Tacari’s Top Rehearsal Dinner Hot Spots | Miami
There are some fantastic locations in cities across this nation that are the perfect place to host a rehearsal dinner. So, how do you choose? Over the next few months, we’re going to be featuring spots in various cities in the US. Each week will be two new cities, so you’ll want to check back in often so you don’t miss out on any of the locations. Even if you’re not having your wedding in that location, you may be visiting one day and all of these spots are great locations to have a nice dinner!
Located in the heart of Miami Beach, Bâoli offers a new level of hospitality by offering guests a sense of celebration beyond traditional dining. Catering to both the world’s A-list stars and international jetsetters, the vibe-dining concept provides patrons with an unforgettable culinary journey that is transformed into a nightlife destination, all within the backdrop of a chic and modern setting. Guests enjoy an epicurean experience unlike any other, with a carefully crafted menu that features Asian American fare and an incredible selection of embellished cocktails. Known for providing a one- of-a-kind nightlife experience, Bâoli’s iconic weekly celebration – My Boyfriend Is Out of Town – has become South Florida’s most popular affair on Wednesday nights.
Culinary Direction | Asian American Signature Dishes: Tuna Tart and Bâoli Roll
Signature Cocktails | Peaches & Rich
Executive Chef | Gustavo Vertone
Décor | Bâoli Miami’s spacious seating arrangement, along with its whimsical outdoor terrace accessed through the indoor-outdoor bar area creates the perfect ambiance to transform a dinner party into a high-energy celebration.
Resident DJs | Hugo M. and Hushmoney
Instagram | @baolimiami
Facebook | @baolimiami
Twitter | Baoli_Miami
Artisan Beach House | At the intersection the Atlantic Ocean and the Intracoastal, Artisan Beach House celebrates centuries of fishing tradition by offering guests the freshest seafood, prepared using techniques from around the globe, always with fresh, seasonal produce. The unique, light-filled private dining room at Artisan Beach House invites the ocean into any special event through floor-to-ceiling windows looking out at the Atlantic. This special room can be separated into three distinct spaces or combined to accommodate as many as 280 guests, making it the ideal Miami Beach destination for weddings.
Contact | Melinda Manatad
Zuma, located in the heart of downtown Miami, brings Chef Rainer Becker’s internationally acclaimed style of modern Japanese cuisine to america. Already renowned in London, Hong Kong, Istanbul, Dubai and Bangkok, Zuma Miami offers a sophisticated cuisine philosophy of flavorsome, modern Japanese dishes in a fun and vibrant environment inspired by the informal Japanese dining style called Izakaya.
Instagram | @zuma_restaurant
Facebook | @ZumaMiamiOfficial
Touted by Condé Nast Traveler as one of “Miami’s Buzziest Restaurants”, Meat Market, the contemporary South Beach steakhouse by restaurateur David Tornek and acclaimed chef Sean Brasel, both formerly of Touch, has proven to remain a bustling hot spot for celebrities, local foodies and Miami Beach’s trendsetters. The 4,400 square-foot, 180-seat indoor/outdoor eatery is a truly contemporary steakhouse, boasting a sophisticated ambiance sizzling with New York City style energy, a happening bar scene, and a savvy menu featuring prime cuts of beef, wonderful fish, seafood and poultry dishes and a wide range of price points geared to draw both locals and visitors.
“We wanted to bring the American steakhouse into the 21st century,” says Chef Brasel, who co-owns Meat Market with Tornek and was known for his creative American fare at Touch. “We believe Meat Market offers foodies and steak lovers a much needed fine dining destination on Lincoln Road mall,” Brasel notes.
With its fresh, contemporary take on typical steakhouse design, the dining room dazzles. Masculine distressed woods with metal rivets are softened by gentle feminine accents such as iridescent metallic wall tiles, pony hair wall panels in a cool cream color and a pristine terrazzo floor. Golden fabrics and polished nickel add warmth and sparkle, while – lining the center of the room – custom made embossed white leather banquettes flanking end-block wooden tables, create a dramatic effect. Above, stunning Lucite fins stretch across the ceiling, carrying a wave of flame colored lights that cascade down the back wall, washing the room in subtle crimson hues that mix delightfully with rows of golden glass candles. The clever lighting creates a magnificent glow, making guests look and feel as stunning as the room. Demanding attention, are three floor-to-ceiling wine display cases with reflecting infinity mirrors. A semi private area with four chef tables seating up to six each on plush brown leather sofas, taupe colored wood arches overhead and a wall decoration of curtain-like gold metal chains encasing wine corks, sits across from the kitchen where guests can peer through the golden stained glass and see Chef Brasel in action.
Facebook | @MeatMarketMiami
Twitter | @MeatMarketMiami
Instagram | @MeatMarketMiami
Here’s a look at what you’ll find at the market…
Sabal Coffee | @sabalcoffee
Espresso-based beverages, ready-brew, cold- brew, and single-origin pour-overs, as well as hot and iced teas
Jaffa | @thespicedetective
Israeli-influenced cuisine; a fresh hummus bar, and re-imagined classics: roasted cauliflower, carrots with labneh, deconstructed baba ganoush
Modern southern cuisine; 25-hour brined fried chicken served on from-scratch buttermilk biscuits with bacon or a cheddar chive waffle
Chef Chloe & The Vegan Cafe | @chefchloe
Colorful vegan cuisine; hearty bites including butternut cashew nachos and truffle avocado toast; freshly baked cookies, cakes, and pastries
Asian cuisine with cross-border inspiration; foie gras dumplings, fried chicken mantou, pork belly ramen
Tran An | @trananmiami
Vietnamese street food; classics of pho and banh mi, snackable plates like spring rolls, a selection of original bubble teas
Elysian Seafood | @elysianseafood
Variety of oysters, shucked counter-side and prepared raw or charbroiled, and other seafood favorites including crab cakes and shrimp cocktail
Itamae | @itamaemiami
Sushi with classics of nigiri and sashimi; specialty maki, with Peruvian elements like guava and aji amarillo
Hot Lime | @hotlimekitchen
Craft tacos and fresh ceviche inspired by Miami’s diverse cultural scene; shareable dishes including made-to-order guacamole
Sweetblendz | @sweetblendz
Health-conscious cuisine made with local and organic ingredients. Cold pressed juices, smoothies, salads, and açaí bowls
The Mayhaw | @themayhaw
Classically rooted spirits bar; craft cocktails, expansive wine selection, draft beer. Juices, syrups, modifiers, and mixers made fresh daily
Handmade pastas, gnocchi, and ravioli, inspired by regional Italian Cuisine and handmade counter-side
Facebook | @strochmarket
Instagram | @st.rochmarket
Chef and Restaurateur Michael Schwartz opens Amara at Paraiso Thursday, January 11 in Miami’s East Edgewater neighborhood. Located directly on Biscayne Bay in the Paraiso District— the latest master plan development by The Related Group—Amara at Paraiso brings together all the elements of the quintessential Miami waterfront dining experience from environment to cuisine to vibe. The bayside enclave has inspired Schwartz and the team led by Executive Chef Michael Paley to cultivate a menu influenced by the bold flavors of Latin America, coastal ingredients, and the diversity that underpins the city’s cultural identity. The restaurant opens with dinner service, with Sunday Brunch following shortly after.
“The dynamic energy, local ingredients, and natural beauty that define why we live and visit here are what Amara at Paraiso is all about. It couldn’t exist anywhere else,” says Schwartz. “This restaurant is in the unique position to bring it all together. It’s our love letter to Miami and why we are proud to call it home.”
Highlighting the open kitchen’s wood grill and Josper charcoal oven, the vibrant menu celebrates clean-eating food and cooking techniques centered around the flame. Dinner is divided into Snacks, Small, Medium, and Large plates, Vegetables/Sides, and “From the Wood Grill” dishes that are paired appropriately from amongst six complementary and signature Amara Mother Sauces.
Contact | Lindsay Guidos | Lindsay@MichaelSchwartzEvents.com
Instagram | @amaraatparaiso
Facebook | @AmaraatParaiso
Twitter | @amaraatparaiso