Whether it’s a craving for ceviche, an appetite for Mexican or even Vietnamese, Giralda Under the Stars presented by Zacapa Rum brings dining, music and art to the streets of Coral Gables.
More than a dozen restaurants and bars on Giralda Avenue’s “Restaurant Row” (between Ponce de Leon Boulevard and Galiano Street) will bring culinary excellence and popular libations outdoors, literally under the stars, on Feb. 6. Restaurant Row will be closed to vehicular traffic so that Giralda Under the Stars’ participating restaurants and bars may fill the street with tables and chairs, live music and entertainment from 7 p.m. to midnight every first Friday of the month through March.
Presenting sponsor Zacapa Rum once again will invite patrons to experience the award-winning blend of its ultra-premium rums, and witness firsthand its international reputation for exceptional taste and quality.
In addition, some new elements this year include, the Local Craft Food & Drink’s Caja China Creations as well as a new theme to be incorporated for each series. Coinciding with Romance month, February’s series will be featuring a Romance theme with special performances from Alma de Tango and Fred Astaire Dance Studio bringing elegant dances of love to the streets.
Along with complimentary roses being distributed to couples dining as well as chocolate samples from Peterbrook Chocolatier, who also will be taking presale orders for Valentines Day packages.
Participating restaurants this year include: Castelluccio, Divino Ceviche, Ikura Sushi Lounge, La Dorada, Miss Saigon Bistro, Pete’s Authentic Cooking, Spritz of Coral Gables, Talavera, The Bar, The Local Craft Food & Drink, and new comers Vicolo Italian Kitchen, GreenLife Miami, and Threefold Café.
“This event allows Restaurant Row to shine, coming together to offer a wide array of food from all over the world with choices to satisfy any and all palates and budgets,” said Marina Foglia, executive director of the Business Improvement District (BID) of Coral Gables, which produces the event.
Most restaurant menus are available online and reservations are highly recommended. There is plenty of parking in the municipal parking garages and there also will be valet stationed at each end of the street. No tickets required to enjoy the festivities and ambiance.
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For those who need someone to take care of their kids and enjoy a night on the town, Gallery Night Kids’ Club at the Gables Museum has got it covered. Kids ages 5-12 can enjoy arts and crafts, storytelling, games and more just a block away from the event! The cost is $25 for museum members and $30 for non-members. Those interested are required to register by calling Dianely at 305- 603-8067 or sending email registration form to firstname.lastname@example.org.