Mid-November 2019 Newsletter
Vol. 7 No. 22

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Member News
Chotto Matte
launches their FIRST EVER immersive brunch. Taking place every Saturday, they invite you to step into the deep, dark Peruvian jungle among the creepers and climbers as live performers and DJs and created a brunch concept Miami has never seen before... Forget avocado on toast, Chotto Matte’s brunch buffet menu is all about the bold lip-smacking flavours of Nikkei. For $78 per person, guests can enjoy BOTTOMLESS cocktails, paired with three beautiful brunch courses. Choose from the all new Jungled Eggs baked in tomatoes, white beans and feta and Chotto Matte favourites, ceviche, tostaditas and sashimi. The Purple Potato Pancake Stack is not one to miss. Piled high, drizzled in pomegranate syrup and served with eggs and crispy bacon, this is the classic diner dish with a Nikkei bang... Brunch wouldn’t be brunch without bottomless cocktails so let loose and indulge in Frozen Yuzuritas, Bloody Marias and Pisco Sours…

Michael is an accomplished, full-service real estate professional who has ranked as a top broker nationwide and served the needs of a discerning clientele. His career in the industry began in 2010 and his reach spans the New York and South Florida markets. Licensed and residing in both states, he orchestrates seamless deals for buyers, sellers, renters, and investors who entrust him with their business in these desirable locations. 

Focuses include Miami Beach's Fontainbleau, Bal Harbour's St Regis as well as single family & condos in Aventura, Sunny Isles, Brickell / Downtown and South Florida as a whole. You can rest assured that with him as your broker, every aspect of your search, transaction, and ownership will be covered - from market and pricing analysis to staging and marketing, construction and renovation, property and rental management. Michael also partners with the best attorneys, lenders, contractors, designers and other specialists who help streamline the real estate process. 

November Events
Miami Book Fair International
November 1 7 - 24
Miami Dade College, Miami, FL

Miami proudly hosts the annual Miami Book Fair International, one of the country’s premier literary events. More than 450 authors visit for readings and discussions of their work. The walkable Street Fair also includes antiquarians, illustrators, publishers and authors onsite. Founded in 1984, each year the Book Fair includes celebrity authors and literary juggernauts who visit to enjoy Miami’s brisk November weather and celebrate literature new and old.
Music in the Isles
November 16
Gateway Park
Sunny Isles Beach, FL

Previously the Sunny Isles Beach Jazz Fest, Music in the Isles features three-time Grammy Award winning artist, Jon Secada, held on November 16th at Gateway Park. This live concert celebrates a variety of genres and styles, which encapsulate the spirit of Sunny Isles Beach. It takes place from 7 p.m.- 10 p.m. in a scenic outdoor performance area. General admission is $15 and reserved seating is $30 per person.
NASCAR Ford Championship Weekend
November 15 - 17
Homestead-Miami Speedway
Homestead, FL

Rev up your engines for the NASCAR Ford Championship Weekend at the Homestead-Miami Speedway. The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series championship Ford EcoBoost 400 will name three champions over the multi-day event. More than 200 countries can watch on television as the event is broadcast - but you can be there in person! It all comes down to the 2019 Ford EcoBoost 400 on November 17th. Tickets start at $55 per person for Grandstand tickets and special ticketing opportunities like pre-race pit passes are available.
Celebrity Soccer Match
November 23
North Beach Bandshell
North Miami Beach, FL

For an afternoon of fun in the sun, celebrity watching and supporting a good cause, buy your tickets for the Celebrity Soccer Match benefiting Best Buddies on Saturday, November 23 on the North Beach Bandshell. Models, athletes, influencers and comedians will compete alongside their buddies to raise money for this great cause.
November 28
Various Locations
South Florida, FL

Gobble gobble! Give thanks at Miami’s fine restaurants many of which are hosting special brunches and dinners to celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday. Search our site for great restaurants to visit on Turkey Day and check out What to do in Miami for Thanksgiving.
Thank You
to our sponsors
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Concierge Birthdays

11/04 John Lenis, Muse Condo
11/05 Denitsa Koleva, Fontainebleau
11/06 Wendy Finot, Dream Hotel
11/09 Esteban Rodriguez, Cadillac Hotel
11/11 Tatiana Echeverri, Penninsula Condo
11/12 Sanya Blumberg, Nobu Eden Roc
11/13 Fernando Valverde, Continuum
11/14 John Durham, The Hotel

11/15 Julio Rivera, Delano
11/17 Edgar Nieto, Gale South Beach
11/18 Fabio Ladino, Nautilus
11/22 Ken Paul Agravante, Shore Club
11/23 Yuri Nacimiento, Grand Beach Hotel
11/25 Martin Padron, InterContinental
11/27 Nicole Sabbion, Fontainebleau
11/28 Mariano Carron, Sagamore

Miami Heat (NBA)
vs. New Orleans
11/16: 8:00pm

vs. Cleveland
11/20: 7:30pm

vs. Charlotte
11/25: 7:30pm

vs. Golden State
11/29: 8:00pm

Miami Dolphins (NFL)
vs. Buffalo
11/17: 1:00pm

Florida Panthers (NHL)
vs. New York
11/16: 7:00pm

vs. Philadelphia
11/19: 7:00pm

vs. Anaheim
11/21: 7:00pm

vs. Buffalo
11/24: 5:00pm

vs. Nashville
11/30: 7:00pm
Arts & Concerts

Adrienne Arsht
Performing Arts Center
1300 Biscayne Blvd.
Miami, FL 33132
South Florida Concert Venues
AmericanAirlines Arena
BB&T Center
Cruzan Amphitheatre
Bayfront Park
Fillmore Miami Beach
Hard Rock Stadium
South Florida's Newest Restaurants to Try

La Piment
864 Commerce St
Miami Beach, FL 33139

True Saint Barthelemy insiders, Mimi and Greg are two food and hospitality lovers. They created in ... the restaurant "Le Piment Saint Barth". The gastro-pub become one of the places to be in a small French island of Saint Barthelemy. At "Le Piment" you can laugh, talk and drink in a friendly environment accompanied by tasty food and delicious drinks from breakfast to dinner. With Pierrot, their old and close friend from Saint Barth, the family decided to create and to open "Le Piment Miami Beach".

Papi Steak
736 1st St
Miami Beach, FL 33139

David Grutman continues his quest to take over Miami’s culinary scene with the debut of his latest restaurant, Papi Steak. The spot has already become a celeb favorite (J. Lo and Drake have already been spotted) but what keeps guests coming back is the steak. The kosher-friendly menu offers items like wagyu pastrami, Maine lobster, chicken schnitzel, mac ’n cheese, latkes, and of course, the namesake Papi Steak.

Sala'o Cuban Bar & Pescaderia
1642 SW 8th Street
Miami, FL 33135

The name "Sala’o" comes from the classic novel The Old Man and the Sea. Hemingway spent many years in Cuba, which inspired Mena and Rodriguez to create an eatery that pays homage to the writer.

Cuban chef Jorge Mas, who formerly worked in the Cayman Islands, Barceloneta, and NIU Kitchen, to create the dishes using daily Florida catches made with traditional Caribbean and Cuban flavors.
Wall of Fame

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Wendy Finot
Dream Hotel

Extremely kind, helpful, nice staff specially concierge staff (Wendy) was so helpful and nice that words are not enough.

Shore Club

In our 2nd day of vacation, my wife lost her phone and became very upset, due to all the valuable information plus precious family pictures. We saw Vachira at her work, and my wife spoke to her for help to use the phone to try to find hers. Vachira went more than the extra mile to help my wife to find her phone and helped her to go together to the last places my wife and I been there, she walked with her in the rain, and then got the Hotel Car to pick up the phone, she even tipped the driver on our behalf. What Vachira did is beyond what every one can do now a days to help others. God Bless her, her approach to manage the issue and her behaviour is indication of good leadership.

Amelia Nunez

A big thanks to Amelia from concierge who help me to do a beautiful surprise to my wife.

Charlie Phynes Garcia

But what sealed the deal for me was their concierge, Charlote "Charlie". She was fabulous. Since I did book this trip last minute, I hadn't had any time to plan any activities. She was a lifesaver! Everything she recommended was great!
SFCA President & CEO: Miguel Pena
Editor: Joey Oros
We hope that you enjoyed this edition of The Maestro.