|The Dancing Avocado Kitchen offered a |
relaxing atmosphere perfect to enjoy
Chef Mario's culinary journey called Maravo!
But I do know I LOVE IT!
What am I talking about? Well, last August I was lucky enough to of been invited by one of my fans, Lori, to a most fabulous local event called Maravo at the Dancing Avocado Kitchen down on Beach Street in Daytona.
Thank you again Lori, I would have been so sad to have missed this! In fact, this event was so special I can't believe I've taken this long before blogging it, but as you know life has preempted blogging. That said, my goal was that I would get this done before the next Maravo that so that none of you locally would miss it!
That time is upon me.....
the next Maravo scheduled February 14th & 16th!
|Of course I partook in the|
perfect pairings offered by the
|A few of the |
treats we enjoyed!
Did I mention it was VEGETARIAN!?! Yup, it was no small effort to make my carnivore husband go with me on his birthday weekend to a vegetarian dining event. But he LOVED it. He was simply amazed as each course surpassed the previous. I hope that if you find an event like this in your area that you will have an open mind and give it a shot. I never would've guessed in a million years how absolutely fabulous a 12 course all vegetarian tasting menu could be. Just sayin'
|Chef Mario: the creative genius|
behind the DAK & Maravo.
Full disclosure: I'm no stranger to the Dancing Avocado Kitchen, it's a restaurant that I frequent weekly (if not more) for lunch. And I love it. Great sandwiches, great burgers, outstanding hummus. Even so, I was very skeptical as I entered as I had never ventured to any of their evening events. WELL! I'll be sure I never miss another. Owners Mario & Angela and their staff were amazing. Flavors, concepts, presentation were second to none. Service was impeccable. It was a dining experience.
|As a treat local celebrity, Johnny Martino,|
a/k/a Paulie from the Godfather
was mingling with the guests all night...
"Leave the gun. Take the cannoli."
Truer words were never spoken.
p.s. I wish my pictures from my iPhone were even able to remotely do this event justice but this night was not about me taking pictures but rather living in the moment that Maravo created.
See YOU in February [which by the way is an OMNIVORE experience] I've already made my reservations!