October 22, 2021

#SquashGoals: The Best Ways to Celebrate Friendsgiving this Season

Photo Credit: Dune

The Best Ways to Celebrate Friendsgiving this Season in Miami


Heavenly Spa

This giving seasoncelebrate friendship with a day of pure spa bliss at Heavenly Spa, Fort Lauderdale’s wellness destination located at The Westin Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort. Beginning Monday, November 22 through Friday, November 26, Heavenly Spa is hosting FriendsGiving Week offering locals and hotel guests the opportunity to bring a friend and experience a luxury spa day as well as the oceanfront resort’s amenities. Priced at $189 per person ($249 value), the FriendsGiving promotion includes one spa treatment per guest with a choice of a 50-Minute Mindful Restoration Massage or Probiotic & Pumpkin Facial, use of the spa amenities, resort pool and beach chairs, and one lunch entrée and house cocktail, beer or wine per guest at the resort’s poolside eatery Waves Bar & Grill. Advanced reservations are required; to book a spa treatment visit - HERE or call (954) 245-3040. Heavenly Spa is located at 321 N Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd at The Westin Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort. Discounted valet is available. For more information, visit


Burlock Coast

Join Burlock Coast’s Chef Paula DaSilvaChef Brooke Mallory and Christian Velez as they welcome Chef Pushkar Marathe of Stage KItchen for their 4th Annual Friendsgiving Family-Style Dinner on Sunday, November 14th, 2021. Priced at $69 per guest (excluding tax and gratuity), friends will enjoy a complimentary cocktail and 4-course dinner by some of South Florida’s top chefs. Cocktail hour begins at 5PM; dinner will start promptly at 6PM.

Cocktail Hour

Artisan Meat & Cheese Board

Chilled Oysters, Turmeric, Yuzu, Truffle Mignonette

 Welcome Cocktail

First Course

Roasted Fresh Fig Salad, Candied Walnuts, Goat Cheese Brulee, Wild Arugula

Curried Butternut Squash Soup, Pepitas, Spiced Maple Cream, Chives


Apple Cider Smoked Turkey Breast + Whiskey Cranberry Sauce

Pumpkin Seed + Green Olive Crusted Dorade Fillet with Fava Bean Cream

Vindaloo Spiced Pork belly, Apple Chutney


Pumpkin Spiced Locally Roasted Creamy Mushrooms

Shaved Brussel sprouts, Chana Daal, Curry Leaves

“Twice Baked Potatoes” Crispy Potato Skins, Cheddar Cheese Espuma


Sweet Surprise

A collaboration between Pastry Chef Christian Velez and Chef Pushkar Marathe


Reservations required by emailing or calling (954) 302-6430. Burlock Coast is located at The Ritz-Carlton, Fort Lauderdale at 1 North Fort Lauderdale Beach


The Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne, Miami

Escape to a dining and imbibing paradise at The Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne, Miami where guests have a variety of Friendsgiving options. From relaxing barefoot in the sand to a more elegant atmosphere, Lightkeepers, Dune Burgers on the Beach and Cantina will certainly please with beachfront views and warm ocean breezes. The Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne, Miami is located at 455 Grand Bay Drive. For more information and hours please visit Dining at The Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne, Miami. Please visit Opentable for reservations.



Friday, November 19th - All Day

For a feet in the sand, laid back Friendsgiving gathering under the full moon, guests can enjoy family style offerings at Dune Burgers on the Beach. Dig into a three-course offering priced at $55 per person (excluding tax and gratuity). Heirloom Tomato Panzanella with feta yogurt, cucumber and croutons; choice of burger and fries - Signature Burger with tomato relish, feta cheese, baby arugula or Turkey Burger with smoked gouda cheese, cranberry chutney, leaf lettuce - both with either regular fries or sweet potato fries; and Caramel-Pecan Pumpkin Bread Pudding with fresh brioche, bourbon caramel pecan sauce and roasted pumpkin ice cream. Additionally, guests can add-on the $39 bottomless package (beer, wine, bubbles).



Saturday, November 20th - All Day

For a more sophisticated Friendsgiving gathering,  Lightkeepers is offering $20 family style tapas and a $20 bottomless package (excluding tax and gratuity), in honor of The Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne, Miami’s 20th Anniversary special. The tapas menu includes Shrimp Steam Buns with purple cabbage, fresno chili and poblano crema; Beef Empanadas with lime, hot sauce and Potato Croquettes with pear, sriracha and citrus aioli.



Sunday, November 21st - All Day

Gather with your friends for a beachside Fiesta Friendsgiving at Cantina which offers the perfect backdrop of endless blue ocean and colorful, casually sophisticated décor. For $65 per adult and $29 per child (excluding tax and gratuity), friends and family will enjoy a three-course offering that includes a welcome cocktail (and a kids mocktail), Cream of Squash Blossom SoupLamb Barbacoa Family-Style Tacos with roasted beets with avocado habanero cream, blistered platanos with agave, herb guacamole; and Chocolate Tamal with soft Mexican chocolate brownie with pepitas, montejo beer ice cream and pomegranate.

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