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image001BLT Prime’s Tailgate Season Kickoff Cooking Class & Lunch
September marks the official end of summer and the beginning of the long-awaited football season. To celebrate the summer and gridiron season, BLT Prime will help sharpen your grill skills with a fun, educational and charitable cooking class. Football foodies can pick up some tips from Chef Dustin Ward at BLT Prime’s Tailgate Season Kickoff Cooking Class & Lunch on Sunday, September 13 at 11:00 a.m. Transforming even the most grill-challenged into an accomplished grillmaster, Chef Dustin will demonstrate a delicious three-course meal comprised of some of the award-winning restaurant’s signature dishes, while guests indulge in complimentary beverages. The three-hour class includes a cooking demonstration on the Champion’s patio outdoor grills, followed by lunch and Dolphins vs. Redskins season opener watch party. BLT Prime has partnered with St. Jude’s Research Hospital for an afternoon of food, football and philanthropy. The class is priced at $75 per person, proceeds benefitting St. Jude’s. Space is limited; reservations required at 305.591.6606.

 

 

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On September 18 Taste Miami hosts a night of culinary stars benefiting The James Beard Foundation. The evening begins with a tasting reception featuring an exciting lineup of Miami’s finest chefs, including Timon Balloo, Cindy Hutson, Brad Kilgore, Giorgio Rapicavoli, and Cesar Zapata. Then, enjoy a unique four-course seated dinner designed by James Beard Award Winners Rocco DiSpirito and Christopher Lee, with Pastry Chef Sergio Navarro. We’re bringing these culinary stars together for an unforgettable, one-night-only dining experience emceed by award-winning Miami Herald food editor Evan S. Benn; for tickets and more information visit www.jbftasteamerica.org.
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If you have any plans to try Bagatelle Miami Beach’s Miami Spice menus, why not spice up your visit with a stay at the stunning Villa Bagatelle, where luxe Frett linens and Champagne cockatils on the balcony make for a tres chic getaway. Now through September 30, 2015, book “Stay and Spice Up” at Villa Bagatelle and enjoy a 15% discount on its rack rate, plus complimentary valet parking. To view more specials please visit www.villabagatellemiamibeach.com/specials. In case you haven’t heard, the creators of the internationally acclaimed Bagatelle brand recently opened their first hotel property, Villa Bagatelle, right in the heart of South Beach. The boutique hotel is the perfect getaway that will definitely add some flavor to your Miami Spice experience. Please be advised that Miami Spice at Bistrot Bagatelle is only available during the week from Tuesday-Saturday.
Frank Sinatra’s Centennial Birthday at Fontainebleau Miami Beach

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Fontainebleau Miami Beach commences the 100 day countdown to Frank Sinatra’s centennial birthday, which officially began on September 3. During the 100 days of unique programming to celebrate the legacy of Frank Sinatra, Fontainebleau pays tribute to the treasured singer with a lineup of events and activations that embrace a piece of Golden Era glamour. Representing a special time in Fontainebleau’s history, Sinatra vacationed at the iconic hotel in his permanent penthouse suite on the seventeenth floor while filming and performing at the property. The singer often headlined sold out midnight shows at the hotel’s La Ronde Supper Club, taking the stage alongside The Rat Pack’s Sammy Davis Jr., Dean Martin, Joey Bishop and Peter Lawford. Beloved movies, ‘A Hole in the Head’, ‘Tony Rome’, and ‘Lady in Cement’ were also filmed on property, and The Frank Sinatra Timex Show, ‘Welcome Home Elvis’ was broadcasted at the landmark hotel, breaking TV viewing records. Fontainebleau’s Frank Sinatra 100 Day Birthday Celebration will continue through December 12, 2015, which would be the singers 100th birthday, highlights include: For more information on Fontainebleau’s 100 day countdown to Frank Sinatra’s centennial birthday, visit www.fontainebleau.com or call 305.538.2000.
Debris Free Oceans Fashion Show & Fundraiserdebris
Debris Free Oceans is a Miami-based non-profit organization whose mission is to inspire local communities to responsibly manage the lifecycle of plastics and waste as part of a global initiative to eradicate marine debris from beaches, reefs and oceans. In an effort to create awareness and raise money to assist in keeping our oceans clean, Debris Free Oceans is thrilled to present their first-ever sustainable Fashion Show & Fundraiser showcasing the hottest up & coming global brands dedicated to marine preservation. The event will be on Saturday, September 26, from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. at the Freehand Miami; this is a ticketed event that is open to the public. Ticket prices start at $30, which includes 2 complimentary Naked Turtle cocktails handcrafted by the mixologists at Freehand Miami, a Debris Free Oceans stainless steel tumbler, a $25 gift card to G-Star RAW at Lincoln Road or Aventura Mall, a 25% off coupon code for Mia Marcelle and an IMSY bracelet set made from reclaimed swimsuit materials. The event will also feature a silent auction for guests to bid on throughout the event.Tickets are limited. To purchase: http://www.debrisfreeoceans.org/tickets/ 100% of proceeds go directly to education & outreach funding for Debris Free Oceans. For additional information about Debris Free Oceans please visit www.debrisfreeoceans.com.

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