12/02/2010Miami Beach Dorchester Hotel Welcomes 2010 Food Network South Beach Wine & Food Festival Particpating Chef John Gray

John Gray Restaurant Group’s owner and Chef John Gray, who will be the only chef representing Mexico in Miami during the 2010 Food Network South Beach Wine & Food Festival’s Perrier-Jouët Champagne BubbleQ, will host an intimate cocktail reception on Thursday, February 25th at 4pm at the legendary Dorchester Hotel’s courtyard.

John will present a degustation of his signature dishes that seamlessly fuse innovative presentations, international flavors and ingredient pairings within each selection. The Dorchester’s award-winning exteriors will transform into the Mexican Caribbean for the evening and offer guests the exclusive opportunity to indulge in the renowned chef’s eclectic cuisine, dynamic soundtrack for his restaurants, as well as be able to speak to with John Gray one-on-one.

Chef and restaurateur John Gray has become renowned for being a pioneer in bringing high quality, international cuisine and the fine dining concept to the Mexican Caribbean, more than 17 years ago. So extraordinary are Gray’s four restaurants that many of the world’s most renowned chefs, celebrities and repeat visitors to Cancun, Puerto Morelos and Playa del Carmen, make it a ‘must-do’ during their stay. John Gray’s Kitchen in Puerto Morelos opened in 2002; John Gray’s Place in Playa del Carmen opened in 2004; was named one of Conde Nast Traveler’s “Hot Tables” and reopened in December 2008 across the street from its original location with an exceptional redesign; La Suegra de John Gray in Puerto Morelos opened in February 2008; John Gray’s Downtown, opened in downtown Cancun in June 2008 and The Den at John Gray’s Place, is a quaint bar which offers an extensive wine list and appetizers. The Den, which opened in February 2009, is adjacent to John Gray’s Place in Playa del Carmen.

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About Cancun:
Cancun, the gateway to Mexico and the Mayan world, offers luxurious hotel infrastructure with more than 28,000 rooms, and is Mexico’s most beautiful and stylish destination. Opportunities for new experiences are everywhere, as the setting brings you into contact with both nature and Mayan culture like nowhere else.

Top-level gastronomy and nightlife; warm beaches with soft, white sand; crystal-clear, turquoise seas; and a location opposite the Great Mesoamerican Reef System, in tandem with Mexico’s world-famous hospitality, make Cancun an entirely unique tourist destination.
Cancun Convention and Visitors Bureau: www.cancun.travel

About the Dorchester:
The Dorchester Hotel is located on 1850 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL. Fully renovated, and modernized, the 96 room boutique property offers guests a heated pool, full bar, a spa, massage therapists upon request, a beautiful interior patio terrace, business center, 24 hour concierge service and self parking on property. For more information log on to www.hoteldorchester.com

The Suites of Dorchester is The Dorchester’s Hotel boutique sister property and features 34 beautifully spacious suites with living room, dining room, modern kitchens with wine racks and a sophisticated bedroom. Whether you are traveling on leisure or business, Dorchester’s apartment suites provide the convenience and comfort, travelers usually miss. For more information log on to www.thesuitesofdorchester.com

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