Sunday, August 14, 2022

Food & Wine, Celebrity Edition

If the season is starting – you can tell by the increase in traffic – then big names will hit town to eat, drink and play. Celebrity chefs who now live here are planning big things, too.

Clay Conley hosts No Kid Hungry dinner

On Nov. 3, local celeb Executive Chef/Owner Clay Conley will host the annual Palm Beach No Kid Hungry dinner at Buccan to help end childhood hunger in America. 

Executive Chef Clay Conley

Joining him will be his Director of Culinary Zach Bell, as well as guest chefs: Jeremy Ford, Abby Swain, Julien Gremaud and Master Sommelier Virginia Philip. The dinner starts at 6 p.m., and tickets cost $500 per person. That includes a cocktail/hors d’oeuvre reception, a five-course dinner with wine pairings and a live auction with unique culinary and travel experiences up for grabs. 

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John Legend and Cooper’s Hawk create collab wine

Celeb singer/songwriter/philanthropist John Legend, who owns LVE Wines: Legend Vineyard Exclusive, has paired with Cooper Hawk Winery & Restaurants in honor of Cooper’s Hawk’s 14th anniversary. Cooper’s Hawk has 11 locations in Florida, with one in Palm Beach Gardens’ The Gardens mall. The limited-edition red wine blends varietals from California vineyards and can be tasted in all locations in October and until the supply lasts.

Chef Adrianne to open third Miami venue

Celeb chef Adrianne Calvo (TV personality, cookbook author, restaurateur) is opening Red Fish by Chef Adrianne in November in Matheson Hammock Park, Coral Gables. This restaurant was heavily damaged by Hurricane Irma in 2017 (then known as Red Fish Grill) and the historic coral rock structure is being restored. Calvo will add a New American-style menu that focuses on seafood dishes and fish house classics. This is her third restaurant, along with operating Chef Adrianne’s Vineyard Restaurant & Wine Bar and Cracked by Chef Adrianne (two locations). Look for a November opening.

Red Fish by Chef Adrianne, 9610 Old Cutler Road, Matheson Hammock Park, Miami. 

3800 Ocean hires new Executive Chef Marc Rosen

3800 Ocean, Chef Marc Rosen

Chef Marc Rosen is now executive chef at 3800 Ocean, Marriott Singer Island Beach Resort. He has 27 years experience as an executive chef, and has worked in South Florida (PGA National Resort, Disney’s Vero Beach Resort), Providence and Boston (Renaissance Boston Patriot Place, Bar Louie Tavern & Grill, The Capital Grille), and Manhattan (Russian Tea Room, Demi, Barcelona, Citron47). 

3800 Ocean, 3800 N. Ocean Drive, Singer Island; 561/340-1700;

Lynn Kalber
Lynn Kalber was raised in Boca Raton and has always worked in Palm Beach and Broward counties. She is a career journalist, with 26 years at The Palm Beach Post alone, where she wrote feature and food articles, edited the food section and wrote about wine as part of the Swirl Girls.

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