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Dinner hosted by Timon Balloo, Tiffany Derry and Jeff Masanz part of the Eater Event Series

Friday, February 24
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

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Wines 21 years of age and older Smart Casual Seated Outdoors


Timon Balloo quickly became one of Miami’s most buzzed-about chefs after bursting onto the culinary scene as the chef/partner of SUGARCANE raw bar grill, the Midtown Miami brasserie that has consistently drawn crowds (both locals and tourists alike) since opening over a decade ago. Unsurprisingly, the James Beard nominee has retained that status with a wide-ranging roster of South Florida restaurants – The Katherine, Mrs. Balloo at the Wharf Fort Lauderdale, the virtual eatery Balloo Wallah, and the now-closed (but affectionately remembered) Balloo. His globally-minded approach and extensive culinary repertoire, which spans from Asian and Indian street food to elevated Caribbean fare – would seem to be the perfect foil for chef and television personality Tiffany Derry. Known for her sensational Southern flavors that are equal parts reverent and redefined, the magnetic “Top Chef” alum is at the helm of Roots Chicken Shak and Roots Southern Table, the latter of which garnered her a coveted James Beard nomination for “Best New Restaurant” in 2022. Join these two culinary dynamos alongside The Bath Club’s Executive Chef, Jeff Masanz for an evening that pays tribute to their rich and rewarding roots.


Guests will be assigned seating prior to this event. We can only guarantee that tickets purchased within the same transaction will be seated together. If you would like to be seated with another guest(s) who purchased ticket(s) separately, please send your request via email to [email protected]. The Festival cannot guarantee the accommodation of specific dietary requirements (including preferences and allergies) at this event. Please contact us at [email protected] no later than two (2) weeks prior to this event to inquire if the venue and chefs can assist with your request.

All net proceeds from the Festival benefit the students of the Florida International University Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management who assist Festival organizers in all aspects, including Festival planning, logistics and overall execution.

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