Vizcayans Evening Under The Stars Fundraiser 5/13/10

Vizcayans Evening Under The Stars Fundraiser Features Heavenly Fare and Benefits Historic Venue

The Vizcayans are set to take their 13th Annual celestial wine-and-food-pairing event to new heights on Thursday, May 13, 2010, from 7:30 to 11 PM at Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, 3251 South Miami Avenue, Miami, 33129.

This rare opportunity to experience the historic main house and gardens by night and enjoy signature cuisine from South Florida’s top-tier restaurants, paired with select wines, hand-crafted Stella Artois brews and House of Bacardi spirits is well worth the $65 (members) admission price. Non-members pay $85.

Presented by a collection of prestigious and generous sponsors, including South Florida Lincoln-Mercury Dealers and the Cayman Islands, the evening features a range of unique activities: tastings, tours, strolling entertainment, DJ with dancing and a silent auction that speaks volumes about the kind of support the Young Professionals arm of one of South Florida’s nationally-accredited landmarks has—even in this challenging economy.

China Grill Management Director of Development Terry Zarikian will serve as Honorary Chair and popular foodie/WLRN radio personality/Miami Herald columnist and blogger Linda Gassenheimer will be a host of the free-flowing cocktail/chic affair, set against the incomparably lush Vizcaya backdrop.

Participating restaurants include Area 31, Crepemaker, El Scorpion, Gibraltar at Grove Isle Hotel, Ill Grissino, Mercadito, Mia on Biscayne, Palme D’Or at the Biltmore, RED, SAWA, Sugarcane and Wish at the Hotel.

21 and over, rain or shine, dress to impress. All proceeds benefit Vizcaya Museum and Gardens. Call 305-856-4866 or visit for more information and to pre-purchase tickets at a discounted price.

About Vizcaya Museum and Gardens: Built by famed agricultural industrialist James Deering in 1916, Vizcaya exemplifies the American Renaissance, combining older European cultural values with the social, material, and environmental context of modern Miami. The 50-acre property consists of a main house, featuring 34 decorated rooms that showcase nearly 3,000 art objects and furnishings spanning two millennium, 10 acres of formal gardens, an historic farm village currently in restoration and the estate’s natural areas, including the environmentally sensitive native hardwood hammock, mangroves, and waterfront.
Vizcaya plays a vital role as a diplomatic seat of government for Miami-Dade County, hosting renowned figures, like Queen Elizabeth II, Pope John Paul II, President Ronald Regan and King Juan Carlos I and Queen Sofia of Spain, and global events like the Summit of the Americas, the signing of the Free Trade Agreement, the 2009 International Women’s Conference and Art Basel activities.
About the Vizcayans: The Vizcayans, Inc. a non-profit Florida organization, engages in the preservation and advancement of Vizcaya Museum and Gardens as an accredited museum and a National Historic Landmark through financial support, advocacy and other activities. The Vizcayans Corporation is the private sector partner to the public sector Vizcaya Museum and Gardens Trust and works cooperatively and collaboratively with the Trust to advance the mission of Vizcaya.