donation will benefit Lotus House, a local residential shelter and resource center for homeless and disadvantaged women and children. Space is limited.

Pre-register by visiting our Customer Service desk to make your $10 donation. Reservations cannot be accepted over the phone. Space permitting, your $10 donation will be accepted at the door.

Wed
12
Happy, Healthy Holidays – Guilt-Free Side Dishes!
6:00 PM @ In Our Lifestyle Center
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Happy, Healthy Holidays – Guilt-Free Side Dishes!
Wednesday, December 12th
6:00 PM
In Our Lifestyle Center, FREE

The holidays can be tempting when trying to eat on the lighter side! Never fear – our Healthy Eating Specialist, Jessica, is armed with a ton of delicious, healthy recipes that are certainly worth celebrating! Don’t miss this great opportunity to watch her prepare various lightened up versions of typical holiday dishes.

Pre-registration is required and spaces are limited. To sign up, please visit Customer Service or call 305-421-9421.

Thu
13
Introducing our NEW Sommelier Selection Series Featuring Holiday Wines
7:00 PM @ In our Lifestyle Center
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Introducing our NEW Sommelier Selection Series Featuring Holiday Wines
Thursday, December 13th
7:00 PM
In our Lifestyle Center, FREE

Interested in the opportunity to sample new and exciting varieties of wine never before featured in our store? Our Sommelier Selection Series invites you to enjoy an exclusive sneak preview of four unique bottles once a month. Guests will be able to purchase a set of the four bottles being featured, packaged in a beautiful reusable wooden wine box. Bring your box back for each month’s class and receive a 10 percent discount on the four bottles being featured! This month, we’ll be highlighting perfect wines for your holiday table.

Discount only valid the evening of the event. Space is limited. To pre-register, please visit Customer Service or call 305-421-9421

Fri
14
Taste of the Holidays
6:00 PM @ Our Cafe
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Taste of the Holidays
Friday, December 14th
6:00 PM
Our Cafe, $10 Per Guest - Donation To Lotus House

The holiday season has officially arrived, and that means family dinners, corporate parties, and festive get-togethers. Looking for the perfect platter or delicious dessert to share with family and friends? Let us help! Visit our Taste of the Holidays event to sample our very best holiday menu items, and then head over to the Holiday Table to order your favorites!

Your $10 donation will benefit Lotus House, a local non-profit resource center and residential facility for homeless and disadvantaged women and children. We will also be collecting new toys and clothing for the children of Lotus House ages six and under. We appreciate any contribution at our Taste of the Holidays event!

Pre-registration is not required. For more information, contact Customer Service at 305-421-9421. Donations will be accepted upon entering the event. Sampling items available from 6 pm – 8 pm while supplies last. Menu subject to change. Sampling limited to one plate per person.

 

Featured Items Will Include:

 

Fresh Cut Crudités

Served with accompanying dipping sauces

Mini Chicken Satays

Served with accompanying dipping sauces

Mini Empanaditas

Your choice of chicken, spinach or beef

Fig, Cranberry & Walnut Stuffed Brie

Double Crème Isigny Holiday Brie stuffed and topped with Adriatic fig spread, caramelized walnuts and dried cranberries

All-American Apple Pie Stuffed Brie

Double Crème Isigny Holiday Brie with apple pie filling, caramelized pecans, graham crackers and cinnamon

Shrimp Cocktail

Chilled shrimp served with cocktail sauce

Stone Crabs

Local stone crabs served with mustard sauce

Sliced Lavender & Herbs de Provence Turkey Breast

Served with orange and cranberry relish

Standing Rib Roast

Herb crusted beef, thinly sliced and seasoned to perfection

Southern Raised Spiral Ham

Served with our secret sweet and savory Harry’s Hellacious Ham Glaze

Seasonal Fruit Salad

Whole Foods Market Assorted Holiday Truffles

Traditional Pannetone

Signature Holiday Pies and Cakes

Egg Nog

Hot Apple Cider

Assorted Allegro Coffees and Teas

Wine Sampling

Sat
15
Calling All Kids! Holiday Cookie Decorating
12:00 PM @ In Our Cafe
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Calling All Kids! Holiday Cookie Decorating
Saturday, December 15th
12:00 PM
In Our Cafe, FREE

There’s nothing better than edible art! Get into the spirit of the season by decorating your very own holiday cookies!

Pre-registration is not required. Limited to children ages 12 and under while supplies last.

Mon
17
Happy, Healthy Holidays – All About Desserts!
6:00 PM @ In Our Lifestyle Center
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Happy, Healthy Holidays – All About Desserts!
Monday, December 17th
6:00 PM
In Our Lifestyle Center, FREE

Any great holiday meal ends with something sweet! Join Jessica as she demonstrates a few quick and easy recipes that are guaranteed to satisfy even the strongest sweet tooth!

Pre-registration is required and spaces are limited. To sign up, please visit Customer Service or call 305-421-9421.

Wed
19
Get the Party Started – Easy Apps
7:00 PM @ In Our Lifestyle Center
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Get the Party Started – Easy Apps
Wednesday, December 19th
7:00 PM
In Our Lifestyle Center, FREE

Welcome your guests with the perfect cheese platter, a delicious holiday brie or maybe a selection of handmade truffles – we’ll demonstrate (and sample!) some of our favorite appetizer ideas for your next gathering!

Space is limited. To pre-register, please visit Customer Service or call 305-421-9421.

Thu
20
Holiday Entertaining 101 With Chef Derek
7:00 PM @ In Our Lifestyle Center
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Holiday Entertaining 101 With Chef Derek
Thursday, December 20th
7:00 PM
In Our Lifestyle Center, FREE

You have 15 people coming over for dinner in December and planning a menu seems impossible. Joins Chef Derek as he demonstrates quick and easy dishes to take the stress out of holiday entertaining!

Space is limited. To pre-register, please visit Customer Service or call 305-421-9421.

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