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cummings.jpgMake like Padma, Tom and Gail at Acqualina Resort & Spa on the Beach's Culinary Cookoff Thursday, April 8 at 7 pm pitting the resort's executive chef Marc Debas against Marc Cummings, grandson of Nathan Cummings, one of the twentieth century’s greatest entrepreneurs who amassed the conglomerate now known as The Sara Lee Corporation. For $85, you'll gorge yourself on fine buffet fare and witness cooking demos between the chefs. And at the end of it all, everyone packs their knives and goes home. For reservations call 305-918-6160. [EaterWire]

Jumbo Shrimp cocktail with Basil Laced Cocktail Sauce
Tuna Tartar on Wonton Crisp
Smoked Salmon Butterflies with Caviar Painted Wings
Pistachio Crusted Brie Tartlettes with Sundried Cranberries

Caesar Salad
Crisp Romaine, Shaved Parmesan and Home Made Focaccia Croutons
Garden Salad
Organic Mixed Greens, Cherry Tomato, Cucumber and a selection of dressing
Cheese Fondue (Demonstration by Chef Marc Debas)
With an array of toppings including: French Baguette, Herbed Focaccia, Bread Sticks, Lavosh, Julienne Rainbow Peppers, Broccoli Florets, Apples, Pears, and Roasted Fingerling Potato

Risotto Station (Demonstration by Chef Marc Cummings)
With an array of toppings including: Duck Confit, Sautéed Shrimps, Grilled Chicken, Asparagus, Sun Dried Tomato, Shaved Parmesan, Sautéed Mushrooms, Red Onions, Fresh Roma Tomato, Tricolored Bell Peppers, Pine Nuts, Pesto, Nicoise Olives, and Broccoli Florets

Chocolate fountain
With an array of toppings including: Banana, Pineapple, Strawberries, Maraschino Cherries, Marshmallow, Cookies, and Brownies
Ice Cream Station
Organic Vanilla and Chocolate Ice Cream
With an array of toppings including: Sprinkles, Crushed Oreos, M&M’s, Peanuts, Caramel Sauce, Fresh Whipped Cream, and Crushed Waffle Cones