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Food, Wine & Dine New to the SceNe MC KitChen Along with managing partner Brandy Coletta, award-winning Chef Dena Marino opened the doors to MC Kitchen in Miami’s Design District in November. The menu boasts recipes that incorporate seasonal, organic and locally grown ingredients, with plates that are served up with an elegantly simple aesthetic and wholesome flavor. By putting a modern spin on her Italian roots, Chef Marino delivers a rustic, refreshing balance of family-style sophistication. MC Kitchen is located at 4141 NE 2nd Avenue, Suite 101A, Miami and is open daily from 11:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m. Call 305.456.9948 or visit www.mckitchenmiami.com for more info. dCotA CAy After spending more than two decades as one of the biggest names in the design industry, DCOTA’s president Charles S. Cohen has unveiled the fruits of a multi- million dollar renovation: Cay restaurant, where an airy and insightful décor meets contemporary American cuisine. Emulating the laid back Key West lifestyle, 5-star culinary expert Thierry Isambert introduces a lunch menu with oceanic influences. Diners can share small bites and entrees with upscale island flavor, all while unwind- ing in the relaxed yet fashionable ambiance. DCOTA Cay restaurant is located inside the Design Center of the Americas in Dania Beach and is open Monday–Friday from 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Call 954.362.5512 or visit www.dcota.com for more info. dolCe itAliAn In mid-January, LDV Hospitality Group opened Dolce Italian as a part of the newly renovated Gale South Beach. The split-level layout offers a choice between a chic, upscale dining experience and a casual bite with a friend. Either way, Chef Paolo Dorigato’s made-from-scratch Italian cuisine is sure to impress. Mixologist John Lermayer has devised a selection of handcrafted cocktail accompaniments to sip, whether it be poolside in the sun or upstairs by candle light. Dolce Italian is located at the Gale Hotel at 1690 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach. Call 305.673.0199 or visit www.galehotel.com/dine/ for more info. Meet PrivAte CheF MArzio BonAnni Chef Marzio Bonanni’s love for food was first realized at a young age in his family’s Tuscany restaurant. After receiving professional training at the acclaimed culinary school ALMA, Chef Marzio brought his passion and expertise stateside and launched his career as a full service private chef. Offering cater- ing, cooking lessons as well as consultation, Marzio’s mission is to offer a personalized experience, tailoring the broad range of Italian cuisine to the specific needs of his clients using local, seasonal and organic ingredients as his culinary canvas. Most recently, Chef Marzio could be spotted at the Battle of the Chefs event, hosted by the South Florida Luxury Guide and MiaCucina, cooking up his signature dish (a crowd favorite): mini puffs filled with Italian porcini mushrooms and fondue of Parmigiano-Reggiano aged 24 months. For more information about Chef Marzio’s services, call 305.457.0863 or visit www.marziocatering. com. 24 march/april 2013 southfloridaluxuryguide.com


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