Taste of the Gables Returns to Kick Off Third Annual Coral Gables Restaurant Week


CORAL GABLES, Fla. – (May 19, 2010) – Taste of the Gables returns to Downtown Coral Gables this year with chefs from Miracle Mile and beyond vying for bragging rights as the area’s best restaurant. On Friday, June 4, from 6 – 8 p.m., foodies will have the chance to cast their vote after sampling tastes from over 25 restaurants participating in Coral Gables Restaurant Week presented by Bacardi U.S.A., Inc.

Taste of the Gables will be held in the breezeway between Tarpon Bend (65 Miracle Mile) and The Sports Exchange (45 Miracle Mile.) Advance tickets are $10 and can be purchased online at coralgablesrestaurantweek.com while supplies last. Tickets will be available at the door for $15 per person, based on availability. For those who hunger for a side of live music, Nil Lara will be performing his eclectic brand of Latin jazz and funk during the event. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to Feeding South Florida, a not-for-profit organization that empowers other South Florida not-for-profit organizations to assist people in need and improve their lives by providing food and other grocery products and by educating and engaging the community to fight hunger and poverty.

“An international mix of great cuisines will be represented at the event, so it will be a whirlwind tour for foodies,” said Mari Gallet, executive director of the Business Improvement District of Coral Gables. “If you haven’t yet decided what restaurants to visit during Coral Gables Restaurant Week, Taste of the Gables is the perfect time to try out what each has to offer, and head to your favorite one that same night.”

“At Bacardi U.S.A., we believe in ‘doing good, while doing well’ and we understand the importance of supporting the communities where we live and work,” said Margaret McDonnell, brand director, BACARDI Rums. “The many fine restaurants in Coral Gables are a big part of what makes this area so vibrant, and we are proud to salute them by being part of Coral Gables Restaurant Week.”

Now in its third year, Coral Gables Restaurant Week will preview on June 4 following Taste of the Gables and will officially launch on June 7 and run through June 20. During these two weeks, participating restaurants will offer special three-course lunch and dinner menus at savings of at least 20 percent. Guests (21 years and older) will also have the chance to try the Original BACARDI® Mojito Cocktail, the official cocktail of Coral Gables Restaurant Week, at participating restaurants with full bars. Advance reservations are recommended as many restaurants book completely during this popular promotion.

Restaurants taking part in Coral Gables Restaurant Week include Anacapri, Angelique Euro Cafe, Bangkok Bangkok II, Benihana, Bugatti, Caffe Abbracci, Caffe Vialetto, California Pizza Kitchen, Da Vittorio, Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar, Fritz & Franz Bierhaus,  Graziano’s Restaurant, Il Grissino, John Martin’s Irish Pub & Restaurant, La Cofradia Ceviche Bar, La Dorada, Le Provencal, Morton’s The Steakhouse, Ortanique on the Mile, Pardo’s Peruvian Cuisine, Pasha’s, Por Fin Restaurant & Lounge, Red Koi Thai & Sushi Lounge, Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse, Spris, Sushi Maki, Talavera, Tarpon Bend, The Globe, and The Bar.

For more information, updates on restaurants and a complete list of menus, please visit www.coralgablesrestaurantweek.com.

About Downtown Coral Gables and Miracle Mile
Downtown Coral Gables and Miracle Mile is a pedestrian-friendly neighborhood infused with a chic European feel. Decorated with tree-lined streets and Mediterranean architecture, the historic area boasts some of Miami’s finest boutiques, acclaimed restaurants, respected art galleries and lively entertainment venues. With more than 160 retailers and more than 70 restaurants, Downtown Coral Gables and Miracle Mile is a sophisticated destination to shop, live, play and work.  It’s Miami’s charming gem that locals like to keep a secret and visitors love to find.  For more information and a directory, visit www.shopcoralgables.com, become a fan on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ShopCoralGables or follow us on Twitter @ShopCoralGables.

About Bacardi U.S.A., Inc.
Bacardi U.S.A., Inc. is the United States import, sales and marketing arm of one of the world’s leading spirits and wine producers. The company boasts a portfolio of some of the most recognized and top-selling spirits brands in the United States including BACARDI®  rum, the world’s favorite and best-selling premium rum, as well as the world’s most awarded rum; GREY GOOSE® vodka, the world-leader in super-premium vodka; DEWAR’S® Blended Scotch Whisky, the number-one selling blended Scotch whisky in the United States; BOMBAY SAPPHIRE® gin, the top-valued premium gin in the world; CAZADORES® blue agave tequila, the number-one premium tequila in the world; MARTINI® vermouth, the world-leader in vermouth; and other leading and emerging brands. For additional information, please visit www.bacardiusa.com.

About Feeding South Florida
Feeding South Florida is a not-for-profit organization that empowers other South Florida not-for-profit organizations to assist people in need and improve their lives by providing food and other grocery products and by educating and engaging the community to fight hunger and poverty.



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