Community Foundation’s Tour of Kitchens marks 10th year with 500 participants

Community Foundation’s Tour of Kitchens marks 10th year with 500 participants
Community Foundation’s Tour of Kitchens marks 10th year with 500 participants
Homeowner Matthew Meehan welcomes guests to the kitchen of his 1929 Mediterranean Revival home.

The Coral Gables Community Foundation’s Tour of Kitchens celebrated 10 successful years with the best Tour of Kitchens to date on Saturday, Feb. 9.

Presented by Infiniti of Coral Gables, Miami’s most luxurious kitchen and home tour inspired guests with the latest in kitchen and home design, while offering indulgences from local restaurants and vendors along the way.

The celebrations began on Wednesday, Feb. 6, at the Rooftop on Ponce where 200 of Miami’s elite attended a VIP party and toasted to 10 successful years.

“Year after year, the Tour grows in caliber and success. We wanted to celebrate a decade of Touring with gourmet bites, drinks and live music,” said Venny Torre, chair of the Tour of Kitchens.

The 10th annual Tour of Kitchens began on Saturday at the Infiniti of Coral Gables showroom with breakfast, coffee and mimosas. More 500 participants drove or biked around the City Beautiful visiting 10 homes and stops, including Rod Hildebrant and Matthew Meehan’s 1929 Mediterranean Revival home.

“We are huge supporters of the Foundation and its education programs,” said Matthew Meehan, homeowner of a featured home and board member of the Coral Gables Community Foundation. “Events such as the Tour of Kitchens make it possible for our community’s best and brightest to reach their goals.”

Attendees also visited MG Developer’s newest development Beatrice Row, as well as the Miele and Snaidero showrooms. Miele presented chef demonstrations from culinary instructor Aliza Stern, while Snaidero offered Aperol Spritzers and the chance to bid on a $150,000 kitchen exclusively from their showroom.

Guests enjoyed tastings from Divino Ceviche and Zucca, live music by Renoir Rodriguez and a live couture presentation by Victoria Lopez Castro The party was made possible through the evening’s sponsors AJP Real Estate, Bacardi, Torre Companies, MG Developer, Stone & Equipment, Bentley and Inkberries.

The Tour concluded with a closing event hosted by Ferguson Bath, Kitchen and Lighting Gallery where guests were treated to a barbecue provided by Lynx Grills and Martini & Rossi Prosecco champagne as well as a variety of desserts from Frice Cream, Seasons 52 and The Biltmore’s Executive Chef David Hackett.

Proceeds from the Tour of Kitchens benefit the Coral Gables Community Foundation and its Culinary Arts Fund, which provides support and scholarships for the Culinary Arts Program at Coral Gables Senior High School.

“We are thrilled to celebrate 10 years of Touring with this year’s installment of the Tour of Kitchens” said Mary Snow, executive director of the Coral Gables Community Foundation. “The success of this year’s Tour of Kitchens enables us to continue the mission of the Coral Gables Community Foundation.”

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