Celebrate Miami's 2016 James Beard Semifinalists

Miami James Beard Foundation Award Semifinalists 2016

Ok, so the coveted James Beard Award will NOT be coming to Miami this year…but that’s not stopping us from celebrating this year's very talented Miami semi-finalists and acknowledging the creative and fast growing Miami food scene.

On Wednesday, March 23, 2016 Chef Michael Pirolo (a James Beard Award semifinalist for Best Chef: South) will host a not-to-be-missed collaborative dinner with a star-studded list of his fellow South Florida nominees. Taking place at Bazi, Pirolo’s acclaimed new modern Asian restaurant on Miami Beach, the dinner – priced at $100 per person (excluding beverage, tax and gratuity) will feature a cocktail reception with hors d’oeuvres, followed by a multi-course dinner with each course executed by a different chef.

“We’re all grateful to be recognized by the James Beard Foundation,” says Pirolo, whose work at Macchialina has drawn massive praise and paved the way for his semifinalist nod. “This dinner is an opportunity for diners to see what makes these chefs rising stars.”  

A portion of the evening’s proceeds will be donated to the James Beard Foundation, whose “mission is to celebrate, nurture, and honor America’s diverse culinary heritage through programs that educate and inspire.”  More at http://www.jamesbeard.org/about

Joining Pirolo in the kitchen that evening will be chefs Brad Kilgore of Alter (Semifinalist for both Best New Restaurant and Rising Chef); Jose Mendin of Pubbelly (Semifinalist for Best Chef: South); Giorgio Rapicavoli of Eating House and the new Glass & Vine (Semifinalist for Best Chef:South) and Deme Lomas of NIU Kitchen (Semifinalist for Best Chef: South).

Immediately following the dinner, join the chefs at Bazi’s beautiful downstairs bar to toast their nominations and successes. The bar will be open to the general public for this after-party. 

Seats for the dinner are limited and must be booked in advance.  Cocktail reception starts promptly at 7PM.

Bazi is located at The Marlin Hotel

1200 Collins Avenue on Miami Beach. 

Telephone: (305) 695-0101