Tuesday, November 1, 2011

8th Annual AIWF BBQ Cook-Off at Flamingo Gardens

Sunday, November 6TH from 5:00pm to 8:00pm

Amid Flamingo Garden’s 60 acres of lush botanical gardens, six culinary schools from South Florida (Johnson & Wales University, Miami-Dade College Culinary Institute, Le Cordon Bleu, Florida International University, The Art Institute, and Lincoln Culinary Institute) will compete at this year’s Annual BBQ Cook-Off. At stake is the coveted Pig Trophy, awarded to the team that cooks up the “Best Ribs and Sides.” The schools will be judged by a professional panel of media, and local food & wine celebrities. Guests can also enjoy food samplings from area restaurants along with a variety of wine and beer amid the beautiful botanical setting of Flamingo Gardens. Sampling stations will be catered by Smitty’s Grille, Sparky’s Roadside BBQ, Chef George Catering, Susie’s Scrumptious Sweets and Whole Foods. A variety of wine and beer will be provided by International Wine Imports, Peachy Canyon Winery, Chronic Cellars, and Brown Distributing Co. for Fresh Beer and Renewal Water.

 If the food isn’t enough to keep you busy, live entertainment will be provided by The Charlie Steiner Trio and there will be a silent auction with a Big Green Egg BBQ donated by Culinary Concepts, along with several restaurant gift certificates, bottles of wine and more. See a touch of Old Florida in the historic Wray Home in Flamingo Gardens’ 60 acres of lush gardens showcasing rare, exotic and native plants. Tour the groves and the Wray Botanical Collection including 16 Champion Trees. The Wray House is the oldest residence in Broward west of University Drive. The Live Oaks surrounding the home are 150-200 years old and have an approximate life span of 500 years. Explore native wildlife in the Free-flight Aviary and Everglades Wildlife Sanctuary exhibits.

Prices are $40.00 in advance for AIWF and Flamingo Gardens members and students; $50.00 for all others and on the day of the event. Proceeds from the event raise money to support the AIWF’s culinary scholarships and signature Days of Taste programs and help sustain Flamingo Gardens. For reservations email assnmgmt@bellsouth. net or call 305-663-9641 or 954-396-3875. Flamingo Gardens Botanical Collections & Everglades Wildlife Sanctuary is located at 3750 South Flamingo Road in Davie 33330 (Flamingo Rd between Griffin & I-595). For further event information visit www. aiwf.org/south Florida or www.flamingogardens.org.

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