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Romantic Dining Tips from Miami Restaurant Group

Got a big date coming up? Whether you’re taking your longtime partner out for a romantic meal or it’s a first date with someone you’re just getting to know, it’s always good to be prepared.

To help you get ready for this romantic evening, we wanted to help you out with some key tips that will make a huge difference in how your date enjoys their night!

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2019 Dining Trends for Florida & Vegas Restaurants

Happy New Year! It’s still the beginning of a brand-new year — 2019! And lots of things are happening in the world of restaurant dining.

For Florida and Vegas restaurants, the new year is bringing many changes and unique presentations of old favorites. Let’s check out the top dining trends for 2019!

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V&E at Las Vegas Food & Wine Festival

Vida & Estilo Restaurant Group welcomes you to enjoy the Las Vegas Food & Wine Festival! This amazing event takes place from October 4 to 7, 2018.

Here, you’ll be able to taste the most amazing drinks and fare that the Las Vegas area has to provide. Held at the legendary Tivoli Village in fabulous Las Vegas, it’s a must for anyone with an appetite!

V&E Restaurant Group at the Las Vegas Food & Wine Festival

V&E Restaurant Group will be participating in this amazing food & wine festival along with our Chef Matt Fresinski.

V&E stands for Vida and Estilo — or “life and style.” Our restaurant group offers the most unique collection of restaurants, bars, and nightlife locations in South Florida. Our industry professionals have extensive culinary and international experience, and we now are proud to have restaurant locations in Mexica, Las Vegas, and Miami!

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Artisan Cocktail Recipes from V&E Restaurants

Are you a true cocktail connoisseur? It’s hard to call yourself one if you don’t have at least a few tried and true cocktail recipes memorized and under your sleeve. At V&E Restaurant Group, we want to help!

Below, we’ve outlined five of our absolute favorite cocktails that you simply must try. These are cocktails honed from years of intensive research (lots of painstaking taste testing), so give them a try and see what you think!

5 Delicious V&E Artisan Cocktails to Make Your Mouth Water

Everyone has their own unique preferences when it comes to cocktails. Perhaps you prefer something a bit fruity after a meal, but you like a dry gin and tonic with your steak or sea bass. Or maybe it’s the opposite!

The good news is that there are literally hundreds (maybe even thousands?) of cocktail recipes to choose from around the world, and you can also hone your own drinks to make them more you as well. E

If you’re still new to the cocktail game, however, we’ve got a few of our favorites that you can try on for size. Enjoy these yummy artisan cocktail recipes on a warm autumn evening with friends and family! They are super easy to make and even easier to drink!

Christmarita
Deck the halls with this sweet holiday treat from La Cerveceria de Barrio Miami. Easy to make and even easier to enjoy!

  • Frozen Horchata
  • Frozen Tamarind
  • 2 oz. Tequila
  • Powdered Cinnamon
  • Cinnamon Stick straw

 

Tequila Sunset
This Tequila Sunset is a delicious pick-me-up any time of the weekend — with friends at parties or to sip on as you enjoy a book on the deck in the evening.

  • 2 oz Tequila
  • Mango Purée
  • 1/2 oz Peachtree Schnapps
  • Splash of Grenadine
  • Mango Slice

 

Mi Havana
Here’s something else fun for you — a sweet, minty drink with a hint of lemon that’s perfect for autumn.

  • 1 oz Midori
  • 8 oz Sugar
  • 1 oz Lemon Juice
  • 2 oz White Rum
  • Shaken 30 sec
  • Served over ice
  • Topped with 1 oz Rum Añejo
  • Topped with Mint

L’Enologo
From Mercato, this deliciously delectable cocktail blends the savory taste of rosemary with the sweetness of fresh fruits.
  • 2 oz St. Germain
  • 1 oz White Wine
  • 2 oz Lime Juice
  • Fresh Raspberry and Strawberry
  • Rosemary

 

Holiday Sangria
And finally, one of our ultimate favs — perfect for the holiday season, this drink is a must for lovers of wine and citrus flavors!

  • 1 oz Blue Curaçao
  • 3 oz Sprite
  • Orange Slice
  • 2 oz Red Wine
  • Garnish with Melon and Mint

 

 

Best Mojitos & Margaritas in Miami, Florida

The Caribbean-flavored climate, scenery, and all-around vibe of Miami, Florida all seem to cry out for tropical cocktails. And while you’ve got no shortage of bars and restaurants at which to enjoy such carefree libations, we don’t think you can do better than our V&E restaurants!

Two truly classic Miami mixed drinks are the mojito and the margarita. The rum-based mojito, of course, hails from Havana, Cuba, while the margarita is the signature Mexican tequila cocktail. If you’re in the mood for either of these refreshing beverages, we invite you to any one of the following V&E establishments: You can’t go wrong! Read more

Introducing: La Cerveceria de Barrio Miami

Here at Vida & Estilo (V&E) Restaurant Group, we’re happy to announce a new addition to our family of much-loved eateries in Miami Beach. In August, we opened the very first U.S. branch of our La Cerveceria de Barrio restaurant chain, which includes a number of locations in Mexico.

We know you’re going to love the culinary experience at La Cerveceria de Barrio Miami, sure to become one of South Beach’s new go-to dining hotspots!

Prepare to be Seduced by the Menu at La Cerveceria de Barrio Miami

La Cerveceria de Barrio Miami serves as a casual Mexican cantina with an emphasis on the bounty of the sea. For the first time, Miamians and any and all visitors to this Gold Coast metropolis will get to enjoy the zesty seafood dishes for which La Cerveceria de Barrio is so celebrated south of the border.

Our regular menu comes overloaded with highlights: too many to do justice to in one blogpost, but we’ll try to give you some idea of the gastronomic scope and focus here (and in doing so pretty much inevitably whet your appetite).

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Top 5 Things To Do in Las Vegas for Locals and Tourists

They don’t call Las Vegas the Entertainment Capital of the World for nothing, that’s for sure. There’s always something to do, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year—in fact, there’s always about a million things to do.

Given we operate two fine eateries in Vegas—Café Americano and Mercato Della Pescheria—we thought we’d run down five of the top things to do in this nonstop city: destinations and activities that appeal to both locals and the legions of tourists who flock to the great desert metropolis all year round.

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Top 10 Things to Do in Miami for Locals & Tourists

Miami, Florida ranks among America’s most dynamic and unique cities: essentially tropical, for one thing, and tantalizingly allied in mood, flavor, and culture with the Caribbean and Latin America, and strung through with fabulous art, cuisine, and music. Here at V & E Restaurant Group, we absolutely love this city: because we proudly serve very happy customers at two standout Miami eateries—Mercato Della Pescheria and Tapas y Tintos—and also simply because we’re entranced by the place.

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V&E Restaurant Group Goes Greener!

No doubt about it: It’s easy to pass off “green” as some buzzword, and “going green” as a vague sort of bandwagon. But when we’re talking about environmental awareness, sustainability, and taking actionable steps to limit our ecological footprint for the good of humankind and the rest of the planet—well, a green approach is very much something to aspire to.

More and more restaurants are going green, a positive trend that can have a massive impact given the size and scale of the dining industry. Here at V & E Restaurant Group, we’re undergoing the same process, exploring ways large and small we can lighten our environmental impact. Read more

The History of Espanola Way & Miami Beach

Two of the fantastic Miami-area restaurants we manage here at V & E lie along one of the most fabled thoroughfares in South Beach: Espanola Way. Dining at Tapas y Tintos, our Spanish tapas and paella hotspot, or Mercato della Pescheria, our Italian seafood restaurant, you’ll get to soak up all the history and the absolutely one-of-a-kind ambience of the first commercial stretch of Miami Beach. Read more