Top Chef Elizabeth Falkner's Pop-Up at Miami Culinary Institute: Win Her Book
|All photos by Laine Doss|
A multi-course dinner was served family-style, with Falkner herself helping pass the gnocchi and focaccia. "Did you get some meatballs?" she asked our end of the table, clearly worried that we didn't get enough to eat.
We assured her that we had, in fact, gotten the meatballs, as she raced to get a heaping plate of couscous for the table.
The chef is in town on her way to Brooklyn, where she is opening her new restaurant, Krescendo, featuring dishes inspired by her time in southern Italy. The pop-up features items both from the new restaurant and dishes that she prepared in the earlier cooking demo.
Falkner returns to the Miami Culinary Institute tonight and tomorrow and a limited number of tickets are still available for the events.
Dinner with wine pairings and cocktails costs $90 (including taxes and gratuity), available through LivingSocial. Each intimate dinner starts at 8:30 p.m., with cocktails at 7:30 p.m. The VIP cooking demonstration starts at 6:30 p.m. and includes a copy of Falkner's book, Cooking Off The Clock. The VIP event is $130 (including taxes and gratuity) and includes dinner at the pop-up.
In the meantime, Short Order wants to give away an autographed copy of the chef's new book (which hasn't even been released in stores yet). Just become a fan of Short Order on Facebook and post your favorite Italian dish. Are you a pasta person? Do you want to make some gnocchi at home? We'll choose one random person and announce the winner Monday morning.