The Scoop: Your Guide to South Florida's Trendiest Hotspots
PREY TO STAY With its eco-conscience mission, 1 Hotel & Homes found the perfect partner in chef Bun Lai whose family owns a sustainable sushi restaurant in the Northeast. His Prey pop-up opened yesterday on the hotel’s rooftop and is expected to be such a hit that it becomes a permanent fixture. The concept respects nature with local, sustainable seafood and other ingredients that replenish overfished species and rid land and water of invasive species such as lionfish, carp and wild boar. A skilled forager, Lai introduces berries and plants including common weeds that he collects for a variety of cocktails, dishes like tempura and even sake. The stunning, unique space has been renovated with a sushi bar, high-top tables and a marine mural. Experience the skilled master at least through March 25.
FERG & FLIP FLOPS Forever at the front of the fashion pack, the Webster scored the exclusive for premium denim brand AGOLDE’s collaboration with hip-hop artist A$AP Ferg. The capsule collection, which launches today, features six items in Japanese selvage denim including men’s jeans in four washes and two unisex jackets in black or white. It’s one of the hottest partnerships for the season since AGOLDE was founded by Citizens of Humanity visionary Jerome Dahan, and Ferg also designs Devoni Clothing. Stop by the Webster for pieces from $258-$348. St. Tropez resort wear brand Vilebrequin released its first shoe collection for men. Styles include flip flops, moccasins and espadrilles in spring’s Bubble Turtles print. Shop for it now at the Bal Harbour boutique or wait until mid-March when it launches online.
TOQUES IN TOWN South Beach Wine & Food Festival has spread its regional reach. A slew of events is taking place in Fort Lauderdale, such astomorrow’s sold-out dinner at Valentino Cucina starring revered Philadelphia chef Marc Vetri. The Miami Design District is using the week to preview pending restaurants. For a whopping $1,500 a ticket, be among the first diners at the Moore Building on Friday night to sample what Michelin-drenched Joël Robuchon (pictured) promises at L’Atelier and Le Bar. Looking for something more laidback? Dip your toes in the sand at the Raleigh’s Oasis tomorrow for a multicourse lunch paired with varietals from Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars. Wine maker Marcus Notaro and director of operations Kirk Grace will be on hand to talk about pours like Stag’s Leap Artemis and Stag’s Leap Fay Fifty. Reserve here.
PAMM TO PITBULL Follow Lee Schrager’s lead and save energy for next weekend. The founder of South Beach Wine & Food Festival also designed the culinary-filled extravaganza for PAMM’s Art of the Party in honor of artist Chuck Close on March 4. Choose from two dinners prepared by Alex Guarnaschelli: the seated Chef’s Table on the terrace, or the DJ-dancing Supper Club in the galleries. Or just stop by his dessert buffet for the Remix after party. Destination Fashion takes over Bal Harbour Shops again on March 5, to support the Buoniconti Fund to Cure Paralysis. Watch a fashion show of Brunello Cucinelli’s Spring/Summer 2016 collection (pictured) during dinner and bid on auctions items like a trip to Paris for a Chanel runway show. Pitbull closes the bash Grammy-style.