Between the dazzling star power; engaging industry seminars; informative Q&A sessions; entertaining after parties; networking and mingling with like-minded peers; and film screenings galore - the 23rd annual American Black Film Festival (ABFF) on June 12-16 was bigger, better, brighter, and bolder than ever before.
On Feb. 19 - 23, the 19th annual South Beach Wine & Food Festival (SOBEWFF) presented a glorious culinary soirée bringing together foodies, chefs, sommeliers, wine lovers, restaurants, wineries, spirit producers, media, critics, socialites, influencers and celebrities.
While feasting and frolicking, SOBEWFF attendees also supported a good cause. Staying true to theme, "EAT. DRINK. EDUCATE." - all proceeds benefit Florida International University (FIU)’s Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism...
Mark Twain once said, “Too much of anything is bad, but too much good whiskey is barely enough.” And, we couldn’t agree more! On March 7, the finest whiskies from across the globe poured during the 6th annual Miami Whisk(e)y Mash (MWM) – set in Coconut Grove’s stunning Cruz Building. The packed house of attendees was equally packed with enticing spirits from Japan, India, Scotland, Wales, Ireland, Taiwan, South Africa and several states across the U.S.
During the course of four days, over 80,000 people attended the 18th edition of Art Basel Miami Beach at the newly renovated Miami Beach Convention Center. From Dec. 5-8, savvy collectors across more than 70 countries (the U.S., Latin America, Asia, Europe, Middle East, and Africa) as well as 200 representatives from museums and institutions were on hand for the highly regarded, revered and respected affair.
Love is in the air, and we have fallen head over heels for Jaya! Located in The Setai – awarded five stars by Forbes Travel Guide, and named #1 Miami-based resort hotel by Travel + Leisure Magazine – this is where you’ll find an international whirlwind of beautifully executed, cultural staples hailing from across China, India, Japan, Korea, Thailand, and Vietnam. Jaya’s romantic dining experience is the destination for indulging in elevated traditional and contemporary Southeast Asian dishes – each more impressive than the last.
At first glance, you’re drawn to La Placita’s enormous mural by Puerto Rican artist Héctor Collazo – the island’s flag covering the corner building’s façade. The eatery’s décor and walls burst with bright colors, lush tropical plants take up every corner of the space, an adorable onsite marketplace sells everything from coffee and canned ham to rice and cookies, festive tunes by Marc Anthony and Héctor Lavoe fill the air with vibrant music ...
On Jan. 24, wine poured for a horde of oenophiles gathered at the Design District’s multi-leveled Moore Building to attend the exclusive “Great Wines of the World USA” event. Presented by the world-renowned wine critic James Suckling – for the first time ever in the U.S. – the tasting soirée showcased 100 of the top producers from leading wine regions spanning the globe highlighting over 200+ wines hand-picked by Suckling himself.
The Port of Miami was buzzing with excitement the evening of Nov. 20, and with good reason! Italy – America Chamber of Commerce Southeast (IACCSE) hosted the 2nd edition of ‘The Authentic Italian Table – Food & Wine Festival’ inside and outside the terminal. Over 1,000 attendees enjoyed a plentitude of Italian flavors served up by 60 best-in-class Italian restaurants, gourmet food producers, wine importers, and hospitality suppliers.
Fellow culture vultures, rejoice as it’s our favorite time of year! Welcome back Miami Art Week with your celebrated art fairs peppered throughout our backyard, hundreds of esteemed galleries representing every corner of the globe, and contemporary and emerging artists showcasing their very best works. We are here for it!
If you’re craving mouth-watering Italian (think antipasto, carpaccio, ravioli, minestrone…yum!) in an ultra-stylish and relaxed space, look no further that Olivia located in downtown Hollywood’s CIRC Hotel. The menu is truly inspired – traditional and modern, creative and diverse, expansive and impressive. Veteran restauranteur Piero Filpi (of Miami Beach’s Mezzanote and Bal Harbor’s Carpaccio fame!) expressed, “Olivia’s cuisine is a fusion of past and present...
As Hispanic Heritage Month is upon us, we’re thrilled to feature an old school meets new school restaurant that sits in the heart of Little Havana - Café La Trova. Showcasing Cuban and globally-inspired dishes with a unique, modern approach, it’s headed by the renown Maestro Cantinero Julio Cabrera alongside James Beard Award-winning chef Michelle Bernstein and her restaurateur-husband David Martinez.
It’s that time of year again when the Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau (GMCVB) presents the annual Miami Spice, and we are salivating! Running August and September, over 250 participating restaurants spanning Greater Miami and the beaches are showcasing three-course (appetizer, entrée, dessert) prix-fixe menus: $23 lunch/brunch and $39 dinner. Since 2001, an estimated one million Miami Spice meals have been served. With fork and knife in hand - ready, set, go!
Miami is an overflowing cauldron of diverse cultures, and with those distinct cultures comes generous heapings of seasoned flavors. Lucky for us, Miami is also home to some of the nation’s seasoned chefs whipping up spectacular cuisine much to our delight.
On May 10, oenophiles from across South Florida gathered at the Fontainebleau Miami Beach to sip, chat and learn more about wine. But, this was no regular wine tasting. This was a Wine Spectator event.
They say life is too short to drink bad wine, and we couldn't agree more. Known as the world’s leading authority on wine, Wine Spectator uses a 100-point rating scale to determine the qualities of a wine, and “outstanding” wines are those rated 90 points or higher.
Come close fellow foodies, and picture this vision of delight: close to 600 guests feasting on 1,500 pounds of scrumptious pork paired with premium wines and creative cocktails, set inside the gorgeous historic Biltmore Hotel. This really happened, and it was EPIC.
For the 7th year, the national Cochon555 competition returned to Miami on May 19 to serve up a gourmet experience in an entertaining and inspiring setting.