thanksgivingThis Thanksgiving weekend, count El Churrasco, Paris 6 and Seaspice among your blessings as each venue takes cooking off your hands with their holiday offerings. Guests will have the opportunity to choose between traditional options, like turkey for the whole family, or modern indulgences with a Chef’s Choice and a pre-fixe Thanksgiving Specials menu.

El Churrasco – Takeout

For those wanting to celebrate at home, El Churrasco is offering families pickup options of three different turkey specials*:

  • Parties of 1 or two can order the boneless stuffed turkey dish for $25 per person
  • Small families can order a small turkey already cooked, stuffed and seasoned to perfection for $125. This turkey feeds up to 7 people.
  • For $230, guests can buy a large turkey, which feeds up to 15 people.

* All options come with sides of cranberries and potato puree

If ordering the small or large turkey, guests will need to call in advance to ensure proper preparation and cooking on time. Additional sides and desserts are also available for an additional fee. A 25% off discount on a bottle of their signature wine will be offered for those ordering the small and large turkey.

Paris 6 – Onsite Dining

Celebrating its first Thanksgiving, the 24-hour French Bistro is launching their highly acclaimed signature dishes not yet debuted at Paris 6 Miami, including the Gnocchi de Brie et Crevettes a “Bruno Gissoni.” The restaurant’s beautiful décor with all the French trimmings and cozy ambiance make it the perfect “getaway” spot for those wishing to celebrate with friends and/or family in a not-so-Miami setting.

Seaspice – Special Choices


The Miami River hotspot offers dinners indulgent thanksgiving-inspired options like Autumn Soup, Turkey Roulade and Molten Dulce de Leche Cake, to name a few. Those wishing for additional options will have the opportunity to order from Seaspice’s A La Carte menu.

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Don’t Miss: MISOCHIC

Posted by Maryanne Salvat On November - 16 - 2016ADD COMMENTS

misochicFollowing the success of the first MISOCHIC from last year, dedicated to music and fashion, this season, The Miami Symphony Orchestra (MISO) under the baton of Maestro Eduardo Marturet, committed to diversity and cultural enrichment of the community, will bring back the most acclaimed concert of the year, a show where visual arts and live music are combined on stage. A visual feast with large video screens showing painting, sculpture, urban street art, live performances and over eighty musicians on stage with classical pieces such as Beethoven, Brahms, Debussy, Ravel, Strauss and the World Premiere of “Light” by composer Karen LeFrak inspired on the work of Sandra Muss and “Pictures for an Exhibition” composed by Eduardo Marturet and curated by Kathryn Mikesell. “Music and color will be combined as paint for the soul” Marturet said.MISOCHIC, will present works from the most important art collectors of South Florida making this mega spectacle  an appetizer for Art Basel. This year, MISOCHIC will benefit No More Tears Foundation, organization with a mission to assist and empower victims of human trafficking and domestic violence, Voices For Children Foundation which provides lifesavings and life-changing relief to children in need and The Miami Symphony Orchestra (MISO). MISOCHIC is an Immersive Experience with Music, Fashion & Arts, created by Fernando Duprat & Eduardo Marturet.

Date: November 20th, 2016

Venue: Adrienne Arsht Center – Knight Concert Hall.
Time: 6:00 pm.
Subscriptions and single tickets are now on sale at the
Start at just $72 for three concerts and $35 for single tickets.
Prices, artists, dates, times and programs are subject to change without notice.
For more information, visit or call (305) 275-5666.

festival-of-chefs28th Annual Festival of Chefs

South Florida’s top culinary talent will serve their most delectable culinary creations at the 28th Annual Festival of Chefs. This mouth-watering event will take place on Wednesday, November 9th 2016 from 6:30PM – 10:00PM at the world-famous Nikki Beach, located at 1 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach Fl.  Proceeds from the Festival of Chefs will benefit the Easter Seals South Florida’s Culinary Arts High School, a vocational training program for students ages 16 through 22 with autism and other disabilities. For Tickets go




luckyLUCKYRICE Grand Fest

Top Chef champion and James Beard Award-winning Chef Paul Qui from Miami’s newest ‘Pao by Paul Qui’ at the Faena (Qui’s first restaurant outside of Austin, TX) will host the 7th Annual LUCKYRICE Grand Feast presented by Bombay Sapphire EAST Gin. Chef Qui will share exclusive Filipino and Spanish-inspired dishes at the Asian-meets-Latino celebration taking place on Friday November 11, from 7:30PM – 11:00PM at The Raleigh Hotel Pool & Oasis. General Admission: $88 VIP: $150 |



john22nd Annual InterContinental® Miami Make-A-Wish® Ball Featuring John Legend

Make-A-Wish® Southern Florida and InterContinental® Miami are proud to announce that GRAMMY® Award-winning entertainer and renowned R&B star John Legend will headline the 22nd Annual InterContinental® Miami Make-A-Wish® Ball on Saturday, November 12, 2016. Also performing will be Alisan Porter, winner of NBC’s “The Voice.” Actress and filmmaker Gabrielle Anwar will return as celebrity emcee of The Ball, which is chaired by philanthropist Shareef Malnik. The theme of this year’s ball is “La Nuit de l’Animal: A Fairy Tale,” inspired by enchantment, majestic animals and fantasy.

The evening will commence with a lavish cocktail reception where guests will enjoy specialty cocktails and gourmet food stations while bidding at the Ball’s silent auction – known as one of the most extravagant at any gala in South Florida, teeming with coveted items and experiences donated by top hospitality, entertainment, fashion and luxury brands.

The official after-party, the InterContinental® Miami Make-A-Wish Nightclub presented by E11EVEN MIAMI, Downtown Miami’s 24/7 ultraclub will be held immediately following the Ball at the InterContinental® Miami featuring DJ Jermaine Dupri, along with a runway fashion show presented by Neiman Marcus Bal Harbour. Tickets for the Nightclub are $100 in advance and $120 at the door, but for those already attending the Ball prior, there is no charge. There will be a complimentary open bar and elegant evening attire is required. Tickets for the Nightclub may be purchased at:

Bal Harbour Shops Collectors Weekend

Posted by Maryanne Salvat On November - 3 - 2016ADD COMMENTS

bal-harbour-shops-final-newBal Harbour Shops Collectors Weekend

Bal Harbour Shops are proud to announce the inaugural “Collectors Weekend,” to take place in the Shops from November 3–6, 2016. The Collectors Weekend showcases mechanical watches and luxury automobiles, both vintage and new, collectibles that go hand-in-hand, and the Shops celebrates these with a series of special events, presentations, in-store animations and much more.  To celebrate, The St. Regis Bal Harbour is offering an exclusive weekend package for guests to experience The Collectors Weekend at Bal Harbour Shops. The package includes:

  • Daily Breakfast
  • Exclusive access to VIP welcome reception at Bal Harbour Shops on Thursday, November 3 from 6:00 to 8:00pm
  • Access to Industry Expert Panel Discussions with both watch and car experts.

For more information on the exciting weekend,  visit ttp:// Guests can reserve online or call 866-716-8116 and ask for rate plan SPG35B.


harvest-ball-dancingEinstein Healthcare Network Harvest Ball Weekend Friday, November 4/Saturday, November 5/Sunday, November 6

Einstein Healthcare Network celebrates the culmination of its 150th Anniversary with Destination Einstein, Harvest Ball Weekend, Friday, November 4/Saturday, November 5/Sunday, November 6 at the Hyatt at the Bellevue. The weekend is open to the public. Tickets can be purchased at   Events include:   Friday, November 4, 2016 • 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. “Taste of Philly” Reception and Einstein Showcase   Alumni, family, old friends and new—kickoff the weekend in style! Learn about the future of healthcare at Einstein, then join us on a hometown-style culinary journey and toast Einstein’s 150th anniversary. Begin your weekend adventure with a stroll through our indoor cityscape. Indulge your senses in sights, sounds and tastes of Philadelphia favorites from yesteryear and today. Then, journey into the future of healthcare with our Einstein Showcase.  Areas will highlight South Philly’s famous Italian Market specialties, Queen Village’s own “famous” deli delights, West Philly’s BBQ, and down home cooking. The best from Chinatown’s Friendship Gate, Philly’s hometown sweets from ice cream, candy and “kakes,” craft beers and wine under the Philly street lights just like a block party.   The Einstein Showcase will share the latest and greatest in patient care by Einstein’s best and brightest. More than 20 departments and programs highlight how advancements are serving the social, emotional and physical needs of Einstein patients. Interactive and informative displays will allow you to experience, first-hand, what’s new at Einstein and what’s next on the healthcare horizon.    Saturday, November 5, 2016 • 7:00 a.m. breakfast, 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. program Continuing Education Seminar: Confronting Healthcare Disparities-Free Program Understand the medical challenges faced around the world. Renowned speakers will open doors to discovery and continue Einstein’s Mission of “humanity, humility, and honor.” Featured Speakers include Carlos Castillo-Salgado, MD, JD, MPH, DrPH, Professor of Epidemiology at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health; Marc DuBois, Humanitarian Consultant/Analyst, Former Executive Director of Doctors Without Borders – UK/IE; and Harvey J. Makadon, MD, FACP, Director of Education and Training Programs, The Fenway Institute, Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School. CME credits available; non-medical professionals welcome.    -more-   Harvest Ball Weekend/Page 2   Saturday, November 5, 2016 • 7:00 p.m. 64th Annual Harvest Ball Celebrate the past, present, and future of Einstein Healthcare Network. Cocktail chic attire. Einstein presents a multi-sensory journey through the decades featuring food, drink and entertainment. Experience Einstein through the ages to see how our past has influenced our future. Honoring the Auxiliary of Einstein Healthcare Network for its 64-years of dedicated service and philanthropic support to Einstein’s patients, physicians, nurses, staff and communities.   Proceeds from Harvest Ball benefit Einstein’s new telehealth system. Designed to support patients with chronic disease, Einstein’s telehealth system will incorporate multiple components of telemedicine in an effort to reduce readmission rates. Telemedicine is the future of healthcare, allowing patients to connect with their physicians on a daily basis from the comfort of home. Better engagement between patient and physician will enhance the patient care experience and provide physicians with the tools they need to better assess patients and address issues before complications arise. This state-of-the-art telehealth system will be supported across Einstein Healthcare Network.      Sunday, November 6, 2016 • 11:30 a.m. Einstein Family Brunch End your weekend excursion by reuniting with the Einstein family – both past and present. For generations, Einstein doctors, nurses, patients, donors, board members and employees have created a legacy like no other. The brunch celebrates the uniqueness of the Einstein family. This is a fun, family oriented event – with music, games, crafts and fun for the kids. Special surprise guests and performances throughout the morning. Everyone who is #BornAtEinstein is welcome and invited to come back as well.

Elle Taco at Dadeland Mall

Posted by Maryanne Salvat On October - 27 - 2016ADD COMMENTS

elle-tacoIt’s not every day you get to have dishes inspired by a Michelin starred chef- especially in a mall! Well now, thanks to Elle Taco, you can do just that. The Mexican taqueria concept that boasts a diverse menu of organic, authentic and homemade ingredients, has opened in the Dining Pavilion Dadeland Mall, under the direction of Culinary Director and Michelin-starred Chef Derrick Styczek, who’s brought  inventive yet traditional dishes to the menu. “Opening the first Elle Taco in Florida and the second location in the country at Dadeland Mall felt like a natural next step for our family-focused company,” said Mike Baccaro, Founder of Elle Taco. “Our winning combination of honest, fresh Mexican food, budget-friendly pricing andhigh-quality service is unmatched, and we are thrilled to introduce this concept to Miami and become part of the fabric of this vibrant community.” Named for the daughter of one of the founders, Elle Taco was born from a love of family and tradition. Based in Miami by way of New York, this first-to-market eatery offers Floridians an unparalleled dining experience in a casual and inviting atmosphere that captures the spirit of a family-run, roadside Mexican taqueria.

The Elle Taco experience includes innovative talent behind the scenes. Under the guidance of Styczec, Executive Chef Andres Torres and Chef de Cuisine Eloy Balbuena add the heart and soul of authentic, time-honored recipes learned while growing up in Mexico. Their combined experiences conceived alengthy menu of organic options that includes tacos,starters, sides, dips, salads, Mexican classics, kid’s meals and more. Additionally, the menu offers a robust tequila list, mezcal, cervezas, cocktails and coffee from South Florida’s Panther Coffee. Ask for Ariel- she makes the best colada in the mall.

All Elle Taco products are organic, sustainable, hormone and antibiotic-free and created from locally-sourced ingredients when available. Fresh, never frozen ingredients include farm fresh vegetables and eggs, hormone-free chicken and pork, line-caught fish and ocean-caught shrimp that come together with handmade corn and flour tortillas to create an elevated dining experience.

“With their inventive menu and warm environment, Elle Taco is a perfect addition to the sleek new dining pavilion at Dadeland Mall,” said Dailen Rodriguez, director of Marketing and Business Development. “Our center continues to set itself apart in the Miami market as a first-rate dining and shopping destination with distinctive concepts like Elle Taco, and we are confident that this restaurant will appeal to locals and visitors alike.”

For more information about Elle Taco, please visit or follow us on Instagram @elletaco, Twitter @mb_taco, or Facebook @tacosporvida.