Monday, September 20, 2010

RACKS Downtown Eatery + Tavern Sets the Standard at Tastemakers

a person or thing that establishes or strongly influences what is considered to be stylish, acceptable, or worthwhile in a given sphere of interest

Given this definition, we’d have to give it to RACKS Downtown Eatery + Tavern as the tastemaker of Tastemakers, a two-day progressive tasting that took place at Boca Raton’s Mizner Park on September 14 and 15.

For $25, guests were able to participate in this foodie free-for-all, sampling cocktails and food pairings from ten of Mizner Park’s establishments. RACKS Downtown Eatery + Tavern offered its addictive Cedar Salmon “Chips,” topped with red onion, crisp capers, egg whites, chives, and double whipped cream cheese, paired with a smooth Classic Sidecar, recipe below.

Classic Side Car
1.5 oz Cognac
.75 oz Cointreau
.75 oz fresh lemon juice
Lemon twist

Friday, September 10, 2010

“Amazonia” All-White Labor Day Event at Il Bacio Brings Out Gab’s Wild Side

This Labor Day weekend, the Gab Group transformed Il Bacio into an electric jungle of blacklight illuminations for Amazonia, the ultimate end-of-summer tribal celebration. Every detail was conceptualized to create a mesmerizing and glow-in-the-dark adult playground, including hypnotic glow-in-the-dark bubbles and cocktails.
Event guests lit up the night in all-white attire, transfixed by exotic entertainment like voodoo stilt walkers, tropical parrots, a whip-cracking, heart-stopping fire show, and the finale, the area’s first glow-in-the-dark body paint fashion show.

More than 900 of Palm Beach’s movers and shakers watched fashion models come alive as moving neon art canvases, depicting painted wild jungle creatures through the designs of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue body paint artist. Fluorescent-eyed tigers, shimmering peacocks and jewel-toned tree frogs and butterflies seemed to float across the stage as the models made their way down the catwalk to the ambient sounds of DJ Brett the Hitman.

AMAZONIA was not only the place to be this weekend, but set the tone for the extraordinary parties to come at Il Bacio this event season!

Special thanks to Paradise Salon & Spa. Hair by Tatianah of Bella Reina International.