By: Maryanne Salvat

 

cafeCelebrate Thanksgiving with the Café Prima Pasta Family 

On Thanksgiving Day, guests can pull up a seat for a savory, oven-roasted turkey dinner with choice of Argentinean and Italian infused sides, homemade dessert and free flowing champagne for $24.95 at Café Prima Pasta. Patrons who want to forgo a tummy full of turkey can enjoy homemade Italian dishes such as Carpaccio di Manzo ($12.95), Garganelli Lamb Ragu ($16.95), Branzino Livornese ($23.95) and Veal Parmigiano ($19.95).  For reservations for parties of six or more, call 305.867.0106 or visit www.cafeprimapasta.com. 

 

“Movember” Takes Over American Social for the Mustachio Bashio 

No need to hold the handlebars, serious stubble is in fashion for fall. American Social on Las Olas Boulevard  is encouraging patrons to turn their backs on the blade in honor of Movember, an annual crusade to raise money and awareness for men’s health issues including prostate and testicular cancers and mental health. Starting this week  “MoBros” and “Bearded Broads” can enjoy a specialty Movember cocktail menu inspired by celebrity stashes (think: “Anchorman” hero Ron Burgundy, Tom Selleck, Jeff Foxworthy etc…).  Twenty percent of proceeds from the mustache men inspired cocktails sold during the month of November will benefit the Movember Foundation. Sip on the Ron Burgundy ($14), Crown Royal, fresh lime juice, muddled mint leaves, black berries and simple syrup; Hulk Hogan ($12), Grey Goose La Poire, St. Germain, simple syrup, fresh lemon juice, cucumber and a splash of club soda or the Charlie Chaplin ($13), a combination of Kettle One, olive juice and bleu cheese stuffed olives.

Fellow followers of the follicle fanfare can post their photos to American Social’s Facebook using the hashtag #amsomovember for a photo contest. The stylish ‘stache with the most “likes” each week will receive a $100 American Social gift card and entry into a grand prize drawing for a complimentary bottle and private, reserved booth for up to eight people. “Shave” the date for the culminating Mustachio Bashio from 7:00 to 9 p.m. on December 5th where “hairy hell raisers” will enjoy complimentary cocktails, passed hors d’oeuvres, festive souvenir photo opportunities, mustache contests, prizes and the grand prize drawing. 

 

Billionaire Italian Couture Opens During Art Basel 

Billionaire Italian Couture, the global fashion brand known for its couture-like details, will celebrate its first East Coast flagship with an opening party during Art Basel on Tuesday, December 3, at 4000 NE 2nd Avenue in the Miami Design District. Hosted by Billionaire founder Flavio Briatore, the celebration will take place from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. and will feature a live set from fashion’s DJ darling DJ So Super Sam. The invitation-only party will also give guests the first chance to see Billionaire’s stunning transformation of Miami’s historic Buena Vista Post Office building; For more information contact:  billionaire@taraink.com. 

 

Wallpaper* Handmade 

Wallpaper* Handmade, the groundbreaking exhibition dedicated to the marriage of craftsmanship and design, will make its U.S. debut during Art Basel / Design Miami with several newly commissioned design pieces in collaboration with renowned British car manufacturer Jaguar. Running from December 4 – 8, the exhibition will be held in the iconic building that welcomes visitors to Miami’s Design District at 3841 NE 2nd Avenue. A special VIP opening preview followed by a grand opening celebration will take place the evening of Thursday, December 5. Expecting top-name designers, architects, fashion icons, and the ultimate design influencers, guests will sip on Perrier-Jouët Grand Brut, enjoy light bites and sounds from a renowned DJ as they tour the exhibition.

 

 

 

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