Ever wonder what the deal really was with the whole Soul Daddy disaster that ensued from America's Next Great Restaurant? Or perhaps you'd just like to know how annoying Curtis Stone's accent is in real life. You may have a chance to ask one of the show's "investors," Lorena Garcia, who will be at her alma mater, Johnson & Wales North Miami, cooking a 4-course, open to the public dinner at 7 p.m. on October 28 and holding some cooking demos on campus on the 27th. The event, which is a scholarship fundraiser for the University’s College of Culinary Arts, is $85 per person. Seats are limited. RSVP to 305-913-2108.[EaterWire]
White Fish Tiraditos topped with peaches, horseradish and jalapenos; Sweet Plantain Soup with Queso Fresco Fritters; Lomo Saltado with char-grilled papaya in a Huancaina puree; and Cassis-berry Shortcake in a condensed white chocolate-vanilla sauce.