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Letter From the Publisher Welcome to the premiere issue of Dine Magazine! With so many sizzling dining options in Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties, it’s our intent to bring you the latest in restaurant realm. Dine Magazine’s mission is to bring you a cornucopia of cuisine-oriented stories and to serve as your go-to guide for fine dining. We hope to be your complete source when it comes to choosing your next dining decision du jour. Noshing aside, you can expect the hottest trends in fashion, beauty, design, arts, entertainment, culinary travel, and real estate for the most discerning of tastes. So feast your eyes on the pages before you — we’re certain the food fancier in you will get a true taste of what dining in South Florida is all about. And for up-to-theminute information, please log on to www.floridadine.com. Join our events list and stay tuned as we cook up the Dine Wine Club, catering to all experience levels, from wine novices to the advanced enthusiasts. Sit back, relax and get ready for a few stories to chew on — we hope you enjoy our first-ever issue of Dine Magazine. Warm regards,

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Bronco & Corral by Extremis Corral is a rotation moulded polyethylene table that can gather seven Bronco stools.  There are a number of options, one of which is a lighting unit that can be integrated into the table, turning it into a lighting object as well.  Thinking even further than that, it is also possible to use Corral as a lighting unit when hung upside down from the ceiling. (www.extremis.be)

Gaggenau’s CM 200 Fully Automatic Coffee Machine Brew espresso, cappuccino, latte macchiato, regular coffee, and foam milk with ease. Expect to not be disturbed in your conversation. The CM 200 fully automatic coffee machine operates very quietly, illustrating the Gaggenau devotion to Gourmet Spa Cuisine by making the kitchen environment an oasis of quiet savoring and relaxation. With its first small appliance, Gaggenau adds even greater versatility to its line of cutting-edge built-in appliances for the uncompromising home chef. Available in aluminum or brushed stainless steel, the 24inch wide fully automatic coffee machine is a designer’s dream. (www.gaggenau.com)

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Gaggenau’s Telescopic Swivel Arm VL 051 Ventilation System The positioning flexibility of the VL 051 enables it to keep air clear even in conditions that often overwhelm conventional downdraft ventilation systems. Home chefs can breathe easily as the telescopic swivel arm moves in close, extracting cooking vapors directly at the source. A delayed shut-off function allows continuous running for 10 minutes after cooking, catching any remaining vapors. After use, the corresponding control knob will automatically retract the ventilator arm into the cooking surface, using a sensor to prevent it from trapping anything as it moves. Impressive in action, the downdraft ventilation system guarantees ease of cleaning: a flashing light on the control panel indicates when the grease filter needs to be washed. The practical stainless steel filter is easy to remove and is dishwasher safe. (www.gaggenau.com)

Dacor’s DKEC24S Digital Entertainment System Dacor’s new Digital Entertainment Center brings the world to you in a compact format. Featuring a flip down touch screen allowing users the ability to watch cooking shows on television or DVDs, search the Internet for recipes or monitor any room in the house. The unit also features a CD player and FM radio allowing users to listen to music while fixing their favorite recipe. Search the Internet or change channels by using the water proof remote control, keyboard or by simply touching the screen. (www.dacor.com)

Vintage 42” Bartending Center Prepare all of your favorite drinks with ease and style on a Vintage Bartending Center. These units were designed by bar professionals to offer all the features you need to mix, shake, stir, and chill to produce the perfect libation. The Vintage Bartending Center features all stainless steel construction with hand polished accents. From the insulated ice storage compartment with bottle chillers, to the front speedrail, to the built-in sink, the Bartending Center will be the finishing touch to your professional open air culinary system. (www.vintageluxuryappliances.com)

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TO DINE WITH PERFECT PAIR — If, as Werumeus Bunning said, “Wine is the flower in the buttonhole of civilization,” then, these six wineries are presenting us with bouquets. With modern winemaking techniques and global interest in wines at an all-time high, there are so many delicious wines produced in so many different countries that quality is available in every price range, dozens of grape varieties, and many styles from bone-dry to paradise-sweet. What we look for to distinguish the extraordinary is a combination of style, character, and value. Discovering a wine which stands out in one of these attributes is not difficult; finding one which accomplishes all three is unusual; uncovering more than one from the same winery is remarkable. So, our wine quest for this first issue of Dine was to search out the extraordinary, and we have found it in this selection of Dynamic Wine Duos, illustrating the point that talent and terroir perform, and can do so at reasonable prices.

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Our half dozen selections below are diverse…two whites, two reds, red and white, and even two sparkling, these exceptional wines proving the rule: Not many rise above the ordinary, but when they do, they are truly remarkable. All of these wines are available in South Florida, mainly in restaurants, but all can be ordered through your local wine shop, as well as Whole Foods and Wild Oats. Prices listed are approximate suggested wine shop retail.

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Adler Fels, Napa Valley

Bortolomiol, Valdobbianene, Veneto, Italy

This Russian River property, run by label designer cum winemaker David Coleman, inventor of the adjustable fermentation tank, produces two of the best white wines in America, lauded by Wine Spectator, Wine Enthusiast, Robert Parker, Decanter Magazine, and others. The Sauvignon Blanc has won the most awards of any American wine; the Gewurtztraminer, has the overall highest awards of any wine made in California. To our palates, both deserve their honors. (www.adlerfelswinery.com)

One of the oldest and best producers of the Italian sparkling wine, Prosecco, this 1949 winery makes some of the best, often garnering high honors from the foremost Italian ranking publication, Gambero Rosso. Both of these are light and delicate sparklers, made from the Prosecco grape, using the Charmat or pressurized tank fermentation method. (www.bortolomiol.com)

Sauvignon Blanc

Gewurtztraminer

Prosecco Vino Spumante V.S.Q.

Prosecco Selectione Banda Rossa, D.O.C.

This is a Sauvignon Blanc of such elegance and richness, one might mistake it for a great Bordeaux Blanc, if it were not for the sweet grapefruit aroma and brighter fruit flavors. Somehow, the winemaker has brought together the best of several Sauvignon Blanc regions in this multi-faceted delight. $20

If this wine were an actress, it would be Angelina Jolie… bright, beautiful, exotic, spicy, intense, disarmingly charming. This is a classic Alsatian-style Gewurtz with a California attitude…not subtle, but, like the Big Sur, breathtaking. $20

Less sweet thaN a typical Prosecco, this delicate dry wine exhibits tiny bubbles and a mouth-watering acidity that makes one want to drink and eat more. This is the type of beverage for which the term “aperitif” was coined. Lightly fruity, with just an echo of sweetness, it is the perfect way to begin a meal. $15

The “Red Ribbon Selection” is named after the special bottles the old man, Giuliano Bortolomiol, used to mark with a red pen, reserving them for friends and family. Showing more intensity than the V.S.Q., never-ending bubbles, and a slightly sweeter nose and mouth, it has the verve to move from aperitif to entrée to dessert, a versatile alloccasion pleaser. $22

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Decadence, Napa Valley

This is a fascinating young New World winery with a genuine Old World influence in its wines. In a country that produces a lot of decent wines for the money, here is one of the few that exemplify our theme…Extraordinary. Winemaker Ricardo Baettig, born in Chile, but having worked in Napa and Tuscany also, brings an international touch to his technique. Recognizing the French origin of the Chilean grapes, he has them held gently in French oak barrels, when they need oak, and lets the land and the grape speak when they do not, and, as is common with these varietals in France, all are blends, even the whites. (www.estampa.com)

A new brand, introduced in October, these wines have taken off in restaurants for two reasons, stylish and catchy labels, and delicious, rich wines. Named for the “art for art’s sake” Age of Decadence, late 1800’s to 1930’s, the labels depict a reproduction of a painting, “Come Fly With Me”, by a prominent Russian artist, and each have a different little story line on the back label, featuring the characters in the painting, Misha and Tatyana. The winemaker is Harry Parducci, Jr., third generation pioneering Napa wine family of “Valley of the Moon” fame, among others. (www.internationalboutiquewines.com)

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Blended with Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Malbec, a balanced, elegant wine of concentration and spice, with a touch of vanilla in the scent. The more than a year and a half of French oak ageing show in the relaxed tannins and nuanced complexity. $22

Assembled with Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, and Petit Verdot, this is a mature, interesting wine anchored by Bordeaux’s “lost” grape, Carménerè. the Carménerè was identified in 1994 as the grape never replanted after being virtually exterminated by an aphid-type root pest in Bordeaux. What a wonderful food-pairing wine, with 18-months-in-oakbalanced body and tannins, and titillating flavors of anise and smoke, herbs and espresso. $22

This is a textbook example of a lush California-style Cab, with big tannins, but bigger sweet fruit. In fact, for a Cab, it is dense with fruit aromas and flavors…black cherries, plums, and blackberries. The smoothness laid down by the fruit makes it a Cab to sip, as well as to pair with food. And this one can handle dishes usually relegated to Shiraz, barbeque and steak with peppercorns, for instance. $22

in style, more French than Californian, refreshingly dry and complex, with white peach, pear and apple aromas and flavors, and just a touch of coconut. Contrasted with its Cab brother, the two seem like a pair of athletes… he, powerful, but with an almost feminine smoothness; she, a lady with almost masculine strength. What an interesting and tasty juxtaposition! $20


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Chateau Lagarosse, Première Côtes de Bordeaux

Selva del Moro, Tuscany

We love Bordeaux. So, we have a bias. Luckily, most of the wines we taste are done blind, so we judge before we know. If you would like to know why, taste this beautiful pair from the Right Bank. “Right Bank” means east of the main rivers flowing through Bordeaux, the Garonne and the Gironde; it also means mostly Merlot. All Bordeaux are blends of at least two of the eight approved varieties. Over the centuries, the French wine producers have learned which grapes work best with which terroir, and which grapes work best with which other grapes to produce the most complex, elegant, arresting red wines anywhere. Ergo… (www.adamsfrenchvineyards.com)

Let’s go to Italy. Is there a more charming, beautiful, sensual country? Are there more charming, personable, sensual people? Are there more charming, delicious, sensual wines? No. No. And No. What is it about this country that captivates us? All men love Italian women. All women love Italian men. Everybody loves traveling there. We all love their wines, and this winery shows us why. Forget that the enologist, Attilio Pagli, is one of the most highly regarded in Italy. Forget that their Chianti Classico was nominated by the CC Consortium as one of the best. What you won’t forget is the taste of the wines from the “Forest of the Moor”.. (www.jgwines.com)

Château Douley

Château Lagarosse “Les Comtes”

Rosso, I.G.T.

Chianti Classico Riserva, D.O.C.G.

The second label of Château Lagarosse, still mostly Merlot, younger vines (20 years), and still, the heritage, the winemaking skill, and the…panache of Bordeaux. Tasting notes? See Ch. Lagarosse, and think, “Cool, but less experience.” $20

At less than ten acres of thirty-eight year-old grapes, this small vineyard on the highest slopes of the vineyard properties produces Right Bank Bordeaux wines of soft tannins, ripe, but tender fruit, supreme elegance and complexity, and long, long finish. Experience what dark fruits, dark chocolate, and dark tobacco are all about in a wine that slides as gently down the throat as an Olympic skier on a victory run. $32

35 years ago, winemakers in Tuscany wanted to make wines that did not fit the legal descriptions in Toscano. THEY NAMED it “Rosso”. Well, they did such a GOOD job that those wines, today, are among the best and most expensive made in Italy. Not this one, though. Among the best, perhaps, but because of the “Super” reasonable price, I call this one a “Baby Super Tuscan”. Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. A classic Super Tuscan blend, but youthful wine, with the fruit and mistero for lighter meat and heavier fish dishes. $15

The heart of the Chianti region, near Florence, is Chianti Classico, which, without argument, produces the best Chianti. And the best of Chianti Classico is the Riserva. So, here, we have the best of the best… boysenberry jam, sweet red peppers, aged cigar tobacco, and stalwart tannins all contribute to the flavor profile of a beverage of legendary food-pairing and ageing potential. Ahhh, the Italians. $30

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Oliver Saucy Katy Lynch

Oliver Saucy was destined to become a great chef. Just like his recipes, Saucy’s background contains the perfect mélange of ingredients.  A blending of nature and nurture, Saucy’s distinctive talents have captured the country’s attention.     Oliver is a graduate of the prestigious Culinary Institute of America (CIA) in Hyde Park, NY, but he actually learned how to cook from his father. He grew up in a medieval German Castle in the Black Forest which had been converted into a resort hotel. Eric Saucy, who retired following a long and illustrious career as a Senior Chef/ Instructor at the CIA, was the resort’s Executive Chef and young Oliver spent lots of time in his kitchen, learning how to perform fundamental cooking techniques. Growing up, Saucy gained an intimate understanding of the dedication necessary to become a masterful interpreter of cuisine. “My father taught me about the importance of using fresh ingredients and those that have been minimally processed. He has always had his own garden,” Oliver says. “He is the one who instilled in me all of the fundamentals. But even though

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Café Maxx, Boca Raton I am classically trained, I like to think of myself like a musician who has studied the classics and can also play jazz, the blues and hard rock. I like to explore America’s contemporary cuisine.”  Upon graduating from the CIA, Oliver was determined to hone his craft. Venturing to South Florida, he developed a unique style and approach to cooking. His position at Café Maxx provided him with the perfect venue to showcase his innate talent and ever-expanding skills.  With a love of the eclectic and a dislike for categories, Chef Saucy’s experimentations tantalize the taste buds of his patrons. Utilizing the freshest of ingredients in his daily evolving menus, the chef calls upon the intriguing range of South Florida’s cultural influences. On any given evening, you can enjoy dishes infused with touches from the tropics, Mexico, Latin America, Asia, the Southwest, France and the Mediterranean.  Distinctive, most definitely, yet Saucy’s inventiveness never eclipses the freshness of the food. As a result, the menus at the restaurants occupy a position on everybody’s short

list of the area’s top purveyors of the Southeast’s splendid new regional cuisine The perfect balance of classic technique and creative process is what has elevated Saucy to an elite level.  On November 13th, BRET, (Boca Raton Educational TV), launched a new local cooking show, The Secrets of Café Maxx, hosted by Chef Saucy and his Chef d’Cuisne Shaun Foley. “We wanted to bring something different to the South Florida audience,” said Saucy who is lauded nationwide for his culinary excellence. “I have been conducting classes at the restaurant for many years and we wanted the opportunity to showcase the experience to a wider audience. We hope people will tune into the program and we encourage them to join us for our TV show tapings which are followed by a fabulous meal.” His list of accolades and distinctions are quite impressive, but his focus is always about pleasing his clients. He strives to concentrate a sharp focus on basics, balancing innovation with a sensible approach. “Balance,” he says, “is the key. It helps me to keep everything in proper perspective.


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Nick Nickolas

Nick’s Fishmarket, Boca Raton ALOHA! Renowned restaurateur Nick Nickolas welcomes you to his newest establishment —Nick’s Fishmarket of Hawaii, located in downtown Boca Raton. For 40 years and with 34 restaurants to his credit, his name has become synonymous with delicious seafood and impeccable service. Nick Nickolas is one of the country’s most respected leaders in the hospitality industry, but he’s more than a savvy businessman who became a self-made millionaire, he’s a man who’s passionate about food and people. Raised by Greek immigrants in Oakland, California, Nickolas was instilled with a love of cooking from his mother and with strong work ethic from his father. After receiving his Bachelor of Science from San Jose State, Nickolas ventured to Hawaii with just the suit on his back and $85 in his pocket. After a series of odd jobs, including a stint as a pineapple picker, he landed a job at Michel’s at the Colony Surf, one of best restaurants in the country, where he listened and learned.

Later, he went to work for Jeff Harmon at Honolulu’s Red Vest. Young, ambitious and filled with innovative ideas, his larger than life persona impressed the businessman and in time Nickolas convinced him to back his idea of an upscale fresh seafood restaurant. In 1968, Nick’s Fishmarket debuted in Hawaii and did a million dollars that first year. The legendary Harmon-Nickolas partnership was formed and Nick’s became synonymous with delicious food and terrific service. In the years that followed, Nickolas’ fame and reputation grew as the partners’ restaurants expanded into select cities, such as Chicago, Las Vegas and Beverly Hills. His tremendous success captured much media attention - he’s been interviewed on the Oprah Winfrey Show and profiled in numerous publications including the Robb Report, Esquire, Market Watch and Restaurant Hospitality. While Nickolas’ charismatic personality is always a strong focal point of any interview, the key reason for his preeminence in the hospitality business is the manner in which he runs

his establishments. His insistence upon the freshest ingredients, proper cooking techniques and great seasonings are what makes for a superlative dish. However, the recipe for a successful restaurant requires more than a wonderful meal. “We are in the hospitality business,” stated Nickolas. “We welcome strangers, make them feel good and treat them as if they were entering our home. Hospitality is what our business is all about. It starts the moment the guest walks in the door and is greeted with a friendly smile and continues until the moment the guest leaves the restaurant.” For the past 17 years only the area’s elite could savor the Nick Nickolas experience. Cloistered inside the Boca Raton Resort and Club, for almost two decades, Nick has now entered new exciting waters as he brings his unique brand of hospitality to all of South Florida.

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The Carnival Center for the Performing Arts (CCPA) in downtown Miami has finally raised its curtains. Advocates for the project will explain that this exceptional endeavor has been in the works for many years. They will rave about the buildings, and the on- going spectacular performances, but might neglect to tell you that surrounding area businesses, have also been waiting for the right time in which to flourish. Now known as Miami’s emerging Arts and Entertainment District, patrons can count on discovering new pre-performance dining places, numerous after performance club spots and hordes of adjacent shops and art galleries. Get to the area early, dine at a terrific restaurant, experience a memorable show and finally, spend the rest of the evening dancing and lingering, in some of the local clubs… all within walking distance from the Carnival Center. A new and dramatic restaurant recently opened to rave reviews. Just three blocks west of the CCPA, Karu & Y is of course, within walking distance from all of the Center’s cultural activities and definitely aims to get your attention. Count on Karu & Y (and opening soon at the same location, Tottem and Tottem Gardens) to cater to a variety of culinary whims, after-thoughts and musical & visual desires. The name of Karu (which translates into eating) & Y ((which means water) is inspired by an indigenous language of the Amazon River Valley and Coastal Brazil. This enormous 42,000 square foot, city block space, encompasses Karu, an upscale eatery, Y, and opulent ultra-lounge and Tottem, a state of the art special events/entertainment venue that ultimately will create a sensational party destination. Wander into this mostly abandoned neighborhood at night, and try to imagine that in a few short years it will be teaming with revelers. At least that’s what

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owner Cesar Sotomayor and CEO Elliott Monter (both of Arrso Restaurant Company) are betting on. They made a $20 million investment in this project and are projecting positive returns on their money.

Above: Welcome to the sanctuary of art, cuisine and entertainment. Sophisticated. Sensuous. Exceptionally exclusive.

The silvery exterior is unexpected and startling, much like Speak Easy establishments of by gone eras, must have been for thirsty pilgrims. Walk through the front doors and the experience is like finding an oasis in the desert. Everything is surreal. Focused lighting, music, sleek bars, amazing art fixtures, attentive wait staff and muffled happy conversations coming from everywhere. Enter the main dining room and be dazzled by the cobalt and white starburst glass chandelier, created by master glass artist Dale Chihuly. We were seated in-between Massimo Catasso, the Italian artist who fashioned the huge, permanent, Murano glass installation on the

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wall behind us, singer/songwriter Enrique Iglesias and his companion tennis star Anna Kournakova and their two friends and Judy and Sherwood Weiser, Chairman of the Carnival Center for Performing Arts Foundation and their friends. I know, name dropping is not chic, but‌hey! To make certain that the dining experience is always breath taking, every meal starts with a whimsical amuse bouche and ends with an irresistible array of petit fours. In between, Karu offers an a la carte menu, featuring tapas, appetizers, starters, entrees, and desserts. All of the dishes can be individually tailored to your specifications with the Chef, and handsomely paired with spirits and wines. Courses can range from 5 to 12 different dishes, depending on your appetite. Miami native, Chef Alberto Cabrera, whose background includes staffing at some of the most notable dining spots such as Chispa,


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Bottom left: Intense colors reflect in handcrafted marble surfaces and rich African woods for a dimensional atmosphere with an elegant touch. Bottom right: Tender Australian Wagyu Sirloin served with Karu’s fried rice – seared Cuttlefish, tomato compote, quail egg, soy infused puff rice, enoki mushrooms and cilantro micro greens.

Baleen, Norman’s and the legendary La Broche, has designed an Alta Cocina menu that reflects the ultra modern style and concept which he is so excited about. He creates an assortment of innovative dishes with traditional ingredients and a variety of fresh local products, but orchestrates techniques and textures that produce imaginative and sensational preparations. After years spent perfecting his craft, in the kitchens of “top toques” including Norman Van Aken, Robin Haas and Angel Palacious, Cabrera is more than ready to amaze clients with his flavorful dishes. Enjoy a variety of taste-bud-awakening appetizers including an Octopus Carpaccio accompanied by a lemon sorbet, duck crisps and caper salt or a fragrant Clam Bake “siliqua patula” which is a rich mixture of imported clams, mussels, and langoustines, potato water, piquillo pepper granite, charred white corn candy and celery greens. Entrees offer choices designed to appeal to culinary explorers. Try the tender Wagyu Sirloin served with Karu’s fried, seared cuttlefish, tomato compote, quail egg, soy infused puffed rice and Enoki mushrooms. The Hog Snapper topped with butter and surrounded with poached langoustines and a fava bean agnolotti is unbeatable for seafood aficionados. A full tapas menu is priced at $9.00 and up and is available until 5:00 a.m. with choices including Fig Rollups stuffed with house cured ham and

creamy Spanish Idiazabal cheese, key lime poached lobster or Baby Pork Chops glazed with guava barbeque sauce. Feel like being totally decadent; try the new style Beignet that is filled with chocolate, roasted wild strawberries and lemon granite. If it’s a bit of the bubbly that you crave, not to worry, they are “well stacked” with over dozens of delectable Champagnes and they also have a notable wine list. The menu is not inexpensive, but it is…a memorable treat. The environment is sublime. The place is upscale and the timing seems to be perfect for this gastronomic adventure. No expense was spared, from custom made tables to leather sofas, from one-of-a-kind artworks to impressive amenities like great notes played by talented musicians. Expect much more in the near future, but for now this multi-functional luxury eating space is awaiting your visit. Bon Appetite! Karu & Y is located at 71 NW 14th St. in downtown Miami. For reservations please call 305.403.7850. Visit them online at karu-y.com.•

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wedding estate meets Architectural Digest.” Mama mia! Ever the joker, Manero makes the grueling restaurant business seem effortless. He attributes his success to, “Acute, well maybe anal, attention to details.” And even with his plate full, he’s collaborating with actor Danny DeVito and will open Devito’s in South Beach later this year. Manero says of the partnership, “We’re going back to the days of Aristotle Onassis and Jackie Kennedy – no holds barred!” Of course. We expect nothing less than the best from Manero. Vic & Angelo’s is located at 4520 PGA Blvd. in Palm Beach Gardens. For reservations please call (561) 630-9899. Visit them online at vicandangelos.com. •

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magine the aromas of coal-oven pizza, earthy olive oil and heady wines. Now, picture coal-burning ovens, fireplaces, antique Vespas and a round of bocce ball. You’ve found yourself in a quaint Italian village, right? Wrong. You’ve stumbled upon Vic & Angelos restaurant. Famed restaurateur and creator of Delray Beach’s Sopra, Gotham City and Shore, David Manero is at it again with his latest creation, Vic & Angelos. This time around, Manero’s managed to merge Old World dining with New World hipness. A modern-day enoteca (Italian for wine bar restaurant), Vic & Angelos is a tribute to the traditional dining scene in Italy. Manero says, “When you step into Vic & Angelos, you will feel like you have stepped into another world.” He adds, “We think diners are ready for a return to good, fresh homemade food just like Italian grandmas used to make.” And grandma knows best – the menu features Neapolitan coaloven pizza, homemade pasta and a stellar wine selection. Best-known for its coal-oven pizza, Manero’s got a few tricks up his sleeve when it comes to perfecting the pie at Vic & Angelos. Manero swears by one key ingredient for pizza dough: New York City water. Yep, you heard right, folks. “We draw water from a secret faucet on Mulberry Street – it’s magical! Even chemists don’t know why!” he exclaims. Manero clearly doesn’t mess around, Big Apple acqua is the brought in for pizza precision. “You’ve got to try the ‘originale’ pizza when you come,” Manero says of the must-savor slice. The great attention to hand-crafted and authentic fare also translates to the old-world décor. David’s wife, Lynn created an authentic Italian gathering place with a modern feel. The coalburning oven, dual fireplaces, authentic red brick and reclaimed antique wood floors gives the restaurant a warm feel. Dining al fresco can be enjoyed on the Italian piazza-inspired marble patio with colorful custom umbrellas and Italian-style wooden benches overflowing with oversized throw pillows. Charming schoolhouse tables and gigantic planter, vintage Vespas and antique cellar doors add a flair and whimsy. Manero says of the inspiration, “Think mythical. Think Michael Corleone’s Nevada

Left: Dine “al fresco” on the terrace. Enjoy the evening breeze in this informal setting. Above: Step into a modern day ‘enoteca’ (Italian for wine bar restaurant) and choose from over 200 bottles of wine.

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IL MULINO

Mangia, MANGIA!

By Maria Tettamanti

With a track record of being voted as the number one Italian restaurant in New York City for two solid decades by Zagat’s, it’s no wonder Il Mulino New York made it’s way to the sandy shores of Sunny Isles with enthusiastic anticipation. After dining at the Italian ristorante it’s clearly apparent why Il Mulino has become one of New York’s landmarks — the fare è delizioso. The menu boasts vibrant flavors familiar with the mountainous countryside of Abruzzo, Italy — the hometown of Il Mulino’s creators. Brothers Fernando and Gino Masci were born and raised in L’Aquila, the regional capital of Abruzzo where la gente live

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and ricotta, all meticulously prepared to celebrate and enjoy with family, friends and even strangers. Raised within this welcoming tradition, the Masci brothers discovered their passion for food. As teens, the duo apprenticed in the finest restaurants in Rome, learning from the culinary masters about food preparation and service. Their culinary careers took them all over Europe and Canada, where they further honed their skills, and finally settled in New York City in the ‘70s where an institution was born. While the Greenwich Village location opened 20 years ago, Il Mulino has expanded into Long Island, Tokyo, Dallas, Las Vegas and Chicago. And now, South Floridians need not travel far for a taste of Il Mulino. Nestled inside Sunny Isles’ Acqualina, the restaurant boasts impeccable views of the Atlantic and a warm, welcoming ambiance. All meals begin with a complimentary antipasto tasting of soppresatta (Italian salami), bruschetta, Reggiano Parmesan, fried zucchini and garlic bread. While this culinary courtesy is enough to fill your stomaco, pace yourself and be certain to save room for more. Tuxedo-clad wait staff provide tableside cooking, adding a truly unique touch. Savor the escargot (with just the right spicy kick), fettuccini Alfredo (sweet and buttery, but not too heavy) and tiramisu. The wine list thrills the swirl-and-spit crowd and includes over 200 selections from Italian varietals with a focus on the Piedmont and Tuscany regions. All guests receive a complimentary glass of signature house Grappa as a digestevo to round up the flavors of the meal. From the cannelloni to the veal parmigiana, you’d be hard-pressed to find a better place to indulge in classic Italian food. Il Mulino may be a household name in the Big Apple, but it’s making waves in Sunny Isles Beach. Il Mulino is located at 17875 Collins Ave in Sunny Isles Beach. For reservations please call (305) 466-9191. Visit them online at www.ilmulino.com.•

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ith drink options like the Black Cherry Cosmo, Cantaloupe Martini, Carmel Martini and more — a trip to the Blue Martini will have you feeling anything but blue. With locations in Fort Lauderdale’s Galleria Mall and West Palm Beach’s Cityplace, the Blue Martini is sure to quench your thirst and more says its CEO, Mark Vasu, “Blue Martini features over 25 superior martinis guaranteed to excite your taste buds and elevate your spirit. Listen or dance to the best in live entertainment while enjoying our tapas food menu, the perfect compliment to our fine wine and spirits selection.” Each location offers the perfect setting for your mood Vasu adds, “Go casual on the outdoor patio bar, be at the heart of the party in the stage room, or keep an eye on everything while maintaining an aura of seclusion in our VIP room.” There’s always reason to celebrate at Blue Martini. Marketing member Steve Day says, “Monday night is Hospitality Night where industry members drink at a reduced rate. Ladies Night is every Wednesday night and ladies drink half off all evening. We also have a weekly Happy Hour from 4 to 7 p.m.” So whether you crave something sweet or sour, Blue Martini is sure to appease. Day adds, “The Blue Martini is our most popular drink and the Green Apple Martini isn’t far behind.” Cheers! FOR MORE INFORMATION: Blue Martini at The Galleria Mall 2432 East Sunrise Blvd., #1008 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304 Tel: 954-653-2583

Blue Martini at Cityplace 550 S. Rosemary Ave., #224 West Palm Beach, FL 33401 TEL: 561-835-8601

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When the Torontonian owner of The Fifth Social Club and The Fifth Restaurant, Oliver Geddes, wanted to branch out to sunny shores of Miami Beach, he coincidentally found what he was looking for on Fifth Avenue in South Beach.

Located off the beaten SoBe path, The Fifth Miami Beach is anything but your average watering hole. Outside the club, you won’t find flyers and wristbands being passed on the street in a desperate attempt to lure you in. Inside, you won’t find obnoxious security guards playing gatekeeper to private areas. Thanks to legendary nightlife entrepreneur and The Fifth’s Marketing Director, Gerry Kelly, it’s a place where Miami’s movers and shakers mingle, “It’s a very upscale crowd — I’d like to brand it as Miami’s A-list. Most clubs have a VIP room — this a VIP club.” With a clientele list that reads like the pages of Us Weekly — Paris Hilton, Mickey Rourke, Scott Storch, Jeremy Shockey, Venus and Serena Williams, Kate Hudson and Ivanka Trump — The Fifth is arguably Miami Beach’s most coveted club. While the décor transcends its patrons to a swanky New York City loft, The Fifth’s level of service is bar none. A concierge at the nightclub’s entrance ensures guests will have their bottles upon seating and the lady’s bathroom is equipped with a fulltime complimentary hair and makeup artist. “We also have private VIP coolers which you can purchase. You pay a fee of $25,000 a year and you get your own private cooler with your name on it, $25,000 worth of complimentary bottles of your choice and a membership key to the club. So far Paris Hilton, Mickey Rourke, Kate Hudson, Ivanka Trump and several local VIPs own one,” Kelly adds. The Fifth also adheres to a strict dress code policy fittingly coined as “South Beach Chic.” On Friday nights 80s, house, R&B and hip-hop beats rule the scene, while Saturdays are strictly house music. Slake your thirst with The Fifth’s signature tequila-infused “Patrini” — we can assure you that after a fabulous evening here, you’ll be pleading, “Take me back again and again.”

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Ta-boó By Marguerite Gil

A Forbidden Pleasure For Everyone

On one of the most well known and fashionable streets in America, a discrete doorway beckons. Palm Beach’s Worth Avenue may well be the most luxurious street in the states, beating out California’s Rodeo Drive and New York’s 57th Street, but when all of that strolling and high end window shopping gets a bit tiring, well, one needs to find a place to replenish. Pull open an unassuming emerald green door marked Ta-boó and slip into an oasis of elegant tropical comfort.

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come with Asparagus and scalloped Potatoes. Chef Simon also prepares a Veal “Osso Buco” that is served with sautéed Spinach and mashed Potatoes. Guests can choose from over 20 assorted entrees and over 50 different items on the menu. Opposite page: The main dining room is elegant yet relaxing. Below: The bar at Taboo is the ideal relaxing place to enjoy a cocktail and catch up with friends while pianist Don Scherzi entertains you. Left: Enjoy the eclectic American bistro fare in the airy

As the door gently closes behind you, you’ll first find yourself in a garden inspired, front dining area. Wooden, beige, trellis-works set the mood. Framed prints of palm trees and ferns decorate the walls. A shiny baby grand piano, topped with fragrant flowers, tell you that you can expect all of your senses to be pampered here. Originally opened in 1941, Ta-boó has become a landmark in Palm Beach. Coowners Nancy Sharigan and Franklyn deMarco took over the restaurant in 1990. They completely renovated the space and created a refined yet contemporary atmosphere that has established a loyal following amongst locals and tourists alike. Walk past the long bar which houses a large tropical aquarium and discovery four more ample dinning rooms. Richly decorated with Asian/African influences, the numerous hand painted fresques depict a variety of jungle scenes with agile monkeys hanging from branches and vines. “I think that our success has been consistency” says deMarco. “We occasionally drop a few items from the selection of dishes that we offer, but basically we remain consistent with our

choices. People are familiar with the menu, and that keeps them coming back.” Ta-boó’s choices are impressive. Lunch specials vary, from pan roasted Chilean Sea Bass to Margherita Pizzas and Cheeseburgers. Starters include a southwest combination of Gulf Shrimp, Crabmeat and Peppers, served with a tangy Mango sauce, to a wheel of warm Brie covered with toasted Almonds, fresh Fruit and crispy French bread. If you’re in the mood for a power lunch try the warm Steak Salad. The chef will grill strips of marinated Filet Mignon for you, and surround the meat with mixed Salad greens, Mushrooms, Tomatoes, red and yellow Peppers, Gorgonzola Cheese and red Onions, smothered with the house dressing. Another favorite is the Grilled Chicken with Goat Cheese that is served on a bed of Field greens, Pine nuts, Mushrooms, sun-dried Tomatoes, Carrots and is topped with balsamic vinaigrette. You’ll find many of the Starters, Soups, Pizzas and Salads on both lunch and dinner menus for the same prices. Dinner specials include a live Maine Lobster (1 1/2 lbs.) with melted butter or Grilled Swordfish with a lemon-caper-dill sauce. Both dishes

Ta-boó’s wine list ranges from light Napa Valley Chardonnay to a rich Chateauneuf de Pape to La Grande Dame Champagne (Clicquot) from France. Pianist Don Scherzi entertains seven nights a week with an assortment of Cole Porter melodies and other popular American classics. The music is enjoyable and soothing. On Fridays and Saturdays one of the dining rooms is cleared after 10:00 p.m. and guests can dance to their favorite tunes. Sit back, relax and just enjoy the great food, comfortable furnishings, fine spirits, professional wait staff and tropical surroundings that can be found at Ta-boó. Ta-Boo is located at 221 Worth Ave. in Palm Beach. For reservations please call (561) 835-3500. Visit them online at www. taboorestaurant.com.•

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e’s been dubbed the “Caribbean Cowboy” among culinary crowds. He’s successfully married barbeque and boniato. He also incorporates Cheez Whiz into his eponymously named restaurant’s menu. He’s Johnny Vinczencz, owner of Johnny V Las Olas, and soon, Johnny V South Beach restaurants.

Top: Executive chef/co-owner Johnny Vinczencz (P: Jeffery Salter) Below:Mojito rum cake,Executive pastry chef Malka Espinel (P: Ian Maguire)

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Born and raised in Missouri, Vinczencz (pronounced vin-SENZ) is a good ol’ midwestern boy. Sticking to his midwestern roots, Vinczencz’s menus are heavily influenced by an American favorite pastime: barbequing. Swayed by South Floridian flavor, Vinczencz added a tropical twist to his barbeque approach. “BBQ has always been an influence on my food. Smoking, grilling, hand made dry rubs — these are ingredients and techniques I apply to contemporary American cuisine. At Johnny V South Beach I wanted to take this a step further. I love South Florida and wanted the new restaurant to serve the type of food I feel could only come out of a place as culturally and ethnically diverse as Miami,” Vinczencz says. Miami, it turn out, is where he hurdled into the national culinary scene. At the age of 15, he was offered a job in the kitchen at an Ohio Sheraton. As his skills developed, he relocated to South

Florida where he landed a job with the successful restaurateur and founder of Unique Restaurant Concepts, Dennis Max. “I would say that working at Unique Restaurant Concepts was the first big stepping stone I had,” Vinczencz says. Vinczencz was soon named executive sous chef at two celebrated restaurants, Maxaluna and Max’s Grill and was later anointed as executive chef at SoBe hotspot Astor Palace in ’95. Well-seasoned and prepared to take the heat in his own kitchen, Vinczencz launched Johnny V Las Olas in December 2003. The contemporary, 200-seat restaurant in the heart of Fort Lauderdale prides itself on soul-satisfying savors. “Fresh ingredients are key but my style mostly consists of the techniques I use and the way I apply them. For example, with the simple tomato soup served at the Las Olas restaurant, I first smoke the tomatoes, which gives them an extra depth of flavor. I serve the soup with little brie-cheese sandwiches. You don’t get more American than tomato soup and cheese sandwiches. But it’s about taking something familiar and then giving it an interesting twist,” Vinczencz says. Other fascinating choices on the carte du jour include barbequed duck breast “meatloaf” with smoked apple bacon, mango barbequed braised short ribs,


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chipotle barbequed pulled chicken and Jamaican jerk spiced seared tuna. As for the “must-eat” item on the menu Vinczencz suggests, “At Las Olas, it’s the ‘Florida Thanksgiving’ — pan-seared dolphin with plantain stuffing. It’s always a homerun and people go nuts for cheese menu.” Customers also go nuts for Johnny V’s exceptional service. When asked, “What’s the secret to your success?” Vinczencz answers, “It’s a simple equation — great food and service, plus value equals a loyal customer.” He adds, “First and foremost I think the food is very approachable and that automatically puts diners at ease. As for the restaurant itself, it has a cool, contemporary vibe but also happens to be very informal. The bar has a great energy and with the outdoor patio it’s great for people watching on Las Olas. When not brewing over restaurant-related responsibilities, he loves spending time with his son and girlfriend. As for the future, Vinczencz is busy with the slated November opening of Johnny V South Beach inside the Hotel Astor and is also working on a book. He jokes, “I have a couple other projects I’ve been working on that might see the light of day in a couple years.” Whatever they may be, we know Johnny will be good. Johnny V Restaurant is located at 625 E. Las Olas Blvd in Ft. Lauderdale. For reservations please call (954) 7617920. Visit them online at www.johnnyvlasolas.com.•

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Wish For A Star… Four Stars For Wish By Marguerite Gil

South Beach is host to a vast assortment of delicious restaurants. One, which easily breaks away from the pack, is Wish at The Hotel. A recipient of the Mobil Travel Guide Four-Star Award 20012005, Wish treats their clients to a romantic indoor/outdoor dining experience that is, to say the least, memorable. Under the guidance of award-winning executive Chef Michael Bloise, this elegantly decorated restaurant, offers a classic American cuisine interwoven with sensual Asian accents and spices. Since its opening, the handsomely designed eatery at The Hotel has been a proving ground for some of the nation’s top culinary talents. Called a “Rising Star” by Restaurant Hospitality, Bloise’s preparations reflect the great pride he and his staff take in providing guests with the freshest and healthiest ingredients and combining them into unimaginably tasteful dishes. Using locally grown organic products, they strive to provide an exemplary meal, while being environmentally responsible. The interior décor created by fashion designer Todd Oldham, is both cool and inviting. The exterior offers al fresco dining in a tropical garden setting. Magical and without a doubt, very romantic, the “Inner Garden” also evokes the soothing outdoors, by incorporating exotic garden plants and lush vegetation, which surround the intimate dining space. This hot

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spot has attracted such celebrities as Mick Jagger, Jon Bon Jovi, Lenny Kravitz, Oliver Stone, Susan Sarandon, Claudia Schiffer and Cameron Diaz among others. Hotel guests and clients are enticed to sample the Spire Bar & Lounge on the rooftop before dining, or just about anytime for a SoBe nightcap. Mixologists prepare neon-colored electronic cocktails or serve traditional glasses of full-bodied wines, which can be sipped, while taking in a perfect backdrop of ocean waves and swaying palm trees. Once your table is ready, prepare to be pampered by a consistently efficient and professional wait staff. Appetizers include pan-seared Foie Gras with black pepper Marshmallow, Cascabel roasted Banana on a bed of Arugula and Honey Wheat. A Roaring Forties Blue Cheese starter is served with Gala Apples, Watercress leaves Walnuts and a scrumptious Fig Jam Vinaigrette. The seafood inspired Tomato-Lime soup with chilled Main Lobster chunks, Avocado, grilled Chayote Squash, toasted Corn and

Basil leaves, is a refreshing start before you tackle your main course. As an entrée, savor the Fennel crusted Ahi Tuna with Yuca Gratin, Calamata Olives surrounded by a healthy serving of stewed Plum Tomatoes. One of the favorite dishes, chosen by meat lovers who visit Wish, is Above Right: Wish’s interior décor by fashion designer Todd Oldham is both exotic and cozy. (p. Eberle) Left: Savor one of the signature creations by executive chef Michael Bloise such as the spicy crab and pea shoots spring rolls. (p. Pesky)

the Black Angus, 16 oz. Bone in New York Strip, flavored with Italian Sausage, creamy Potatoes, Onions and Peppers. It qualifies as a hearty meal unto itself. Another favorite is the pan roasted Chicken, known as the “Happy Pancake” Crepe. Their tasty moist Chicken is smothered with Chayote Squash, Oyster Mushrooms, sprinkled with Cilantro and served with a Chile Beurre Blanc inside a very happy pancake. For the vegetarians amongst us, Chef Bloise offers a Multi-Component, custom crafted (as you Wish) helping of your preferred veggies. Surf lovers can enjoy the crispy skinned Snapper that includes grilled Shrimp, Chinese Sausage surrounded by Jasmine Rice and Vietnamese Tea Foam.

Desserts are beyond decadent. If there is still a little room left in your tummy, try the warm Valrhona Chocolate Cake. Along with a rich chocolate outside, this cake has a Pistachio center, layered with spiced Compote. It is presented on a plate, with a scoop of Pistachio Ice Cream gently caressing the chocolate and this treat just beckons to Chocoholics everywhere. From the savory to the sublime, Wish also offers an untraditional Tiramisu made with sweet soy and rosemary, two unusual flavor combinations that help balance out the earthy coffee flavor. Besides an excellent selection of Champagnes and Sparkling Wines, Wish also offers after dinner Portos and Liquors. Champagnes include Bouvet, Brut from the Loire Valley, Perrier Jouet, Grand Brut from the Epernay area and a Pommery, Pop, Extra Dry. Dessert wines include Moscato D’oro and Sauternes. Chef Bloise has created a cuisine which concentrates on innovation and natural flavors while highlighting freshness, local produce and classic American dishes. Expect an impressive environment with a lavish menu that will have you Wish-ing and coming back for more. Wish is located at The Hotel, 801 Collins Ave. in Miami Beach. For reservations please call (305) 674-9474. Visit them online at www.wishrestaurant.com.

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The W’s Have It All... Whatever, Whenever, Worldwide

With architecturally-striking, award winning design and worldwide locations, the W’s have it all. Key phrases like: No Plans, No Problems or Pamper Your Pets @ W, have made this hotel chain the destination within the destination. They not only cater royally to their customers, but integrate each new building with its unique environment and local traditions into the landscape. Take for instance W Mexico City, their ground level lobby appears to float on water, which the city of Mexico actually does.

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It also replicates the love of water which the ancient Mexican Maya Civilization cherished, in the form of various small pools, Koi ponds and flowing channels, appearing underneath a maze of walkways and lounge areas that traverse the all-glass exterior entrance. International design teams Starwood and STUDIO GAIA joined forces to create the unique, chic, avant-garde indoor and outdoor bars, a signature restaurant appropriately named Solea, (Sun inspired) ballroom, conference center and nine, two-floor loftstyle suites including an ultra-luxurious Presidential Suite. The second floor restaurant, offers VIP’s a private 12seat dining-room which is joined by an outdoor terrace bar which overlooks the surrounding upscale Polanco neighborhood. This 26-story building features 237 rooms designed with

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walls and ceilings in a rich cherry red that dramatically create bold contrasts, with the all-white beds, terrazzo floors, and built-in shelving and desks. True to Mexican tradition, over-sized bathrooms also offer guests white hammocks for relaxing siestas after showering. An additional local touch features the in-house spa with five treatment rooms, a juice bar and a Mexican adobe hut (‘tamasca’) sauna. W Mexico City is the first step in making its mark on the Latin American market. W Montreal is one of the latest hotels in the W chain, to make an exciting entry into Canada’s landscape. Winner of the Conde Nast Traveler UK 2005 Hot List Award, this hotel has successfully transformed the former Banque du Canada structure in historical Old Montreal, into a fullservice sensory experience where guests can expect luscious sheets in spacious rooms, white fur blankets for cozy comfort and peek-a-boo bathroom windows which are sure to provoke the senses. Besides all of the obvious amenities including five suites that are 547 square feet each and three 1000 square feet suites with 20 foot high ceilings and floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking Square Victoria, this edifice has the advantage of being conveniently connected to the Convention Center and to all of the underground streets that protect Montrealians from their frigidly cold winters. Count on miles and miles of weather-protected stores, theatres, cinemas, food spots and services which are linked to a massive underground walkway system in Montreal.” Guests of W Montreal can enjoy the city without ever actually having to brave the outdoors, if they so desire.

Opposite page: Move to the sounds of the New York City streets at the sensual Blue Fin restaurant. Below: Welcome to W New York Times Square.

W Times Square is the newest addition to the Big Apple’s W chain. Named one of the “80 Best Hotels in the World” it leaves the hustle and bustle outside and transports guests into a Zen-like environment. A dramatic entrance with a glass-encased waterfall immediately soothes the senses. Countless amenities that are just a phone call away make this hotel, an oasis of calm amongst the flurry of Times Square. In a city where technology is paramount, this 57story hotel adds whimsical to a relaxation atmosphere. Perks include a space age in-house computer system that keeps discreet tags on guests... and their utmost wishes. Need cordless phones, wide desks for your laptop, a shredder, office supplies and high-speed Internet connection for late night surfing? No problem! International information concerning the market, Broadway show tickets, art news? A cinch! A bathtub for you and your main squeeze, filled with champagne and chocolates. Eccentric perhaps, but definitely possible at the W’s in New York. The spaces at all of the hotels are always custom-designed, innovative, sophisticated, vibrant and even sexy. In the heart of Seoul, South Korea stands the 14-story, 253 rooms, W Seoul-Walkerhill that overlooks the Han River and offers guests views of the Acha Mountains. Called “Wonderland” this hotel includes numerous elements that relax the nervous system. Fragrant candles located

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throughout this hotel fill hallways and rooms with seductive perfumes. Subtle lighting set the mood for serenity and relaxation. Bountiful fresh flowers welcome business travelers as well as vacationers. Over 1,500 square-feet of meeting space are available including a media room and a scent room. In-room therapies and aromatherapy are part of the services offered to guests. The lucky 13th floor suite with a very ample living area, kitchen and bar, is designed for entertaining. With a seating table for 10 and a home theater system, W guests are encouraged to throw a dining party, have a ball and order to their heart’s desires. And what about the pets you ask? P.A.W. (Pets Are Welcomed) is part of W Hotels’ pampered pets program. W will provide water bowls, puppy beds, yummy treats and a dog walking person at check in. Starwood Hotels & Resorts Inc. has opened Wonderland, the first W Hotel in Asia. Starwood, owns nearly 750 hotels in more than 80 countries and continues to expand its ownings. Whenever, Whatever, the W Hotels make sure that their guests are Wooed, Worshiped and Welcomed.•

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Solea, their signature restaurant located on the first level, offers an innovative steak & seafood menu designed by Executive Chef Eduardo Osuna, who has enlightened each recipe with his contemporary vision and a clever interpretation of Mexican flavors. While visiting Solea, be sure to check out The Terrace, by Midnight Oil Company which is a sophisticated and stylish nightspot located within the restaurant. Offering a mix of seductive ambiance and stylish décor, it creates the ultimate playground. Cuisine: Steak and Seafood Atmosphere: Contemporary Hours: Breakfast: Mon - Fri 6:30am – 11:30am Sat – Sun 6:30am – 1:00pm Lunch: Mon - Fri 1:00pm - 6:00pm Sat – Sun 2:00pm – 6pm Dinner: Mon – Fri, Sun 7:00pm - Midnight Sat 7:00pm – 1:00am Brunch: Sun - 8:00am - 5:00pm Phone: (52) (55) 9138 1842

• The Whiskey

Not your ordinary living room. The Whiskey contains three bars – Living, Red Room and Cocoa. DJs, games, wireless High-Speed Internet Access, a colorful W Signature drink list, and full bottle service will keep you entertained for hours. Cuisine: Light Fare/Appetizers Atmosphere: Live DJ: Wednesday- Saturday 10PM – 2AM Hours: 7 Days a Week/ 24 hours a day Phone: (52) (55) 9138 1842

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• W Bartini

Why not cap the night at W Bartini? Come sip their specialty martinis and champagne at the seductive BARTINI, the perfect cozy and quiet spot for intimate conversations… Hours: Phone:

Open daily from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 a.m. 514-395-3100

• Otto

Otto, is the signature restaurant of the W Montréal. Otto is an extraordinary lounge and restaurant, which touches every sense. Ristorante Otto’s chic, ultra modern decor and dynamic ambience, emphasizes casual elegance service to its international clientele. Otto offers modern Italian cuisine, which infuses various Asian and local “terroir” ingredients with Mediterranean flavors. Executive Chef Nick D’Onofrio tailors seasonal menus to ensure his commitment to freshness and quality, which makes your experience a unique sensation each time you visit. Hours: Breakfast: Mon - Fri 7:00 am - 11:00 am Lunch: Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 3:00 pm Dinner: Mon - Fri 5:30 pm to 11:00 pm Sat - Sun 5:30 pm to 11:00 pm Brunch Sat - Sun 7:30 am - 2:00 pm Web: www.ristoranteotto.com Cuisine: Italian fusion Phone: 514-395-3180

• Wunderbar

Under a sky of wavy illuminated ceiling, WUNDERBAR, one of Montréal’s hottest bars awaits to be experienced. It features a sunken VIP lounge area and a white marble DJ station. Hours: Cuisine: Phone:

Open daily Sun 4:00 pm - 3:00 am Wed - Sat 8:00 pm - 3:00 am Appetizers only 514-395-3195

• Le Plateau Bar

Atop the majestic staircase, you will uncover the unique LE PLATEAU Bar. You’ll be carried away by its ultra-stylish ambiance as you soak up the one-ofa-kind “Living Room” experience. Hours: Cuisine: Phone:

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See and be seen. Tucked beneath the hotel you will discover a pulsating destination that defines the essence of New York City nightlife. The Whiskey is a 7,500-square foot bar/screening room and the ultimate nightlife experience. Atmosphere: Bar Setting: Live DJ hours: 8:00pm – 4:00am Phone: 212-930-7444

• Blue Fin

Who’s jazzed? Miles Davis. John Coltrane. Dizzy Gillespie. Move to the sounds of the New York City streets at our sensual Blue Fin restaurant. The restaurant faces directly onto the lights and energy of Broadway and seats 400 people on two levels. A dramatic, floating, stainless steel staircase leads the way to a semi-private alcove dining area where guests can sit back and listen to New York City’s finest jazz musicians. Web: Cuisine: Setting: hours: Phone:

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• The Living Room Bar

Where can you lounge? In the W Living Room they’ve knocked down the walls of conventional lobby design to create a space that frees the mind and pleasures the soul. Savor a beverage. Meet someone new. Watch something different. Play a game. Live the life. Atmosphere: Intimate Hours: Sun – Wed 11:00am – 2:00am Th-Sat 11:00am – 3:00am Phone: 212-918-1400

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• Namu/LIQUID Bar

Taste the modern reinvention of ethnic Asian dishes at Namu, and experience contemporary pan-Asian cooking unencumbered by the dogmas of tradition. Contemporary Japanese style at its finest. Signature dishes include Abalone Sashimi, fresh soba salad, grilled sea bass with tomato and ginger relish. Gather around the long table for ice-cold sake straight from the fully-stocked cellar. Cuisine: Japanese Hours: Lunch: 11:30 am - 3:00 pm Dinner: 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm Liquid Bar: 6:00 pm – 1:00 am Phone: (82)(2) 2022 0222

• Kitchen

Urban chic country house with food from the heart. Savor the wood-fired and home-style dishes with a multitude of world influences in this elegant loft space. Organic produce is infused with fresh herbs like their rock lobster served with spaghetti, asparagus and tomato chili chutney or grilled veal chops with wild mushroom orechiette. Be sure to check out their Bubbly Sunday brunch! Atmosphere: Cuisine: Hours: Phone:

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• WooBar

Located in the Living room with 198 seats, WooBar is all about wooing the senses with pulsing sounds and cool grooves. Featuring an 18 metres long bar, the longest bar in Korea, interactive artwork displays, multimedia set up, a live DJ in a spaceship-shaped booth, and egg chairs are just a few of the attractions that capture the sophistication and style that W Seoul - Walkerhill is renowned for. Atmosphere: Cuisine: Hours: Phone:

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The kitchen as the main room of the house:

new trends in kitchen design By: Gustavo Arcia

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The transformation of the kitchen has been dramatic. The kitchen, long seen as the place where family and friends gather to share the day and to enjoy informal meals, is now the new family room, combining formal dining and entertaining with cooking and sharing. The key to the success of the new design is the layout of the functions associated with food, and the quality of the materials.

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Imagine your own greenhouse inside your loft. The designer redefined the meaning of gourmet cooking by installing an indoor herb garden right in the middle of the kitchen.

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In South Florida the baby boomers brought new life into kitchen design. Boomers have high incomes, good education, are more traveled, and more interested in experimenting with high design and new technology. New luxury buildings aimed at the boomer market are frequently associated with world class architects, like Antonio Citterio, Phillipe Starck or Richard Meier. The great design names of the fifties and sixties are back in the headlines and dropping the names of Mies van der Rohe, Eames, Saarinen and Aalto at cocktail parties is part of a normal conversation about real estate and furniture. Maria Ysabel Comella, the kitchen designer at Arclinea Miami, explains further: “The new design follows a natural flow: food storage leads into the cooking area, which in turns leads into the enjoyment area, ending into the clean up area. Together, these functions are combined into a room that looks natural, comfortable, accessible and, most importantly, beautiful. The kitchen is now a room where everyone wants to be in when not sleeping; a room in which a person can be cooking and the guests can be sitting in the same room at a table that is elegant enough for formal dining.” Antonio Citterio, one of the leading architects and industrial designers in the world today, has led this design trend with his Convivium concept, where teak and stainless steel combine to create a design statement that it is also very cozy and intimate. Now that the housing market is tilting more and more in favor of consumers, builders and developers are rethinking the kitchen space to stay ahead of the competition. Here is a short list of trends that are transforming the kitchen into the most important room in the house:

The kitchen jus isn’t another room in the house – it’s a warm, nurturing place that is ideal for social gatherings and conversation.

Stainless steel is proving to be the versatile new neutral in the kitchen.

a. Brands are important. Anyone reading an ad for a new luxury building will find that the names Gaggenau, Miele, Sub Zero, Thermador, Viking or Wolf are touted as indicators of the quality of the kitchen, since they all are excellent. Now consumers have started to pay attention to the brands of the kitchen cabinets: Arclinea, Boffi, Bulthaup, Ernestomeda and Varenna are just a few examples of cabinets with great design and excellent quality. Once exposed to a name brand, consumers tend to visit the brand’s web site and get better acquainted with its quality and design. By the way, this only works with good cabinetry, since cheaply made cabinets tend to have websites to match. A good brand has a website that helps consumers to become better informed about design and functionality. b. Kitchens are emotional. Kitchens provoke deep emotional responses in people. The new designs allow household members to sit in the kitchen—even a small one—and partake the enjoyment of the moment with family and friends while being next to the source of food and drink. A kitchen with emotion will always be recognized immediately by consumers as more desirable. Kitchens should remind you more of Renée Zellweger and less of Kate Moss. c. Spend wisely. A brand name European cabinet is certainly more expensive than a knockoff from China or Brazil, but they last a lot longer and have a wow factor that no cheap cabinet can reproduce. From the quality of the hinges and the sound of the closing door, to the color combination of doors,

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brand name cabinets will convey to consumers that the entire kitchen is a quality kitchen. A well designed kitchen should be in tune with the quality of its cabinets and its appliances.

Large, open-plan kitchens increase the size and functionality of the area.

d. Efficiency and functionality. Europeans have been dealing with tight spaces for decades. As a result, their kitchen cabinets are very efficient. They have developed ingenious ways of dealing with dead spaces, such as corners and the areas close to the ceiling. Years of dealing with cramped apartments have produced kitchen designs that feel like a glove: warm, comfortable and unobtrusive. Cooks feel good in those kitchens, but they do not really notice why. This should be a clue to consumers: invest in good design and in good quality of materials, because the rewards are immense. photos courtesy of Arclinea. Visit www.arclineamiami.com for more information.

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Lubyanka: Zyr Martini, Black silk top ($225), Periwinkle blue vintage lace pants ($250)

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Lubyanka: Olive green silk dress and vintage lace hoodie ($565)

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Dionysian Delight By Maria Tettamanti

From Santorini’s black-sand beaches to Mykonos’ jet-set attractions, the Greek Islands are breathtakingly amazing. Travelers can discover ancient sites, museums, tavernas and wineries while basking in the Greek Islands’ mystic beauty. And as a fellow Greek myself, I know foodies will also love visiting the isles thanks to its Mediterranean fare which is delicious, uncomplicated and surprisingly healthy. Amongst the Hellenic hoi polloi, food is a celebration and a constant source of amusement and joy. Opa!

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from Santorini to Mykonos Greece is a culinary paradise

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While isle hopping in Greece, do introduce yourself to new tastes. Greek cuisine is generally the same throughout the mainland and islands, so the following guide will help you pick the best selections from any menu while abroad. Prepare your palate for the distinctive flavors of garlic, oregano, lemon juice and olive oil in every bite you take.

sipping a glass of chilled ouzo or retsina wine while making small talk, teasing and laughing around a table in the open air is something that any Greek would never trade for any entertainment in the world. It’s also a custom to which visitors to Greece quickly become addicted. So when choosing any Greek appetizer, be sure to sample: Tzatzíki: cucumber and yogurt dip Taramosalata: fish roe, crumbled bread, olive oil and lemon juice dip Melitzanosaláta: eggplant dip Skordaliá: hot garlic and beet dip Keftédes: fried meatballs Spanakópita: spinach and feta cheese pie Tirópita: feta cheese pie Dolmádes: stuffed grape leaves Saganáki: fried salty cheese

Kreata Kreata are meats and should always be accompanied by a traditional horiatiki “village” salad of cucumber, tomatoes, feta cheese and olives. Compliments of Greece’s mountainous terrain, the land is better suited for raising sheep and goats rather than cattle. With that said, lamb and kid have traditionally been preferred over

This page (clockwise): Olives are the soul of Greek cooking, eaten as an appetizer or incorporated into dishes; grilled souvlakia; and stuffed grape leaves

Mezedes Simply said, mezedes are appetizers and are so appealing that one can make a whole meal of them. In fact, there are even restaurants, known as ouzeris or mezedopoleia, where the menu consists of nothing but appetizers. Mezedes are a selection of hot and cold dishes served on small plates perfect for sharing. The local tradition of picking at appetizers and slowly

Opposite page (clockwise): Outdoor terrace of a Café in Santorini. The English menu caters to the tourists, but the flavors our 100% Greek. A specialty, fresh grilled octopus is servered simply with local extra virgin olive oil. The views from the cliffside restaurant of Santorini offer breathtaking views of the Meditarranean.

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south beach to palm beach Clockwise: The bounty of the Meditteranean is available at local markets. The fish is fresh as can be and an assurance that the local restaurants are always stocked with a plentifull supply. Go off the beaten path and discover secret coves where the waters are crystal clear. Baklava is the ideal closing to a luscious Greek meal.

Food for Thought

When in the Greek Isles, visit the following hot spots

beef and veal. So when choosing the meat portion of your meal, do order: Arní Soúvlas: spit-roasted lamb Souvlákia: meat kebabs Kokorétsia: grilled lamb entrails Kotópoulo soúvlas: spit-roasted chicken Moussaká: meat and eggplant casserole Pastítsio: baked pasta with meat Yemistá: meat-stuffed peppers and tomatoes

Thalassina Immersed in the deep-blue Aegean Sea, the Greek Isles are infamous for tasty thalassiná — seafood. Since ancient times, fish and seafood have been a fundamental part of the Greek diet and are considered the most exquisite and delicate dishes amongst locals. Restaurants specializing in seafood fare are called psarotavernas. Do try the following Grecian gastronomical goodies: Oktapódi: octopus in vinegar Kalamarákia: fried squid Bakaliáro: fried salted codfish Garídes souvlaki: grilled shrimp

Every meal should end on a sweet note, and Greek meals are no different. Order some baklava (filo soaked in honey) to satisfy your sweet tooth. And lastly, any trip to Greece is incomplete without a swig of ouzo — an 80- or 100-proof anise-flavored aperitif, served with water or ice. Do toast to life with the Greek word for cheers — Stín iyá sas!

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• When in Santorini, visit the Boutari Winery. Boutari is the island’s largest winery and Greece’s best-known wine export. As far as restaurants are concerned, Selene in Fira is the best and prides itself on using local produce in a creative manner. • Mykonos bound? After a night of partying, head over to Antonini’s — it’s one of Mykonos’ oldest restaurants and is a local fave. • While in Naxos, dine at Nikos. The owner, Nikos Katsayannis, is a fisherman, and the range of seafood will amaze you.


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APRèS SKI By Marguerite Gil

UTAH STYLE

Fantastic cross country trails, snow cats traversing through unspoiled landscapes and pristine wilderness sites, make skiing in the state of Utah an unforgettable adventure. Leave Florida’s warm temperatures behind and head northwest, towards those frosty peaks, for a cool winter vacation.

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www.floridadine.com Previous Page: The venison entree at the Sorrel River Restaurant; The spa pool at the Cliff Lodge in Snowbird Right: Located inside the Cliff Lodge and Spa, Aerie restaurant, lounge and sushi bar serves up the best contemporary Asian food in Utah and offers spectacular panoramic views of Snowbird through its fifteen foot windows

One resort which sets itself apart is Deer Valley Resort at Park City. Known for its restaurants, lodgings and family programs, this place aims to please and makes sure that guests are handsomely pampered during their stay. Although the 3,000 foot, vertical drop, is not amongst Utah’s highest slopes, according to visitors, it is perfect for fast, fall-line cruising on groomed, smooth snow. Intermediate and advanced skiers will find challenging powder shots everywhere. After a morning of sliding and traversing, head for some dining spots, which include a lunch break on the sundeck of the Royal Street Café or later at the upscale Mariposa Restaurant. Deer Valley Resort offers great ski options, exclusive and high-end amenities, and the service is paramount. About an hour’s drive from the Salt Lake airport, you’ll find the Snowbird Resort. Nestled in between mountains which reach an elevation of just over 11,000 ft., the area’s facilities and routes will please skiers of all levels. From beginners to die-hard enthusiasts, the well manicured slopes are exciting, but are also deeply divided. On one side, expect reasonable hikes upward and easy down hill trails. The other mountains offer challenging steep faces where down hill racers will sometimes find themselves in chin-shot-deep snowfalls and open bowls. Snowbird Resort has a selection of more than 300 routes down its 2,500 acres. After an exciting day on the slopes, be sure to stop by the Cliff Spa where you can unwind and enjoy the breathtaking view of Little Cottonwood Canyon while being pampered to the fullest with a mountain glow scrub or an herbal wrap. If you enjoy this first

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class treatment and romance is in your agenda, be sure to check out The Aerie Restaurant, voted Utah’s most romantic restaurant where you can savor the Panko Crusted Ahi Tuna Roll or indulge in the Winter Crème Brulee. Located within the Manti-La Sal National Forest in Moab, Utah, The La Sal Ski area, offers numerous routes open to cross-country skiing, sledding and various risky, but interesting snowmobiling trails for our “warm weather snow birds.” The LaSal Mountains offer miles of groomed trails and accessible deep meadows. Some areas are quite steep; in fact, steep enough for telemarking, which often lead to higher terrains, where experienced backcountry explorers and mountaineers can find long descents equal to any in the state. Looking to spend several days exploring the outdoors, but want to be pampered at the same time, stay at the Sorrel River Ranch & Spa. This four-diamond hotel and spa is recognized for its luxury lodging accommodations, outdoor activities, and for the gourmet food served at The River Grill Restaurant. Overlooking the Colorado River, some claim that The River Grill Restaurant offers the best view for dining in all of Moab. This restaurant exhibits panoramic views from nearly every seat in the room and features salads, steaks and pasta in an environment that is perfect for both an intimate dinner and a large gathering among friends.

Clockwise Above: View from Snow Lodge at Snow River; Bald Mountain Room in the Silver Lake Lodge; Dawn at the Empire Canyon Lodge at Deer Valley

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to Look Like? Susan Winter Ward, www.yogaheart.com

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ow will the baby-boom generation reshape the definition of middle age? According to demographers, economists, and sociologists, this generation has a major impact on all aspects or society as those in it mature: so how will the “Boomers” redefine aging? Getting older doesn’t have to mean getting old. We certainly don’t have to accept the traditional concept that aging means declining strength, health and quality of life. We can choose to maintain and create healthy, strong, vital bodies and minds. For 5,000 years, yoga has been a path to health and living consciously in these bodies we inhabit. We’re just discovering what has been known in India for thousands of years: that yoga is a personal “fountain of youth” because of its rejuvenating effects on the body and its calming influence on the mind. It’s a pathway to heightened awareness of ourselves physically, mentally, and spiritually. Yoga is adaptable to any age or physical condition, and it’s more effective than pumping iron for building strength and flexibility. It’s more effective than aerobics for building stamina and breath control, it’s more relaxing than jogging, and it has been clinically shown to lower blood pressure, increase circulation, build muscle tissue, increase flexibility, relieve stress and stress-related symptoms, and strengthen the respiratory system. Yoga offers relief from symptoms of menopause, it can counteract osteoporosis, cleanse internal organs, energize the nervous system, balance out the digestive system, and relieve headaches and lower back pain.  As a spiritual practice, yoga can be a pathway to greater enlightenment. It benefits the body mind, and soul Yoga is an adventure into ourselves and into our health. Health is a choice, and attitude, a state of mind. What do you want 50 to look like? It’s all up to you. Through yoga we have the opportunity to redefine ourselves at 50, and at any age.

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to Casa Casuarina, Spa Eleven brings the utmost customized, lavish experience to each guest. There are eleven treatments to choose from and guest’s choice of Cristal champagne or a Casuarina exotic fruit elixir is provided upon arrival. Dine Magazine took a particular liking to the “Galassia” treatment — a twilight facial, tuberose massage and neroli body ritual performed on Casa’s rooftop palazzo. Guests can also travel to Northern Africa with the “Morocco” ritual — a languid journey to Morocco with headto-toe rose petal warm oil massage, body envelopment and exotic rose facial complete with a warm rose petal foot bath from the spa’s bath butler. And for men only, there’s the “Medici” service — a menthol hot-stone massage, barber facial and exclusive gentleman’s manicure and pedicure. Adding on to the luxe factor, lavish embellishments are most welcome, and the spa is pleased to adapt treatment lengths to fit any guest’s desires. Maria Tettamanti

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t’s the playground for rich and famous. Located in the center of it all on Ocean Drive, South Beach, Casa Casuarina is where champagne wishes and caviar dreams aren’t just figments of the imagination — such activities are the norm here. And so are delectable spa treatments, thanks to the private invitation-only membership club’s recent addition: the sumptuous Spa Eleven. Spa Eleven Casa Casuarina, which opened in March, is lead by Nicole Oden, the brainchild behind the original Spa Eleven in Delray Beach. A vast departure from the modern Delray Beach-based flagship, Oden says the Casa location does offer

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some perks, “It’s the key to getting into the Casa with out being a member as our spa is open to the public by appointment.” The setting for Spa Eleven Casa Casuarina is all that is over-the-top opulence. The Spanish palace by the sea boasts a 1,000tile mosaic pool, airy courtyard and lush gardens. Oden adds, “The ambiance is mystical and magical with an erotic vibe.  The Casa is truly one of the most beautiful properties in Miami Beach and the pool courtyard is one-of-a-kind.”  While there are two esthetics rooms designed specifically for facial and body services, guests’ pampering needs can be met almost anywhere on the posh property. And with a menu purely exclusive

Oden attributes the spa’s success to her never-say-no policy. She says, “My motivating personality helps keep my team strong and long lasting — the real secret to Spa Eleven’s success is the staff.” And as for the spa’s name, “It’s simple — 11 is better than a 10!”


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Jupiter

Country Club Tao Condominiums

Tao

Condominiums Did you know that the word Tao literally means, “The Way?” At Tao luxury residences, its creators discovered a way to blend life’s serenity and enthusiasm in a harmonious manner. Located in Broward County, the project consists of two, 26-story condominium towers featuring 396 residences in Zen style. Tropical landscapes, fountains and lagoon-style pool create a meditative ambiance while its tennis courts, putting green, fitness center, conference room, business center and recreation lounge generate work-and-play hubs.

Looking for a relaxed atmosphere? How about luxurious, private country club living? Then Jupiter Country Club, located in sought-after Jupiter, is for you. Toll Brothers’ Jupiter Country Club is breaking new ground in country club living. This exclusive community will feature luxury single-family homes and townhomes surrounded by an 18-hole Greg Norman Signature Golf Course, providing every home site with picturesque golf and/or lake views. Featuring innovative designs and the thoughtful attention to detail for which Toll Brothers is known nationwide, this private, gated community will also provide residents with two clubhouses, a resort-style pool, tennis courts, and an array of other recreational amenities. Jupiter Country Club

Developed by Weitzer Communities, Tao is another example of the developer’s success based on the simple idea of building beautiful residences of the highest quality at the most reasonable prices possible. Tao is also a product of Weitzer Communities’ “New Urbanism” philosophy, which strives to develop luxury condominium communities for people who seek to live, work and play in their immediate living area. Serenity, happiness and harmony — find it all at Tao. Log on to www.taocondos.com for more information.

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Dramatic home designs, spacious volume ceilings, sumptuous master bedrooms with large walk-in closets, master baths with granite countertops and Jacuzzi tubs. These are but a few of the popular features of a Toll Brothers home at Jupiter Country Club. Discover your dream home at www.jupitercountryclub.com.


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Epic

Residences & Hotel

Located in the epicenter of Miami, it only made sense to name this project, Epic. And living at Epic Residences & Hotel means you are in the middle of the city’s vibrant and urban energy. With waterfront views of Biscayne Bay, Epic boasts views of the bay’s kaleidoscopic waters, Downtown Miami’s skyscrapers and Brickell Avenue’s bustling streets. With world-class dining, shopping and office space all within walking distance, at Epic, you are at the center of it all, quite literally. Epic’s distinctive waterfront location at the door to a city on the bay is interpreted throughout its design and architectural choices. By day, the building develops a character symbolizing sailboats upon the river. By night, it represents the small fires of Miami’s native Tequesta nation.

Kimpton Operates over 40 stylish lifestyle hotels, each designed to reflect the personality and pulse of its host city.

Living at Epic Residences & Hotels integrates you into the world of Kimpton Hotels, a leader in the upscale lifestyle hotel industry.

Care, comfort, style, flavor and fun — you will discover it all here at Epic. Click on www.epicmiami.com for more news.

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Chef/Owner Steve Martorano, of Café Martorano in Ft. Lauderdale, is a devoted admirer of the late Frank Sinatra who was famous for “doing it his way”. And Martorano is achieving fame in the culinary world doing it his way – his way, as anyone who has tasted his Italian food knows, it’s sensational.

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Where to eat... where to eat? Let dine magazine’s restaurant guide take you on a culinary voyage from miami to palm beach. We have organized our selection of the best dining venues by cuisine styles in each region – making it easy for you to fulfill your desire for the perfect gourmet experience. From down home american cuisine to exotic vietnamese, you will find restaurants in your neighborhood ready to tentalize your taste buds. bon appetit!

Saki Room Delray Beach

Viva Las Vegas Roll Ra Sushi Bar Palm Beach Gardens

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AMERICAN Table 8................................................................ page 84

1458 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach, (305) 695-4114 The Boulevard............................................... page 92

1926 Hollywood Blvd. Hollywood, (954) 272-6836

CONTEMPORARY AMERICAN Social Miami.................................................... page 85

1671 Collins Avenue (at the Sagamore Hotel), Miami Beach, (786) 594-3344 Seasons 52........................................................ page 96

Fort Lauderdale, (954) 537-1052 Boca Raton (561) 998-9952 Palm Beach (561) 625-5852 Old Calypso................................................... page 108

900 East Atlantic Avenue, Delray Beach (561) 279-2300

Rack of Lamb The Grape

The Restaurant Four Seasons Resort Palm Beach...................................................... page 110

2800 South Ocean Boulevard, Palm Beach (561) 582-2800

INTERNATIONAL Vix......................................................................... page 87

1144 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach (305) 779-8888

STEAK Fifth Avenue Grill..................................... page 113

4650 North Federal Highway , Lighthouse Point (954) 782-4433 Forge.................................................................. page 89

432 41st Street, Miami Beach (305) 538-8533

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Sesame Shrimp Wish, Miami Beach

Pan Roasted Osaka Black Cod Vix, Miami Beach


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The Forge, Miami Beach

Moquila........................................................... page 106

88 Plaza Real South, Boca Raton (561) 394-9990

MIDDLE EAST Moroccan Nights......................................... page 88

9555 Harding Avenue, Surfside, Miami Beach (305) 865-5333

SEAFOOD The Cove Restaurant and Marina..................................................... page 102

1755 Southeast Third Street, Deerfield Beach (954) 421-9272

ITALIAN Oggi Cafe.......................................................... page 82

Ra Sushi, Palm Beach Gardens

1666 Kennedy Causeway Miami Beach, (305) 866-1238 Bice...................................................................... page 93

18683 Collins Avenue, Sunny Isles Beach (305) 503-6011 Caffe da Vinci............................................... page 105

1009 Kane Concourse 96th Street Bay Harbor Islands, Delray Beach (305) 861-8166 Capri Blue Ristorante............................. page 112

251 Sunrise Avenue, Palm Beach (561) 832-4300

STEAK & SEAFOOD Grilled Asparagus and Shiitake Salad Vix, Miami Beach

Toscano Grille.............................................. page 91

2120 Salzedo Street, Coral Gables, Miami (305) 448-5111 Tara Steak & Lobster House............................................... page 98

2120 Salzedo Street, Coral Gables, Miami (305) 448-5111 Marc’s Chophouse..................................... page 111

337 East Indiantown Road, Jupiter (561) 747-2522

SUSHI Saki Room....................................................... page 109 Wok-Seared Beef Tenderloin Salad Jinja Bar & Bistro, Palm Beach

401 West Atlantic Avenue, Delray Beach (561) 279-4135

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MIAMI-DADE American

Asian

Fifty Restaurant & Lounge 444 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach (305) 532-2441 www.fiftyonline.com Classic American dishes from Ocean Drive’s sophisticated, yet casual eatery.

Café Sambal 500 Brickell Key Drive (in the Mandarin Oriental), Miami (305) 913-8358 www.mandarinoriental.com Boasting a modern Asian menu and a fantastic Sushi bar. With an interior design as innovative as the cuisine itself.

Table 8 1458 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach (305) 695-4114 www.theregentsouthbeach.com Featuring an innovative, weekly changing menu of California-style cooking spiked with unique, organic ingredients. The Cheesecake Factory 19501 Biscayne Boulevard, Aventura (305) 792-9696 www.thecheesecakefactory.com The Cheesecake Factory 3015 Grand Avenue, Coconut Grove (305) 447-9898 www.thecheesecakefactory.com The Cheesecake Factory 7497 Dadeland Mall, Miami (305) 665-5400 www.thecheesecakefactory.com A unique, upscale casual dining restaurant known for serving generous portions at moderate prices and offering more than 200 items.

Your Seventeen Year Neighborhood Italian Eatery

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ggi was birthed in 1989 by pasta maker Eloy Roy. A former pasta factory, Oggi was created table by table and made the transition to restaurant status with the help of partner and childhood friend, Alex Portela. The venue, which translates in Italian as “today,” continues to make fresh pasta daily for both Oggi Caffe along with its sister venue, Caffe Da Vinci. In addition to pasta, the menu offers fresh appetizers, salads, chicken, fish, veal as well as daily lunch and dinner specials. MIAMI BEACH, FL (September 2006) Tucked away in the ever developing North Bay Village, Oggi Caffe has recently re-opened its doors to their seventeenyear-old establishment. oggicaffe.com

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Open daily for Lunch and Dinner from 11:30 am to11:00 pm and is located on 1666 Kennedy Causeway Miami Beach, FL. For reservations Please call (305) 866.1238

Ginger Grove 3000 Florida Avenue, Coconut Grove (305) 779-5100 www.gingergroverestaurant.com Enjoy bold Asian cuisine in an inspired communal setting. Pacific Time 915 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach (305) 534-5979 www.pacifictimerestaurant.com Pan-Asian treats which are worth their acclaim.

Caribbean Ortanique on the Mile 278 Miracle Mile, Coral Gables (305) 446-7710 www.cindyhutsoncuisine.com An eclectic fusion of different nations and their natural bounties prepared and placed creatively on one plate.

The River Oyster House 650 South Miami Avenue, Miami (305) 530-1915 www.therivermiami.com Well orchestrated, unpretentious dining where the menu artfully combines the highest quality ingredients with the perfect blend of spiced flavors.

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Miss Yip Chinese Café 1661 Meridian Avenue, Miami Beach (305) 534-5488 www.missyipchinesecafe.com Great service, beautiful décor and the best Cantonese cooking in South Florida.

Chocolate 2091 Coral Way, Miami (305) 858-9088 www.chocolaterestaurantmiami.com Focusing on authentic Argentine dishes, several of which feature the namesake ingredient - chocolate. Graziano’s Restaurant 394 Giralda Avenue, Coral Gables (305) 774-3599 Fresh, authentic and innovate Argentine Cuisine Graziano’s Restaurant 9227 Bird Road/ Southwest 40th Street, Miami (305) 225-0008 Fresh, authentic and innovate Argentine Cuisine

Tony Chan’s Water Club 1717 North Bayshore Drive, Suite 131, Miami (305) 374-8888 www.tonychans.com Crisp-crusted bread served fresh from our ovens daily, sets the mood for your next genuine italian experience.


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MIAMI-DADE Contemporary American 1220 at the Tides 1220 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach (305) 604-5070 www.tidessouthbeach.com A fine combo of high fashion and kitchen quality where each dish is born of a culinary vision designed to arouse all five senses. Americana 1 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach (786) 276-4000 www.ritzcarlton.com The “restyled american” cuisine served up here includes modern twists on comfort foods.

California-style cooking spiked with unique, organic ingredients.

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hef Govind Armstrong imparts the tenets of his widely-praised style of California cooking by working with the best of South Florida’s farmers to give his menu an incomparably fresh and uniquely local appeal. Complementing the impassioned cuisine there is an unparalleled level of engaging and intuitive service to complete the exclusive Table 8 dining experience. TABLE 8 also offers an exclusive fifteen guest ‘wine room’ and a private dining room as well as an expansive and breezy Lounge, dramatically situated beneath the Regent’s shimmering glass-bottom pool.

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Breakfast 7:00 - 11:30 am Lunch 11:30 - 3:00 pm Dinner Sun - Wed 6:00 - 11:00 pm Thur - Sat 6:00 - Midnight Lounge 10:00 am - 2:00 am 1458 Ocean Drive in Miami Beach, FL (305) 695-4114

Social Miami 1671 Collins Avenue (at Sagamore Hotel), Miami Beach (786) 594-3344 www.chinagrillmgt.com Where food, décor and setting encourage a highly civilized and thoroughly shared experience.

Cuban

Atrio Espirito Santo Plaza, 1395 Brickell Avenue, 25th Floor, Miami (305) 503-6529 conradhotels1.hilton.com Enjoy breathtaking city views while dining on innovative Latin and Asian-influenced cuisine.

Bella Cuba 1659 Washington Avenue, Miami Beach (305) 672-7466 www.bella-cuba.com Contemporary Cuban/Caribbean fare accompanied by a diverse 110-bottle wine list in a stylish setting

Jake’s Bar & Grill 6901 Red Road, Coral Gables (305) 662-8632 An eclectic, lively, aesthetically pleasing, and palatably sophisticated watering hole for grown-ups.

Bongo’s Cuban Café 601 Biscayne Boulevard, Miami (786) 777-2100 www.bongoscubancafe.com The 16,000 square foot restaurant by day, disco by night brings a blend of authentic Cuban cuisine and romantic atmosphere of old Havana.

La Nouvelle Boulangerie 328 Crandon Boulevard, #125, Key Biscayne (305) 365-5260 A cozy and casual atmosphere where every morsel of food is prepared in-house using only fresh and natural ingredients.

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Neomi’s Grill 18001 Collins Avenue, 2nd Floor, Sunny Isles (305) 692-5770 www.trumpsonesta.com Features a blend of Contemporary American and tropical fare served in an atmosphere that is friendly, yet sophisticated.

Mark’s South Beach 1120 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach (305) 604-9050 www.chefmark.com Menu varies daily and features a large selection of imported wines and cheeses. Max’s Grille 2 Aragon Avenue, Coral Gables (305) 567-2600 www.maxsgrille.com A modern American bistro, featuring a contemporary menu with Asian and Latin influences with a well chosen wine list. Nemo 100 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach (305) 532-4550 www.nemorestaurant.com Seafood and raw bar with a global meld (Sun Brunch).

Lario’s on the Beach 820 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach (305) 532-9577 Fabulous Cuban cuisine and al fresco dining combine to delight the senses. Oriente at Cardozo 1300 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach (305) 695-2822 www.cardozohotel.com A collection of dishes blending the flavors of Cuba and the Far East that are as rich and exotic as the lands that inspired them. Yuca 501 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach (305) 532-9822 www.yuca.com/ South Florida’s original upscale Cuban restaurant featuring Innovative Nuevo Latino Cuisine or as the locals call it “Nuevo Latino.”


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Social Miami 1671 Collins Avenue Miami Beach, FL 33139 (786) 594-3344

Social Miami Where food, décor and setting encourage a highly civilized and thoroughly shared experience.

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N Monday - Friday Breakfast 7 am -11 am Saturday - Sunday 7 am - Noon Lunch Noon - 5pm daily Dinner 7 pm -11pm Reservations Recommended

estled in South Beach’s exquisite Sagamore Hotel, Social Miami at Sagamore is a gem within a gem. Outside, the lush, tropical landscape is dotted with private VIP cabanas, enormous plush couches and a pool lounge. Social Miami’s menu is designed and maintained by Chef Michelle Bernstein—formerly of the Mandarin Oriental’s Azul, now at Michy’s. Executive Chef Sean Mohammed (Blue Door at Delano) oversees the kitchen itself. The result is a worldly collection of small plates that are so much fun that they can’t help but be shared: Korean-style chicken lollipops, tuna, watermelon and ginger ceviche, jerk spiny lobster skewers and Kobe beef sliders with Gruyère cheese are just the beginning. There’s also an equally opulent wine list to complement all of the menu offerings. Eclectic fare and a sleek setting are seamlessly fused here, creating a culinary lounge experience like no other: ultra-relaxed, modern and fun.

ON ICE Peruvian Seafood Ceviche Shrimp, Calamari, Clams, Snapper, Tuna, Fresh Lime, Habanero Pepper, Ginger, Red Onion and Cilantro 11 Tuna, Watermelon and Ginger Ceviche Sushi Grade Tuna, Fresh Lime, Soy Sauce, Sesame Oil, Fresh Ginger, Cilantro, Basil, Red Onion and Watermelon 11 COLD Buratta Cheese from Puglia Golden Tomato Stew with Grilled Focaccia 14 Millionaire’s Deviled Eggs Truffle Oil and Caviar 10 WARM Fried Minced Lamb Cigars Mint, Zahtar, Tabouli Salad and Tahini 11 Korean Style Chicken Wing Lollipops Sticky Rice 10 HOT Braised Black Grouper Malaysian Curry, Peas, Carrots and Potatoes with Roti Bread 16 Minty Grilled Lamb Chops Pomegranate Glaze and Cinnamon Kissed Israeli Couscous 19

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Vix 1144 Ocean Drive Miami Beach, FL 33139

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Luxuriant design reminiscent of 1930s Paris, with an original menu that is highly international in its influences.

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C Dinner served daily from 7 pm to 12 am

hef James Wierzelewski, formerly of Chicago’s highly acclaimed Aria, brings his exciting and culturally inspired cuisine to Vix restaurant at South Beach’s HOTEL VICTOR. Chef James’ unique culinary flare stems from his travels around the world, and he refers to his signature style, which is inspired by many cultures, as the Four Flavor Palettes: Aisia, Latin America, the Middle East/India and the Mediterranean. While the menu reflects the flavors of various cuisines, each dish has a purity that respects the ingredients and cultural background on which it has been based. The symphony of flavors each diner experiences at Vix is perfectly complemented by the décor of the restaurant, which exudes designer Jacques Garcia’s customary luxurious sensibility. The décor of the dining room is lavish, with a large aquarium of rare live jellyfish and a beautiful mosaic floor of tile, wood, carpeting and stone. With a stunning open kitchen and a talented and multicultural staff from around the globe, Vix introduces “eatertainment,” to South Florida – a combination of fine dining and culturally inspired flavorful entertainment.

Mediterranean Foie gras “two ways”…pan seared and smoked torchon cardamom brioche, candied peppered-mango 23 Smoked chicken with strozzapreti pasta, roasted tomatoes and eggplant braised onions and lemon-thyme, baby arugula 36 Asian Grilled asparagus and marinated shiitake mushroom salad miso vinaigrette, edamame and daikon sprouts 16 Pan roasted osaka black cod soy and sweet mirin glaze, fork-smashed snap peas 40 India/Middle Eastern Grilled saltwater prawn tagine with artichokes and preserved lemons tomato, peas and north african hot sauce 39 Lamb biryani, braised lamb scented with cinnamon and cardamom basmati saffron rice, yogurt and mint chutney 40 Latin America Argentinean mixed grill skirt steak, short ribs, chorizo with house chimichurri 38 Shaved hearts of palm with granny smith apples, quince and figs aji vinaigrette, toasted brazil nuts and iced goat cheese 14 Desserts Seven sins of chocolate as experienced through the palates of the spice route 15

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MIAMI-DADE French B.E.D. 929 Washington Avenue, Miami Beach (305) 532-9070 www.bedmiami.com Award-winning French-American contemporary cuisine, served in bed. Blue Door 1685 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach (305) 674-6400 www.chinagrillmgt.com Refined modern French cuisine with Brazilian and global influences. La Goulue Christian Delouvrier 9700 Collins Ave Ste 135, Miami Beach (305) 865-2181 www.lagouluebalharbour.com Where Parisian tastes meets Miami style. Les Halles 2415 Ponce de Leon Boulevard, Coral Gables (305) 461-1099 www.leshalles.net/ Parisian Brasserie bustling and lively serving the fresh and simple dishes of France’s everyday cuisine,

Escape your comfort zone at this North Africa-inspired venue

Palme D’or 1200 Anastasia Avenue, Coral Gables (305) 445-8066 x2411 www.biltmorehotel.com Patrons custom design their own dining experience around the 20-plus offered “tasting” plates.

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oroccan Nights is the perfect destination restaurant for the after shop bite. Homemade Merguez grilled Moroccan beef sausages; Babaganoush baked eggplant with tahini sauce; Kefta Kebab grilled minced beef kebab with traditional herbs and spices and a variety of different Couscous dishes. Also available are an eclectic selection of different Tagine’s more commonly translated as “stews.” Selections include Tagine with Prunes, Tagine with Fresh Vegetables and Tagine with Olives. However, at closer glance more common treats such as Hummus and Falafel are also available. Also available are dishes from “just outside of Morocco” including Spaghetti Bolognese, New York Strip Steak, and a selection of fresh fish entrees.

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9555 Harding Avenue, Surfside, FL 33154 (Conveniently located one block south of Bal Harbour Shops) Sunday Thursday 6:00 -11 p.m. Friday - Saturday 6:00 - 12 a.m (305) 865-5333

Pascal’s on Ponce 2611 Ponce de Leon Boulevard, Coral Gables (305) 444-2024 www.myeorganizer.com/pascal Sublime contemporary French cuisine, featuring local ingredients and utilizing the classical French techniques. Tamara 1677 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach (305) 532-2311 www.nationalhotel.com Enjoy a tantalizing menu of French fusion cuisine.

Greek Mykono’s Greek Restaurant 1201 Coral Way, Miami (305) 856-3140 Mediterranean specialties such as gyros and souvlaki yield much pleasure because the pita bread is heated to perfection and the lamb is lean.

Taverna Opa 36-40 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach (305) 673-6730 www.tavernaoparestaurant.com A combination of great Greek food and celebration creating a new meaning for the concept of dining.

Indian Imlee An Indian Bistro South Park Center, 12663 South Dixie Highway, Pinecrest (786) 293-2223 www.imleeindianbistro.com Known for it’s original creations plus it’s authentic, but unusual dishes.

International Afterglo 1200 Washington Avenue, Miami Beach (305) 695-1717 www.afterglo-restaurant.com Featuring innovative cuisine carefully designed to beautify the body both inside and out. Azul 500 Brickell Key Drive, Miami (305) 913-8358 www.mandarinoriental.com An award winning blend of Mediterranean flavors with Asian influences. Baleen 4 Grove Isle Drive, Coconut Grove (305) 857-5007 www.groveisle.com Tucked away in Coconut Grove’s Grove Isle, this restaurant is a challenge to find, but well worth the effort. Chef Allen’s 19088 Northeast 29th Avenue, Aventura (305) 935-2900 www.chefallens.com The seasonal menu borrows from the classic American repertoire and adds exotic Caribbean flair. China Grill 404 Washington Avenue, Miami Beach (305) 534-2211 www.chinagrillmgt.com A globe-spanning culinary adventure in a spectacular setting.


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The Forge 432 Forty-First Street Miami Beach, FL 33140 (305) 538-8533

The Forge An elegant restaurant with a creative twist, featuring an American cuisine and famous for the 16-ounce aged “Super Steak.”

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F Dinner served daily from 6:30 pm - Midnight

or American cuisine with a creative twist, try the elegant Forge, a Miami Beach landmark, owned and operated by Shareef Malnick. Infamous for its eclectic-yet incredibly inviting---ambience, this is the perfect backdrop for a film noir. The multifaceted restaurant pulses nightly with an assortment of celebs and their entourages. The food? Well, the arrival of executive chef Andrew Swersky has elevated the culinary aspect of things. For the first time ever, the menu has been expanded to twice its size and includes delights such as tuna tartare served four ways: U2---as in only two to a pound---shrimp cocktail; and exclusive cuts of meat such as the 16-ounce aged “Super Steak.” To top it off, The Forge boasts one of the most extensive wine lists in South Florida. Refreshingly, the service behaves as if everybody is an A-lister. True hedonists will enjoy a Cuban cigar or a Cognac in the lounge after dinner (regulars store their collections in private lockers in the giant humidor).

Appetizers/Raw Bar Six Fresh Oysters, East or West Coast, Served 3 Ways (pineapple ponzu, Japanese mignonette, yellow tomato mango wasabi) 18 Tuna Tartare Four Ways

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Soups/Salads Classic French Onion Soup 10 The Simple Salad, baby arugula, spinach, shaved hearts of palm, edible orchids, haricots verts, crispy fried grapes, asparagus, passion fruit dressing 11 Seafood Fresh Yellow Tail Snapper “Francaise Style” sautéed with fresh artichokes, sun-dried tomatoes, garlic, capers and dry Vermouth with homemade fettuccini 33 Dover Sole, pan sautéed, served with a beurre noisette of pineapple, tomato & mint, jasmine coconut risotto, sautéed fava beans, coconut, pineapple rings, rum butter 40 Steaks, Chops & Other Meats 16 oz. “Super Steak” prime 21 day N.Y. strip

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Colorado rack of lamb, double cut, pinenut, goat cheese & sweet potato crust, 24 hour roasted Campari tomatoes, rosemary Cabernet lamb reduction 40 Desserts Specialty Souffles – Belgian Chocolate, Grand Marnier Citrus & Chocolate Marble Vanilla Bean 14

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MIAMI-DADE Caffe Abbracci 318 Aragon Avenue, Coral Gables (305) 441-0700 Be pampered at this fine Italian eatery, where the attentive staff treats each guest like family. Caffe da Vinci 1009 Kane Concourse, Bay Harbor Isles (305) 861-8166 www.caffedavinci.com Freshly made pastas and good value make this romantic spot a Bay Harbor neighborhood favorite. Vix at the Victor Hotel

Karu Restaurant & Y 71 Northwest 14th Street, Miami (305) 403-7850 www.karu-y.com Amid a visual masterpiece where the architecture and cuisine create a culinary experience, guests at this restaurant and ultralounge will have all five of their senses enlivened. Nexxt Café 700 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach (305) 532-6643 Huge portions with a perfect vantage point on Lincoln Road. Relaxed with food from here and there. Norman’s 21 Almeria Avenue, Coral Gables (305) 446-6767 www.normans.com Local ingredients prepared in creative ways. Pelican Restaurant 826 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach (305) 673-1000 www.pelicanhotel.com South Beach staple dishing up light fusion foods. Inside Pelican Hotel. Santo 430 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach (305) 532-2882 www.santomiamibeach.com/ An innovative menu based on recipes from Mexico’s Pacific coast specializing in seafood, steak, chicken and pasta dishes are offered to indulge diners with exotic fare. Tantra Restaurant & Lounge 1445 Pennsylvania Avenue, Miami Beach (305) 672-4765 www.tantrarestaurant.com Featuring an exotic Middle Eastern décor, including a live grass floor and waterwall, sensual music and the acclaimed aphrodisiac cuisine.

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Vix 1144 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach (305) 779-8888 www.hotelvictorsouthbeach.com Luxuriant design reminiscent of 1930s Paris, with an original menu that is highly international in its influences. Wish 801 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach (305) 674-9474 www.wishrestaurant.com Eclectic cuisine that embraces the robust flavors of American cooking and the subtle nuances of haute Asian cuisine.

Italian Ago 1901 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach (305) 695-3226 www.agorestaurant.com The trendy setting and clientele can’t steal the scene from traditional Italian cooking. Bice Ristorante 18683 Collins Avenue, Sunny Isles (305) 503-6011 www.bice.ws Lovers of superb Italian cuisine no longer have to travel out of state to savor the sensations of this internationally famous restaurant chain. Café Avanti 732 41st Street, Miami Beach (305) 538-4400 www.cafeavanti.com Good, honest Northern Italian specialties are served with a personal touch. Café Prima Pasta 414 71st Street, Miami Beach (305) 867-0106 www.primapasta.com A bright spot on a dingy street, this tiny café’s homemade pastas pack ‘em in.

Casa Tua 1700 James Avenue, Miami Beach (305) 673-1010 www.casatualifestyle.com A sleek and chic country Italian-style establishment set in a refurbished 1925 Mediterranean-style house cum hotel. Cioppino 455 Grand Bay Drive (at the Ritz-Carlton), Key Biscayne (305) 365-4286 www.ritzcarlton.com With flavors reminiscent of a quaint repast in Siena, a seafood feast on the island of Elba, or a superb dinner overlooking the Arno in Florence, Cioppino features beautifully simple cuisine in sensuous and stunning surroundings. Da Leo Trattoria 819 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach (305) 674-0350 www.daleotrattoria.com To the point and directly to the gut Italian. Escopazzo 1311 Washington Avenue, Miami Beach (305) 674-9450 www.escopazzo.com/ Specialties include lobster risotto and chicken rollatini stuffed with mortadella and fontina cheese. Oggi Caffe 1666 79th Street Causeway, North Bay Village (305) 866-1238 www.oggicaffe.com Homemade pasta is the order of the day: fettucine, agnolotti, penne, spaghetti, and more. Osteria del Teatro 1443 Washington Avenue, Miami Beach (305) 538-7850 A unique and constantly changing menu makes this little restaurant a winner with restaurant critics and local diners.

Romeo’s Café 2257 Southwest 22nd Street (Coral Way), Miami (305) 859-2228 www.Romeoscafe.com An intimate and elegantly appointed room in which a maximum of 28 guests are treated to a unique and exceptional dining experience from the minute they enter the room. Sibilla Ristorante 833 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach (305) 695-1654 Original takes on classic Italian cuisine featuring heirloom family recipes and top-notch service. TiramesU 721 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach (305) 532-4538 www.tiramesu.com The freshest authentic Italian Restaurant on Lincoln Road, since 1988. Toscana 180 Aragon Avenue, Coral Gables (305) 569-6511 This new restaurant concept features the food and wine of Tuscany in a warm and contemporary setting enhanced by elegant wood-carved wine cases and art depicting Tuscan landscapes. Trattoria Sole 5894 Sunset Drive, Miami (305) 666-9392 www.trattoria-sole.com A main staple of restaurant goers seeking fine authentic Italian Cuisine with a flare for the dramatic. Tutto Pasta Ristorante 1751 Southwest 3rd Avenue, Miami (305) 857-0709 www.tuttopasta.com Chef and owner Joao Carlos Olivera combines Italian cuisine with his Brazilian touch that creates flavors which will transport your palate to the Italian countryside.

Japanese Bond Street Lounge 150 20th Street, Miami Beach (305) 398-1806 www.townhousehotel.com An exciting and innovative interpretation of Japanese cuisine. Nobu 1901 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach (305) 695-3232 www.noburestaurants.com Japanese food, with Peruvian, South American flair.


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Toscano Grille 2120 Salzedo Street Coral Gables, FL 33134 (305) 448-5111

Toscano Grille Offering the very best in authentic regional Italian cuisine and a new “open menu” policy.

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T Open daily for lunch and dinner

oscano Grille is introducing Miami’s first Tuscan style restaurant concept authentic regional Italian cuisine that uses a genuine custom-built oak-fired brick oven to prepare its menu of fresh fish, meat and poultry dishes as well as select pasta plates, for a distinct, but mildly smoky flavor. As a unique addition, and following the true essence of a family-run Italian bistro, Toscano Grille offers local patrons a classic a la carte menu as well as the option of any “off the menu” Italian specialty of their choice. The concept stems from the collaboration of Toscano Grille’s Executive Chef Ricardo Davila (formerly of Café Abbracci) and Corporate Chef Jose Davila (formerly of Amalfi Ristorante). The two brothers, originally from Nicaragua, share 32 years of combined experience in regional Italian cuisine. With the strategic business development acumen of Alcides Davila, the oldest of the three brothers, Toscano Grille is destined to become not only a perfect spot for the business lunch or dinner, but the ideal and quieter family alternative to the pricey and difficultto-book restaurants of South Beach. www.toscanogrille.com

Antipasti DUE TARTAR SAPORI ASIATICI Fresh ahi tuna and salmon chopped with capers, ginger oil, fresh roasted Shitaki mushrooms, aioli, nuts, chives, soy sauce, Tuscan extra virgin olive oil and wasabi. 10.95 CAPRESE Fresh imported buffalo mozzarella, sliced fresh garden tomatoes and basil leaves. 9.95 Insalate INSALATA TRE COLORI Endive, radicchio and arugula with olive oil and lemon dressing. 6.95 Pasta & Basta LASAGNA TOSCANA Lasagna with meat sauce, bechamel, Parmesan cheese and rosemary, baked in the wood-burning oven. 16.95 DALLA NOSTRA GRIGLIA E PADELLA FROM OUR GRILLE & SAUTE PAN PAILLARD DI POLLO ALLE ERBE Chicken paillard with fresh herbs.

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Pesce FILETTO DI SOGLIO ALMANDINE Filet of Sole meuniere topped with roasted almonds and lemon butter sauce. 26.95 DAL NOSTRO FORNO A LEGNA FROM OUR WOOD BURNING OVEN SALMONE AI MIRTILLI & SHITAKI Salmon with juniper berries, Shitaki mushrooms, shallots, scallops, reduction of Chardonnay, fish fumé, fresh herbs 26.95

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MIAMI-DADE Latin Cacao Restaurant 141 Giralda Avenue, Coral Gables (305) 445-1001 www.cacaorestaurant.com True to its chocolaty moniker, the entrees are rich at this Latin American eatery. Chispa 225 Altara Avenue, Coral Gables (305) 648-2600 www.chisparestaurant.com An energetic contemporary Latin Restaurant, which offers a unique combination of cuisine, ambience and service. Novecento 1080 Alton Road, Miami Beach (305) 531-0900 www.novecentomiami.com Novecento 1414 Brickell Avenue, Miami (305) 403-0900 www.novecentomiami.com Great value Argentinean-Mediterranean food, excellent service and vintage inspired ambience. Ola 425 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach (305) 695-9125 Pan-Latin cuisine served in a stylish Old World setting.

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Ola Steak & Tapas Village of Merrick Park 320 San Lorenzo Avenue, Coral Gables (305) 461-4442 www.olasteak.com Fine restaurant that combines the flavors of the Latin and Spanish cultures.

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or Chef JORGE VARONA, The Boulevard - An American Bistro, is the culmination of 15 years of dedication, passion, and a little touch of fate. With his own culinary style emerging, in December 2005, Chef Jorge fulfilled his dream, with the opening of his own restaurant, The Boulevard, an eclectic, intimate bistro, in downtown HollywoOD whether it’s integrating regional and world cuisines; like the ST. LOUIS BARBECUED RIBS slow-roasted with fresh ginger, sweet onions and garlic, rubbed with a homemade Thai-style BarB-Que sauce; or modern interpretations of classic dishes, such as the BRAISED SHORT RIBS served with collard greens, stone ground blue cheese grits, and crisp tobacco rings, Chef Jorge’s American Bistro is a gastronomes haven. theblvdbistro.com

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Mediterranean Open for Lunch and Dinner daily Sun - Thur 11:30 am - 11:00 pm Fri. & Sat. 11:30 - 12:00 midnight Wine Dinners Every 3rd Thursday Happy Hour Mon Fri 5 - 7 1926 Hollywood Blvd. Hollywood, FL 33020 Reservations Call (954) 272-6836

1200 Courtyard Grill 1200 Anastasia Avenue, Coral Gables (305) 445-8066 x2407 www.biltmorehotel.com Enjoy Mediterranean cuisine at its best. Antigua 1334 Washington Avenue, Miami Beach (305) 531-3440 www.macarenaweb.com Offering an intimate and pleasant atmosphere, excellent service and outstanding international cuisine.

Bizcaya Grill 3300 Southwest 27th Avenue, Coconut Grove (305) 644-4675 www.ritzcarlton.com The Mediterrannean influenced menu is heavy on high-style seafood dishes like the roasted scallops adorning a pile of polenta. Katrine Restaurante 2530 Ponce de Leon Boulevard, Coral Gables (305) 460-0100 www.restaurantkatrine.com Combining a wide variety of cocktails from around the world with excellent Gourmet Food with a Mediterranean and ethnic touch. Mendoza 1155 Brickell Bay Drive, Miami (305) 377-4442 www.mendozarestaurant.com Fresh Mediterranean cuisine that offers a tribute to the wines of Mendoza. Two Sisters 50 Alhambra Plaza, Coral Gables (305) 447-6101 www.coralgables.hyatt.com A tranquil haven tucked inside Hyatt Regency Hotel featuring mixture of Mediterranean specialties and slightly heavier continental fare.

Mexican Cantina Beach 455 Grand Bay Drive, Key Biscayne (305) 365-4500 www.ritzcarlton.com Ewnjoy Coastal Mexican-inspired cuisine, featuring a fresh, Baja California style menu under a thatched-roof palapa with plush lounges, fire pits and bar rails overlooking the ocean. Jaguar Ceviche Spoon Bar and Latam Grill 3067 Grand Avenue, Coconut Grove (305) 444-0216 www.jaguarspot.com Casual elegance, fine food and neighborhood prices.

Middle Eastern Maroosh 223 Valencia Avenue, Coral Gables (305) 476-9800 www.maroosh.com Fine Mediterranean fare with an emphasis on the Middle East.


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Bice - Sunny Isles 18683 Collins Avenue Sunny Isles Beach , FL 33160 (305) 503-6011

Bice Lovers of superb Italian cuisine no longer have to travel to savor the sensations of this internationally famous restaurant.

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A Open for breakfast from 7-11am Lunch 11:30 - 4:00 pm Dinner 5:00 -11:00 pm Brunch (Sat/Sun) 11:30 am - 4:00 pm Early Bird menu (M-Th) from 5 - 7 pm For $24/person

uthentic Milanese cuisine comes to Miami at this internationally celebrated restaurant. Spare and polished, it’s a perfect setting for elegance, combined with the flair of a true Miami hotspot. Breakfast includes a light selection of French pastries and standard fare. Lunchtimers come for the tagliatelle tossed in Bolognese meat sauce, since pasta is strictly homemade. Dinner features braised veal shank “Ossobuco” with Saffron Risotto and the company’s Pappardelle al Telefono di Bice Milano. The solid Italian fare hails back to its roots with quality ingredients, but also looks forward with a touch of nouvelle creativity; Desserts run the gamut from tiramisu to a refreshing seasonal fruit platter with lemon sorbet. For a truly Italian experience, order the cheese plate for dessert, which comes with a trilogy of hard, soft and blue cheeses; a trio of chestnut, acacia and millefiori honeys; and freshly roasted walnuts. The textural and flavor counterpoints of these combinations energize rather than weigh down the palate.

Antipasti Prosciutto San Daniele con melone dolce e aceto balsamico di Modena Prosciutto San Daniele with sweet galia melon and balsamic vinegar reduction 18 Carpaccio di manzo condito con tartufo nero, insalatina di funghi, rucola, e Parmigiano Beef carpaccio dressed with black truffle and a salad of arugola, cremini mushrooms, and Parmesan 18 Insalate Indivia Belga con Gorgonzola e Noci Tostate in Vinaigrette alla Senape di Dijon Belgian endive and Gorgonzola Cheese Salad with a Dijon Dressing and Toasted Walnuts 14 Insalatina di pesce e crostacei su passata agra di pomodoro e basilico Seafood and black olive salad on citrus and tomato coulis 17 Primi Piatti Spaghetti con Aragosta Come in Costa Smeralda Spaghetti with Maine Lobster and Cherry Tomatoes Finished with Lobster Infused Virgin Olive Oil 25 Risotto con gamberi, capesante e scorzetta di limone Risotto with prawns and sea scallops scented with lemon zest 23 Secondi Piatti Pesce Filetti di branzino mediterraneo al cartoccio, con carciofi freschi e patate Mediterranean Sea bass fillets baked in papilottte with potatoes and fresh artichokes 37 Carne Filetto di manzo in pancetta e rosmarino e salsa al porto, su purea di patate e pomodori secchi Beef tenderloin wrapped in bacon and rosemary, served on sun dried tomato mash, Port sauce 39

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MIAMI-DADE Moroccan Nights & Link Lounge 9555 Harding Avenue, Surfside (305) 865-5333 Escape your comfort zone at this North Africainspired venue, which shakes up typical nightlife expectations with a dose of the exotic.

Peruvian Francesco 325 Alcazar Avenue, Coral Gables (305) 446-1600 www.FrancescoRestaurant.com You don’t have to travel to Lima to get a taste of great Peruvian food. La Cofradia 2525 Ponce de Leon Boulevard, Suite 110, Coral Gables (305) 914-1300 www.lacofradia.com There’s no need to travel to Peru to enjoy Chef Jean Paul Desmaison’s outstanding fusion of Mediterranean and Peruvian flavors.

Seafood A Fish Called Avalon 700 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach (305) 532-1727 www.afishcalledavalon.com Award-winning food, casual elegance, and indoor or streetside patio dining Altamar 1223 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach (305) 532-3061 Fresh, premium seafood and European preparation techniques distinguish this Lincoln Road restaurant. Joe’s Stone Crab 11 Washington Avenue, Miami Beach (305) 673-0365 www.joesstonecrab.com Serving up gigantic, meaty crab claws since 1923. Le Bon 723 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach (305) 673-3266 www.lebonrestaurant.com This Belgium eatery has over twenty options of mussels served with amazing pommes frites with a delectable homemade mayonnaise for dunking. Quinn’s 640 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach (305) 673-6400 www.quinnsmiami.com Cleverly redefining “local flavor”, the beloved chef here fuses old-Florida style seafood concepts with progressive global trends.

Tarpon Bend Raw Bar & Grill 65 Miracle Mile, Coral Gables (305) 444-3210 www.tarponbend.com A mixture of American Classics highlighted by daily fresh catches and an amazing array of seasonal raw bar items served in a casual yet sophisticated setting.

Spanish La Dorada 177 Giralda Avenue, Coral Gables (305) 446-2002 This elegant Spanish restaurant boasts impressive service, presentation and unusual fish dishes.

Steak Christy’s 3101 Ponce de Leon Boulevard, Coral Gables (305) 446-1400 www.christysrestaurant.com/ Steak is king here, but several non-beef selections are offered such as char-broiled salmon and stuffed grouper. Houston’s 17355 Biscayne Boulevard, North Miami Beach (305) 947-2000 www.houstons.com Houston’s 201 Miracle Mile, Coral Gables (305) 529-0141 www.houstons.com Houston’s offers a substantial menu that focuses on generous and unusual salads, and a variety of beef, pork, chicken and seafood options. Linda B. Steakhouse 320 Crandon Boulevard, Key Biscayne (305) 361-1111 www.lindabsteakhouse.com Enjoy a new era in dining featuring the finest in steaks. Morton’s The Steakhouse 1200 Brickell Avenue, Miami (305) 400-9990 www.mortons.com The nation’s premier steakhouse group, specializing in classic, hearty fare, serving generous portions of USDA prime aged beef, as well as fresh fish, lobster and chicken entrees. Prime One Twelve 112 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach (305) 532-8112 www.prime112.com Upscale steakhouse with hip, lively clientele and art deco furniture.

Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse 2320 Salzedo Street , Coral Gables (305) 461-8360 www.RuthsChris.com USDA Prime grade steaks served in Ruth’s Chris signature fashion … “sizzling.” Shula’s 2 6842 Main Street, Miami Lakes (305) 820-8047 www.donshula.com Nationally renowned steakhouse known for their famous 48-ounce Porterhouse. Shula’s Steak House 5225 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach (305) 341-6565 www.donshula.com Nationally renowned steakhouse known for their famous 48-ounce Porterhouse. Shula’s Steak House 7601 Miami Lakes Drive, Miami Lakes (305) 820-8102 www.donshula.com Nationally renowned steakhouse known for their famous 48-ounce Porterhouse. Smith & Wollensky 1 Washington Avenue, Miami Beach (305) 673-2800 www.smithandwollensky.com A premium steak and chop house specializing in dry-aged prime beef, but also serving a wide array of fresh seafood and shellfish bouquets. The Forge 432 41st Street, Miami Beach (305) 538-8533 www.theforge.com An elegant restaurant with a creative twist, the Forge features American cuisine and is famous for the 16-ounce aged “Super Steak.” The Palm 9650 East Bay Harbor Drive, Bay Harbor Island (305) 868-7256 www.thepalm.com Offering everything a good steakhouse should: tender cuts of meat, filling sides, fresh salads, and desserts that are meals in themselves. The Palm 4425 Ponce de Leon Boulevard, Coral Gables (786) 552-7256 www.thepalm.com Offering everything a good steakhouse should: tender cuts of meat, filling sides, fresh salads, and desserts that are meals in themselves.

Tuscan Steak 433 Washington Avenue, Miami Beach (305) 534-2233 www.chinagrillmgt.com This sophisticated Florentine grill is two parts Northern Italy and one part South Florida and features a family-style menu.

Steak & Seafood Chart House Restaurant 3371 Pan American Drive, Miami (305) 856-9741 www.chart-house.com Featuring a menu that is tailored to complement local cuisine while introducing a hint of the exotic. The Capital Grille 444 Brickell Avenue, Miami (305) 374-4500 www.thecapitalgrille.com An upscale steakhouse serving dry aged steaks, mouth-watering appetizers, fresh seafood, chops, and irresistible desserts matched with out-of-this world service.

Sushi Blue Sea 1685 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach (305) 674-6400 www.morganshotelgroup.com The ultimate eat-in kitchen featuring an innovative selection of fresh seafood, caviar and sushi. Doraku 1104 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach (305) 695-8383 www.sushidoraku.com Classy Japanese eatery near Lincoln Road Mall offers urban hipsters fresh fish dishes. Sushi Samba Dromo 600 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach (305) 673-5337 www.sushisamba.com A fusion of Japanese, Brazilian, and Peruvian cuisine, music, and design.

Thai Tamarind Thai 946 Normandy Drive, Miami Beach (305) 861-6222 www.tamarindthai.us Top-notch gourmet and authentic Thai food (no sushi) with first-class service and prices that can’t be beat.

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4140 Bar & Grille 4140 North Federal Highway, Ft. Lauderdale (954) 358-4140 www.4140barandgrille.com The from-scratch menu causes mouthwatering anticipation.

Christina Wan’s Mandarin House 664 North Federal Highway , Ft. Lauderdale (954) 527-0228 www.christinawans.com Dine “Dim Sum” style here, which is having small portions of a variety of different dishes.

JB’s on the Beach 300 North Ocean Boulevard, Deerfield Beach (954) 571-5220 www.jbsonthebeach.com Offering you the Caribbean experience without having to leave South Florida. Featuring continental cuisine with an island flair. The Boulevard An American Bistro 1926 Hollywood Boulevard, Hollywood (954) 272-6836 www.theblvdbistro.com/ An eclectic bistro, specializing in modern takes of classic dishes, and a fusion of regional and world cuisines. The Cheesecake Factory 600 East Las Olas Boulevard, Ft. Lauderdale (954) 463-1999 www.thecheesecakefactory.com A unique, upscale casual dining restaurant known for serving generous portions at moderate prices and offering more than 200 items.

Fresh, flavorful and inspired by the season

The Cheesecake Factory 2312 Sawgrass Mills Circle, Sunrise - The Oasis at Sawgrass Mills (954) 835-0966 www.thecheesecakefactory.com A unique, upscale casual dining restaurant known for serving generous portions at moderate prices and offering more than 200 items.

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his award winning, casually sophisticated fresh grill invites you to discover the sensational flavors of a seasonally inspired menu and an international wine list of 140 wines, 70 by the glass. Signature items include Rustic Flatbreads, Cedar Plank Salmon and Mesquite Roasted Pork Tenderloin. Enjoy the pleasures of expertly prepared food, great wines and a welcoming adult atmosphere. Spectacular outdoor waterfront dining available at Palm Beach Gardens location. Reservations welcome, piano bar nightly.

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Monday - Friday Lunch 11:30 am - 2:30 pm Dinner from 5:00 pm Saturday 11:30 am - 11:00 pm Sunday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm Fort Lauderdale (954) 537-1052 Boca Raton (561) 998-9952 Palm Beach Gardens (561) 625-5852

Caribbean Johnny V Restaurant & Lounge 625 East Las Olas Boulevard, Ft. Lauderdale (954) 761-7920 www.johnnyvlasolas.com The menu combines the freshest ingredients of South Florida with a beautifully blended selection of spices from the Caribbean and South America. Mango’s 904 East Las Olas Boulevard, Ft. Lauderdale (954) 523-5001 www.mangosonlasolas.com Margaritaville meets Las Olas at this moving and shaking restaurant-lounge.

Wild East Asian Bistro 1200 East Las Olas Boulevard, Ft. Lauderdale (954) 828-1888 Waterfront bistro in Fort Lauderdale combines inexpensive but delicious Pan-Asian fare with priceless ambiance.

Contemporary American Grill Room on Las Olas 620 East Olas Boulevard, Ft. Lauderdale (954) 467-2555 www.grillroomonlasolas.com A stately, elegant restaurant with all the oldworld comforts of a classic grill room. Himmarshee Bar & Grill 210 Southwest 2nd Street, Ft. Lauderdale (954) 524-1818 www.himmarshee.com A favorite for casual, American cuisine with an eclectic twist. Chef Peter Boulukos creates simple, fresh dishes using seasonal local ingredients Mark’s Las Olas 620 East Las Olas Boulevard, Ft. Lauderdale (954) 463-1000 www.chefmark.com Classical cooking techniques with the freshest local ingredients. Seasons 52 2428 East Sunrise Boulevard, Ft. Lauderdale (954) 537-1052 www.seasons52.com Celebrating living well through seasonally inspired healthier dining 52 weeks a year. The Grape at Las Olas 706 East Las Olas Boulevard, Ft. Lauderdale (954) 467-2433 www.yourgrape.com A non-intimidating and pleasurable atmosphere in which to enjoy great wines and food at reasonable prices. The River House 301 Southwest 3rd Avenue, Ft. Lauderdale (954) 525-7661 www.ftlauderdaleriverhouse.com Sensational waterfront restaurant specializing in fresh ingredients from locallly grown produce to just landed fish.


THERE’S ALWAYS SOMETHING HAPPENING IN TRINA! Transform an evening into an experience with the award-winning Trina Restaurant. Trina is just minutes away from all of Fort Lauderdale’s Art and Entertainment Locations. Celebrity Chefs, stunning Ocean Views and an evening to remember .

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Trina Restaurant and Lounge is located in The Atlantic Hotel, a member of Starwood’s Luxury Collection at 601 North Fort Lauderdale Beach Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304. Telephone 954-567-8070 For more information, please visit: www.trinarestaurant.com.


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BROWARD French Le Bistro Restaurant & Cooking School, Main Street Plaza 4626 North Federal Highway, Lighthouse Point (954) 946-9240 www.lebistrorestaurant.com Modern French and healthful world influences to make an exciting menu to delight all tastes.

GREEK Taverna Opa 3051 Northeast 32nd Street, Ft. Lauderdale (954) 567-1630 www.tavernaoparestaurant.com Taverna Opa 410 North Ocean Drive, Hollywood (954) 929-4010 www.tavernaoparestaurant.com A combination of great Greek food and celebration creating a new meaning for the concept of dining.

Relaxed and refined best describe the dining experience at Tara

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ara Steak & Lobster House™ is, Steak and Lobster. Dubbed by Zagat respondents as “the Peter Lugar of the South,” Tara incorporates family recipes to complete the classic steakhouse menu, with sauces and dressings made fresh in-house daily. Delight your taste buds with dry aged short-loin Porterhouse steaks, succulent three-six pound Maine lobsters, grilled chops, seafood dishes, and other homemade signature specialties. Vinophiles will revel in the Wine Spectator Award-Winning wine list, which contains an impressive selection of over two dozen wines by the glass. Live entertainment with Jazz & Standards duo Heart & Soul.

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Dinner served daily Sun - Thur. 5:00 - 11:00 pm Fri. & Sat. 5:00 - Midnight Wine Tasting on Thursday Happy Hour Mon - Fri 5 pm - 7 pm 1430 SE 17th Street Causeway Fort Lauderdale. (954) 765-6202

Mancini’s Ristorante Italiano 1017 East Las Olas Boulevard, Ft. Lauderdale (954) 764-5510 www.Mancinis1.com Not just a place to eat great food, but a restaurant to have the perfect meal. Pa DeGennaro’s 4331 North Ocean Drive, Lauderdale-By-The-Sea (954) 351-0310 Serving authentic and simple Puttanesca and Pomodoro - Italian dishes. Generous portions presented in a room that’s both elegant and neighborhoodlike Rino’s Tuscan Grill 1105 East Las Olas Boulevard, Ft. Lauderdale (954) 766-8700 Drawing crowds in for authentic Tuscan fare in bountiful proportions amid a fashionable Las Olas waterfront setting.

International

Ristorante Luna Rosa 2096 Northeast 2nd Street, Deerfield Beach (954) 429-8386 www.caffelunarosa.com Offering an authentic Italian experience in a casual atmosphere.

Flowers 2345 Wilton Drive, Wilton Manors (954) 563-7752 www.flowers2345.com Offering the absolute best in fine dining, ambiance and service.

Ruggero’s Bistro & Martini Bar 2671 East Oakland Park Boulevard, Ft. Lauderdale (954) 563-4683 www.ruggerosbistro.com Serving an eclectic mix of authentic Italian cuisine.

Italian

Timpano Italian Chophouse 450 Las Olas Boulevard, Ft. Lauderdale (954) 462-9119 www.timpanochophouse.net Revive the big city dining experience with big flavor steaks, chops, and pasta matched by fullbodied red wines in a sophisticated setting while intimate torch songs and ballads echo through the lounge and dining room.

Café Vico 1125 North Federal Highway, Ft. Lauderdale (954) 565-9681 The Italian/Mediterranean menu combines delicious pasta dishes like penne puttanesca, “top flight potato gnocchi” and many other excellent choices. Casa D’Angelo 1201 North Federal Highway, Ft. Lauderdale (954) 564-1234 www.casa-d-angelo.com Using only the freshest and the finest products available, Chef Angelo creates simple, nonetheless extraordinary, combinations of flavors and textures. Louie Louie 1313 East Las Olas Boulevard, Ft. Lauderdale (954) 524-5200 Casual, comfortable bistro spot with homemade Italian fare.

JAPANESE Wasabi Cafe 1506 E. Commercial Blvd, Fort Lauderdale (954) 772-0555 Traditional Japanese cuisine and sushi is served in a modern yet comfortable setting. A sushi bar caters to both traditionalists and more adventure prone customers.


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DAY WAS SUNDAY SUNDAY BRUNCH AT THE AWARD WINNING COUNCIL OAK.

Introducing the most sumptuous, mouthwatering, taste bud tingling Sunday Brunch in South Florida. Council Oak, our signature restaurant is letting out all the stops. ALLOW US TO WHET YOUR APPETITE: • Champagne and Mimosa Punch • Entrees of Jumbo Lump Crab Benedict • Carving Stations with Garlic Pepper Crusted Beef Tenderloin • Seared Sea Bass • Roasted Pork Loin • House Cured Salmon • Shrimp and Oyster Bar • Snow Crab Cocktails and Clams • And Mile High Desserts

A LITTLE TASTE OF HEAVEN

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BROWARD Mediterranean Trina Restaurant & Lounge 601 North Fort Lauderdale Beach Boulevard, Ft. Lauderdale (954) 567-8070 www.trinarestaurantandlounge.com Located in the Atlantic Hotel, this restaurant and lounge draws its tremendous appeal from its lively, hip interior and oceanfront patio. Stainless steel stools adorn the curved bar, and blue lanterns hang overhead while white linens, flower vases and candles top the outdoor tables. The kitchen specializes in seafood and Mediterranean cuisine, and the bar offers potent cocktails.

Seafood 3030 Ocean 3030 Holiday Drive, Ft. Lauderdale (954) 765-3030 www.3030ocean.com Maximum flavor, maximum freshness and maximum fine dining pleasure. Bluepoint Ocean Grill (at the Seminole Hard Rock) 5730 Seminole Way, Hollywood (954) 327-8911 www.bluepointamerica.com Fresh seafood, classic cocktails, warm surroundings and friendly service.

Wasabi Cafe - Japanese Restaurant & Sushi Bar

The Cove 1755 Southeast Third Street, Deerfield Beach (954) 421-9272 www.thecoverestaurant.com The Intracoastal locale provides a waterside dock with a view of boat traffic and the Hillsboro bridge.

Steak

Fish, A Restaurant 1850 Southeast 17th Street Causeway, Ft. Lauderdale (954) 527-5433 www.fish-fl.com A resort casual, upscale, contemporary, white linen seafood restaurant.

Carlton’s Restaurant & Lounge 1727 East Hallandale Beach Boulevard, Hallandale (954) 457-9240 www.carltonsrest.com A contemporary, alternative steakhouse featuring a piano-lounge experience and focusing on quality and variety.

Legal Seafood 2602 Sawgrass Mills Circle, Sunrise - The Oasis at Sawgrass Mills (954) 846-9011 www.legalseafoods.com Excellent seafood served in every manageable way. This chain restaurant claims “If it isn’t fresh, it isn’t Legal.”

Chima 2400 East Las Olas Boulevard, Ft. Lauderdale (954) 712-0581 www.chima.cc A carnivore’s dream where waiters dressed in full Gaucho regalia roam the beautiful, Brazilian-themed dining room and bring skewers of over a dozen kinds of meats.

Tarpon Bend Food & Tackle 200 Southwest 2nd Street, Ft. Lauderdale (954) 523-3233 www.tarponbend.com A mixture of American Classics highlighted by daily fresh catches and an amazing array of seasonal raw bar items served in a casual yet sophisticated setting.

Houston’s 2821 East Atlantic Boulevard, Pompano Beach (954) 783-9499 www.houstons.com Houston’s offers a substantial menu that focuses on generous and unusual salads, and a variety of beef, pork, chicken and seafood options.

Jackson’s Steakhouse 450 East Las Olas Boulevard, Ft. Lauderdale (954) 522-4450 www.jacksonssteakhouse.com Elegant ambience, impeccable service and excellent beef make for a prime steakhouse. Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse 2525 North Federal Highway, Ft. Lauderdale (954) 565-2338 www.RuthsChris.com USDA Prime grade steaks served in Ruth’s Chris signature fashion … “sizzling.” Shula’s on the Beach 321 North Fort Lauderdale Beach Boulevard, Ft. Lauderdale (954) 355-4000 www.donshula.com Nationally renowned steakhouse known for their famous 48-ounce Porterhouse.

Steak & Seafood Council Oak Steak & Seafood 1 Seminole Way, Hollywood (954) 327-5701 www.seminolehardrockhollywood.com Sizzling steaks and sumptuous seafood top the menu here. Grill 66 & Bar 2301 Southeast 17th Street Causeway, Pier 66 Marina, Ft. Lauderdale (954) 728-3500 www.grille66andbar.com Offering fresh seafood and prime steaks in an elegant waterfront setting.

Tara Steak & Lobster House 1430 Southeast 17th Street, Ft. Lauderdale (954) 765-6202 www.tarasteakandlobsterhouse.com Award winning cuisine featuring steaks, Maine lobsters, and Chilean Sea Bass with tarragonshallot white wine sauce. The Capital Grille 2430 East Sunrise Boulevard, Ft. Lauderdale (954) 446-2000 www.thecapitalgrille.com An upscale steakhouse serving dry aged steaks, mouth-watering appetizers, fresh seafood, chops, and irresistible desserts matched with out-of-this world service.

Thai Galanga Thai Kitchen & Sushi Bar 2389 Wilton Drive, Ft. Lauderdale (954) 202-0000 www.galangarestaurant.com This popular, casually stylish restaurant delivers outstanding Thai and Japanese cuisine. Sukhothai 1930 East Sunrise Boulevard, Ft. Lauderdale (954) 764-0148 www.sukhothaiflorida.com A family-owned Thai restaurant featuring highquality food at surprisingly affordable prices. Thai Spice 1514 East Commercial Boulevard, Ft. Lauderdale (954) 771-4535 www.thaispicefla.com Dine in one of the three main dining rooms while enjoying tradional Thai dishes, as well as many gourmet appetizers and entrees.

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32 East 32 East Atlantic Avenue, Delray Beach (561) 276-7868 www.32east.com Offering fresh ingredients, evocative delicious food, and an interesting, extensive wine list.

CoCo 290 Sunset Avenue, Palm Beach (561) 832-3734 www.cocopalmbeach.com Visit CoCo for an intoxicating interpretation of venerable Far East cuisine with the elegant undertones of Palm Beach.

Palm Beach Grill 340 Royal Poinciana, Palm Beach (561) 835-1077 www.hillstone.com American cuisine served in a casual atmosphere with wood overtones and an open kitchen. The Banyan Bar & Grill 2 East Camino Real, Boca Raton (561) 395-9335 www.theaddison.com A relaxed, yet elegant dining experience set among the Banyan covered patio. The Cheesecake Factory 701 South Rosemary Avenue Suite 179, West Palm Beach (561) 802-3838 www.thecheesecakefactory.com A unique, upscale casual dining restaurant known for serving generous portions at moderate prices and offering more than 200 items.

“Come-As-You-Are” Waterfront Dining

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t the Cove, nestled on the Intracoastal for 30 years, the endless boat parades and having fun are just as important as the food. With outside dining available on the covered dock and 3 bars, two inside and one outside, the watering-hole atmosphere has made The Cove one of the best “ComeAs You-Are” eateries in South Florida. The legendary Happy Hour offers twofor-one drinks with a complimentary buffet five nights a week. The Intracoastal locale provides a waterside dock with a panoramic view of the Hillsboro Bridge and the Waterway. With the new decor, Raw Bar, Lunch and Dinner Menus replete with salads, fresh local seafood, steaks, luscious desserts and more at The Cove! www.TheCoveRestaurant.com

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Lunch and Dinner Happy Hour 4 - 7pm. Monday-Friday, Two-for-one drinks with a Complimentary buffet bar 1755 SE Third Court Deerfield Beach, FL 33441-4420 Hillsboro Boulevard at the Intracoastal (954) 421-9272

Echo 230A Sunrise Ave., Palm Beach (561) 802-4222 www.echopalmbeach.com Asian cuisine influenced by China, Japan, Thailand and Vietnam. Kyoto Sushi & Sake Lounge 25 Northeast 2nd Avenue, Suite 208, Delray Beach (561) 330-2275 www.kyotosushisake.com Kyoto has defined the meaning of “Sushi Night Life,” bringing together service, sushi, and style in an out of the ordinary atmosphere. Suite 225 225 East Ocean Avenue, Lantana (561) 582-2255 A place for the sushi connoisseur to sample a wide range of exotic items, while offering cooked dishes that are interesting variations on the norm.

The Cheesecake Factory 5530 Glades Road, Boca Raton (561) 393-0344 www.thecheesecakefactory.com A unique, upscale casual dining restaurant known for serving generous portions at moderate prices and offering more than 200 items.

Thaikyo Asian Cusine 201 S. Ocean Blvd., Manalapan (561) 588-6677 www.thaikyo.com Large, spacious restaurant decorated with red panels draped across the ceiling, Thaikyo offers a fusion of Thai and Japanese cuisine.

The Cheesecake Factory 11800 Lake Victoria Gardens Avenue, Palm Beach Gardens (561) 776-3711 www.thecheesecakefactory.com A unique, upscale casual dining restaurant known for serving generous portions at moderate prices and offering more than 200 items.

CARIBBEAN

The Yard House 11701 Lake Victoria Gardens Avenue, Palm Beach Gardens (561) 691-6901 www.yardhouse.com An upscale-casual eatery known for its extensive menu, classic rock music, and world’s largest selection of draft beer.

Nirvana 1701 North Congress Avenue, Boynton Beach (561) 752-1932 www.nirvanafl.us A delicious fusion of flavor that’s out of this world, generous wine list, live entertainment and more. Pineapple Grille 800 Palm Trail, Delray Beach (561) 265-1368 www.pineapplegrille.com Old Florida style dining in and indoor and outdoor setting serving contemporary American and tropical food.


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Owner & Executive Chef Brian Harris: A World Class Chef Has Never Been Closer. We invite you to discover South Florida’s most sumptuous American Bistro in the elegant setting of Bistro Zenith. Join us for lunch or dinner, and experience the glamour and savor the world-class gourmet cuisine. Bistro Zenith is open for lunch Monday through Friday 11:30am-2:30pm, and dinner from 5:30pm. Special Events & Upscale Corporate Catering • Private Party Room Bistro Zenith is located at Regency Court 3011 Yamato Road, Boca Raton, FL 33434 For reservations, call 561-997-2570

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PALM BEACH Max’s Grille 404 Plaza Real, Boca Raton-Mizner Park (561) 368-0080 www.maxsgrille.com A modern American bistro, featuring a contemporary menu with Asian and Latin influences with a well chosen wine list.

Seasons 52 11611 Ellison Wilson Road, Palm Beach Gardens (561) 625-5852 www.seasons52.com Celebrating living well through seasonally inspired healthier dining 52 weeks a year.

Old Calypso 900 East Atlantic Avenue, Delray Beach (561) 279-2300 www.oldcalypso.com Tasty New Orleans and tropical cuisine situated on the Intercoastal Waterway. Saki Room, Delray Beach

CHINESE Uncle Tai’s 5250 Town Center Circle, Boca Raton - Town Center (561) 368-8806 Authentic Hunan style Chinese cuisine where quality is showcased and the service is Frenchstyle.

CONTEMPORARY AMERICAN Absinthe 5150 Town Center Circle, Boca Raton (561) 620-3754 www.absintheboca.com Elegant brasserie with a turn-of-the-century theme offers visitors and locals a taste of history. Bistro Zenith 3011 Yamato Road, Boca Raton (561) 997-2570 www.bistrozenith.com An upscale American Bistro with eclectic menu items. Café Chardonnay 4533 PGA Boulevard, Palm Beach Gardens (561) 627-2662 www.cafechardonnay.com Creative American cuisine, fine wines, and elegant décor. City Cellar Wine Bar and Grill 700 S. Rosemary Ave, West Palm Beach (561) 366-0071 www.bigtimerestaurants.com Multi-ethnic dishes served in an urban setting surrounded by a magnificent glass enclosed wine cellar.

City Kitchen 11701 Lake Victoria Gardens Avenue, Suite 2104, Palm Beach Gardens - Downtown (561) 491-CITY www.bigtimerestaurants.com A straight forward, American style of cooking highlighted by the best and freshest ingredients, paired with great wine and great service. Dada 52 North Swinton Boulevard, Delray Beach (561) 330-3232 closermagazine.com/dada.htm Casual dining enviroment. Features a full bar and most entrees are under $20 Kee Grill 14020 U.S. Hwy 1, Juno Beach (561) 776-1167 Choose from a wide variety of Californian, American and Hawaiian cuisine in a beautiful setting that makes you feel like you are on a tropical island. Mark ‘s Mizner Park 344 Plaza Real, Boca Raton (561) 395-0770 chefmark.com The menu looks to the Mediterranean world for inspiration and finds it in pastas, pizzas, crisp salads, and rustic ingredients. Max’s Grille 11701 Lake Victoria Gardens Avenue, Palm Beach Gardens (561) 799-1979 www.maxsgrille.com A modern American bistro, featuring a contemporary menu with Asian and Latin influences with a well chosen wine list.

Opus 5 5050 Town Center Circle, Boca Raton - Town Center (561) 544-8000 www.opus5boca.com Superb American cuisine, with Asian accents, in a casually elegant setting that combines New York sophistication with South Beach energy. Rhythm Café 3800 Dixie Highway, West Palm Beach (561) 833-3406 www.rhythmcafe.cc Bohemian restaurant with an ambitious menu serving everything from very good filet mignon to well-prepared seafood.

Seasons 52 2300 Northwest Executive Center Drive, Boca Raton (561) 998-9952 www.seasons52.com Celebrating living well through seasonally inspired healthier dining 52 weeks a year. Taboo 221 Worth Avenue, Palm Beach (561) 835-3500 www.taboorestaurant.com American cuisine served along the heart of Worth Avenue. The Grape 11701 Lake Victoria Gardens Avenue, Palm Beach Gardens (561) 694-7799 www.yourgrape.com A non-intimidating and pleasurable atmosphere in which to enjoy great wines and food at reasonable prices.

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PALM BEACH The Restaurant 2800 South Ocean Boulevard, Palm Beach (561) 582-2800 www.fourseasons.com/palmbeach Offering award-winning Southeastern regional cuisine amid elegant surroundings.

CONTINENTAL Café Cellini 2505 South Ocean Boulevard, Palm Beach (561) 588-1871 www.cafecellini.com Continental cuisine served in an elegant atmosphere. Café L’Europe 331 S. County Road, Palm Beach (561) 655-4020 www.cafeleurope.com French/American cuisine served in a window-filled bistro and formal dining room. Kathy’s Gazebo Café 4199 North Federal Highway, Boca Raton (561) 395-6033 kathysgazebo.com Dover Sole to die for and other exquisitely prepared classic Continental dishes please even the most finicky diner at this traditional Boca café.

Imaginative and Inventive. Fresh and Festive.

L’Opera 224 Clematis Street, West Palm Beach (561) 659-1853 www.loperawpb.com The menu combines the best of each season’s bounty with the freshest and most fragrant herbs available to create dishes to unabashedly thrill all the senses.

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ienvenido MoQuilais defined by fresh ingredients, meticulously created dishes, homemade tortillas, tomales, mole and salsas, sublime marinades, fresh guacamole mashed tableside, exceptional flavors. Breathe in the aromas of the finest Mexican cuisine imaginable… and 200 smooth drinking tequilas. Always a Party! MoQuila’s Tequila Tuesdays, Salsa Wednesdays or Mariachi Sundays! For a complete listing of special events and promotions please visit our website.

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Located in Boca Raton’s “SoPalm” district 88 Plaza Real South Lunch: Monday to Friday Dinner: 7 Days Private Parties & Reservations Welcome:  (561) 394-9990    Convenient Call Ahead “Curbside Takeout”:  (561) 395-9991    WiFi

Maison Carlos 207 Clematis Street, West Palm Beach (561) 659-6524 www.maisoncarlos.com Continental cuisine served in a dining room replete with canvas umbrellas, trees and sunny yellow walls.

CUBAN Cabana el Rey 105 East Atlantic Avenue, Delray Beach (561) 274-9090 www.cabanarestaurant.com New Latin cuisine served amid a colorful décor. Cabana Las Palmas 118 Clematis Street, West Palm Beach (561) 833-4773 www.cabanarestaurant.com New Latin cuisine served amid a colorful décor.

Columbia Restaurant 651 Okeechobee Blvd , West Palm Beach (561) 820-9373 www.columbiarestaurant.com Enjoy authentic Spanish cuisine, such as paella, black beans and rice or traditional Spanish yellow rice and chicken.

French Bistro Provence 2399 North Federal Highway, Boca Raton (561) 368-2340 www.bistroprovence.com Small, cozy restaurant featuring a menu that is classic Provencal. Café Boulad 301 Australian Avenue, Palm Beach (561) 655-6060 www.danielnyc.com Offering a warm and welcoming French-American venue created by renowned Chef Daniel Boulud. Chez Jean-Pierre 132 North County Road, Palm Beach (561) 833-1171 Traditional and contemporary French cuisine served in three dining areas with traditional Mediterranean and funky décor. La Vieux Paris 200 West Camino Ral, Boca Raton (561) 368-7910 Good, reliable French fare is the hallmark of this comfortable restaurant. L’Anjou 717 Lake Avenue, Lake Worth (561) 582-7666 French restaurant with a welcoming, friendly and comfortable atmosphere. L’Escalier 1 South County Rd., Palm Beach (561) 659-8480 www.thebreakers.com Modern French cuisine served in an elegant setting with an exhibition kitchen.

INTERNATIONAL Atrio Restaurant 123 S. Olive Ave., West Palm Beach (561) 833-9576 www.atriopb.com Combining taste from the Far-East to the Southwest.


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PALM BEACH Bizarre Avenue Café 921 Lake Avenue, Lake Worth (561) 588-4488 www.bizaareavecafe.com Little bistro featuring tapas, pizza, a nice wine selection, sandwiches, fabulous entrees and more. Caffe Luna Rosa 34 South Ocean Boulevard, Delray Beach (561) 274-9404 www.caffelunarosa.com Offering a memorable and authentic Italian dining experience in a casual atmosphere.

Too Bizarre 287 East Indiantown Road, Jupiter (561) 745-6262 www.toobizaare.com A wine, tapas, and sushi bar filled with plush couches and lounge chairs.

Arturo’s Restaurant 6750 North Federal Highway, Boca Raton (561) 997-7373 www.arturosrestaurant.com Italian cuisine in Tuscan villa setting serving meat, seafood, and pasta.

Yopo 5520 PGA Boulevard, Palm Beach Gardens (561) 799-6320 www.allegrorestaurantflorida.com New World ingredients with classical techniques

Basil Garden 5837 North Federal Highway, Boca Raton (561) 994-2554 A friendly place where basic southern Italian food is served in good quantity with better than good quality.

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Johannes 47 East Palmetto Park Road, Boca Raton (561) 394-0007 Chef Johannes Fruhwirt has created an excellent dining experience here, complete with a velvet rope out front that gives diners the feeling that they’re about to enter an intimate dinner party. Sundy House 106 South Swinton Avenue, Delray Beach (561) 272-5678 www.sundyhouse.com/ Cross-cultural dishes with a Florida-inspired twist and a showcase of seasonal ingredients.

Amici Ristorante and Bar 375 S. County Road , Palm Beach (561) 832-0201 www.amicipalmbeach.com Northern Italian fare with a Tuscan influence featuring rigatoni with spicy tomato sauce and roasted eggplant, potato gnocchi, grilled veal chops, risottos, and pizzas from a wood-burning oven.

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Bice Ristorante 313 1/2 Worth Avenue, Palm Beach (561) 835-1600 www.bice.ws Lovers of superb Italian cuisine no longer have to travel out of state to savor the sensations of this internationally famous restaurant chain. Capri Blu 251 Sunrise Avenue, Palm Beach (561) 832-4300 www.capribluflorida.com Every dish is authentically prepared, the result being a pure and subtle version of Italian cuisine. Cucina D’angelo 5050 Town Center Circle, Boca Raton - Town Center (561) 750-2344 www.cucinadangelo.com Boca Raton’s Premier Italian Restaurant featuring Tuscan Cuisine. Il Bellagio 600 Rosemary Ave Suite 170, West Palm Beach (561) 659-6160 www.ilbellagiocityplace.com Serving authentic Italian cuisine in casual, vibrant atmosphere.

Old Calypso 900 E. Atlantic Avenue Delray Beach, FL (561) 279-2300 OldCalypso.com

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Il Cioppino 210 East Ocean Avenue, Lantana (561) 588-1420 An upscale Mediterranean menu that highlights fish as well as the seafood dish for which the restaurant is named. Josephine’s Italian Restaurant 5751 North Federal Highway, Boca Raton (561) 988-0668 www.josephines.net Beautifully prepared Italian cuisine – prime Veal and Lamb, fresh Seafood, succulent Chicken and delicate Pasta – is served nightly using the freshest produce and best quality ingredients to achieve rich, satisfying flavors.

La Villetta 4351 North Federal Highway, Boca Raton (561) 362-8403 www.lavillettaboca.com A homey, well-attended restaurant with uncompromising cuisine, La Villetta offers Boca denizens an authentic taste of Italy. Luna Pazza 171 East Palmetto Park Road , Boca Raton (561) 391-1515 www.lunapazzaboca.com A solid Italian eatery where you can be sure that traditional pasta dishes like penne Bolognese are as good as any of the daily specials. Maggiano’s 21090 St. Andrew’s Boulevard, Boca Raton (561) 361-8244 www.maggianos.com Italian food that is prepared lovingly with only the freshest of ingredients, authentic recipes and pride. Paradiso 625 Lucerne Avenue, Lake Worth (561) 547-2500 www.paradisolakeworth.com Italian restaurant serving Northern Italian dishes in a warm atmosphere and lush decor. Pranzo Restaurant & Bar 402 Plaza Real, Boca Raton (561) 750-7442 Italian restaurant featuring Tuscan-style cuisine. Menu specializes in huge portions and family platters. Renato’s 87 Via Mizner, Palm Beach (561) 655-9752 www.renatospalmbeach.com Go, enjoy, indulge your senses, sate your appetite. Then sing its praises to your friends. Ristorante Bova 1450 North Federal Highway, Boca Raton (561) 362-7407 www.ristorantebova.com Gleaming establishment serving New Italian fare with glamorous South Beach style. Ristorante Saporissimo 366 Palmetto Park Road, Boca Raton (561) 750-2333 You’ll breathe the Italian atmosphere while you enjoy your meal prepared the moment you order. Rustico Italiano Restaurant 701 Lucerne Avenue, Lake Worth (561) 547-2782 www.rusticoitaliano.com A homey little Italian restaurant offering an eclectic menu.


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Saki Room 401 W. Atlantic Ave., #R9 Delray Beach, FL 33444 Phone: (561) 279-4135 or (866) 884-SAKI

Saki Room Saki Room combines gourmet cuisine with live fashion shows and an upscale lounge style atmosphere.

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he Saki Room is an innovative and exciting venture for Chris Licata and Ed Ueno on Delray Beach’s Atlantic Avenue. In the midst of a diverse mix of restaurants, day spas, bakeries, offices & residences, the Saki Room sets an ambience unparalleled to none. The place is equal parts Japanese restaurants and chilled nighttime lounge. Inside the lounge, breezy white curtains set off VIP areas, a televised fashion show is projected on the wall, low-key lounge music plays and overstuffed pillows rest on sleek yet cozy couches. This enticing 110 seat restaurant offers a healthy cuisine which specializes in premiere spirits, exquisite wines, delectable gourmet desserts and live lounge music, and we can’t forget one of the most extensive collections of sake in South Florida. Muddled fruits, fresh ginger and mint are all used to buoy the alcohol, and the bar stocks several signature drinks like strawberry sakitinis, as well as several varieties of sakes, wines and champagnes.

STARTS Sumibi Yakikaisen (seafood skewers) Fish, Japanese green pepper, onion, asparagus. Served with arugula salad with lemon dressing 11 GARDEN Sashimi Salad Mixed lettuce, tomato, carrots, cucumbers, tosazu sauce. Tuna, salmon, whitefish, crab cake 14 MEAT & POULTRY Sumibi Yaki Dual Beef and chicken skewers with Japanese green pepper, onion, asparagus 19 Crispy Chicken Roll Carrots, asparagus, broccoli, crab served with raspberry sauce. Served with spinach mashed potatoes 16 SEAFOOD Grilled Sake Salmon served with shitake mushroom, eggplant, Japanese escaveiche 19 Yakisoba Shrimp, fish, mussels, veggies

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Rolls Royce Roll Toro, negi, avocado, arugula salad with lemon dressing, white truffle oil m/p DESSERT Ichiban Tropical Sushi Sakiroom’s special sushi made with rice coconut, tropical fruits and dark chocolate 9

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PALM BEACH Tiramisu 855 South Federal Highway, Boca Raton (561) 338-9692 Relax in a cozy atmosphere while dining on fresh traditional Italian dishes.

Tempura House 9858 Clint Moore Road #C-112, Boca Raton (561) 883-6088 Offering a wide variety of well prepared Japanese food with over 150 items to choose from.

Tramonti 119 East Atlantic Avenue, Delray Beach (561) 272-1944 A New York-style Italian restaurant set in Delray.

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Trattoria Romano 499 East Palmetto Park Road, Boca Raton (561) 393-6715 Postmodern meets Italian country at Trattoria Romana. Vic & Angelo’s 4520 PGA Boulevard, Palm Beach Gardens (561) 630-9899 www.vicandangelos.com An Italian wine bar — with an emphasis on coaloven pizzas, homemade pastas and tapas-style dishes of small bites.

JAPANESE Ichiban Japanese Restaurant 8841 Glades Road , Boca Raton (561) 451-0420 Hibachi dinners, sushi, sashimi, and traditional Japanese cuisine are found here.

Southeastern regional cuisine amid elegant surroundings.

Mido’s Royal Palm Place, 508 Via de Palmas, Boca Raton (561) 361-9683 Sit at the sushi bar, where the highly-skilled sushi chefs are friendly and creative.

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he Restaurant at Four Seasons Resort Palm Beach is the domain of nationally acclaimed chef Hubert Des Marais, whose award-winning dishes have earned the prestigious AAA Five Diamond Award for nine consecutive years. The stunning ocean views and luxurious decor (tropical flower arrangements, endless marble)are only the beginning at this elegant hotel restaurant. Southern dishes with Caribbean, Latin, and Asian touches create menus of striking originality and interest try the citrus-marinated Gulf shrimp with truffled Manchego cheese grits, orange braised endive, and tomato red-eye gravy. Knowledgeable, professional service tops off the luxurious, one-of-a-kind dining experience. Reservations suggested. www.fourseasons.com

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Saito’s Japanese Steakhouse 10240 Forest Hill Boulevard, Wellington (561) 296-8888 www.saitosteakhouse.com An experience of traditional Japanese food, as well as hibachi-style dining, great services, and an exquisitve environment. Saito’s Japanese Steakhouse 700 South Rosemary Avenue, West Palm Beach - Cityplace (561) 296-8881 www.saitosteakhouse.com An experience of traditional Japanese food, as well as hibachi-style dining, great services, and an exquisitve environment. Saito’s Japanese Steakhouse 8316 Jog Road, Boynton Beach (561) 369-1788 www.saitosteakhouse.com An experience of traditional Japanese food, as well as hibachi-style dining, great services, and an exquisitve environment.

Sol Kitchen 4 East Atlantic Avenue, Delray Beach (561) 921-0201 Fresh and flavorful cuisine that celebrates the rich cultural diversity of Floridian, Latino, and American Tex/Mex cooking traditions.

MEDITERRANEAN Bistro 52 100 E. Atlantic Avenue, Delray Beach (561) 274-7077 Casual Mediterranean dining in an upbeat setting. Boheme Bistro 1118 East Atlantic Avenue, Delray Beach (561) 278-4899 www.bohemebistro.com A blend of the traditions of family, friends and good times with authentic Mediterranean and Italian cuisine. Cucina dell’arte 257 Royal Poinciana Way, Palm Beach (561) 655.0770 www.cucinadellarte.com Dining room with a floor-to-ceiling cherry wood bar and sidewalk seating. La Cigale A Taste of the Mediterranean 253 SE 5th Avenue, Delray Beach (561) 265-0600 www.lacigaledelray.com Think of the French Riviera, Morocco, Greece, Italy and delight in the cuisines of each.

MEXICAN Moquila Restaurant & Tequila Bar 88 Plaza Real South, Boca Raton (561) 394-9990 www.moquila.com The authentic, yet contemporary, bold Mexican cuisine at MoQuila is a sizzling combination of sumptuous dishes, ambience and energy.


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Marc’s Chophouse 337 East Indiantown Road Suite 10 Jupiter, FL 33477 Phone: (561) 747-2522 Fax: (561) 747-6889

Marc’s Chophouse With the elegance of fine dining and impeccable service Marc’s offers a wide variety of steaks, chops and fresh fish.

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or a mouthwatering steak in your own backyard, Marc’s Chophouse in Jupiter offers that and much more. With the elegance of fine dining and impeccable service Marc’s offers a wide variety of steaks and chops, including their signature steak which is a 28-30 oz. Porterhouse Grilled to Perfection and Smothered with Sauteed Onions, Mushrooms, Bell Peppers, Cherry Peppers and Herb. Finished in a White Wine Veal Reduction. Marc’s also offers great fish. They purchase fresh fish daily and will only serve the very best. Because the chef never knows exactly what species of fish he’ll find, he doesn’t list any on his menu except for the Shellfish a la Marc’s which is Lobster Tail, Shrimp, Calamari, Asparagus, & Sun-Dried Tomatoes in a Pink Sauce over Linguini. To top off your perfect evening try the Bananas Foster prepared tableside. Outdoor dining is also available. If the place is full when you arrive, enjoy a drink at the bar. Sinatra croons, a baby grand awaits the talented patron, and the owner is likely to escort you to your table, where a wonderful meal awaits.

FIRST COURSE Seared Ahi Tuna 10.00 Coconut Shrimp 11.50 Lobster Bisque 7.00 Marc’s Special Salad Prosciutto Di Parma, Imported Bufala Mozzarella, Fire Roused Peppers & Beefsteak Tomatoes 11.50 MARC’S SIGNATURE STEAKS & CHOPS Marc’s Signature Steak 28-30 oz. Porterhouse Grilled to Perfection and Smothered with Sauteed Onions, Mushrooms, Bell Peppers, Cherry Peppers and Herb. Finished in a White Wine Veal Reduction 52.00 Double Cut Lamb Chops

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SEAFOOD Our selection of fish changes daily according to market availability. PASTA Chicken Diano Julienne Chicken Lightly Dusted, Sauteed With Artichoke Hearts, Sundried Tomatoes, Mushrooms, White Wine, & Fresh Herbs. Tossed In a Northern Italian Sauce With Farfalle 22.00 Shellfish A La Marc’s Lobster Tail, Shrimp, Calamari, Asparagus, & Sun-Dried Tomatoes in a Pink Sauce over Linguini. 29.00 DESSERT Crème Brulee Bananas Foster

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PALM BEACH Rosa Mexicano 11701 Lake Victoria Gardens Avenue, Palm Beach Gardens - Downtown (561) 625-3120 www.rosamexicano.info Serving authentic regional cuisine and featuring guacamole prepared tableside and frozen pomegranate margaritas.

MIDDLE EASTERN Leila 120 S. Dixie Highway, West Palm Beach (561) 659-7373 www.leilawpb.com A cosmopolitan Middle Eastern grille offering guests a casual, contemporary atmosphere in which to enjoy regional dishes, along with a wide selection of mezze items like hummus, falafel, and tabouleh salad.

PERUVIAN Inca Grill 515 Northeast 20th Street, Boca Raton (561) 395-3553 International and Peruvian Seafood. Fresh ingredients.

SEAFOOD Bimini Twist 8480 Okeechobee Boulevard, West Palm Beach 561-784-2660 Step into the tropics and enjoy the many fresh seafood entrees served at this relaxed stop. Captain Charlie’s Reef Grill 12846 U.S. Highway 1, Juno Beach (561) 624-9924 The locals hideaway for casual dining. Fresh seafood at it’s best with new receipts almost weekly. Carmine’s Ocean Grill & Sushi Bar 2460 PGA Boulevard, Palm Beach Gardens (561) 624-1141 www.carmines.com Diners craving both Italian and seafood cuisine may, in lieu of flipping a coin, head for Carmine’s restaurant and, amid a casual, friendly ambience, enjoy a good meal.

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Charley’s Crab 456 South Ocean Boulevard, Palm Beach (561) 659-1500 www.muer.com Oceanfront dining with oceanview bar and cozy, tucked away dining areas featuring American cuisine empahasizing seafood. City Oyster 213 East Atlantic Avenue, Delray Beach (561) 272-0220 www.bigtimerestaurants.com A contemporary American seafood restaurant featuring a menu that is fresh, simple, and delicious. Jake’s Stone Crab 514 Via de Palmas, Boca Raton (561) 347-1055 Stone crab claws are the draw here, but other Florida seafood and steaks are also good. Jetty’s 1075 A1A North, Jupiter (561) 743-8166 Upscale waterfront restaurant located in Jupiter. Legal Seafood 550 South Rosemary Avenue , West Palm Beach (561) 838-9000 www.legalseafoods.com Excellent seafood served in every manageable way. This chain restaurant claims “If it isn’t fresh, it isn’t Legal.” Legal Seafood 6000 Glades Rd., Boca Raton - Town Center (561) 447-2112 www.legalseafoods.com Excellent seafood served in every manageable way. This chain restaurant claims “If it isn’t fresh, it isn’t Legal.”

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Mark’s City Place 700 South Rosemary Avenue, West Palm Beach - Cityplace (561) 514-0770 www.chefmark.com New American cuisine and fresh fish with an Asian twist. Olio 42 Southeast 2nd Avenue, Delray Beach (561) 278-6633 www.oliobistro.com Tucked away downtown Delray Beach Florida, Olio specializes in fresh, Mediterranean-inspired cuisine.

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Riggin’s Crabhouse & Seafood Market 607 Ridge Road, Lantana (561) 586-3000 www.rigginscrabhouse.com An authentic Maryland style crab house. Sailfish Marina 98 Lake Drive, Palm Beach Shores (561) 842-8449 www.sailfishmarina.com Indulge in waterfront dining at it’s finest where local seafood is the true star of the menu. Spoto’s Oyster Bar 125 Datura Street, West Palm Beach (561) 835-1828 www.spotos.com An authentic, premier oyster bar with fine, fun, dining seafood serving “good for the soul” food. Spoto’s Oyster Bar 4560 PGA Boulevard, Palm Beach Gardens (561) 776-9448 www.spotos.com An authentic, premier oyster bar with fine, fun, dining seafood serving “good for the soul” food.

SPANISH Mano a Mano 8 East Atlantic Avenue, Delray Beach - Atlantic Ave (561) 276-3666 Offers handfuls of tapas selections ranging from traditional Spanish to Asian and Italian-esque. Meson Madrid Royal Palm Place, 309 Via dePalmas, Boca Raton (561) 447-4006 www.mesonmadrid.com An acclaimed venue serving a wide range of authentic Spanish dishes in an environment that’s inviting and friendly.


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PALM BEACH STEAK Abe & Louie’s 2200 West Glades Road , Boca Raton (561) 447-0024 www.bbrginc.com Get ready for a melt-in-your-mouth culinary experience at this old-fashioned steakhouse. Fifth Avenue Grille 4650 North Federal Highway , Lighthouse Point (954) 782-4433 fifthavenuegrill.bananaboatboynton.com Dedicated to providing the best gourmet meats and freshest seafood.

Okeechobee Steakhouse 2854 Okeechobee Boulevard, West Palm Beach (561) 683-5151 okeesteakhouse.com Famous for Aged Steak, Prime Rib & Fresh Seafood. Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse 225 Northeast Mizner Boulevard, Boca RatonMizner Park (561) 392-6746 www.RuthsChris.com

Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse 661 U.S. Highway 1, North Palm Beach (561) 863-0660 Houston’s www.RuthsChris.com 1900 Northwest Executive Center Circle, Boca Raton USDA Prime grade steaks served in Ruth’s Chris (561) 998-0550 signature fashion … “sizzling.” www.houstons.com Houston’s offers a substantial menu that focuses Shula’s Steak House on generous and unusual salads, and a variety of 400 Avenue of the Champions, Palm Beach Gardens beef, pork, chicken and seafood options. (561) 627-4852 www.donshula.com Maxwell’s Chophouse Nationally renowned steakhouse known for their 501 East Palmetto Park Road, Boca Raton famous 48-ounce Porterhouse. (561) 347-7077 maxwellschophouse.com Strip House Award-winning chophouse that continues to 11701 Lake Victoria Gardens Avenue, Palm Beach be recognized for it’s distinguished food and Gardens distinguished elegance. (561) 296-4900 www.theglaziergroup.com Morton’s The Steakhouse A steakhouse that combines sophisticated cuisine 5050 Town Center Circle, Boca Raton - Town Center with a seductive interior design. (561) 392-7724 www.mortons.com The Player’s Club 13410 South Shore Boulevard, Wellington Morton’s The Steakhouse (561) 795-0080 777 South Flagler Drive, West Palm Beach www.playersclubrestaurant.com (561) 835-9664 Located on the grounds of an internationally www.mortons.com known polo stadium, the Players Club The nation’s premier steakhouse group, Restaurant offers American-style cuisine specializing in classic, hearty fare, serving – pasta, steak and seafood – delivered to you in generous portions of USDA prime aged beef, as a friendly, professional manner. well as fresh fish, lobster and chicken entrees. New York Prime 2350 Northwest Executive Center Drive, Boca Raton (561) 998-3881 www.newyorkprime.com This Boca eatery serves tender sirloin and hearty cuts of beef. Oakwood Grill 4610 PGA Boulevard, Palm Beach Gardens (561) 776-5778 www.oakwoodgrill.com A wood burning grill concept serving prime meats, seafood and chops.

Marc’s Chophouse 337 East Indiantown Road, Jupiter (561) 747-2522 www.marcschophouse.com With the elegance of fine dining and impeccable service Marc’s offers a wide variety of steaks, chops and fresh fish. The River House 2373 PGA Boulevard, Palm Beach Gardens (561) 694-1188 www.riverhouserestaurant.com Waterfront restaurant specializing in fresh seafood, but also serving superb steaks, chops, chicken and duck.

Saki Room 401 West Atlantic Avenue, Delray Beach (561) 279-4135 www.sakiroom.com Offering an extensive sushi menu and impressive saké collection, Saki Room combines gourmet cuisine with live fashion shows and an upscale lounge style atmosphere. Sushi Rok 106 North Olive Avenue, West Palm Beach (561) 802-9906 www.sushirok.com A vibrant and bright Sushi restaurant which features a sake bar and a menu that offers standard and exotic Japanese fare.

SUSHI RA Sushi 11701 Lake Victoria Gardens Avenue, Suite 4105, Palm Beach Gardens (561) 340-2112 www.rasushi.com Offering a full menu of Pacific-Rim dishes to satisfy any taste.

THAI Lemongrass 420 East Atlantic Avenue, Delray Beach (561) 278-5050 You’ll need to make multiple visits to journey the dizzying array of authentic Thai dishes. Don’t miss the Lobster Monster.

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STEAK & SEAFOOD Callaro’s Prime Steak & Seafood 264 South Ocean Boulevard, Manalapan (561) 588-9730 This privately owned steak and seafood house in Manalapan procures some cuts of beef that would make the big chains envious. Kee Grill 17940 North Military Trail, Boca Raton (561) 995-5044 Featuring a tropical atmosphere and a Pacific Rim cuisine, Kee Grill offers a menu that includes swordfish, crab cakes, macadamiacrusted snapper, and cioppino.

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