Spring Break is still swinging around these parts with Happy Hours, and weekend Brunches jammed to the hilt, thus, our South Florida “season” is still in high gear. We’ve got a few goings-on happening over the next few weeks definitely worth consideration for your social calendars as well as those Florida Resident summer specials are starting to show up. Last week’s In the News had some interesting events listed, in case you missed them, click here to visit that page.
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Wednesday, April 25th is Administrative Professionals Day. Some restaurants and resorts have special lunches and amenities planned, here are a few highlights.
For Administrative Professionals Day, the Rusty Pelican has a special three course menu planned for $25.00 per person, not including tax or gratuity. 3201 Rickenbacker Causeway Key Biscayne
In the downtown Miami area a $24 three-course lunch menu will be served to all bosses & those that make them look good at db Bistro Moderne, at the JW Marriott Marquis 255 Biscayne Blvd. Way, Miami
Administrative Professionals Day at the Fontainebleau Miami Beach is glitz and glam with spa specials and lunch oceanside for bosses who want to WOW! their valuable team players. The Lapis Spa has designed 25-minute express treatments ranging in price from $60-$80 and a $28 prix fixe Administrative Professionals Day seaside lunch at La Côte the chic restaurant positioned with both beach and poolside views. 4441 Collins Avenue Miami Beach
Food & Drink
Simon Stojanovic, executive chef of Miami Beach’s Altamare, will share his kitchen this Thursday, April 19, with a special guest chef, former Bravo network Top Chef contestant, Lindsay Autry, for an intimate dinner of 20. Altamare is located at 1233 Lincoln Road on Miami Beach. The dinner begins at 7 p.m. and is priced at $80 per person excluding tax and gratuity. Reservations required at (305) 532-3061
Tuesday, April 24th at 7pm China Grill Hilton Fort Lauderdale Marina invites guests to take a culinary journey inspired by the travels of Marco Polo with the theme of the dinner being East meets West. Unlike typical seated wine dinners, guests will serve themselves, buffet-style, moving from station to station. Reservations 954.759.9950. 1881 SE 17th Street, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316
April 28 at 7pm Bordeaux Wine Dinner at Bourbon Steak Miami will feature a four-course dinner featuring six wines of Chateau Troplong Saint-Émilion, Premier grand cru classé and Chateau Climens, Barsac, Premier Cru Classé. The cost is $175 per person, which is inclusive of tax, gratuity and valet parking. Seating is limited and reservations are required by calling 786-279-6600. Bourbon Steak is located in the Turnberry Isle Miami resort at 19999 West Country Club Drive in Aventura.
Makoto Bal Harbour is celebrating its 1 year anniversary with The “Best of Makoto” celebratory menu, priced at $45/person, which is a smorgasbord of its best selling items plated to share. The Best of Makoto is available for lunch and dinner, seven days a week, through the end of May. For reservations call 305-864-8600. 9700 Collins Avenue Bal Harbour.
The second WPBT2 Check, Please! South Florida Tasting Tour is gearing up to taste its way through Boca Raton on yet another adventurous culinary excursion with co-hosts Michelle Bernstein and Paul Castronovo. A private bus will transport guests to five dining destinations, where they will sample food and beverages. Tickets are $125 per person; they are limited and non-refundable. The tasting tour will be held on Tuesday, May 15. Guests will have a choice of a 5:30 p.m. departure or 6:00 p.m. departure at the time of ticket purchase. Buses depart from Sushi Rock in the Boca Teeca Plaza 174 N.W. 51st St.,Boca Raton
Hotels & Spas
Florida resident spa special at The Ritz-Carlton Spa, South Beach 20% off all services Monday-Thursday with complimentary (validated) valet parking. One Lincoln Road, Miami Beach 786) 276-4090
Summer in Palm Beach at The Chesterfield Palm Beach with its summer Florida resident rate offered from June through September. The resident special starts at $157.00. Included in this resident special is a continental breakfast for two each morning, free valet parking, and free Wi-Fi in-room and throughout the property. Mention promotion code Chester FL when making your reservation. This offer is not valid with any other promos or discounted rate. All prices are exclusive of taxes and gratuities and are subject to availability. 363 Cocoanut Row Palm Beach. 800-243-7871
Guests of the Key Largo Bay Marriott Beach Resort will be singing sweetly with a special spring deal being offered during the third annual Key Largo Original Music Festival May 17-20. Each room is equipped with wireless internet, flat-screen TVs and plug-in panels as well as a $100 resort credit and free breakfast with a two-night minimum; festival-goers book rooms with the promotional code SPJ. 103800 Overseas Highway, MM 103.8 Key Largo 305-453-0000