We joined Schwartz at the Aventura Best Buy from 1 pm to 5 pm, where he demonstrated how to make creative dishes using small appliances we all have in our kitchens. Sampling tasty bites such as Classic Deviled Eggs, Slow Roasted Pork-Shoulder with Pickled Onions and Parsley Sauce, and Tuna Crostini with Grilled Spring Onions and Provencal Vinaigrette, attendees participated in a series of giveaways while watching Schwartz work his magic. Prizes included a Best Buy gift card, dinner for two at one of Schwart'z restaurants and the big one: a $2,000 small appliance kitchen makeover. Man I really wanted that one but I would've gladly taken any of the prizes. Unfortunately, lady luck is seldom on my side when it comes to raffles.
The event was a lot of fun, and I had a great time interviewing Shwartz. It doesn't hurt that now that I have a better idea how to use small appliances in my kitchen to create gourmet meals, I can score some brownie points at home. Bam!