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An interview with one of our selected best restaurants in Miami – GoBistro

Tonkotsu Ramen

We opened December 2013. GoBistro started with us wanting to introduce good ramen to south Florida. I’m from NYC and noticed over the past 5 years that ramen was getting really popular but it was still lacking down here in south Florida. I spent some time in Japan learning how to make ramen and really learning the culture behind it. At the time we were also unsure how people in South Florida would accept a ramen restaurant so we decided to add sushi and yakitori on the menu to provide a little variety for every one.

Some of our most popular items would have to be the Tonkotsu and Curry Ramen. Our pork buns and definitely our Gangnam Wings. We also have some great sushi cold appetizers such as hamachi jalapeño and tuna valentino.

We are located in the heart of downtown Hollywood. We picked this location because it’s just a few blocks away from our other restaurant Go Bento and we’ve also seen the growth of the neighborhood over the past 3 years. We’ve seen some really cool concepts open in the area and the best part of all parking is free in downtown Hollywood!

GoBistro

2035 Hollywood Blvd

Hollywood, FL 33020

eatgobistro.com

Information provided by Andrew Gong, GoBistro

K Ramen. Burger. Beer

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An interview with one of our selected best restaurants in Miami – K Ramen. Burger. Beer

K Burger

No matter your comfort food craving, new Miami Beach eatery K Ramen. Burger. Beer has you covered. Opening up inside of the Townhouse Hotel earlier this month, the L.A. import features a variety of Japanese-inspired dishes with an emphasizes on ramen, burgers and poke. Playing up three of the more popular culinary trends in this city, dishes include entrees like half-pound burgers served with tater tots, four different types of ramen including ones filled with spicy black miso and lobster, poke bowls and hand rolls made with salmon and tuna, and for dessert, ice cream by the pint.

As for cocktails, its menu offers interesting takes on classic libations like an Old Fashioned made with toasted brown rice, a margarita made with silver tequila washed in seven Japanese spices, a Thai tea milk punch made with spiced black tea and clarified milk, along with Japanese beers, wines and sakes. The Japanese theme extends to the restaurant decor, with its walls decorated in anime cartoons, life-sized games and TVs playing Japanese hits.

K Ramen. Burger. Beer

150 20th Street

Miami Beach, FL 33139

305-534-7895

sbe.com/restaurants/brands/k-ramen-burger-beer

Ring in the New Year at Fooq’s Miami

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Picture provided by Amanda Camejo, OnBrand Communication

Miami, FL (Thursday, December 15) – Fooq’s Miami welcomes 2017 with a celebratory selection of special menu items, available for one night only. Downtown Miami’s eclectic eatery invites guests to ring in the new year in its cozy, yet lively atmosphere, with a proper feast in true Fooq’s fashion.

Special menu items include a whole or half goose, priced at $300 or $175, served with goose fat potatoes, confit tomatoes, brussels, leaks and Foie Gras Terrine. Fooq’s will also offer one of its signature dishes in extravagant form, with a whole leg of lamb priced at $275, with half sizes available for $150, accompanied by garlic, rosemary, mushrooms, calabaza and crème fraiche. Keeping the feast fresh and celebratory guests, expect a variety of east and west coast oysters, priced at $36 per dozen, with home made mignonettes, to pair with the extensive Fooq’s Champagne list.

Champagne specials on several top notch Growers Champagnes, such as Paul Bara Rose and Deutz Brut Classic will be featured to ring in the New Year. Plenty of Foie Gras Terrine, Black Truffle infusions and other specialties, curated by one of Miami’s hottest up-and-coming chefs, Bryan Rojas, will complete the New Year’s Eve celebration.

Fooq’s

1035 N. Miami Avenue

Miami, FL 33136

786.536.2749

fooqsmiami.com

ABOUT FOOQ’S
Located in the heart of Downtown Miami’s burgeoning Arts + Entertainment District, Fooq’s is an eclectic eatery serving “Feel Good Food” in an urban, yet distinctly cozy setting. A concept created by restaurateur David Foulquier, Fooq’s brings a new definition to comfort food that sparks the sentiment of feeling right at home. The farm-to-kitchen fare at Fooq’s, features international menu selections inspired by global travels and Persian-French heritage. With its bright and airy interior, the charming restaurant is a vibe-driven zone complemented by distinct hospitality.

Delicious In Downtown: Big Easy Winebar & Grill And American Harvest Opening At Brickell City Centre

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Grove Bay Hospitality Group To Unveil Both Restaurants Thursday, December 22, 2016

On Thursday, December 22, 2016, Coconut Grove-based restaurant firm Grove Bay Hospitality Group will debut their highly anticipated new restaurant concepts – Big Easy Winebar & Grill by Ernie Els and American Harvest at downtown Miami’s ambitious new mixed-use space, Brickell City Centre. The concepts’ grand opening signals Grove Bay’s leap to downtown Miami – in early 2016 they debuted the highly acclaimed Glass & Vine in Coconut Grove with acclaimed Chef Giorgio Rapicavoli – and more in-the-works in the new year, including Stiltsville Fish Bar in Sunset Harbour with famed duo Jeff McInnis and Janine Booth.

Big Easy Winebar & Grill by Ernie Els

Locals and tourists alike will be able to experience the flavors of the Western Cape region of South Africa at Big Easy Winebar & Grill by Ernie Els. The restaurant is a project in partnership with the nationally renowned golf icon turned winemaker affectionately nicknamed “The Big Easy” for his manner, stature and gentle disposition.

The grand opening will mark the concept’s introduction to the Western hemisphere, offering patrons a taste of authentic South African cuisine which features prime cuts of meat and seafood fresh from the South Atlantic and Indian oceans.

“We know and love Miami for being receptive to different cultures and cuisines. It feels like the right city for the Big Easy,” said Ignacio Garcia-Menocal, Grove Bay Hospitality Group Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer. “From the start we developed a close-knit relationship with Els and his team to make sure we captured the spirit of the region. We pride ourselves in being involved throughout every step of any project and Big Easy was definitely a labor of love and collaboration.”

To ensure authenticity in the kitchen, Grove Bay called on the talents of Executive Chef Maryna Frederiksen, a native South African with more than two decades of experience in the culinary industry, including roles at multiple AAA Five Diamond and James Beard Award-winning dining destinations.
A region with rich history and a multi-ethnic society, South African cuisine is influenced by Dutch, Indian and English cultures. At the casual yet sophisticated grill room, Frederiksen will showcase savory selections that pay homage to the republic with Tid Bits ($6-$9), Starters ($8-$16) and For The Table ($10-$26). Authentic shareable plates will include Peri-Peri Chicken Liver – African chili sauce, free range chicken liver and warm bread; Boerie Bites – farmers sausage, soft roll, onion jam, tomato chutney and cowboy candy; and Chilli-Coffee Rubbed Pork Flatbread – seasonal apples, braai “bbq sauce” and fresh mozzarella. Salads ($10-12) will also grace the menu with chicken, steak or prawn add-on options for protein.

Famous for their braai (or barbecue) which is typically enjoyed and shared at social gatherings, Big Easy will offer selections from The Grill ($34-$110) including Prime Dry Aged Kansas City Strip; Bison Ribeye; and for the ultimate sharing experience, The Big Easy Braai – a mixed grill feast for 2-4 guests complete with South African farmers sausage, a 12 oz. top sirloin, double lamb chops, Nigerian prawns and a choice of two sides – from Risotto Verde and Duck Fat Roasted Fingerling Potatoes to Sliced Heirloom Tomatoes. House made Sauces – Peri-Peri Cream; Madagascar Pepper Sauce; Braai “BBQ” Sauce; and globally inspired Butters ($3) – Miami Spice with citrus, cumin and ancho chili; Malaysia Spice with fennel, ginger and mustard; and Durban Spice with annatto, jaggery cane sugar and turmeric – will be created in-house daily to elevate any cut of meat.

Frederiksen will also offer classic dishes From The Sea ($29-46), reminiscent of the South Atlantic’s freshest catch. Diners will dig in to new flavors with Grilled Nigerian Prawns – seasoned with garlic butter and peri-peri chili sauce; and Cape Malay Seafood Pot – P.E.I mussels, Nigerian prawns, and the day’s fresh catch in a coconut-curry broth. Last but not least, Els’ comfort food favorites. Guest can eat like the Hall of Famer with Ernie’s Favorites ($16-$35); Angry Duck Curry – duck breast, red Madras curry and basmati rice; and Durban Bunny Chow – slow roasted lamb shank served in an artisan bread bowl. Chef’s Selections ($24-$42) will feature Frederiksen’s favorites – a vegan Toasted Couscous Risotto – baby shiitake mushrooms, butternut, kale and Parmesan-thyme cream; and Kurabuta Chop – a 14 oz. double pork chop with braai barbeque sauce and toasted couscous risotto.

South Africa enjoys a stellar reputation for its wines and Big Easy will prominently feature many exceptional vintages. With the leadership of Louis Strydom, a passionate and experienced winemaker devoted to capturing the unique terroir of the region, Big Easy’s beverage program will offer hand-selected labels – including multi award-winning blends from Ernie Els’ own vineyards. The approachable wine menu will showcase the best seasonal offerings stemming from the perfect grape-growing climate.

No detail will go unnoticed at Big Easy, with the atmosphere and hospitality reflecting laid back luxury. The 5,592 square foot space with indoor and patio seating for 200 will break away from the fine dining mold and instead welcome guests with an inviting, homey feel, as if they were joining Els for a meal at his estate. Designed to capture the spirit of the land with furniture and décor from the Western Cape, Big Easy boasts rich, buttery leather chairs, reclaimed wood floors and plenty of cozy corners with marbled stone, earth-toned fabrics and clay pottery all hand-picked and imported by the Grove Bay team.

Lunch will be served daily from 11:30AM to 4PM; dinner nightly from 4PM to 11PM and Sunday brunch from 11AM to 3PM.

Big Easy Winebar & Grill

701 South Miami Avenue, Suite 339

Brickell City Centre

(786) 814-5955

bigeasy.miami

American Harvest

Concurrently, Grove Bay will also debut a fast-casual dining concept adjacent to Big Easy. American Harvest will be a destination for Brickell residents and City Centre visitors looking for made-from-scratch fare perfect for lunchtime sustenance, a quick and nutritious dinner or a break from shopping. American Harvest will offer South Florida a taste of sustainable, simple clean eating in keeping with a demand for transparency and a whole food approach. The new concept will focus on serving afforable food with a clear pathway from its origin to the plate.

“American Harvest is a timely concept catering to what the modern day crowd is craving – delicious but health-conscious cuisine made with fresh ingredients with the option to enjoy on-the-go, and above all else, affordable,” said Francesco Balli, Grove Bay Hospitality Group Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer. “Our goal is for customers to feel fulfilled when they leave American Harvest. We collaborated with fine dining chefs to create crave-worthy dishes to put an end to the days of a sad, boring salad for lunch or a guilty trip through the fast food drive-thru. American Harvest will be a platform to prove eating right never tasted so good.”

Offering diners modern interpretations of timeless, multi-ethnic comfort cooking, American Harvest will source fresh and regional ingredients from purveyors who share their passion for producing and utilizing the highest quality ingredients. Dishes will contain fresh produce delivered daily along with responsibly sourced protein, resulting in delectable modern day clean dishes.

Guests will be able to indulge guiltlessly with vibrant Handhelds ($9-$13) and Salads ($8-$10) to include the American Harvest Burger – an all-natural, grass fed and free range chuck short rib and brisket blend, Fontina cheese, housemade mayo and caramelized shallots served on a Martin’s potato bun; Blue’s Steak Tacos – Myers all-natural, grass fed, free range steak, organic GMO-free blue corn tortillas, caramelized shallots, chimichurri vinaigrette, avocado and fresh cilantro; and Spicy Thai Salad – hydroponic butter lettuce cups, red grapes, baby heirloom tomatoes, edamame, fresh cilantro and shaved red onion drizzled with a spicy Thai vinaigrette. Harvest Bowls & Skillets ($7-$10) will round out the menu with options to include a Rotisserie Chicken Skillet – cage-free, all natural, hormone and antibiotic free chicken quarter with chimichurri vinaigrette served with roasted sweet potatoes, mushroom, bacon and scallions; Curry Roasted Vegetable Bowl – quinoa, green and yellow squash, red pepper, portobello mushroom, cauliflower, carrots, red onion, edamame, basil and a housemade coconut curry sauce; and Pesto Harvest Skillet – green and yellow squash, cauliflower, red onion, portobello mushrooms, red pepper, carrots, shredded Parmesan, toasted almond and baby heirloom tomatoes tossed in an almond basil pesto dressing. Guests will also have the option to augment any dish with all-natural chicken breast, no-mayo chicken salad, grass fed steak, sustainable tuna or a curried quinoa and shiitake patty.

The concept is housed in a modern farmhouse-feel space boasting a light and airy color palette with porcelain mosaic tiles, lattice white counters, tin chairs, and light woods on counters and as accents. American Harvest encompasses 1,666 square-feet including indoor and outdoor seating for over 60 guests. Lunch and dinner will be served daily.

To celebrate the grand opening, American Harvest will offer the first 50 guests lunch on the house each day from Thursday, December 22 through Saturday, December 24, 2016.

Lunch will be served daily from 11:30AM to 4PM; dinner will be offered from 4PM to 11PM.

American Harvest

701 South Miami Avenue, Suite 340

Brickell City Centre

(786) 814-6968

americanharvestco.com

Big Easy Winebar & Grill by Ernie Els and American Harvest will open their doors on Thursday, December 22, 2016.

About Grove Bay Hospitality Group
Founded in 2010, Grove Bay Hospitality Group owns and operates restaurants, in addition to being a boutique consulting firm. Based in Miami, Florida, Grove Bay aspires to enhance the lives of its guests, employees, communities and investors as a restaurant industry leader by developing innovative, memorable and highly successful restaurant concepts. In March 2016, Grove Bay opened Glass & Vine – their first restaurant concept helmed by Giorgio Rapicavoli – as the first phase of Coconut Grove’s renaissance. The dynamic hospitality group has a repertoire of restaurants and retail projects in the works, including Stiltsville Fish Bar in Sunset Harbour alongside famed duo Jeff McInnis and Janine Booth, as well as Big Easy Winebar & Grill by Ernie Els and American Harvest in the Brickell City Centre. The homegrown restaurant company is also planning an ambitious multi-restaurant and retail project, The Harbour, in Coconut Grove, slated to begin in 2017. Additional locations of American Harvest are also in the works. For more information visit grovebaygroup.com.

Information provided by Carolina Navarro/Larry Carrino, Brustman Carrino Public Relations

 

Milanezza

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An interview with one of our selected best restaurants in Miami – Milanezza Restaurant & Bar

Casual restaurant with a cool vintage atmosphere preparing Italian & Argentinian dishes with a twist. Dine-In, Delivery & Take Out.

Milanezza is the meeting place of Key Biscayne that provides the gathering of family and friends with an array of Italian ideals that have been passed down from generation to generation: to be treated like home, devoted to your roots, and to have a sense of tradition, family, and hard work.

The restaurant opens 4 years ago. As Argentines we wanted to open a casual restaurant with a cool vintage atmosphere preparing Italian & Argentinian dishes with a twist.
We have created the best of our cuisine, combined with the taste of Italy: Milanesa and Pizza, put together.

Our more popular dishes are the milanezzas.
Milanezza is a slice of breaded meat (beef, chicken, eggplant or fish), fried or baked, covered with the essence of pizza (sauces and toppings).
The menu has more than 15 combinations of Milanezza. It also includes a wide variety of argentine & italian appetizers, salads, pasta, sandwiches and grilled dishes.

A selection of craft draft beers & wines complement the menu.
Milanezza provides an Argentine concept with a Latin-American soul: the essence of sharing the table with homemade and healthy food served in a casual, warm, soothing family atmosphere.

Key Biscayne is a dream place to spend a day and also because it’s gastronomic offer.
Our restaurant is the meeting place of Key Biscayne that provides the gathering of family and friends with an array of Italian ideals that have been passed down from generation to generation: to be treated like home, devoted to your roots, and to have a sense of tradition, family, and hard work.

Milanezza

700 Crandon Blvd

Key Biscayne , Fl  33149

305-646-1001

milanezza.com

Fontainebleau Miami Beach Celebrates New Year’s 2017

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Miami Beach, Fla. – This New Year’s Eve, indulge at Fontainebleau Miami Beach with a variety of decadent options. Exclusive menus are available at award-winning restaurants including StripSteak by Michael Mina, Scarpetta, Hakkasan, Vida and Blade. From family friendly buffets to enhanced prix-fixe dinners with Maine Lobster and Petrossian Caviar, Fontainebleau is the perfect way to celebrate the festive time of year.

Details and menus follow.

• StripSteak by Michael Mina
Ring in the New Year with a four-course prix-fixe menu at Fontainebleau’s modern American steakhouse by celebrity chef Michael Mina, priced at $195 per person, excluding tax and gratuity. From 6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. diners can enjoy Belgian endive with green apple, fingerling potato, Parmesan crisp, walnut and lemon shallot vinaigrette; pan seared scallops with kabocha squash gnocchi, parsnip, ginger, chive and mimolette cappuccino; wood grilled 6 oz. filet mignon with polenta, wild mushrooms, shishito pepper and green peppercorn sauce; and manjari chocolate mousse with rum-ginger cremeux and yuzu sorbet

The second seating is from 8:30 p.m. – 10 p.m. with an elevated prix-fixe menu for $295 per person, excluding tax and gratuity. The menu includes Belgian endive with foie gras, green apple, fingerling potato, parmesan, walnut and lemon shallot vinaigrette; pan seared scallops with kabocha squash gnocchi, black truffle, parsnip, ginger, chive and mimolette cappuccino; wood grilled 6 oz. filet mignon with polenta, Maine lobster, wild mushrooms, shishito pepper and green peppercorn sauce and for dessert, manjari chocolate mousse with rum-ginger cremeux and yuzu sorbet
*Vegetarian menus are available for both seatings upon request

First Seating | 6, 6:30, 7, 7:30 p.m. | four course, prix-fixe | $195 per person
Second Seating | 8:30, 9, 9:30, 10, 10:30 p.m. | four course, elevated offerings | $295 per person

• Scarpetta
Scott Conant’s AAA Four Diamond Award-winning restaurant will be offering a delectable four-course prix-fixe menu priced at $195 per person, excluding tax and gratuity, from 6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Diners can enjoy smoked tuna tartare with lemon, avocado and radish; creamy polenta with fricassee of wild mushrooms and duck and foie gras ravioli with marsala reduction. Following, diners can choose between olive oil poached halibut with fregola nero, confit tomato and salmoriglio dressing or filet of beef with truffled potato purée, wild mushrooms and caramelized pearl red onion. For dessert indulge in the chocolate caramel mousse with peanut praline and spiced rum ice cream or vanilla panna cotta with Meyer lemon confit and pineapple basil sorbet.

The second seating from 8 p.m. – 10 p.m. offers an elevated prix-fixe menu at $295 per person, excluding tax and gratuity. This menu includes a smoked tuna tartare upgraded with Osetra caviar, avocado, radish and lemon; seared scallops with roasted sun choke, pickled radish and toasted pine nut gremolata; white truffle polenta with fricassee of wild mushrooms and duck and foie gras ravioli with marsala reduction. For main plates guests can chose from olive oil poached halibut with fregola nero, confit tomato and salmoriglio dressing or filet of beef with truffled potato purée, wild mushrooms and caramelized pearl red onion. For dessert, diners can chose from chocolate caramel mousse with peanut praline and spiced rum ice cream or vanilla panna cotta with Meyer lemon confit and pineapple basil sorbet.
*Vegetarian menus are available for both seatings upon request

First Seating | 6, 6:30, 7, 7:30 p.m. | four course, prix-fixe | $195 per person
Second Seating | 8:30, 9, 9:30, 10, 10:30 p.m. | four course, elevated offerings | $295 per person

• Hakkasan
Fontainebleau’s award-winning modern Chinese restaurant will also offer an early and late option for diners. A four-course prix-fixe menu priced at $195 per person, excluding tax and gratuity, is available from 6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. The feast begins with roasted duck with micro green salad and seared scallops with lotus root in sweet chili sauce (served individually) and a family style dim sum platter with Alaska crab meat and lotus root dumplings, steamed har gau with golden leaf, steamed Florida lobster dumplings, crystal black rice with pumpkin dumplings. Family style entrées include the charcoal grill honey wine Chilean sea bass with black truffle, stir-fry Waygu beef with black pepper sauce, stir-fry Florida lobster with XO sauce and royal fried rice with baked oyster in garlic sauce. For dessert, guests can enjoy chocolate coconut mousse with mango and mandarin-apricot sorbet or crisp banana sponge with light chocolate mousse and roasted peanut ice cream – both served family style.

The second seating is from 8 p.m. – 10 p.m. with an elevated prix-fixe menu for $295 per person, excluding tax and gratuity. The feast begins with tiger prawn and crispy egg in lemon milk sauce, Alaska crab meat siew long bun and steamed har gau with golden leaf – served individually. The family style appetizer is an indulgent Peking duck with Petrossian caviar. Entrées served family style include the charcoal grill honey wine Chilean sea bass with black truffle, stir-fry Waygu beef with black pepper sauce, stir-fry Florida lobster with XO sauce, stir-fry asparagus with lotus root and a lily bulb and macadamia nut and royal fried rice with braised abalone. For dessert, guests can enjoy chocolate coconut mousse with mango and mandarin-apricot sorbet or crispy banana sponge with light chocolate mousse and roasted peanut ice cream.
*Vegetarian menus are available for both seatings upon request

First Seating | 6, 6:30, 7, 7:30 p.m. | four course, prix-fixe | $195 per person
Second Seating | 8:30, 9, 9:30, 10, 10:30 p.m. | four course, elevated offerings | $295 per person

• Vida
A New Year’s Eve dinner buffet will be offered from 5 p.m. – 11 p.m. for $85 per person, excluding tax and gratuity (walk-in only). Menu follows.

SALADS
Red Wine Poached Pear, Walnut, Frisee and Endive Goat Cheese Salad
Seafood and Vegetable Antipasti, Champagne Herb Vinaigrette
Rye Berry Salad
Market Fresh Greens
Hearts of Romaine

Condiments
Garlic Croutons, Parmesan Cheese, Baby Tomatoes
Cucumbers, Marinated Olives, Carrot Ribbons, Candied Walnut
Traditional Dressings

CHARCUTERIE
Selections of Cured Meats

IMPORTED AND DOMESTIC CHEESE
Selection of Hard and Semi-Soft Cheeses

BLADE SUSHI AND RAW BAR
Assorted Maki, Nigiri, Shrimp Cocktail, Lobster Salpicon, “Bleaufish” Stone Crab
Salmon Tartar, Peruvian Ceviche

TAPAS
Lobster Bisque “en Croute”, Baked Stuffed Mushroom
Tuna Poke, Barbeque Chicken Brochette

A LA PLANCHA
Seared Snapper, Frisse and Fingerling Potato, Warm Chorizo Vinaigrette
Seared Scallops, Parsnip Puree, Potato Crisp, Champagne Sauce

PASTA STATION
Strozzapreti with Crab, Melted Leeks and Tomato Basil Broth

CARVING STATION
Beef Wellington with Périgord

SIDE DISHES
Seasonal Rotisserie Vegetables
Slow Roasted Fennel, Orange-Cranberry Glaze
Glazed Carrot and Pearl Onions, Roasted Fingerling Potatoes
Mac-n-cheese, White Bean Casserole, Wilson House Smoked Bacon

ROTISSERIE
Mojo Herb Roasted Chicken, Lamb Osso Bucco, Veal Goulash
Stuffed Pork Loin, Baked Hake Persiallage

SAUCES
Chicken Jus, Rosemary Jus, Truffle Red Wine Sauce, Chimichurri

WOODSTONE PIZZA
Truffled Parmesan Potato, Margherita Pizza

DESSERTS
Verrines
Fresh Raspberries, Litchi Foam, Champagne Jelly, Citrus Curd
Passion Fruit Cheesecake, Quatro Leches, Rum Soaked Brioche
Cakes
Chocolate Emulsion, Hazelnut Crunch, Flourless Sponge
Lemon Cremeux, Gianduja Mousse
Caramelized Apple, Almond Milk, Caramelized Puff Pastry
Cupcakes
Strawberry Champagne, Coconut, Red Velvet, Chocolate, Vanilla
Friandise
Marshmallows, Nougat, Pate De Fruit, Coconut Meringue, Praline, Truffles
Action Station
Warm Chocolate Fondant, Caramel Sauce,
Vanilla Ice Cream, Raspberry Sorbet

For New Year’s Eve reservations, email NYEdining@fontainebleau.com or call 305.695.2414.
For more information, visit fontainebleau.com/holidays.

About Fontainebleau Miami Beach
A spectacular blend of Golden Era glamour and modern luxury, Fontainebleau Miami Beach merges striking design, contemporary art, music, fashion and history into a vibrant guest experience. A revered landmark and symbol of style and sophistication since its opening in 1954, Fontainebleau Miami Beach boasts 1,504 guestrooms and suites appointed with lavish amenities and iMacs; the world-renowned LIV™ Nightclub, 12 restaurants and lounges including two restaurants from Chef Michael Mina – StripSteak and Pizza & Burger; two AAA Four Diamond signature restaurants, Scarpetta and Hakkasan; the 40,000-square-foot Lapis spa with mineral-rich water therapies and invigorating treatments; a dramatic oceanfront pool-scape offering lush cabanas; and is home to BleauLive, the innovative concert series that combines intimate performances with memorable weekend escapes.

About Fontainebleau Miami Beach

fontainebleau.com

New Year Celebration

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This year is quickly coming to an end and Vagabond Kitchen and Bar is ready to celebrate. On December 31st, Vagabond is hosting a masquerade-themed event with live beats till 4:00AM, an open bar celebration and two dinner seatings:

NYE Open Bar:
–  11:00PM – 2:30AM
* $75/person sponsored by Perrier Jouet and Absolut
– 11:00PM – 12:00AM
* Complimentary hors d’oeuvres and champagne toast at the bar
Dinner (seating times):
– 5:30PM – 7:00PM (three-course meal)
* $75 per person
– 9:00PM – 11:00PM (four-course meal)
* $115/person including a champagne toast at midnight
* $165/person including a champagne bottle per couple

Vagabond Kitchen & Bar

7301 Biscayne Blvd, Miami, FL 33138

(786) 409-5635

Our Passion at the Trio is ringing in the New Year with a decadent three-course meal and a glass of wine or champagne at $50 per person. Guests can choose between two seatings – one at 7:00pm and one at 10:00pm. The iconic ball drop can be viewed on the restaurant’s large TV at the bar area. Our Passion is staying open until 2:00AM with drink specials for guests to continue celebrating.

Our Passion at the Trio

2881 E Commercial Blvd

Fort Lauderdale, FL 33308

(954) 990-6143

At $79.95 per person, guests can enjoy a five-course dinner menu, a Champagne toast to cheers to the new year and exclusive party favors. The fixed dinner menu consists of Italian favorites, including Calamari alla Palermo, Penne alla Vodka, Baked Stuffed Lobster, Stuffed Chicken Rollatini, Tiramisu and Cannolis, just to name a few! Make your reservation now because there’s no better way to celebrate the last day of 2016 and the start of 2017 by indulging in the best Italian cuisine in town.

Mama Mia Italian Ristorante

1818 South Young Circle,

Hollywood, FL 33020 

(954)-923-0555

Miami’s favorite Latin bar, Baru, will be hosting the biggest fiesta in Brickell to ring in 2017 and “Wander into the New Year”! With no cover to enter, guests can freely flow into Baru and even up to TuCandela to dance, party and create memories for the last night of 2016. Baru will be offering amazing discounted drink prices and will provide one complimentary glass of champagne to ALL guests at midnight to celebrate! Guests also have the option to reserve a table for six people for $400 that includes a bottle of Black Label, Dom Perignon and Grey Goose. Tables in TuCandela will also be available for reservations with two bottles for $400.

Baru Latin Bar in Brickell

901 Brickell Plaza, Miami, FL 33130

(786)-502-3497

Midtown’s new bar, Bitter Truth, is open just in time for New Year’s Eve and is ready to celebrate their way into 2017 with their friendly neighbors. At 8 p.m., Bitter Truth will open their doors to party goers offering live music, late night bites, and a toast at midnight. Those who RSVP will enjoy an open bar all night for $75. Bottles of Moet will also be available for $60. Join Miami’s finest bartenders on December 31st while they host a celebration you won’t want to miss.

Bitter Truth

3252 NE 1st Ave #124, Miami, FL 33137

(305) 461-2700

Celebrate 2017 on New Years Eve at Lolita’s with an open bar, buffet, DJs playing your favorite tunes, and bottle specials!

Open Bar + Buffet for $90 (Open bar from 8PM – 12AM and buffet from 8PM – 11:30PM)

Kids Buffet for $50 (8PM – 11:30PM, no kids under age 12 after 1AM)

1 bottle of Moet Imperial Brut + choice of Kettle One, Johnnie Walker Black, Don Julio or Blanco Ron Zacapa 23 YR for $350

All night champagne for ladies and free entry for $25

Dolores But You Can Call Me Lolita

1000 S. Miami Ave

Miami, FL 33130

(305) 403-3103

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Join Drunken Dragon for New Years Eve for a delicious meal from their regular menu with a complimentary glass of Champagne at midnight! They will be open during their regular hours.

Drunken Dragon

1424 Alton Rd, Miami Beach, FL 33139

 

Foxhole will be hosting a Speakeasy New Year’s Eve party. Purchase your ticket to not only allow you to hear live music all night long, but to give you the opportunity to enjoy a 4 hour premium open bar package as well as a midnightchampagne toast. If you and your friends still want more to complete your night, Foxhole will be offering special VIP service for any customer who purchases the VIP package. Doors open at 8PM and closes at 5AM.

Foxhole

1218 14th Court

Miami Beach, FL  33139

 

Information provided by Erica Bacardi, Identity Media PR

Dishes For Dogs And Jugofresh Create Healthy Delicious Doggy Treat

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Miami’s First Canine Kitchen Develops Plant-Based Bite

Dishes For Dogs has partnered with local juice hotspot jugofresh to create an exclusive dog treat available only at the canine kitchen’s recently opened Wynwood storefront and select jugofresh locations.

Keeping with Dishes For Dogs and jugofresh’s underlying philosophies, the treat, Peanut Butter and Greens (PB&G) is a bite-sized delight made with fresh, plant-based ingredients. The treat is cooked up at Dishes For Dogs’ state-of-the-art kitchen, using human-tested and canine-approved ingredients, including house-made peanut butter, dehydrated apples, organic virgin coconut oil, organic spinach pulp, organic carrot pulp, organic beet pulp, hemp seeds and organic ginger pulp. The pulps are upcycled from jugofresh’s juice leftovers, which utilizes would-be waste product that still contain nutritional benefits. As with Dishes For Dogs freshly prepared meals, no preservatives, additives, artificial flavors, fillers or animal by-products are used to make the treats.

“We collaborated with jugofresh to create a unique and nutritious dog treat,” said Dishes For Dogs owner Michael O’Rourke. “It took a lot of trial and error to create the Peanut Butter and Greens, since dogs don’t typically crave veggies, but when we nailed the formula our furry taste testers approved.”

Dishes For Dogs’ veterinary consultant Dr. Justin Shmalberg helped formulate the treat, ensuring the highest nutritional benefits possible. The PB&G treat is available at Dishes For Dogs’ new brick and mortar store located at 2561 North Miami Avenue in Wynwood as well as the following jugofresh locations:

Wynwood Walls – 222 North West 26th Street, Miami, FL 33127; (786) 472-2552
Sunset Harbour – 1935 West Avenue, Suite 102, Miami Beach, FL 33139; (786) 472-2552

Dishes For Dogs is located at 2561 North Miami Avenue in Wynwood. For a full list of products and pricing visit: dishesfordogs.com. Hours of operation are Tuesday through Saturday from 10AM to 7PM; and Sunday from 10AM to 6PM.

Dishes For Dogs

(305) 505-5712

dishesfordogs.com

Information provided by Carolina Navarro/Karen Barofsky, Brustman Carrino Public Relations

Nikki Beach New Years 2017

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Picture provided by Ashlie Rolfe, Vanessa Menkes Communications

Nikki Beach Miami Beach Celebrates New Year’s Eve 2017 With A “Magical Garden” Under The Stars Complete With Miami Beach’s Only Private Fireworks Display, Live Musicians And Dancers, Thrilling Performances, Lush Garden Décor, Three-course Dinner Offering And More For Miami’s Most Popular New Year’s Eve Celebration.

(December 14, 2016) Celebrate New Year’s Eve 2017 at Nikki Beach Miami Beach for a “Magical Garden” under the stars in an enchanted garden setting of lush greenery, butterflies and blossoming flowers, life-sized antique bird cages and crystal-adorned oversized gazebos. Thrilling live entertainment includes multiple stages of theatrical dancers and performers, musicians, DJs and Miami Beach’s private fireworks display at midnight. A South Beach landmark since 1998, Nikki Beach continues to delight guests with South-of-France-style joie de vivre in its South of Fifth location. All guests will be treated to a complimentary midnight Champagne toast and celebratory New Year’s Eve party favors. General admission tickets start at $100 and VIP tables start at $550.

A three-course dinner menu curated by celebrated Chef Frank Ferreiro is also available in Nikki Beach’s romantic candlelit garden, featuring mouthwatering offerings like Lobster Ravioli and Beef Tenderloin, and a sweet finish of an edible garden of chef’s confections including hand-dipped strawberries and truffles. Dinner for two starts at $650 and includes a bottle of Champagne or liquor of the guest’s choice (up to $350).Multiple celebration options are available including: VIP Table Packages, Dinner Packages and General Admission Tickets. Tickets & Reservations are available now at: nikkibeachmiamievents.com. For other inquiries please contact: reservations.miami@nikkibeach.com

 NIKKI BEACH MENU

OPENING ACT – APPETIZERS
TOMATO SALAD
Marinated local farm heirloom tomatoes with sundried tomato hummus, topped with house made burrata
or
CARPACCIO
Thinly sliced Black Angus beef with organic micro arugula salad, fried capers and mayo aioli
or
LOBSTER SOUP
Poached Maine lobster with dry sherry cream, topped with mascarpone cheese, crostini and fresh herb chiffonade

GRAND ILLUSION – ENTREES

BEEF TENDERLOIN
Pan seared tenderloin of beef served with roasted petite tri-color potatoes and herbed hollandaise sauce
or
PAN SEARED COD
Served with truffled mashed potatoes, seasonal local beby vegetables and Rioja wine reduction

SWEET FINISH – DESSERT

CHOCOLATE GARDEN
Chef’s confections, edible flowers, hand-dipped strawberries, truffles

AL A CARTE
Mixed Sushi Selections
Including salmon roll, lobster roll, vegetable roll & California roll, garnished with ginger and wasabi

Grilled Skewers Selections
Marinated and grilled shrimp, beef, chicken, and vegetable skewers served over jasmine rice

Prosciutto Platter
Fiorucci prosciutto di Parma, fig compote, house marinated country olives, cantaloupe, focaccia bread and artisanal cheeses

Delectable Desserts
A delightful assortment of petit fours, choclate coverd strawberries and other pint sized confections

About Nikki Beach Worldwide:
In 1998, entrepreneur Jack Penrod introduced the world to Nikki Beach, the first and original luxury beach club concept that combines the elements of music, dining, entertainment, fashion, film and art into one. Today, the Nikki Beach concept has transcended its international venues and grown into a global, multifaceted luxury lifestyle and hospitality brand comprised of a Beach Club Division; a Hotels & Resorts Division; a Lifestyle Division; a Special Events Division and Nikki Cares, a 501c3 Non-Profit Charity Division.

Nikki Beach can now be experienced in: Miami Beach, Florida, USA; Saint Tropez, France; Saint Barth, French West Indies; Marbella, Spain; Marrakech, Morocco; Koh Samui, Thailand; Mallorca, Spain; Ibiza, Spain; Porto Heli, Greece; Bali, Indonesia; Monte Carlo, Monaco; Dubai, UAE; Bodrum, Turkey and Versilia, Italy. Nikki Beach has a pop-up location during the Cannes International Film Festival. The Hotels & Resorts division has properties in Koh Samui, Thailand; Porto Heli, Greece and Bodrum, Turkey.  In 2016, Nikki Beach will be opening a resort in Dubai, UAE.

Nikki Beach Miami

One Ocean Drive

Miami Beach FL 33139

305-538-1111

nikkibeach.com

Biscayne Tavern

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An interview with one of our selected best restaurants in Miami – BISCAYNE TAVERN

Stylish American pub, a comfortable, yet sophisticated atmosphere.

One of Miami’s best places to eat is right downstairs at our Biscayne Bay restaurant. Biscayne Tavern offers locals and guests a great place to sip on a craft ale, explore the world of artisanal cocktails or eat your way through a menu full of South Florida classics and globally inspired favorites.

The restaurant was opened in 2012. The idea of the restaurant was to bring a great gastropub with delicious comfortfood and top craft beers and ales to downtown Miami because there wasn’t anything like it in the area.

Some of our popular dishes are our Chicken and Shrimp Tacos and our classic Tavern Burger.

We are in the best location. Downtown Miami. It is in the heart of Miami with Bayfront Park and Bayside right across. A location can’t get any better than being directly on Biscayne Blvd.

6:30 am – Midnight Sunday through Thursday, 6:30am – 1 :00 am

Biscayne Tavern

146 Biscayne Boulevard

Miami, FL 33132

855-983-4636

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