The Macy’s Culinary Council is an amazing collection of acclaimed chefs that travel the country doing cooking demonstrations for Macy’s customer. I visited Macy’s in the Aventura Mall where Chef Michelle Bernstein dazzled me with her skills and comedy.
Chef Michelle Bernstein cooked up some Latin favorites for an audience at Macy’s in Aventura, Florida. She is the Chef at Miami mainstays including Michy’s and Crumb on Parchment. Chef Berstein also taught us some of her culinary secrets including how to make crispy garlic. She put the garlic in a shrimp and grits recipe that somehow did not have that overwhelming garlicky taste that has been making sick lately (#pregnancyproblem #1).
The menu that she prepared for the audience was delicious! I did not eat much of the dessert as I am avoiding sugar and carbs right now due to gestational diabetes, but the bite that I had was heavenly.
Steak au Poivre
Shrimp Braised with Jerez Wine, Creamy Gritz, Gremolata, Crunchy Garlic
Banana Tres leches Cake
If you want the recipe for any of these, please feel free to email via contact me page. Also, I will probably be posting about my own attempts to make these.
Macy’s Culinary Council hooked up the audience by giving them a deal. If you spent $40 or more at Macy’s Home Department on the day of the event, you will receive a $10 Gift Card and a copy of Michelle Bernstein’s book Cuisine a Latina, which she signed after the culinary demonstration. I just moved and downsized my kitchen space so I need to purge before I purchase so this did not make sense for me. I was sad not get a copy of the book. Cuisine a Latina is now on my wish list.
There are more Macy’s Culinary Council events coming up, look for one near you here. There are other fun events happening in June near me including M.A.C. Temperature Rising, June Fit Matters, and Levi’s Step Into Denim. Find all upcoming Macy’s events near you here.
Which dish are you dying to try from Michelle Bernstein’s recipes?