Internationally renowned Le Basque, a full-service catering and event design company in South Florida, hosted "A Taste of Le Basque," a VIP reception at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden's Arts Center, to honor their new Consulting Executive Chef Mikel Goikolea. Respected as one of the foremost chefs in the Basque Country, Goikolea hails from Azurmendi, a 2016 Three Michelin Star Restaurant and No. 16 Position in The World's 50 Best Restaurants this year. Alejandro Muguerza, President of Le Basque; Ian Perris, Co-founder and Executive Vice President; Jim Mozina, Co-Owner and Chief Operating Officer; and their fine staff treated guests to a contemporary, well-curated reception featuring a taste from their new menu creations. Celebrated for creating events designed by their natural elegance, Le Basque delivered a truly memorable evening.
SOCIAL Manny: Episode 201
Manny Hernandez covers food, fashion, concerts and gala events for this edition of SOCIAL Manny. From Sting at The Fillmore to Alan Cummings at Adrienne Arsht Center, Premios Lo Nuestro at the American Airlines Arena to the New World Symphony Gala, Barilla's Italian Bites and the Heineken Light Burger Bash at the South Beach Wine & Food, Design on a Dime in the Miami Design District and more, Manny shares photos of some of the liveliest and most glamorous events in Miami. Enjoy!
Pictured: Al Roker and Rachael Ray at Burger Bash at the South Beach Wine & Food Festival
Vizcaya Centennial Preservation Luncheon Kickoff
The Vizcaya Centennial Preservation Luncheon held its kickoff party at Eighty Seven Park on Miami Beach, hosted by Christy and David Martin of the Terra Group. Some of Miami's most charitable ladies attended and enjoyed an evening of champagne, h'ors doeuvres and a presentation of the fashionable hats courtesy of Shapoh Hats, along with featured jewelry by Jimmy Quiroga Designs and selected items from Aqua Di Parma. Additional event sponsors include DiMare Fresh, Dall'Armellina Vineyards and Neiman Marcus...
Pictured: The Preservation Luncheon Committee with Dr. Joel Hoffman
SOCIAL Manny: Episode 200
Wow! It's the big 200! And for Manny Hernandez's 200th episode, he shot some big events, including the Miami City Ballet Gala at the Faena Forum, the Jackson Memorial Foundation Gala at Soho Studios in Wynwood, the Big Brothers Big Sisters luncheon at Neiman Marcus Merrick Park, and Manny was even on hand for Emily Estefan's first full concert performance at Frost School of Music's Festival Miami.
Pictured: Roy & Lea Black and Mike Eidson & Dr. Margaret Eidson at the Miami City Ballet Gala at the Faena Forum
Foodie Find: Sugar @ East Hotel
Sugar – the rooftop bar crowning the stylish and swanky East Hotel – is named for a sweet sensation on the tongue but serves up large helpings of candy for the eyes. Overlooking the city’s most theatrical features, the backdrop for this 40th-floor setting is the glittery Miami skyline and its dramatic bay waters...On the menu, don’t miss the Korean Chicken Wings with sesame and peanuts.