Queen Lounge South Beach Art Mixology Coming March 2012

Queen Lounge™
841 Washington Avenue
Miami Beach, Florida 33139
(786) 619-5412
See the Coming Soon Video here: http://vimeo.com/35374442.

Coming Soon – “Cocktails, Fancy Bites, Fashion and Music” – Queen Lounge™ announced today that it will open to the public this March, 2012 in the heart of the Miami Beach Fashion District, at 841 Washington Avenue, as a newly-renovated, European-inspired contemporary art and mixology lounge.

Boasting the first elite mixology locale with the highest quality of standard to open outside of a hotel in South Beach, with a team of highly-trained and experienced food, beverage and hospitality specialists to serve you; rich with welcoming European influence in both décor and attitude, Queen Lounge™ invites patrons to stop by and sip on a farm fresh, hand crafted cocktail created by Head Mixologist Thomas A. Merolla (locals will remember the good-old-[Tues]days at the Delano) who is also the Vice President of the Miami branch of the United States Bartenders’ Guild (USBG), an active international community of mixologists that any restaurant owner or beverage connoisseur would know. For the past 16 years, Thomas has been mixing it up, creating unique and savory cocktails that transport his patrons beyond the average bar experience. His cultivated skills have earned acclaim from
the National Culinary Review, Miami Herald and NBC, and have won him a People’s Choice Award for Ultimate Cocktail for a Cure.

Sip mini-bottles of champagne with straws or select from an extensive list of delicious Rosés to a backdrop of FashionTV™. Queen Lounge™ is a scene reminiscent of an evening café in Paris, or Tokyo – the place to be and be seen on any given afternoon or evening. Where else on South Beach can you be delighted by a truly artistic getaway, boogey with retro fashionistas on a Sunday afternoon, or meet and chat with artists during a reception to highlight the hottest new exhibitions of work in paintings, sculpture, design or fashion photography?

All will be truly delighted with a delicious but not over-priced and always-changing selection of international fine wines, champagnes and sexy cocktails. Ride along with Executive Chef Matthew Goldberg as he presents a delicious tasting menu of meats, cheeses and Tapas. He is an innovative Miami chef, a force to reckon with in today’s food world as he is one of the chefs bringing Miami up into competitive culinary heights, having been trained by the best and worked alongside Michelle Bernstein, he is described as a Tapas master with a penchant for Asian fusion cuisine.

Already extremely well-aligned with the local arts and entertainment scene in Miami by virtue of their active participation in organizations such as the Miami Beach Nightlife and Entertainment Task Force and the USBG, co-owners Sanaa Melissa Moussaoui and Maria Ortiz have decided to collaborate with select local galleries and curators from Miami’s hottest growing Wynwood Art District as well as hugely popular South Beach Art Deco galleries in a movement to support the Arts in the local South Beach community. This team of young and vibrant co-owners of the new Queen Lounge™ is looking forward to giving back to their South Beach neighborhood through the celebration of the arts alongside a passion for service in their exclusive new venue.

The highly anticipated opening of Queen Lounge™ will secure a long-awaited ultra-chic rendez-vous point for fashionistas, art enthusiasts and foodies alike. Due for its stylish grand opening this March, Queen Lounge™ is situated in the center of a couture shopping destination of South Beach that is concentrated between 5th and 9th from Collins to Washington Ave. The newly-renovated, European-inspired “contemporary mixology lounge” offers a setting for patrons to relax and revel in cutting-edge art and design.

Take a break from shopping to enjoy afternoon delights that linger so often into hot Miami nights on America’s own destination Riviera. “There is power in the name” says co-owner Maria Ortiz, a Miami native and an attorney with a vision for entertainment and an eye for spotting trends, of the genre and the vibe of Queen Lounge™. “Think Kate Moss. Think diva-liscious. Think of the influence and aura of powerful women; queens (and kings) in the history of art, music and fashion.”

Before officially opening to the public, Queen Lounge™ will host a variety of receptions featuring a selection of specialty cocktail and tasting menus to introduce the new location to a star-studded list of local and international artists, musicians, celebrity guests, friends and family; among them Miami’s hottest movers and shakers. Perfectly-timed for an opening during the best moment of the season for high fashion, music, art, entertainment, nightlife and therefor a large concentration of locals and tourists in the area, the soft opening receptions will include the opportunity for guests to enjoy a first taste of Queen Lounge™ during special events set to coincide with the Miami International Film Festival, Miami Winter Music Conference and Miami International Fashion and Funkshion Fashion Weeks, just to name a few. So, better get on that guest list right away! All are invited to subscribe by visiting www.QueenLoungeMiami.com.

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