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Busy weekend ahead for Fort Lauderdale foodies

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The winter is festival season in South Florida, and what better way to celebrate is there than with food? Two of the area's greatest restaurants are hosting food related parties this weekend in the Fort Lauderdale area, and both of them look too yummy to pass up.

From 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Riverwalk Fort Lauderdale is bringing back the 3rdAnnual Stone Crab & Seafood Festival Presented by Grille 401 at Esplanade Park. The festival is a free celebration of the local South Florida Seafood Industry and highlights some of Fort Lauderdale's favorite seafood restaurants as they serve up fresh stone crab claws and an array of select seafood dishes.

Seafood lovers of all ages are welcome to come out rain or shine and enjoy a day of great food, drinks, live music, games (including the crowd-favorite hermit crab races), prizes and more! Riverwalk Fort Lauderdale would like to thank the following sponsors - Grille 401 (Presenting Sponsor), New Times, Clear Channel, The Media Lab, and Eye on South Florida.

If you time it just right, you'll be able to take part in the first of three Cooking Class Series presented by the Blue Moon Fish Co. (4405 West Tradewinds Avenue in Lauderdale-By-The-Sea, Florida) and their Executive Chefs Bryce Statham and Baron Skorish. During the months of January, February and March, Bryce and Baron will demonstrate how to prepare several savory 4-course meals and pair them with featured wines and cocktails. Attendees will savor every dish and will be provided with the recipes presented in each class, so that you can impress your friends later with your new culinary skills!

On January 11, the chefs will teach you how to prepare some of Blue Moon Fish Co.’s most popular brunch recipes, such as Salmon Eggs Benedict, paired with handcrafted Bloody Marys and fancy bubbles. The February 8 class will feature Valentine's inspired dishes paired with Ferrari Carrano. The last class, on March 8th, will feature a menu with fresh spring ingredients paired with Rodney Strong.

Cooking Classes will be held at from 3:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. for $65 per person, including wine and cocktails. Space is limited. For reservations or for more information, call 954-267-9888.

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