Miami Tastemaker – Dorothee Rubin

Dorothee Rubin —
President,
Les Dames d’Escoffier, Miami Chapter

A passionate international entrepreneur, Dorothee Rubin enjoys the success and challenges of diverse businesses. Throughout her career she was worked as a developer/builder, farmer, USDA food producer, art dealer, culinary historian, culinary arts instructor, and as an enthusiastic volunteer in multiple charities. In addition to all that, she splits her time between Miami and Paris (along with her husband), was a childhood friend of Julia Child (!!!), and now serves as President of the Miami Chapter of Les Dames d’Escoffier, an international, invitational service organization comprised of professional women in food, beverage, farming, and hospitality whose goals are education, advocacy and philanthropy.

The Miami chapter’s dynamic membership includes bakers, caterers, chefs, consultants, cooking teachers, farmers, food stylists, home economists, journalists, publicists, restaurateurs, retailers, specialty purveyors, and winemakers. This Sunday, they will be hosting their 9th Annual Tropical Brunch at Pinecrest Gardens featuring a stellar lineup of Dames caterers, chefs, hospitality teachers, farmers, and restaurants owners. Tickets are still available and cost $50 per adult and $25 for young adults, ages 10-16 years old. Children under 10 are free.

Before you enjoy Sunday’s brunch, learn a little bit more about Dorothee below…

Describe the Les Dames D’Escoffier mission in three words…
Education. Exceptional Lifestyle. Scholarship.

What food trend are you really into right now and what do you wish would just go away already?
Into: Ramen
Go Away: Kale and Pork Belly

What is your biggest food extravagance?
Uni.

What do you consider your greatest achievement?
Raising my kids to have wings and roots.

What do you most value in a meal?
Nutrition.

Julia Child was as famous for her food as for her classic quotes. What is your foodie motto?
“For a great dish add a pinch of love.”

What food item best describes you, and why?
Fresh baked baguette with beluga and a dash of crème fraiche on poached eggs. Alliance of local country ingredients creating simple sophistication.

What are some of your current favorite restaurants in Miami?
Tamarina, La Petite Maison, and Sushi Chef.

You’ve worked with a number of celebrated Miami chefs. With whom would you like to collaborate next?
Cindy Hutson

What can foodies expect from the Tropical Brunch on April 30th?
Succulent and gregarious experiences. Attendees of this lavish brunch will enjoy a Bloody Mary bar, hosted by Patron and Smirnoff; Mimosas and Sangria, hosted by RNDC; a Cognac aperitif hosted by Sister City Pinecrest; a jolt of Java from a Nespresso station; the chance to win a trove of spa treatments, dining certificates, gift baskets, wine, and other fabulous raffle items; live music by Mario Gibson, a top SOBE DJ; and lots of relaxation in the beautiful, lush, tropical oasis that is Pinecrest Gardens.

What’s your favorite thing about Miami?
Cosmopolitan village growing to a super city. And the food scene is developing into an exotic and diverse one. I love it.

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