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The New York Post published this paper about Birthday Girl Jennifer Lopez: Birthday girl
“Jennifer Lopez celebrated her 42nd birthday as a single woman with her manager Benny Medina, her stylist and a group of six girls at The Forge Restaurant and Wine Bar in Miami on Friday night. It was her first public appearance since the announcement that she and Marc Anthony were divorcing. Looking stunning in a Pucci-esque long dress, J. Lo and her group dined in the private cellar among millions of dollars of wine, and she was beaming when the servers came in and sang “Happy Birthday” and brought her a soufflé for dessert.”
Jennifer has great taste and what better place to celebrate her birthday than at The Forge Restaurant. This birthday is an important one as she is starting a new moment of her life. The Forge is the place in Miami for an elegant, delicious and wonderful celebration.
Murano glass is a very important part of Italian history and culture. Murano is just off the coast of Venice and has been an active port since the 7th century. The glass trade became its trademark industry, having started in the 9th century. The glass objects of Murano are known throughout the world because of the unique techniques used to render the magnificent color and surface of the glass.
The Forge Restaurant hosts a number of Murano chandeliers that brand the superb ambiance and elegance of the restaurant.
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.
La Perla is one of the leading creators of luxury lingerie for women in the world. Started by Ada Masotti, a very skilled craftsman in the art of hand made corsetry who opened his first boutique in 1954 in Bologne Italy and named it La Perla. He named his shop inspired by the jewelers box he had crafted, lined with red velvet that he used to carry his first creations. In 1971 La Perla presents its first swimwear collection and in 1986 its first fragrance. Continuing its tradition of elegance and refined luxury in the lingerie domain where else would they want to present their collection but at the Forge for one of it’s fabulous Wednesday Night parties. Shareef Malnik installed a runway down the center of the restaurant to host the fashion show. What a great event: the most beautiful women in the world showing off the most beautiful and sexy lingerie at the Forge, with its elegant and unique environment.
From South Beach to the Gables, spend Easter Sunday with friends and family at one of the following restaurants.
The Forge Restaurant l Wine Bar, The legendary landmark hosts Easter brunch featuring an extensive menu of seasonally inspired breakfast classics with an edgy farm- and ocean-to-table approach. Cost is $55 for adults and $32 for children and includes unlimited Mimosas and a full Bloody Mary bar. For reservations, call 305.538.8533.
If you couldn’t spend your Easter with us, you can still enjoy Sunday Brunch at the Forge every week!
“A new tradition Sunday”
11am until 3pm
$55 per person* includes mimosas & bloody marys
$32 children menu* includes sodas & juices
Reservations 305 538 8533 visit us TheForge.com
*children menu ten years and younger *tax and gratuity not included
Proclamation and key to the City awarded by Miami Beach Mayor Matti Herrera Bower
MIAMI BEACH, FL – (Nov 11, 2009) – Miami Beach’s culinary bastion and social staple The Forge has reached new heights with the celebration of its 40 years in business. In commemoration of this milestone, the landmark and its owner Shareef Malnik were honored on Monday, April 27, 2009 with a proclamation and a key to the City of Miami Beach. The festivities took place at the offices of Miami Beach Mayor Matti Herrera Bower and the day was declared “The Forge’s 40th Anniversary Day.”
“It is a pleasure to celebrate The Forge’s years of success. The restaurant has made positive contributions to Miami Beach and has enhanced the city as a world wide destination,” says Mayor Bower.
In honor of The Forge’s 40-year birthday, Malnik is proud to announce that he is giving the storied venue a total multi-million dollar revamp and renovation that started during the summer of 2009 that includes a radical new interior design concept and new menu, including one for the popular Forge Bar, located within the restaurant. The Forge closed for these extensive renovations as of April 27, 2009, and will reopen December 15, 2009
“I see this stage of The Forge as a ‘rebirth,’ not unlike a renewal of wedding vows when you get married. When we re-open in the winter of 2009, our loyal clientele will be blown away by the exciting enhancements and changes that will have been completed,” says Malnik. “Like the fine wines in our famous cellar, The Forge only improves with age. Here’s to the next 40 years.”
The Forge has been a Miami Beach legend since the 1920s and owned by The Malnik Family since 1968. In 1991, Shareef Malnik became the proprietor of the restaurant, and proceeded to inject a shot of hipness into The Forge’s existing eloquence and glamour. The result: A full house every night of the week, successful nightclub components Jimmy’z and Glass, and the East Room, a private dining hall that was host to intimate concerts and film premieres.
The award-winning restaurant has attracted South Beach’s crème de la crème as well leading A-list celebrities over the last four decades, including Robert De Niro, Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes, Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony, Gloria and Emilio Estefan, Kelly Preston and John Travolta, Elizabeth Taylor, Mikhail Gorbachev, Rod Stewart, Salma Hayek, Sir Paul McCartney, Whitney Houston, Woody Allen, Al Pacino, Jessica Alba, Iggy Pop, Matt Damon, Francis Ford Coppola, Michael Jordan, Kate Moss, Matthew McConaughey, Shaquille O’Neal, Dwyane Wade, Naomi Campbell, Mickey Rourke, Sly Stallone, Bill Clinton and Hillary Clinton, Frank Sinatra, Jackie Gleason, Desi Arnaz, Andy Warhol, Bing Crosby and Bob Hope, just to name a few.
The Forge’s current expansion plans include The Forge in the Ottoman Palace Hotel in Dubai.