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Mandarin Oriental Hotel
New Happy Hour at La Mar Gaston Acurio
Every Thursday, starting Oct.15: 4-7pm
$8 cocktails, $8 Peruvian bites by Chef Diego Oka
Unwind after work with creative cocktails and bites with stunning views of Biscayne Bay with lively DJ music. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or (305) 913 8358.
Saturday, Oct. 17 – Oct. 18, 9:30-4:30pm, $8 pp
I’m honored to be invited to judge a Chef’s Challenge with 2 super writers, Galena Moscovich and Sara Liss. So, come out Oct.18, Redland Grow Fest is a celebration of all local things, edible, green and growing! There’ll be music, workshops like fermenting and lots to see and do for the whole family. See you there…Schedule + tix here
Moon Cake with Afrobeta
North Beach Bandshell
Sat. Oct.17, 6-9pm, FREE, RSVP required
Celebrate the end of summer and the release of Afrobeta’s new album Dream About You! Enjoy ice-cold beers & cocktails, food trucks, live art and more! There are a many stories surrounding the history of moon cakes and their relation to the Chinese Lunar Festival. During September, when the moon is in its apex and shining its brightest, people around the world gather to celebrate the Autumn harvest and eat delicious mooncakes…so let’s do it Miami style. Details here.
Hakkasan, Fontainebleau celebrates Golden Week
Now till Sunday, October 18
$138 pp + + (minimum of two diners must order the menu)
Golden Week will be an upscale traditional Chinese feast. To start, enjoy a supreme dim sum platter of abalone shumai with caviar; Crispy Eggplants with dried fish floss and more. Entrees include braised Boston lobster in superior stock; wok-fried rib-eye beef with lotus root and black pepper and fried rice with diced abalone. For an indulgent dessert each guest will receive a bag of golden macaroons. All sounds YUMMY! Details here.
Coconut Grove Seafood Festival
Sunday, October 18: 11am-7pm
Celebrating waterfront living and fill of the freshest, tastiest delicacies of the sea with bushels of shrimp, oysters, crawfish, lobster, clams and fresh fish. Head over to “Grove Wharf” – a farmer’s market meets seafood – where experts can help select for you. There’ll be a constant stream of live music including calypso, steel drum, reggae and Island Escapism and nautically-themed art, jewelry and decor. Details here.
Mandarin Oriental Hotel
Thursday, Oct.22, 6-7:30pm
$35 pp with electic Peruvian bites from La Mar and a signature cocktail
Perfect your snapshot and editing skills for an enviable Instagram page with Miami-based iPhoneographers @brianladder & @oasisjae
Contact email@example.com or (305) 913 8358.
Hess Wines presents South Beach Seafood Festival
Features live music, culinary and mixology demonstrations: An Evening at Joe’s; Cooking & Cocktails; Chef Showdown; kids zone, health village, and VIP areas as well as a sports bar showing the day’s college football matchups right on the sand. A portion of the proceeds will benefit Community Initiatives Foundation’s EAT SMART, a program with youth nutrition and childhood development by providing healthy weekend meals and frequent outdoor activity in Miami Beach. Details here.
Embrace the Esquire Brunch with a Purpose
Friday, Oct.23, $25 pp
Please join Embrace the Esquire at eména spa in the Design District for a delicious brunch and mimosas. They will donate all proceeds to a local not-for-profit organization that is working to fight breast cancer and raise awareness for breast cancer, a disease which affects so many women in our community. I love this group of women attorneys who organize these events. It’s a great way to network with them. Details here.
Tantalize: Special Menu and Pink Cocktails for a good cause!
Now till end of October
$45pp ++ incl. lounge show from 8pm onwards, it’s a deal
Special menu and pink cocktails, all for a good cause. Choose the yummy lamb foie gras meatballs! I really enjoyed the chef’s innovative cuisine. A percentage will benefit Sandy Miller Breast Cancer Foundation. Details here.