If you love food, science, and art — or any one of the three — join us Saturday April 20 from 10am – 5pm for our first annual food festival! Miami Eats: The Art and Science of How Miami Grows, Cooks, and Eats Food will have something to suit the tastes of the whole family. (Check us out on Facebook too!) You can learn about urban gardening, health & nutrition, hydroponics, and molecular gastronomy, while watching cooking demos, exploring food exhibits, and pleasing your taste buds with delicious food tasting booths. This event is inspired in part by the permanent exhibitions dedicated to health, food and nutrition that will be a part of the new Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science, currently under construction at Museum Park.
Check out our menu for Miami Eats!
Start with cooking demos and food tastings, from Food Network’s “Chopped” winner Chef Giorgio Rapicavoli of Miami’s acclaimed Eating House, from student chefs of the Miami Culinary Institute, and from Whole Foods… Take cooking classes, sponsored by Common Threads and Chef Kat Duran… Take a DIY hydroponics class, hosted by Hydrofarm (which will also be raffling off two hydroponics kits)… Design your own “healthy” plate, hosted by the Ceramic League of Miami… Try some local honey at the Oh Honey, Bee Hive presentation, which is all about bees and includes a special honey tasting with Beekeeper Inese Bunch of Bunch Farms… Watch a special airing of “Fish Meat,” a film about sustainable fisheries by Fish Navy Films… See a fruit and veggie painting lesson with Artist Donna Torres… Learn the history behind the Vizcaya Estate Farm Village, a picturesque farm on the land where the museum sits today that produced vegetables and herbs for Vizcaya kitchens… Make your own nitrogen ice cream courtesy of Florida International University Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management… Enjoy a cultural experience with a Tea Ceremony and Yummy ChunBuns tasting by Susan Lee Chun… Have fun with food chemistry demonstrations on sugars, fats and all that with Miami Science Museum and partners… Visit tables and booths showcasing nutrition and healthy eating with the University of Miami’s Nutrigardens and Eat Well Foods… and much more!