Some very interesting events are going on this week in South Florida; I’ve combined them all together making it easier for you to manage your social calendar. I’ll continue to update this list throughout the week as more interesting events begin to pop up.
Martini Madness begins at La Scaletta Ristorante & Pizzeria in North Palm Beach Tuesday, March 6. This is no tiny ‘tini at 10-ounces but one big healthy pour for $5 complete with your choice of twelve different flavors, which makes this offer very enticing, however, If you’re drinking more than one 10-ounce martini, I recommend chowing down on some of the pizza and pasta dishes on the menu. Martini Madness will be served every Tuesday from 4-8:00pm. La Scaletta Ristorante & Pizzeria is located in Crystal Tree Plaza, at 1201 U.S. Highway One, in North Palm Beach (just south of PGA Boulevard, in the plaza behind the fountain)
SoLita on Las Olas to host ‘FASHION FORWARD’: This Thursday, March 8 at 9pm SoLita Las Olas will host ‘FASHION FORWARD’, a runway fashion show and party held under the stars. As only SoLita can do it, the back lot will be transformed into a glamorous runway experience featuring spring and summer fashions. The event is FREE to attend, but dinner reservations are recommended. Seating is limited, RSVP at 954.357.2616. SoLita Las Olas1032 East Las Olas Blvd. Fort Lauderdale, 33301
Oceans 234, Deerfield Beach will host a Seductive Sushi Party or a Nyotaimori event. Nyotaimori is Japanese for “female body presentation”; often referred to as body sushi; the food play practice is serving sashimi or sushi from the body of a beautiful woman. At 9:00pm on Thursday, March 8 the Seductive Sushi/Nyotaimori event will feature a stunning female model with the evenings hors d’oeuvres strategically placed on her body, including selections from the full sushi bar. Specialty drinks will be served including Sake Bombs for $5, Lychee Saki Tinis for $11, and Asian Sangria (made with sake instead of wine) for $11. Sake Bombs will be served every 30 minutes when Oceans 234′s bartenders strike the gong. 234 N. Ocean Boulevard, Deerfield Beach
This Wednesday, March 7th engage in dinner and conversation with Daniel Boulud and db Bistro Moderne’s Sommelier, Caleb Ganzier at db Bistro Moderne Miami [at JW Marriott Marquis Miami]. The duo will host a four-course tasting which will feature the cuisine of Boulud’s native city, Lyon, France. Rhone Valley wines made by Boulud’s friend, Jean Luc-Colombo will accompany the tasting menu. The price is $140 per person, tax and gratuity are not included RSVP: Ananda Torres Ananda.Tores@mdmusa . com 255 Biscayne Boulevard Way, Miami, 33131
This month’s Ritz-Carlton Coconut Grove, Starry Night Movie Classics on The Courtyard is the 1951 musical, An American in Paris shown this Thursday, March 8 at 7 p.m. The movie is free, valet parking is $8, cocktails and appetizers are a la carte. The Ritz-Carlton Coconut Grove, 3300 Southwest 27th Avenue Coconut Grove, 305-644-4680
Noche de Nostalgia this Thursday at RUMBAR, Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne: This Thursday, March 8 and every 2nd Thursday of the month the glamorous era of Old Havana with a Noche de Nostalgia comes to RUMBAR at The Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne. An evening reminiscent of old Havana will begin to play out as guests revel with a rum cocktail in hand. Guests will be served complimentary tapas and tastings of Atlántico Rum from 6 -7 p.m. Also part of the evening are specialty priced black-n-blue mojitos, a cigar roller, and DJ Mac who will bring the evening late into the morning with the latest Latin sounds. RUMBAR at The Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne, 455 Grand Bay Drive. Complimentary valet parking is available with VIP card registration available at the event.
Hertz On Demand has partnered with Decobike, the Official City of Miami Beach Bike Sharing & Rental program. Both programs encourage locals and visitors to use sustainable, innovative and convenient modes of transportation. Hertz On Demand and Decobike share similar values in regards to the concept of green mobility. Both companies offer customers an affordable, simple way to travel while reducing the environmental impact of car ownership. Decobike is offering Hertz On Demand members one month of free Decobike service. And in turn Decobike members that sign up for Hertz On Demand car sharing service will receive $15 in driving credits upon enrollment. The promotion will continue through March 30, 2012. Similar to how Hertz On Demand rents vehicles by the hour, day, or week on a 24/7 basis, Decobike allows for customer to rent a bike 24/7 at any of its locations.
Umi opens at the Delano. Blue Sea is out and Umi Sushi & Sake Bar is in at the Delano. Recently opened, this Japanese-style restaurant is under the direction of Chef Toshi Motoyama who previously held positions at Zuma and Makoto in Miami. Umi is the fifth food and beverage outlet for the Delano, following the FDR Lounge, Bianca, the Rose Bar and the Water Salon a.k.a. Delano Beach Club.
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updated: 3/6/12, 3/7/12