Feb14

NOVECENTO

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1414 Brickell Ave | Miami | FL | 33131 | 305 403 0900 | www.novecento.com

LOVE ♥ AMOR ♥ FRIENDSHIP ♥ AMISTAD ♥ SHARING ♥ COMPARTIR ♥ YOU ♥ US ♥ NOVECENTO APPETIZERS
Your choice of:
CEVICHE MIXTO COR VINA, OCTOPUS, SHRIMP, SQUID AND MUSSELS MARINA TED IN LIME JUICE AND AJI AMARILLO, A VOCADO AND SWEET POTATO OR
CRAB CAKES LIGHTL Y BREADED AND SEARED, DRIZZLED WITH ORANGE-GINGER MUSTARD REDUCTION OR
CARPACCIO DE LOMO THINL Y SLICED FILET MIGNON, FRISEE LETTUCE, VEGETABLE CRUDITÉS, CHERR Y TOMA TO CONFIT, MUL TIGRAIN CROUTONS, GORGONZOLA COULIS
ENTREE
YOUR CHOICE OF:
FILET MIGNON GRILLED FILET MIGNON, POTATO FOAM, SHALLOT CONFIT, RED PEPPER CAVIAR, PURSLANE PETALS, MALBEC DEMI-GLACE OR
S ALMON PAN SEARED SALMON, CREAMY ORGANIC CARROT PUREE, GRILLED BABY ZUCCHINI, HEARTS OF PALM SALSA AND AGED ITALIAN BALSAMIC REDUCTION OR
RISO T TO CREAM Y    ARBORIO    RICE,    P ARMESAN    CHEESE,    FRESH    SPINACH    AND    WILD    MUSHROOM    MIX
DESSERT
SWEET SYMPHONY A SWEET AND PLEASANT TASTING FOR TWO OF DECADENT DESSERTS
1 BOTTLE OF SPARKLING WINE PER TWO PERSONS FINCA LA LINDA EXTRA BRUT
$ 49.00 (* price per person)
* (Plus 20% Gratuity and 8% taxes)
EXTENDED HAPPY HOUR 2 X 1

Feb14

SAWA

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VALENTINE DAY | FACEBOOK

Would you die for him? Would your kill for her?

Do you promise to love each other until death parts you?

Well, that's great, because mystery loves company!

 

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 14 TH

Cocktail Hours: 8PM (Champagne Toast)

Diner To Die For: 9PM

4 Course Dinner

(per couple)

RSVP: 305 447 65 55

Dec07

MARKOWICZ FINE ART PRESENTS

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MAURICE RENOMA: "Story of the stories" | www.markowiczfineart.com

MARKOWICZ FINE ART

ART BASEL | DECEMBER 7, 2012

6 - 9PM

Exclusive potography exhibit and cocktail event

Maurice Renoma will make a rare U.S appearance during Art Basel to showcase his work, which will include pieces from his Mythology Collection and Dean Collection, both signature and classic examples of Renoma's career.

Miami Design District, 114 Northeast 40th Street

Dec06

ART BASEL 2012

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miamibeach.artbasel.com

From December 6 through 9, Miami Beach, Florida, will host the 11th edition of Art Basel, the most prestigious art show in the Americas. More than 260 leading galleries from North America, Europe, Latin America, Asia and Africa will take part, showcasing works by more than 2,000 artists of the 20th and 21st centuries.

The exhibiting galleries are among the world's most respected art dealers, offering exceptional pieces by both renowned artists and cutting-edge newcomers. Special exhibition sections feature young galleries, performance art, public art projects and video art. The show will be a vital source for art lovers, allowing them to both discover new developments in contemporary art and experience rare museum-caliber artworks.

Top-quality exhibitions in the museums of South Florida and special programs for art collectors and curators also help make the event a special time for encountering art. And every year, a greater number of art collectors, artists, dealers, curators, critics and art enthusiasts from around the world participate in Art Basel - the favorite winter meeting place for the international art world.

Nov07

ZIELO

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264 Giralda Ave | Coral Gables | FL | 33134 | (786) 953-4182 | www.zielorestaurant.com

Freedom Concierge Services and Zielo's Secret Service  
invites you to

"Bond 007 Night" in celebration of 50 years"
 
You Only live Twice (1967) so RSVP before you Die Another Day (2002).
Only The Man with the Golden Gun (1974) should keep you away.
 
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
7:00pm - 10:00pm

 
Try your luck at the Roulette Wheel or Blackjack in "Casino Royale"
Complimentary appetizers from 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Shaken Not Stirred 1/2 price Martini's from 7:00pm - 9:00pm
(Special martinis inspired by our secret agent mixologist)
Unwind to the sounds of our DJ in the outside patio
and enjoy a
Live performance by Casanova!!

Bring your business card to be entered in the raffle!!
 
James Bond inspired 4 course prix fixe menu available
all night with bottomless martini's

1971 - Diamonds Are Forever
Crab Puff Pastry over Lobster Bisque
 
1973 - Live & Let Die
Black Ravioli Stuffed with Lobster Pepper Brandy

1995 - Goldeneye
Filet Mignon, Caramelized Onions and Truffle Demiglace Over Fingerling Potatoes

OR

1981- For Your Eyes Only
Sea Bass Oscar Style

2012 - Skyfall
Blueberry Cheesecake with Crystalized Golden Sugar

RSVP: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Oct30

SEGAFREDO

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1040 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach, FL | 305 673-0047 | www.sze-originale.com

Apr06

RAMZI ZAHR

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Owner of Sawa Restaurant & C'Est Bon Cafe | www.sawarestaurant.com

Ramzi Zahr – A Staple Restaurateur in Merrick Park with an International Entrepreneurial Flavor

The Village of Merrick Park in Coral Gables will be celebrating 10 years soon and so will Ramzi Zahr,owner of SAWA restaurant and C’Est Bon cafe!

With the undeniable success of SAWA restaurant located in the heart of the luxury mall over the last 2 years, Ramzi’s ties date back to before the opening of The Village. In 2002, as an accomplished stockbroker for a decade, Ramzi began to feel he was not fulfilling his true calling when he heard about the opening of a unique shopping mall being built in Coral Gables. He came, he saw and he conquered.

While he had a creprerie in Aventura, making the crepes himself and running the day-to-day operations hands on, his natural restaurateur skills translated into an almost immediate cash out offer, which he accepted and moved on the next endeavor: C’Est Bon café. Ramzi’s strategy was basic yet incredibly on point: he stayed as approachable as possible, right behind the counter. This way, he was able to evolve the café’s concept according to the customers’ wants and needs, tweaking the menu, the prices and the service. Shortly after his first C’Est Bon in Merrick Park he opened two more. He also opened and operated 4 car wash businesses including the exclusive one currently inside The Collection.

Originally from Lebanon, Ramzi attended college in Boston and paid his bills by working in the restaurant industry. His family, who also immigrated to Boston, eventually owned 18 restaurants. When he graduated, with a degree in International Business, his family expected he would take over the family business, but he didn’t. The restaurants were soon sold and Ramzi went on to build his career on Wall Street. The comfortable lifestyle allowed him to travel the world and at, every new restaurant he visited, he noted on napkins, or whatever he had at hand, concepts and details he liked. By 2000, the “idea box” was too heavy to carry and he realized he couldn’t deny his true calling any longer.

SAWA restaurant, which means “together” in Arabic and “tree” in Japanese, incorporates many of his favorite ideas including serving rice in a pyramid shape, the doggie menu, but most importantly the progressive concept of westernized Middle Eastern and Japanese cuisines together under one menu. “When we developed the menu, I did not want to pretend it was authentic, it is a fusion meant for everyone to enjoy it,” states Ramzi. “Authentic dishes do not allow for creativity and tend to become boring. SAWA’s menu gives us room to grow, change things up and keep it interesting. ”

With Chef Steven Acosta at the helm since January 1st, a new menu has been launched, creating quite a buzz around town. Specials are added daily to the choices including the Jabarrito - Puerto Rican slang for “farmer” - a slow-cooked ribs slider on tostones topped with coleslaw: a deliciously imaginative mix of Asian and Caribbean flavors.

“Steven is not only an incredibly talented chef but he also connects with his staff who are his eyes and ears in the dining room – an easier-said-than-done task for a busy chef!” explains Ramzi. “But his personable character and talents have already translated into positive results and I am looking forward to getting the word out about our changes in the kitchen and on the menu!”

SAWA also offers fun events weekly such as the belly dancers every Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 9pm and the one-man band Sunday during “Middle Eastern Night” at 8pm.

When asked what the future holds, Ramzi stayed tight-lip but led on that not only much more was coming his way in the form of new concepts but also exciting news regarding his home-away-from-home:  The Village of Merrick Park. We can hardly wait!

For more info visit

www.sawarestaurant.com

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Apr01

MIAMI KITEBOARDING

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Crandon Park | Key Biscayne | FL | 33131 | 305 345 9974 | www.miamikiteboarding.com

The biggest kitesurfing competition in Miami
is coming back...!

9th Edition
In Crandon Park

April 7th & 8th 2012
during Eastern Weekend.


After a No-Wind edition in 2011, we are eager to put up the show for a full weekend of Races, Freestyle contest , Sup and other fun moments on the beach.

Contestants who PAID to enter the competition in 2011 will have their Entry fees credited toward the 2012 Contest, since nothing could be run last year  !

Don't miss the big opening party at Villa 221 , same great place we run our November Kite Bash, in Downtown Miami,
Happy Hour, Dj Live, Video of prior editions, food and full liquor bar  !
 
2012 PROGRAM
 
OPENING PARTY at Villa 221 - Friday 03/6 @ 7pm
 
COURSE RACING : Men & Women

FREESTYLE :  Men , Women & Juniors

SUP RACES : Team Relays races ( Free)
 
Sign-in of the Registration for 2012 contest is still needed online

Click here for more info & registration
 www.miamikiteboarding.com 

Jan13

LOULOU

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638 South Miami Ave, Miami | 305 379 1404 | loulou-miami.com

Naming it after his daughter and business partner, owner Jacques Ardisson opened Loulou, Le Petit Bistro, as the perfect addition to the Brickell/Downtown neighborhood restaurant scene. The authentic French menu showcases true Francophile-favorite dishes such as homemade foie gras terrine, salade nicoise (Jacques and Loulou are from Nice!), croque monsieur, steak frites, poulet paillard (grilled chicken breast with herbs and ratatouille), magret de canard a la framboise (seared duck in raspberry vinegar), and, of course, moules frites (steamed mussels), to name a few. The same commitment to authenticity explains the quality of ingredients, rooting back to the respect for “terroir”, loosely translated as the earth from which our food grows. The restaurant serves grass fed beef, free-range chicken and sustainable and organic produce, It does not serve endangered seafood in support of the Oceania Project and other organizations. Loulou could simply be the France away from France. Special events every day as "Winesday"  with 50% off All Wines all day & Coq au vin!

and For more information, please visit www.loulou-miami.com

 

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Dec23

Artigiano Mens

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4212 Laguna St., Coral Gables | 305 569 9970 | www.artigianomens.com

Located across from The Village of Merrick Park’s Neiman Marcus, Artigiano is a shopping destination for classic and contemporary men’s fashion, ready-wear or custom tailoring. Over the years, the store has been mentioned in the Robb Report, Brickell magazine, LX Coral Gables magazine and in the Miami Herald. Artigiano combines quality, experience and value to create a sophisticated men’s retail boutique. The customer concierge services are an added bonus in a laid-back ambiance while the choices keep up with all the latest fashion trends.  Although Artigiano specializes in custom clothing, it carries a large collection of the best ready to wear designer suits, shirts, and jeans by Corneliani, Seven for all Mankind and J Brand.  This gift-giving season, this store is a must for luxurious stocking stuffers such as Dulce Punta ties, cashmere scarves, cufflinks, and Pantharella fine English socks. For more information, please visit www.artigianomens.com

 

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Dec23

Violet & Grace Paris

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1901 Collins Ave, Miami Beach | 305 534 1500 | www.facebook.com

Located inside the Shore Club Hotel, Violet & Grace was founded by international Ford model Ina Lettman in 2010 and created with the true fashionistas in mind, so much so it was mentioned in French Vogue as the best jewelry boutique to visit in Miami. With a bohemian chic appeal, the store has hosted trendsetters like Charlize Theron, Tilda Swanson, Naomi Campbell, Sienna Miller and Kate Moss. Ina hand-selects all pieces (prices range from $50 to $2,500) and you can find her French roots influences with a vintage and glam rock twist in her choices, making it a must-stop shop for the busy women in need of Paris’ accessory gems. Violet & Grace currently has a beautiful diamond collection and is the only shop in Florida to carry Ela Stone accessories, jewelry and bags, as well as Alexander McQueen, Gag & Lou, Eleana Makae, Pamela Love, Pascals Mon Voisin, G Closet and Nialaya to name a few of the hot designer brands carried. Spice up your holiday gifts to your favorite women with some of Violet & Grace’s fabulous accessories, recipients will be impressed! Besides, Ina is offering a 20% discount to WAZUP in Miami readers along with beautiful gift-wrapping options.  For more information, please visit Facebook

 

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Dec23

El Carajo International Tapas & Wines

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2465 SW 17th Ave, Miami | 305 856 2424 | www.el-carajo.com

A staple in the wine-shopping world of Miami, El Carajo International Tapas & Wines has always been known for its competitive prices and wide selection of wines. Inconspicuously hidden in the gas station on the corner of 17thavenue and US1, this year the venue received a facelift and it is now more dedicated to your favorite wines and fine foods. It has received numerous praises throughout the community and from the media including NBC Miami’s award for Best kept Secret in Miami. El Carajo brings a warm ambiance along with signature dishes like the Combinación Meson which includes Serrano Ham, Chorizo and Manchego cheese from Spain. They also have additional classics like Spanish tortillas and Paella. The store showcases wine from all corners of the globe with over 1,500 wines, 150 beers and 40 sakes to choose from. Plenty of selection for any budget! Amazingly, all are available to drink in the restaurant making El Carajo a great holiday stop for shopping or a good time. “¡De El Carajo se ve lo mejor!” For more information, please visit www.el-carajo.com

 

 

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Dec23

SYLVANO

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1925 Liberty Ave, Miami Beach |305 673 3959 | www.sylvanos.com

Originally from Bergamo, Italy, Sylvano Carrara moved to Miami Beach from New York in 1993. Former owner of the famed Sports Café and Sylvano restaurants on Alton Road and Collins, he recently relocated his Ristorante Italiano and Sports Bar to Liberty Ave in Miami Beach. Keeping the legacy of his well-established name, Sylvano's serves traditional Italian dishes from Breasola, Prosciutto e Melone to Calamari & Zucchini, Carpaccios, Paninis and pastas, risottos and pizzas. The concept also caters to die-hard sports fans with five TV screens strategically placed around the room and tuned to sporting programs, and walls covered with collectable athletes’ photographs. Sylvano can always be found at the restaurant as it could be called his home away from home, with a charming interior, full bar and luscious terrace perfect for Miami’s mild winter. So if you feel like escaping the family drama sometimes inevitable during the holidays or if you want to take the family out to watch a game, Sylvano’s is great option! For more information, please visit www.sylvanos.com

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Dec21

Paul

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450 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach, tel: 305.531.1200 | www.paul-usa.com

Since 1889 and for over one hundred and twenty Christmases, PAUL has indulged the French with their baked goods, including the traditional and famously delectable Buche de Noel, a.k.a Yule Log. Today, across continents and with sixteen flavors from raspberry and pear to chocolate, coffee butter cream and praline, PAUL is spreading Christmas gourmandise worth being naughty for! The Buche de Noel starts at $29.95. Another French holiday tradition is the Galette des Rois, or Kings’ Cake, a delicious pie made of puff party filled with almond paste and hiding a ceramic trinket. The person to find the trinket in his or her slice of the pie wins the crown; always fun for the kids! Make your reservation today for the Galette des Rois. For more details, please visit www.paulusa.comor check on PAUL USA’s Facebook page.

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