Fifth Annual Limo to Lunch

Benefiting Florida Heart Research Institute

Joanna Barusch, Donna Huck, Amy Duepi, Trish Bell

For the past four years, when you thought that Limo to Lunch, a Driven to Dine daytime event was the most unique and fun afternoon it got even better. Now in its fifth year, there was a new twist to the popular concept. In addition to restaurants, guests had a choice to opt for a lite lunch and a mini treatment at the Ritz-Key Biscayne spa.

The event started off in Neiman Marcus in the Bal Harbour Shops where guests enjoyed lite brunch bites and informal modeling on the second level of the store. This year there was an online auction. The chairwomen for Limo to Lunch were Raphael Bastian, Marilyn Cale and Lana DeSimone. The one-of-a-kind event, that combines great food, mystery and limo rides, continues with guests riding in limos to a restaurant for a delicious specially prepared meal. Guests don’t know which restaurant they will be going to until they arrive. That’s the mystery part of the day.

Guests who attended included: Barbara Weintraub, Marilyn Cale, Bunny Bastian, Raphael Bastian, Trish Bell, Pam Garrison, Remedios Diaz-Oliver, JoeAnn Batcheller, Dorothy St. Jean, Nancy Batchelor, Frances Sevila-Secasa, Mary Young, Lana DeSimone, Beth Ann & Tony Morgenthau, Sheila Kuhl, Alice Fisher, Shirlee Fernandez, Judy Sorota, Rhoda Shore, Elaine Boyarsky and Lois Sacks.

Eileen Moss, Sheila Kuhl, Chelsea Watson

The restaurants and spa included: Bizcaya, Cascata Grill at Turnberry Isle Miami, City Hall, Fabien’s Bistro, Pilar, Rusty Pelican, The Grill on the Alley, The Ritz-Key Biscayne(SPA), The Trapiche Room, Timo Restaurant, Trump International, Truluck’s Steak and Seafood, Smith & Wollensky, Egg & Dart, Café Avanti, Rusty Pelican, and Fix at Blue Moon Hotel.

For more information on Limo to Lunch call Sallie Byrd at 305-674-3020 ext. 5823