Design District Social – Volume XI
Design District Ambassador: MC Kitchen
Dena Marino hails from Aspen where she gained reputation as the chef of the much respected D19, Ellina and Ajax Tavern. She spent three years under the tutelage of acclaimed chef and restaurateur, Michael Chiarello. It was at his celebrated Tra Vigne, Napa Valley, that she polished her family-style, Italian-American roots. In November of 2012, Marino opened MC Kitchen in Miami’s Design District.
Just shy of MC Kitchen’s first anniversary, restaurant critic and international gourmand John Mariani named MC Kitchen one of the nation’s Best New Restaurants in Esquire’s November 2013 issue.
When Marino is not in the kitchen she enjoys spending time with her husband and son, Cash. And loves cheering on the Miami Heat.
Before the frey of Art Basel Miami Beach exhibits start to fill up your calendar, you can visit the Miami Design District on Saturday, November 9th during the monthly gallery walk for a preview of TAPAS. Spanish Design for Food at the historic Moore Building.
TAPAS. Spanish Design for Food, organized and produced by Acción Cultural Española (AC/E) –a public body tasked with showcasing and promoting Spain’s culture and heritage at home and abroad – to mark the 500th Anniversary of Florida, explores the interaction between design and cuisine – two creative disciplines that are experiencing a boom in Spain and are establishing a major international profile.
Design District Social – October Recap
In this latest Design District Social photo gallery, we look back at the highly successful inaugural Performance Series event that took place during Art & Design Night.
Pictured: Norsham Blasko, Tomas Lowery, Alicia Ficarra.
VIDEO: Art & Design Night Performance Series
Four performing acts created complex, 20 minute original pieces specifically designed for the four different Design District spaces in which they performed.
Pictured: Beloxis Buil began the evening with a performance art piece featuring multiple collaborators in the 4141 Building atrium next to MC Kitchen.