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Chefs With a Purpose Grand Tasting and Silent Auction to benefit Project Medishare for Haiti and International Firefighters Assistance, held at the InterContinental Miami on March 30th, was a resounding success! The event featured over 20 tasting stations which each offered a delicious signature menu dish by the participating top chefs. The evening’s silent auction had incredible items ranging from luxury hotel stays, unique dining experiences, Tiffany & Co. jewelry, Haitian art and unique sports memorabilia. There was a new addition this year as a beautiful Haitian art exhibit by Michele Frisch, Haiti’s leading art curator and collector, was displayed in the lobby. The featured Haitian art was from the Galerie Marassa collection. The evening was hosted by Pierre Garçon, Wide Receiver for the Indianapolis Colts and emceed by DJ Griot of 99 Jamz. WPLG Channel 10 Miami evening news anchor, Calvin Hughes, was honored for his important contributions to Haiti’s recovery, advancing awareness and fundraising efforts. Guests were serenaded with the music of renowned Haitian performers Mushy Widmaier and sultry singer Phyllisia Ross.

The participating restaurants included: Table 40, Two Chefs Restaurant, Sra. Martinez, The Forge, Mama Mia, Gigi’s Noodle Bar, Bond Street, Chophouse Miami, House of Caviar & Fine Foods, Abokado, Moca Café, Chef Creole, CookiePursonality, San Ignacio College Culinary Program, Chef George Catering, Rational Cooking Solutions, Ana Paz Cakes, Diego’s Tapas y Vinos, Dadou’s Kitchen, Por Fin Restaurant & Lounge, Scalina Ristorante.

We would like to extend a very special thank you to InterContinental Miami for once again hosting this incredible evening to raise awareness and the much needed funds for Project Medishare Haiti.

Lt. Nate Lasseur, Founder & President of IFA; Robert Hill, InterContinental Miami General Manager; Dr. Barth Green, Co-Founder of Project Medishare for Haiti; and Calvin Hughes, WPLG News Anchor at Chefs With a Purpose

Haitian art from the Galerie Marassa collection exhibit by Michele Frisch, Haiti’s leading art curator and collector

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Sra. Martinez’s Michelle Bernstein will be part of the culinary line-up at Chefs With A Purpose: Haiti at the Intercontinental Miami on Wednesday, March 30 from 6:30-9:30 p.m.

Chef Michelle Bernstein of Sra. Martinez will be one of the featured Miami culinary greats at Chefs With A Purpose: HAITI next Wednesday, March 30.

Michelle has been building a national following for her fresh new take on Latin cuisine. Born and raised by a food-loving Argentinean mother in Miami, Michelle grew up fluent in Spanish and steeped in the city’s cosmopolitan, Latin-influenced culture. She explored South America, the Caribbean, and Mexico. Using the freshest ingredients and the French training she went on to acquire, she has blended all these traditions into a cuisine that is uniquely hers.

A Miami native of Jewish and Latin descent, Michelle Bernstein has dazzled diners and critics alike with her sublime cuisine and a personality as bright and vibrant as the Florida sun. Michelle trained at Johnson & Wales and under the renowned chef Jean-Louis Palladin.

“My food is luxurious but approachable,” says Bernstein, a James Beard Award winner (Best Chef South 2007) and author of Cuisine a Latina.

Dewey LoSasso, Executive Chef of The Forge and Bravo TV’s Top Chef Ron DuPrat are among the long list of chefs joining Michelle that evening!

Don’t miss this tasty event next week March 30! Tickets are on sale for $80 online and will be $100 at the door the evening of the event.

So be sure to click here to purchase your tickets today and save!

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