Saturday, June 28, 2008

Summer Dinner Series @ Johnny V's

I've been a big fan of Chef Johnny V since his days at The Astor on South Beach and then his awesome sandwich shop on Alton Road. His place on Las Olas is equally as good.

Starting Thursday, June 26 and on the last Thursday of every month through September, the summer dinner series prepared by chef Johnny Vinczencz features a different theme: the first is Barbequlooza – a celebration of American BBQ served family-style ( $35 per person, plus tax and gratuity) with summer cocktails and passed hors d’oeuvres followed by dinner. Future dinners are scheduled for July 31, August 28 and September 25. Seats are limited to 40 attendees and must be reserved in advance. Johnny V is open for lunch Sunday through Friday, 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., and dinner nightly 5:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m., and till midnight on weekends. 625 East Las Olas Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale. (954) 761-7920.

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Micro-Brew tasting @ Hollywood Vine

Saturday, June 14, 2008 7:00-11:00


Norbert will be back for another amazing education, experience, and as always, lots fun and good people.

Cost: $20

Add $3 to taste the Dogfish 120 IPA (definitely inquire when you get here!)

Stoudts Double IPA- Pennsylvania

Stoudts Triple- Pennsylvania

Stoudts “Fat Dog” Oatmeal Stout- Pennsylvania

Dogish Head 60 IPA- Delaware

Dogfish Head “Festina Peche”- Delaware

Dogfish Head “Raison D’ Etre”- Delaware

Holy Mackeral- Melbourne, FL

Sweaty Betty- Boulder, Colorado

Rogue “Dead Guy”- Oregon

Rogue “Brutal Bitter”- Oregon


We will open up between 10 different beers. You will be able to taste all of them. Then, select any 2 that you would like to enjoy a full beer.

Saturday, June 7, 2008

Southern BBQ Tuesdays @ Delano

Southern BBQ Nights by the pool at the Delano Hotel of Blue Door fame. $39 per person for adults and $19 for children 12 and under. Includes complimentary welcome caipirinhas, live entertainment by Rose Max and Ramatis and the action bar and action grill, where guests are encouraged to return as often as they like. Delano, 1685 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, 305-674-6400.

Friday, June 6, 2008

Cooking Class @ Hollywood Vine

Wok Star
Eleanor Hoh
A perfect combination of socializing, entertainment and learning

Excited to announce Hollywood Vine, a new venue hosting me. I stopped by this beautiful wine bar (click on Hollywood Vine link below to see wine bar if you cannot see attachment) in a wonderful neighborhood on Harrison Street with nice shops, an interesting mix of restaurants and even a children's hair salon and toy boutique.

I believe the most important elements to a successful stir fry is having the right tools and techniques so you can be a Wok Star!

You'll start the class with my yummy Rainbow Lettuce wrap while you get acquainted with others, see complete menu below. I focus on homestyle, weekday, 30 minute, one-dish meals and many will get a chance to participate. Very engaging and interactive, you will learn "everything you need to know about stir frying" and feel liberated with my "no recipe, no measuring, no calorie counting" approach.

I emphasize using a few fresh ingredients, so dinners are healthy yet delicious but also quick and easy to make. There will be door prizes, tons of tips, printed handouts and you'll learn the inside scoop on the best Asian brands and where to find them.

Spaces are on a first come, first serve basis, those who prepay will be guaranteed their space(s). So, please don't leave till last minute and be disappointed when you cannot get in...

Here are some recent media mentions -
CBS video of recent live TV appearance and writeup:

Wonderful slide show of my class and audio interview by Miami Dish:

Get a flavor of my class by Mango and Lime:

$75 per person
Reservations and prepayment required
Click for more details on my Wok Star Classes:

4 dishes savored with different wines selected by Hollywood Vine
Rainbow lettuce appetizer with ground turkey, hoisin sauce & crunchy pumpkin seeds
Easy stir fry veggies with an Asian twist
Shrimp with asparagus, carrot & topped with cashews
Tilapia with zucchini, squash & bell peppers in spicy brown bean sauce

Wok Star Kits
are available for purchase on day of class to jump start being a Wok Star!
The Kit
includes a preseasoned, lightweight cast-iron wok set, 3-disc set
and my selection of seasonings to save you a trip to the Asian market.

Look forward to meeting you at my next class...
Eleanor Hoh
Wok Star Kit / Cooking Class
create experiences and make new friends
tel : 305-865-9297

Sunday, June 1, 2008

Miami Spice 2008 Sneak Preview

Miami Spice is doing a "sneak preview" this year which starts on June 16 thru June 30. Participating restaurants are listed on the site along with menus. Regular Spice starts in August.
Tuscan Steak is always a Must Do during Spice. I will post back with more recommendations after I review each menu.