Posts in Hotel Dining
UPDATE: #1 The World’s 50 Best Restaurant Chef Mauro Colagreco, opens Florie’s in Palm Beach

UPDATE: Yesterday, in Singapore, the restaurant community and food lovers world wide tuned in for the Worlds 50 Best Restaurant announcement, and Chef Mauro Colagreco and Mirazur in the small French town of Menton was awarded the #1 spot. Chef Mauro opened his first US restaurant, Flories at the Four Seasons Palm Beach just this March, and here is our MIAbites review from our visit for brunch. Worth the trip.

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National Martini Day: The Vesper Martini via Chef Geoffrey Zakarian at Point Royal

James Bond would be very happy to know that today, June 19th is National Martini Day. Shaken or Stirred. Vodka or Gin( or both). Straight up or on the rocks. Olives or Lemon twist, Apple, Lychee or Chocolate. There are many many options for the martini lover.

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Wellness Wednesday: Retreat Season at The Carillon Miami Beach

The Carillon Wellness Resort in North Beach offers a world class spa (formerly Canyon Ranch), thermal experience, 4 pools, a fitness center, and 20 fitness classes a day, in addition to its luxury hotel accommodations and beachside restaurant, The Strand.

And beginning End May-October, the Carillon offers special 3-day Wellness Retreats that are both educational, informative and relaxing.

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Lure Fishbar South Beach Celebrates Five Years With Special Popup Menu

Five years on South Beach is almost an eternity for a restaurant. Lure Fishbar South Beach in the Loews Miami Beach Hotel is celebrating that exact feat. With its fresh seafood and top of the line steaks, it has become a staple for Miami locals and visitors. In celebration, Lure Fishbar will be hosting a popup with the help of its sister restaurant of the same name, celebrity Chef Josh Capon’s critically-acclaimed New York City outpost. This “From SoHo to SoBe” pop-up menu will run from June 1st to July 31st.

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Wine Wednesday: Sip & Swirl at Wine Spectator’s Grand Tour Miami

Calling all oenophiles: Don’t miss Wine Spectator’s Grand Tour Miami taking place this Friday, May 10 at Fontainebleau Miami Beach.

As part of their Grand Tour series, Wine Spectator, the world’s leading authority on wine, is hosting their final event in Miami, which promise to be an unforgettable wine tasting experience featuring more than 200 of the world’s finest wineries pouring their best bottles.

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Saturday Sweets: The Confidante Launches Sweet Treat Cart Featuring Cielito Artisan Pops

Treat, sweet, or drink? All three options are waiting for you with The Confidante’s new pull-up cart service. You don’t even have to ask for a treat, as The Confidante staff intuitively delivers daily delighters to keep poolside lounging on point, including cold hand towels (with or without The Confidante’s popular signature scent), frozen grapes, signature cocktail samples and more.

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Weekly Nibble: Where To Spend Easter Sunday in Miami

Easter is this Sunday, and whether you have family in town or just plain don’t want to spend the day slaving away and making a mess in your kitchen — there’s plenty of options around Miami for a fun holiday brunch or dinner. From special menu offerings, to buffet-style feasts, and even a few surprise visits from the Easter Bunny there’s a spot for everyone.

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Saturday Sweets: Fontainebleau Miami Beach Debuts Signature Chocolate Sapphire Noir

Everyone knows the Fontainebleau Miami Beach, but did you know they are the only hotel in the U.S. to have its own customized chocolate made for its kitchen and retail? FONTAINEBLEAU SAPPHIRE NOIR™ is made exclusively for the hotel. And to celebrate World Chocolate Day we thought we would highlight what makes this chocolate so very special.

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Weekly Nibble: Pop Ups, Takeovers, and One Night Only Events Galore

There’s a lot of special things events in Miami over the next few weeks. Get ready to mark your calendars because some of these are happening for one night (or day) only and a few — like the El Bagel x Macchialina mashup will probably only last a few hours.

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A Hidden Paradise: Isabelle's Grill Room and Garden in Coconut Grove

In a city full of vibrant restaurants and extravagance, it is nice to find a place that can provide an ambiance of classic elegance and intimacy, while maintaining Miami’s chic and modern styles.

Newly opened, Isabelle’s Grill Room and Garden in the Ritz Carlton Coconut Grove screams luxury, typical of Coconut Groves most beautiful mansions, decorated with stained woods, brass, leather and a touch of white and green accents, creates an inviting environment, ideal for business meetings, romantic getaways and delightful cocktail evenings.

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Where to Eat in Miami: Miami Boat Show Dining Guide

Welcome to the Miami Boat Show and Miami Yacht Show! Our MIAbites Dining Guide is updated just for this weekends event, so please enjoy each and every one of our favorite spots while you are here.

NEW this year are special food experiences at the show itself, including the Miami Yacht Shows, Windward VIP Club that includes elevated food and beverages including Rosé and Oysters event, Champagne Tastings and a special Brunch and Mixology Class with James Beard Finalist, Chef Brad Kilgore and his team from Kilgore Culinary. Tickets available here . 

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Four All Inclusive Brunch Deals Worth Checking Out in Miami

No Sunday Funday is complete without a big brunch with all the fixings, and a few mimosas won’t hurt either. We’ve said it before, and we’ll say it again — Miami loves a good brunch deal. With so many options it’s hard to navigate the ever-expanding brunch scene, so we did the research for you.

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Weekly Nibble: Where To Spend Christmas In Miami

Christmas is almost here. Whether you’re too busy to cook because of all that holiday shopping, or you just don’t want to deal with the mess — there’s tons of great spots open on Christmas day for all of your festive feasting. From buffet style dinners to warm comforting family meals, and more. Here are a few spots we recommend making a reservation at on this special holiday.

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Where to Eat in Miami: Art Basel Dining Guide

Art Basel and Miami Art Week starts next week with previews, opening night parties and of course, ART. But did you know that MIAbites has nicknamed Art Basel… EAT Basel?  "Where should we eat in Miami?"  Here are some of Our Contributors Best Bites for Art Basel dining in and around Miami, Miami Beach, Wynwood and the Design District. 

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The Confidante Dinner Club: Monthly spirit pairing dinner with Chef Richard Hales

The Confidante Hotel on Miami Beach has a vibe that is part “old Miami” and part “hip hangout”. The classic Collins Ave Crown Hotel was built in the 1940’s and much of that retro- charm remains today, but add two gorgeous pools, a fun poolside bar and lounge area and Chef Richard Hales excellent restaurant, Bird and Bone and you have a spot that attracts a crowd, both local and visitors that appreciate Miami Beach and all it has to offer.

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Where to Eat in Miami: MIAbites Dining Guide

Everyone is always asking us "Where should we eat in Miami?"  Here are some of MIAbites Contributors Best Bites for "am to pm" dining in and around Miami, Miami Beach, Wynwood and the Design District.  We update this guide every month so make sure you bookmark this page for future reference.

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