Author Archives | Jenn

Italian Culinary Experience with Vero Italian

On behalf of Casa Vinicola Zonin, Italy’s largest privately owned wine producer, we were invited to taste a preview of downtown Miami’s latest restaurant Vero Italian. It is slated to open in a couple of weeks and downtown Miami is in for a treat.  Although no official menu has been created, here is a sample […]

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Team Favorites: Jenn’s Top 3 Fried Chicken Hot Spots

You might as well tar and feather me since I usually choose chicken over any other meat. My favorite fried chicken destinations range from the beautiful, sunny South Beach to a little hole in the wall near Miami Shores. If fried chicken satisfies your palate, well look no further. Here are my top 3 fried […]

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How Eventful: Italian Culinary Experience with Chef Adrianne

The Collective Plate was invited by Zonin USA for another exciting palate adventure at the Italian Culinary Experience. This month’s guest was Chef Adrianne and she is known for giving maximum flavor in every dish she presents. I love how she does not like boring and enjoys thinking “out of the box.”  If you are […]

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Quick Bites: L.B.’s French Toast at Mister Collins

I have been to this Bal Harbor establishment a few times and I love dining here during brunch. Why you ask? Two words: FRENCH TOAST! I know this is a quick bites post but this dish will require more than a few bites to finish. This fluffy dish is topped with a sweet blackberry jam […]

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Jenn’s Workout Smoothie

As a woman in my early 30’s I noticed that my metabolism just isn’t the same anymore.  I started eating things in moderation such as sweets (sigh) and exercising a bit more. One day I was watching this infomercial about a machine that works as a nutrition extractor called the Nutribullet. I love how the […]

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Bento Box: Jenn

a)   Nomu Mylk // The Healthy Junkies I’m not a vegan but I love trying anything healthy to make me feel good. My friend Dee ordered this drink and raved about their nut mylk. I ordered the coconut almond mylk and it was unlike anything I have ever tasted. I’m looking forward to trying […]

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Spotlight on Homestead FL: Schnebly Winery

Did you know that South Florida has its own version of Napa Valley? Well you are definitely in for a treat as soon as you step into the lovely property of the Schnebly winery located in Homestead, FL. This winery was established in 2004 and is home to the tastiest variety of tropical fruit wines. […]

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Goldbely’s Tasty Treats

Often times we day dream about a favorite dish we had at a particular city. Whether it be a handful of powdered sugar coated beignets from Café du Monde in the charming city of New Orleans or the rich deep dish pizza from Lou Malnati’s in Chicago. Well look no further because Goldbely offers that […]

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Bento Box: Jenn

a) Asparagus Flan // Escopazzo When I first saw this appetizer on the menu, I was definitely intrigued and I didn’t know what to expect. As soon as I bit into it, it felt like nirvana. WOW! This dish has shitake mushrooms that are infused with white truffle oil.  Another great thing about this South […]

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In the Kitchen: Jenn’s Potluck Mac & Cheese Recipe

A potluck is always a great time to spend with the ones you love and play catch up with everyone’s life.  My most requested dish is my gooey creamy Mac and cheese. It is the ultimate comfort food and it will definitely make you do the happy dance. The best part is when I see […]

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