Art Basel Miami Beach 2011: Celebrating the 10th Edition

From December 1 through 4, Miami Beach, Florida, will host the 10th edition of Art Basel Miami Beach, the most prestigious art show in the Americas. More than 260 leading galleries from North America, Europe, Latin America, Asia and Africa will take part, showcasing works by more than 2,000 artists of the 20th and 21st centuries. To mark its 10th edition, Art Basel Miami Beach will inaugurate a new collaboration with the Bass Museum of Art on the Art Public sector, which will transform Collins Park with unique artworks and performances by renowned artists and emerging talents. For the first time,...
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Miami Beach: Share a Special Thanksgiving Dinner with Loved Ones at Essensia

WHAT: It is time to surround yourself with family and friends. The Palms Hotel & Spa invites South Floridians to come together for Essensia’s Thanksgiving Day Dinner for $39.00++ per person. Featuring an inventive twist on the season’s traditional favorites, Essensia is offering a 3-course pre-fix Thanksgiving Day Dinner Menu made with the highest quality seasonal and organic ingredients. Begin with a choice of Calabaza Squash & Caramelized Fennel Soup served with cumin spiced Greek yogurt and spiced pepitas or Grilled Cranberry Pomegranate Caesar featuring grilled heart of romaine,...
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Rest up for a Sleepless Night in Miami Beach

Sleepless Night, a citywide celebration of art, music and dance, traditionally runs from sundown to dawn on the night of the autumnal time change (thus forgoing the extra hour of sleep for fun). This year that falls on Nov. 5. The idea began in Paris in 1984 – with Nuit Blanche, or White Night – and has since spread to 11 other major international cities, including Rome, Madrid and Montreal. “Art Deco Weekend was the start of it all 35 years ago, but then came Art Basel 10 years ago, and now we’ve got Sleepless Night. Thanks to these three events, the cultural scene here has exploded,”...
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Food Network South Beach Wine & Food Festival presented by FOOD & WINE Unveils New Schedule of Events for its 11th Year!

Festival Founder and Director Lee Brian Schrager is pleased to unveil the program for the 2012 Food Network South Beach Wine & Food Festival presented by FOOD & WINE. Taking place February 23 – 26, 2012 the 11th annual edition of America’s favorite wine and culinary extravaganza will feature new events and programming guaranteed to please. All proceeds from the Festival benefit the Florida International University (FIU) Chaplin School of Hospitality and Tourism Management and the Southern Wine & Spirits Beverage Management Center; monies raised to date total approximately...
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Essencia’S Miami Spice 2011 Menus Exemplify Natural Gourmet Cuisine

WHAT: Essensia’s Executive Chef Frank Jeannetti and his culinary team have created Miami Spice Month menus that reflect the restaurant’s natural gourmet dining philosophy by utilizing wholesome, locally sourced, organic, and seasonal ingredients to create dishes that are bursting with flavor.  Menu highlights include Organic Arugula & Grilled Summer Peach Salad served with Prosciutto di Parma, crumbled goat cheese, and fig balsamic syrup; Chilled Cucumber & Avocado Soup served with Mint Yogurt; Kimchi BBQ’d Jumbo Shrimp served with pickled radish and savoy cabbage slaw; Pan Seared...
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