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Sirha Lyon 2023 daily contest winners in France via 360 MAGAZINE.

Sirha Lyon Daily Winners

Below are today’s winners and last day schedule for Sirha Lyon 2023

January 22nd contest results:

  • Flexitarian Contest  Gold medal: Tanguy Escandel and Guy Barbin ; Silver medal: Damien Pinot and Stéphane Fonlupt ; Bronze medal: Thomas Cosse and Flavien Carucci
  • Barista French ChampionshipGold medal: Brice Robin ; Silver medal:  Tom Balerin ; Bronze medal: Marie Picoche
  • European Butcher CompetitionGold medal: Nolwenn Coureau and Paolo Desbois ; Silver medal: Alban Fillion and Patrick Larbi ; Bronze medal: Monia Andreoni and Madji Youri
  • Coffee in Good Spirits France Championship:  Gold medal: Charlène Cabioche ; Silver medal: Alexis Figini ; Bronze medal: Imad Hachad
  • France Cezve/Ibrik ChampionshipGold medal: Pierre de Chantérac ; Silver medal: Louai Zaidan ; Bronze medal: Elias Sfeir
     

Sirha Food Forum – Theme: Increased human creativity

Competitions:

  • Bocuse d’Orlast day of competition. This year, the candidates will compete on monkfish for the platter test and on the theme “Feed the Kids” for education on eating well. This year, the jury is chaired by Davy Tissot, Bocuse d’Or 2021 and the honorary president Dominique Crenn.
    Schedule: 9am to 6pm – Sirha Chefs Area. Awards ceremony at 6pm.
     
  • European Sugar Art ChampionshipThe last day of competition for the candidates who will have to create an artistic work of art in pulled sugar, blown sugar, ribbon and other original techniques. This year they will have to impress the honorary president Stéphane Glacier, M.O.F., on the theme of Salvador Dalí.
    > Schedule: 9am to 5pm – Sirha Bake & Pastry. Awards ceremony at 5pm.
     
  • French National Cheesemongers’ contest : final and awards ceremony. For the 14th edition of the competition, 8 candidates will put forward their knowledge and know-how during 5 practical and theoretical tests. Who will win the title of French champion?
    > Schedule: 9am to 12pm – Sirha Food Trade. Awards ceremony at 5pm.
     
  • Cheese & Chef : This competition features 8 pairs of chefs and cheesemongers who will have two hours to prepare a cheese and a basket of goodies on a plate. The candidates will have to compose under the watchful eye of Hervé Mons, M.O.F. and president of the competition.
    > Schedule: 12:30pm to 4:30pm – Sirha Food Trade. Awards ceremony at 5pm.

To discover the exhibition of the 81 Sirha Innovations products, including the twelve winning products of the Sirha Innovation Awards, go to the Place des Lumières until 23rd January.

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Locanda La Raia is a new Italian estate via 360 MAGAZINE.

Locanda La Raia

Casas Latinas are delighted to announce a unique new property available for exclusive buyout in Italy for 2023. 

Locanda La Raia is a stunning Italian mansion situated on a 180-hectare estate, including a biodynamic winery, culture center, spa, and restaurant. The house is a very special offering that compliments perfectly Casas Latinas collection of sophisticated estates, hotels, and villas worldwide.

Casas Latinas has an exclusive portfolio of beautiful properties, hotels, and villas across France, Italy, Spain, and Latin America.  Founder and CEO of Casas Latinas Massimo Ianni says ‘At Casas Latinas our incredible properties are hand-picked for their unique credentials.  All of them have sustainability at the forefront, but each has their own special appeal and dedication to providing the ultimate unique stay – reframing the experience we have and the way we travel’.

Locanda La Raia

Nestled in the heart of the rolling green Gavi hills (only one hour’s drive from Milan) this beautiful and elegant twelve room mansion is surrounded by vineyards, pastures and woods and embraces a unique eco-system created by the biodynamic farm on the estate – created by the Rossi Cairo family in 2002. The principles of the estate focus on sustainability, biodiversity, and conservation of the Gavi landscape. A unique and special property rooted in nature, Locanda La Raia is perfect for a family holiday or group of friends who are looking for an authentic Italian country-chic experience where they can also learn and discover the fascinating process of biodynamic wine making.

The building and grounds were refurbished recently by architects Demicisarchitetti, who restored the original arched and vaulted ceilings and added large windows that overlook the vines of the estate.  An Italian-style herb garden greets visitors, and there is a larger landscaped garden near the vineyards for guests to relax in. 

The bedrooms and suites at Locanda La Raia have a refined Italian color palette inspired by the beautiful painted mansions of the Novi Ligure region.  Vintage inspired interiors are furnished with antique Piedmont furnishings, contemporary design pieces as well as historical family paintings, and works from the collection of the art gallery Viasaterna in Milan.  

The 180-hectare organic certified farm on the estate produces wine – Gavi DOCG, Piemonte Barbera DOC, as well as ancient grains and honey, while Fassona cows graze free-range on the pastures surrounded by woods of chestnut trees and acacias. The estate also includes a kindergarten and a Steiner school, as well as the headquarters of Fondazione La Raia, a foundation devoted to arts, culture, and landscape, which hosts works by international artists who display artwork around the estate.

Locanda La Raia’s food concept is natural, seasonal, and organic with produce from small holders. Expect homemade bread, jams, and omelettes enriched with herbs from the vegetable garden, honey, and grains for breakfast.  For lunch, guests can request a picnic basket and relax in the shade of the trees surrounding the lake. Guests can also celebrate the tea ritual every afternoon with fresh homemade cakes. At Aperitivo time, the bar in the large sitting room overlooking the vineyards is the perfect place for a relaxing drink. 

The Locanda’s restaurant

The restaurant at Locanda La Raia is centered around Gavi cuisine as a unique with influences from Liguria and Piedmont. Season menus feature produce from the biodynamic farm La Raia, such as ancient grains, fruit and vegetables from the vegetable garden and eggs and meat from the free-range Fassona cows. 

Aside from à la carte menus, guests can select a tasting menu that includes a selection of wines – Gavi and Barolo – produced by the Rossi Cairo family respectively at La Raia and Tenuta Cucco in the Langhe region. Dinner at the Locanda is always special: small round tables decorated with garden flowers, candles, and white linen tablecloths create a unique intimate atmosphere. 

The Locanda’s Spa

There is a pampering treatment room situated among the vineyards with a heated indoor and outdoor swimming pool, that can be used all year round. The fully equipped gym has a view of the garden. A fitness trail at the foot of the hills allows you to work out outside. 

The Bottega 

All of La Raia farm’s biodynamic products are available for purchase on-site, from the wines of La Raia winery to the various types of honey. Piedmont products also include the wines from Tenuta Cucco, a winery owned by the Rossi Cairo family at Serralunga d’Alba: Barolo, like famous Cerrati cru, Nebbiolo, Barbera d’Alba and a special Chardonnay. And many more delicacies, such as chocolate. 

Activities

Locanda La Raia provides an abundance of options for nature enthusiasts to explore and learn about the area. The wine cellar is a must-see, and it’s accessible via a path inside the estate. The Cortese and Piemonte Barbera vineyards, with a sampling of wines from La Raia and Tenuta Cucco, are also fascinating.  With the help of a personal guide, you’ll learn about La Raia’s unique ecology, which includes woodlands, fields, pastures, and vineyards that are home to a diverse range of plant and animal species. Three golf courses, old villages, and the interesting archeological site Libarna are all within a few minutes’ drive of the Locanda.  Walking, running, bike riding or horse-riding are also available on request. 

Rates: The property is available for full buyout 
Rates range between £35K – 50K  euros a week according to season


Booking Contact: Natasha Barbato nbarbato@casas-latinas.com
 

Sirha Lyon 2023 Pastry World Cup in France via 360 MAGAZINE.

JAPAN WINS PASTRY WORLD CUP

FRANCE AND ITALY RESPECTIVELY PLACE 2nd AND 3rd.

This Saturday 21st of January, 2023, the announcement of the victory of Japan, represented by Moe Takahashi, Naritoshi Suzuka, Yusaku Shibata, closes the 18th edition of the Pastry World Cup during Sirha Lyon 2023. This victory rewards the technique and creativity of the creations proposed by the team. France and Italy complete the podium, respectively, 2nd and 3rd.

Discover the podium of the Grand Finale of the 2023 Pastry World Cup

1st: JAPAN – Moe Takahashi (chocolate), Naritoshi Suzuka (sugar), Yusaku Shibata (ice)

2nd : FRANCE – Georges Kousanas (chocolate), Jérémy Massing (sugar), Jana Lai (ice)

3rd : ITALY – Jacopo Zorzi (chocolate), Alessandro Petito (sugar), Martina Brachetti (ice)

4th : UNITED-KINGDOM – Martin Chiffers (chocolate), Nicolas Houchet (sugar), Michael Ho lam Kwan (ice)

5th : SOUTH KOREA – Kwang Man Jung (chocolate), Jeong Been Kim (sugar), Ho Yong Lim (ice)

6th : MALAYSIA – Charles Lim (chocolate) Pui Teng Mun (sugar), Jun Wei Goh (ice)

7th : USA – François Behuet (chocolate), Jordan Snider (sugar), Julie Eslinger (ice)

8th : CHINESE TAIPEI – Yu-Wei Xu (chocolate), Hsun-Han Chan (sugar), Yuan-Pin Chang (ice)

9th : ARGENTINA – Matías Dragún (chocolate), Lucas Carballo (sugar), Rub Darré (ice)

10th : CANADA – Jacob Pelletier (chocolate), Patrick Bouilly (sugar), Ross Baisas (ice)

11th : CHILI – Alejandro Espinoza (chocolate), Javiera Villegas (sugar), Niko Ibacache (ice)

12th : MOROCCO – Abdelkader Ejjatioui (chocolate), Ali Gousaid (sugar), Omar Eddib (ice)

13th : COLOMBIA – Carlos De Ávila (chocolate), Deiby Sanchez (sugar), Laura Mojica (ice)

14th : PHILIPPINES – Anthony Jay Segubiense (chocolate), Vergel Iral (sugar), Angelica Hong (ice)

15th : MAURITIUS – Stéphane Labastide (chocolate), Pravesh Gokhoola (sugar), Shivam Marooday (ice)

16th : TUNISIA – Moez Krid (chocolate), Bechir Hamed (sugar), Duminda Sapu Arachchige (ice)

17th : EGYPT – Ahmed Aboubakr (chocolate), Marzouk Marzouk (sugar), Mortada Abdellatif (ice)

Eco-responsible price : CANADA – Jacob Pelletier (chocolate), Patrick Bouilly (sugar), Ross Baisas (ice)

For 10 hours, the 17 teams, each composed of a chocolate maker, a sugar expert, and a master ice cream maker, created 42 tasting desserts and 3 artistic pieces on the theme of climate change.

Pierre Hermé, President of the contest, Cédric Grolet, Honorary President of this edition, as well as the entire Jury, were seduced by the creations of the Japanese team, and their work wind-based to respect the “Climate Change” theme of the Pastry World Cup.
All the members of the jury also rewarded the team spirit as well as the non-wasting of the products.

The level of the competition rises from one edition to the next, as evidenced by the very close results, attests Pierre Hermé, President of the Pastry World Cup. It is with great emotion that we award Japan, a country accustomed to the podium, which is back on the top 16 years after its last victory.”

All the candidates were very passionate, which is satisfying for me as a pastry chef, ” ads Cédric Grolet, Honorary President of the Pastry World Cup. “I would like to thank all the people who worked here, for having helped me rediscover this wonderful profession, which is on an everyday evolution, visually and technically.”

After finishing second on the podium for the last 5 editions, the team composed of Moe Takashi, Naritoshi Suzuka and Yusaku Shibata allows Japan to win this year on the first step of the podium. This victory allows the country of the Rising Sun to win its first gold medal since 2007 and to add a third World Cup to their list of achievements.

After having reached the third place during the 2021 edition, the French team, composed of Georges Kousanas, Jérémy Massing and Jana Lai, is once again on the podium during this 18th edition. A vice-champion title that rewards the excellent work done by the team during the events.

Italy, after having won 3 gold medals, once again gets a place on the podium. This 3rd place is all the more symbolic as the ice cream candidate, Martina Brachetti, is the first Italian woman to be selected for the World Pastry Cup.

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Sirha Lyon 2023 Pastry World Cup in France via 360 MAGAZINE.
JAPAN WINS THE 2023 PASTRY WORLD CUP,  FRANCE AND ITALY RESPECTIVELY 2nd AND 3rd.
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Sirha Lyon 2023 Pastry World Cup in France via 360 MAGAZINE.
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A Globe-trotting Brand: The Hard Rock Cafe

With its long-standing association with American rock ‘n’ roll, something that finally coalesced into a guitar-shaped hotel and casino in South Florida, the Hard Rock Cafe is one of the most recognizable chains in the world. However, the fifty-year-old company is actually a British export, having been founded in London way back in 1971. Is it still the icon today that it claims to be though?

Memorabilia

As brands become more corporate, they have a tendency to shed their early fans in favor of a more mainstream audience. The Hard Rock is a perfect example. Now with a huge range of restaurants, hotels, casinos, and even stadia to its name, its modern visage is almost impossible to compare to its earliest ventures, i.e. the cafe in Mayfair, London, that puts rock memorabilia on the walls.

Of course, for the people who still regularly call it home, none of that matters. The Hard Rock will likely always be considered an icon of the music world, even if investor meetings get in the way of open mic nights. Its fame around the world does vary just like any other franchise (it’s conspicuously absent from parts of Australia and Canada, for instance) but a growing online brand is maintaining its global relevance.

Cyberspace

On that note, the Hard Rock Cafe seems to be moving into the online casino industry, without shedding any of its prior interests in hospitality. The company already has 11 brick-and-mortar casinos, including one that opened in 2021 in Gary, Indiana, and another on the Las Vegas Strip, but it has been able to operate in cyberspace since 2018 when the Hard Rock casino started serving New Jersey. 

Competition for customers in this space is fierce, especially in the United States, where the casino industry is still rather new. In an effort to get ahead of its rivals, the Hard Rock has started offering welcome bonuses to new players, which currently include no deposit spins and a $1,000 deposit match. In their post on the topic, the BonusFinder website indicates that this is fairly standard practice for US websites. Sites such as this provide all the necessary information for consumers to make informed decisions about the best option for them on the market.

Canada

With world domination seemingly complete, where does the Hard Rock go from here? As mentioned, there are still some gaps in its global coverage but the first steps toward fixing that are underway. By 2025, there should be a new Hard Rock in Canada, in London, Ontario. The franchise has previously had ten different establishments north of the border, all of which are now closed. 

The Hard Rock also has plans to create around eight more hotels, casinos, and restaurants before the middle of this decade. This will include bases in smaller regions such as Serbia, Trinidad and Tobago, and Suriname, which will end up with two Hard Rock Cafes sometime in 2023. There are also plans for a Rockford, Illinois arm of the brand to accompany the Hard Rock in Chicago. 

Overall, while the Hard Rock Cafe might be about as indie as McDonald’s in 2023, it’s still one of the most popular alternative hotel chains in the world.

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CA’ DI DIO’s 750TH ANNI

This December, the building that in 2021 became Venice’s Hotel Ca’ di Dio will be celebrating its 750th anniversary, tracing its history back to the Italian Middle Ages in The Floating City.

Ca’ di Dio sits within an ancient compound built in 1272 as a refuge for pilgrims, the poor, women in distress and visitors. The “House of God” is located in the Castello district, a distinguished position overlooking the beautiful San Marco Basin. Ca’ di Dio’s site is linked to the Biennale, as it also sits at the entrance of the “Contemporary Art District.” Over the years, the palace has been renovated multiple times in order to expand its terrain, hosting an ever larger number of guests. For instance, in 1544, each individual room was successfully equipped with a kitchen and a fireplace (its chimneys can still be seen today on the building’s façade). By 1973, the complex housed 92 rooms allocated to people in need, of any gender, age and background. The palace was acquired by Alpitour Group in early 2019.

Entrusting the entire interior design project to renowned architect Patricia Urquiola, Ca’ di Dio underwent its latest restoration and redevelopment in 2021. The design concept borrows from local culture and materials, including the city’s famed Murano glass, wood, brick, stone and marble. But that is not all: the building’s internal courtyards provide visitors with a space to feel at peace, especially after days spent exploring all that Venice has to offer. The traditional gardens include two original wells and several herringbone-patterned brick paths. “The project was guided by careful research aimed at enhancing historical refinement, reinterpreted in a contemporary key,” Ca’ di Dio’s representatives affirm.

To celebrate its 750th anniversary, Ca’ di Dio’s kitchen has crafted a special new menu, focusing on the experience of traditional cuisine and mixology. Venetian-style liver pâté, sugary polenta, and fried custard are only a few of the dishes offered for the event. The themed cocktails aim to take guests back to the Middle Ages, with simple, “typical” flavors such as whisky, cinnamon, clove and pomegranate. “Cocktail 1272,” “Malvasia Nera” and “Amphora” make up the cocktail list.

Ca’ di Dio’s concept of ‘Ventessentia’ “revives the true essence of the city … which can be discovered slowly by savoring, walking, tasting and experiencing, all at once, 1600 years of history,” says Christophe Mercier, General Manager.

For more information, please go HERE.

ABOUT CA’ DI DIO:

From the VRetreats lifestyle collection, the Ca’ di Dio hotel opened in August 2021 in Venice, within walking distance of Piazza San Marco and adjacent to the Arsenale, site of the iconic art Biennale. Set within a complex that dates from the 13th-century, the hotel is designed by the star Spanish architect Patricia Urquiola, and comprises 66 rooms, 57 of which are suites. Many of the suites offer jaw-dropping views of the lagoon and the Church of San Giorgio Maggiore, while two suites feature grand rooftop terraces.  

Drones and The Future of Food Delivery Services by Dr. Shawun Passley via 360 MAGAZINE.

Drones and The Future of Food Delivery Services

The Capabilities of Using Drones in a Food Industry Supply Chain

Are Drones the Solution to the Restaurant World’s Delivery Problem?

When the COVID-19 pandemic trapped diners at home, many restaurants survived by ramping up their delivery services. Delivery providers like DoorDash and Uber Eats allowed restaurants to continue serving their clients even when their dining rooms were closed. What few restaurants expected, however, was that the increased volume of food delivery would be a trend that continued beyond Covid.

Recent stats show that the spike in food delivery that started during the pandemic has not gone away. Diners have apparently decided that they like the convenience of having restaurant meals delivered to their homes or offices. For restaurants, however, the trend is not so convenient, primarily because delivery is expensive.

According to research from McKinsey, the average service commission that restaurants are paying to delivery services is between 15-20%. During the pandemic, those fees were seen as the cost of survival. Post-pandemic, paying those fees — or passing them on to their customers — is something most restaurants do not consider to be sustainable.

Some restaurants looking for a better way to serve their delivery customers are looking to drones as a solution. Drones, sometimes referred to as unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), are being used in a wide variety of applications, from job-site surveillance to search-and-rescue to inventory inspection. For restaurants, drones promise a more scalable, affordable, and sustainable solution to the growing demand for food delivery.

The basics of drone delivery

The benefits that drones promise to the world of delivery are easy to appreciate, starting with how readily they can scale when demand for delivery increases. In a traditional model, more delivery volume means more drivers. By leveraging GPS, AI, and machine learning, drones can fly automated flight paths. In essence, one drone “driver” can manage multiple delivery vehicles. With the most advanced software systems, the destination provided in the food order is the only “driver” needed to get the customer his or her food.

The financial implications of driverless delivery are huge for the food service industry. Drone delivery does away with fees paid to traditional delivery drivers, as well as expenses related to driver recruiting, driver management, and vehicle insurance. Overall, drone delivery presents a much more sustainable model when it comes to the financial investment.

Drones also allow for quicker delivery times. With few exceptions, drones can take a direct path from a delivery’s source to its destination — they are not delayed by stop lights or traffic jams. In the food industry, where the quality of hot dishes decreases with each passing minute, the accelerated delivery times that drones empower is a major benefit.

Gasoline costs, which are a major variable that traditional delivery models must take into account, are not an issue with drones since the vast majority of drones are powered by rechargeable batteries. Once the initial investment is made, drones continue to deliver with minimal investment.

Challenges that must be overcome

Meeting regulatory requirements has been a challenge to drone development from its early days. To take flight, drones must comply with the requirements put forth by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). This means meeting safety guidelines as well as charting flight paths that avoid no-fly zones.

Rules recently issued by the FAA make it easier for businesses to use drones for deliveries. The rules, which were issued in January 2021, expand drone capabilities by allowing for routine operations of drones over people and at night. Previously, such use required a FAA waiver. Upon announcing the new rules, the FAA said that they serve as one of a number of regulatory steps that will allow for growth in the use of drone technology.

Restaurants can avoid taking on the burdens associated with FAA requirements by working with companies that provide what has come to be known as Drone as a Service (DaaS). Such companies engineer drone systems that facilitate the required delivery service while ensuring that all mandatory regulatory requirements are met. Utilizing DaaS allows restaurants a high degree of flexibility and scalability without requiring them to develop any expertise in drone technology or make an investment in equipment.

Models for drone food delivery

Using drones as a means to get food orders from restaurants directly to customers is a model that has already proven to be effective. The town of Oranmore in Ireland, for instance, made headlines in 2021 when local cafes began using drone delivery to facilitate coffee deliveries. The drones, which were launched from a centrally located rooftop, lowered orders to their destinations on a cable while hovering at a height of 80 feet. The system facilitated deliveries within two minutes.

In the US, drones are being used by restaurants in a number of cities. In Holly Springs, North Caroline, for example, drone delivery is in use by nearly two dozen restaurants. The drones being used travel at 33 miles an hour, empowering deliveries in less than 5 minutes.

Another potential model for using drones as delivery vehicles involves facilitating the movement of orders from restaurants to an intermediary location where they can be picked up by last-mile delivery drivers. This model could prove to be effective for delivering to multi-family dwellings where those who place orders do not have an available landing zone. Drones could deposit orders to a rooftop staging area or other location where onsite delivery personnel could pick them up and manage the final phase of the trip.

Another model that restaurants have explored involves using drones as wait staff within the restaurant. Similar to how drones can be used to move inventory within warehouses, this model utilizes drones to cut down on the need for human resources. It has the potential to deliver meals from the kitchen to servers in the dining room, or to deliver meals directly to diners at their table, and has already been tested delivering food orders to attendees at sporting events.

The growth of demand for delivery options is something that restaurants that want to remain competitive cannot ignore. At the same time, a better model for addressing the added expenses of delivery must be identified.

Drones technology addresses both issues, empowering a more efficient delivery system that is also more cost effective. In 2023 and beyond, drone delivery promises to become a top competitive advantage in the restaurant field.

Article by: Dr. Shawun Passley, Ph.D.

Shaun Passley

Dr. Shaun Passley holds numerous masters degrees from DePaul University, Benedictine University, and Northwestern University, and has a PhD in Business Administration. In addition to founding ZenaTech, he is also Chairman & CEO of Epazz, Inc. — an enterprise-wide cloud software company — and the manufacturing company Ameritek Ventures. Shaun’s creativity and entrepreneurial spirit enable him to identify key market opportunities and successfully launch new ventures. He is responsible for EPAZZ, Inc.’s software and product development which includes the design, research, and development of ZenaDrone and future products and services. ZenaDrone is an entirely bootstrapped venture that is aiming to help the agri sector in Ireland close its emerging labor gap through automation.

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ZenaTech

A Canadian technology solution provider that specializes in drone development, tracking solutions, augmented reality, and more. Founded in 2018, the company’s initial products were aimed at marijuana and hemp-related businesses that included tracking plants from seed to sale and processing payments. The capabilities of drone technology in tracking plant progress in any field resulted in an ambitious expansion plan for ZenaDrone.  Zenadrone is designed for industrial drone monitoring uses in construction, agriculture, surveillance, search and environmental inspection.  Further, the drone has customizable functionalities, attachments, and features that enable Zenadrone to provide customers with a mechanism that streamlines the inspection and monitoring processes, saving field technicians from hazardous work, reducing workforce and operational costs, automating and performing tasks efficiently, and completing tasks that may be difficult or impossible for humans to do. 

The Zenadrone has been featured in Silicon Republic, techbuzzIreland, Collaborate Together, and Agriland.

Miami Art Week 2022 via 360 MAGAZINE.

Miami Art Week 2022

Miami Art Week 2022 – Gnazzo Group Highlights

With Art Week just a few days away, here is a list of must-see highlights to look forward to this year–ranging from art galleries, to fashion happenings, new and exciting openings, premier dining destinations, and more. 

What to do in the Miami Design District

  • Germane Barnes’ Design Commission “Rock | Roll” 
  • Craig Robins Collection’s “Two of The Same Kind”
  • Gagosian and Jeffery Deitch’s “100 Years”
  • Mario Carbone’s “Our Lady of Rocco” Pop-up 
  • New openings: Balenciaga (biggest store in the U.S), Moncler, FENDI Casa 

*Additional galleries, dates and assets listed below 

Where to Eat in Miami

Where to Stay in Miami

  • Pelican Hotel | South Beach **Owned by Renzo Rosso, newly reopened after a 2 year hiatus. Renzo is hosting a private opening preview. More info available upon request**


LOUIS VUITTON’S ART BASEL MIAMI BEACH EXHIBIT 

ABOUT: Louis Vuitton will exhibit selected works by a curated ensemble of the world’s most-renowned artists as part of Art Basel Miami Beach, held at the Convention Center in Miami Beach from November 29 – December 3. Standout artist collaborations on display in the Louis Vuitton lounge include two wax figures of Yayoi Kusama, created by the artist herself; a panda figure sculpture by Takashi Murakami on a vintage Louis Vuitton trunk; paintings by Richard Prince and Alex Katz; a photo by Jean Larivière, and the now iconic Artycapucines collection. As a celebration of the Maison’s relationship with Yayoi Kusama – and to mark the 10-year anniversary of the first collaboration – exclusive new pieces will be showcased for the first time as a teaser of the upcoming collaboration.

Louis Vuitton will present during Art Basel Miami Beach at the Miami Beach Convention Center, 1901 Convention Center Drive, Miami Beach, FL 33139.

2022 MIAMI DESIGN DISTRICT DESIGN COMMISSION: ROCK | ROLL BY GERMANE BARNES

ABOUT: The Miami Design District has awarded Miami-based architect and designer, Germane Barnes, the 2022 Miami Design District Annual Design Commission. Barnes’ winning installation, Rock | Roll was designed as a celebration of the BIPOC communities who have shaped Miami’s one-of-a-kind, polyethnic culture, from the city’s foundations to today. Curated by Anava Projects, Rock | Roll marks is conceived as a love letter to the people of Miami, Barnes’ multi-scale installation draws on the vibrant visual language of Miami Carnival. It will be realized across the Design District’s public spaces as well as a special installation at the entrance of the Design Miami/.

Dates: Mid-November onward

Location: Miami Design District 

MUSEUM OF ART AND DESIGN AT MDC PRESENTS RAFAEL DOMENECH: ESTUARY [PAVILION for MOAD]

ABOUT: The Museum of Art and Design (MOAD) at Miami Dade College (MDC) presents Estuary [Pavilion for MOAD], a work by Cuban American artist Rafael Domenech, opening Friday, Nov. 18, during the 39th Miami Book Fair at MDC Wolfson Campus in downtown Miami. The exhibition will remain on view through January 2023. Free and open to the public with Miami Book Fair admission.

Estuary is the second iteration of MOAD Projects, series of exhibitions that features work by Miami-based artists, including distinguished MDC and New World School of the Arts alumni and faculty. The project is curated by Isabela Villanueva. Commissioned by MOAD, it functions on multiple levels—as a public sculpture, a reflection on the written word, a platform for live performances and public gatherings, and a meditative environment. It is made from everyday construction materials, such as aluminum framing, and can mutate into a variety of distinct spatial configurations. Large panels or “pages” of construction mesh feature laser-cut texts that will change throughout the duration of the project.

Dates: Nov. 18, 2022 – January 2023

Location: Wolfson Campus, Kyriakides Plaza (Between Building 1 and 2)

                          300 N.E. 2nd Ave.

CRAIG ROBINS COLLECTION: TWO OF THE SAME KIND

ABOUT: The Craig Robins Collection consists of contemporary art and innovative design, displaying within the Miami Design District headquarters of DACRA and rotating on a bi-annual basis. This year, “Two of The Same Kind” highlights the work of Marlene Dumas and Jana Euler, two artists whose painting and drawing practices are broadly represented in the Collection holdings. The theme of dualism threads through two portraits by pop icon Andy Warhol, both commissioned decades ago by Craig Robin’s mother and Jackie Soffer’s mother separately, acting as a spectacular coincidence. The multifaceted Collection also features design pieces by the recently acquired Sasha Gordon and by established favorites such as Zaha Hadid, Jean Prouvé, Marc Newson and Maarten Baas. 

Dates: November 30 – onward

Hours: 10am – 12pm

Location: DACRA Headquarters, 3841 NE 2nd Ave.

GAGOSIAN & JEFFERY DEITCH | 100 YEARS 

ABOUT: Gagosian is pleased to announce 100 Years, the sixth group exhibition—including an online incarnation in 2020—organized by Gagosian in collaboration with Jeffrey Deitch in Miami’s Design District during Miami Art Week. 100 Years—on view at the historic Buick Building—explores the interplay of past, present, and future through works by contemporary artists who are in dialogue with the sweeping cultural and environmental changes of the past century—as well as those who anticipate future possibilities. The contributors to 100 Years, who include Refik Anadol, Theaster Gates, Douglas Gordon, Urs Fischer, Tom Friedman, Austin Lee, Jamian Juliano Villani, Rick Lowe, Keiichi Tanaami, and Taryn Simon, among others, recognize the critical nature of the titular period, sloughing off a sense of weariness with time itself to consider past and future with new optimism. 

Dates: November 28 – December 4 

Hours: Monday 5pm – 8pm; Tuesday – Saturday 10am – 8pm; Sunday 10am – 6pm

Location: Buick Building NE 2nd Ave

MARIO CARBONE’S OUR LADY OF ROCCO PART II | POP-UP

ABOUT: Following its hit 2021 debut, Our Lady of Rocco – the coveted collaboration between NYC-based womenswear brand La Ligne and famed chef and restaurateur Mario Carbone – is announcing the launch of Part II. Inspired by 1980s New York City and uniform dressing, the limited-edition collection offers streetwear pieces like a burgundy satin bomber, statement T-shirts, trousers and luxe wool cap, embroidered with the brand’s signature crown logo. This year, the brand extends to a new category: bespoke tailoring in the great Italian sartorial tradition. During Art Basel, the brand will host a pop-up offering one-of-a-kind vintage Nino Cerruti suits and blazers that have been reworked to include the brand’s signature lining and brass buttons. The Vintage Cerrutis will be available exclusively at the pop-up where customers can also get the suits further tailored. 

Dates: November 29 – December 3

Hours: 12pm – 8pm

Location: ZZ’s Club | 151 NE 41st St.

PELICAN HOTEL OPENING

ABOUT: At Pelican Hotel, you can always expect the unexpected. The rooms, once relics of the past, have been meticulously refurbished to pay homage to their original state. First built in 1948, the property was purchased by Renzo Rosso, founder of DIESEL. In 1990 it was then designed and decorated by owner Renzo alongside the brand’s Creative Team. The exceptional and meticulously restored property will inject new life into the iconic strip, complete with its redesigned in-house restaurant, the Pelican Café. The legendary boutique hotel fuses distinguishing Miami style with a dreamy vibe to reflect a playful design throughout its 32 guestrooms, including seven suites, six ocean-view rooms and one super exclusive penthouse. Inspired by a variety of movie sets, each room is named after its own theme and features one-of-a-kind, original vintage artifacts and furniture which have been lovingly restored over the past two years, making the Pelican a unique Art Deco icon. Owned by Renzo Rosso, newly reopened after a 2 year hiatus. Renzo is hosting a private opening preview. More info is available upon request. PelicanHotel.com

Dates: Open November 24 

Location: 826 Ocean Dr. – Miami Beach

NOW OPEN: MAJOR FOOD GROUP’S CONTESSA

ABOUT: Inspired by the old-world sophistication of Northern Italy’s iconic villas and estates, Contessa is a classic yet thoroughly contemporary dining destination by MFG Co-Founders Mario Carbone, Jeff Zalaznick and Rich Torrisi. This statement-making concept nods to centuries of Italian tradition and cuisine. Contessa, Miami Design District’s new neighborhood cornerstone, is a two-story crown-jewel situated at the intersection of art, culture & fashion.  Encouraging guests to stay beyond the confines of its lunch, Aperitivo and dinner, Contessa presents an intoxicatingly elegant ambience. Authentic to Northern Italian fare, the menu offers the finest meats, antipasti, signature pizzas–a first for Major Food Group–and an extensive in-house gelato program. ContessaRistorante.com

Location: 111 NE 41st St. – Miami Design District

THE DREXEL

ABOUT: The Drexel is the latest culinary venture co-founded by beloved industry veterans, Anastasia Koutsioukis and Ahmet Erkaya of Mandolin Aegean Bistro, Mrs.Mandolin, and Mr.Mandolin. Nestled in the heart of Miami Beach, The Drexel is a Coastal Mediterranean restaurant offering elevated yet uncomplicated European-inspired dishes. Situated on the corner of Miami’s historic Española Way and Drexel Avenue, The Drexel is a hidden gem elevating Miami Beach’s dining scene, characterized by both a chic European atmosphere along with fresh, innovative Mediterranean flavors. DrexelMiami.com

Location: 1436 Drexel Ave. – Miami Beach

*Interviews with Anastasia and/or Ahmet are available upon request ranging from business features to design related stories, hospitality/culinary, profiles and beyond.

MIAMI DESIGN DISTRICT PROGRAM OF GALLERIES AND CULTURAL EXHIBITIONS

Miami Design District’s Art Week Guide HERE

  • DANIEL ARSHAM | THE ROW’S ARES HOUSE
    • Dates: December 1 – December 3 
  • OPERA GALLERY | PICASSO, MIRO, VALDES: SPANISH MASTERS, A RESONANCE
    • Dates: November 28 – December 20
  • PRIZM ART FAIR | PRIZM 2022: CONTEMPORARY AFRICAN ART FAIR 
    • Dates: November 30 – December 4
  • RESY AND AMERICAN EXPRESS | DINNER SERIES FEAT. TOP CHEFS
    • Dates: November 29 – December 2
  • SAATCHI YATES | TESFAYE URGESSA
    • Dates: November 22 – December 20
 Stella McCartney and B&B Italia on a capsule collection for Le Bambole's 50th Anniverary via 360 MAGAZINE.

Miami Design District × Art Week 2022

Art Week 2022 in the Miami Design District & more

With Art Week around the corner, here are a few updates on fashion, hospitality, food, culture, and art initiatives set to debut in the Miami Design District in the coming weeks

POP-UPS

MARIO CARBONE’S OUR LADY OF ROCCO PART II | POP-UP

ABOUT: Following its hit 2021 debut, Our Lady of Rocco – the coveted collaboration between NYC-based womenswear brand La Ligne and famed chef and restaurateur Mario Carbone – is announcing the launch of Part II. Inspired by 1980s New York City and uniform dressing, the limited-edition collection offers streetwear pieces like a burgundy satin bomber, statement T-shirts, trousers and luxe wool cap, embroidered with the brand’s signature crown logo. This year, the brand extends to a new category: bespoke tailoring in the great Italian sartorial tradition. During Art Basel, the brand will host a pop-up offering one-of-a-kind vintage Nino Cerruti suits and blazers that have been reworked to include the brand’s signature lining and brass buttons. The Vintage Cerrutis will be available exclusively at the pop-up where customers can also get the suits further tailored. 

Dates: November 29 – December 3

Hours: 12pm – 8pm

Location: ZZ’s Club | 151 NE 41st St.

BASIC.SPACE | SELECT.MIAMI

ABOUT: On November 30th and December 1st, Basic.Space will host “Select.Miami,” a unique exhibition and shopping experience curated by a select group of best-in-class creatives including Juliet Johnstone, After That, RetroSuperFuture, and more. This 2-day event rooted in the concept of curation, community and discovery, will showcase a blend of new items, limited editions and brand collaborations, all exclusive to Basic.Space. In partnership with Secular Sabbath, this event will include an overnight ambient music experience from 12am – 7am on the 1st.  Secular Sabbath is an ambient music centered event experience in which attendees are invited to relax, restore, and get inspired together through their sensory body.

Dates: December 1

Hours: 12pm – 7pm

Location: 3930 NE 2nd Avenue

RESY AND AMERICAN EXPRESS | DINNER SERIES FEAT. TOP CHEFS

ABOUT: Resy and American Express are creating a pop-up in the Miami Design District headlined by Michelin and James Beard Award winning chefs Massimo Bottura, Missy Robbins and Mashama Bailey. Artist Phillip K. Smith III – who showed at Art Basel Miami 2017 in the Faena Arts District – has created an immersive work for the space, Garden of Reflections. The pop-up will host three nights of dinners, exclusively for American Express Card Members enrolled in Global Dining Access by Resy, as well as an art-focused gallery day showcasing Smith’s art with food and cocktails by Chef Michael Solomonov. More information at resy.com/miami-dining-series.

Dates: November 29 – December 2

Hours: November 29: 6pm; November 30: 11am – 6pm; December 1: 5:30pm & 9pm; December 2: 5:30pm & 9pm

Location: 151 NE 41st St., 3rd Floor

FASHION NEWS

FENDI CASA | GRAND OPENING

ABOUT: FENDI Casa has chosen Miami for its first flagship store in the United States, in the heart of the Miami Design District. The opening of the boutique will coincide with the start of DesignMiami/, where FENDI has presented a series of special projects over time, together with established and emerging designers. The boutique in Miami spans 591 square meters within a concrete building enhanced by large windows on two levels, whose architecture is inspired by the Modern Movement.

Date: Opening November 30 

Hours: M – F 10am – 6pm; Saturday 11am – 3pm; Sunday Closed 

Location: 4120 NE 2nd Ave.


DOLCE&GABBANA CASA | GRAND OPENING

ABOUT: To feel at home: the Dolce&Gabbana Casa Collection dedicated to the universe of furnishing and furnishing accessories is a tribute to the excellence of craftsmanship, Italian design and the authentic codes of the brand’s DNA. The patterns of the Collection’s themes come to life on furniture, mise en place accessories, textiles and decorative objects that evoke a story of love and hospitality, passion and beauty, and the art of living one’s daily life. From sofas in fine jacquard to lacquered oak tables, from accessorized bar cabinets to armchairs upholstered in petit point embroidery, the furniture pieces realized in partnership with Luxury Living Group present both elements of harmony and contrasts, rendering a unique narrative that gives no limits to creativity.

Dates: November 28 – December 4

Hours: 10am – 10pm

Location: 50 NE 39th Street 

STELLA MCCARTNEY | B&B ITALIA

The Stella McCartney x B&B Italia three-piece capsule collection is officially launching at Art Basel Miami Beach this December, marking the British conscious pioneer’s first-ever interiors collaboration. Beginning 30th November, B&B Italia Miami store’s windows will showcase the exclusive Le Bambole armchair and Granbambola 3-seater sofa in an immersive display. Each features a hand-drawn “Fungi Forest” print upholstery pulled from the Stella McCartney Summer 2022 runway collection and a responsible construction inspired by shared sustainability values.

The collaboration was successfully introduced at Stella McCartney’s “Future of Fashion” material innovation installation during Milan Design Week this past June, with the Italian design company and British conscious luxury pioneer joining forces to reimagine Mario Bellini’s iconic 2022 Le Bambole armchair. The partnership was born of Stella’s long-time personal passion for Bellini’s works, and celebrates Le Bambole’s 50th anniversary.

Dates: December 1 – January 1

Hours: 10am – 6pm

Location:  4141 NE 2nd Ave Suite 115 / 114

INSTALLATIONS & EXHIBITIONS

2022 MIAMI DESIGN DISTRICT DESIGN COMMISSION: ROCK | ROLL BY GERMANE BARNES

ABOUT: The Miami Design District has awarded Miami-based architect and designer, Germane Barnes, the 2022 Miami Design District Annual Design Commission. Rock | Roll is a multifaceted installation that draws on the vibrancy of Miami Carnival to honor the BIPOC communities that contribute to Miami’s polyethnic culture. Barnes designed a series of massive, whimsical capsules that rock back-and-forth when activated by users and feature vibrant colors reminiscent of Carnival’s feathered costumes and the city’s water-friendly lifestyle. With a nod to steel drums and Soca music, Barnes also designed wind chimes, hundreds of which will be hung in the neighborhood’s trees. Rock | Roll will also include a free-floating dome suspended overhead and animated by light and sound, which will serve as an anchor to a communal and lively commission. Soon to be installed in the Miami Design District as the annual Design Commission, Barnes’ creative — and massive– interactive installation is expected to draw visitors on a global scale.

*Interviews with Germane Barnes are available upon request.

Dates: Mid-November onward

Location: Miami Design District 

DANIEL ARSHAM | THE ARES HOUSE

ABOUT: On view December 1st through 3rd at 3925 North Miami Avenue, Miami, Ares House is a real life metaverse experience that stitches together the physical and digital worlds, seamlessly interlacing 3D projection mapping to showcase a digitally-enhanced IRL version of Ares House, a monumental digital structure that looks like it might have existed in an ancient, otherworldly civilization. Along with presenting sponsors Jayaram, Everyrealm, Future Galerie, and Mona additional sponsors will include: Miami Design District, Delta, LATAM Airlines, Samsung, Laneta Tequila, and Saratoga Spring Water. The Row’s Ares House will open with a private VIP preview event on November 30th, and available for public viewing from December 1st through December 3rd, from 12-6 p.m. each day.

Dates: December 1 – December 3

Location: Miami Design District 

GAGOSIAN & JEFFERY DEITCH | 100 YEARS 

ABOUT: Gagosian is pleased to announce 100 Years, the seventh group exhibition—including an online incarnation in 2020—organized by Gagosian in collaboration with Jeffrey Deitch in Miami’s Design District during Miami Art Week. 100 Years—on view at the historic Buick Building—explores the interplay of past, present, and future through works by contemporary artists who are in dialogue with the sweeping cultural and environmental changes of the past century—as well as those who anticipate future possibilities. The contributors to 100 Years, who include Refik Anadol, Theaster Gates, Douglas Gordon, Urs Fischer, Tom Friedman, Austin Lee, Jamian Juliano Villani, Rick Lowe, Keiichi Tanaami, and Taryn Simon, among others, recognize the critical nature of the titular period, sloughing off a sense of weariness with time itself to consider past and future with new optimism.

Dates: November 28 – December 4 

Hours: Monday 5pm – 8pm; Tuesday – Saturday 10am – 8pm; Sunday 10am – 6pm

Location: Buick Building NE 2nd Ave

CRAIG ROBINS COLLECTION: TWO OF THE SAME KIND

ABOUT: The Craig Robins Collection consists of contemporary art and innovative design, displaying within the Miami Design District headquarters of DACRA and rotating on a bi-annual basis. This year, “Two of The Same Kind” highlights the work of Marlene Dumas and Jana Euler, two artists whose painting and drawing practices are broadly represented in the Collection holdings. The theme of dualism threads through two portraits by pop icon Andy Warhol, both commissioned decades ago by Craig Robin’s mother and Jackie Soffer’s mother separately, acting as a spectacular coincidence. More than a hundred works on view present an expansive overview of figurative art from the last three decades. The multifaceted Collection also features design pieces by the recently acquired Sasha Gordon and by established favorites such as Zaha Hadid, Jean Prouvé, Marc Newson and Maarten Baas. 

Dates: November 30 – onward

Hours: 10am – 12pm

Location: DACRA Headquarters, 3841 NE 2nd Ave.

SAATCHI YATES | TESFAYE URGESSA

ABOUT: This November, Saatchi Yates Miami will temporarily open a solo exhibition of new work by Ethiopian Contemporary artist Tesfaye Urgessa to coincide with his presentation at the Rubell Museum, opening December 2022. Saatchi Yates Miami is situated in the Miami Design District, next to the Institute of Contemporary Art and the de la Cruz Collection. Born in 1983 in Ethiopia, Tesfaye studied under master Tadesse Mesfin at Staatlichen Akademie in Stuttgart, and later emigrated to work in Germany. Through these experiences, Ugressa connected Ethiopian iconography and a deep fascination with traditional figurative painting to create a unique and striking language which portrays race and the politics of identity.

Dates: November 22 – December 20

Hours: 12pm – 6pm

Location: 35 NE 40 St.

PRIZM ART FAIR | PRIZM 2022: CONTEMPORARY AFRICAN ART FAIR 

ABOUT: This year, the neighborhood is thrilled to host its first-ever art fair aside from Design Miami/: Prizm 2022 Contemporary African Art Fair. Celebrating its 10th Anniversary, Prizm 2022 will present Vernacular À la Mode, with presentations of select galleries and artists exploring how vernacular modes of artmaking originating in global African contexts have influenced the cultivation of fine art practice worldwide. The program will include four sections: Prizm Panels, Prizm Perform, Prizm Film, Prizm Preview, and, of course, Prizm Art Fair at large, exhibiting international artists from Africa and the global African Diaspora.  Artists will represent global locales including, Angola, Barbados, South Africa, Kenya, Mozambique, Angola, Martinique, Norway, Portugal, Saint Martin, Saint Kitts-Nevis, Trinidad and Tobago, the United Kingdom, and many more. 

Dates: November 30 – December 4

Hours: 10am – 6pm

Location: 4220 N Miami Ave.

THE OFFICE. & F2T GALLERY | I DON’T NEED IT, BUT I WANT IT

ABOUT: THE OFFICE. Gallery and F2T Gallery present I DONT NEED IT, BUT I WANT IT, a group exhibition featuring artists Callum Eaton, Eduardo Sarabia, Jonathan Casella, Kristopher Raos, Saj Issa, Sam Keller, Stephanie H. Shih, and Tim Irani. The selected artists will bring forth a collective body of work highlighting the global culture crisis of mass production and capitalism, emphasizing the cliche or kitschy elements of our cultures, through the use of irony and pop art elements. THE OFFICE., founded by art patron and avid collector, Matthew Chevallard, educates the public on art collecting and presents exceptionally curated and co-curated exhibitions, within the contemporary art world. F2T Gallery from Milano, conceived in 2021 by acclaimed collectors Matteo Novarese and Francesco Bena, works with leading emerging artists, galleries and collectors in the contemporary art world. 

Dates: Opening Night: November 27 from 5pm – 8pm (open to the public); November 28 – January 29 

Hours: 11am – 7pm

Location: 3930 NE 2nd Ave., Suite 202 

WHERE TO DINE DURING ART BASEL

MAJOR FOOD GROUP’S CONTESSA NOW OPEN

ABOUT: Inspired by the old-world sophistication of Northern Italy’s iconic villas and estates, Contessa is a classic yet thoroughly contemporary dining destination by MFG Co-Founders Mario Carbone, Jeff Zalaznick and Rich Torrisi. This statement-making concept nods to centuries of Italian tradition and cuisine. Contessa, Miami Design District’s new neighborhood cornerstone, is a two-story crown-jewel situated at the intersection of art, culture & fashion.  Encouraging guests to stay beyond the confines of its lunch, Aperitivo and dinner, Contessa presents an intoxicatingly elegant ambience. Authentic to Northern Italian fare, the menu offers the finest meats, antipasti, signature pizzas–a first for Major Food Group–and an extensive in-house gelato program. ContessaRistorante.com

Location: 111 NE 41st St. – Miami Design District

THE DREXEL

ABOUT: The Drexel is the latest culinary venture co-founded by beloved industry veterans, Anastasia Koutsioukis  and Ahmet Erkaya of Mandolin Aegean Bistro, Mrs.Mandolin, and Mr.Mandolin. Nestled in the heart of Miami Beach, The Drexel is a Coastal Mediterranean restaurant offering elevated yet uncomplicated European-inspired dishes. Situated on the corner of Miami’s historic Española Way and Drexel Avenue, The Drexel is a hidden gem elevating Miami Beach’s dining scene, characterized by both a chic European atmosphere along with fresh, innovative Mediterranean flavors. DrexelMiami.com

Location: 1436 Drexel Ave. – Miami Beach

*Interviews with Anastasia and/or Ahmet are available ranging from business features to design related stories, hospitality/culinary, profiles and beyond.

PURA VIDA MIAMI 

ABOUT: Pura Vida is a Miami-based all-day cafe founded by husband-wife team, Omer and Jennifer Horev. The health-focused eatery provides an extensive menu featuring a range of raw, organic acai bowls, freshly squeezed juices, superfood smoothies, fresh salads, wraps, bowls and more, making it the ideal grab-and-go eatery to enjoy between fairs this season. Since its inception in 2012, Pura Vida has evolved to include 12 outposts throughout South Florida. In addition to several locations spread out across the region, Pura Vida is also gearing up to kick-off its international expansion with the debut of a new full-service restaurant in Doha, Qatar. PuraVidaMiami.com

Locations: Edgewater, Miami Design District, South Miami, Miracle Mile, Sunset Harbour, Brickell, Las Olas, Bay Harbor, West Avenue, South of Fifth, Aventura, West Palm Beach, and new Doha, Qatar

ABOUT THE MIAMI DESIGN DISTRICT 

ABOUT: The Miami Design District is a one-of-a-kind neighborhood that combines luxury shopping, galleries, museums, design stores, restaurants and major art and design installations all within an architecturally significant context. The Miami Design District is owned and operated by Miami Design District Associates, a partnership between Dacra, founded and owned by visionary entrepreneur Craig Robins, and L Catterton Real Estate, a global real estate development and investment fund, specializing in creating luxury shopping destinations. As Miami becomes increasingly known for its own rich culture, the growth of the Miami Design District further reflects how the city is deserving of its place on the global stage. For more information, visit http://www.miamidesigndistrict.net / Instagram: @miamidesigndistrict / Twitter: @designdistrict

Las Catalinas Announces Opening of Papagayo Taphouse

Costa Rica’s car-free town adds to growing restaurant and retail offerings

Inspired by New Urbanism and the seaside hill towns of the Mediterranean, the car-free town of Las Catalinas continues to take shape and evolve since it began construction in 2009. The first neighborhood to be built in Las CatalinasBeach Town, is now nearing its completion and is a model for car-free living and intricate design. The low-rise Beach Town is extremely permeable for people on foot, and its textured hardscapes encourage maximum human-to-human interaction. As this scenic coastal town continues to grow, Las Catalinas adds to its eclectic list of food and beverage and retail offerings with the opening of its newest restaurant in Beach Town.

Recently opened in early November 2022, Beach Town in Las Catalinas welcomes Papagayo Taphouse by Papagayo Brewing Co. Leading the way with sustainability and sustainable brew practices throughout Costa Rica, Papagayo Brewing Co. is a Liberia-based brewery and tasting room producing quality craft beers accentuating the Guanacaste climate and culture. Just a stone’s throw from the Liberia airport, its flagship location produces craft beers proudly “hechas en Guanacaste” (made in Guanacaste) and inspired by the local culture and climate. With the strong belief that quality craft beer should be as refreshing as it is flavorful, Papagayo Brewing Co. is the beer to take from the brewery to the beach. Their taproom offers private group tours which is something not all craft breweries in Costa Rica offer.

Some of Papagayo Brewing Co.’s highlights include the Beach Lager (5%), an easy-drinking traditional lager; Tropical IPA (6.2%), known for its intense flavor of tropical fruits and juicy hops; Sour Gose (4.5%), a German-style sour beer with pink Himalayan salt and hibiscus; and the Passion Fruit Ale (5.5%), a light, golden pale ale with local passion fruit. The brewery just released its newest beer, the Offshore Ale, an American wheat ale with floral and citrusy notes. The IPA Series is a limited batch series with the first release date in May and the second release in August of this year.

For many years, the craft beer boom has steadily grown in North America,  but the last five or so years has seen significant growth in the craft beer market in Costa Rica. Although the capital city of San Jose continues to be the leader in the craft beer scene in the country, Guanacaste is starting to see an influx of small micro-breweries to craft breweries with innovative and robust menus. Throughout Guanacaste, brew pubs, taprooms, and distributor breweries are pulling from local traditions, fresh ingredients, and even the Blue Zone water to brew beer that reflects the Guanacaste region of Costa Rica. 

Papagayo Taphouse adds to the growing list of food and beverage offerings in Beach Town. Situated in the lively gathering place of Plaza Mercado, other openings this year included: Pots & Bowlsthe popular restaurant that first opened as a food truck in the height of the pandemic now operating as a stand-alone restaurant and its new sister restaurant next door called Pascual offering farm-to-table tapas and a wide selection of wines. This summer also saw the opening of Coquelicot, a charming European style food cart specializing in ice cream and waffles.

Focusing on creating a better way of life, the New Urbanist philosophy centers on building walkable blocks and streets, housing and shopping in close proximity, and accessible public spaces and parks to encourage livability, environmental sustainability, and innovation. The 21-acre Beach Town is a vibrant network of narrow passages, stair streets, and intimate public spaces. With nearly all of the buildings located on a small plaza or park, Beach Town embraces the core values of Las Catalinas by linking people, places, and conversations together in an authentic way.

About Las Catalinas, www.lascatalinascr.com

The conscious town of Las Catalinas is Costa Rica’s newest desirable beach town, currently with 142 homes complete and 150 full-time residents. Inspired by New Urbanist philosophy, the car-free, highly walkable town will include several inns and intimate hotels, shops, restaurants, retail, day spas, pedestrian streets, parks, plazas, and recreational facilities, all located between two of Costa Rica’s loveliest Pacific beaches and 1,000 acres of protected tropical dry forest, which are interlaced with extensive hiking and biking trails. Within the town, the walkable public spaces are interwoven with nature, and the architecture emphasizes indoor-outdoor living and scenic views. Cars are refreshingly absent. Founder Charles Brewer’s core values and beliefs include environmental stewardship, connection to one another and to the rhythms of nature, promotion of wellness, and an emphatic preference for quality of life over quantity of material possessions, understanding that the “good life” is not about material possessions but about human connections, good health, and ecological sustainability.

Alicia Shevetone at SAHARA LAS VEGAS via 360 MAGAZINR

SAHARA LAS VEGAS × Alicia Shevetone

SAHARA LAS VEGAS ANNOUNCES GLOBAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP WEEK
PUBLIC AFTER PARTY WITH CELEBRITY CHEF ALICIA SHEVETONE, 

MONDAY, NOV. 14

Tickets On Sale Now at Eventbrite.com

WHAT:
SAHARA Las Vegas and celebrity chef Alicia Shevetone will join forces to host the official kick-off after party for Global Entrepreneurship Week. Guests are invited to celebrate local Las Vegas entrepreneurs and commemorate a select group of the city’s most successful beverage makers. Attendees will have the opportunity to network over a sampling of local craft spirits and brews, as well as a selection of small bites from Shevetone’s highly anticipated cookbook, “Food with Spirit,” slated to launch in the fall of 2023. The full menu includes:

The full menu follows: 

  • Gazpacho Bloody Mary shooters
  • G&T cucumber sandwiches
  • Chicken marsala meatballs
  • Chocolate hazelnut mousse

The roster of local beverage companies and entrepreneurs that will be in attendance includes: 

  • Dress the Drink
  • Smoke Wagon Bourbon | Nevada H&C Distilling Co 
  • CraftHaus Brewery
  • Tenaya Creek Brewery 

WHO:
Renowned for her noteworthy pop-up experiences and savory recipes, the star of “Sin City Kitchen” has amassed a following in more than 100 countries across the globe. In addition, Chef Alicia Shevetone is the renowned author of “Italian Cookbook for Two” and the creator of Dink Cuisine, a food and entertainment organization curating culinary experiences across print, digital, social and live media.

WHEN:
Monday, Nov. 14 
5 to 7 p.m.

WHERE:
CASBAR Lounge
SAHARA Las Vegas
2535 S. Las Vegas Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV 89109

TICKETS:
Tickets are available for $37.88 per person and space is limited. Guests must be 21 years or older to attend. For additional information and to purchase tickets, click here.

ABOUT GLOBAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP WEEK
Global Entrepreneurship Week is an international movement, powered by thousands of partner organizations, dedicated to making it possible for anyone, anywhere to start and scale a company. GEW 2022 will be celebrated from November 14 to 20 across Las Vegas, with national campaigns in 180 countries – engaging millions of participants in activities. Powered by the Kauffman Foundation, Global Entrepreneurship Week unleashes more than $150 million to support entrepreneurs each November – from large, national campaigns down to small, local activities and everything in between.

ABOUT SAHARA LAS VEGAS
SAHARA Las Vegas is an all-encompassing resort and casino with 1,613 guest rooms and suites in three distinctive towers – including the AAA® Four Diamond Alexandria Tower, more than 85,000 square feet of flexible meeting space, AZILO Ultra Pool, two rooftop pools and a collection of acclaimed restaurants, bars and entertainment venues. The inviting casino occupies 60,000 square feet and features approximately 600 of the latest slot and video poker machines, 50 classic table games, Infinity – a premium gaming lounge, The Poker Room at SAHARA Las Vegas and a sports book operated by global gaming leader, William Hill. An impressive selection of culinary and cocktail offerings includes Bazaar Meat by José Andrés™, named “Best Restaurant in Nevada” by Business Insider; famed Philadelphia sports bar Chickie’s & Pete’s; The Noodle Den from renowned Chef Guoming “Sam” Xin; CASBAR Lounge; Uno Más; Prendi; The Tangier; Zeffer’s and, coming soon, James Beard award-winning Chef Shawn McClain’s Balla. SAHARA Las Vegas is also proud to serve as home to MAGIC MIKE LIVE Las Vegas presented by Channing Tatum. SAHARA Las Vegas players can also enjoy the perks of an Infinity Rewards membership, a joint loyalty program between SAHARA and its sister property Grand Sierra Resort and Casino Reno, that gives players the opportunity to earn and redeem rewards across both destinations. SAHARA Las Vegas is a minority-owned business certified by the Western Regional Minority Supplier Development Council. For more information, please visit saharalasvegas.com and stay connected on InstagramFacebook and Twitter.