Inspired by Miami art week, the Venice of America launches Fort Lauderdale Art & Design Week from January 19-27. Every cultural entity is on board to share local highlights within the realms of art, architecture, dance, film, music and theater. Pier Sixty-Six Hotel & Marina (2301 SE 17th Street) hosts the ticketed vernissage ($150) on January 23 in conjunction with its third annual Art Fort Lauderdale fair. The local AIA chapter debuts Fort Lauderdale Architectural Fair with walking tours, panels, workshops and films. A bus tour on January 27 focuses on midcentury-modern buildings by architect Charles McKirahan. Showrooms, galleries and museums are getting into the game, too, such as Natuzzi Italia’s reception for its new location and the Historical Society’s exhibit of contemporary works by Seminole artists.
Jupiter’s culinary scene expands with Crosby Kitchen & Bar. Located in Pasquale’s longtime, former space, the hip bistro with a $1 million renovation would be right at home in Miami’s Wynwood or Sunset Harbour neighborhoods. Partners Peter Pace and Rob Gillen thought locals could use a comprehensive menu from vegan options like purple cauliflower with breadcrumbs and salsa verde to steamed bao buns stuffed with pork belly in Chinese barbecue sauce. The everyday concept also serves steak frites with hand-cut fries, pan-roasted half chickens with smashed potatoes, and squid ink linguini with rock shrimp and rosemary. A full bar is popular during happy hour and lingering weekend afternoons. Since it borders the village of Tequesta, beers on tap include Tequesta Brewing Company’s Der Chancellor inspired by classic German Kölsch.
1406 South Cypress Drive; 561.902.9757; crosbykitchenandbar.com
DINING AT DIOR
Next time you need a nibble in the Miami Design District, head up to Dior’s Rooftop Café at its women’s store here. Open daily until sunset, the al fresco pop up serves pastries and fruit plates with coffee, tea and juice. The maison’s current artistic director Maria Grazia Chiuri resurrected Christian Dior’s signature toile de jouy that covered the walls of his Parisian boutique in the 1940s. She used it for the Cruise 2019 collection as well as a menagerie of large-scale animal sculptures including tigers and giraffes sprinkled throughout the store and rooftop garden. While in the neighborhood, visit the premiere edition of Coast pop up, a shopping event for designer and contemporary clothing collections, beauty and home, on January 18-19 at the Moore Building (191 NE 40th Street).
162 NE 39th Street; 305.576.4632; dior.com. coastshows.com
Four Seasons Resort Palm Beach unveiled Florie’s, its premier dining destination helmed by two Michelin-starred, Argentine-Italian toque Mauro Colagreco. European travelers may recognize the name from his mainstay restaurant Mirazur in France, which was ranked third on San Pellegrino’s The World’s 50 Best Restaurants list for 2018. Here, he dives into his oceanside locale with a Mediterranean menu centered on a wood-burning hearth and spit roast for truffled chickens and Maine lobsters. Yakitori-style dishes feature wagyu beef. Lighter fare includes hamachi with macadamia nut milk, chia seeds and citrus. Sommelier Jessica Altieri oversees the wine cellar and a by-the-glass list specializing in 100% sustainable pours. Being the property’s flagship eatery, it’s an all-day affair. Architect and designer Martin Brudnizki is behind its contemporary, beachy décor.
2800 South Ocean Boulevard; 561.533.3750; fourseasons.com