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Author: Denise Castillon

Jean-Claude Boisset Wine Dinner Review

April 19, 2017 Events, Wine/Spirits No Comments
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Jean-Claude Boisset Wine Dinner Review

The Jean-Claude Boisset Wine Collection came to South Florida to host several special events. We were fortunate to be invited to a Jean-Claude Boisset wine dinner at the superb French bistro Pistache, in downtown West Palm Beach. The amazing evening was hosted by the charmingly modest Grégory Patriat, winemaker extraordinaire at the Jean-Claude Boisset winery. The artisan Burgundy producer is located in Nuits St. Georges in the Bourgogne (Burgundy) region in eastern France.

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VieVité Cotes de Provence Rosé – Wine Review

March 31, 2017 Wine/Spirits No Comments
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VieVité Cotes de Provence Rosé – Wine Review

A graceful bottle of pink-hued 2015 VieVité Cotes de Provence Rosé wine arrived from Turquoise Life Beverage Brands for our tasting review.  This was perfect timing as the hot, humid days and warm nights of summer in South Florida will quickly be upon us.  Soon, we will migrate outdoors to catch cooling ocean breezes and sip chilled rosé, while brunching, barbecuing, boating, or just lounging poolside.

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ZUCCA Opens in Coral Gables

March 10, 2017 Openings, Restaurants No Comments
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ZUCCA Opens in Coral Gables

ZUCCA, a new ristorante and bar, recently opened in Coral Gables’ historic Hotel St. Michel, brings the “City Beautiful” a fresh taste of the Italian spirit. Adding to the authenticity of the menu, a hand-selected culinary team from Italy was brought to helm ZUCCA’s kitchen and includes Michelin-trained, Chef Tony Maldonado and sous chefs Egidio Forastiere and Ludovico Amadio.

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Level One Miami Opens in Brickell

March 7, 2017 Openings, Restaurants No Comments
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Level One Miami Opens in Brickell

Level One Miami is Brickell’s newest bar and lounge venue featuring modern Italian cuisine with internationally-inspired accents and exotic cocktails. Helmed by Executive Chef Ricardo Nieri, Level One’s cuisine takes guests in a journey around the world.

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Antico Pizza Open in Miami for National Pizza Day

February 9, 2017 Openings, Restaurants No Comments
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Antico Pizza Open in Miami for National Pizza Day

Giovanni Di Palma, famed New York-bred pizza maker and owner of the celebrity favorite restaurant group in Atlanta, has opened Antico Pizza in Miami Beach just in time for National Pizza Day on Thursday, February 8. Di Palma’s classic Neapolitan pizza is considered by many as the best in the USA, (ZAGAT gave the pizza a 28, highest rating ever for a pizza restaurant).

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South Beach Wine & Food Festival Celebrates Its 16 Year

February 7, 2017 Events No Comments
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South Beach Wine & Food Festival Celebrates Its 16 Year

The 16th annual Food Network & Cooking Channel South Beach Wine & Food Festival (SOBEWFF®) unveils its line-up of more than 90 events taking place February 22 – 26, 2017.

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TALDE Miami Celebrates Chinese New Year

February 6, 2017 Events, Restaurants No Comments
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TALDE Miami Celebrates Chinese New Year

TALDE at The Confidante Miami Beach invited us to dine on Chef Dale Talde’s favorite Chinese dishes in celebration of the Chinese New Year, on January 28th.

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Glenfiddich – Deconstructing Solera Reserve

January 27, 2017 Wine/Spirits 1 Comment
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Glenfiddich – Deconstructing Solera Reserve

Glenfiddich Brand Ambassador Tracie Franklin invited us to Fort Lauderdale’s Stache Drinking Den for an evening celebrating, deconstructing and enjoying the Glenfiddich 15 Year Old Solera Reserve.

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Artisan Beach House Bal Harbour Opens

January 25, 2017 Openings, Restaurants No Comments
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Artisan Beach House Bal Harbour Opens

Artisan Beach House is one of the years most breathtaking and anticipated new restaurants. The new oceanfront eatery quietly made its debut in The Ritz-Carlton Bal Harbour, Miami in early January. The opening of the striking, waterfront restaurant marks the return of Chef Paula DaSilva to the South Florida scene.

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Super Bowl Watch Parties in Miami

January 24, 2017 Events No Comments
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Super Bowl Watch Parties in Miami

Super Bowl Watch Parties are a super way to experience the NFL’s biggest game of the year. Miami offers many Sunday Game Day options to catch the Patriots and Falcons match up as well as Lady Gaga rock the halftime show.

Your choices include a private game room or cabana with butler service to a rooftop tailgate barbeque to Super Bowl food and drink specials from a comfy bar stool, -all with big screens. Here are some of the best packages and venues for those looking to watch the game, Miami style.

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Sushi Garage Happy Hour Review

January 23, 2017 Happy Hours, Restaurants No Comments
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Sushi Garage Happy Hour Review

Sushi Garage, in Miami Beach’s Sunset Harbour neighborhood, has an outstanding Japanese-inspired Happi Hour. The select menu of creative and refreshing cocktails, ($7), and delicious bites, ($4-$6) are ridiculously affordable.

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Pizza & Burger by Michael Mina Hosts Beer Dinner

January 21, 2017 Events, Restaurants No Comments
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Pizza & Burger by Michael Mina Hosts Beer Dinner

Pizza & Burger by Michael Mina, Fontainebleau’s newest laidback eatery, will be hosting an exclusive craft beer pairing and five course dinner on Friday, February 3, at 8PM.  The event, perfect for craft beer-loving foodies, will feature two highly respected Miami breweries –Concrete Beach Brewery and M.I.A. Beer Co.

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Chinese New Year at TALDE Miami

January 20, 2017 Events, Restaurants No Comments
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Chinese New Year at TALDE Miami

Ring in the Chinese New Year with TALDE at The Confidante Miami Beach for a night full of celebrations on Saturday, January 28, from 8 PM to midnight. Guests can enjoy some of Chef Dale Talde’s favorite Chinese dishes in his special four-course prix-fixe dinner, for $49 per person. Mouthwatering dishes from the Top Chef alum will include Hot & Sour Soup, Eggrolls, Fried Rice, Kung Pao Beef and Peking Duck.

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Healthy Yummy Doggy Treat from Dishes For Dogs and Jugofresh

January 18, 2017 Uncategorized No Comments
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Healthy Yummy Doggy Treat from Dishes For Dogs and Jugofresh

This exclusive dog treat is available only at, DISHES FOR DOGS’ recently opened store in Wynwood and select jugofresh locations. Miami’s first canine kitchen, Dishes For Dogs, has partnered with the local cold-pressed juice hotspot to create the treat, Peanut Butter and Greens (PB&G).

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Little Chalet Boca Raton Restaurant Review

January 18, 2017 Restaurants No Comments
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Little Chalet Boca Raton Restaurant Review

The Little Chalet is an elegant restaurant, with Old World European charm, in Downtown Boca Raton.  The dimly lit and brick interior, together with live piano music, creates both an enchanting and romantic atmosphere.

While The Little Chalet specializes in Swiss-style fondue, it also offers an extensive menu with imported as well as locally-sourced ingredients. To bring this to light, I was invited along with other foodies to indulge in their new seasonal menu.

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Commonwealth Miami Dinner Review

January 17, 2017 Restaurants No Comments
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Commonwealth Miami Dinner Review

Commonwealth Miami is a laid back whiskey and bourbon bar with a serious chef, Daniel Roy, in the kitchen. After working alongside Top Chef winner Jeremy Ford at The Matador Room by Jean-Georges, Chef Roy busted out on his own to create Commonwealth Miami’s upscale Farm-to-Table menu.

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