Business Improvement District of Coral Gables (BID) is ready for the holidays with its Winter Wonderlandthemed Giralda Under the Stars presented by Zacapa Rum event on Dec. 4.
More than a dozen restaurants and bars along the renowned Restaurant Row on Giralda Avenue — located between Ponce de Leon Boulevard and Galiano Street — will bring culinary excellence and libations outdoors for diners to enjoy, literally, under the stars. Restaurant Row will be closed to vehicular traffic and participating restaurants will fill the street with tables and chairs, live music and entertainment from 7 p.m. to midnight every first Friday of the month through April 2016.
Participating restaurants this year include: Bangkok Bangkok, Castelluccio, Divino Ceviche, GreenLife Miami, Ikura Sushi Lounge, Miss Saigon Bistro, Spritz of Coral Gables, Talavera, The Bar, The Local Craft Food & Drink, as well as newcomers this year: La Dorada Restaurant, known for its awardwinning Spanish cuisine, and Amore Gelato Art Caffe, which will be adding a sweet touch to the event.
Presenting sponsor Zacapa Rum, once again, invites patrons to experience the award-winning blend of their ultra-premium rums and witness firsthand its international reputation for taste and quality.
To complement the ultimate dining al fresco experience, the second event of the Giralda Under the Stars series on Dec. 4 presents Winter Wonderland. Expect all things winter, including carolers and snow. Diners will feel like they are on vacation out of Miami for the night with flurries falling from the sky and snow on the ground to make snowmen and snow angels.
“Giralda Under the Stars 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 BID. “We are looking forward to one more successful year of this wonderful event.”
Most participating restaurant menus are available online and reservations are highly recommended. Ample parking is available in the municipal parking garages and valet attendants will be stationed at each end of Giralda Avenue. Admission to this event is free and no tickets are required to enjoy the festivities and ambiance.