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Savor the Avenue 2012

March 31, 2012 by Joan Nova in "Foodie" Activities, Blogging, Events, Florida, Italian, Restaurant Reviews | 20 Comments

Do you remember this fabulous event from last year? (Post) I gushed all through it because I had such a great time. In fact, I was immediately in countdown mode till the next one!

Here’s Savor the Avenue 2012. Me and about 999 other people feasting and drinking at one 1200+ foot table in the middle of the avenue. Total merriment … as far as the eye can see!

My group (8 people) chose Vic + Angelo’s, a popular Italian restaurant, which I reviewed in 2008. Wow, have I really been blogging that long? And they didn’t disappoint … well, except for the centerpiece. It may look nice in this photo but, believe me, the plastic fruit basket just didn’t compare to what other restaurants did! Tsk, tsk.

But, the food and service were great so bravo on that end!

Let the festivities begin. I missed the first drink (well not actually the first, but the ‘official’ toast) taking a photo, but CKK captured this one. Thanks, cuz.

First Course: Walnut Gorgonzola Stuffed and Proscuitto Wrapped Fresh Figs with Allspice Honey

Second: Tomato, Breaded Zucchini, Burrata Mozzarella, Balsamic Reduction

Entrees were choice of  Crab-Stuffed Cappellacci in Tomato-Cream Sauce with Jumbo Lump Crab or

Gorgonzola Crusted Filet Mignon + Lobster on Squash in Brown Butter Sage + Pine Nuts . Of course we shared!

As you can see by the glasses on the table, there were frequent pourings (a welcome pear brandy mojito, 4 wine pairings and multiple refills).

Dessert: Creme Brulee Trio (vanilla, pistachio and triple berry)

A few random scenes up and down Atlantic Avenue — as I officially begin the countdown to Savor the Avenue 2013! :)

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  1. love the pics! ooh all fancy with your de-saturating and isolating color you know I’m as “green” as our tablecloth was! hahaha!
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  2. bellini says:

    Yes I do remember this event very well Joan. I wish I could put a bug in the ear of city council or the local restaurants here in the valley. What an event that would be! Close off Bernard Avenue or right down on the beach!

  3. It was great fun especially because we were with friends. Looking forward to next year already.
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  4. Ben says:

    What a great way to reclaim the streets from cars back to people! And what a wonderful event. I wish we had something like that in D.F.
    Ben recently posted..Poblano Peppers Stuffed with Beans, Chicken and FigsMy Profile

  5. Marie says:

    I just love this event, I remember your other post well. Chicago needs to do something like this!The food and tables look awesome, I’m stealing that burrata, tomato and breaded zucchini, oh yes!
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  6. Casey says:

    I am glad you shared this. What an amazing event and yes, I would also wait for next year with excitement. Everything looks great.
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  7. I would love to attend an event like this. I can only hope we can get something like this here. It looks like so much fun and what good looking food.

  8. I remember well the event you showed us last year–it looked like such fun. And this year’s event looks equally exciting. Love the pics, love the food, love the “pours” , and I love the sheer fun of the last photo!
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  9. What an amazing event! The pear brandy mojito sounds so good and the food looks amazing!
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  10. Robin Sue says:

    I’m jealous!

  11. Laz says:

    What a cool event. The food looked fantastic. I think your photographing skills are awesome. Your photos always stand out.

    Be well

  12. sippitysup says:

    I do remember. I was jealous then and I am more jealous now. GREG
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  13. DID I say GREG? I meant Great – seeing GREG’s comment earlier I must have Greg on my brain…lol…
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