Tuesday, November 23, 2010

A Pinker Shade of Green at the Crossroads Financial 3rd Annual Golf Tournament

Crossroads Financial, LLC, donated more than $3,000 to The Connie J. Goodale Breast Cancer Foundation after the company’s third annual golf fundraiser held at Boca Raton's prestigious Broken Sound Golf and Country Club.

Held Friday, Nov. 12, golfers dined on a gourmet lunch assortment before hitting the green, where they networked and golfed on the Five Star Platinum Club of America course. Golfers enjoyed the clear November weather and kept cool with plenty of Budweiser and Michelob Ultra, plus tastings by the Blue Martini girls.

Later in the evening, auctioneer David Weiss led the live auction, raising excitement for exclusive items and experiences. Sport buffs bid on an autographed Muhammad Ali photo and a Mickey Mantle-signed baseball bat, both courtesy of sports Immortals, and a chance to see Lebron, Wade and Bosh at any Heat game of the year with four eighth-row tix.

Amazing experience packages entitled bidders to fighter pilot training, private surfing lessons, fishing trips out of Islamorada, and a day behind the wheel of a NASCAR race car. There were plenty of golfer getaways, including a golf foursome at the Boca Resort & Club and a luxe stay at the Omphoy (yes, please!).

Bidders doing some holiday shopping chose from a Fender guitar signed by all members of Creed (complete with backstage passes), premium Italian scooters, necklaces from celebrity jeweler Jennifer Zeuner, and a trio of adorable puppies from Love My Puppy in Mizner Park.

Our always-fabulous sponsors helped make the event a success, with hot cars from Millenium International and cool cocktails from 4 Orange Premium Vodka (the world’s first and only vodka created from pure oranges!). Sobieski, Mamajuama Rum, Budweiser, Michelob Ultra, and Blue Martini also gave generous alcohol contributions, and renowned restaurant establishments, including the just-launched Deck 84, Il Bacio Delray and RA Sushi Bar Restaurant, supported the cause with gift certificates.

Proceeds exclusively benefitted The Connie J. Goodale Breast Cancer Foundation, the only 501 (c)3 organization in South Florida that provides direct financial assistance to breast cancer patients who qualify. For more information, visit http://www.conniefoundation.org/.  

Crossroads Financial, LLC, http://www.crossroadsfc.com/, provides a combination of products unique to the finance industry. By providing both inventory and purchase order funding, Crossroads Financial offers a one-stop shop for client prospect to maximize their growth and working capital availability.

See you next year at the 4th Annual Crossroads Golf Tournament!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Piñon Grill Opens Its Doors to Gab VIPs for Grand Opening Celebration

Piñon Grill may have officially opened today, but 700 lucky Gab VIPs caught a glimpse of Boca Raton’s most buzzed-about contemporary dining concept during Friday night’s Grand Opening Party.

From 7 to 11 p.m., guests enjoyed an open bar and generous menu samplings prepared by Executive Chef Rick Schwager, including Lobster and Crab Ceviche, Braised Boneless Short Rib, Jumbo Shrimp Spring Roll, and Prime Burger Sliders.

Throughout the evening, guests sipped in style at the illuminated bar and lounge area with a complimentary assortment of classic cocktails, Merlot, Chardonnay, and specialty Piñon-ritas and Cosmopolitans.

The striking décor elements were an ongoing topic of conversation, from the exquisite bronzed piñon tree sculptures, to wood-carved Native American dancers silhouetted against ‘living art’ glass, to a striking collection of paintings by conceptual artist Marcia K. Moore.

Now that Piñon Grill is open for lunch and dinner, we can’t wait to go back and experience their entire New American menu (we already fell in love with the Lobster Penne Pasta with Brie Sauce at a special tasting, and the White Chocolate Bread Pudding, Peanut Butter Pie, and flourless chocolate & “cherried” waffle with ice cream are to die for!).

Piñon Grill

The Terrace at Town Center
6000 Glades Road in Boca Raton

Brunch is served Sunday from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

For reservations please call 561-391-7770 or visit http://www.opentable.com/.
For more information, visit http://www.piñongrill.com/.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Il Bacio’s Purgatory Party Takes Over Atlantic Avenue on Halloween Weekend

A thousand guests joined Gab at Il Bacio Restaurant & Lounge for Purgatory, the largest and most over-the-top Halloween party Atlantic Ave has ever seen!

First stop: Ketel One's tasting station, where we were tempted by a trio of sinfully delicious cocktails and a sculptured ice luge. Then, flames flew as demonesque fire performers lit up the night sky and aerialists dangled from the stage in all-night spellbinding performances.

As always, DJ Brett the Hitman and DJ OD Blaze kept the crowd moving at South Florida’s largest entertainment venue - Lady Gaga danced with an Avatar Navi, Snooki danced with the Mad Hatter, and a robot...did the robot. While we took a break from dancing, the chef surprised us with amazing San Marzano, Mozzarella and Basil Pizza and a couple bowls of Il Bacio’s seriously addicting Truffle Mac ‘n Cheese. Good thing - After all-day décor setup, one bowl definitely wouldn’t have satisfied our appetite!

How did you costume it up this Halloween?

Il Bacio Restaurant & Lounge

29 SE 2nd Avenue
Just off of Atlantic Avenue
Delray Beach
Tel: 561-865-7785
Visit: http://www.ilbacioofdelray.com/