On Saturday, February 3, 2018, foodies, home-design enthusiasts, architecture admirers and fans of the City Beautiful will unite for the Coral Gables Community Foundation’s Ninth Annual Tour of Kitchens presented by INFINITI of Coral Gables.
The Coral Gables Community Foundation’s Tour of Kitchens is Coral Gables’ signature lifestyle experience. Now for a ninth year, “tourists” will get inspired as they visit Coral Gables’ most exquisite private residence kitchens, indulge in gourmet samplings and desserts from the City’s best restaurants, and shop home goods from local merchants.
Proceeds from the Tour of Kitchens benefit the Coral Gables Community Foundation and its Culinary Arts Fund, which provides support and scholarships for the Culinary Arts Program at Coral Gables Senior High School.
The Tour will begin at 9:00 AM with a lavish breakfast, coffee and mimosas at the INFINITI of Coral Gables showroom (2701 S Le Jeune Rd). At INFINITI, guests will check in and be treated to a meet and greet with TV and radio personality Linda Gassenheimer. Stops on this self-guided tour are open from 10:00 a.m. until 2:30 p.m., and guests may visit the homes in any order.
This year’s stops will vary in style and flair, but are all deemed to be a sight to see. Aside from the luxurious private residence kitchens, kitchen design showroom Snaidero will feature Italian wine tastings and Michelin-rated chef Jose Ramirez from Threefold Café.
Miele will raffle an exclusive Miele appliance and have chef demonstrations as well. Biltmore Parc will welcome guests with champagne as they enter the Tour’s first condo stop, equipped with catering by Zucca. Homes will feature gourmet samplings from BurgerFi, students from Coral Gables Senior High, Gilbert’s Bakery, House Kitchen & Bar, Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse, Swine Southern Table and Bar, Spring Chicken, SUSHICLUB, Taberna Giralda, Threefold Café, Zucca and more.
The Tour finishes with a closing event at Ferguson Bath, Kitchen & Lighting Gallery (4119 Ponce de Leon Blvd) from 1:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., featuring champagne, coffee, a specially-curated silent auction and desserts from Cao Chocolates, Chris Wood, Courtney’s Cookies, Dough Miami, Frice Cream, Grate Madeleine and Seasons 52.
Also featured at Ferguson will be an “Ask the Designers” booth where kitchen designers Julia Johnston, Herbert Brito and Allison Ortiz will answer questions pertaining to what’s trending in kitchen design.
New this year, companies are invited to be tourist sponsors and take the tour along 13 friends in a Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Van branded with their name or company logo. For more information, contact the Foundation at 305-446-9670.
Restaurants and Dessert Participants will be in the running for “Best Taste” and “Best Treat” respectively, as voted by the tourists. The winners will be awarded at the Coral Gables City Commission meeting following the tour.
Tickets are $60 per person and may be purchased online at www.gablesfoundation.org/tourofkitchens or by calling the Foundation at 305.446.9670.