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Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Herbal Cocktail Workshop With Laura "La Diva Cucina" Lafata- November 7, 2013

6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Join Laura "La Diva Cucina" Lafata as she brings her knowledge as a mixologist and culinary entertainer to the Garden and demonstrates two garden-to-glass cocktails you can serve at your next party. Creating a drink with garden-fresh herbs is more than a trend, it's the new standard. This workshop will also teach you how to create a "shrub" from fruit and herbs, one of the hottest cocktail trends happening right now.
Laura Lafata is a hospitality veteran with over 30 years experience and has been cooking since she was nine years old. She has worked as a personal chef, creative mixologist, spirits educator and waitress at upscale restaurants, clubs and bars across the country and in Australia. Laura also enjoyed a dual career as a sales and marketing executive in a variety of industries for over 20 years. Laura is the president of her culinary team-building company conducting cooking classes for corporate and private events. She is also an active member of Les Dames d'Escoffier.
La Diva will offer recipes, training and tips for two vodka drinks and a gin drink showcasing mint, kaffir lime leaf and lemongrass. These herbs will be plucked straight from the Miami Beach Botanical Garden's edible garden, sponsored by Les Dames d'Escoffier for your tasting pleasure. Samples will be served from all drinks with a glass of your choosing made available after the workshop to taste alongside appetizers courtesy of Les Dames d'Escoffier, Miami's leading organization of women leaders in food, wine and hospitality. Class is $15 for Garden members, $20 non-members. Register here!

Miami Beach Botanical Gardens
2000 Convention Center Dr  Miami Beach, FL 33139
(305) 673-7256

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