Celebrating Julia Child’s 100th Birthday – 9/15/12

“Celebrating Julia at 100” will take place at Miami Dade College’s Wolfson campus, Miami Culinary Institute (MCI) and the historic Freedom Tower.

The day’s festivities will begin at 10:30 am, including three consecutive seminars, Julia’s Birthday Bash Cocktail Party at 5:00 pm, and crowning the day’s events, an intimate dinner party at Tuyo Restaurant (atop the MCI building) at 7:30 pm.

Net proceeds benefit Les Dames d’Escoffier Legacy Awards.

Miami Culinary Institute – Cooking Class

“From Julia Child’s Kitchen to Yours” with Chef Michelle Bernstein

10:30 am – noon. Price: $60 per person. Seating is limited.

Location: Miami Culinary Institute, Wolfson Campus, 415 NE 2nd Ave, 3rd Floor, Room 9301, Miami

“Backstage with Julia” – With Nancy Verde Barr

Author of “Backstage with Julia, My Years with Julia Child”

Following seminar, Nancy Verde Barr will sign copies of her book, available for purchase through Books & Books.

1:00 – 2:30 pm. Price: $30 per person, $10 student (ID required)

Location: MDC Auditorium 300 NE. 2nd Avenue, Building 1, Room 1261, Miami.


Media Evolution: Moderator, Carole Kotkin

“Mastering the Art of French Cooking to Tweeting for Your Supper.” Traditional communications to social media.

3:00 – 4:30 pm. Price: $30 per person, $10 student (ID required)

Location: MDC Auditorium 300 NE 2nd Avenue, Building 1, Room 1261, Miami


Freedom Tower

Julia’s Birthday Bash


Join us for a cocktail party at the iconic Miami Freedom Tower (part of the MCI campus) featuring small plates and sweets crafted by the talented MCI Chef’s Council and their friends. Enjoy festive libations and participate in an exciting gastronomic culinary/travel-themed silent auction.

5:00 – 7:00 pm. Price: $75 per person. Location: Miami Freedom Tower, 600 Biscayne Blvd, Miami.

TUYO Restaurant at Miami Culinary Institute

“An American in Paris”

Julia’s Birthday Dinner Party Menu Centenaire

Staged atop the MCI building at Tuyo Restaurant and orchestrated by Chef Norman Van Aken, this Julia- inspired five-course intimate dinner party will crown the day’s events. Bon Appetit!

7:30 pm. Price: $150 per person. Limited seating.

Location: TUYO Restaurant Miami Culinary Institute, 415 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami – Penthouse

Tickets: Claire Tomlin, claire@themarketcompany.com 305-775-2166

Event: Susan Weinstein, susanweinstein@weinworks.com 305-895-3400

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