origGilt Sample Sale by Gilt City

The Gilt Sample Sale: Miami begins today at 7:00 p.m. – Held in partnership with Style Saves, is a celebrated shopping party featuring a treasure trove of designer finds—at up to 80% off retail—plus free cocktails, snacks, styling services and more. This year’s location is 59 N.W. 14th Street. For more information visit: https://www.gilt.com/city/miami/offer/gcwarehousemiami17.

 

juniors_milkshakeJunior’s Restaurant in Boca Raton Serves New Yorker Shake

THIS WEEKEND ONLY Junior’s Restaurant in Boca Raton, Florida will offer a special milkshake in collaboration with the ultra-popular Black Tap New York. The New Yorker Shake will be served Friday, March 3rd through Sunday, March 5th at Junior’s Restaurant in Boca Raton’s Mizner Park for $19. This specially-created Crazy Shake features a vanilla frosted and graham cracker rim and is topped with a slice of Junior’s Strawberry Cheesecake: an homage to New York City as well as a once-in-a-lifetime dessert! JUST GO!

Announcing Rosé Saturdays at Nikki Beach

Drink Pink at Nikki Beach Every Saturday with rosé by the glass for $5 and Bottles of rosé for $25. Spend the afternoon sipping rosé, dining on light bites from Nikki Beach’s lunch menu and feasting on sunset specials from 4 – 6pm, while dancing and soaking up the endless sunshine. The vibe is Côte d’Azur chic as the DJ spins happy house music. A Miami Beach landmark since1998, Nikki Beach continues to delight guests with its South of France-style joie de vivre, lively DJs and dancers and iconic white daybeds and teepees. Nikki Beach is located at 1 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach, FL.

Lunch is served from noon til 6pm.

From 4pm – 6pm, Sunset Special light bites include:

$2 oysters

$7 ceviches

$20 lobster rolls

$15 Prosciutto di Parma Pizza

 

The Habit CharClubis

The Habit Restaurants, Inc. is giving all existing and new members a free Charburger with cheese during the month of March.   The Habit Burger Grill has four Palm Beach County locations:  1831 S. Federal Highway, Delray Beach; Buckingham Plaza at 280 South State Road 7, Royal Palm Beach; 3333 Northlake Blvd., Palm Beach Gardens; and 5560 N. Military Trail, Boca Raton.  The Miami location is at Fountain Square, 9971 West Flagler Street, Miami. The Habit CharClub is a free program that offers members perks including exclusive updates from The Habit executive chef, a special treat on your birthday, invitations to grand openings and special events, first-hand information about new menu items and limited time offerings, and more. For a limited time, March 1-31, 2017, The Habit will be rewarding existing CharClub members with an offer for a free Charburger with cheese.  Everyone is invited to participate, and if you are not a member, ‘make it a habit’ and sign up for the CharClub by visiting http://www.habitburger.com/charclub. Once you have signed up for the CharClub, your free Charburger offer will be sent directly to your email, no strings attached. Connect with The Habit on social media at facebook.com/habitburger, instagram.com/habitburgergrilltwitter.com/habitburger  and youtube.com/habittube.

 

9th Annual Vizcaya Preservation Luncheon

On March 7, Vizcaya Museum and Gardens will welcome South Florida’s boldest fashion-forward supporters to its 9th Annual Vizcaya Preservation Luncheon, known informally as “The Hat Luncheon.”  Each year this must-go event attracts 300 guests from Miami, Palm Beach and New York for a beautiful, stylish day including a champagne lunch and informal modeling in Vizcaya’s European-style grounds.Tickets can be purchased online starting at $350 per person. Tables of 10 guests are available for $3,500 and premier James Deering tables of 10 for $5,000. For more information about the Preservation Luncheon, visit www.vizcayapreservation.org or email events@vizcaya.org.

 

Miami Symphony Pop-Up Series

The Miami Symphony Orchestra (MISO) and the Miami Design District’s Miami Symphony Pop-Up Series is returning to the famed Palm Court on Friday, March 10, 2017 from 5 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

The live music event has become increasingly popular with each performance—the last saw over 2,000 guests in attendance—and the upcoming is slated to be bigger. The pop-up classical music performance is bringing in special musical artists including Emily Estefan, who is fresh off of debuting on four Billboard charts to make this complimentary event even more special for attendees.

The Miami Symphony Pop-Up Series is the culmination of a vision that the Design District and MISO are collaborating on to bring together families and members of the community with a shared passion for culture, art and music, and to enjoy them all in one inspiring space—the Design District’s Palm Court.

The neighborhood is also offering free parking and admission to encourage guests to attend and experience sounds from world-class musicians surrounded by art and architecture under the stars.

Cork & Fork at Carnaval on the Mile

Join Chefs Michelle Bernstein, Adrianne Calvo, Cindy Hutson and Eileen Andrade as they host the 2nd Annual Cork & Fork food and wine tasting, held during Carnaval on the Mile. The two-day event will feature intimate culinary demonstrations, tastings from participating chefs and local restaurants, book signings and live entertainment, all benefiting the Kiwanis Club of Little Havana’s youth programs. More information on the event, including participating restaurants can be found at http://carnavalmiami.com/cork-fork/.

Saturday, March 4, 2017 (1 – 4pm, 7 – 10pm) & Sunday, March 5, 2017 (11am – 2pm, 4 – 7pm)

Pavilion Tent
Alhambra Circle and Salzedo
Coral Gables, FL 33134

Tickets are $50 per session and can be purchased via the event’s Eventbrite page here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/cork-fork-carnaval-on-the-mile-tickets-29537702062?aff=es2

 

 

 

Don’t Miss: Red Bike Studios, Faena and Veuve Clicquot Carnaval

Posted by Maryanne Salvat On February - 22 - 2017ADD COMMENTS

Grand-Opening-AVE.jpgRed Bike Studios

South Florida’s coveted indoor cycling studio, RedBike, is scheduled to open its second location on February 23rd. Following its amazing success in Brickell, RedBike Studios is ready to open its doors in the heart of Aventura at 18725 Biscayne Boulevard, Suite 350. RedBike, a concept born, bred and inspired by Miami, has reinvented the riding experience – drawing from the culture, sounds, flavors and magic that is special about its native city and incorporating these elements into its rides. RedBike introduces a high level of quality, intimacy, convenience and service different than that of traditional large health clubs and gyms.

 

Chef Mallmann and Terrazas de los Andes host dinner at Faena

Join one of South America’s most celebrated chefs, Francis Mallmann, for an intimate evening reception and dining experience under the stars on Thursday, February 23 for a reception and seated dinner.  This exclusive event begins with a special welcome reception at Faena Hotel Miami Beach’s idyllic Tree of Life, where guests will enjoy curated wine selections and small bites with renowned Chef Mallmann of Los Fuegos.  A family-style dinner will follow at Los Fuegos joined by Terrazas de Los Andes Brand Ambassador, Dino Altomare.  The event is prices at $195 per person., exclusive of tax and gratuity.  For tickets, visit: www.losfuegosfaenamiami.tocktix.com

Veuve Clicquot Carnaval

Miamians are invited to indulge in the excitement of Carnaval with a breeze-filled patio brunch and breathtaking views of the Magic City. image001Guests will enjoy music, games and bites inspired by the international celebration, along with cocktails featuring Veuve Clicquot’s newest champagne innovations: Veuve Clicquot Rich and Rich Rosé. Inspired by mixology and designed to be served over ice and mixed with fresh fruits, vegetables or herbs, these Clicquot Rich drinks add a unique flair to the Carnaval festivities. Call 786-805-4646 or visit http://www.east-miami.com/en/special-offers/celebrate-carnaval-at-quinto-la-huella to reserve your spot at this special Veuve Clicquot celebration! Experience signature Clicquot Rich cocktails, samba dancers, live music and more at the third-annual Veuve Clicquot Carnaval hosted by international supermodel Adriana Lima on Saturday, March 4. Tickets to the main event are available now at VCCarnaval.com for $35 per person.

 

 

Foodies Rejoice! SOBEWFF Returns to South Florida

Posted by Maryanne Salvat On February - 15 - 2017ADD COMMENTS

sobeThe 16th annual Food Network & Cooking Channel South Beach Wine & Food Festival (SOBEWFF®) takes place next week from February 22 – 26. As locals and tourists descend upon the sands of Miami Beach, the culinary adventure kicks off with Barilla’s Italian Bites on the Beach hosted by Valerie Bertinelli & Alex Guarnaschelli. The eleventh edition of one of the Festival’s most coveted tickets gets an update, evolving into the Heineken Light Burger Bash presented by Schweid & Sons hosted by Rachael Ray this year. After its successful launch at last year’s Festival, the weekend will again close out with Lucky Chopsticks: An Asian Night Market hosted by Andrew Zimmern. More Miami Beach staple events will return with a classic mix of both fan-favorites and new talent including Tacos After Dark, Oyster Bash hosted by Josh Capon, Fontainebleau Miami Beach presents Wine Spectator’s Best of the Best sponsored by Bank of America, Fun and Fit as a Family featuring Goya Kids Kitchen, Chicken Coupe hosted by Andrew Carmellini, Southern Kitchen Brunch part of The NYT Cooking Series, and the Wine Spectator Wine Seminars presented by Bank of America.

Additionally, the Festival’s beloved white tents nestled in the sand between 10th and 13th Streets and Ocean Drive will continue to host the Sobe2Goya Foods Grand Tasting Village featuring Grand Tasting Tents & KitchenAid® Culinary Demonstrations during the weekend. Plus, SOBEWFF® honors some of the world’s most recognized leaders in the culinary and beverage industries at its annual Tribute Dinner presented by Bank of America part of The NYT Cooking Dinner Series, and the sweet 16 is no exception. This year, the Festival honors the deeply passionate and talented ThinkFoodGroup chef/owner José Andrés alongside Maisons Marques & Domaines (MMD) owners Jean-Claude Rouzaud and Frédéric Rouzaud, during an evening guided by Master of Ceremonies Anthony Bourdain at the Loews Miami Beach Hotel.

SOBEWFF® continues its expansion into Broward County with the return of the Taste Fort Lauderdale Series and a star-studded line-up of talent. The fun begins with Seaside Eats hosted by Anne Burrell at the historic Bonnet House Museum & Gardens, and continues with the Festival’s first late-night party in the area, DRINK Fort Lauderdale, taking over the popular FATVillage for one night.  Closing out the series will be the return of the Bloody Mary Brunch, with new hosts David Burtka & Neil Patrick Harris.

burgerbash_01-870x486Fans will also have a plethora of new events to choose from in 2017, including a Craft-y Happy Hour, Burnt Ends: A Kosher BBQ Dinner hosted by Alon Shaya, Salty, Sweet & Savory Treats: A Late-Night Party featuring Bar Lab, The Salty Donut & Sarsaparilla Club, Noodling Around: A Late-Night Party hosted by Dale Talde, Food Fight hosted by Guy Fieri, and more.

A variety of additional dinners, brunches, lunches, and parties will take place throughout the weekend, featuring renowned chefs, culinary personalities, winemakers, and spirits producers. Events like Buddhas and Bellinis, Decadent Dessert Party hosted by Duff Goldman, Croquetas & Champagne hosted by Jean-Georges Vongerichten, Goya Foods Swine & Wine hosted by Cindy Hutson, and, for all ages, Fun and Fit as a Family featuring Goya Kidz Kitchen, will continue to satiate the taste buds of passionate fans from around the world.

Tickets for the 2017 Festival are on sale online at sobefest.com; Phone sales are open Monday – Friday, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM EST by calling 877.762.3933.

Widely recognized as one of America’s most prestigious gourmet gatherings, the Festival has raised more than $24 million to date for the Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management at Florida International University.

MISO in the Park

Posted by Maryanne Salvat On February - 15 - 2017ADD COMMENTS

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By: Dr. Mary Jo Almeida-Shore

On Sunday, February 12, MISO held its highly anticipated outdoor concert, MISO in the Park on the front lawn of the Bass Museum in Miami Beach. Nearly one thousand music lovers of all ages (and breeds) gathered for the free open-air concert on a picture-perfect afternoon. To add to the revelry and romance, guests went all out with picnic spreads, many themed, replete with delicacies and libations from all parts of the world. During the enchanting event, world-famous photographer and luminary, Iran Issa-Khan, celebrated her birthday at the incredible affair. Iran’s friends-who-are family prepared an international feast for the woman who is a mother and friend to all who are blessed to be in her ever-growing circle. A staunch supporter of the MISO, who has worked tirelessly to promote the amazing orchestra, Iran has yet to miss one concert. In fact, one of the many joys of attending a MISO performance is seeing Iran, perched in her box, with the look of sheer delight across her face that can truly only grace someone who experiences Heaven in the music. Maestro Marturet, close friend of Iran’s conducted an original rendering of “Happy Birthday” complete with a Reggaeton serenade- much to her delight.

The program featured music by Zaquiñha de Abreu, Johann Strauss, Johannes Brahms, Dmitri Shostakovich, Karen LeFrak, Luis Prima, and Moises Simons. “Three Ways, One Feeling” by Giancarlo Castro D’Addona gave a special touch with the spontaneous and mischievous participation of the three conductors Marco Real-d’Arbelles, Daniel Andai, and Eduardo Marturet. Ensemble 7/4, added a touch of local rhythm and little Valeria once again confidently conducted “her” orchestra. Lena Burke sang Frenesí by Alberto Dominguez, Amapola by José María Lacalle, El Día que me quieras by Carlos Gardel and Quizás Quizás Quizás by Oswaldo Farrés (arranged by Rudy Pérez and Gary Lindsay). Music lovers lingered at the gorgeous affair long after day-turned-to-night. Often overheard: “Now this is why we live in Miami.”

*Photo credit: Sam Robin

SUGARCANE Raw Bar Grill Hits the Strip

Posted by Maryanne Salvat On February - 15 - 2017ADD COMMENTS
Jeremy Yoza, General Manager presents The Duck and Waffle

Jeremy Yoza, General Manager presents The Duck and Waffle

Miami favorite, SUGARCANE Raw Bar Grill’s award-winning Executive Chef & Partner Timon Balloo has brought his culinary genius to the Las Vegas Strip. Diners are transported to a tropical paradise with an open fire grill, a raw bar, and a traditional kitchen where the creations are anything but traditional. The menu is an assortment of small plates and larger platters that you may not want to share. Some of our favorites included the Pig Ear Pad Thai, Goat Cheese Croquettes, and the Bacon Wrapped Dates, and those were just the appetizers. The main dish that really left an impression was the Duck and Waffle. Not only was it beautifully presented, but delicately fileted for us to enjoy the perfect bite of egg, duck and waffle along with a mustard seed maple syrup. Absolutely decadent. SUGARCANE is a welcome addition to the Venetian’s Restaurant Row and will be opening a third location in Brooklyn. For more information visit: https://sugarcanerawbargrill.com/

Seasons 52- Where a Great Meal is Always in Season

Posted by Mary Jo Almeida-Shore On February - 9 - 2017ADD COMMENTS

By:  Dr. Mary Jo Almeida-Shore

IMG_9522Elegant yet cozy, Seasons 52, fresh grill and wine bar, is a restaurant that caters to a romantic dinner, an outing with friends or a convivial experience with family. Because of the restaurant’s ever-changing creations, you are guaranteed the freshest ingredients and can be sure that you will have a unique experience with each visit.  The servers are attentive and knowledgeable and the best part? Each exceptional dish is prepared in a health-conscious manner, with its calorie-count printed right on the menu, so guests can choose the dishes that are right for them.

The restaurant’s core menu changes four times a year with every season, and certain items on the “features” (on the right-hand panel of the menu) change every week: 52 times a year. That’s where the restaurant gets its name.  In addition, the menu showcases over 100 different bottles of wine, 52 of which are available by the glass.  With winter well underway, Seasons 52 has recently introduced its offerings for the season. The restaurant’s newest menu is replete with all the goodness you crave in winter:  from Bosc pears and cranberries to golden beets and root vegetables. Guests can look forward to favorites, such as new chef creations like warm Portuguese Kale & Chorizo Soup and rich Seafood Paella that are perfect for the cool winter months.  Other favorites include the Braised Short Rib and Cheddar Flatbread and the Triple Lobster Ravioli. Don’t miss the sea bass (one of the best in town) the shrimp scampi skillet, the warm harvest mushrooms and arugula salad with truffle dressing, duck lollipops, wood-grilled New York Strip or the lamb shank.

“As the temperatures continue to drop, it’s IMG_9530time to bring out the heartier, warmer dishes and richer aromas people look for during the cooler months,” says Chef Jim Messinger. “We’re ready to help our guests embrace what is left of the winter with exciting new dishes – and some recurring favorites – inspired by our favorite flavor combinations of the season.”

In addition to the broad selection of wines, guests can complement each dish with a handcrafted artisanal cocktail, such as the crisp Cranberry and Sage cocktail complete with Prairie organic gin, cranberries and candied sage leaf. There’s also a wonderful selection of Champagne and Prosecco from Chartogne-Taillet, Gruet and Riondo.  But those “in the know” will want to order the “secret menu” cocktail, the Botanical Buzz, which is made with organic vodka, honey and lemon and then garnished with the “Buzz Button,” a tiny, edible flower that creates an infusion that will make your taste-buds buzz (think pop-rocks but cooler)! Ask your server for it by name, as it is NOT on the menu.  Finish off your meal with one of Seasons 52’s delightful dessert shots, which are just the perfect size to satisfy your sweet tooth.

From the ambiance, to the service to the fresh, seasonal dishes, Seasons 52 offers one of the finest, most varied, dining experiences in Coral Gables.

For more information about Seasons 52, or to make your reservation, visit Season52.com.  Seasons 52, located on Miracle Mile at 321 Miracle Mile in Coral Gables, offers lunch, dinner and bar service, daily. The restaurant opens Sunday from 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m., Monday – Thursday from 11:30 a.m. – 11 p.m., and Friday and Saturday from 11:30 a.m. – midnight.

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Mary Jo Almeida-Shore,Jose Almeida,Maryanne Salvat
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