What You're Doing This Week September 16-22

Wine & Wisdom

Head to Smith & Wollensky to celebrate National Wine Week from September 16-20 with Proceeds Benefiting Keep Memory Alive and Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health.  During this 53rd National Wine Week you can expand your palate by sampling 10 international and domestic wines for $20 while enjoying the ocean views in South Point on South Beach.  As part of the restaurant's "Catch an Early Flight" promotion, each day a different theme will focus around the wines poured during lunch from Wine Week partners Ferrari-Carano, Gérard Bertrand, Jordan, Vibrant Rioja Spain and Wines of South Africa. For more information about the 53rd National Wine Week, visit: www.smithandwollensky.com/liquid-assets.

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage at Katsuya’s Dragon Lounge
From 6 p.m.-8 p.m. Monday, the Dragon Lounge will feature the work of Miami-based artist Ramon Auler, and guests will have the opportunity to mingle and speak with the artists. For this special gallery night, Katusya will also be paying tribute with a special dish top Hispanic heritage: Latino Roll with sweet plantain, BBQ eel, pickled jicama, eel sauce.  Additionally, diners at Katsuya at 9pm tonight will get to witness the sake bottle ceremony in the dining room honoring New York Yankee legend and 5-time all-star Jorge Posada, who will be at the restaurant.  For more information, contact:  KatsuyaSB@sbe.com.

Fashionably Conscious Fundraising Sale 
Grab designer duds at bargain prices at Fashionably Conscious, presented by Village of Merrick Park this weekend, Friday-Sunday, September 20-22.  One of Miami's most fun fashion fundraisers, this event benefits Coconut Grove Cares’ The Barnyard Community Center and provides free vital services including after-school and summer programming to children and families in the West Grove Community. The designer sale offers discounted pricing on donated designer items by Chanel, YSL, Gucci, Diane von Furstenberg, Prada and others from the closets of Miami’s most respected philanthropists and community leaders including Raysa Fanjul, Lourdes Jofré-Collett, Rima Otrakji, Ali Codina and many more.   The 3-day sale event will take place on the ground floor next to Lacoste,  For more information, visit: http://fashionablyconscious.org/.
Wellness Weekend with Dr. Oz
Fans and followers of famed wellness expert Dr. Oz Garcia, whose health-focused anti-aging treatments have earned a celebrity clientele, should head to the James Royal Palm this weekend, from September 20 -22, where renew the spa will offer a special Wellness Weekend curated by him. Wellness Weekend events with Dr. Oz Garcia include: VIP Cocktail Reception on the private oceanfront terrace, including clean living-inspired gourmet bites and photo ops  from 7-9 pm on Friday, September 20;  “A Healthier, Happier YOU” Interactive Session on the shaded Yoga Deck from 10-11a.m. on Saturday followed by a poolside “Juicing for Health and Beauty” session in which Dr. Oz Garcia and Dr. Maritza Paz will walk guests through the art of juicing, sharing health and beauty benefits, and providing simple home juicing recipes.  The weekend will also include individual consultations, wellbeing treatments and stress solutions workshops.  Packages and pricing for All-Access to the Wellness Weekend costs $299 per person, and includes access to VIP Cocktail Reception; all classes, tastings and seminars; choice of one wellness treatment; a wellness gift bag; complimentary valet parking; and access to the James Royal Palm Pool and Beach .  You may also customize your package with a la carte pricing.  To book your spot visit:   www.jameshotels.com/miami/special-offers/miami-specials/exclusive-wellness-weekend-1.7891 or call the spa:  305-604-5700.
Serafina's Italian Harvest Celebration
Serafina Dream South Beach kicks off the Italian Harvest Season with a dedicated dinner honoring the region of Tuscany on Friday, September 20. Experience an authentic culinary journey through the region with a four-course dinner menu and Antinori wine pairings priced at $50 per person. Chef Marco Zuccala has perfectly paired his Northern Italian cuisine with Antinori Wines presented by representative Salvatore Gaeta. Menu highlights include: Caciucco Livornese, Tuscan version of bouillabaisse soup with seven varieties of shellfish, tomato broth and herbed crostini bread; Petto d’Anatra con Marmellata e Scarola, pan-roasted “Black Pig Farm” duck breast with apricot jam and herbs, served with escarole and walnuts and Serafina’s signature Il Tiramisu, prepared like Grandma used to make…maybe even better. Serafina will continue to celebrate the Italian Harvest Season with dedicated menus through October 10 featuring the regions of Piemonte and Umbria.  To make a reservation, contact:  Tommaso Galdi at tgaldi@dreamsouthbeach.com  or 305-534-8455.
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