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Try your hand at these summery sips…

Miami Beach St-Germain
From Lobster Bar Sea Grille

In a glass, combine 1-1/2 ounces St-Germain and 2 ounces Champagne. Then top it off with 2 ounces soda water and stir with a barspoon. Garnish with a lemon twist.

Jazz Fest
From Gérard Bertrand

In a pot over low heat, pour a bottle of Gérard Bertrand Rivesaltes Ambré and reduce by 1/3. While simmering, infuse a few thyme leaves for about 12 minutes. Once reduction is made, add 7 ounces of crushed strawberries, then put it in the fridge for 12 hours to allow the strawberries to infuse. After 12 hours, filter the concoction. In a red wine glass with ice, add 1 ounce of Gérard Bertrand Elixir de Cigalus, 1/2 ounce of Gérard Bertrand Code Rouge, and the reduction mixture until the glass is filled. Finish with lemon zest and garnish with thyme.

24 Karrots
From Hakkasan

In a shaker, combine 1 ounce carrot juice, 1 ounce cinnamon syrup, 3/4 ounce lime juice, and 1-1/2 ounce Zunte mezcal. Add ice and shake. Double strain into a coupe glass. Garnish with a lime wheel.

Framboise Smash
From BLT Prime

In a tin shaker, muddle 5 raspberries, then add 2 ounces Woodford Reserve bourbon, 1 ounce lime juice, and 1/2 ounce simple syrup. Give it four good shakes, then strain it over ice in a collins glass. Garnish with rosemary and one raspberry.

By DiningOut Staff

The summer season may almost be over, but mango season in tropical South Florida is in full swing. Though incredibly delicious when enjoyed straight from the tree, our city’s top chefs and barkeeps have mastered their own unique preparations of South Florida’s prized stone fruit. We’ve rounded up the best mango dishes and cocktails in Miami for your fruit-loving epicurean adventures.

Hakkasan {4441 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach; 305.538.2000}

The upscale Chinese eatery at the Fontainebleau incorporates this Miami staple into The Golden Buddha made with Cazadores Reposado tequila, agave syrup, lime juice, mango juice, and muddled chili.

The Golden Buddha

Jaya at The Setai {2001 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach; 855.923.7899}

A cathedral of Asian and Indian dining at The Setai is Jaya helmed by Chef Viijay Veena. He incorporates this tangy fruit into the Yellowtail Mango Roll made with yellowtail, scallions, local neighborhood mango, and sushi rice.

Yellowtail Mango Roll

Los Fuegos by Francis Mallmann {3201 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach; 786.655.5600}

Argentine super chef Francis Mallmann is the mastermind behind this gaucho-inspired restaurant at the posh Faena Miami Beach. As such, expect rustic Argentine and Patagonian specialties like Oxtail Croquettes and Tortilla de Papa for appetizers. But it’s the desserts that keep things tropical with the vanilla profiterole with grilled mango.


26 Sushi & Tapas {9487 Harding Avenue, Surfside; 305.570.2626}

Since 2014, 26 Sushi & Tapas has remained one of the Miami dining scene’s best kept secrets. The Latin-Asian fusion eatery is a 100 percent certified kosher restaurant serving the vibrant, flavorful Japanese-Peruvian cuisine known as Nikkei. But those in the know—kosher or otherwise—have embraced the restaurant for its casually chic ambience, wallet-friendly pricing, and delicious cuisine. Now, in celebration of Miami’s everlasting summer, the restaurant unveils a refreshed menu featuring creative additions to abundant offerings perfect for the season. The Sushi Sandwich, meant to be eaten with the hands, consists of salmon, mango, avocado, scallion, and dynamite sauce, layered between “slices” of pressed rice, served with guava dipping sauce.

The Sushi Sandwich

By Sara Liss, contributing writer

The latest room package includes up to three complimentary Miami Spice meals

Miami Spice is an exciting time in the Magic City. Giving locals and visitors yet another reason to check out Miami’s mouthwatering restaurant scene, these tasty two months of the year are when the city’s most popular, and often most expensive, restaurants offer three-course lunch, brunch, and dinner menus for just $23 and $39 per person, respectively. This year, guests can couple Miami’s most iconic restaurant deal with its most iconic hotel! Thanks to the Fontainebleau Miami Beach’s new Spice & Stay Package, you have no reason not to indulge in both.

Fontainebleau Miami Beach {4441 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach; 800.548.8886}

The deal is simple: Stay at the Fontainebleau between August 15 and September 30, and for every night you stay, you’ll get a free Miami Spice dinner for two at Scarpetta by Scott Conant, StripSteak by Michael Mina, or Hakkasan. These are the hotel’s three signature restaurants, and where you choose to take advantage of the deal is completely up to you. In addition to meals, you’ll get an Ocean View room or higher, complimentary overnight valet for one vehicle, and a copy of the “Little Bleau Book”—which offers coupons and savings throughout the hotel—when you check in. The best part? Rooms start at just $249 a night.*

MIAMI SPICE CUISINE

As it goes every year, the Miami Spice 2019 offerings at the Fontainebleau Miami Beach won’t disappoint. Guests of Scarpetta, the hotel’s world-renowned destination for Italian fine dining, can choose from options like its famous Spaghetti, Mediterranean Octopus with smoked crema, and the Amedei Bar dessert with a hazelnut crunch, passion fruit, and praline ice cream. If a steak dinner is more your style, StripSteak by Michael Mina will offer choices like “Instant Bacon”—braised pork belly with smoked pineapple and radish salad—Salmon Bourguignon, the 8-ounce Moyer Farms Filet Mignon with a charred onion soubise, and housemade Key Lime Pie with a blackberry-ginger frozen yogurt.

Mediterranean Octopus at Scarpetta

The best Miami Spice offer of all, however, is undoubtedly at Hakkasan. Both the lunch and dinner menu requires a two-guest minimum, and for good reason: all appetizers and entrées are brought to the table and served family-style, so guests get a taste of everything on the menu. On weekends, Miami Spice ties in with the restaurant’s popular Dim Sum Lunch, serving top dishes like Hakkasan’s Dim Sum Basket, Sautéed Shanghai Pak Choi with Mushroom, and Stir-Fry Udon Noodles with Duck and Black Pepper. On the dinner menu, find plates like Beef Fried Brown Rice, Sautéed Diced Chicken in a black pepper sauce, and Steamed Snapper with green ginger. Both menus let guests pick their choice of an individual dessert, either the Mango Custard with coconut sorbet or the Black Sesame Cheesecake with blackberry yuzu sherbet. 

Dim Sum Basket at Hakkasan

Miami Spice dinner menus will be available at Scarpetta by Scott Conant, StripSteak by Michael Mina, and Hakkasan every night of the week. Hakkasan will also offer a Miami Spice lunch menu on Saturdays and Sundays only.

*In order to take advantage of this deal, bookings must be made before September 30 and stays must happen between August 15 and September 30. Each stay can only be a maximum of three nights. Bookings can be made here. Use the promo code “SPICESTAY” to get the deal. Blackout dates: August 30-31, September 1, and September 22-23. Nightly room rates exclude tax and gratuity.

By Jennifer Agress, contributing writer

Miami Spice lunch deals you can’t refuse

It’s lunchtime in Miami! So where do you go? From August 1 to September 30, these restaurants promise the best bang for your Miami Spice buck. 

Plant Miami

Plant Miami {105 Northeast 24 Street, Wynwood; 305.814.5365}

Don’t let the word “plant” deter you—Plant Miami serves flavorful plant-based cuisine like you’ve never had before! The appetizer options include Smashed Avocado with cilantro and sunflower chia seed crisps, soup, or the Som Tam Salad with green papaya and housemade sesame-ginger dressing. After that, move on to mains like Kale & Avocado Salad, Sesame Ginger Noodles, or the Rainbowl with sprouted beans, quinoa, tahini, eggplant, kimchi, and a red pepper-tahini dressing. Round out the meal on a sweet note with a surprise from Pastry Chef Veronica Manolizi: Cheesecake inspired by the season’s best flavors.

Plant Miami’s Miami Spice lunch menu will be available Monday through Friday.

Novikov Miami {300 South Biscayne Boulevard, Downtown Miami; 305.489.1000}

When it comes to Miami Spice, this snazzy London transplant won’t disappoint. Head to Novikov Miami for lunch and take advantage of its varied menu. Think: appetizers like Spicy Salmon Maki, Wild Baby Squid, and Saffron and Sweetcorn Dim Sum, followed by Robata Salmon, Black Bean Chicken, Pork Ribs with ginger and sesame, or Vegetarian Singapore Noodle for your main dish. Desserts like Key Lime Tapioca and Umeshu Black Forest are different enough to satisfy every palate, bringing Novikov’s Miami Spice lunch menu to ten options in total.

Novikov’s Miami Spice lunch menu will be available Sunday through Friday.

Hakkasan {4441 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach; 786.276.1388}

Dim sum lunch is the best lunch—and Hakkasan whips enough up for two. During Miami Spice, head to the iconic Fontainebleau Miami Beach and enjoy a family-style lunch that begins with a dim sum basket of Chinese Chive Shrimp Dumplings, Spinach Beef Shui Mai with Crab Roe, and Seared Foie Gras Chicken Dumplings. Next up, indulge in plates of Baked Spicy Chicken Thigh with Cumin, Sautéed Shanghai Pak Choi with Mushroom, and Stir-Fry Udon Noodles with Duck and Black Pepper, also served family-style. End the meal with your choice of Mango Custard or Black Sesame Cheesecake, and you’re in for a treat.

Hakkasan’s Miami Spice lunch menu will be available on Saturday and Sunday only.

Boulud Sud Miami {255 Biscayne Boulevard Way, Downtown Miami; 305.421.8800}

Located on the bottom floor of the JW Marriott Marquis, Daniel Boulud’s coastal Mediterranean eatery, Boulud Sud, offers an expansive Miami Spice menu that brings out the flavors of Spain, Italy, Greece, Turkey, France, and more. Start with appetizers like Corn Soup or the “Horiatiki” Classic Greek Salad, and move on to your choice of Grilled Skirt Steak with mejadra rice, Branzino a la Plancha, Moroccan Shakshouka with a soft-poached hen egg, or Chicken Souvlaki with pita and tzatziki. Don’t leave without dessert, which is an absolute must here. Choose from Torrijas with a berry compote and sangría sorbet, Double Chocolate Mousse Cake, or Tiramisu Sundae with ladyfingers and coffee gelato.  

By Jennifer Agress, contributing writer

Bleau Bar

Looking for a new Friday night date idea? Well, look no further than our own backyard—at the iconic Fontainebleau Miami Beach {4441 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach; 305.538.2000}. With 11 restaurants, eateries, and bars to choose from, just hop in the car, head to Miami’s most popular hotel, hand your keys to valet, and make a night of it… a whole night.

For a date that’s fun, fancy, and delicious, follow this guide for a Fontainebleau bar crawl like you’ve never had before:

Go early, and start with Day Drinking at Bleau Bar

We won’t judge you for actually day drinking, but this time, we’re referring to one of Bleau Bar’s best summer cocktails. As the saying goes, it’s 5 o’clock somewhere, so grab your sweetheart and head to the Fontainebleau right after work. The first place you’ll see when you walk in is Bleau Bar, so belly up and order two Day Drinking cocktails: it’s a mix of Pavan Liqueur de France, Whispering Angel rosé, lychee purée, and a mint and fruit garnish. Just remember to sip it slowly… after all, it is meant to be something you drink all day long.

Move on to Talladega Days at Hakkasan

Shake n’ Bake! This Talladega Days cocktail is just what you need for a hot summer night. Hakkasan is a world-renowned hotspot, and its talented team of bartenders spare no luxury in this mix of Corzo Tequila Silver, Cointreau, orange and pineapple juices, and guava purée. Throw in a hint of Filthy Black Cherry Syrup, garnish it with a fresh orchid, and drink up. Ricky Bobby!

Indulge in a Vita di Luxuary at Scarpetta

You’ve had a couple light drinks, and now it’s time to move on to the serious stuff: like this Vita di Luxuary cocktail. Part Sauternes Wine, Spring gin, Domain de Canton, lime juice, and hibiscus syrup, this drink will taste delicious when you pair it with Scott Conant’s famous spaghetti (which we also won’t judge you for ordering). The Hibiscus blossom and citrus foam garnish? Well, that just adds more pizzazz.

Finish the night with a Perfect Hemingway Daiquiri at StripSteak by Michael Mina

There’s nothing more “Florida” than this Perfect Hemingway Daiquiri: two kinds of Diplomatico Reserva rum, grapefruit juice, simple syrup, Luxardo Maraschino, and one Amarena cherry. To really treat your special someone, pair it with a sweet slice of key lime pie with caramelized honey, graham cracker crust, and lemongrass sherbet. It’s also very “Florida.”

Happy dining!

By Jennifer Agress | Miami Editor

Fontainebleau

Fontainebleau by Fontainebleau

From its crisp white walls to its ocean-facing curves, the pulsing neon of its club to the refined elegance of its food, Fontainebleau is a modern marvel.

But this Miami landmark is no creation of the early aughts; its origins date back to 1954, when a modest 520 rooms housed guests in a hotel a third the size of Fontainebleau’s current property. In 1978, real estate mogul Stephen Muss bought the property and hired Hilton to manage it. It was only in 2008 when the now-majestic hotel really began to take form under direction from developer Jeffrey Soffer.

The first addition to the property was the Versailles Tower, adding 380 rooms. Then came two more towers, bringing the grand total to 1,504 rooms—the most of any property in greater Miami. While the additions were designed to modernize Fontainebleau with updated design and top-of-the-line amenities, they also stayed true to the property’s designation as a historic landmark. Thanks to this architectural foresight, guests can now enjoy the best of midcentury modern and 2016 aesthetics in the same space.

Not surprisingly, the renovation brought with it several brand new restaurants and serious culinary talent. Grounded in authentic Chinese cuisine, Hakkasan is what Vice President of Culinary Operations Thomas Connell calls a “concept-driven, not chef-driven, restaurant.” But guests can also find the culinary genius of celebrity chefs employed with panache, notably in Michael Mina 74, a casual American concept; Stripsteak by Michael Mina—a steak-centric Mina creation; and Scarpetta, the regional Italian inspiration of James Beard Award- winning Chef Scott Conant.

Unlike other hotel properties, where leased space leaves restaurants to their own devices, Fontainebleau has crafted a brilliant support structure that balances the experience of celebrity chefs Mina and Conant with Connell’s daily oversight and the innovation of each concept’s head chef. Thanks to recent additions to the hotel, the chefs can also lean on a full suite of onsite facilities—including banquet halls, a bakery, expansive storage, space for onsite butchery, and other research and development facilities.

“Fontainebleau’s unique model for collaboration works when you have common vision between founding chefs and property staff,” Connell says. “We always have open dialogue, and the chefs are onsite at least monthly so that they can interact with guests and review their concepts.” Thanks to this approach, nearly every concept on the property is leading its respective empire in revenue—while helping to define Miami as a culinary destination.

“Michael Mina 74 leads the brand,” Vice President of Food and Beverage Joshua Summers says. “And Hakkasan—which we brought over from London—outperforms all other Hakkasan locations. That’s because Chef Connell’s skills keep menus fresh and focused.”

Part of that focus is keen attention to sourcing. The chefs’ collaboration has ensured that only the best ingredients find their way into the hotel’s restaurants—including fish caught off the hotel’s boat, meat sourced fresh daily, and produce picked within miles of Fontainebleau.

Another perk of having top-notch restaurants in the same hotel: custom dining itineraries. “You can be here for days and not leave the property,” Summers says. Guests often craft their own hours-long enjoyment of Fontainebleau’s culinary talent, stretching from Champagne at Michael Mina 74 to light seafood indulgences at Scarpetta, to continental steak entrées at StripSteak. Some lucky diners have even been invited to the onsite pâtisserie, where they can pick and choose chocolate indulgences from the hotel’s pastry case.

Supposing loyal diners are keen on learning the ins and outs of Scarpetta’s pasta, or the secrets to pairing wine with steak, Fontainebleau also offers classes open to the public. Interested foodies can even have classes and events customized to fit their interests—and with such a diversity of concepts, the theme can be almost anything.

“Our culinary offerings are truly the majesty of Fontainebleau,” Summers says. It helps, of course, that the luxurious property is steps away from the deep blue ocean, and that there seems to be no limit to the talent and potential within its walls. If Fontainebleau aims to elevate Miami dining—indeed, to redefine it—it’s well on its way.

Dining Highlights at Fontainebleau

Stripsteak: For something a bit different, be sure to try the Japanese Whisky Ceremony— perfect for whisky aficionados and novices alike. Multiple varieties of Japanese whisky are brought to your table and your server will guide you to the whisky that most suits your taste. They then perfume the glass with ingredients and aromas naturally found in the whisky. Participants complete the ceremony with a luscious taste of the whisky they prefer.

28oz Dry-Aged Bone-In Rib-Eye—If you’re coming to StripSteak, this most regal of steaks is not to be missed. Dry-aged in the restaurant’s own butcher shop to enhance the flavor and tenderness, the rib-eye is then grilled over a wood-burning grill to perfection. The result is a beautifully marbled, tender steak that you will never forget.

Tuna Tartare—A classic featured at many Michael Mina restaurants, the Tuna Tartare is one of the property’s best-selling dishes. Spicy and sweet play well together in this blockbuster dish; sushi-grade tuna is mixed tableside with garlic, chile, and Asian pear for the perfect balance of flavors.

Hakkasan: Opt for the carefully curated dishes and drinks on the $45 three-course dim sum lunch menu—from authentic Peking Duck combined with caviar, to the crafted cocktails and eclectic wines. Don’t miss the the Smoky Negroni Cocktail, either. Must-try dishes include Pepper Steak and Honey Sea Bass.

Michael Mina 74: This is undoubtedly one of the best places in the city for innovative cocktails; there are three mixed drinks on tap, three barrel-aged concoctions, and three carbonated creations, all made in-house. Plus, you can enjoy the seafood cart filled with bounty from the hotel’s own boat. Necessary menu indulgences: Ahi Tuna Poppers and the Dry-Aged Steak Burger with American cheese.

To learn more about Fontainebleau, its amenities, and the many dining possibilities on property, visit fontainebleau.co

Fontainebleau new years

New Year’s is quickly approaching. Have you made your plans yet?

Whether you’re looking for a happening celebration that continues into the wee hours of the morning or a low-key evening of great food, drinks, and close friends, Fontainebleau Miami Beach {4441 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach; 305.535.3283} has you covered.

The Weekend & KYGO Poolside Party: Tickets are still available for the hippest New Year’s celebration in town, when Fontainebleau welcomes music sensation The Weeknd and EDM superstar KYGO to its incredible pools for a night of drinking and dancing. Tickets start at $325 per person and all packages include premium open bar from 9pm until midnight. Click here for tickets and information.

StripSteak by Michael Mina: Fontainebleau’s newest restaurant by celebrity chef Michael Mina is offering a four-course prix-fixe menu. A vegetarian menu is also available.
First Seating (6-7:30pm): $195 per person
Second Seating (8:30-10pm): $295 per person

Hakkasan: Fontainebleau’s modern Chinese restaurant will be offering a four-course prix-fixe menu that begins with a family-style Dim Sum Platter. A vegetarian menu is also available.
First Seating (6-7:30pm): $195 per person
Second Seating (8-10pm): $295 per person

ScarpettaChef Scott Conant’s AAA Four Diamond award-winning restaurant will be offering a delectable four-course prix-fixe menu. A vegetarian menu is also available.
First Seating (6-7:30pm): $195 per person
Second Seating (8-10pm): $295 per person

Michael Mina 74The chic, yet laid-back contemporary American bistro will be serving a limited football menu from 11am-4pm and offering a three-course prix-fixe menu from 6-11pm for $150 per person.

All prices are exclusive of tax and gratuity.

—Sherri Balefsky | Miami Editor

pink building 2

For the seventh year in a row, the iconic Fontainebleau Miami Beach {4441 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach} is partnering with Susan G. Komen of Miami/Fort Lauderdale for the Bleau Goes Pink campaign, a month-long event in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

On October 1, Fontainebleau President and COO Philip Goldfarb initiated the pink illumination of the hotel’s Chateau Tower, which will remain pink from dusk until 10pm nightly throughout October. The hotel is also featuring special spa treatments at Lapis Spa, specialty merchandise from its retail locations, and—our favorite part—delicious prix-fixe menus at its signature restaurants.

Here’s how you can help:

Dine for the Cure
Enjoy specialty prix-fixe menus for $55 a person at Hakkasan, Scarpetta, Michael Mina 74, and StripSteak by Michael Mina; $5 from every cover will be donated to Susan G. Komen Miami/Fort Lauderdale. Click here to view the complete prix-fixe menus. Chez Bon Bon is also offering pink desserts and treats, including strawberry éclairs, raspberry macaroon tarts, pink cotton candy, strawberry gelato, and pink velvet cupcakes.

Chez Bon Bon 3

Spa for the Cure
Reserve a Bleau Ocean Luxury treatment and Lapis Spa will donate $10 for every treatment to Susan G. Komen Miami/Fort Lauderdale.

Shop for the Cure
Purchase a limited-edition pink Lokai bracelet for $18 at Morris & Co.; $1 from each bracelet sold will be donated to Susan G. Komen Miami/Fort Lauderdale. Or, stop the Lapis spa retail shop to purchase a breast cancer awareness braider bracelet by Lisa Schwartz Jewelry for $30, $10 of which will be donated to the charity.

By Sherri Balefsky | Miami Editor

hakkasan

When it comes to Chinese food in Miami, it really doesn’t get much better than Hakkasan {4441 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach; 877.326.7412}, the AAA Four Diamond restaurant that’s often cited as one of the top 50 restaurants in the entire world.

Just one of several signature restaurants at the trendy Fontainebleau hotel, Hakkasan stays relevant and popular with its cool, low-lit vibe and its mix of authentic Cantonese cuisine and traditional dim sum, offered every evening and for lunch during the weekends. And, starting next week, Hakkasan will present a special menu in honor of Golden Week, a seven-day holiday in China during the first week of October where all Chinese workers are given paid time off; consequently, it’s a popular time for the Chinese to travel around the world, visit family, and experience luxury offerings.

Although it’s only a seven-day holiday in China, Hakkasan will be celebrating Golden Week for almost a month—September 21 through October 18—when the restaurant will offer a traditional upscale Chinese feast priced at $138 per person.

Hakkasan dumpling

The meal starts off with Crispy Eggplant with dried fish floss and the Supreme Dim Sum Platter, which includes a lychee and lobster dumpling, abalone shumai with caviar, Alaskan King crab dumpling, and the Dover sole dumpling with black truffle.

Hakkasan dumpling 2

For the main course, specialty items include the Steamed Red Snapper in royal supreme sauce with golden enoki; Braised Boston Lobster in superior stock; Wok-Fried Rib-Eye Beef with lotus root and black pepper; Stir-Fry Asparagus with morel, ginkgo nut, and lotus seed; and Fried Rice with Diced Abalone.

Golden Week_Gold Macarons

The feast includes a specialty Colden Iced Tea cocktail; and for an indulgent dessert, each guest receives a bag of golden macarons. Perhaps all that glitters is gold.

By Sherri Balefsky | Miami Editor

Miami Beach’s iconic Fontainebleau {4441 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach; 305.538.2000} hotel has a reputation for being the destination of choice for locals and visitors wanting to dine, drink, and dance the night away. To help beat the heat this summer, the sprawling property has launched a number of cool and innovative libations perfect for summertime sipping in Miami.

Caribbean Swizzle

Caribbean Swizzle

The hotel lobby’s central Bleau Bar has added 12 new cocktails that range from spicy to exotic to classic, and everything in between. If you want a bit of a kick, try the Fire in the Hole, with poblano pepper-infused Cabeza tequila, passionfruit-vanilla syrup, lime, Chichicapa mezcal, and jalapeño.

For a tropical treat, try the Caribbean Swizzle, made with Brugal 1888 rum, Ancho Reyes, honey ginger syrup, lime, and mint. And if you have a sweet tooth, go for the Chocolate Old Fashioned, made with Bulleit bourbon, Tempus Fugit Crème de Cacao, orange bitters, and angostura bitters, garnished with a handmade praline from the hotel’s coffee and pastry shop, Chez Bon Bon.

Bari

Bari

Chef Scott Conant’s Italian comfort food mecca Scarpetta is also offering new cocktails named after some of Italy’s most vibrant regions. The Lombardia is made with Bacardi 8 rum, Bulleit Rye whiskey, angostura and orange bitters, dry Sherry, and simple syrup, garnished with candied pancetta, while the Bari refreshes with Corzo Blanco tequila, watermelon, jalapeño, basil, cilantro, agave syrup, and lime juice.

Pisco Punch 2

Pisco Punch

Fontainebleau’s Chinese cuisine staple, Hakkasan, is rolling out new cocktails that complement the restaurant’s contemporary Asian fare. The Western Smash, for example, is made with High West Rendezvous Rye whiskey, fresh mint, blackberry purée, lemon juice, and simple syrup, while the Pisco Punch is a combination of Kappa Pisco, Lillet Rosé, hibiscus syrup, pineapple juice, lime juice, and fresh herbs.

Pimm's Cup 74

Pimm’s Cup 74

Celebrity Chef Michael Mina’s namesake Michael Mina 74 restaurant is known for incorporating its beverages with new age techniques. Summertime libations include the Samba Pa Ti, a modern take on a classic caipirinha consisting of Avuá Amburana Cachaça, passionfruit, Chinese five spice, and CO2 effervescence. The Pimm’s Cup 74, a twist on a classic Pimm’s Cup with peppercorn-infused with Plymouth gin, pineapple, Pimm’s No. 1, lemon, and mint.

Macarthur Causeway

And finally, Fontainebleau’s newest signature restaurant, StripSteak by Michael Mina, has introduced a few new cocktails to complement the steakhouse’s fine cuts of meat: The Real McCoy, with Facundo Eximo rum, anise-infused brandy, crème de menthe, pineapple crème, and Cara Cara orange; the MacArthur Causeway, with Ransom gin, Fresno and lemon preserves, velvet falernum, and crème de violette; and the Japanese Whiskey Drink #8, made with Nikka Taketsuru 12-Year, blood orange, yuzu, simple syrup, and angostura bitters.

By Sherri Balefsky | Online Editor