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Chef Giorgio Rapicavoli at Coral Gables Tour of Kitchen's closing event.

Exterior of Eating House restaurant.
Photo by Gina Guilford

Chef Giorgio Rapicavoli, founder of Eating House restaurant and James Beard rising star chef nominee, will perform two cooking demonstrations at the Coral Gables Tour of Kitchen's closing event at Ferguson Bath, Kitchen and Lighting Gallery (4119 Ponce De Leon Boulevard).

Rapicavoli was the first Miamian to win Food Network's "Chopped", where contestants use mystery baskets to cook appetizers, entrees and dessert. The twenty-six year old Miami native used his $10,000 "Chopped" winnings to open a pop-up restaurant, which eventually evolved into the popular Eating House.

The cooking demos will take place at 2:15 and 3:15, inside the spacious Ferguson store. The closing event, which happens from 2 until 4 p.m., will also offer bite sized desserts, champagne and water. Seasons 52 will be there with mini indulgences and there will be other desserts as well.

The tour starts at 9 a.m. at Snaidero kitchens and design (4110 Ponce De Leon Boulevard), where tour goers will register. At registration, tour goers will get a wrist band that allows them into Snaidero to pick up a brochure with a map of the houses.

Coffee, mimosas, a continental breakfast and kitchen demonstrations will take place inside. Perrier water will be provided to take along on the tour.

At 10 a.m., the six houses on the tour will be open for viewing. Tour goers may start at any house, which will be showcasing the kitchen area. Food samples will be available from wonderful Coral Gables restaurants. There will also be fabulous table settings and vendors inside.

The last time to enter the houses will be before 2 p.m., at which time the closing event will begin, where chef Giorgio Rapicavoli will perform. The weather should be spectacular and the fifth annual Coral Gables Community Foundation's Tour of Kitchens, promises to be a note-worthy event.

Tickets are $60, are all inclusive and may be purchased at The day of the event, if they are not sold out, tickets may be purchased at Snaidero for $70, cash only.

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