Aventura Mall in Miami keeps getting better and better. Now a new shop has opened on the lower level called Sugarfina. This is Florida’s first Sugarfina shop which now joins their 16 other retail locations. Sugarfina is a luxury candy boutique for grown-ups, featuring 150 plus gourmet sweets from small artisan candy makers from around the world. It was named the best candy shop by Food and Wine.
Foodie Find: Blue Matisse Restaurant
Fresh, Peruvian-inspired specialties are a feast for the eyes – as well as your taste buds - at Blue Matisse Restaurant in the InterContinental at Doral Miami. Offered Monday through Friday for lunch, the small-plate delicacies, featuring daily ceviche specials, are drawing a dedicated audience of those who live and work in the City of Doral.
Peruvian-born Yoel Salini, the InterContinental Doral Miami’s Food & Beverage Manager, is responsible for the the success of Blue Matisse Restaurant’s reinvented luncheon buffet...
Pictured: Peruvian Japanese Nikkei Tuna Causa
Joy Wallace’s Strawberry Shortcake
Celebrate the 4th and wow guests with Joy Wallace's recipe for Strawberry Shortcake made with ginger scones, warm berries and vanilla ice cream. Delicious!
SOCIAL Manny: Episode 193
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.