Pritikin Longevity Center 8/15/15, 8/16/15

Pritikin Longevity Center
Saturday, 08/15/2015 – 08/16/2015 08:00 am – 06:00 pm
Screen-Shot-2015-08-14-at-9.25.11-PMPritikin Longevity Center
8755 Northwest 36th Street,
Miami, Florida 33178
Website
Cost: $600/person per week

In our special “Culinary University” classes held August 2 through August 16, 2015, you’ll take aculinary tour around the world with Pritikin’s Executive Chef Anthony Stewart and his super-talented team of sous chefs.

You’ll master brand new healthy cooking skills for preparing cuisine from the Caribbean, Mediterranean, Middle East, and beyond. You’ll also learn about new seasonings and foods, and new combinations, that explode with flavor. Who needs salt, sugar, and fat when food can taste this good?

Powerpoint Karaoke: Improv Presentations 8/13/16

Powerpoint Karaoke: Improv Presentations
Sunday, 08/16/2015 – 07:00 pm –
PowerpointKaraoke2The New Tropic
7230 NW Miami Ct #5,
Miami, Florida 33150
None Link
Cost: Free

Know karaoke? Right. This is like that, except instead of music you’ll be making up a 2-minute presentation on a random topic, while 10 completely random slides we found on the Internet auto-advance.

Can you keep it together and give a presentation worthy of a TED Talk? It’s a wonderful night of absurdity and participatory comedy. No experience required.

Doors at 6pm; presentations kick off at 7PM

BLT Prime at Trump National Doral Wine and Spirits Dinner Series Continues in August with Wines of Provence and Casa Dragones Tequila 8/20/15

BLT Prime at Trump National Doral Wine and Spirits Dinner Series Continues in August with Wines of Provence and Casa Dragones Tequila
Thursday, 08/20/2015 – 07:00 pm –
BLT-PRIME-logoBLT Prime
4400 NW 87th Ave,
Doral, Florida 33178
Eventbrite Link
Cost: $125 per person

BLT Prime Chef de Cuisine Dustin Ward has put together an exclusive dinner menu featuring two libations that are perfectly suited for sultry summer sipping – Wines of Provence rosé wines and handcrafted tequila from Casa Dragones Tequila. Scheduled for Thursday, August 20, 2015, the four- course dinner will take place in one of the restaurant’s lavish private dining rooms and is preceded by a reception featuring Casa Dragones cocktails at the BLT Prime bar. Three exceptional vintages will be poured this evening. The evening is priced at $125 per person, inclusive of tax and gratuity.

Reservations are limited.

The evening gets underway at 7PM with a reception of passed hors d’oeuvres including jumbo lump crab & heirloom tomato; crispy eggplant croquettes and mushroom crostini along with Casa Dragones tequila cocktails. Guests will then be seated for a delicious four course dinner. Menu follows: Fig & Olive Salad, Spiced Scallops, Lavender Glazed Kurobuta Pork, and Key Lime Semifreddo.

This is third installment of BLT Prime’s 2015 Wine and Spirits Dinner Series. Next up on Thursday, October 22, BLT Prime will host a very special dinner with vinter Kathryn Hall and her award-winning portfolio from Hall Wines

Trump National Doral Miami
For more information and/or reservations, please call 305-591-6066.

Grand Opening New Doral Location 7/18/15

Grand Opening New Doral Location
Saturday, 07/18/2015 – 10:00 am – 02:00 am
Grand-Opening-EnglishI Am Equilibrium
2555 NW 102nd Ave, Unit 112,
Doral, Florida 33172
Facebook Link
Cost: Free

I Am Equilibrium (IAE), is a holistic gym that provides the best modalities for a full mind, body and spirit experience. IAE aspires to provide a space where people can come together to heal, inspire, teach and exchange ideas through a diverse schedule of classes, workshops and events. IAE is designed as a Workout of the Soul and caters to the entire family.
On July 18th we are opening our second location in Miami. The event is open to the community and will feature 10-minute AIReal Yoga demonstrations for all ages as well appearances by company owner, Ivette Agusti and other IAE Facilitators.

Free Family Activities and Special Summer Promotions are in Full Swing at Dolphin Mall 6/19/15 – 8/31/15

Free Family Activities and Special Summer Promotions are in Full Swing at Dolphin Mall
Sunday, 06/19/2015 – 08/31/2015 10:00 am – 09:30 pm
Dolphin-MallDolphin Mall
11401 NW 12th Street,
Miami, Florida 33172
Webpage Link
Cost: Prices vary

Dolphin Mall is kicking off summer with a wide range of activities for kids and families. Several stores and restaurants are offering free and discounted workshops, food, games, movies, and other family-friendly options.

Retailers participating in family-friendly activities at Dolphin Mall this summer include: Cobb Theaters, Dave & Buster’s, Bass Pro Shops, Cool-de-Sac, Strike Miami, Buffalo Wild Wings and Roselle’s Pizza & Pasta. For more information, please visit www.shopdolphinmall.com.

Groovy Tuesdays with Billboard International Dance Artist Side FX & Kim Cameron 6/23/15, 6/30/15, 7/7/15, 7/14/15

Groovy Tuesdays with Billboard International Dance Artist Side FX & Kim Cameron
Tuesday, 06/23/2015 – 07/14/2015 09:00 pm – 12:00 am
blJz4QK3Covenant Music House of Rock
9851 NW 58th St Unit 110,
Doral, Florida 33178
Webpage Link
Cost: 5.00

Join Kim and the band for ‘Groovy Tuesdays’ at the House of Rock in Miami. This summer, Tuesday nights in Miami will be the new Friday night!

Multi Family Garage Sale and Spring Bazaar and Market 5/16/15

Multi Family Garage Sale and Spring Bazaar and Market
Saturday, 05/16/2015 – 09:00 am – 02:00 pm
imageI Am Crossfit
1401 nw 88 ave,
Miami, Florida 33172
Webpage Link
Cost: Free

Multi Family Garage Sale and Spring Bazaar and Market
Lots of handcrafted goods, jewelry, plants, kids goodies and much more!

Keep Doral Beautiful Fair 5/16/15

Keep Doral Beautiful Fair
Saturday, 05/16/2015 – 11:00 am – 02:00 pm
eflyer-UPDATEDowntown Doral Park
8395 NW 53 Street,
Doral, Florida 33166
Webpage Link
Cost: FREE

To commemorate Earth Day, the City of Doral will be hosting an Eco-Fair at the Second Annual “Keep Doral Beautiful Fair”, on Saturday, May 16, 2015 from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in Downtown Doral Park, located at 8395 NW 53rd Street, Doral, FL. Join us for a fun-filled day at the park with music, food, kids’ corner, rain barrel raffles, give-a-ways and more!

Lunch and Learn For Not-For-Profit Organizations Hosted by the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services 4/18/15

Lunch and Learn For Not-For-Profit Organizations Hosted by the Florida Deparment of Agriculture and Consumer Services
Tuesday, 04/28/2015 – 11:30 am – 01:00 pm
2015-Invitation-to-Not-For-ProfitsFlorida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
Corporate Park of Doral – 7739 NW 48 Street – Suite 120,
Doral, Florida 33166
Webpage Link
Cost: Free

On behalf of Commissioner Adam H. Putnam and the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, we invite all the local Not-For-Profit organizations to a our Series of Lunch and Learns. This one will highlight the new regulations that will rule Not-For-Profits and give organizations the opportunity to ask questions and express their concerns. The guest speaker will be Amy Topol, Assistant Director of Consumer Services who will be speaking via video conference from Tallahassee. Please RSVP before Noon on Friday, April 24th to [email protected] Space is Limited.

IMUSA USA to Participate in Walk Now for Autism Speaks 4/19/15

IMUSA USA to Participate in Walk Now for Autism Speaks
Sunday, 04/19/2015 – 09:00 am –
autism-speaks-panJC Bermudez Park / Doral Central Park
3000 NW 87th Ave,
Doral, Florida 33172
Webpage Link
Cost: Free

Walk Now for Autism Speaks is an inspirational and impactful opportunity to raise money and awareness to help change the future for all those who struggle with autism, which IMUSA USA has been a proud sponsor of since 2009. This year IMUSA will continue the tradition by participating in the Walk Now, as well as the Puzzle Piece Campaign in partnership with Sedanos to get the local community involved to donate $1 per puzzle piece to help raise money and awareness for Autism Speaks. Along with other fundraising, IMUSA will also be selling their Puzzle piece pans at the walk on April 19th.

Miami Experience the all new 2015 Chrysler 200 and Chrysler 300 Near You 3/12/15

Miami Experience the all new 2015 Chrysler 200 and Chrysler 300 Near You
Thursday, 03/12/2015 – 03/15/2015 12:00 pm – 08:00 pm
Miami International Mall
1455 NW 107th Avenue,
Doral, Florida 33172
Webpage Link
Cost: free

Between Thursday, March 12 and Sunday, March 15, get in the driver’s seat and take a test drive in the new 2015 Chrysler 200 and Chrysler 300 at your convenience, speak with a product specialist to learn about the features of the vehicles, and receive a $10 gift card just for participating at the following locations:

Thurs, March 12 – Sat, March 14 12:00pm – 8:00pm
Sun, March 15 11:00am – 7:00pm
Miami International Mall
1455 NW 107th Avenue
Doral, FL 33172

Register to test drive at the Chrysler tent and automatically accelerate your chances to win $45,000 towards any eligible vehicle from FCA US in early 2016.

The all-new 2015 Chrysler 200 was named Midwest Automotive Media Association’s (MAWA) “Family Vehicle of the Year” and awarded the 2015 Best Buy distinction in the midsize segment by automotive editors at Consumer Guide®. The 2015 big bold, American Chrysler 300 sedan, features an even bolder “face of Chrysler” front grille, signature LED lighting and more.

Tickets FORE Charity 3/4/15-3/8/15

Tickets FORE Charity
Wednesday, 03/04/2015 – 03/08/2015 08:00 am – 05:00 pm
Tickets-FORE-CharityTrump National Doral
4400 NW 87th Ave,
Miami, Florida 33178
Webpage Link
Cost:

Hochberg Prep is thrilled to participate in Tickets Fore Charity for the 2015 Cadillac Championship held at Trump National Doral Miami, March 4-8, 2015. We are raising funds by promoting the sale of tournament tickets, with 100% of the net proceeds going to Hochberg Prep when you use our unique non-profit TFC CODE: SCRATCH15. Tickets are available now at www.buytfc.com!

Landmark Doral Model Grand Opening 1/24/15 – 1/25/15

Landmark Doral Model Grand Opening
Saturday, 01/24/2015 – 01/25/2015 10:00 am – 06:00 pm
Landmark-Extrior-ReflectionLandmark Doral
NW 66th Street & 107th Avenue,
Doral, Florida 33178
Webpage Link
Cost: Free

Lennar cordially invites you to join in celebrating the most anticipated Model Grand Opening in Doral as we unveil Landmark’s Two-Story Luxury Townhome Models, now professionally decorated and open to tour. Landmark, nestled within the vibrant city of Doral, presents a CosmoChic collection of spacious new luxury condos and 2 & 3-story townhomes with available skyview terraces. Landmark features contemporary architectural home designs with spacious floorplans, clean-lined interiors and modern included features.
Welcome Home Center & Decorated Models Open Daily 10am -6pm NW 66th Street & 107th Avenue, Doral, Florida 33178 Saturday & Sunday, January 24th & 25th Call 305-357-6662 for more information

Photographs of House of Horror Amusement Park at Miami International Mall on 9/25/14

House of Horror Amusement Park at Miami International Mall on Thursday, September 25, 2014.

“House of Horror Amusement Park, now in its 5th year, returns bigger and better. With over 10 new terrifying rooms in South Florida’s largest Haunted House, all-new “Malice In Wonderland” 3D Experience, the return of Hulk Hogan’s Microchip Championship Wrestling), a unique experience with midget athletes in wrestling matches and, for the first time in South Florida, escape artist Michael Griffin from “America’s Got Talent live onstage. All this, plus over 20 dazzling amusement rides, carnival games, live concerts, food and more. Kiddie rides for smaller children.”

Cost: $25 for adults and $15 for children (ages 6 and under).
Monday – Thursday: 6PM to 11PM
Friday & Saturday: 5PM to Midnight
Sunday: 5PM to 11PM
*Subject to weather and change. Haunted house hours vary from park hours.

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Winn-Dixie Celebrates/Honors Hispanic Heritage Month With “Dos Culturas, Mucha Frescura” Celebrations Featuring Badia Corporate Chef Hector Morales 10/4/14

Winn-Dixie Celebrates/Honors Hispanic Heritage Month With “Dos Culturas, Mucha Frescura” Celebrations Featuring Badia Corporate Chef Hector Morales
Saturday, 10/04/2014 – 12:00 pm – 02:00 pm
1063-14-HispanicHeritageMonth-Recipe-cover1Winn-Dixie Store #280
10505 NW 41st St.,
Doral, Florida 33178
Webpage Link
Cost: Free

Winn-Dixie celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month with “Dos Culturas, Mucha Frescura” featuring Badia Corporate Chef Hector Morales. Chef Morales will delight customers with live, interactive cooking demonstrations where he will dish-up his flavor-bursting guava BBQ pork. To add a local flare to his delectable culinary creation, Chef Morales will highlight Badia’s new Holy Smokes pork and meat rub, inspired by a mix created by recent FIU graduate Jennifer Bound. As part of the celebration, attendees will receive a complimentary Winn-Dixie booklet packed with flavor-fusing recipes (while supplies last) and enjoy an afternoon of fun-filled activities, including wine sampling with pairings, giveaways and more.

House of Horror Amusement Park 9/25/14-11/2/14

House of Horror Amusement Park
Thursday, 09/25/2014 – 11/02/2014 06:00 pm – 11:00 am
House-of-Horror.jpgMiami International Mall
1455 NW 107th Avenue,
Doral, Florida 33172
More Info Link
Cost: $25 for adults and $15 for children (ages 6 and under).
Monday – Thursday: 6PM to 11PM
Friday & Saturday: 5PM to Midnight
Sunday: 5PM to 11PM
*Subject to weather and change. Haunted house hours vary from park hours.

House of Horror Amusement Park, now in its 5th year, returns bigger and better. With over 10 new terrifying rooms in South Florida’s largest Haunted House, all-new “Malice In Wonderland” 3D Experience, the return of Hulk Hogan’s Microchip Championship Wrestling), a unique experience with midget athletes in wrestling matches and, for the first time in South Florida, escape artist Michael Griffin from “America’s Got Talent live onstage. All this, plus over 20 dazzling amusement rides, carnival games, live concerts, food and more. Kiddie rides for smaller children

Party in Pink™ Zumbathon® charity campaign managed by Susan G. Komen® 10/11/14

Party in Pink™ Zumbathon® charity campaign managed by Susan G. Komen®
Saturday, 10/11/2014 – 11:00 am – 01:00 pm
Party-in-Pink-650px-PosterInterContinental at Doral Miami
2505 NW 87th Avenue,
Doral, Florida 33172
Facebook Link
Cost: $10 in advance, $15 at the door

Party in Pink™ is raising funds globally in the fight against breast cancer and contribute to programs for cancer patients, their families, and caregivers.

To buy tickets or for more information contact:
Martha Nunez
305-468-1400 ext. 1369
[email protected]

Claudia Santana
305-710-4144
[email protected]

Hgreg Back-to-School Supply Drive 8/1/14

Hgreg Back-to-School Supply Drive
Friday, 08/01/2014 – 08/31/2014 09:00 am – 09:00 pm
Screen-Shot-2014-08-12-at-10.56.52-PMHGreg.com
8505 Northwest 12th Street,
Doral, Florida 33126
Webpage Link
Cost: Free

HGreg.com is sponsoring a back-to-school supply drive. They are asking community members to please donate whatever school supplies they can afford and drop it off at their Doral location during regular store hours. This drive will benefit the less fortunate families in our community that can’t afford all the school supplies needed for their households. They will be collecting until the end of the month. For more information, please visit the link provided.

Luxury Real Estate Showcase at Artefacto Doral 7/17/14

Luxury Real Estate Showcase at Artefacto Doral
Thursday, 07/17/2014 – 06:00 pm – 09:00 pm
Screen-Shot-2014-07-24-at-12.40.33-PMArtefacto Doral
3290 NW 79th Avenue,
Doral, Florida 33122
Webpage Link
Cost:

CERVERA REAL ESTATE HOSTED LUXURY SHOWCASE AT ARTEFACTO DORAL

As Artefacto’s Doral Warehouse Concept nears its one year anniversary, it’s apparent that the luxury Brazilian design house has elevated contemporary living in Doral. Last week, Cervera Real Estate held a cocktail reception for 250 top Miami real estate brokers at the Doral showroom, where they celebrated with cocktails and hors d’oeuvres followed by speeches by Alicia Cervera and Jesse Ottley of Cervera Real Estate.

At the event, Cervera Real Estate showcased highly anticipated condominium projects across town—including Brickell’s The Bond, Coral Gables’ Merrick Manor and Miami Beach’s Peloro—and announced the launch of an exciting new project, Aria on the Bay.

About Artefacto Warehouse Concept: located at 3290 NW 79th Ave in Doral, Artefacto Warehouse Concept is a 20,000-square-foot showroom, housing the following collections: Artefacto Basic; featuring accessible pricing on the brand’s most coveted living and dining room products, Artefacto Outdoor; featuring luxury water-proof furnishings and best sellers at reduced prices from the brand’s pricier collections.

Notable guests: Alicia Cervera and Jesse Ottley- Cervera Real Estate, Leonel Faig- Artefacto Doral

Photo credit: Jorge Perez

Miami Charity Wedding Gown Sale, Bridal Show and Fashion Pop-Up Boutique 8/15/14

Miami Charity Wedding Gown Sale, Bridal Show and Fashion Pop-Up Boutique
Friday, 08/15/2014 – 08/16/2014 07:00 pm – 10:00 am
Miami-August-2014-Show-Flyer650pxInterContinental at Doral Miami
2505 NW 87 Avenue,
Miami, Florida 33172
Webpage Link
Cost: tax deductible donation of $40 for VIP event and $7 for general admisson

We invite all Miami area brides and guests to browse through hundreds of new and lovingly worn designer and couture wedding gowns.You will also meet some of the area’s top wedding vendors, and enter exciting giveaways — while supporting a great cause.

Attend our VIP Reception and enjoy light bites, signature beverages, entertainment and giveaways. You will be among the very first in the Miami area to browse through, try on and purchase your selections from our large inventory of gowns, before general admission begins!

Networker Showcase and Ruffle of the New Bose Wireless Collection by Audio and Video Solutions and Keysgranite by Daltile 7/24/14

Networker Showcase and Ruffle of the New Bose Wireless Collection by Audio and Video Solutions and Keysgranite by Daltile
networking_night_banner_smallerThursday, 07/24/2014 – 06:00 pm – 09:00 pm
Audio & Video Solutions Showroom
10200 NW 25th Street Suite 104, Doral, FL 33172,
Doral, Florida 33172
Webpage Link
Cost: RSVP

Audio & Video Solutions will be partnering with Keysgranite to bring you a BOSE Networking and Ruffle Night! We will be providing an inside look at BOSE’s new line of wireless sound systems, ranging from Bluetooth players to Wi-Fi sound systems.

Connect with professional expand your business and get more profits. We will provide delicious bites and spectacular wines from all over the world. This is an amazing opportunity to bring your business card and get to know people that are in the field.

Two items from BOSE’s new line of products will be raffled and two lucky winner will be able to take home either a MIA2 Wireless Headset (MSRP $129.95) or a Soundlink Mini Bluetooth Speaker (MSRP $199.95)

So what are you waiting for? Reserve your spot with us today!
RSVP : [email protected] or by phone at (305) 305-2620 Ignacio Maurino
We’ll see you there!

#Back2Kipling Campaign Launch and Miami Store Opening with Megan Nicole and NYLON Magazine 7/12/14

#Back2Kipling Campaign Launch and Miami Store Opening with Megan Nicole and NYLON Magazine
Saturday, 07/12/2014 – 01:00 pm – 07:00 pm
Unknown-2Miami International Mall
1455 nw 107th avenure, Macy’s Women’s Wing,
Miami, Florida 33172
Webpage Link
Cost: Free

Join Kipling and YouTube darling, Megan Nicole
as we go #Back2Kipling for back-to-school
and celebrate Kipling’s Miami International Mall Grand Opening!

Saturday, July 12th
1PM – 7PM open to the public
2:30PM – 3:30PM Meet ‘n Greet with Megan Nicole

Miami International Mall
Macy’s Women’s Wing
1455 NW 107th Avenue

Los Caballeros Las Prefieren Brutas 7/2/14

Los Caballeros Las Prefieren Brutas
Wednesday, 07/02/2014 – 07/03/2014 08:30 pm –
ISABELLA-INTERNATIONAL_DORAL_SINAUSPICIOS_FINALHDInterContinental at Doral Miami
2505 NW 87 Avenue,
Doral, Florida 33172
Facebook Link
Cost:

Enjoy the popular stand-up comedy Los Caballeros Las Prefieren Brutas, featuring Isabella Santo Domingo on July 2 and 3. The dinner and show will be presented at the InterContinental at Doral Miami. For more information and to purchase tickets call 786-608-0170 or 786-384-9030.

Brother Jimmy’s Miami BBQ Restaurants Announces Opening of 3rd South Florida Location At Dolphin Mall 6/27/14

Brother Jimmy’s Miami BBQ Restaurants Announces Opening of 3rd South Florida Location At Dolphin Mall
Friday, 06/27/2014 – 06/28/2014 05:00 pm – 10:00 pm
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Dolphin Mall 11401 N.W. 12th Street,
MIami, Florida 33172
Webpage Link
Cost: Free

Weekend of Opening Festivities for the Family including a Children’s Fashion Show, and live performance by Spam All-Stars!

Starting Friday, June 27th and continuing through the weekend, Brother Jimmy’s Miami BBQ Restaurants will debut the opening of its 3rd location in South Florida at Dolphin Mall, 11401 N.W. 12th Street. (For those who can’t wait, we hear Brother Jimmy’s will have their doors open for preview dining starting on June 23rd!)

Grab the family, strap on the dancin’ boots and come with an appetite for BBQ. Grand opening festivities for the whole family include mechanical bull rides, and a live DJ starting the party 5pm-10pm on Friday, June 27 for dinner.

All day on Saturday June 28TH, starting at noon, Brother Jimmy’s Miami will be serving up the Southern style BBQ it has become known for during lunch or dinner with the kids. (Kids Always Eat Free at Brother Jimmy’s!)

If your little one has always wanted to be a superstar, bring him to Brother Jimmy’s at Dolphin Mall to have their picture taken by Miami’s Talent & Model Group Agency for a possibility of starring in the Brother Jimmy’s Fashion shows at 2:30 and 4:30 on Saturday featuring fashions by Peace.Love.World – Kid’s will also have the possibility of receiving a year’s modeling contract!

If you’re interested in submitting your kid (Under 12) for the fashion show hosted by Miami’s Talent & Modeling Group Agency, please send your information and photos to [email protected]

Keep the party going Saturday night with a live performance by widely known Miami local talent, Spam All-Stars, starting at 10pm!

WHAT/WHEN: Grand Opening Festivities:

Friday June 27; 5PM- 10PM Dinner
Mechanical Bull Rides – Live DJ

Saturday June 28; 12PM- 12AM Lunch or Dinner
Mechanical Bull Rides, Children’s Line Dancing Lessons
Children’s Fashion Show Hosted by Miami’s Talent & Model Agency
Live performance by Spam All-Stars

WHERE: Brother Jimmy’s BBQ – Dolphin Mall 11401 N.W. 12th Street

Live the World Cup at the InterContinental at Doral Miami 6/12/14

Live the World Cup at the InterContinental at Doral Miami
Thursday, 06/12/2014 – 07/13/2014 11:30 am –
WorldCupInterContinental at Doral Miami
2505 NW 87 Avenue,
Doral, Florida 33172
Facebook Link
Cost:

Celebrate the World Cup with us. Buffet lunch $20 all-inclusive (11:30 am- 3:00 pm) and happy hour prices during all the matches.

To RSVP call 305-468-1400 ext. 4318 or email [email protected]

Univision Miami Open Auditions for New Reality and Singing Competition Va Por Ti 5/23/14

Univision Miami Open Auditions for New Reality and Singing Competition “Va Por Ti”
Friday, May 23, 2014 beginning at 8:00 a.m.
Univision Studios
9405 NW 41st.
Doral, Florida 33178
www.vaporti.com

The nationwide search for the next Latin music star concludes with open auditions in Florida this coming Friday, May 23

Open auditions for Univision Network’s new reality singing competition, “Va Por Ti” (This One’s for You), will take place this Friday in Miami.

Scheduled for a Fall debut, “Va Por Ti” will give a gifted Hispanic singer the chance to make his or her dream come true by becoming the next Latin music star. Expert talent scouts will be on hand at the auditions to spot the most promising candidates and bring them on board for an once-in-a-lifetime experience that could lead to international fame.

For information on “Va Por Ti,” audition requirements, list of auditions’ songs and contest rules please visit www.vaporti.com. Fans can get the latest updates and news about Univision Network’s upcoming reality competition by following @Univision on Twitter and Instagram, as well as facebook.com/Univision.

Pass The Love Mini Fan Fest Event At Winn-Dixie 5/25/14

‘Pass The Love’ Mini Fan Fest Event At Winn-Dixie
Sunday, 05/25/2014 – 11:00 am – 03:00 pm
Attachment-1WInn-Dixie Store #280
10505 NW 41st Street,
Doral, Florida 33178
Webpage Link
Cost: Free

Winn-Dixie is teaming up with the Official Snacks of U.S. Soccer to connect the love of soccer, community and snacking during ‘Pass the Love’ mini fan fest events at participating Miami area Winn-Dixie stores. Families are invited to pass the love with soccer-inspired activities, including foosball challenges, inflatable soccer goals, face painting, video games, giveaways and more. As part of the celebration, attendees will enjoy product sampling from Oreo, Ritz, Trident, Honey Maid and Sour Patch Kids.

FIU Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine Sapphire Celebration 11/1/14

FIU Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine Sapphire Celebration
Sunday, 11/01/2014 – 07:00 pm – 12:00 am
galaaaTrump National Doral Miami
4400 NW 87th Ave,
Doral, Florida 33178
Webpage Link
Cost: $400.00

This black-tie event will celebrate the Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine’s innovative medical school mission. It will feature a luxury live auction, dinner, musical entertainment and dancing. The event will also include the presentations of the Dr. Herbert Wertheim Global Medical Leadership Award, Ambassador Steven & Dorothea Green Community Leadership Award and Benjamin Leon Founding Dean’s Award in recognition of individuals who have made remarkable contributions and been instrumental to the College’s growth and success in the medical field.

Proceeds from the event will benefit the Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine, providing medical student scholarships and much needed support for 21st century medical education and training.

Hats Off to Moms Brunch featuring Online Photo Contest 5/11/14

Hats Off to Moms Brunch featuring Online Photo Contest Winner to receive $100 gift certificate for the hotel’s restaurant and $100 American Express gift card
Sunday, 05/11/2014 – 05/11/2014 11:00 am – 03:00 pm
INTER_Mothers-Day_04212014_FinalInterContinental at Doral Miami
13375 SW 136 St.,
Miami, Florida 33172
Click here for contest rules and more information.
Cost: Adults: $44.95++ Children 10 and under: $22.95++ Under 5: Free

In celebration of the 100th anniversary of Mother’s Day, the InterContinental at Doral Miami will honor moms by holding a fashion hat photo contest during its special Mother’s Day brunch.

To RSVP call 305-468-1400 ext. 4318 or email [email protected]

Celebrate Easter Brunch at The Armillary Grill 4/20/14

Celebrate Easter Brunch at The Armillary Grill
Sunday, 04/20/2014 – 11:00 am – 03:00 pm
INTER_Easter_AD_040914_FinalArmillary Grill (InterContinental at Doral Miami)
2505 NW 87TH Avenue,
Miami, Florida 33172
Facebook Link
Cost: Adults: $29.95, Children 10, under: $15.95 Under 5: Free

The Armillary Grill at the InterContinental at Doral Miami hotel has been one of the flagship establishments in Doral for the annual Easter Brunch celebration since its opening in 2000. Celebrate the Annual Easter Brunch at the InterContinental at Doral Miami and enjoy a visit from the Easter Bunny followed by live entertainment of Latin/Caribbean soft music.

Landmark Doral Cosmo chic Event of the year launching its Welcome Home Center by Betty Alvarez

Lennar’s newest community in Doral, Landmark, recently opened its sophisticated new sales center with a grand opening party that welcomed 700 guests. The “cosmo-chic” community offers contemporary design while delivering modern technology and exclusive amenities. For upscale and affluent homebuyers with a modern flare, Landmark is an ultra modern design setting with a new urban twist that promotes outdoor activity in community, green space while blending lifestyle and convenience in addition to nearby shops and restaurants.

A new standard in contemporary-living with an inspiring collection of two and three story townhomes, (some with elevators) each unit is designed with the latest architectural styles with clean lines and abundant natural light – both offering sky view terraces complete with summer kitchens Starting from the mid $400s, these contemporary townhomes feature a vast collection of floor plans with three and four bedroom designs, ranging from approximately 1,700 to over 2,00 a/c sq ft of living space, as well as the innovative NextGen – The Home within a Home design – all exuding included luxury upgrades

Comfortable open-spaces are optimized for function with flowing floor plans and multi-levels of enviable indoor-outdoor South Florida living. Volume kitchen and living areas provide a countless array of options for customizing the ideal entertaining and dwelling space. Interiors boast contemporary style accents such as floor to ceiling windows, recessed high-hat lighting, stainless-steel stair railing, and grand kitchens with Quartz countertops, glass or stone backsplash, double wall ovens, and wine cooler, as well as Advanced Savant WirelessTechnology System.

Residents of Landmark will enjoy Club Chic, a resort clubhouse with cutting edge fitness center and expansive pool, as well as Open air Ampitheater, Tennis and Kids Splash Park. Located in the heart of Doral, residents are issued the benefits of on-site amenities, nearby schools, shopping, dining and famed Trump International Resort and Spa.

Visit the chic Lennar Welcome Home Center at NW 66th ST and 107th AVE., Doral, FL. Open daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. For more information, call (. (877) 200-0199. You may also find information on www.lennar.com/floridadeals.

Ivanka Trump & DJ Irie Host: Carolina Herrera Fashion Show 3/7/14

Ivanka Trump & DJ Irie Host: Carolina Herrera Fashion Show
Friday, 03/07/2014 – 06:30 pm –
Fashion-Show-PromoTrump National Doral
4400 NW 87th Ave,
Doral, Florida 33178
Webpage Link
Cost:

Fashion and Golf come together like never before on Friday of the Cadillac Championship, following the completion of tournament play. Fans will experience a presentation of the Carolina Herrera spring 2014 collection hosted by Ivanka Trump. Elegance and sophistication will be center stage as fans experience the international designers’ latest collection.

Enjoy entertainment from the official DJ of the Miami Heat, DJ Irie, during and after the fashion show. You will not want to miss the star studded event.

Travie McCoy Cadillac Championship Concert 3/8/14

Travie McCoy Cadillac Championship Concert
Saturday, 03/08/2014 – 06:30 pm –
Cadillac-Championship-LogoTrump National Doral Miami
4400 NW 87th AVe,
Doral, Florida 33178
Webpage Link
Cost:

The action continues at the World Golf Championships-Cadillac Championship on Saturday, when Gym Class Heroes front man and solo star Travie McCoy hits the stage for a live concert. Known for his smash hit Billionaire (featuring Bruno Mars), and most recent single Rough Water (featuring Jason Mraz), Travie McCoy is sure to bring energy and flare to the Cadillac Championship Concert.

Celebrate Love at Armillary Grill 2/14/14

Celebrate Love at Armillary Grill
Friday, 02/14/2014 – 05:00 pm – 11:00 pm
VDAYREVISIONInterContinental at Doral Miami
2505 NW 87th Ave,
Doral, Florida 33172
Facebook Link
Cost: $35.99 – $59.99

Treat your better half to a wonderful menu created by the InterContinental at Doral Miami’s chefs especially for Valentine’s Day. For $35.99, savor a champagne inspired meal and Godiva dessert. For $59.99 per person, a bottle of champagne will be included per couple.

For reservations call 305-468-1400 Ext. 4318.

BACCF 2014 Soccer Tournament – Register Today! 2/8/14

BACCF 2014 Soccer Tournament – Register Today!
Saturday, 02/08/2014 – 09:30 am –
SoccerFlyerSoccer Planet USA
7910 NW 25th St,
Miami, Florida 33122
Webpage Link
Cost: Entry fee per chamber team: $300 (team can play for a country or a chamber) – Corporate entry fee: $450 (team plays for a specific corporation)

The Brazilian-American Chamber of Commerce
&
The BACCF Young Professionals & Broward Committees

Invite you to the
5th Annual Soccer Tournament
Saturday, February 8th!
Get Ready!
Prepare your team to participate in this exciting and dynamic event!

Individual Team Entry Fees (12 players maximum, 7 players minimum each)

– Entry fee per chamber team: $300 (team can play for a country or a chamber)

– Corporate entry fee: $450 (team plays for a specific corporation)

Sponsorship Opportunities Available

$10,000 Sponsorship Level – 2013 BACCF Soccer Tournament
Brought to you by: Your Name Here!
Event sponsorship with exclusivity in the category
2 team entries (12 players maximum, 7 players minimum each) to tournament
Name and logo to be printed on all promotional material promoting the tournament to be sent to over 30,000 emails (executives and entrepreneurs)
Sponsor to provide banners for the fields
Name of title sponsor on score board
Name to be mentioned in select tournament press releases
Banner ad (with linkage to your web page) to run on tournament web page
Set-up your special information booth, serve specialty drinks, network
May place banners at tournament
Distribution of promotional material at tournament
Company name & logo printed on the invitation of the Event
Right of first refusal to be the exclusive sponsor in the same category for next year’s event
Clippings of all media coverage
Extensive coverage by the media
Use of BACCF logo in approved promotional and advertising activities related to the event
Participant list provided following the event
Special introduction at the event
Cross-promotional opportunities with Florida’s Bi-National Chambers of Commerce
Logo on the BACCF Web Page listing the event with linkage to your web site
Your banner ad to run on homepage of the BACCF web site for 6 months
Special 2013 benefit
*For first-time sponsors only — Trustee Membership valid for one year

$5,000 Sponsorship Level
1 team entry (12 players maximum, 7 players minimum) to tournament
Set-up your special information booth, serve specialty drinks, network
Name and logo to be printed on all promotional material promoting the tournament to be sent to over 30,000 emails (executives and entrepreneurs)
Name to be mentioned in select tournament press releases
Name and logo to be placed on tournament web page
Distribution of promotional material at tournament
Right of first refusal to be a sponsor in the same category for next year’s event
Clippings of all media coverage
Extensive coverage by media
Use of BACCF logo in approved promotional and advertising activities related to the event
Mention at the event
Recognition on all promotional material covering the event
Cross-promotional opportunities with Florida’s Bi-National Chambers of Commerce
Name and logo to be placed on event web page with linkage
May place banners at tournament
Special 2013 benefit
*For first-time sponsors only – Patron Membership valid for one year

$2,500 Sponsorship Level – Field Name
1 team entry (12 players maximum, 7 players minimum) to tournament
Company Name to be displayed on Field
Name to be printed on selected promotional material promoting the tournament
Name to be mentioned in select tournament press releases
Name to be placed on tournament web page
Distribution of promotional material at tournament
Special 2012 benefit
*For first-time sponsors only – Corporate Membership valid for one year

$1,000 Sponsorship Level – Field Name
1 team entry (12 players maximum, 7 players minimum) to tournament
Company Name to be displayed on Field
Distribution of promotional material at the event
May provide a prize to be raffled at the event
Name on web site featuring the event

The Center for Literature and Theatre at Miami Dade College welcomes Isabel Allende 2/1/14

The Center for Literature and Theatre at Miami Dade College welcomes Isabel Allende
Saturday, 02/01/2014 – 07:00 pm – 09:00 pm
ripper-enMiami Dade College Wolfson Campus – Chapman Center
245 NE 4th Street,
Miami, Florida 33132
Webpage Link
Cost: 28.99

A daring new path for a master storyteller – crime fiction – world renowned author Isabel Allende joins Anjanette Delgado to talk about her latest book RIPPER.

Vouchers are required. Purchase the bool and get 2 tickets.

Toy Drive 12/12/13

Toy Drive
Friday, 12/12/2013 – 12/12/2013 06:00 pm – 09:00 pm
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10450 Doral Blvd,
Doral, Florida 33178
Webpage Link
Cost: 15

Toy Drive and networking event to distribute toys to needy kids throughout the world. Come and enjoy entertainment, live chorus, holiday fashion show, refreshments and more. Its $15 to attend plus a new unwrapped toy.

Tobacco-Free Workgroup 11/25/13

Tobacco-Free Workgroup
Monday, 11/25/2013 – 11/25/2013 09:30 am – 11:30 am
Beacon Center
8323 NW 12 St. Suite 212,
Miami, Florida 33126
Webpage Link
Cost: Free

If smoking bothers you here is your chance to do something about it!! The Tobacco-Free Workgroup meets at the Beacon Center on the last Monday of every other month at 9:30am. Our focus areas are tobacco free multi-unit dwellings, restriction of candy flavored tobacco, and tobacco control in schools K-12. For more information please call 305-278-0442.

The Biggest Small Office Holiday Party 12/12/13

The Biggest Small Office Holiday Party
Thursday, 12/12/2013 – 06:00 pm – 10:00 pm
INTER_BiggestLittleHoliday_ls_v2ArmillaryContactInterContinental at Doral Miami
2505 NW 87th Ave,
Doral, Florida 33172
Facebook Link
Cost: $35.00

This year’s small office party will be anything but boring. Ditch the fruit punch, cheese whiz and Christmas carols and trade up to premium drinks, sushi, Paella and to the sounds of DJ Epixx!

Join the group of small businesses that will set the bar for this year’s holiday party season at The Biggest Small Office Holiday Party on December 12th. Tell your boss that this year you don’t want your grandfather’s office party.

All this for only $35.00, all inclusive. Tickets must be purchased in advance.

For tickets call 305-468-1400 Ext. 1386-1396 or email [email protected]

Art Fest at Doral 11/15/13-11/17/13

Art Fest at Doral
Friday, 11/15/2013 – 11/17/2013 06:00 am – 12:00 am
Postcard-FrontCarlos Albizu University
2173 NW 99th Ave 
Miami, Florida 33172
Facebook Link
Cost: Free

ART FEST @ DORAL celebrates its 10th Anniversary. Delegations from several countries, as diverse and exotic as India, Serbia, Ecuador, Mexico, Nicaragua, to name just a few, are travelling to the Art Fest @ Doral to exhibit works by special invitation from Art Fest Founder Noel Santiesteban. Distinguished personalities will be honored on opening night during a private cocktail party. A jury committee will award top prizes in each category. This year’s selection of artists will be chosen work in mixed media, painting, photography, digital art, printmaking & drawing, watercolor, fiber, jewelry & metalwork, sculpture and wood.

The festival is presented by the Rotary Club of Doral, an organization of business and professional leaders united worldwide who provide humanitarian service, and help build goodwill and peace in the world.

Taste of Peru 2013, our 4th consecutive year 11/2/13

Taste of Peru 2013, our 4th consecutive year
Saturday, 11/02/2013 – 11:30 am – 11:59 pm
Peruvian Ceviche with King PrawnTrump Building Doral
4400 NW 87th Ave,
Doral, Florida 33178
Webpage Link
Cost: $20 at the door

This 4th year festival will bring together many chefs from local Peruvian restaurants as well as renowned Peruvian chefs from abroad. Drinks such as the famous “Pisco Sour”, peruvian signature drinks and Peruvian beers will be available. We will be hosting exhibitors of Peruvian products and services including tourism, hospitality and more. There will be live entertainment, music performers, folkloric dance shows, fashion shows, art exhibits, food contests, and the after dance party.

Come and experience why TASTE OF PERU 2013 is a unique experience!

Third Annual “Party in Pink” Zumbathon 10/19/13

Third Annual “Party in Pink” Zumbathon
Saturday, 10/19/2013 – 12:00 pm – 01:30 pm
Party-in-Pink-Oct.-19InterContinental at Doral Miami
2505 NW 87th Ave,
Doral, Florida 33172
Webpage Link
Cost: At the door: $15.00; In advance: $10.00

Third Annual Party in Pink™ Zumbathon® event to create public awareness of breast cancer and raise funds for prevention research by participating in a dance-fitness party.

For ticket purchase call 305-468-1400 or [email protected]

Photographs of House of Horror Amusement Park at Miami International Mall on 9/26/13

House of Horror Amusement Park at Miami International Mall on Thursday, September 26, 2013.

House of Horror Amusement Park (HOH), South Florida’s largest Halloween amusement park featuring a Haunted House with over 30 themed rooms is back at Miami International Mall from September 26th through November 3rd.

House of Horror Amusement Park
Miami International Mall (East parking lot)
1455 NW 107th Ave
Doral, FL 33172
$23 – Adults
$15 – Children (6 and under)

Park Hours*
Monday – Thursday: 6PM to 11PM
Friday & Saturday: 5PM to Midnight
Sunday: 5PM to 11PM
*Subject to weather and change. Haunted house hours vary from park hours.
– The purchase of a ticket allows for unlimited carnival rides, one entry through the Haunted House, concerts, shows and attractions.
– Tickets can only be purchased at the House of Horror ticket office during regular operating hours.

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House of Horror Amusement Park at Miami International Mall 9/26/13-11/3/13


House of Horror Amusement Park at Miami International Mall

Miami International Mall (East parking lot)
hoh-logo 1455 NW 107th Ave
Doral, FL 33172
Website Link
$23 – Adults
$15 – Children (6 and under)

Park Hours*
Monday – Thursday: 6PM to 11PM
Friday & Saturday: 5PM to Midnight
Sunday: 5PM to 11PM
*Subject to weather and change. Haunted house hours vary from park hours.
– The purchase of a ticket allows for unlimited carnival rides, one entry through the Haunted House, concerts, shows and attractions.
– Tickets can only be purchased at the House of Horror ticket office during regular operating hours.

House of Horror Amusement Park (HOH), South Florida’s largest Halloween amusement park featuring a Haunted House with over 30 themed rooms is back at Miami International Mall from September 26th through November 3rd.

houseofhorrorThis year, House of Horror returns bigger and better than ever featuring, for their first appearance in South Florida, Hulk Hogan’s MCW (Microchip Championship Wrestling), a unique experience made up of a troupe of midget athletes in fun and exciting wrestling matches that will captivate and entertain all attendees. Over twenty dazzling amusement rides, carnival games and food, a high-flying full circus, and the hottest musical performances around will make the visit to the park truly memorable. Small children will also delight in the kiddy rides and the clowns and roaming characters around the park. Gates open for the 2013 season on Thursday, September 26th through Sunday, November 3rd, promising fun for guests of all ages.

House of Horror Amusement Park’s hours of operation are: Mondays – Thursdays 6 PM to 11 PM; Fridays and Saturdays from 5 PM to midnight; and Sundays 5 PM to 11 PM. Park admission is $23 for adults and $15 for children (ages 6 and under). Ticket includes unlimited rides, circus, concerts, and one (1) entry into the Haunted House except for children ages 6 and under. Free Parking is available.

House of Horror promises you an exciting and fun night for your entire family. The largest haunted house in South Florida, House of Horror’s Haunted House is two acres with over 30 rooms of bone-chilling terror. Be prepared as night falls this Halloween Season, House of Horror will bring the dead and unimaginable to life.

You will never be too sure of what might be lingering around you. Park guests can enjoy from a variety of entertainment: over a dozen Carnival rides for children and adults, Hulk Hogan’s Micro Championship Wrestling LIVE as seen on True TV, food, carnival games, circus attractions, live performances, free parking and much more.

Parking is available at Miami International Mall free of charge. Parking is available near HOH on the east side of Miami International Mall (near Kohl’s and JC Penney’s).

Park Attire: Halloween costumes are allowed on site. However, at no time can a park visitor wear a costume that conceals their face. No masks or face paint are allowed. For safety reasons, only actors will be allowed to wear masks or facial disguises inside the amusement park.

6th Annual Taste of Central America 9/11/13

6th Annual Taste of Central America
Wednesday, 09/11/2013 – 09/15/2013 11:30 am – 03:30 pm
INTER_CentralFood_ls_V16_CC-2InterContinental at Doral Miami
2505 NW 87th Ave,
Doral, Florida 33172
RSVP Link
Cost: Sept. 11-13 $20.95 & children $12.95; Saturday the 14 $23.95 & children $13.95; Sunday 15 $26.95 & children $14.95.

Central American guest Chef Marcial Cañas will be arriving from Costa Rica for the week of September 11-15 to present some of his favorite dishes at the InterContinental at Doral Miami. During the event the Chef will prepare Central American specialties from Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua at the hotel’s Armillary Grill.

Lunch buffet from Wednesday 11 through Friday 13 (11:30 am-3.30 pm) $20.95 & children $12.95;
Four-course dinner on Saturday the 14 (5-11 pm) $23.95 & children $13.95;
Brunch on Sunday 15, Central America Independence Day, (11 am- 3.30 pm) $26.95 & children $14.95.

Reservations are highly recommended. Details: 305-468-1400 Ext. 4318 or [email protected]

Miami International in Partnership With the City of Doral Host Hispanic Heritage Celebration 9/27/13-9/28/13

Miami International in Partnership With the City of Doral Host Hispanic Heritage Celebration
Friday, 09/27/2013 – 09/28/2013 06:00 pm – 09:00 pm
Miami International Mall
1455 NW 107 Avenue,
Doral, Florida 33175
Webpage Link
Cost:

Hispanic Culture and fall fashion come alive at Miami International Mall with the Ninth Annual Hispanic Heritage Celebration created in partnership with the City of Doral. The community will experience the diverse cultures and flavors of various Latin American countries through colorful, energetic fashion shows and interactive entertainment as local leaders are recognized through the Hispanic Star Awards.

On Friday, September 27, Miami International Mall will kick-off the Hispanic Heritage Celebration with the “Noche de Honor” Charity Reception with a portion of the proceeds benefiting the Simon Youth Foundation. Miami International Mall will recognize a group of extraordinary Hispanic individuals through a vibrant, show-stopping presentation of the hottest fall fashion looks.

On Saturday, September 28, Hispanic Heritage Celebration continues at the mall with weekend festivities including authentic folkloric music and fiery dance performances, country heritage exhibits, art and flag displays, live entertainment and a spirited parade of native dresses from South America, Central America and the Caribbean presented by the City of Doral.

The community is encouraged to nominate Hispanic Star nominees beginning August 1 through August 31, 2013.

The Hispanic Star Award will consist of 6 categories:
1) Hispanic Educator
2) Hispanic Health Professional
3) Hispanic Philanthropist
4) Junior Hispanic Community Leader between the age of 16–19
5) Hispanic Small Business Leader
6) Hispanic Artist

Guest Chef Brings Regional Colombian Cuisine to Miami

Colombian chef, Rafael Suarez, arrived to Miami from Bogota, Colombia to present some of his favorite dishes during his one week official and exclusive visit as guest chef at the InterContinental’s Armillary Grill Restaurant, where he will prepare delectable specialties from various regions of Colombia.

 The event will take place during the week of July 15th and finalize with a decadent Sunday brunch on July 21st in honor of Colombia’s Independence Day celebration.

 Chef Suarez has over 13 years of experience in the hospitality industry and is currently the Executive Chef at JW Marriott in Bogota, Colombia. 

 Soul of Miami scooped up an interview with the gastronomical expert to learn more about his scrumptious creations.

 The interview is in its original language below.

2013 – (Doral, Florida) – Interview:

Chef Rafael Suarez, it’s a pleasure meeting you. Tell us a little bit about the menu and some of the dishes we can expect to find during the event, which will be offered as a buffet during the week, a dinner on Saturday and a brunch on Sunday.

The menu is typical, encompassing the vast majority of dishes throughout Colombia. It will be served as a buffet every night, Saturday will be a set menu served with the same concept of touring much of the cuisine throughout Colombia, and for brunch, a typical breakfast serving bread soup, beans, broth and Colombian-style stew.

What inspired you to create this menu specifically?

The wide range of products from Colombia, and the fact that many Colombians live in Miami, which is the reason why the cuisine is known but not varied.
 
What Colombian traditions are incorporated in the menu?

Pork from Tolima, Stew from Huila, Stew from the coast, fish from Tumaco and other homemade-style dishes.

What impression do you wish to leave on those who will be trying your creations? And what do you expect your guests to learn about your customs and Colombian regional cuisine?

I want them to be gastronomically satisfied, leaving the restaurant happy and filled with memories and new flavors. They can learn to combine the products that are available in the local Miami markets in their everyday cooking, as everything that I am using is from here, I have not brought anything from Colombia.

I know you use a healthy approach and typical fresh ingredients from various regions of Colombia, and I know, too, that you specialize in kosher food. Is there any reason why kosher food has caught your attention?

The freshness of fruits and vegetables led me to investigate the subject of kosher cooking mainly for the great deal of demand there is for kosher meals. Additionally, the market is growing in Colombia and very few options are offered to patrons, even though oftentimes they look for typical dishes from their regions, at JW Marriott in Bogota we have been able to achieve a great deal of satisfaction from our guests with our Colombian cuisine where we combine flavors that have allowed us to be leaders in the market already for two years.

Have you been able to incorporate, in some way, the concept kosher food into some of the dishes of your recent culinary creation?

Yes, the secret is in the care and love that is placed into preparing the dishes, one speaks of kosher and some may see it as something terrible, Rabbi Kitchen Cleaning Supervisor!! But knowing and applying all this in real life is simple. It has a lot to do with care, food hygiene and health.

Having worked for large international hotel chains, do you think that this may have influenced you to create new and exciting culinary combinations with flavors and ingredients from other countries?

One always worries about having a special international menu, but when I travel I do not want to eat what I eat every day. I want to try new flavors so I ventured to create dishes where the flavor is branded COLOMBIA, but where the presentation and components are of the highest standard, with rich flavor, color and, above all, healthy. In Colombia we really like fatty meals but that we are changing that.

Would you say that this has made you deviate, in a good way, from your Colombian traditions to create a more extensive menu?

It’s not so much that I deviate, is more about changing service concepts without changing the history of a dish, i.e. I cannot make an egg arepa with corn flour and cooked quail egg, I do it with corn flour, whole egg but I incorporate shrimp, fish, turkey, chicken to make it lighter but just as rich.
 
Thank you very much again for your time. It’s a pleasure to meet you.

Spanish Version

Chef Rafael Suarez, es un placer, para mí, poder hacerle esta entrevista: Cuéntenos un poquito acerca del menú y sobre algunos de los platos que podemos esperar encontrar durante el evento, que se ofrecerá en el buffet de la semana, la cena del sábado y el brunch del domingo.

El menú será típico recorriendo la gran mayoría de cocinas de Colombia, bufete todas las noches, el sábado será un menú servido con la misma temática de recorrer gran parte de la gastronomía Colombiana, y en el brunch, desayuno típico con calentado, sopa de pan, frijoles, caldo y asado estilo colombiano.

¿Qué lo inspiró a crear este menú específicamente?

La gran oferta de productos de Colombia, y el hecho de que en Miami viven varios colombianos por lo que la gastronomía es conocida pero no variada.

¿Qué tradiciones colombianas ha incorporado en el menú?

Lechona del Tolima, Asado Huilense del Huila, Sancocho Trifásico de la costa, Tapado de pescado del Tumaco y otras muy caseras.

¿Qué impresión espera que se lleve la gente de sus creaciones? Y, ¿Qué espera que aprendan sus comensales acerca de las costumbres y de la cocina regional colombiana?

Que salgan satisfechos gastronómicamente del restaurante y con una felicidad llena de recuerdos y nuevos sabores, y que ellos aprendan a conjugar los productos que se consiguen en los mercados de Miami en su cocina diaria ya que todo es de allá, yo no llevo nada de Colombia.

Sé que utiliza un enfoque saludable con ingredientes frescos y típicos de varias regiones de Colombia, y sé, también, que se especializa en comida kosher.  ¿Hay alguna razón por la cual la comida kosher le ha llamado la atención?

Si la frescura de las frutas y vegetales me llevó a indagar el tema kosher por la gran carta que ellos solicitan. Adicionalmente el mercado está creciendo en Colombia y las opciones son muy pocas para ellos, aunque son regionalistas y solo buscan cocina de sus regiones, hemos logrado en JW Marriott Bogotá que con la cocina Colombiana se encuentren muy contentos, y combinamos sabores que han permitido ser líderes en el mercado ya por dos años.

¿Ha podido, de alguna manera, incorporar el concepto kosher para preparar algunos de los platos que forma parte de su creación gastronómica?

Si. El tema está en el cuidado y en el amor que se coloca a las preparaciones. Uno habla de kosher y ve eso como algo terrible, Rabino Supervisor Limpieza de cocinas!!!! Pero ya conociendo y aplicando todo en la vida real, es sencillo y solo es de mucho cuidado, mucha higiene y mucho tema de salud.

Habiendo trabajado para grandes cadenas internacionales de hoteles, ¿cree usted que esto le haya influenciado a crear nuevas e interesantes combinaciones gastronómicas con sabores e ingredientes de otros países?

Me colaboro demasiado al ver que siempre uno se preocupa por tener una carta o un menú especial para ellos INTERNACIONAL. Pero yo cuando viajo no quiero comer lo que como todos los días, quiero probar nuevos sabores; por eso me arriesgué a crear platos donde el sabor es marcado COLOMBIA pero su presentación y componentes son de cocina de alto nivel con sabor, color y sobretodo saludable. En Colombia nos gusta mucho la comida rica en grasa pero esto lo estamos cambiando.

 ¿Le ha hecho esto desviarse, de buena forma, de sus raíces tradicionales colombianas para crear un menú más extenso y universal?

 No es tanto desviarme, es cambiar conceptos de servicio sin ir a cambiar la historia de un plato. Es decir no puedo hacer una arepa de huevo con harina de choclo y huevo de codorniz cocido, la hago con harina de maíz y huevo entero, pero le incorporamos camarones, pescado, pavo y pollo para que sea más liviana pero igual de rica.

 Muchas gracias, nuevamente, por su tiempo. Es un placer conocerlo.

Colombian guest chef, at the InterContinental at Doral Miami 7/15/13

Colombian guest chef, at the InterContinental at Doral Miami
Monday, 07/15/2013 – 07/21/2013 05:00 am – 11:00 pm
INTER_ColChef_ls_v14InterContinental at Doral Miami
2505 NW 87th Ave,
Doral, Florida 33172
Webpage Link
Cost: Mon-Fri $20.95; Sat. $24.95; Sun. $26.95

Join us at the Armillary Grill at the InterContinental at Doral Miami for a week of Colombian regional specialties. Chef Suarez will be flying in from Bogota and preparing a special dinner buffet Monday to Friday, a three-course dinner on Saturday night, and a Sunday brunch.The chef specializes in a fresh and healthy approach to the typical, hearty Colombian food, while giving it a gourmet touch without deviating from its traditional roots. Reservations are highly recommended.

BeART Series: Marcos Irusta Renacimiento and Thania Sanz World Music 5/16/13

BeART Series: Marcos Irusta Renacimiento and Thania Sanz World Music
beartThursday, May 16, 2013, 6:30pm until 8:30pm
Eurosuites Hotel & Residences
1750 NW 107th Ave
Doral, Florida 33172

Sponsors:
SpiralBeat,
LatinPlus,
Atrium&Doral Office Parks,
Jerry Artarama,
Sweewater Chamber of Commerce,
Venezuelan American Chamber of Commerce,
Quantic Events+Marketing,
CG Magazine,
Conexiones Magazine,
Arte Noticias Miami Blog,
Luis Gomez Universe 137 Studios,
Nexus+Digiprint,
Renatus Group,
Doral Family Journal.

Fun with FNU at Sam’s Club in Doral 5/11/13

Fun with FNU at Sam’s Club in Doral
Saturday, 05/11/2013, 10:00 am – 06:00 pm
Flyer-FUN-with-FNU-at-Sams-Club-Doral_May-1Sam’s Club Doral
8424 NW 13th Terrace,
Doral, Florida 33126
Webpage Link

Join us for a day full of fun, savings and learning.

Free blood pressure reading and body mass index measurements
Free fingerprinting and photographing for children

Florida National University representatives will be on hand to answer questions on the following topics:
Scholarship Opportunities
Financial Aid (for those who qualify)
Dual Enrollment
Military Tuition Assistance
Veterans Training
Online Learning

Help us raise awareness and funds for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals
For more details, please see the attached flyer