Miami Science Museum
3280 S Miami Avenue
Miami, FL 33129
10:00 a.m. Saturday, April 20, 2013
On Saturday, April 20, 2013, the Miami Science Museum will be hosting Miami Eats: The Art and Science of Food, a food festival dedicated to how Miami grows, cooks, and enjoys food. The event is partly inspired 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 under construction at Museum Park. The schedule will feature unique food exhibits, fun cooking demos with delicious tastings and special cooking classes that will enhance participants’ understanding of the science behind food while also stimulating their taste buds!
Miami Eats will have several activities for the entire family to enjoy including:
•Cooking demos/tastings from former Top Chef celebrity Chef Giorgio Rapicavoli of Miami’s acclaimed Eating House, student chefs of the Miami Culinary Institute, and Whole Foods
•Cooking classes sponsored by Common Threads and Chef Kat Duran
•DIY hydroponics class hosted by Hydrofarm, which will also be raffling off a hydroponic kit to two lucky winners
•Design your own “healthy” plate hosted by the Ceramic League of Miami
•Oh Honey, Bee Hive presentation all about bees with a special honey tasting from Beekeeper Inese Bunch
•Special airing of “Fish Meat” film about sustainable fisheries by Fish Navy Films
•Fruit and Veggie Painting Lesson with Artist Donna Torres
•Learn the history behind the Vizcaya Estate Farm Village. James Deering, owner of the estate, created a picturesque farm on the land where the museum sits today that produced vegetables and herbs for the 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 Chun Buns Tasting by Susan Lee Chun.
•Fun with food chemistry demonstrations on sugars, fats and all that (it might surprise you) with Miami Science Museum and partners.
•Select tables and booths showcasing nutrition and healthy eating with the University of Miami’s Nutrigardens and Eat Well Foods. Admission is buy one ticket; get one free with a donation of 2 nonperishable cans of food. Regular admission is $14.95 for adults ($12.70 for Miami-Dade County residents); and $10.95 for seniors (62+), children (ages 3 – 12), and students with an I.D. ($9.30 for children, students and seniors who are Miami-Dade County residents). Limit 2 free admissions per family/transaction. Food donations benefit Farm Share and Chapman Partnership.