This episode of SocialManny with Manny Hernandez takes us to Amigos for Kids Miami Celebrity Domino Night at Jungle Island, the 12th Irie Foundation #InspIRIE Dinner Gala at the Shelbourne, Ardbeg Night at The Anderson, South Florida Taste of the Nation at Soho Studios in Wynwood, Zonin event at the Vagabond Hotel, the "Can You Feel It" exhibit opening at Gallery 2612 in Wynwood, WBC event at the Diplomat Hotel, the NBC Universal Telemundo event at Cantina La Viente, and the 2nd anniversary of Waffle Wednesday Tech Social at Live Ninja in Wynwood.
Shanea Savours: Made in Italy Gourmet (Wynwood)
The brainchild of native Italians Pietro Monelli and Francesco Belcaro, Made in Italy Gourmet is a restaurant, wine bar and retail market with items such as oils, sauces, pasta, and Italian artisanal products. There is also an Italian wine library with over 2,000 bottles in all price ranges. And don’t forget the cheese and cured meat counter. Their motto: Taste, Live, Share. They really follow these ideals. The building, originally a large warehouse, was marvelously transformed into what I can only describe as a scene out of a Tuscan village...
Pictured: The stuffed ravioli was in a sinfully rich and creamy mushroom sauce topped with truffle oil. I need to do a few more sit ups tomorrow.
Shanea Savors: Blackbrick
Blackbrick Midtown was one of our favourite new restaurants last year, so I thought it was worth returning again to see if the cooking and service still lived up to my expectations. I am happy to report that we had a delicious meal there...
Duck Duck Goose Wows in Wynwood
Chefs, mixologists, philanthropists and other fowl-loving foodies gathered for the first ever Duck Duck Goose, created by Jeremiah Bullfrog, chef/owner of gastroPod Miami and mastermind behind the popular PIG (Pork is Good) event. Bullfrog and his cadre of 12 knife-slingers showed off their creativity and skill with locally raised and pastured fowl, and included a lineup of South Florida culinary stars. The event, attended heavily by local restaurant and bar industry honchos, raised funds to benefit The Epilepsy Foundation of Florida.
Pictured: Babe Froman's Scotch duck egg
Julian Chang Launches Flagship Miami Boutique
Julian Chang’s new Miami flagship boutique and 2016 collection officially launched with the designer's friends and clients on hand to wish him well. An intimate and cozy space, the chic new store showcases Chang's bold prints and signature silhouettes. Guests were served light bites and wine as they viewed the new collection, trying on and purchasing the latest fashions.
This new store endeavor also marks the partnership between designer Julian Chang and real estate and business mogul Valentina Gutchess (pictured).