Photographs of Key Biscayne Wine and Food Fest by Mr Q 305

The Rotary Club of Key Biscayne Foundation hosted the 10th Annual Rotary Club Key Biscayne Wine and Food Fest.
The primary beneficiaries included the ARC of South Florida and the Fundacion Manos del Sur. Founded in 1953 by a group of concerned parents, the ARC, South Florida serves the over 60,000 Miami-Dade County citizens with  developmental disabilities. Fundacion Manos del Sur is a non-profit organization that provides financial assistance to underprivileged children in Latin America in the areas of education, health and nutrition.
This year’s event was again themed after “New World vs. Old World. Wines from some of the top wine producing regions in the world competed to earn coveted awards for “Best Varietal”, “Best in Show-White Wine” and “Best in Show-Red Wine”. Please scroll to the last image to see the winner’s board

Guess also savored delicacies prepared by 14 participating restaurants from the Key Biscayne and general Miami area.
In collaboration with the ARC of South Florida a silent auction took place during the tasting. Auction lots consisted of more than 100 items, which included travel, restaurant, sports memorabilia and other goods and services, with an estimated market value of more than $40,000.


Wine and Conversation with Master Sommelier, Doug Frost 10/29/14

Wine and Conversation with Master Sommelier, Doug Frost
Wednesday, 10/29/2014 – 10/29/2014 07:00 pm – 09:00 pm
WBTBDougFrost10Wine by the Bay
888 Biscayne Blvd. Suite 112,
Miami, Florida 33132
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Cost: $65.00

Meet Doug Frost, author, TV Host, America’s 8th Master of Wine and Master Sommelier, at an exclusive wine tasting designed to please the wine enthusiast and collector. The evening features a presentation of some of Beringer’s most desirable wines including Beringer Private Reserve Cabernet (94 pts), Beringer Luminous Chardonnay (93 pts), Beringer Private Reserve Chardonnay (93 pts) and more. And, while indulging in fine wine and food pairings by Chef Daniele Cosmo, guests will delight in Frost’s life story about a wine career that began as wine steward and waiter in 1970 and culminates today as critically acclaimed author of On Wine and wine industry staple, Uncorking Wine; celebrated TV Host of Emmy Award nominated, Check Please!; and Judge on PBS’ The Winemakers. Frost’s tales are endless, making for a spectacular evening of wine and conversation among friends. Bring a copy of Frost’s book for signing or some copies will be on hand for sale.

An advance ticket purchase with RSVP is required via or calling 305.455.9791.

Cheers To B 11/1/14

Cheers To B
Saturday, 11/01/2014 – 07:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Cheers-to-B-logoDauer Museum of Classic Cars
10801 NW 50th Street,
Sunrise, Florida 33351
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Cost: 125.00

Enjoy an evening of live music, flowing Whispering Angel and Chateau D’Esclans, a sweet and savory feast from Catering the Event, specialty cocktails featuring Fifty Pounds Gin and Purity Vodka, live and silent auctions and more! The second annual Cheers to B! event takes place at the unique private facility Dauer Museum of Classic Cars, allowing guests a rare peek at more than 60 expertly restored vintage automobiles from the early 1900’s through the 1970’s. Sip, savor and swagger down memory lane, as vehicles are perfectly placed like pieces of art set against backdrops corresponding to their era.

This is the second annual Cheer to B! event, brought to you by the registered not-for-profit organization B THE DIFFERENCE. All proceeds from this event help support patients and organizations dedicated to researching treatment and finding a cure for Neurofibromatosis (NF).

Bureau of Spirits Launch Party 9/25/14

Bureau of Spirits Launch Party
Thursday, 09/25/2014 – 09/25/2014 07:00 pm – 09:00 pm
20140902_BOS_AIR_FB_shared_post_v3A.I.R. (Artist in Residence)
1661 Pennsylvania Avenue,
Miami Beach, Florida 33139
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Cost: $35.00 per person

The Bureau of Spirits official kickoff will be held at A.I.R. (Artist in Residence) and will highlight Florida’s local distilleries and rich bounty of produce. Attendees will have the opportunity to sample spirits from three local distilleries including Wicked Dolphin, Miami Club Rum and Alchemist Distilleries. A.I.R. partner/chef, Kris Wessel has also created a menu of passed hors d’oeuvres to complement the evening.

Expect an eclectic selection of libations and bites created with fruits and herbs provided by Seasons Farm Fresh, a group of foragers that provide sustainably grown and harvested produce from Florida’s local farms.

The Bureau of Spirits launch event on September 25th at A.I.R will also celebrate the official kickoff of the 2nd Annual CRAFT: Spirits & Beer to be held in January 2015.

Monc Boutique Launches Kendall Location with Fall Fashion Tailgate 9/24/14

Monc Boutique Launches Kendall Location with Fall Fashion Tailgate
Wednesday, 09/24/2014 – 06:00 pm – 09:00 pm
Updated-InviteMonc Boutique Kendall
8514 Mills Drive,
Miami, Florida 33183
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Cost: Free and open to the public

After serving a year as South Miami’s go-to budget-friendly style haven, Monc Boutique is expanding its designer digs to a second location in The Palms at Town & Country at 8514 Mills Drive, Miami, FL 33183. To kick off the fashion frenzy, Monc will host a grand opening Fall Fashion Tailgate on Wednesday, September 24th from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Guests are invited to mix and mingle while enjoying the best that fall fashion and beauty has to offer in Monc’s intimate, jewel box boutique. Shoppers can revamp their look for the season with a runway-ready braid at the complimentary braid bar by GBS The Beauty Store or paint their pouts in Lipstick Queen’s must-have fall hues at a lip touchup station. For the ultimate kiss and tell experience, guests can enjoy an individual “lip reading” to learn what their lip lines reveal about their personality.

To sustain their energy, shoppers are invited to indulge in complimentary cocktails, sugary confections by Ali’s Sweet Treats and football fare compliments of Cadillac Ranch, while perusing pop up trunk shows by Headbuds and Lil Miss Miami jewelry. In addition, Headbuds will host a DIY floral headband crafting station where crafty consumers can try their hand at a custom piece.

To complete the ultimate shopping experience, guests will enjoy an exclusive sneak peak at coveted pieces from Monc’s fall collection, featuring hand-picked pieces from popular, independent designers and local labels, all priced under $100. Shoppers looking to “gently” loosen their purse strings will enjoy a special 20% discount on all purchases (excluding non-sale merchandise, jewelry and accessories).

Monc is a specialty fashion and accessories boutique featuring the latest trends and styles hand-picked from independent designers around the world with price points under $100. For more info, visit Keep up to date on the latest from behind the racks at or join the conversation at

Lucifer’s Addiction Cocktail Release Party 9/27/14


Lucifer’s Addiction Cocktail Release Party
Saturday, 09/27/2014 – 09/28/2014 06:00 am – 02:00 am
LBG_LuciferAddiction_11x17-200dpiLou’s Beer Garden
7337 Harding Ave.,
Miami Beach, Florida 33141
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Cost: Free

The Garden’s Private Blend Is Here!

A 6 month project! in Collaboration with ANGEL’S ENVY BOURBON.

Barrel Age this blend with some Port Wine and we have a cocktail of such depth, even she might say its too good to be true.

So, mark that calendar, because this special libation wont last long.

PS: Dusseldorf Weggs on deck. Sexy Sounds Assisted by Nudist Nuddie Boy.

High West Whiskey Dinner at Oak Tavern 9/25/14

High West Whiskey Dinner at Oak Tavern
Sunday, 09/25/2014 – 07:00 pm – 10:00 pm
PrintOak Tavern
35 NE 40TH Street,
Miami, Florida 33137
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Cost: $65.00 per person, exclusive of tax and tip

Utah’s first legal distillery since 1870, High West was founded in Park City in 2007 and has received multiple awards and accolades since that time including Whiskey Pioneer of the Year from Whiskey Advocate in 2011. A favorite among those who enjoy small batch, quality ingredients and a personal touch, the spirit blends perfectly with acclaimed Oak Tavern chef David Bracha’s modern American cuisine. Guests will sample five different whiskeys paired with four courses and a welcoming reception. Priced at $65.00 per person, exclusive of tax and tip, the feast will get underway on Thursday September 25 at 7:00 pm at the restaurant’s communal table. Seating is limited; reservations can be made by calling 786-391-1818.