Dark Dining Miami Style—Have You Been Blindfolded?

Chef Adrianne Calvo is a highly regarded culinary artist in the Miami Beach food & wine scene, and is continuing her popular ‘Dark Dining’ series in Miami this month. You can experience sensory deprivation and overload simultaneously at her Vineyard Restaurant and Wine Bar.

Dark Dining Miami

Dark dining in Miami

Gansevoort Miami Upcoming Events and What to Drive!

It is summer in Miami, and it is hot! People in the north stay inside during the brutal cold months of winter, and those in Miami prefer to stay inside during the scorching months of summer…but it can be boring! If the heat is simply too much at the beach right now, here are a few things to do in South Beach to cool down, get out and unwind during the coming months, thanks to Gansevoort luxury hotel!

Lamborghini rental Miami

Lamborghini rental Miami

The Miami Art Basel Brings the Bling

The Miami Art Basel has enriched and enhanced since 2001, transforming South Florida into a cultural mecca of unmatched art, design, entertainment, excitement and raw creation. The annual four-day contemporary art exhibition has remained largely unchanged since its launch, drawing art collectors, luxury brands and celebrities from every corner of the world to Miami!

Art Basel Miami Beach

Art Basel Miami Beach

5 South Beach Must-Try Restaurants

There are a plethora of dining options in Miami’s South Beach, offering international options and various levels of sophistication.  Some restaurants are low key and you may simply stroll up to from the beach, and some beg for a bit more luxurious finesse, such as an exotic sports car rental Miami ...and actual clothing over your bikini...unless you happen to be Courtney Love.

These 5 South Beach restaurants can be dressed-up or casual, but know that Miami casual maintains a different definition than other parts of the country!  Miami casual is what some consider business casual, yet sexier items are acceptable for all occasions.

5.  The Café @ Books & Books
4.  AltaMare
3.  Sardinia Ristorante
2.  Macaluso’s Italian Cuisine
1.  The Royal @ the Raleigh Hotel

Black bean hummus sandwich at Books & Books Sobe

Black bean hummus sandwich at Books & Books Sobe

New Soho House in South Beach: More Sophisticated, Less Snookie

Soho House South Beach Sex and the City

Nestled among the short skirts, bikinis and ample cleavage of Miami is a rare display of old-world charm and sophistication-it is the Soho House in South Beach. Soho Sobe offers a welcome escape from cheesy clubs where there may be an unwelcome Snookie sighting, and offers an exquisite upscale escape from it all! 

So secure that exotic rental car Miami and book your reservation for this luxury hotel now, because guests of the Soho House feel as if they are staying at an exclusive club, featuring just 50 rooms designed by Martin Brudnizki. 

Shanghai Themed New Years Eve, Only at the Setai South Beach Luxury Hotel

Setai South Beach Courtyard

Ringing in the New Year has been a tradition for many cultures for centuries, and it is no different at the Setai South Beach, a luxury hotel with a flair for fun.  This year, the Setai is hosting a special ‘Shanghai 1930s’ themed bash, celebrating a time emblematic of glamour and indulgence, where Shanghai was essentially the ‘Paris of the Orient’.   Secure your Ferrari rental Miami and make a reservation at the Setai now, before this sexy event is booked solid!

From Cuban Coffee to 200 Types of Beer-The Top 5 Miami Nightlife Hotspots

Miami’s nightlife is known worldwide for its extravagance, exclusiveness, and extreme excitement.  It is impossible to say exactly what the best hotspots are, as they are consistently shifting. 

Yes, much like Los Angeles, there seems to be a new “it” club weekly in the Miami nightlife scene.  Just like luxury rental cars, there is a desire to try the next best thing in the club scene, yet there are still Miami clubs that remain list-toppers through it all, like the following, who offer something for all tastes:

    •    The Wall at W Hotel South Beach
    •    LIV at Fontainebleau Hotel South Beach
    •    The Florida Room, Delano Hotel South Beach
    •    Abraxas South Beach
    •    Bongo’s Cuban Café, Owned by Gloria Estefan

Wall Lounge W Hotel South Beach

The Wall, W Hotel.  Located inside the new W Hotel South Beach luxury hotel, this steamy Miami nightclub is still a must on many a celeb’s list of faves.  Some of the best DJ’s from around the country provide pulse-racing entertainment for partygoers and guests of this Oceanfront luxury hotel.  Note that the majority of the music throbbing from the speakers is hip-hop, and while the attire is causal, the labels are definitely designer.  An exotic or luxury rental car is recommended for this see and be seen club, and prepare to be judged!

Hungry? Luxury Restaurant Nobu Opens in Hungary

The delicious institution that is Nobu, among the best luxury Japanese restaurants in existence, has extended its reach to Hungary, Central Europe.  Now patrons can enjoy the sublime seafood offerings at Nobu Budapest.

The grand opening of Nobu Budapest marks the 22nd successful restaurant creation by celebrity chef Nobuyuki Matsuhisa, and the culinary cues show no sign of stagnation!  I can already picture the exotic and luxury car rentals lined up at the valet, but what signature dishes will be on the menu at this luxury Japanese restaurant?

Nobu Hungary is set to tantalize the taste buds with alarming attention to detail and creativity with inventive dishes like jalapeno yellowtail sashimi, blackened cod marinated in red miso, a squid pasta in light garlic sauce, and a lobster ceviche in a leaf of butter lettuce.

Nobu is known for their swanky and trendy interior design, and the Budapest location is much the same, with seating to accommodate 130 lucky guests.  Nobu will also be incorporating some of the local Hungarian flavors into its phenomenal fare, and is conceptualizing a signature dish to the new loNobu Hungary Openingcation, perhaps the regional catfish.

Fresh seafood specimens are flown in fresh from Greece, Spain, Italy, Alaska and Sri Lanka to the new Nobu location.  There will certainly be no shortage of fresh flavors according to executive chef Lloyd Roberts,

“We are experimenting with paprika, Tokaji wine, goose liver and Mangalitsa sausage.”

Nobu Budapest also features an adjoining 50-seat luxury bar where guests can sip on an extensive assortment of young sakes straight from Japan.  Overall, you can expect the Hungary spot to exceed expectations like every other location, like Nobu South Beach, which is always popping, with Lamborghini rentals, Ferrari rentals Miami style and more lining the street! 

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Smirnoff Gets into the Marketing Mix and Reality TV

Smirnoff has been displaying an increasing urge to create its own unique television content, and the brand continues its quest for domination as Diageo Smirnoff launches its first brand-produced reality show.  The show will be called “Master of the Mix”, a reality competition and ad campaign rolled into one neat little package.
Master of the Mix Smirnoff
The show will feature a lineup of seven top DJs who will compete for the title of “Master of the Mix” and $250,000 in cash and prizes in various cities including Las Vegas, Los Angeles, New York, Miami and London.  This sounds similar to reality shows like “Top Chef”, “America’s Next Top Model” and the like.  Yawn…I feel like this reality craze is spinning out of control.  I would love to see some fresh ideas generated by the major brands of the world.  Continuously repeating what caused others success in the past does not breed creativity, but rather stagnates the entertainment industry.

Sun Life Stadium Brings Clubbing to the Game

Something awesome is going on in South Florida.  If you are having trouble deciding whether to hit up Sun Life Stadium to see the Dolphins play or to venture out to the clubs of South Beach, you no longer have to make that choice!  Now Dofans can club at the game, thanks to a special game-day experience called “The Experience by LIV at Sun Life Stadium”.Liv Experience Club Sun Stadium Miami

At this game-day event, up to 400 fans can mesh luxury partying with the home games, for a price.  The Liv Experience is located in the West End Zone on the 200 and 300 levels of the stadium, offering up more than 10,000 square feet of party space.  There are two bars, luxe private cabanas, VIP tables, oversized TV, a dance floor and DJs to create the South Beach club vibe during the games!