February 9, 2019

Tour of the Kitchens 

Posted on January 24, 2018

On Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019, foodies, home-design enthusiasts, architecture admirers and fans of the City Beautiful will unite for the Coral Gables Community Foundation’s Tenth Annual Tour of Kitchens presented by INFINITI of Coral Gables. 

The Coral Gables Community Foundation’s TOUR OF KITCHENS is Coral Gables’ signature lifestyle experience. Now for a tenth year, “Tourists” will be inspired as they visit Coral Gables’ most exquisite private residence kitchens, indulge in gourmet samplings and desserts from the City's best restaurants and shop home goods from local merchants. 


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.

The Tour will begin at 9:00 AM with a lavish breakfast, coffee and mimosas at the INFINITI of Coral Gables showroom (2701 S Le Jeune Rd). Stops on this self-guided Tour are open from 10:00 AM until 2:30 P.M., and guests may visit the homes in any order.

This year’s stops will vary in style and flair, but are all deemed to be a sight to see. Beatrice Row will welcome guests with champagne as they enter the classic Gables row house.

Homes will feature gourmet samplings from House, students from Coral Gables Senior High, Fleming’s Casa Cuba, Piuma, Doc B’s Restaurant & Bar, Taverna Giralda, Madi Rum, Almotti, Cao Chocolates, Tank Brewery and more.

Foundation Board member, Venny Torre, will serve as Chair of the Tour for the fourth consecutive year. Vennyis President and CEO of Torre Companies, a full service real estate development, construction management and certified general contracting company known for its attention to quality, creativity and design details. Vennyis also President of the Coral Gables Business Improvement District.

The Tour finishes with a Closing Event at Ferguson Bath, Kitchen & Lighting Gallery (4119 Ponce de Leon Blvd) from 1:30 PM to 4:00 PM, featuring champagne, coffee, a specially-curated silent auction and desserts.

Companies are invited to be Tourist sponsors and take the Tour along with friends in a Mercedes-BenzSprinter Van branded with their name or company logo. For more information, contact the Foundation at 

Restaurants and Dessert Participants will be in the running for “Best Taste” and “Best Treat” respectively, as voted by the Tourists. The winners will be awarded at the Coral Gables City Commission meeting following the Tour.

Tickets are $75 per person and may be purchased online at www.gablesfoundation.org/tourofkitchens or by calling the Foundation at 305-446-9670.

The 10th Annual Tour of Kitchens is presented by Infiniti of Coral Gables and made possible by the following sponsors: Torre Companies; Miele; Snaidero Kitchen Design; UBS International; Ferguson Kitchen, Bath and Lighting; EWM; MG Developer; Bacardi; FXD Construction; Jorge & Yasser @ COMPASS; Lowell International Realty; The Biltmore; Doctors Hospital; Allegro Senior Living; Ink berries; Miami Herald; South Florida Luxury Guide and 
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