Don’t Miss: Tosca, Saks Loves Your Cause, SOBEWFF 2013…….

Posted by Maryanne Salvat On February - 13 - 2013

 MIA_Tosca_405By: Maryanne Salvat 

Tosca on Valentine’s Day 

This Valentine’s Day, embrace “the sweet life” at Tosca as they will be turning back the hands of time to the late 1950s, setting the mood for a romantic evening abound with sumptuous dishes, rich decor and live cabaret show inspired by Federico Fellini’s masterpiece La Dolce Vita. The prix-fixe menu, priced at $245 per couple, showcases a selection of Tosca’s signature dishes, including the Fettuccine with Mascarpone Cheese, Bone-in Prime Tenderloin and a ménage-a-trois of chocolate. Seatings are at 7:00 and 9:30 p.m., with the show times at 8:00 and 10:30 p.m.; For reservations call: 786.216.7230.




saksSaks Loves Your Cause

This February, Saks Fifth Avenue will give 5% of all registered purchases made with a Saks Fifth Avenue credit card back to charity with an initiative called Saks Loves Your Cause.  The donations will benefit The American Red Cross and select local organizations, keeping support within each Saks Fifth Avenue store’s immediate community.






South Beach Wine and Food Festival 2013sobe

It’s no secret that the South Beach Wine and Food Festival (SBWFF) is taking over Miami, on February 21 through February 24.  Those of you that have been looking forward to the foodie weekend will be in for a treat, with new exciting events to add to the classic line-up that encompasses the festival; gastro-fiends will invade the South Florida beaches to soak up some rays and catch chef-lebrity sightings as well as live performances. To plan your excursion into this delectable territory visit: Don’t forget to prep a bag with Havaianas, antacids, and digestive aids to get you through it.


Havaianas and Michelle Bernstein Come Together at Burger Bash 2013

Havaianas, the world’s most stylish flip flop, has partnered with James Beard Award winning chef and Miami native,Michelle Bernstein to bring “Instant Brazilian Joy” to the 2013 Food & Wine Burger Bash in Miami. To celebrate this partnership, Havaianas has created a limited edition collection of Food & Wine pins that will be available on-site at Burger Bash and on the Havaianas website from February 21through February 24.  These whimsical pins feature snacks and cooking items such as pasta, cracked eggs, burgers, fries, ice-cream, pickles, ketchup and more. Bernstein infused her famous Latin culinary style with the deeply rooted Brazilian heritage of Havaianas to create an eclectic menu of recipes inspired by this exclusive collection of flip flop styles and pins. The authentic delicacies such as Bolo de Maracujá (Passion Fruit Cake) with purple sandals and the ice cream pin, The Brazilian Burger with red sandals and the burger pin, or Moqueca with gold flip flops with the fish pin, and more will be available for each guest to order complimentary a la carte at the event. Bernstein will be on-site at the Havaianas booth at the Burger Bash to “serve up” her delectably named sandals and exclusive recipe cards featuring her real gourmet creations. For the foodies who cannot make it to Burger Bash this year, Michelle’s flip flop creations and her custom sandal, The Meal (gold flip flop with ketchup, burger, pickle and fries pin) will be available for sale on for $2.50 each pin for the duration of the SOBE Food & Wine Festival.


Smithfield Versailles Cuban Combo Food Truck 

To add to our self-inflicted eating addiction, Smithfield and Versailles have partnered to create the ultimate “Smithfield Versailles Cuban Combo.” The Smithfield food truck will be stationed outside nighttime events, handing out free Cuban sandwich samples for all, from midnight to 2:00 a.m. on February 22 at the James Hotel and February 23 at the Dream Hotel.  Stop by to have a taste!  



vizcayanHat Luncheon with the Vizcayans 

On Tuesday, February 26, The Vizcayans will host their fifth annual Preservation Luncheon, fondly referred to as the “Hat Luncheon”, at the historic Vizcaya Museum and Gardens. The al-fresco luncheon will be blossoming with stylish hats and elegant attire galore, reminiscent of fashionable daytime soirees in the formal Italianate gardens, which were a tradition in Vizcaya’s early years as James Deering’s European-inspired home, opened in 1916. This year’s chair for the Preservation Luncheon is Lydia Touzet.The afternoon will begin with a glorious cocktail reception on the Garden Mound where guests will be welcomed by enchanting string music as they sip on champagne and enjoy decadent hors d’oeuvres. Trumpets will then cue guests to proceed to a lavish dining experience in a beautifully decorated pavilion that includes an exquisite four-course lunch catered by Thierry’s Catering, Lanson champagne and wines by Chateau D’Esclans. Gift bags will be provided courtesy of Neiman Marcus Coral Gables. The Vizcayan’s Preservation Luncheon, inspired by the Central Park Conservancy’s “Hat luncheon” held each year in New York, was founded by Norma Quintero in 2009 during her term as president of the Vizcayans in an effort to raise money to protect the estate’s viewshed. All proceeds from this and all Vizcayans events currently benefit a comprehensive restoration plan for Vizcaya’s buildings, gardens and outdoor statuary.Individual tickets are $300 and tables (for ten) are $3,000. For more information and to purchase tickets call 305.856.4866 ext. 3 or email


radioRADIO Pop-Up Bar

RADIO Pop-Up Bar, the new concept bynightlife trio and longtime friends Paulo Cardoso, Tatanka Guerrero and Philippe “Flip” Falca, has launched South of Fifth,located on 814 1st St. RADIO will offer a drink list featuring handcrafted cocktails, champagne and local craft beers, as well as classic bites including grilled cheese sandwiches, hot dogs and old-fashioned popcorn. RADIO’s name is fitting considering it is the only bar with an actual 600-foot radio tower in South Beach and the first pop up bar to grace the South of Fifth neighborhood. The pop-up’s craft cocktails and timeless nibbles are served in a lively atmosphere with a warm and laid-back South Beach service. Every Friday night, new cocktails – such as the Thai Chile and Pineapple Caipirnha – will be available for less than $10. DJ sets, hosted by OFM Talent, will be on rotation all weekend long and will feature a selection of South Beach’s most talented MCs. RADIO is open seven days a week from 8:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m. The main entrance is situated on 1st Street, but the back entryway east of the bar is recommended as a courtesy to residents for guests arriving after 11:00 p.m.

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