Helen NashBy: Maryanne Salvat

Helen Nash Book Signing
Helen Nash – known for being an innovator in the field of kosher cooking and author of Kosher Cuisine and Helen Nash’s Kosher Kitchen – will be speaking at the opening event for the Miami Beach Jewish Community Center’s Jewish Book Month festivities on November 13 at 7:30pm.  Her latest cookbook is HELEN NASH’S NEW KOSHER CUISINE: Healthy, Simple & Stylish.  For more information about Helen and her cookbook visit http://www.helennashkoshercuisine.com/.

Evening in the Gardens LACOSTE_Everglades_Miami_Invite_-_Nov_15

On Friday, November 15, join LACOSTE for the annual Everglades Foundation “Evening in the Gardens” on at Pinecrest Gardens.  Music, cocktails and buffet supper will take place in The Meadow from 7:00 to 10:00 p.m. For tickets and more information about the event visit: http://www.evergladesfoundation.org/events/save-the-date-foreverglades-miami/. 


JetBlue Airways and HaVen Gastro-Lounge’sDestination Saturdays”

On Saturday, November 16, JetBlue Airways will take over HaVen Gastro-Lounge’sDestination Saturdays” party series in honor of the airline’s new daily nonstop service to its southernmost destination, Lima, Peru.Destination Saturdays is a themed party series that “transports” guests to a different exotic locale each week via the high-hotspot’s digital wrap-around walls, complete with a wait-staff dressed as flight attendants and captain DJ Kristian Caro to pilot the revelry. South Florida foodies will also have an opportunity to preview cocktails and eats from Chef Todd Erickson’s “South Florida-meets-Peru” collaboration menu – created in tandem with Peruvian top toque Pedro Miguel Schiaffino of Lima’s critically acclaimed Malabar Restaurant. Guests will enjoy Avion tequila bottle specials and the chance to win one of five sets (10 total) of round-trip travel vouchers, valid on JetBlue Airways service from Ft. Lauderdale-Hollywood Int. Airport to Jorge Chavez Int. Airport in Lima, Peru. Destination Lima runs from 10:00 p.m. to 3:00 a.m. at HaVen Gastro-Lounge. One raffle winner will be announced each hour during the event. Admission is complimentary and based on capacity. For more information on Destination Saturdays or to reserve a table contact RSVP@havenlounge.com or call 305.987.8885.Lima will be JetBlue’s 81st BlueCity and its fourth destination in South America. Fares for U.S.-originating flights to Lima are available at www.jetblue.com for travel beginning November 21. 


LuckyLUCKYRICE Miami Feast Presented by BOMBAY SAPPHIRE East®

LUCKYRICE Miami Feast presented by BOMBAY SAPPHIRE East® will return on Friday, November 15 from 7:30-11:00 p.m. at The Raleigh Pool and Oasis. The Miami Feast follows on the heels of the popular fourth-annual New York Festival and events in Las Vegas, Los Angeles and San Francisco. General Admission tickets are $88 for general admission and $125 for VIP. A limited number of American Express VIP tickets (which includes early access from 6:30-7:30 p.m. and a private demo and meet-and-greet opportunity with Iron Chef Morimoto prior to the start of the event) are also available for $150.Tickets are available at www.luckyrice.com;Tickets are $88 for general admission and $125 for VIP. (VIP access is from 7:00 -8:00pm and provides all-evening access to the VIP Chefs Lounge). To add to the festivities, guests will be invited to dress in “firecracker” or “chili pepper” red to reflect the spicy flavors prominent in Latino and Asian cuisines. 


Shop to Stop MS

The University of Miami MS Center for Excellence, hosts the fifth annual Shop to Stop MS on Wednesday, November 20 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at Saks Fifth Avenue, Dadeland. Guests will have the opportunity to meet Alina Villasante, Creator of Peace Love World and Diana Riser, MIAMI Magazine Publisher. Local tastemakers and MS activists will be invited to enjoy fine wine, cocktails and tastings from local restaurants. Participating establishments include; Aroma Espresso, Brio Tuscan Grille, Eventology, Earl Kitchen + Bar, Fare to Remember, Joanna’s Marketplace, Joelle’s Desserts & Gifts, Nothing Bundt Cakes, Pernod Ricard USA, RA Sushi Bar, Town Kitchen & Bar and Southern Wine & Spirits.  Tickets to the event are $60; in addition, guests will receive a $25 Saks Fifth Avenue gift card to use anytime. Saks Fifth Avenue is proud to donate 10 percent of the event sales to benefit the University of Miami MS Center for Excellence. Moreover, guests can purchase Peace Love World selected merchandise during the event at Saks Dadeland. One hundred percent of the purchase price of Peace Love World benefits the University of Miami MS Center of Excellence MS Research and Patient Care Fund.  For more information and to purchase tickets call 305.243.1388 or visit www.miami.edu/shoptostopms. 


scarpettaScarpetta Celebrates Its 5th Anniversary

On Wednesday, November 20, Scarpetta, Fontainebleau Miami Beach’s award-winning Italian eatery helmed by celebrity chef Scott Conant, will celebrate its fifth anniversary with a four-course prix-fixe dinner with the renowned chef as the host. Featuring recipes from Conant’s new The Scarpetta Cookbook (October 15, 2013, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt) executed by Scarpetta’s chef de cuisine and Top Chef contestant, Nina Compton, the delicious four-course menu is priced at $95 per person and includes a copy of the book. An optional wine flight may be added to the meal for an additional $45 per person (includes four 3 oz. premium selections). Tax and gratuity are not included and reservations are required. Scarpetta opens daily for dinner at 6:00 p.m. For reservations, call 877.326.7412 or book online at http://www.opentable.com/scarpetta-miami-beach


Tongue & Cheek “KITCHEN COLLAB” Wrap Up

Tongue &Cheek’s series of special guest chef dinners, “KITCHEN COLLAB,” will wrap up its 2013 edition on Wednesday, November 20 with executive chef/ owner Jamie DeRosa pairing up with one of South Florida’s most celebrated local talents, Chef Paula DaSilva, who recently returned to 3030 Ocean at the Harbor Beach Marriott Resort & Spa in Fort Lauderdale. Following the success of the previous collabs with acclaimed chefs Lindsay Autry and Clay Conley, DeRosa and DaSilva will team up to create an intimate, multi-course dinner that incorporates each other’s cooking styles resulting in an unforgettable culinary experience. Priced at $75 per person (excluding tax and gratuity) diners will be welcomed by complimentary cocktails and an array of hors d’oeuvres. Afterwards, they will enjoy an amazing five course dinner created by the talented duo and will receive a special “swag bag” to take home at the end of the night. A beverage pairing is also available for an additional $25 per person (excluding tax and gratuity). Start time: 7 p.m. Seating is limited and must be purchased in advance. For reservations, call: 305.704.2900. As the New Year approaches, make sure to stay tuned for upcoming collaborations with some special twists.





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