Things to Do Miami – January ’18

 Start off the year on a sporting, cultural or foodie note with next week’s Beach Polo World Cup, the world’s largest beach polo tournament and/or with a day trip to the Boca Raton Museum of Art with a gem of a ceramic exhibit and companion show of the small paintings of Alex Katz.

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Quick Guide to Prosecco: What You Need to Know

 

By William Oberheiser

 

Just in time for New Year’s Eve, here’s a quick guide to Prosecco — short history, how to get the best, how long it keeps, and more. Read Full Post & Comments »

Miami New Years Eve 2018: 9 Picks

Nikki Beach

 

By: Jennifer Agress and Yours Truly

 

2017 has been quite a year—so here in Miami, it needs to go out with a bang. Whether you’re looking for a tasty sit-down dinner, brunch, a laidback party, somewhere where you can dress to impress, a concert, supper club or even a slumber party, Miami New Years Eve 2018 will be one you won’t forget. Here are nine picks at different price points for couples, families, solos and groups of friends. Read Full Post & Comments »

Eating (and Drinking) News – December

MO Bar + Lounge, stylish spot for cocktails and live music

 

A gem of an eatery for tapas in the Bal Harbour area, a new eating choice in Brickell City Center, Spanish gourmet store and cafe in Key Biscayne, a stylish bar and lounge for live Latin music and jazz (when you want to go out and not have yet another meal), and a new Brooklyn pizzeria popup in the Design District, all in Eating and Drinking news for December. Read Full Post & Comments »

Forte dei Marmi, A Star

 

Calamari tagliatelle with caviar

 

2017 is going to end on a culinary high note for me discovering top new entrants and — I’m going out on a limb here, the best Italian restaurant in Miami. This was welcome after a dry spell in exceptional dining. Last week you read about Sakura736. Now it’s all about Italian cuisine and Forte dei Marmi Miami. I’ve dined at Forte dei Marmi three times in 60 days and I can’t wait to go back. The space was formerly occupied by Cavalli and prior to that Danny Devito’s place, both of which were short lived. Heading up the kitchen is two star Michelin chef Antonio Mellino and his talented son chef Raffaele which right away speaks to the seriousness of the restaurant venture. But sometimes Michelin star cuisine can be precious or too studied. Not so here. It veers to classic cuisine, but with a creative twist and slow food culture, and  some totally new dishes here in Miami. Read Full Post & Comments »

The WOWs: Art Basel Miami 2017

Chairs by Reinaldo Sanguino of The Future Perfect, seen at Design Miami (and sold out!).

 

From 5 feet long fish that fair goers float in the air, machine guns made of typewriters,an oh so chic champagne spout from Moet,  to stunning paintings, jewelry and furniture —– the WOWs I found, Art Basel Miami  2017. Here’s a photo gallery of the creative, clever, fun, or beautiful (or all four) from various art fairs, the Design District, and Design Miami. Read Full Post & Comments »

Sakura736, a Fave

 

Hotate a la parmesan

 

If you read my blogpost on the best dishes of 2017 you saw the Sakura Roll from Sakura736. Actually, three dishes could have made the list. When the word gets out about the restaurant, , it’s my prediction it will be one of the hot spots in town. It’s well located on what is becoming a prime foodie destination with Joe’s Stone Crab, the new Stubborn Seed, Milos, and Red the Steakhouse all within a few blocks of one another and had a sophisticated, attractive crowd the night we went. Sakura736 features Nikkei cuisine, the first in Miami. It’s the convergence of Japanese and Peruvian traditions which emerged thanks to the immigration of Japanese to Peru. Read Full Post & Comments »

Miami + Ft.Lauderdale Holiday Events 2017

By Kayla Louttit and Yours Truly

 

December is here, which means the holiday season is officially in full swing! From Fort Lauderdale’s Winterfest Boat Parade and the Polar Express Train Ride to Australia’s hit sensation The TEN Tenors singing holiday hits, we’ve curated our top picks for special festivities to enjoy this holiday season in Miami and Fort Lauderdale. First up is Mistletoe and Martinis at Deering Estate December 8. Read Full Post & Comments »

Best Desserts 2017

 

Brutal Chocolate Cake from Tatel

 

This year only nine desserts qualified for my “best desserts Miami 2017”, but do they ever qualify! Also included are a few from my travels. If you’re going to a holiday party, you might consider bringing two of these which you can order.  Seriously yummy! Read Full Post & Comments »

Not to Be Missed Art Basel Events, Parties – Part 2

Le French Design: No Taste for Bad Taste

 

As the saying goes, sometimes the best is last, and in this case of Art Basel Miami events 2017, parties, wait until you read Part 2. If you missed Part 1, click here. Read Full Post & Comments »