Tuesday, March 29, 2016

friends of cobaya alerts: april 2016

We try not to flood your feed with extraneous information, but we do like to periodically bring to your attention events that may be of interest, particularly when they involve Cobaya alumni, and especially if we can help you get a discount. There happen to be several coming up:

Cochon 555 | April 3: The epic porcine festival – five chefs, five pigs, five winemakers – is back in town. This year's participants include Alex Chang of the Vagabond (Cobaya #53 and 59) and Diego Oka of La Mar (Cobaya #46), along with Michael Fiorello of Beachcraft, Xavier Torres of Drunken Dragon, and Anthony LePape of the Ritz-Carlton South Beach. Also taking part are Richard Hales of Sakaya Kitchen and BlackBrick (Cobaya #5, 11) and Jose Mendin of Pubbelly (Cobaya #37). Leading up to the main event, there's also a Late Night Asian Speakeasy at Phuc Yea on April 1, and a Chef's Course Dinner with several guest chefs at Beachraft on April 2.

Use this link to get discounted tickets ($20 off general admission, $30 off VIP).

Michelle Bernstein 10th Anniversary Dinner | April 6: Local hero Michelle Bernstein (Cobaya #12, 56) will be celebrating the 10th anniversary of Michy's (n/k/a Cena by Michy) with a five-course dinner featuring several alumni as guest chefs, including Timon Balloo (Cobaya #41) as well as Lindsay Autry, Berenice de Araujo, Jason Schaan and Sarah Sipe, with wines by Allegra Angelo and cocktails by Julio Cabrera.

If you didn't get in to Cobaya #61 on the same night, get seats at this Michy's dinner here.

Flavorwalla Pizzeria | April 12: Michael Schwartz (Cobaya #49) plays host to New York chef Floyd Cardoz at Harry's Pizzeria for an Indian-inspired version of his ongoing guest chef pop-up dinners.

Book here.

StarChefs South Florida Rising Stars | April 13: The 2016 StarChefs Rising Stars tasting and awards ceremony will feature a few Cobaya alumni – Alex Chang, Diego Oka and Brad Kilgore (Cobaya #21), as well as Jimmy Everett (Valentino Cucina Italiana), Niven Patel (Michael's Genuine), Phuket Thongsodchareondee (Cake Thai Kitchen), and Cesar Zapata (The Federal).

Get tickets here, and use the code RSBLOG to get a 10% discount.

Whole Steer Weekend @ Quality Meats | April 14-16: For three days, Patrick Rebholz of Quality Meats (Cobaya #54) will be cooking an entire steer with guest chef Negro Piattoni, who's worked at Bar Tartine and Francis Mallmann's Garzon. Thursday is BBQ night, Friday is a family style dinner, an Saturday is a formal dinner.

Tickets for each night are available here.

As a side note: if you're really opposed to getting these kinds of updates, let us know. We don't expect to do so more frequently than once every month or so.

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