October 22, 2014

Windridge Yacht First Pop-Up Restaurant Cruise Series

Windridge Yacht Charters Debuts South Florida’s First Pop-Up Restaurant Cruise Series

The Federal’s Chef Cesar Zapata Hosts First Dinner Cruise Event Wednesday, Nov. 12th

Windridge Yacht Charter’s new “Pop-Up Restaurant Series” invites Miami’s most innovative chefs to the spectacular South Florida waterways for a one-time only dining cruise event on its flagship yacht, Lady Windridge. The series debuts with Chef Cesar Zapata of The Federal Food, Drink & Provisions on Wednesday, Nov. 12, from 7 to 10 p.m., boarding at 6:30 p.m. Cruising along Biscayne Bay, the event includes a multi-course menu, signature cocktail pairing, beer and wine, DJ entertainment and more. Highlights from the night’s menu by Zapata include a Kale Slaw boasting apples, jicama, chayote, celery & spiced pecans; Oyster Shooters topped with a bloody mary, chipotle, cilantro, tequila jelly; Smoked BBQ Pork Shoulder & BBQ Beef Brisket with housemade BBQ sauces; and Buttermilk Panna Cotta with drunken cranberries and mint. Departing from the Fontainebleau Hotel in Miami Beach, the cruise costs $125++ per person. Additional upcoming pop-up cruises include Phuc Yea! on Dec. 10 and De Rodriguez on Jan. 18, 2015, among others. For reservations or more information, please call 954-525-7724 or visit

A critically acclaimed modern American food tavern in Miami, The Federal was recently selected to compete in a new Bravo TV food-reality series, Best New Restaurant, created by the minds of Top Chef judge Tom Colicchio and British chef Gordon Ramsay. Chef Cesar Zapata holds the distinction of being the first chef to ever launch a pop-up in Miami.

The Federal Food, Drink & Provisions

Owned and operated since January 2012 by husband and wife team Chef Cesar Zapata and Service Maven Aniece Meinhold, The Federal is a modern American tavern serving comfort food classics with an updated edge. Geared to be a neighborhood meeting point where folks congregate to enjoy great food and drink, the restaurant sources ingredients exclusively from American artisans. Describing their restaurant/concept as a celebration of American integrity, ingenuity and craftsmanship, Zapata and Meinhold make light of their demanding positions referring to themselves as “Stove Master and Pig Whisperer” (Zapata) and “Bar Wench and Pot Stirrer” (Meinhold). Born in Colombia, reared in New Jersey and taught his craft in Texas, Zapata creates good ol’ American comfort food classics, utilizing old world French techniques and infusing touches from his diverse upbringing. The restaurant offers Supper, Weekend Brunch, bottomless Happy Hour and a progressive bar program with innovative beer and wine cocktails. Telephone: 305.758.9559;

Windridge Yacht Charters

Since 1976, Windridge Yacht Charters has been the premier private yacht charter company in South Florida. Headquartered in Fort Lauderdale, Windridge’s fleet is comprised of the 170-foot Lady Windridge and the 131-foot Windridge K, which recently completed a $1.2 Million renovation. The yachts are ideal for exclusive events, accommodating groups ranging from 10 to 430 with complete customization of menus and bar packages, entertainment and departure location. Their 35 years of experience brings unbeatable perfection in planning and organizing a variety of functions ranging from weddings and birthday parties to galas and corporate outings. Docking locations range across South Florida, including Fort Lauderdale, Boca Raton, Palm Beach and Miami. In the spring of 2014, Windridge joined the portfolio of Entertainment Cruises, the largest harbor cruise company in the United States, which operates 30 vessels and welcomes more than 1.5 million guests each year in Baltimore, Boston, Chicago, Philadelphia, New York Metro, Norfolk, South Florida, and Washington, D.C.  For more information, visit

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