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March 26 - March 29
The Café at Books & Books in Coconut Grove presents the ARTISAN EXPERIENCE!
The Café at Books & Books in Coconut Grove is proud to partner with select, local artisans to present a free series of talks & tastings featuring delicious, locally-produced and sustainable food and drinks. Join us for talks with the artisans themselves, learn about the philosophy behind what they are making, and sample the foods, wines, craft beers and chocolate deliciousness that is being produced right here in our own community (and now available at The Cafe in Coconut Grove). Check below for the full schedule of talks, tastings and demonstrations!
FULL ARTISAN SCHEDULE:
Tuesday, March 26 – Friday, March 29
FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
RADIATE KOMBUCHA: Tuesday, March 26 at 2PM
Talk & Tasting: Ethically-sourced, small-batch, locally-made and probiotic rich superfood!
EXQUISITO CHOCOLATE: Tuesday, March 26 at 4PM
Talk & Tasting: Travel around Latin American farms with a bean-to-chocolate bar flight.
Explore how terroir, fermentation and processing influences the end flavor of chocolate.
NIGHTLIFE BREWING: Tuesday, March 26 at 5PM
Talk & Tasting: Craft beers, brewed in Miami, a city known for it’s nightlife, including
90-Mile, Spitfire Redhead, Daring Brunette and Gunfighter Blonde
SLOW FOOD MIAMI: Wednesday, March 27 at 4PM
Talk: Transform the way you experience and enjoy food and learn more about
Slow Food’s School Gardens Initiative. Great for Parents!
GARCIA NEVETTE: Wednesday, March 27 4PM
Talk & Tasting: Artisan, hand-made dark chocolate confections crafted with luxury chocolate
from Venezuela and high-quality, local ingredients right here in Miami.
SOUTHERN GLAZER WINES & SPIRITS: Wednesday, March 27 at 5:30PM
Talk & Tasting: What do organic, sustainable and biodynamic wines taste like?
Taste and hear from the experts on the latest in wine-making and ethics.
LA PER’LA COFFEE: Thursday, March 28 at 11AM
Talk & Tasting: Do all coffees taste the same? Join these specialty roasters for a cupping experience that places freshly roasted coffees
from different origin countries side by side to allow for a true comparison of flavors and aromas.
ZAK THE BAKER: Thursday, March 28 at 12PM
Talk & Tasting: Learn more about the philosophy of bread and pastry-making from this famed local baker.
CAO CHOCOLATE: Thursday, March 28 at 4PM
Talk & Tasting: Learn more about the process of hand-crafted chocolates made in Venezuela.
Flying around the world through craft chocolate.
FLORIDA Wine CO : Thursday, March 28 at 5:30PM
Talk & Tasting: Experience a rich portfolio of wines that will enlighten your taste buds as well as your knowledge of wines.
FLOWER ARRANGING: Thursday, March 28 at 6PM
Talk & Demo: Judi Susser will demonstrate how to make beautiful holiday flower arrangements
and table settings right in time for Passover & Easter.
JOJO TEA: Friday, March 29 at 4PM
Talk & Tasting: What is tea? Join Mike Ortiz and Nan Nan Yan, from JoJo Tea for an informal, yet educational tea tasting.
We will explore the different categories of tea and discuss the characteristics that differentiate them.
PROGRESS WINE: Friday, March 29 at 5:30PM
Talk & Tasting: Hear from this family of inspired producers of wines made in collaboration with innovators
and icons and pursuing sustainability for our planet.
INTUITIVE ART: Friday, March 29 at 7:30PM
John DeFaro, Viviana Dominguez & Dimitra Pantoulia:
Intuitive Art: Conservation, Exhibition & Artist Recognition.