Best of 2010 Mai Art Series at Maitardi 1/26/11

Wednesday January 26, 2011 at 6pm
163 NE 39th Street
Miami Design District
Complimentary Prosecco and tapas until 7pm and music by Soul P

MaiArt, a cocktail gathering every last Wednesday of the month celebrating local and international artists takes it up a notch this Wednesday January 26, 2011 at 6pm with Miami’s best artists of 2010 curated by Mariavelia Savino. Artists to be showcased are Sophie DeFrancesca, tito Gomez, Carlos Augusto Pereira and Karen Starosta-Gilinsky while guests enjoy complimentary Prosecco and tapas until 7pm and music by Soul P.

Sponsored by Golding & Savino Inc., Galerie Lausberg Dusseldorf Miami-Toronto, HeArt Studio, Jambra Group and Miami Art Guide, January’s MaiArt event, to be held on Wednesday January 26th will be produced by art curator and consultant Mariavelia Savino with a mix of texture, form and colors, each artist evokes combating emotions and reactions to mesh metal, cotton candy plush balls, realistic, magical, color and light.

With a revamped look, Maitardi now boasts a private natural bamboo fence around the plaza’s perimeter, new water features, sculptures and plenty of covered areas, perfect for events. The new entrance, now on the actual corner of 39th street and NE 1st Court (cobblestone street), stars two stone buddhas that welcome patrons to the new and improved Maitardi experience. The main dining area is now covered with oversized umbrellas in case of rain or direct sun exposure. And just adjacent, the finished outside bar shows off a fully stocked bar, extended roof and plenty of breeze.

The menu also underwent slight changes with delicious new tapas, made for sharing. New dishes include Quail Pancetta served with figs, prosciutto and marsala sauce, Grilled Asparagus topped with crispy parmesan, clarified butter and sunny side up quail eggs, Portuguese Octopus served with orange, fennel, cucumber and sweet chili and the Soft Shell Crab on golden polenta with goat cheese and sriracha tartar sauce. A few popular items will stay on the menu such as the Carcioffi Fritti, beer battered roman artichoke hearts with lemon mint aioli, and the Piri-Piri shrimp with ginger and harissa sauce.

Also, Maitardi’s Noche Latina is now every Thursday with Latin sounds. Daily happy hour still offers $4 beers, $5 glass of wine and $6 specialty cocktails, and on Fridays, accompanied by DJ Aladin’s performance from 5 to 7pm.

Located in the oak-shaded plaza corner of NE 2nd avenue and 39th Street (163 NE 39th Street), also known as the heart of the Miami Design District, the risto-bar, a European concept combining ristorante and bar, opened Fall 2009. Maitardi’s experience rests on a casual, outdoors and sociable ambiance, delicious tapas meant for sharing and friendly and professional service. The location has retained its architectural design with the floor to ceiling leaf-mosaic façade along with the native oak trees throughout the patio giving it an irresistible appeal to relax, catch up on work or a book, hang out with friends for happy hour or lunch with a client. Complimentary Wi-Fi and outside bar available.

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