Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU Presents Purim Pairings 2017
Featuring celebrity chefs Allen Susser, Brad Kilgore, Aaron Brooks and Sam Gorenstein

The Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU welcomed hundreds of guests to the annual Purim Pairings at Emanuel Luxury Venue South Beach, in the heart of the Art Deco District.

The celebrity chefs this year were: Brad Kilgore (Food & Wine's "Best New Chef 2016" of Alter restaurant), Aaron Brooks (of Four Seasons EDGE Steak & Bar), and Sam Gorenstein (of My Ceviche). Each of these celebrity chefs created and prepared on-stage for the audience their unique course of an elegant four course, kosher meal. Each course was paired with a kosher wine from wine merchant Mike Bittel of Sunset Corners.

Purim Pairings was made possible through the generous sponsorships provided by the Applebaum Foundation, Elliot Stone and Bonnie Sokol Stone, and the Robert Arthur Segall Foundation, along with many others.

The museum's Acting Executive Director, Susan Gladstone, introduced Chef Allen Susser and food editor Linda Gassenheimer (co-hosts of Purim Pairings). Guests included arts luminaries, community leaders and cultural influencers such as Elaine Bloom, Dan Gelber, Miguel Diaz de la Portilla, Richard Stone, Tibor Hollo, Danny and Merle Weiss, Jacob Solomon, and Ira Giller. Proceeds benefited the Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU, part of Florida International University.

Allen Susser, Susan Gladstone, Brian Schriner, Stephen & Judy Fain, Linda Gassenheimer

Paul Drucker, Ellie Ganz, Susan Gladstone, Howard Lipman, Michael Hughes

Miguel & Elinette Diaz De La Portilla and Rebecca & Matt Sarelson

Michael & Diane Denberg and Nancy & Robert Denberg

Susan Gladstone, Allen Susser and Linda Gassenheimer

Monica Don, Dr. Hagai & Droma Gringarten, Chaim Lieberperson, Dan Gelber, Elaine Bloom

Raquel & Marcus Chertman

Sally Peltz, Barbara Eisenberg, Candace & David Muhlrad, Ronalee Galbut

Allen Susser, Linda Gassenheimer and Michael Bittel

Nancy Cohen, Marsha & Frank Wolland

Linda & Michael Bittel and Susan Gladstone

Danny & Merle Weiss

Steven Cohen, Micah Cohen, Adrianne Cohen, Jerry Cohen, Susan Gladstone

Miguel & Elinette Diaz De La Portilla, Diane & Michael Denberg, Susan Gladstone, Nancy & Robert Denberg

Susan Gladstone and Jacob Solomon

Allen Susser, Aaron Brooks, Sam Gorenstein and Brad Kilgore

Allen Susser, Sam Gorenstein and Linda Gassenheimer

Susan Gladstone, Kenneth Bloom and Isabel Bernfeld Anderson

Jacob Solomon, Susan Gladstone, Rabbi Judith Siegal & Brian Siegal

Allen Susser, Brad Kilgore and Linda Gassenheimer

Brad Kilgore and Linda Gassenheimer

Prepared by Sam Gorenstein

Prepared by Brad Kilgore

Ira & Honey Giller, Wendy Belkin, Susan Gladstone

Judy Rosenblum, Jenni Person, Patty Taxman Craven, Chaim Lieberperson

Jacob Solomon, Susan Gladstone, Elaine Bloom, Senator Richard Stone, Elliot Stone