Food Influx

We hate to leave our laid-back and charming island for anything, but with Miami’s growing epicurean vista, it’s well in demand that you get in your car in search of new options for food, drinks and lots of fun.
Text by Carla Torres | June 5, 2018 | Lifestyle

Edible Art
In Miami’s burgeoning Arts District, there are fabulous things happening. Food, art and music are fused together at R House, a new restaurant and lounge in the heart of Wynwood that will fulfill the need and wants of foodies, boozers and art snobs. An exterior mural adds even more hue to the neighborhood’s already vibrant personality. Inside, a plethora of art pieces curated by White Porch Gallery and hung on moveable steel frames that can travel along the floor quirk the place up. The menu is whimsical and draws inspiration from flavor profiles from across the globe;

Stylish Fare
It was only a matter of time before Roberto Cavalli conquered the culinary and nightlife world. And after locations in Milan and Dubai, Miami was the next palpable choice in line. At Cavalli Miami Restaurant & Lounge, a lavish 2-story villa in SoFi, guests are welcomed with vibrant colors and intricate textiles. And that’s all before dinner and drinks. The dining room’s walls glazed with never-before seen photographs of Cavalli’s private moments and lifelong celebrity encounters contrast floral tablecloths…because here, even the tables needs to be well-dressed;

Dinner Games
For a dinner followed by some play, head to Bocce Bar, Samba Brands Management’s latest venture. Located in Midtown, just feet away from sister outpost Sugarcane, Executive Chef & Partner Timon Balloo helms the kitchen at this homey Italian eatery. Reminiscent of an Italian market, a freshly baked baguette is instantly brought to the table. Order the Duck Pâté to smear on the bread, and follow it with the Tuna Crudo, which comes with instructions from the chef on how to eat it. House-made pasta is highlighted by the Orecchiette w/ Duck Sugo & rRasted Butternut Squash;

Winning Meal
Guests of Restaurant Michael Schwartz, located at the vintage and iconic Raleigh Hotel in South Beach, will not only get to nosh on food by one of the city’s leading restaurateurs and chefs, but also pin their ears on Grammy-winning musicians and some of the most-in-demand artists in the jazz world. The concert series takes place once a week every Thursday. Upon RSVPing, guests will gain immediate access to an intimate meet-and-greet at the hotel’s Martini Bar…while being tastily pampered with snacks. A la carte menu options are optional but recommended;