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Slow Food Miami tasting party set for Friday

Staff writer

Tickets are still available for Friday’s third annual Slow Food Miami Snail of Approval tasting party.

This year, the event is being held 7-10 p.m. poolside at The Raleigh Hotel (1775 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, 305-534-6300), home of Restaurant Michael Schwartz, 2014 Snail of Approval winner. Chef Schwartz is the evening’s ambassador.

Guests will sample bites from 18 of South Florida’s best farm-to-table restaurants including 3030 Ocean, Capri, Chef Adrianne’s, The Cypress Room, Edge Steak & Bar at The Four Seasons, Essensia at the Palms, Lido Restaurant at The Standard Hotel, LoKal Burger & Beer, KUSH and Sakaya Kitchen.

Grey Goose Vodka, a 2012 award winner, will supply hand-crafted cocktails. There will be wine from Stellar Wines and Michael's Genuine Home Brew courtesy of Royal Caribbean International and its new Michael's Genuine Pub.

Main event tickets are $85 with a limited number of $165 VIP tickets. Buy them at Proceeds benefit Slow Food Miami’s Edible Garden Program.

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