New Ad Lib Venue in Coral Gables Introduces Celeb Chef Dinner

Chef Norman Van Aken (Photo by Tracey Barrow)

When you start your night with a glass of Champagne as a greeting and go on to four courses prepared by Chef Norman Van Aken (of SoFla’s Mango Gang fame) and popular Miami-area Chef Michael Beltran, your night just can’t get much better.

And you’re in luck, because tickets are still available for this collaboration dinner matchup at the new Ad Lib in Coral Gables on July 16, starting at 7 p.m. Cost is $125 per person, and wines are an additional charge. Go here for tickets.

Ad Lib, 2415 Ponce de Leon Blvd., Coral Gables; 305/504-8895;

Rhythm Café hosts wine dinner with Bennett Valley

A five-course wine dinner at the venerable Rhythm Café, the cornerstone of the Delicious Dixie Dining Corridor, will be held July 24, starting at 6:30 p.m. Dishes will include snapper Meuniere, skirt steak and more, paired with chardonnay, cabernet sauvignon and others from the tasty Bennett Valley Winery.

Cost is $85 per person, and reservations are by phone only.

Rhythm Café, 3800 S. Dixie Highway, West Palm Beach; 561/833-3406;

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