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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 :
The Forge Restaurant | Wine Bar’s Shareef Malnik was featured and photographed in Ocean Drive. This article spotlighted the restaurateur as one of the area’s most stylish gentlemen and noted his views on today’s fragrance market for men. Elegance is a lifestyle and thought process.
The Forge Restaurant first opened in 1969 with International Financier Alvin Malnik at the mast in an era of Sinatra swoons and classy steak and potatoes menus: the fashionable elite’s required dress. The forge became and stayed the hottest place in Miami. The 1970′s sees Hollywood greats Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor and President Nixon as regulars. In the 1980′s the wine cellar becomes the focus of greatness when Baron Philippe de Rothschild offers Malnik a collection of his wine from the turn of the century. This transforms The Forge’s cellar into one of the most coveted and finest rare-wine collections in the world. In order to stay in style and continue to be popular within the Miami scene transformations become necessary and essential. Shareef Malnik grew up learning the restaurant business with his father, and took over The Forge in 1991. The 90′s sees the Forge as the top celebrity hang out in Miami. In 2009, Shareef pushed the most extensive transformation of the space as well as the thinking-the concept behind the restaurant. The restoration lasted close to one year at a cost of $ 10 million. Re-invention is the formula for longevity. It was important for Shareef Malnik to exist within his contemporary culture. Bringing the restaurant to par with this culture was his challenge. He wants his clients to feel at home, to have a total lifestyle experience when dining at the Restaurant. His choice of Dewey LoSasso as the chef was very important. The Restaurant business is a commitment and working together all the time defines a family within the business. For Shareef, Dewey was the chef of the situation. The new enomatic wine bar also offers a different twist for The Forge experience. It allows the possibility of extensive wine tasting so the choice of the wine accompanying the elegant exquisite meal is just perfect for each person’s palate. The crowd these days is very diverse, the menu has become farm to table, and the ambiance is elegant, lovely and perfect.
Miami Beach, FL – July 29, 2011 – Carlos Felix and friends celebrated his birthday with style last Friday night at The Forge Restaurant and Winebar. Louis Aguirre, entertainment reporter and anchor of Deco Drive, was in attendance as a toast was raised and feast was had on this night of celebration.
Flavia Antony, Carlos Felix, Krystain Wojtiuk, & Dr. Sigrid Nilssen
Alan Araujo, Carlos Felix, Christopher Nardi, & Cristina Souza
Alan Araujo, Fernando Souto, Carlos Felix, Eliana Torres, & Monica Souza
Christopher Nardi & Cristina Souza
Dr. Deborah, Alex, Gigi, & Carlos Felix
Jorge Hulian, Louis Aguirre, & Carlos Felix
Jay Witrock & Susanne Witrock
Louis Aguirre & Carlos Felix
Hunter McIntyre, Carlos Felix, & Matt McIntyre
Noa Ben & Lee Binks
Lily O’Dare, Valentina Sarria, & Antonio Misuraca
Valentina Sarria, Lily O’Dare, & Browyn Knight
images and article from: Nightlife by Seth. Credits: WorldRedEye
Dewey LoSasso has put together a fabulous menu for a great price. Please make your reservations as this menu is a guaranteed success.
The Forge Restaurant | Wine Bar by Shareef Malnik
AUGUST 1 UNTIL AUGUST 4, 2011 CHEF DEWEY LoSASSO
Please Choose One
POMEGRANATE BBQ LAMB SPARE RIBS
RED CABBAGE SLAW
CAESAR SALAD FORGE STYLE
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BASIL MASHED, HEARTS OF PALM AND GREEN SALAD
TWO ORANGE REDUCTION
“BURGER AND BORDEAUX”
GRILLED ANGUS SIRLOIN BURGER
TOPPED WITH BONELESS SHORT RIBS, LOBSTER MARMALADE
TRUFFLED FRENCH FRIES, POMEGRANATE KETCHUP
SERVED WITH A TASTING OF BORDEAUX
THREE MUSHROOM RISOTTO
ROASTED SHIITAKE, PORTABELLO AND PORCINI
ALBA WHITE TRUFFLE OIL
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FLAVORS OF LEMON & FENNEL, TOASTED ALMOND GELATO, BISCOTTI
CHOCOLATE PISTACHIO LAYER CAKE
CANDIED KUMQUATS, CHOCOLATE ICE CREAM, PISTACHIO TUILE
$35 PER/PERSON | DOES NOT INCLUDE TAX AND GRATUITY | MENU SUBJECT TO CHANGE
FOR RESERVATIONS 305 538 8533 OR VISIT THEFORGE.COM
432 W. 41ST STREET MIAMI BEACH FLORIDA 33140
For your learning pleasure The Forge has for your iPhone their personal user friendly Wine Application that you can download before your visit. The Enomatic Wine Bar is easy to navigate like the app on your phone. The main stations are divided into 10 sections. When you select a station the available wines appear, and as you click on each wine you will read the wine’s details, its description, comments about its essence, price by the bottle and by the glass. The second station is the “Prestige”. Here we can find a simple but excellent low price California Merlot: a Blackstone from 2007 at $ 40 the bottle or $ 9.60 the glass. And the description informs us that it pairs well with Pork, Game and Red Meat. We can also find here Certan-Marzell 2006, a French Merlot at $ 140 a bottle and $ 28.52 per glass. We can learn that the flavor will taste like Blackberry, Oak and Raspberry and that it pairs well with Beef and Cheese. Under “Powerful Reds” if we study the choices, the highest grade goes to the Duckhorn Merlot of 2007 from the Napa Valley at $ 92 the bottle and $ 18.40 per glass. Its flavors bring to mind Plum, Spice and Raspberry and it pairs well with Steak and Swordfish. You can also approach this application or the menu by the Regions, Vintages or Varietals (grapes used in making each particular wine). An education in itself and a lovely way to learn and experiment, this menu is a work of art and reflects the desire that The Forge has to make sure that you enjoy this very important part of The Forge experience.
Coby Bell is known for his successful TV career as Officer Ty Davis Jr. on Third Watch; as Glen in Half & Half; as Jason Pitts in The Game and now he stars as Intelligence Agent Jesse Porter in Burn Notice. Bell is a busy man, also a producer and a musician and songwriter with a reggae band, he is married and the proud father of two sets of twins.
Burn Notice is filmed in Miami so Bell has had the occasion to scout out his in-places here in the Miami area. Interviewed by MIAMI Magazine he was quick to cite The Forge Restaurant | Wine Bar as one of his favorite restaurants.
Art Basel is the most prestigious art fair in the world. Founded in 1970 by local art dealers of Basel, Switzerland, the fair now features close to 300 leading International Galleries from the Americas, Europe, Asia and Africa, and hosted close to 63,000 guests for the 41st edition in 2010. This year, Art Basel’s 42nd installment takes place from June 15 through June 19, 2011.
The Basel Art Fair is the ultimate rendez-vous for world-class artists, collectors, dealers, curators and Fine Arts people. Basel Switzerland is a beautiful city located on the river Rhine, and has a population of close to 175,000. The city hosts outstanding cultural venues that curate and present parallel programming to the fair that support and highlight this very exciting week in the arts.
In 2002 the Art Basel management decided to export and create the sister fair in the United States: Art Basel Miami Beach. Miami has proven to be an exquisite host of this event. With it’s unique European flair, first class hotels, service industry and South Beach the Basel environment has succeeded to install itself here in Florida. Collectors, dealers, artists and arts people from all over the globe travel to Miami the first week in December to discover, view, and purchase exquisite art from the exceptional international roster of galleries invited to exhibit their artists at Art Basel Miami Beach. There is also the fun, the parties and the fabulous restaurants that can live up to this international agenda such as Shareef Malnik’s The Forge Restaurant | Wine Bar.
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6 TVs at Bar with Sound!*
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A Winning combination: watch the Miami Heat on six screens while enjoying Dewey LoSasso’s special tasting Plate with a complimentary glass of wine for only $ 10.