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November 2014

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Join us December 11th at 7:30 p.m. at Oolite Restaurant & Bar for the much awaited vegan dining experience with acclaimed native Florida chef and restauranteur Kris Wessel. Come experience his unique seasonal concept of healthy regional fare, inspired by the food culture and the bounty of indigenous foods in the region of Florida, New Orleans, the Caribbean, and South America. His creative approach to layering flavors from the traditional foods found in these areas have awarded him much praise in national media, including the New York Times, Food & Wine, The Washington Post, The Miami Herald, and NBC. 

Nominated for “Best Chef South Region” by the James Beard Foundation, Kris Wessel very simply delivers Floridian cuisine at its best!


Amuse Bouches

Spicy, Grilled, Florida Grown, Skinny Purple Eggplant & Sesame Wrapped Malbar Spinach


Pan Crisp Green Tomato, Salty Tostone Salsa & Lemon Emulsion


Gold Tomato & Calaloo Arepa with Poached Leek Crema


Chanterelle Forest Mushrooms, Toasted Almonds, Re-hydrated Cranberries, and Boniato Cubes with Spanish Sherry-Thyme Vinaigrette

Main Course

Red Rice Stuffed & Baked Cho Cho Blanco with Black Bean Guajillo Sauce


Vegetable Lasagnetta: Calabaza Squash, Red Kaniwa, Spinach, Malanga with Spicy Tomato Broth, Asparagus & Trinidad Curry Roti


Persimmon Flan & Crispy Caramel Tuile


Gluten-free Chocolate & Spice Cookies

~Served with Artisanal Biodynamic Wines & Spirits and a Selection of Gluten-Free Breads, Biscuits, Buns and Flatbreads~

 Healthy-Regional, Cuisine Director: Kris Wessel

“A born and bred Miami native son, Kris Wessel grew up to become possibly the most original of all Miami chefs who match local ingredients and certainly the most adventurous and creative cuisine.”

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Oolite’s craftsman interior references mid-century American with hand crafted wood tables, wainscoting, glass tile and pure oolite limestone.

Cost: $125/person.

Includes spirits, wines, tax & gratuity. This is an RSVP only event. You  must pre-purchase your tickets in order to attend. To purchase your tickets now please click on the following secure Paypal link:

Oolite is located at: 1661 Pennsylvania Ave, Miami Beach, Fl. 33139. (17th Street just off Lincoln Rd.)

Parking: Public Lot self parking garages are located on 17th Street between Meridian and Pennsylvania, and at the New World Center on Lincoln Road Lane, just off Pennsylvania Avenue for $1 per hour.

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Would you like to learn how to eat for beauty and how to make your own healthy skin care products? 

Then JOIN US on Friday, November 21st from 12:45 – 3:30 p.m. at The Palms Hotel & Spa in Miami Beach for a delicious lunch and workshop. Executive Chef Julie Frans’s long track record of creating green and organic dishes mixed with carefully selected beauty ingredients chosen by Natural Beauty Expert and Ayurvedic Practitioner Brigitte Abella, will surely satisfy your healthy tooth while helping you achieve longevity and a glowing complexion. Following lunch, take part in a workshop where Brigitte will get you started on how to make your own beauty products using all natural and edible ingredients to get that sexy glow.

Much of what you put onto your skin gets absorbed in your bloodstream. So if you can’t eat it, you shouldn’t be putting it on your skin!

Beauty Foods Menu

Wakame Seaweed SaladCucumber, Avocado, Fresh Coconut, Almonds, Black Sesame, Miso-Tahini Dressing

Kale SaladPomegranate, Goji Berry, Blueberry, Fennel, Culinary Argan Oil-Hibiscus Vinaigrette

Veggie “Noodle” BowlZucchini Pasta, Coconut-Turmeric-Miso Broth, Sweet Potatoes, Mixed Asian Greens, Fresh Herbs

Saffron/Rose Water Yogurt Mousse & Raw Cacao TrufflesSeeds, Dates, Nuts, Cacao

~Served with choice of White Tea or Lemon Water~

Menu Created by Executive Chef Julie Frans/ Ingredients Suggested by Brigitte Abella

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About Brigitte Abella:

Brigitte is founder of Metiista, a company passionate about educating women on the best of the world’s natural and traditional beauty secrets. Metiista is a holistic health and wellness practice that educates through workshops and individual coaching to help women improve their beauty from the inside out using food recipes with medicinal powers, and cosmetic formulations used in beauty treatments in traditional cultures. For more info visit:

Cost: $75/person (Includes lunch, workshop, tax & gratuity.)

This is an RSVP only event. Space is Limited! You must pre-purchase your tickets in order to attend. To purchase your tickets now, please click on the following secure Paypal Link:


The Palms Hotel & Spa is located at 3025 Collins Ave, Miami Beach 33140. Valet Parking will be available at a discounted rate of $20.

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