THE HOT SPOT
New York’s LUCKYRICE Will Be Hitting the Sandy Beaches of Miami this November!

“We are excited to throw a feast on Miami Beach where Asian-meets-Latino bites and globally spirited cocktails from over 30 of Miami’s finest chefs and mixologists will spill out onto the beachfront oasis,” said LUCKYRICE Founder Danielle Chang. “The combination of Iron Chef Morimoto co-hosting with Miami favorite Michael Schwartz is sure to be a crowd favorite.”

Miami is well-known for its warm pot of culture and sexy beaches but more so for our multi-ethnic cuisines.

And what goes great with exotic tasty treats? Custom drinks! 8 renowned mixologists will be serving 16 custom cocktails featuring none other than our drink of choice BOMBAY SAPPHIRE Gin.

CULINARY OCCASIONS
Eat, Drink & Get Lucky!

LUCKYRICE wants you to eat, drink, and get lucky at the Fourth Annual LUCKYRICE Festival. The flagship festival, April 28th-May 5th, celebrates the diversity and culinary culture that is found throughout the Asian region. With proceeds going to City Harvest, the LUCKYRICE Festival is made up of large-scale tasting events, festive dinners celebrating traditional and innovative Asian fare, and other gastronomic gatherings.

Returning this year are LUCKYRICE’s most popular events the Night Market, the Grand Feast, and the Cocktail Feast. New to this year’s festival is the LUCKYRICE Parlor on Bowery at the Old Bowery Station where nightly pop-up dinner parties will be held. These exclusive dinner parties will be prepared by Chef Danny Bowien of Mission Chinese Food, Tokyo’s Chef Ivan Orkin, Chef Siapin Chutima of Lotus of Siam in Vegas, and others.

CULINARY OCCASIONS
Bombay Sapphire Happy Hour

If you’re a gin drinker and love tennis, then there is little reason for you not to attend tomorrow’s Bombay Sapphire Happy Hour at perhaps Miami’s best and most elegant restaurant, db Bistro Moderne. Celebrating the start of this year’s Sony Open Tennis Tournament, Chef Daniel Boulud’s outpost of his famed NYC restaurant will be offering half priced cocktails and exquisite bar bites. Gin lovers will also sample and learn how to make perfect gin cocktails from Bombay Sapphire’s mixologists, and DJ Michael Sarysz will be present to add a little rhythm to the ambience. Tennis fans will also get the chance to win a pair of tickets to the Sony Open as they are raffled out every half hour.

HOW-TO
Have a Bombay Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving week is here, people, and that means it's time to get your drink on. Luckily, last Tuesday November 15th, noted mixologist Tony Abou-Ganim held a class called Demystifying the Martini, aimed to provide lucky attendees with all the knowledge of making the perfect martini. Don't worry, those of you who, er, weren't invited, can still reap the benefits of Tony's class. You may not know the history of the gin cocktail, or have had hands on experience at Catch crafting delicious cocktails, but now you can have the recipes and imbibe yourself this Thanksgiving. And don't forget to go behind the scenes and read Tony's interview!

Bottoms (and turkeys) up!

NOTABLES
Interview with Iron Chef Winner and Mixologist Tony Abou Ganim

Renowned cocktail expert, Tony Abou Ganim, was winner of Iron Chef America 2007 with Mario Batali, is the National Ambassador of the US Bartenders Guild, and Associate Member of the Museum of the American Cocktail. Obviously a world-class bartending connoisseur, Tony passes on his knowledge to wannabes and drink-lovers alike. Learn how he rose to fame, as well as tips for creating the perfect cocktail!

FOOD + DRINK
NEW TIMES IRON FORK 2010

This Thursday, October 21, from 7:00pm until 10:00pm; join the family of Miami Foodies and come to Grand Central to enjoy three hours of the equivalent of an amusement park for your taste buds!

Presented by Downtown Development Authority, benefiting the United Way, this is an event that you do not want to miss. Thirty five restaurants with samples of their cuisine for you to try, open bar offering: Famosa Beer, Bombay Sapphire and Barefoot Wine & Bubbly and live music by ‘BAREFOOT & BRENDON’. DJ MIKE T FEATURING JON SAXX.

RESTAURANT OPENINGS
Sapphire Lounge opens at Adrienne Arsht Center

Looking for a place to go for a drink before of after a show? Need an after work cocktail, or just a few drinks before a night on the town? Well, the Adrienne Arsht Center has got the pefect place for your party to start! This gin-themed lounge offers a selection of specialty cocktails featuring the award winning BOMBAY SAPPHIRE® Gin’s master mixologist Milo Rodriguez. The beautiful atmosphere of Sapphire Lounge is located at street level in the Adrienne Arsht Center’s iconic Carnival Tower includes a neon blue bar, and also offers outside seating as well as a small-plate menu, ranging in price from $6 - $15, that include Truffle Parmesan Fries, Crispy Moo Shoo Duck, Beet Salad, Tortilla Twins,Tuna Tartare and Lobster Rolls.