Fine Wines at Fairchild
Photos by MagicalPhotos.com / Mitchell Zachs

The Fairchild Palms, a young professionals group affiliated with Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, presented its annual
“Fine Wines at Fairchild” event at FTBG May 16th, 2009 in Coral Gables. The event featured exquisite wine tasting paired
with gourmet cuisine from top local restaurants. In addition to the samplings of fine wines and delicious food, guests will
enjoyed live music with silent and live auctions. Wines were provided by Eric Solomon's European Cellars and "W" Wine
Bistro. All proceeds from this event go to the Fairchild Challenge environmental education outreach program distributed
to schools nationwide. To see more events such as this one then click on SocialMiami.com link below.
FairchildPalms-2830 - Fairchild Tropical Gardens sign
FairchildPalms-2830 - Fairchild Tropical Gardens sign

FairchildPalms-5657 - Event sign
FairchildPalms-5657 - Event sign

FairchildPalms-5661 - Patricia Espinoza with Krieger
FairchildPalms-5661 - Patricia Espinoza with Krieger

FairchildPalms-5667 - Desert table
FairchildPalms-5667 - Desert table

FairchildPalms-5671 - Assistant chef Kriss Velasco and Executive Chef Olivier Rodriguez at desert table
FairchildPalms-5671 - Assistant chef Kriss Velasco and Executive Chef Olivier Rodriguez at desert table

FairchildPalms-5653 - Trish Widowfield and Jeff Widowfield
FairchildPalms-5653 - Trish Widowfield and Jeff Widowfield

FairchildPalms-5659 - Keith Sharkey and Mara Sharkey
FairchildPalms-5659 - Keith Sharkey and Mara Sharkey

FairchildPalms-5662 - Patricia Espinoza with Krieger
FairchildPalms-5662 - Patricia Espinoza with Krieger

FairchildPalms-5674 - Anthony Pannone and Emily Broderick sample some of the fine wine.
FairchildPalms-5674 - Anthony Pannone and Emily Broderick sample some of the fine wine.

FairchildPalms-5680 - Jade Garcia and Fernanda Velasco
FairchildPalms-5680 - Jade Garcia and Fernanda Velasco

FairchildPalms-5686 - Fairchild Palms Board members Monica O’Chaney and Mario Facella
FairchildPalms-5686 - Fairchild Palms Board members Monica O’Chaney and Mario Facella

FairchildPalms-5688 - Bryan Passman, Jessica Passman, Loree Rosi and Brad Forte
FairchildPalms-5688 - Bryan Passman, Jessica Passman, Loree Rosi and Brad Forte

FairchildPalms-5695 - Bekki Haggard and Mike Haggard
FairchildPalms-5695 - Bekki Haggard and Mike Haggard

FairchildPalms-5699 - Marcie Voce, left
FairchildPalms-5699 - Marcie Voce, left

FairchildPalms-5702 - Alfonso Icochea and Marcie Voce
FairchildPalms-5702 - Alfonso Icochea and Marcie Voce

FairchildPalms-5704 - Alfonso Icochea and Marcie Voce
FairchildPalms-5704 - Alfonso Icochea and Marcie Voce

FairchildPalms-5709 - Rebecca Cusanelli and Jack Voith
FairchildPalms-5709 - Rebecca Cusanelli and Jack Voith

FairchildPalms-5715 - Anthony Pannone, Fairchild Palms Board members Monica O’Chaney, and Mario Facella with Florent Blanchet
FairchildPalms-5715 - Anthony Pannone, Fairchild Palms Board members Monica O’Chaney, and Mario Facella with Florent Blanchet

FairchildPalms-5723 - Melissa Martinez
FairchildPalms-5723 - Melissa Martinez

FairchildPalms-5724 - Melissa Martinez
FairchildPalms-5724 - Melissa Martinez

FairchildPalms-5729 - Mike Bordelon and Melissa Martinez
FairchildPalms-5729 - Mike Bordelon and Melissa Martinez

FairchildPalms-5732 - Mike Bordelon, Band leader Cleaveland Jones, David Burgos and Ken Mezger
FairchildPalms-5732 - Mike Bordelon, Band leader Cleaveland Jones, David Burgos and Ken Mezger

FairchildPalms-5736 - Mike Bordelon, Band leader Cleaveland Jones, David Burgos and Ken Mezger
FairchildPalms-5736 - Mike Bordelon, Band leader Cleaveland Jones, David Burgos and Ken Mezger

FairchildPalms-5738 - Mike Bordelon, Band leader Cleaveland Jones, David Burgos and Ken Mezger
FairchildPalms-5738 - Mike Bordelon, Band leader Cleaveland Jones, David Burgos and Ken Mezger

FairchildPalms-5739 - Mike Bordelon, Band leader Cleaveland Jones, David Burgos and Ken Mezger
FairchildPalms-5739 - Mike Bordelon, Band leader Cleaveland Jones, David Burgos and Ken Mezger

FairchildPalms-5741 - Jeff Widowfield and Trish Widowfield
FairchildPalms-5741 - Jeff Widowfield and Trish Widowfield

FairchildPalms-5757 - Fine Wines at Fairchild
FairchildPalms-5757 - Fine Wines at Fairchild

FairchildPalms-5769 - Claudia Bacelar and Shaun Bullen view the silent auction items
FairchildPalms-5769 - Claudia Bacelar and Shaun Bullen view the silent auction items

FairchildPalms-5775 - Kim Garcia, Mariano Garcia and Gillian Durruthy
FairchildPalms-5775 - Kim Garcia, Mariano Garcia and Gillian Durruthy

FairchildPalms-5778 - Mayre Yonts and Ed Estriblet
FairchildPalms-5778 - Mayre Yonts and Ed Estriblet

FairchildPalms-5787 - Ed Martinez and Leanys Rodriguez
FairchildPalms-5787 - Ed Martinez and Leanys Rodriguez

FairchildPalms-5794 - Band leader Cleaveland Jones, front
FairchildPalms-5794 - Band leader Cleaveland Jones, front

FairchildPalms-5795 - Band leader Cleaveland Jones, front
FairchildPalms-5795 - Band leader Cleaveland Jones, front

FairchildPalms-5797 - Band leader Cleaveland Jones
FairchildPalms-5797 - Band leader Cleaveland Jones

FairchildPalms-5803 - Members of the Cleaveland Jones Band
FairchildPalms-5803 - Members of the Cleaveland Jones Band

FairchildPalms-5805 - Band leader Cleaveland Jones, left
FairchildPalms-5805 - Band leader Cleaveland Jones, left

FairchildPalms-5816 - Jo von Tiehl and Jim Petersen with their daughter CBS-4 co-anchor Erika von Tiehl
FairchildPalms-5816 - Jo von Tiehl and Jim Petersen with their daughter CBS-4 co-anchor Erika von Tiehl

FairchildPalms-5817 - CBS-4 co-anchor Erika von Tiehl
FairchildPalms-5817 - CBS-4 co-anchor Erika von Tiehl

FairchildPalms-5822 - Erin Stencel, Ledia Myftiu, Jorida Mana and Jacklyn Rodriguez
FairchildPalms-5822 - Erin Stencel, Ledia Myftiu, Jorida Mana and Jacklyn Rodriguez

FairchildPalms-5826 - Erin Stencel, Ledia Myftiu, Jorida Mana, Fairchild Palms President John Malloy and Jacklyn Rodriguez
FairchildPalms-5826 - Erin Stencel, Ledia Myftiu, Jorida Mana, Fairchild Palms President John Malloy and Jacklyn Rodriguez

FairchildPalms-5834 - Ken Murena, Cassandra Perez, A.R. Barrington, Lauren Littleton and Fairchild Palms board member Lauren Dowlen
FairchildPalms-5834 - Ken Murena, Cassandra Perez, A.R. Barrington, Lauren Littleton and Fairchild Palms board member Lauren Dowlen

FairchildPalms-5840 - Jacques Hart Fairchild Palms board member Lauren Dowlen
FairchildPalms-5840 - Jacques Hart Fairchild Palms board member Lauren Dowlen

FairchildPalms-5842 - Fairchild Palms board members Lauren Dowlen and Monica O’Chaney with Jacques Hart and Jolie Hart
FairchildPalms-5842 - Fairchild Palms board members Lauren Dowlen and Monica O’Chaney with Jacques Hart and Jolie Hart

FairchildPalms-5847 - Jacques Hart and Jolie Hart
FairchildPalms-5847 - Jacques Hart and Jolie Hart

FairchildPalms-5855 - Vanessa Martin, Melissa Martin, Noel Sanchez, Michael Ung and Emy Chiang
FairchildPalms-5855 - Vanessa Martin, Melissa Martin, Noel Sanchez, Michael Ung and Emy Chiang

FairchildPalms-5860 - Jorida Mana
FairchildPalms-5860 - Jorida Mana

FairchildPalms-5862 - Marcie Voce, Cameron Dezfulian and Surey Rios
FairchildPalms-5862 - Marcie Voce, Cameron Dezfulian and Surey Rios

FairchildPalms-2839 - Fairchild Tropical Gardens plaque
FairchildPalms-2839 - Fairchild Tropical Gardens plaque