Miami New Timesâ€™ Iron Fork is Miami’s most hotly anticipated culinary event withÂ four hours of eating and drinking from the stations of over 45 of South Floridaâ€™s luxury andÂ fine-dining restaurants. This year they partnered with the Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau to kick off two months of discounted three-course meals at Miamiâ€™s best restaurants during Miami Spice.
2013 Iron Fork attracted thousands of diners and food lovers from across South Florida.Â Culinary connoisseur Jamie DeRosa, from the classically modernÂ South Beach restaurant Tongue & Cheek, competed against Food Networkâ€™s ChoppedÂ champion and Eating House chef and partner, Giorgio Rapicavoli. Each chef was supplied withÂ a basket of groceries provided by Whole Foods Market, plus one secret ingredient, andÂ challenged to create a mouthwatering dish within an hour.Â Their tantalizing creations were judged by Timon Balloo, 2011 Iron Fork winner and chef atÂ Sugar Cane Raw Bar Grill, and Daniel Serfer, current reigning Iron Fork champion and chef-owner at Blue Collar. The winner of this year prestigious Iron Fork Award wasÂ Giorgio Rapicavoli ofÂ Eating House.
Norwegian Cruise Line sponsored exclusive VIP Stage Lounge, featuring performances by seven-time Tony Award-nominated Broadway Musical Legally Blonde VIPs wined and dined – including complimentary Spirits by Bacardi, Beer by Stella Artois, and Wine by Wines of Chile -Â directly on the stage of the Adrienne Arsht Center’s Knight Concert Hall while enjoying food and entertainment inspired by Norwegian Cruise Lineâ€™s newest ship, Norwegian Getaway, the largest ship to home-port in Miami beginning this February.