Dec 20, 2011

Miami Socialholic: Celebrity Sightings

We were thrilled to meet Chef Geoffrey Zakarian– winner of Iron Chef Super Chefs last Sunday, during brunch at his South Beach restaurant, the Tudor House, housed in the Dream Hotel.  Zakarian was welcoming and posed for photos with guests who enjoyed stellar menu items including:   truffle scrambled eggs, spaghetti and meatballs, stone crabs, a perfect frittata and selections from the dessert cart dubbed the “dessert dim sum cart.”  Every single bite was as delightful as the chef/owner himself.  Also in attendance for Sunday brunch (which is also served on Saturdays) were South Beach Wine and Food Festival founder, Lee Brian Schrager and famed DJs, Andrew and Andrew.

Also at the Dream Hotel, is Highbar, where nearly 1,000 people attended Playboy’s Soiree D’Art, which transitioned into Nur Khan’s pop-up lounge, Electric Room.  Notable guests in attendance included: supermodel May Andersen, designers Dean and Dan Caten, Dallas socialite Matt Nordgren, Mercedes Kilmer, Fabiola Beracasa and several well-known artists. 

Chef Aaron Sanchez of Food Network’s hit series, Chopped and Heat Seekersdined at Sugarcaneraw bar grill a few days ago. The young TV star chatted with executive chef Timon Balloo, who made Sanchez try his chicken neck dish. Sanchez said he had a great time and loved everything he tasted. Also at the Midtown hotspot Tuesday was artist Romero Britto who ate, drank and relaxed on the sidewalk café for a few hours.

At Sushi Samba Dromo on Saturday, Alex Rodriguez stopped by for casual lunch. The baseball star, who was by himself, frequents the restaurant and is reportedly consistently friendly and polite to staff. 

Actress Jane Seymour, designers Juan Carlos Arcila-Duque, Vincenzo Avanzato, Lars Bolander, Tamzin Greenhill, Wade Allyn Hallock, Larry Laslo, Lynda Murray, Mario Nievera & Keith Williams, James Wall, and Deborah Wecselman joined ELLE Decor editor-in-chief Michael Boodrofor the grand opening event of the ELLE Décor Showhouse at the Paramount Hotel on December 2. 

Also on December 2, Dean & Dan Caten, designers of DSQUARED², and Stephen Gan, Editor-In-Chief of VMAN magazine, hosted a private cocktail dinner at the Webster.  Attendees included: Cecilia Dean, Renzo Rosso, Naomi Campbell, Bruce Weber, Dwyane Wade, Gina Gerson, Lily Donaldson, Stella Schnabel, Eva Chow, Leigh Lezark, Greg Krelestein, Geordon Nichol, Derek Blasberg, Ladyfag, Laure Heriard Dubreuil, Lady Victoria Hervey, Maurizio Marcolin, Andres Velencoso, and, Miguel Iglesias.  Guests styled in DSQUARED2: Stella Schnabel, Lady Victoria Hervery, Ladyfag, Jilian Sanz, and Miguel Iglesias.

The White Cube party at the Soho Beach House had its fair share of fabulous people on November 29. Guests included Damien Hirst, Angel Otero, Giovanna Battaglia, Vladimir Restoin-Roitfeld, Alessandra Codinha, Antony Genn, Casey Fremont, Jeremy Kost, Vikram Chatwal, Jazzy de Lisser, and Harif Guzman.

Architect-turned-designer John Brevard recently unveiled his premiere jewelry collection and a sneak preview of the highly anticipated John Brevard 2012 Shoe Line, featuring the “Dripping Shoe” from theMorphogen series.  Guests in attendance included Victoria’s Secret and Christian Dior model Marta Lynchnuk, model Karina Gubanova, owner of BLO Blow Dry Bar Kailey MagderPaola Rengifo of la Design Studio.

Janet Jackson dined at Zuma after her concert on Monday night.

Michael Jordan was spotted at STK over the weekend.