June 2004 Newsletter

Friday, June 4, 2004 - Food for Thought
This month at Chef Allen’s “Food for Thought” our special guest speaker is Barbara Mann, Retail Manager for Channel Beaute. Chanel goody bags for everyone!!!

Your Day at Chef Allen’s
Mingle with the ladies over ice tea
12:00pm Fabulous lunch prepared by Chef Allen!
1:00-1:30pm Barbara Mann, 20 minute presentation
and 10 minute question and answer

Heirloom Tomato and Feta Salad
Spiced Greek Olives, Lemon Thyme Vinaigrette


Sweet Corn Dusted Yellowtail Snapper
Wild Asparagus, White Bean Confit


Baked Georgia Peach Tart

Pine Nut Honey Ice Cream

$34 per person plus tax & gratuity
To make reservations please click here or call 305.935.2900

Wednesday, June 9, 2004
Palate to Palette

Our series continues, Rick Garcia will be here on Wednesday, June 9, 2004 from New Mexico. Join us for another evening where culinary and visual arts are the menu. Rick Garcia will be giving away a keepsake poster to every couple.

The evening begins at 6:00 p.m. with a cocktail reception including hors d’oeuvres, dinner will be served at 7:00pm.

Red Hot Mussels Moquecas
Green Mango, Roasted Corn, Cilantro
Vina Errazuriz Fume Blanc


Lobster Croquetas
Yellow Tomato Salsa, Chocolate Chipotle sauce
Vina Errazuriz Chardonnay Reserva


Mesquite Grilled Venison Chop
Mashed Potato Burrito and “Mojito” Jelly
Vina Errazuriz Don Maximiano


Grilled Tropical Fruit Split
Rum Sauce and Chile-Macadamia Brittle
Vina Errazuriz Late Harvest Sauvignon Blanc

$75 per person plus tax & gratuity
To make reservations please click here or call 305.935.2900

If you attended last months Palate to Palette and our joining us again this month please remember to bring your passport to receive your stamps!

Sunday, June 20, 2004 - Father's Day
Father's Day Special featured Menu additions

Saffron and Vanilla Rum Roasted Lobster


Mesquite Grilled "Cowboy" Steak with Porcinni Mash


Corn and Crab Rissotto


Tuesday, June 29, 2004 - Five Fabulous Female Chefs
Carmen Gonzalez, Michelle Bernstein, Cindy Hutson, Jennifer Brown and Andrea Curto get together again this year to help fight anti-hunger and anti-poverty. This fabulous five will be cooking simultaneously at Carmen’s the Restaurant preparing an amazing dinner for you! Tickets are on sale now. Please call 305.633.9861 or purchase them at miamitaste.com Price $250 per person. Only a 100 seats available

Monday, July 19, 2004 - Taste of the Nation
Taste of the Nation”. This gourmet celebration will be held at the Fairmont Turnberry Resort Isle and Club in Aventura on Monday July 19, 2004, from 7:00 pm to 9:30 pm ticket price per person $75.00. Preceded by an exclusive, VIP Dom Perignon reception, starting at 6:00 pm ticket price $150.00 per person. The event will feature live music, goody bags, live auction and best of all your favorite Miami chefs! We look forward to another fabulous evening this year. We look forward to seeing you again and thank you for your commitment to the fight against hunger.

For more information or ticket purchase for S.O.S. please call Shoshana Batterman at 305.633.9861 x123 or visit miamitaste.com

To make a reservation or for further information
please call 305.935.2900 or Click Here.

19088 N.E. 29th AVENUE

Located 1 block east of Biscayne Boulevard on N.E. 191st street only a short drive from either Miami or Fort Lauderdale. It’s an excellent choice for locals and visitors alike that enjoy decadent cuisine and service. For reservations and general information on upcoming events please go to our website at http://chefallens.com or call 305.935.2900

Share Our Strength 2004
Share Our Strength is the largest nation-wide culinary benefit supporting anti-hunger and anti-poverty efforts. This year more than 100 events are being held in 75 cities across the United States and Canada. Over the past 17 years, local chefs have raised over 1 million dollars to fight hunger in Miami. 100% of local ticket sales will support anti-hunger and anti-poverty efforts in this community, including the Daily Bread Food Bank, Camillus House and P.A.C.T.

Summer is Here
The official first day of summer is on June 21, 2004. Just as sunflowers turn their heads to catch every sunbeam, we too have discovered a simple way to get more from the sun. We've learned to save energy and enjoy sunny summer evenings by switching our clocks an hour forward in spring. Benjamin Franklin first suggested the idea of summer time or daylight savings time, in a whimsical article written in 1784.

Fresh New Ceviches on the Menu for Summer!
Grouper Ceviche
Tomato, Jalapeno, Sunrise Plantain

Otopus & Shrimp Ceviche
Avocado, Tomato, Plantains

Crab and Arugula Ceviche
Coconut Milk, Kafir Lime , Rice Paper

Grouper Ceviche
Tomato, Jalapeno, Sunrise Plantain

Six Tips for Better
Time Management

"As we have increased the numbers of time-saving devices and products to make our lives easier we have found ways to fill the time." Says Tracy Lyn moland a time management consultant and author of Mom Management, Managing Mom Before Everybody Else. And a chronic lack of time leads to stress.

  • Make a Time Diary
    Take a week and plot out what you do every day. Be honest. If you watch 25 hours of TV each week write it down. This is a painful awakening to most peopele. Now you will know what you are doing with your time.
  • Learn to Say "No"
    Turn off your cell phone. Decline in doing things you really don't want to do turn it down politely and do not allow yourself to feel guilty. This will allow you to focus on your goals
  • Time based -to Do List
    This helps priotize how you go about your tasks.
  • Let Your Computer Help
    Technologu helped get you into the time bind in the first place, so use it to help get you out. Tey some of the manu personl scheduling programs that allow you to keep a calender, to-do lists, phone and address book. Less paper trail and organizing will make you life easier.
  • Multitask
    Pay bills while watching tv, listen to books on tape while commuting. Don't talk on the phone while driving! It's been said tha women are better at multi-tasking than men.
  • Don't be a Perfectionist
    Perfectionism, otherwise known as paying excessive attention to detail, important or not, is kind of procrastination.

  • "Set rational goals for yourself"" says jasper"it's a fine thing to strive to be your best. It's counter productive to try to be the very best."

    By John casey

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