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WHOLE FOODS MARKET North Miami presents: 



Join us on Thursday, May 7th at 7:30 p.m. at Basil Park Restaurant for a Conscious Bite Out dining experience prepared by award winning Chef Tim Andriola. Located in Sunny Isles, Basil Park’s cuisine focuses on an “Eat to Live” philosophy, combining Chef Tim’s creative culinary talents with a plant-based approach to food while using the freshest organic abundance of nature’s gifts available at local Florida Farms. Guests will enjoy a delicious selection of passed hors d’oeuvres during cocktail hour followed by a 4-course feast  paired with organic wines.


Hors D’oeuvres

~Purple artichoke “pizzette” with Harpke Family Farm’s arugula pesto, macadamia nut cheese, and crisp essence flat bread

~Fava bean and black truffle crostini with golden flax seeds, cashew parmesan, and mâché

~White asparagus sushi with spinach, pine nuts, jicama, and red curry

~Avocado ceviche with coconut milk, lime, ahi amarillo, sweet potato, and young cilantro

~Watermelon radish “raviolini” with english pea purée, pea shoots, and pistachio oil

~White grape gazpacho with cucumber noodles, micro sorrel, and fresh green almonds

~Shaved vegetable daikon roll with pickled mango, fresh ginger, and tamari

First Course

Heirloom Tomato and Golden Beet Salad with Red Romaine, Avocado Vinaigrette, and Brazil Nut “Cheese”

Second Course

Steamed Wild Ramp Dumplings with Fiddlehead Ferns, Edamame, Baby Bok Choy, Toasted Nori, and Red Miso Broth


Sous Vide of Porcini Mushrooms with Roasted Vidalia Onions, Spring Vegetable Ragout, and Black Garlic “Aioli”


Raw Chocolate Lasagna with Cacao, Hazelnuts, Frozen and Macerated Raspberries


Cost: $125/person.

Includes cocktails, 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:

Basil Park Restaurant
17608 Collins Ave, Sunny Isles Beach Beach, FL 33160



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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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