Pizza & Burger by Michael Mina Hosts an Exclusive Four-Course Tequila Dinner

Featuring Tequila Revolución’s Line of 100% Agave Tequilas

WHO/WHAT: Fontainebleau’s laidback eatery, Pizza & Burger by Michael Mina, will be hosting a four-course prix-fixe Tequila Revolución pairing dinner complete with Mexican-inspired dishes and delicious craft cocktails made with Tequila Revolución’s Blanco, Reposado, Añejo and Extra Añejo varieties. The exclusive dinner will take place on May 18 at 8PM – hosted by Tequila Revolución’s National Sales Director, Adrian Sosa. The menu – featuring carefully paired dishes by Chef de Cuisine Timothy Elmore includes – Elote, Carne Asada Tostada, La Cabra and Mexican Chocolate Flourless Cake.
WHEN: Thursday, May 18, 2017

WHERE: Fontainebleau Miami Beach, 4441 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33140

TICKETS: $85 per person, inclusive of tax and service charge

RESERVATIONS: 305-674-4636

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 by Scott Conant 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.

Fontainebleau Miami Beach


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Ron Barceló Partners with Neo-figurative Artist Ruben Ubiera to Launch a Limited Edition Bottle for Barceló Añejo Rum

Melding art, spirit and a proud Dominican heritage, Ron Barceló has partnered with neo-figurative artist Ruben Ubiera to create a limited edition bottle for Barceló Añejo Rum.

Inspired by his own personal experiences, the Dominican born, New York raised and Miami based artist created this energized design on a metallic gold background in his signature Postgraffism style.

“The artwork created for this specific bottle is a marriage of the old and the new,” says Ubiera. “Some images that, for me, help define the modern Dominican person to the rest of the world. Its love for its culture (Diablo Cojuelos), its music (Perico Ripiao), its fiery personality (from the sharks that surround the island to the “tigere” that survives on land every single day). Dominicans are known for being fun, happy, competitive, hard-working people. From baseball to dominoes, it’s all here, in melted gold sugar cane. All created in a Postgraffism style that defines new directions for the future and defies all who stand in front of it. Bold, fierce, in your face and very proud. Just like my people.”

The interpretation best personifies Barceló Añejo, a golden, amber rum whose bold, rich notes hold woody aromas of butterscotch and toffee with flavors of vanilla bean, caramel and spice.

Imported in the U.S. by Shaw-Ross International Importers, the Ruben Ubiera Limited Edition Barcelo Añejo 750ml bottle will be available at retail stores in the east coast markets of Florida, New Jersey and New York commencing June 2016. By July 2017, it will begin rolling out in other U.S. markets. Quantities of the Ruben Ubiera bottle are very limited; only 1,000 cases (less than 2% of the brand’s total U.S. sales) will be available for the U.S.

Ron Barceló was founded by Julian Barceló in 1930 in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. The brand quickly gained popularity throughout the Dominican Republic, and was soon exported internationally throughout the Caribbean, Europe and the Americas. Today, the brand’s world class portfolio of award-winning rums includes Barceló Imperial Premium Blend 30 Aniversario, Barceló Imperial, Barceló Gran Platinum, Barceló Gran Añejo and Barceló Añejo.

Ruben Ubiera (born October 19, 1975 in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic) paints and draws in a style considered as Postgraffism, but he prefers to call it urban-pop, since he has lived most of his life in urban, populated areas. At the age of 15, his family move to the Bronx, New York where he was heavily influenced by the graffiti art that surrounded him. Today, Ruben works from his Miami based studio in the Wynwood Arts District where several of his highly acclaimed murals and paintings are on display in museums, galleries and in Wynwood’s public art spaces.


Information provided by Heidi Malaret, TARA, Ink.

Quattro Gastronomia Italiana Introduces Summer Prix Fixe Lunch

Lunch on Lincoln Road is about to be more fulfilling. Beginning Monday, May 15th, Quattro will offer a special summer lunch menu that will be available weekdays from 12PM to 6PM. For only $25, diners can enjoy two courses plus dessert. Regular a la carte menu is still available all day.

The new prix fixe menu by Executive Chef Luciano Sautto has something for everyone. “I wanted to create a reasonably priced option for customers to try some of the amazing dishes Quattro has to offer,” says Chef Sautto.

Items available for the first course include a Tuna Pizza – crispy flat bread topped with tuna carpaccio, red onion and spicy mayo; Insalata Di Misticanze E Caprino – a light dish with mixed greens, tomatoes, cucumber, red onions and crispy goat cheese; and Polpette In Umido – meatballs in San Marzano tomato sauce and topped with buffalo mozzarella.

Offerings for the main course are hearty including Penne Primavera – Penne pasta with organic garden vegetables; Spaghetti Alla Carbonara – classic spaghetti topped with egg yolk, guanciale, Pecorino Romano and a touch of cream; Cotoletta Di Pollo – a thin, breaded chicken breast accompanied by an arugula and cherry tomato salad; and Dentice Alla Griglia – grilled red snapper filet with ramesco sauce. Following the decadent meal is dolci, featuring a selection of home-made gelato. Priced at $25 (excluding tax and gratuity), it’s a delicious lunchtime treat for locals and visitors alike – whether it’s a power lunch or an al fresco mid-day meal while vacationing in South Beach.

Reservations are strongly suggested. The restaurant is open for lunch and dinner daily.

Quattro Gastronomia Italiana

1014 Lincoln Road on South Beach

Miami, Florida

(305) 531-4833

Information provided by Brustman Carrino Public Relations

10th Annual Coral Gables Restaurant Week Kicks Off With Taste of the Gables


The 10th annual Coral Gables Restaurant Week (CGRW) presented by DON JULIO® tequila is back June 5-25 bringing the best of Coral Gables cuisine and exciting events.

The three-week culinary adventure kicks off on Thursday, June 1 with Taste of the Gables from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Coral Gables Museum, where Miami foodies will enjoy tasty bites by local Gables restaurants, cocktails by DON JULIO® tequila and KETEL ONE® vodka, live entertainment and a VIP lounge area. At the end of the night, the 2017 Best Taste of the Gables winning dish will be determined by a blind tasting selected by judges Carla Torres of “Ocean Drive Magazine”, Olee Fowler of “Eater Miami” and Kiko Suarez of NBC’s “Que Rico Con Kiko.” Taste of the Gables is a 21+ event. Tickets are $45 for general admission and $65 for VIP and are available online at

Coral Gables Restaurant Week offers top-quality dining from Coral Gables’ finest restaurants with three-course prix-fixe lunch and dinner menus. Participants this year include local favorites Cibo Wine Bar, Divino Ceviche, Red Koi Thai & Sushi Lounge, and first timers Copper29 Bar and House Kitchen & Bar, among many others.

“This year marks a special milestone for Coral Gables Restaurant Week, celebrating 10 years of great Coral Gables dining,” stated Taciana Amador, Executive Director of the Business Improvement District of Coral Gables (BID). “We are looking forward to three weeks of culinary experiences and hope all members of our community get a chance to taste their way through our City Beautiful.”

Reservations for Coral Gables Restaurant Week are encouraged. Visit to view the menus and for more information.

About the Business Improvement District of Coral Gables:
Downtown Coral Gables & Miracle Mile is a pedestrian-friendly neighborhood infused with a chic European feel. Decorated with tree-lined streets and Mediterranean architecture, the historic area boasts some of Miami’s finest boutiques, acclaimed restaurants, respected art galleries and lively entertainment venues. With more than 160 retailers and more than 70 restaurants, Downtown Coral Gables & Miracle Mile is a sophisticated destination to shop, live, play and work. It is Miami’s charming gem that locals like to keep a secret and visitors love to find. For more information and a directory, visit

Coral Gables Restaurant Week

Information provided by Erica Vazquez-Bacardi, Identity Media, Inc

South Florida’s Taste of the Nation for No Kid Hungry: Over 60 Food & Drink Destinations Unite to End Childhood Hunger

Friday, May 12, 2017

WHO/WHAT: South Florida’s Taste of the Nation for No Kid Hungry – the region’s leading culinary benefit to end childhood hunger – is taking place on Friday, May 12. The 29th annual tasting benefit will feature over 60 celebrated food and drink destinations under one roof at Wynwood’s Soho Studios from 7PM to 10PM. First-time Chef Chair Timon Balloo will lead the soirée alongside Honorary Founding Chair Chef Allen Susser.

South Florida’s top gastronomic tastemakers will deliver a wide array of delectable fares, libations and delicious desserts. This year’s event will be bigger and better than ever, featuring an Instant Wine Cellar, a silent auction with swanky packages, a Citi Lounge area, an “Urban Beer Garden” and the first ever Taste of the Nation Speakeasy featuring mixologists from Alter, Beaker & Gray, Better Days, Bitter Truth, Repour Bar and Wynwood Diner. In support of No Kid Hungry, nationally acclaimed music group, The Strumbellas, will perform a special acoustic set during the event, presented by Citi. The festivities will continue with an exclusive after party for VIP ticket holders and chef participants at nearby R House Wynwood from 10:30PM to midnight.

Tickets: General Admission $125 per person, VIP $175 per person, VIP PLUS $200 per person, grants early entry to the event and After Party only $75 per person. For additional information and to purchase tickets, please visit:

Participants include: 3030 Ocean; 4 Rivers Smokehouse; Alter Restaurant; Antico Pizza; Area 31; Artisan Beach House; Bar Collins at Loews Miami Beach Hotel; Bazaar Mar by José Andrés; Beaker & Gray; Bird & Bone; BLT Prime; BOCCE; Bourbon Steak Miami; Burlock Coast Seafare & Spirits; Byblos Miami; CORSAIR Kitchen & Bar; Council Oak Steaks & Seafood at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino; db Bistro Moderne; EDGE Steak & Bar; Fi’lia by Michael Schwartz; Finka Table & Tap; Fooq’s; Glass & Vine; Jaya at The Setai; Katsuya South Beach; Kuro at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino; KYU; Lure Fishbar at Loews Miami Beach Hotel; Macchialina; Malibu Farm; Market at EDITION; MC Kitchen; Meat Market; Michael’s Genuine Food & Drink; Olla Miami; Ono Poke Shop; Ortanique On the Mile; Pao by Paul Qui at Faena Miami Beach; Phuc Yea; Pinch Kitchen; R House Wynwood; Red, the Steakhouse; Sarsaparilla Club; Scarpetta by Scott Conant; SUGARCANE raw bar grill; SUSHISAMBA; SuViche; TALDE Miami Beach; Temple Street Eatery; The Bazaar by José Andrés; The Café at Books & Books; The Dutch Miami; The Salty Donut; Whisk Gourmet; Wild Sea Oyster Bar & Grille; and Zest.

WHEN/WHERE: Soho Studios R House Wynwood
2136 NW 1st Ave 2727 NW 2nd Ave
Miami, FL 33127 Miami, FL 33127
7PM to 10PM (6PM VIP PLUS) 10:30PM to midnight (VIP and VIP PLUS)

WHY: Every Kid, Healthy Food, Every Day
One in six children in this country struggles with hunger; here in Florida it’s one in four. No Kid Hungry is ending childhood hunger in this nation by ensuring that kids start the day with a nutritious breakfast and families learn the skills they need to shop and cook on a budget. Already, No Kid Hungry and its partners have connected kids struggling with hunger with 500 million meals. In 2016, South Florida’s Taste of the Nation for No Kid Hungry raised enough to help feed children in need more than 700,000 healthy meals. Local beneficiaries include Florida Impact, FLIPANY and Feeding South Florida.

South Florida’s Taste of the Nation for No Kid Hungry is supported by national presenting sponsors Citi and Sysco®, national media sponsor Food Network, national sponsors OpenTable and The Glenlivet, and local sponsors Breakthru Beverage, Mike Sipe Entertainment, CBS4, Events on the Loose, iHeartMedia, Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau, Loews Miami Beach Hotel, VOSS artesian water from norway, Panache Classic Event & Tent Rentals, Social Thinking, Williams Sonoma, and Brustman Carrino Public Relations.

About No Kid Hungry
No child should go hungry in America, but 1 in 6 kids will face hunger this year. Using proven, practical solutions, No Kid Hungry is ending childhood hunger today by ensuring that kids start the day with a nutritious breakfast and families learn the skills they need to shop and cook on a budget. When we all work together, we can make sure kids get the healthy food they need. No Kid Hungry is a campaign of national anti-hunger organization Share Our Strength.

No Kid Hungry


Vive Macaron! – National Macaroon Day May 31st at Villa Azur

Villa Azur’s Executive Chef Erwin Mallet reveals his recipe to creating the perfect raspberry batch of the sweet meringue-based confection.

Raspberry Macaron

· Macaron

o Almond flour/meal 212 grams

o Powdered sugar 212 grams

o Egg whites: .82 grams

.90 grams

o Red food coloring. Qs

o Granulated sugar, plus a pinch for the egg whites: 236 grams

o Water 158 grams

· Raspberry jam:

o Raspberry purée 1 kg

o Granulated sugar 50 grams

o Pectine 10 grams

Macaron Preparation:

· Prepare your pastry bag, parchment paper and pan sheet.
· Pre-heat the oven to 350*f
· Sift the almond flour and powdered sugar into a large bowl and whisk together, poor in the 82 grams of egg whites and combine with spatula, add the red colorant.
· Place the remaining 90 grams of egg whites into the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the whisk attachment.

· Combine the 236 grams of granulated sugar and the water in a small saucepan and heat over medium-high heat until the syrup reaches 203*f/110*c.

· Letting the syrup continue to cook, add a pinch of sugar to the egg whites, turn the mixer to medium speed, and whip to soft peaks.

· When the syrup reaches 248*f/120*c remove the pan from the heat. Turn the mixer to medium-low speed and slowly add the syrup.

· Increase the speed and whip for 5 minutes until it is cool.

· Fold one-third of the meringue into the almond mixture, then continue adding the egg whites a little at a time.
· Transfer the mixture to the pastry bag with the tip and pipe the macaron, lift up the pan sheet and tap the bottom of the pan to spread the batter evenly and smooth any peaks left by the pastry bag.
· Bake for 9 to 12 minutes.
Jam Preparation:
· Warm up the 1 kg raspberry purée with 50 grams of granulated sugar and 10 grams of pectine until the jam boils.

· Put the jam in the freezer for 2 hours.

· When the jam is cold, put it in a blender and mix until the perfect texture.
To fill the macaron:
· Transfer the jam into the pastry bag.

· Remove the macaron from the pan.

· Starting in the center, pipe the jam and top with a second macaron.

· Put in the refrigerator for 3 hours before serving.

Villa Azur

Information provided by Heidi Malaret, TARA, Ink.

Mother’s Day Brunch And Dinner At Mama Mia Italian Ristorante

Moms should feel special all day long on Mother’s Day, so Mama Mia is whipping up something delicious for brunch and dinner for our special ladies!

Take Mom to Mama Mia’s for a brunch and dinner that will have her leaving with a happy heart and full stomach! Start her day off right by taking her to brunch at Mama Mia’s for a meal with over 50 food options, bottomless Mimosas and Bloody Mary’s, and endless small plates for $36.95! If you’re looking for something to put the cherry on top of a wonderful day with Mom, Mama Mia is has an Italian-style four-course dinner waiting just for you that includes Bruschetta and Caesar Salad, a cheese-filled Tortollini Ala Vodka is next, and to finish the evening, and an option of Surf n Turf or Stuffed Shrimp. Enjoy this exclusive Mother’s Day meal for only $29.95, so everyone leaves with not only full stomachs, but full wallets as well!

Valet and Street parking is available.

WHEN: Sunday, May 14 th , 2017

Brunch: 11am – 4pm

Dinner: 4pm – 11pm

Mama Mia Italian Ristorante

1818 S Young Circle, Hollywood, FL 33020

(954) 923-0555

Information provided by Erica Vazquez-Bacardi, Identity Media, Inc

Say Ah For Ceviche- Summers Go To Dish Made Easy By Chef Carlos Estarita at DÔA

A quintessential summer dish, ceviche is a classic with very few variations in its preparation. Inspired by DÔA’s LatAsian cuisine, Executive Chef Carlos Estarita adds ginger and celery to the restaurant’s Ceviche Traditional for an improved approach of the common traditional recipe.

Using only fresh market fish and leche de tigre base, he combines lime juice, garlic, red onions, cilantro stems, aji limo with no seeds, ginger, celery, kosher salt and ice for a deliciously refreshing taste.

Ceviche traditional

Always use fresh market fish.

Leche de tigre base

· 250g lime juice

· 8g garlic

· 6g ginger

· 50g red onion

· 6ea cilantro stems

· 30g celery

· 3ea aji limo no seeds

· 9g kosher salt

· 110g fish

· 210g ice


· Get all veggies and fish trim and cut into small rough chunks, season with salt

· Keep mix in bowl over ice. (must remain cold at all times.

· Squeeze lime juice. (first press only)

· Add lime juice to mix and add ice let marinate for about 5min.

· Puree mix in about half of the liquid but only pulse about 3-5 times

· Strain with chinois and combine with rest of liquid.

· Leche de tigre is ready, keep cold at all times

To finish ceviche:

Diced raw fish season well with sea salt
Let sit for approx. 2 min
Add chopped cilantro and aji limo
Add leche de tigre to cover fish and let sit for approx. 2 min
Place in bowl and garnish with canchas, choclo, sweet potato and red onion


Information provided by Heidi Malaret, TARA, Ink.

Seaspice Introduces New Summer Dishes By Executive Chef Angel Leon

Turning up the heat, Miami River hotspot Seaspice brings the taste of summer with internationally inspired seasonal dinner dishes.

Conceptualized by Executive Chef Angel Leon, some new mouthwatering options include the Seaspice Scampi ($42) featuring wild Nigerian jumbo prawns, garlic tomato confit, romaine, Kalamata olives and lemon, Alaskan Halibut ($45) with grilled artichoke hearts, Cipollini onions, crispy oyster mushrooms and English pea sauce, Mediterranean Dorade ($45) topped with citrus salsa verde and grilled market vegetables, Grilled Maine Lobster (MP) with garlic herb butter, roasted new potatoes, pea tendrils and red radish, Market Seafood Casserole ($54) with Maine lobster, jumbo prawns, market fish, squid, day boat scallops, Florida clams, fennel and dashi clam broth, and Fire Roasted Veal Shank for Two ($120) with cippollini onions, roasted new potatoes, roasted carrots and sugar snaps.

Each dish is complemented by the new refreshing cocktails, such as the High Tea, which mixes Earlgrey and Cardamon Infused Bombay Gin with simple syrup and lemon juice, Persea Martini, which marries tequila, fresh avocado, pineapple juice, lemon juice and simple syrup, garnished with fresh black pepper, and the Coco Loco, a combination of Havana rum and Thai coconut open on the side.


422 NW North River Dr, Miami, FL 33128

(305) 440-4200

Information provided by Heidi Malaret, TARA, Ink.

Celebrate Mother’s Day On May 14 At Nikki Beach With South Beach’s Favorite Brunch Featuring A Dyi Mom-mosa Mimosa Bar

Celebrate Mother’s Day at Nikki Beach with a sumptuous brunch for $49.95 plus – this year only – a DYI Mom-Mosa bar, where mom can create her own mimosa using a variety of fruit juices, rock candy swizzle sticks, edible glitter, and other sweet garnishes for $7 per mimosa. Create the Unicorn Mimosa (glitter rim, rock candy horn), Sherbert Mimosa, Grapefruit Mimosa, or any number of combinations with the garnishes provided.

Nikki Beach’s brunch is long considered one of the best brunches on South Beach, offering a myriad of stations and dishes ranging from savory prime rib and whole roast pork, to live paella stations with fresh seafood, handmade pasta made to order on site, custom omeletts, house pickled vegetables, Nutella waffles, decadent desserts and plus a craft Bloody Mary bar. A South Beach landmark since 1998, Nikki Beach continues to delight guests with their South of France-style joie de vivre, lively DJs and dancers, and iconic white daybeds and teepees that makes Nikki Beach instantly recognizable anywhere in the world.

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; 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; Bodrum, Turkey and Dubai, UAE.

For more information, please visit or

Nikki Beach

1 Ocean Dr, Miami Beach, FL 33139

(305) 538-1111

Information provided by Ashlie Rolfe