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Give the foodies on your list a designer-kitchen expedition

Posted on: December 18th, 2012 by mbokor


For the foodies on your holiday shopping list, tickets to the fourth annual Tour of Kitchens might be the ideal gift.

Visiting from six to 10 homes each year, the highly anticipated tour offers a variety of experiences: food tastings, cooking demonstrations, vendors offering kitchen-themed merchandise, table settings, cookbook author signings, celebrity chefs and a glimpse into some fabulous homes.

Committee co-chairs Pat Blanco and Donna Reno are excited to showcase great kitchens as well as artisan food and local chefs.

“Each year a group of volunteers coordinates this event for the community to enjoy. We are excited about a new cycling component this year.  A group of 30 to 40 members of “BikeWalkCoralGables” will travel from home to home via bicycle,” said Reno.

The self-guided Tour of Kitchens will begin at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 26, at the Snaidero Kitchens + Design showroom, 4110 Ponce de Leon Blvd., where participants will enjoy breakfast treats, mimosas and coffee. Guests will also receive a map of tour stops. Free parking is available at nearby Coral Gables Senior High School.

Participants can visit any of the kitchens between 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and enjoy food samplings along the way. A selection of homes will feature unique and stunning designer table settings that are sure to inspire.

The closing event will be held at Books & Books and will include a champagne-and-dessert reception with cookbook authors signing their books and visiting with tour patrons.

Tickets are $50 each and can be purchased online. Proceeds benefit the Coral Gables Community Foundation and the Coral Gables High School Culinary Arts Program.  For tickets or more information, contact the Coral Gables Community Foundation at 305-446-9670 or email