In February, Toscana Divino opened its doors in Mary Brickell Village, bringing Italian food, wine and luxe style to one of Miami’s best and bustling condo lifestyle districts.
This month, Toscana Divino inaugurates a sumptuous tribute to all things Tuscany during Wine and Fashion Florence Week, October 8 to 12. Italian dining, fashion and art are among the cultural offerings in this immersion experience, including an Aperitivo Italiano social gathering from 6 PM to 8 PM, with complimentary cocktails and bites, as well as an exclusive Chef’s Tasting Menu.
Handcrafted handbags will take center stage on the fashion front, with master tailors from the Scuola di Pelleteria di Firenze. Florentine designers from Italy’s top luxury leather producers will stitch exotic handbags on the premises, so ladies with a penchant for purses shouldn’t miss.
Italian painting will come alive as well. Maestro Alessandro Reggioli, renown for his contemporary Tuscan-inspired art work, will create original pieces inspired by Leonardo Da Vinci themes, including “The Flight” and “The Heart” — a fitting tribute to Florence, the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
The art of the palette will give way to pleasures of the palate as Executive Chef Julian Baker and Michelin Star Chef Marco Stabile join forces in the kitchen. An exclusive menu for the event will focus on traditional organic dishes paired with wines from the region’s top labels. Sommeliers and winemakers will be at Toscana Divino to share their love of fine wine.
Toscana Divino is no ordinary restaurant. “Toscana Divino, a Beacon Council project, is a unique concept, comprised of the public and private sector of Tuscany and the region’s small and medium sized producers of the Fashion-Lifestyle industry,” said Frank R. Nero, President & CEO of The Beacon Council in a statement. “The Beacon Council is delighted to see Toscana Divino’s efforts from its Miami-based location, the first of its kind from Tuscany, and its investment in our community.”
Reservations are strongly suggested for the exclusive Chef’s Tasting Menu. Call 305-371-2767. Guests may also order from the regular menu a la carte.
For specific details on artist appearances, RSVP and other information, please visit Toscana Divino.
– Maria de los Angeles is a freelance wordsmith based in Miami.