Taste of Recovery, Cochon555 Return in June

Second Taste of Recovery to hit Old School Square

Chef Louie Bossi has taken South Florida by storm, with two namesake restaurants opened and a third planned for Delray Beach’s Atlantic Avenue (in the 32 East spot). His first Taste of Recovery benefit in 2017 was a hit, and he’s bringing it back on June 2, from 6 to 9 p.m. at Old School Square in Delray Beach. There will be music by Dave Scott and the Reckless Shots.

Look for more than 15 restaurants to participate in the charity event that benefits Crossroads Club, a Delray Beach organization that has provided space for 12-step meetings for decades. Cost is $40 per ticket and you can buy them here.


Cochon555 celebrates farming, returns to Miami

The South Florida stop of the national Cochon555 tour is slated for June 10 at 1 Hotel South Beach, with more than 100 chefs, farmers, sommeliers, distillers, brewers and barkeeps. It’s a massive event focusing on family farming and whole-pig cookery. There are 15 major city events per year.

There are five local chefs who will be given a 200-pound pig and one week to prepare and present a Judge’s Plate that will be scored on utilization, technique and overall flavor. The winner of this competition advances to the national finale in Chicago on Sept. 30. Cost is $130 per person for general admission, $200 for VIP (early admission and access to cocktail/drinks). Find tickets here.


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. She lives in West Palm Beach with her husband, writer and author Scott Eyman.

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