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MDC’s Miami Culinary Institute and LivingSocial Present Elizabeth Falkner Pop-Up Experience Aug. 23 – 25

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Miami, August 13, 2012 - The Miami Culinary Institute (MCI) at Miami Dade College (MDC) and LivingSocial have teamed up to offer a three-night pop-up restaurant experience with the Food Network’s Next Iron Chef, Super Chefs finalist, Elizabeth Falkner, from August 23 – 25.

Food enthusiasts will have the opportunity to enjoy a special three-course prix-fixe menu paired with wine and preceded by a one-hour “Cocktail & Aperitivi Hour.” Additionally, a limited number of guests each night will be able to participate in a VIP experience (at an additional cost), which will include a cooking demonstration by Chef Falkner in the Institute’s food and beverage theater and a signed copy of Elizabeth’s brand new cookbook, Cooking Off the Clock.

MCI students will assist Chef Falkner with every aspect of the pop-up experience and MCI Theatre demonstrations.

Tickets are $90 per person or $130 for the VIP experience and can be purchased at beginning August 13, 2012. Seating is limited so secure your spot now!

Curated by a dedicated team of on-the-ground experts, LivingSocial’s unique offers encourage consumers to find, share, and enjoy the best of their city. This exclusive gourmet dinner with Chef Elizabeth Falkner offers Miami residents the chance to experience a one-of-a-kind dining event right in their own backyard. Taking part in the LivingSocial fun couldn’t be easier: offers are delivered to members through the LivingSocial website, a daily email blast and through apps for iPhone and Android devices. Additionally, LivingSocial's unique referral model gives users a chance to get their offer for free. Once an offer is purchased, the buyer can share it using a unique link generated at checkout. If three friends purchase the offer through the link, the original buyer’s offer is free.

Elizabeth Falkner was a finalist on Next Iron Chef, Super Chefs in 2011 and will participate in Next Iron Chef, Redemption airing this November. She was previously a runner-up on Bravo TV’s Top Chef Master Chef.

About the Miami Culinary Institute

Building upon Miami Dade College’s rich history as the largest institution of higher education in America and one of the most highly regarded schools in the nation, the Miami Culinary Institute is a recipe for culinary excellence in the 21st century. Mixing a blend of classic skills and innovative techniques used by the world's greatest chefs, the Miami Culinary Institute offers an educational experience that is at the forefront of the industry. The curriculum is designed to prepare students and enthusiasts with real-world knowledge and expectations. Through a focused infusion of green-sustainable food and energy technologies, nutrition and culinary knowledge, the goal is to create professionals who will evolve the world's food culture.


Media-only contacts:
Juan Mendieta, 305-237-7611,, MDC communications director
Tere Estorino, 305-237-3949,, MDC media relations director
Sue Arrowsmith, 305-237-3710,, media specialist
Alejandro Rios, 305-237-7482,
LivingSocial media contact: Jody Gavin, LivingSocial PR manager, 202-695-7127,

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