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Written by Miami Today on August 20, 2009
Cynthia Betancourt, sommelier for the Mandarin Oriental’s Azul restaurant, partners with Sébastien Laboureau, art consultant for MoonStar Fine Arts Advisors, for an evening discussing the finer points of art and wine. 6:30-8 p.m. Mandarin Oriental, 500 Brickell Key Drive, Miami. $50 per person. Details: (305) 913-8358 or www.mandarinoriental.com.
A TASTE OF ITALY
The Italy-America Chamber of Commerce Southeast takes a tour of Italy during the third annual Italian Cooking Show. Focusing on Italy’s regional cuisine, the event will pit two chefs from local Italian restaurants against each other in this combined culinary battle and cooking class. 6:30-9:30 p.m. MiaCucina, 105 Miracle Mile, Coral Gables. Details: www.iacc-miami.com.
Morton’s, The Steakhouse hosts a "Master Class: Blind Wine Tasting Seminar" led by Sommelier Tylor Field III. Guests will blind taste seven wines, under the guidance of Mr. Field, while enjoying hors d’oeuvres. 6-7:30 p.m. Morton’s The Steakhouse, 2333 Ponce de Leon Blvd., Coral Gables. $45. Details: (305) 442-1662.
The Latin Builders Association hosts its monthly networking cocktail hour and luncheon. The event’s guest speaker is US Rep. Kendrick Meek. Noon. Aug. 21. JW Marriot Brickell, 1111 Brickell Ave., Miami. RSVP required. $65 members, $90 others. Details: www.lbaorg.com.
Connect Florida, the young professionals arm of Leadership Florida, celebrates its two-year anniversary with a look at the future of statewide transit. In addition to networking opportunities, the event will feature a panel discussion including Harpal Kapoor, director of Miami-Dade Transit, and county Commissioner Carlos Gimenez. 5:30 p.m. The Capital Grille, 444 Brickell Ave., Miami. Details: firstname.lastname@example.org.