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Flavor of the Month: Kale Salad

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The Forge Restaurant | Wine Bar was featured in Ocean Drive Magazine’s Flavor of the Month. Burn Notice star Gabrielle Anwar gives her take on healthy eating in Miami. She recommended The Forge Restaurant | Wine Bar for its Kale Salad. Kale is one of the healthiest super vegetables on the market. It is a fantastic source of fiber, antioxidants, calcium and vitamin C among other vitamins and minerals. It can be eaten cooked or raw and Dewey LoSasso of The Forge serves it in a finely chopped salad with sweet currents, pine nuts, lemon zest and a pinch of parmesan. Refined and delicious.


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May 8th, 2013 at 12:40 am

The Make a Wish Garden Party

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The Malnik family, lifetime benefactors of the Make a Wish Foundation of South Florida hosted this annual Garden party at their magnificent ocean front home. The guest list included the famous boxing promoter Don King and actress Gabrielle Anwar. Check out the images here.

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April 28th, 2013 at 9:03 pm

The Haute Duet

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Definitely worth the watch: Shareef Malnik and Gabrielle Anwar attempting the Nutcracker.

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November 13th, 2012 at 7:16 pm

Shareef Malnik and Gabrielle Anwar Host Annual Dinner

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Shareef Malnik, the owner of The Forge Restaurant and his girlfriend Burn Notice star Gabrielle Anwar hosted the pre-Make a Wish Foundation Ball dinner at The Forge. It was a busy night as there were other celebrities in the house.

Make a Wish

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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.


17th Annual InterContinental Miami Make A Wish Ball a Great Success

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With veteran Rocker Joan Jett the Foundation reached it’s goal of raising over $ 10 million dollars in it’s seventeen year history. Everyone had a fabulous evening.

Joan Jett

Shareef Malnik and Joan Jett

 Gabrielle Anwar and Joan Jett

Shareef Malnik and Gabrielle Anwar

Elsa Benítez, Shareef Malnik and Gabrielle Anwar

Norm Wedderburn, Robert Hill, Shareef Malnik, Joan Jett, Gabrielle Anwar, Nancy Malnik, Alvin Malnik

Sammy and Sonia Sosa


Make A Wish Foundation Private Dinner

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Before the 17th annual Intercontinental Miami Make A Wish Ball, the Ball Chairman Shareef Malnik hosted a private dinner at the Forge for the foundation’s key benefactors and supporters in the company of celebrity Rock and Roll entertainer Joan Jett and celebrity auctioneer Gabrielle Anwar.

Shareef Malnik and Joan Jett

Joan Jett and Gabrielle Anwar

Shareef Malnik, Joan Jett, Gabrielle Anwar, Robert Hill, & Norm Wedderburn

Shareef Malnik & Chris Paciello

Cliff Loftin, Dillon Parkes, & Jimmy Kunes

Shareef Malnik & James Ferraro

Joan Jett Rocks Past the $ 10 Million Mark for the Make A Wish Foundation

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Jose Lambiet from Gossip Extra brings us this video of the 17th Annual InterContinental Miami Make A Wish Ball where the rock and roll legend Joan Jett entertained the star studded crowd.

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November 8th, 2011 at 7:49 pm

17th Annual InterContinental Miami Make A Wish Ball

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Shareef Malnik with Joan Jett and Gabrielle Anwar at the 17th annual InterContinental Make a Wish Ball.




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November 7th, 2011 at 7:18 pm

Gabrielle Anwar to MC Make-A-Wish Ball

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Outside the Box

By Linda Marx

Anwar, who today lives in Miami Beach with her three children Willow, 17, Hugo, 10, and Paisley, 7, and her boyfriend, Shareef Malnik, owner of The Forge restaurant, pursed a string of commercials, did more TV projects and started shooting films all over Europe. She made her movie debut in 1988’s Manifesto and continued her work with BBC TV productions, including First Born, Summer’s Lease, Press Gang and The Mysteries of the Dark Jungle.

Her life got even greater when she met Malnik last year during her 40th birthday dinner at Paradise Farms in Homestead. She was enjoying a sumptuous organic feast with a friend when she started talking to Malnik, who was there selecting field-to-table foods and learning about new menu ideas for his recent redesign of The Forge. They clicked on the spot and made plans for a party. “The rest is delicious history,” she enthuses. “We eventually moved in together and now live a wonderful life with the children. I love being in our house on the bay, paddleboarding on the ocean and enjoying our time.” Marriage is a hot topic in their home but she wants to be “cautious” before she takes that next step and is in no hurry to do so. She is happy with the way things are—she likes to dine at The Forge as well as cook gourmet meals at home when she is not shooting. …

For now, Anwar is busy working on her new role as the auctioneer for Malnik’s Make-a-Wish Foundation Miami gala at the Intercontinental Hotel on November 5. She and Malnik talk about the event daily and are planning for it to be the best fundraiser ever. “Paula Abdul was the auctioneer last year,” says Anwar of the event, which has attracted high-profile auctioneers such as Kim Kardashian and Sharon Stone. “I am really looking forward to it. I want it to be a dynamic night and will do more than just put my name on it.”

“Gabrielle is such a talent; a consummate professional and most importantly – sincere, passionate and committed,” says Malnik. “This is why she is the best person for the job— namely, our MC and auctioneer for the 17th annual Intercontinental Make-A-Wish Ball. It is also why she is the best person for me.”

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May 13th, 2011 at 5:32 pm

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