When women in the food industry decide to celebrate the holidays, you can expect the ultimate in tasty treats, healthy noshes, banging bites, and delectable desserts and even … the kitchen sink!  Well actually the sink wasn’t included in the dinner, but everything else was present and all in beautiful festive surroundings.  Such was the case this year when Les Dames d’Escoffier, Miami Chapter held their yearly decadent gathering at Dame Lucila Jimenez’s ‘mansion’ in the heart of Coral Gables.

The house was filled with holiday cheer as well as hundreds of ornaments, Mickey Mouse inspired stockings, antique decorations and a very well stocked beverage cellar.   Members of Les Dames all participated by contributing their own specialty dishes.  The memorable feast was highlighted by Dame Lucila’s attention to details and exuberant hospitality.