Archive for December, 2011
For 2012 The Forge offers a three-course 6pm seating and a four-course 9pm seating. Menus feature Hawaiian blue prawn risotto, foie gras salad, basil seared Chilean sea bass and Thai grilled lamb chops. The 6pm seating is $95 per person, while the 9pm seating is $350 per person, and includes one bottle of Veuve Clicquot per couple. Bar seating, from 10pm-1am is also available and includes one bottle of Veuve Clicquot per couple, party favors and a chef tasting plate of lamb spare ribs, corn ravioli and more and is $75 per person.
The Forge: 432 41 St, Miami Beach; For Reservations and more information please call: 305-538-8533
The Forge’s Shareef Malnik gives tips for New Year’s Eve
By Madeleine Marr12/28/2011
The Forge’s Shareef Malnik knows full well that New Year’s Eve can get a little dodgy. If you don’t do things right, you could end up with a nasty hangover. Or worse, a bad time. Here’s a few tips he’s learned over the years hanging out with celebs like Robert Downey Jr., John Stamos and the Hilton sisters.
Timing is everything: Get an early start on the night: the earlier you start, the better Chapter One of the New Year begins. Find one place that has everything you need. Great food, great music and great people.
Romantic entanglements? Bring a date only if the value of the date measures up to the tribute you are paying to the past year. Otherwise, stick with close friends. If spending NYE with family, choose a magical destination through the eyes of your children.
Three things you must carry: Good Cheer, Gratitude and the cell number of your Limo Driver.
Drink and be merry: Stick with a tight knit group of people who actually care about you before they start drinking. NYE is about indulging in a “degustation” of the finest foods you don’t usually allow yourself to enjoy every day… so, as a celebration and tribute to yourself, don’t hold back. However, avoid anything you see on Guy Fieri’s “Diners, Drive-ins and Dives.”
How much is too much? Think quality not quantity when deciding before and after dinner drinks. Best hangover remedy is hail Mary’s over bloody Marys. If you start with champagne then stay with champagne. Avoid tequila or you might not live to regret it.
Resolutions that stick: Pick something that you can do every day for just 10 minutess, but every single day no matter what. That’s how you build your resolution muscle with persistence.
Final note: Spontaneous, drunken and heat of passion resolutions don’t work. Whenever you committed to start your resolutions is when it starts, no wiggle room. “Spend your night the way you want to spend your upcoming year.”
For the holidays where is the best place in Miami to dine? The Forge of course as the Miami New Times shows us.
And the Food :
Shareef Malnik driving on the Palm Beach International Raceway in a very fast corvette on a wet track. A man such as Malnik who is a lover of life has a passionate life. His Forge Restaurant is an exceptional example of a successful business that is a reflection of his life; generous, glamorous and elegant.
The last evening of 2011 to the first morning of 2012 will be a very special moment of our year. Often we search for the right place, especially if many good things have happened to us during these past months, we desire to carry over the good vibe into the new year. There is no other fabulous environment to spend such an evening than at The Forge Restaurant. Just watch this video of their exceptional “Swoon” evenings of 2010.
Just from this video you can see just how elegant Shareef Malnik’s vision is. He is a Renaissance man sharing his vision and ambition of an ultra environment; one rich in ambiance, elegance and culture. His chef, Dewey LoSasso will deliver such a menu for the New Year. Please call 305. 538.8533 to reserve.
The Make A Wish Foundation has been active since 1980. It has a spectacular mission: that of granting wishes to children with life-threatening medical conditions. The Foundation makes life-changing commitments of hope to these children often on the last leg of their life’s journey. On Saturday November 5, 2011 the Make-A-Wish Foundation® of Southern Florida and InterContinental Miami celebrated the 17thAnnual InterContinental Miami Make-A-Wish Ball. Truman Capote’s phenomenal Black & White ball was the theme. Shareef Malnik, the owner of The Forge Restaurant | Wine Bar was the chairman of the Ball, with Rock and Roll icon Joan Jett and the Blackhearts as the entertainment and Gabrielle Anwar as the celebrity Auctioneer, the Ball was greater than the expectations.