Your Grecian Odyssey Awaits at Atlantikós

Posted by Maryanne Salvat On January - 31 - 2017ADD COMMENTS

atlanticosBy: Dr. Mary Jo Almeida-Shore

Awash in Greece’s signature brilliant blue and glistening white, Atlantikós, the St. Regis Bal Harbour’s latest culinary debut exudes a truly authentic dining experience, unparalleled in food quality, creativity and service. Chef Anastasios “Tasos” Chasekioglou offers a curated selection of traditional Greek dishes, presented elegantly and with an emphasis on the ingredients. The Atlantikós experience is meant to be shared and enjoyed over time as the immersive menu takes you on a journey of exceptional flavors from the Greek mainland to the islands.

Chef Tasos expertly prepares dishes like grilled octopus with fava from Santorini, a roasted manouri cheese from Greneva with honey and bee pollen, black ink orzo with langoustines, crispy calamari and grey mullet bottarga from Messologgi, marinated sardines with crushed olives from Thassos Island, beef corfu sofrito, and semolina halva- we were not exaggerating when comparing the Atlantikós dining experience with an odyssey. More traditional dishes include the keftedes (lamb and beef meatballs in a savory tomato gravy), the lamb chops (among the best in town) and the prawns. Branzino-2These are musts as well.

Not to be missed is the “palate-altering” Karavides: langoustines fricasé with Avgolemono (which can only mean “from the Gods”). This is among the most remarkable dishes we have ever tasted, replete with tender- poached lobster tail floating in the most extraordinary, decadent sauce- words do not do it justice- nor does just one serving. Pair each dish with one of the various Greek wines from the menu or with a specialty cocktail. A number of traditional Greek desserts are also available.

Revel in the St. Regis’ hallmark elevated guest experience and impeccable service – wherein you are treated like a VIP from the moment you arrive until your departure. To add to Atlantikós authenticity, there is traditional Greek custom plate smashing on a regular basis and we heard that it is not uncommon for guests to dance on the tables from time to time.

Dining-tableThe addition of this extraordinary Greek-inspired restaurant, along with three expansive four-bedroom suites and a reimagined and expanded lobby lounge follow the recent openings of the gourmet BH Burger Bar, the new St. Regis Bar & Sushi Lounge, and the debut of the Caroline Room, a 1,800-square-foot private events space.

“Miami continues to be an international epicenter for discerning travelers from around the globe, and we are responding to the needs of our guests by once again raising the bar on luxury in Bal Harbour,” said Oliver Key, General Manager, The St. Regis Bal Harbour Resort. “These stunning enhancements to the resort and tremendous reinvestment from our ownership are a testament to the importance we place in providing the highest level of service to our guests.”

Atlantikós serves breakfast (buffet and a la carte), lunch, and dinner seven days a week. Atlantikós is open from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and 7 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

 

LAFAYETTE Lafayette 148 New York Opens at Brickell City Center

Global luxury fashion brand Lafayette 148 New York is excited to announce the opening of its Brickell City Centre location, another milestone celebrating the brand’s 20th anniversary. Lafayette 148 New York brings together the finest European fabrics and expert craftsmanship to create chic collections for the sophisticated, confident woman. Designed with unique versatility, Lafayette 148 New York will unveil its spring resort collection in South Florida, offering complimentary personal stylists, expert fittings, and alterations as part of the exceptional shopping experience. Thursday, January 26, 2017 Lafayette 148 New York will host an evening of shopping for a cause at the Brickell City Centre boutique.  Shoppers will enjoy 20% off their entire purchase and Lafayette 148 New York will donate an additional 20% to the No More Tears project!

 

No More Tears is a non-profit organization that aids victims of domestic violence and human trafficking, mostly women and children that have fallen prey to unspeakable abuse and that find a second chance thanks to No More Tears.

Enjoy cocktails and canapés while supporting this incredible cause!

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Cocktails and Canapés

7:00 – 9:00pm

Lafayette 148 New York

Brickell City Centre – Level Two

701 S Miami Ave, Miami, FL 33131 

Kindly RSVP: Lafayette148NY@TaraInk.com

 

 pegasusPegasus World Cup Invitational

On January 28th, The Stronach Group’s inaugural $12 Million Pegasus World Cup Invitational will take place in South Florida at Gulfstream Park in Hallandale Beach, FL, USA.

The Pegasus World Cup Invitational will surpass the $10 million Dubai World Cup as the world’s richest thoroughbred horse race. Tickets for The Pegasus World Cup Invitational are now on sale and can be purchased online at www.PegasusWorldCup.com. With limited tickets available and close to 12,000 people slated to be in attendance from across the globe, the international spotlight will be shining bright on South Florida! Additionally, the world will be able to tune into this special entertainment sporting experience as it will be broadcast live on NBC from 4:30pm – 6:30pm EST.

 

 

BALLETby: Maryanne Salvat

Miami City Ballet’s Annual Gala: Alexei Ratmansky’s The Fairy’s Kiss

Miami City Ballet’s Annual Gala will have the distinction of being the first-ever gala hosted at Miami Beach’s new cultural cornerstone Faena Forum. The exclusive black-tie affair on Saturday, January 28, will showcase Miami City Ballet dancers in an exquisite and never-before-seen setting. Inspired by the world premiere commission of Alexei Ratmansky’s The Fairy’s Kiss, the gala will transform the Rem Koolhaas/OMA designed Faena Forum space into a frozen winter wonderland where guests will experience an evening with cocktails, dinner, dancing and artistic prowess. Four hundred notable Miami, Palm Beach and New York philanthropists, together with community leaders and ballet aficionados, will have an unparalleled opportunity to enjoy the architectural wonders of Faena Forum alongside Miami City Ballet artists and dancers who are seated with table sponsors for dinner. Dancers and guests will mingle and take to the dance floor for an unforgettable party. The gala is co-chaired by Alexa and Adam Wolman, Meghana Rajadhyaksha and Dr. Amar Rajadhyaksha, Tina and Dan Carlo, Susan Kronick and Edward Shumsky, Nancy and Jon Batchelor, Margaret and Mike Eidson, Christy and David Martin, with notable guests including Alan and Ximena Faena. Proceeds from the event will support Miami City Ballet’s work both onstage and in the community, bringing the magic of live performing arts to people from all walks of life. Tables are priced from $25,000 to $100,000 with single seats available for $2,500.  For seating and sponsorship opportunities, contact Eva Silverstein at Eva@miamicityballet.org or 305-929-7000, ext. 1400.

 

lobsterLuke’s Lobster at Brickell City Center

Luke’s Lobster, is now open in its first location in Miami at Brickell City Center.  Since its founding in 2009, Luke’s Lobster has been hailed as the “best lobster roll” in the country and New York City on numerous occasions by The Wall Street Journal, CBS, Time Out, Thrillist, and many others. The vision of Maine native and one-time lobsterman Luke Holden, Luke’s Lobster is a cozy seafood shack committed to serving simple dishes—including lobster rolls, crab rolls, shrimp rolls, clam chowder, lobster bisque, salads, slaws and more—made with superior ingredients. From ocean to plate, Luke’s handles every step of the supply chain to ensure that only exceptionally fresh seafood is served. Luke’s Lobster takes their mantra of “Taste the Source” to heart. Luke’s Lobster hand picks their lobster directly from the lobstermen at the dock and their sister company, Cape Seafood, immediately cleans and steams it to preserve its freshness and quality. Luke Holden also led the charge to establish the Tenants Harbor Fisherman’s Co-op in Maine, the first fisherman’s co-op to be vertically integrated with a restaurant group and processing company. Every single lobster, crab and shrimp roll served in Luke’s Lobster can be traced back to the exact dock that it came from. The opening of Luke’s Lobster at Brickell City Center is an exciting new chapter in Luke’s Lobster evolution.

 

butcherThe Butcher Shop Beer Garden and Grill

The Butcher Shop Beer Garden and Grill announces the permanent addition of a few new menu items and is launching its roster of weekday specials today. The New Year calls for a new habit – or five. For more information, visit www.thebutchershopmiami.com or call (305) 846–9120.

New snacks and sides include:

  • Chicharrones: sweet and spicy served with a Thai chili sauce, orange zest, lime wedge
  • Loaded fries: cheddar, bacon, scallions, sour cream
  • New entrees include:
  • 12 oz Butcher’s Cut Steak
  • Mixed Grilled Platter:12 oz butcher’s cut steak, fresh bratwurst, grilled all natural chicken breast, chimichurri, aioli 
  • All Natural Roasted Chicken:mojo, mashed potatoes, roasted garlic in a lemon pan sauce
  • Roasted vegetable platter: zucchini, squash, red onion, tomato, asparagus, gorgonzola, grilled pita

 

New hot dogs and sandwiches include:

  • New York Dog: sauerkraut and mustard
  • Chicago Dog: relish, onions, spicy green beans, tomato
  • Chili Dog: homemade chili, diced onions, cheddar
  • Southwest Dog: pico de gallo, avocado, cheddar and chipotle mayo
  • Steak Sandwich: caramelized onions, mushrooms, garlic aioli, béchamel cheese sauce

24By: Maryanne Salvat

Chef Garces and his team have built 24 with the neighborhood’s needs in mind, offering a casual eatery with Garces’ signature brand of Latin-Inspired hospitality.  The menu focuses on wood-fired pizza, pasta and other Italian inspired dishes, including delicious meatballs, at approachable price points. It is the perfect spot for business luncheons, families with young children, and students. The beautiful private dining room, as well as the open patio, are perfect for all types celebratory events. Service is provided through several dayparts, including a morning café, opening at 7:00 a.m. with counter service offering Garces Trading Company coffees, freshly baked pastries and healthy grab-and-go breakfast options, including fresh cold pressed juices.  The restaurant shifts to full service for lunch and dinner, with lunch beginning at 11:30 a.m. daily.  The lively bar will host a daily “Aperitivo Time” happy hour from 4:30-6:30 p.m. and will include special offerings from a beverage program that offers 12 wines by the glass, 38 wines by the bottle, 20 craft beers, seasonal cocktails, bar snacks and complimentary small plates. Dinner will be served from 5:00-10:00 p.m. Sunday through Thursday, and until 11:00 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. 24 will also offer a children’s menu.  A Parkway Corporation open air parking lot is located in the rear of the building, with access points from 24th and Sansom Streets, and will offer $5 parking after 6:00 p.m. daily for guests dining at 24; for more information: www.24philly.com Phone: 215-333-3331.

 

howlHowl at the Moon at Valley Forge Casino

Howl at the Moon brings the dueling piano experience to Philadelphia’s suburbs starting this week. Valley Forge Casino Resort (1160 First Avenue) and The Vault nightclub and music venue welcome Howl at the Moon each and every Saturday, with the grand opening slated for January 14, 2017. Get ready to sing, dance and howl as the versatile and talented musicians perform live music from 80’s rock, 90’s pop and today’s dance hits on pianos. Doors open at 8:00pm and the live show from 9pm to 12:30am. The party continues at The Vault until 2am. Admission is free and open to those 21 and up only.

by: Maryanne Salvat

louis-vuitton--News_LV_for_Unicef_DI3Louis Vuitton and UNICEF

In 2016, Louis Vuitton partnered with UNICEF to support the world’s most vulnerable children around the world. The aim of this global partnership is to raise funds for UNICEF and help support children that are exposed to conflicts, diseases, natural disasters and other situations that threaten their safety and well-being.  Within a year, $2.5 million was raised to contribute to the life-saving provision of water for $4.5 million children and their families. One year after the launch of its global partnership with the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), Louis Vuitton launches its first #makeapromise day on January 12th 2017  to raise funds for children in urgent need through its global network of stores. During this day, in 460 Louis Vuitton stores worldwide in more than 60 countries, 12,000 Louis Vuitton Client Advisors will act as special advocates of the “LOUIS VUITTON for UNICEF” partnership and promote the sales of the Silver Lockit: a product specially designed to raise funds for UNICEF.  On this occasion, Louis Vuitton Miami Design District Store will be hosting an event and invites our community to join the movement to #makeapromise for children in urgent need.

HOW TO GET INVOLVED:

 

 

poloforapurpose-retinaPolo for a Purpose

On Monday, January 16, 2017 join Polo for a Purpose charity event benefitting ­The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS). ­The event, now in its’ 4th year, will be chaired by PJ Rizvi, Visse Wedell and Penny Bradley. It’ll be an action packed day held at the prestigious International Polo Club in Wellington, Florida. ­The day begins at noon, with a cocktail reception in the pool area of the Club. After cocktails, our guests will be treated to a gourmet luncheon and a silent auction as well as an exciting live auction. Following lunch, the day continues with a professional four on four high goal polo match featuring some of Polo’s top players led by our Honorary Chairman and Lymphoma survivor, Brandon Phillips. For more information visit: www.poloforapurpose.org.

 

logoVoices for Children

On January 14, celebrities, politicians, philanthropists and other community leaders will gather to raise funds for The Voices For Children Foundation, a non-profit organization that supports foster care children in Miami-Dade County. The black-tie gala presented by Harry Winston Inc. will begin with an elegant cocktail reception where guests will have a chance to mingle and bid on goods and services donated from national and local luxury brands in a silent auction. The cocktail reception will be followed by dinner in the ballroom and a night of dancing to the sounds of DJ Kucha. Guests will hear the inspiring testimonial of a young woman whose life has been changed by the work of Voices For Children. To learn more about sponsorships, or to purchase a table or tickets to the event, please call 786-469-3856 or email CAlfonso@BeAVoice.org.

 

Truffle Week at Made in Italy Gourmet

After the December preview of “Truffle Week,” Made in Italy Gourmet will officially host Truffle Week on a monthly basis starting January 16th. During this week-long event only, fresh black truffles will be available for purchase by the ounce from their fresh market. The authentic Italian restaurant will offer a special truffle menu of the day throughout the week as well. This menu is made up of the most delicious options truffle connoisseurs are sure to enjoy. Choose to start your meal with a grilled goat and sheep truffle cheese with walnuts, truffle honey and a white truffle balsamic glaze in crostini. Indulge in a short rib ravioli with creamy mushroom sauce and shaved white truffle before enjoying one of Made in Italy’s wonderful desserts. The special menu will be available from open to close on Monday January 16th through Saturday January 21st. For more information, please visit http://www.madeinitalygourmet.com/.

 

Backyard Ball Performance & Gala for YoungArts

Backyard Ball Performance & Gala is just around the corner on January 14th and it will be followed by the always fun after party! This is a magical evening under the stars in support of the next generation of young artists. Every year at the Backyard Bash, celebrates YoungArts Winners with a party on the historic plaza at the YoungArts Campus. This year, they are happy to announce that DJ Walshy Fire will be playing tunes for this great evening under the stars! (DJ Walshy Fire is one third of American Music Award winning group Major Lazer) Tickets to the event are $100 pre-sale and $125 at the door. If you would like to purchase a ticket in advance, please click here, and you will be taken to the Eventbrite page. Please find an electronic invitation for the event attached to this email for more details.

 

lemon-ballAlex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation Hosts the 11th Annual Lemon Ball

Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF), a nonprofit dedicated to finding cures for all kids with cancer, will host the 11thAnnual Lemon Ball, presented by Applebee’s, Northwestern Mutual and Volvo on Saturday, January 14, 2017 at 6:30 PM at the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, 1201 Market Street. The Lemon Ball is an evening of cocktails, dinner, raffle, silent and live auctions and entertainment. This event brings together supporters of the Foundation’s mission – a cure for all kids with cancer. Liz and Jay Scott, the parents of the late Alexandra “Alex” Scott, will co-chair the gala with Susan and Robert Stein. The Tenth Annual Lemon Ball raised nearly $940,000. The evening also features three awards: Stand Host of the Year, Volunteer of the Year and the Alex Scott Crystal Cup. The Stand Host of the Year Award to the Carpino family of Swedesboro, NJ. Mario Carpino, 12, has been battling inoperable brain tumors since 2007.  Mario is currently stable and gets MRIs every three months. In the past five years, the Carpino family’s efforts have raised almost $300,000 for ALSF and the fight against childhood cancer. Helping Mario along the way are his family, friends and supporters who are known as “Mario’s Fight.” The Volunteer of the Year Award will go to longtime ALSF supporters, Mary and Molly Hollway. Over nine years ago, Molly – a neuroblastoma survivor – and her family hosted their inaugural Alex’s Lemonade Stand at the Mall of America. Every year, the stand has grown and gained much more support. A few years ago, Molly and some friends started a Lemon Run, which has also been very successful. Molly also started a Lemon Club at her high school. In all, the Hollway family has raised over $100,000 for childhood cancer research and act as ambassadors for ALSF. Molly says, “My family and I will never stop holding the lemonade stand and run until a cure for childhood cancer is found.” The Alex Scott Crystal Cup will go to Penn Wynne Elementary, the school that Alex attended. Every year, on the second weekend of June, Penn Wynne Elementary has hosted Alex’s “Original” Lemonade Stand to honor Alex’s annual lemonade stand. Alex’s friends, family and the Penn Wynne community continue to hold her stand which has evolved into a family fun event complete with food, games, crafts and (of course) lemonade. Alex’s “Original” has raised over $1 million for pediatric cancer research since 2004. Principal Mr. Shawn Bernatowicz will accept the award on the school’s behalf. For more information about the evening, visit TheLemonBall.org.

 

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