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Iva and Cleaveland’s wedding was one for the books! An eclectic extravaganza at ACE Prop House & Studios, everything about this ceremony and reception was romantic, beautiful and completely out of the ordinary!
The New World Symphony presented the 31st Anniversary Gala, “A Celebration of John Williams.” Honored guest and legendary composer, John Williams, scored many of the most iconic films of our generation such as E.T, Indiana Jones, Schindler’s List, Close Encounters of a Third Kind, Jurassic Park, Harry Potter and Star Wars to name just a few.
Chris Weinberg, founder and principal event planner at Chris Weinberg Events, has been creating luxury events in South Florida for more than 15 years. After catering one of Chris’s events, a spectacular Bat Mitzvah at the New World Center, we spoke with Chris about her work and her thoughts on the event business in South Florida.
The New World Center played host to a spectacular Bat Mitzvah celebration planned and produced by Chris Weinberg Events. What could be more approrpriate than the Frank Gehry-designed New World Symphony performance hall for celebrating with a Broadway theme?
Vanessa and Jack Pritchett got married on a balmy winter’s evening in Homestead, Florida, an agricultural area 45 minutes from downtown Miami.
From glamorous wedding features in bridal magazines to creative Art Basel parties, we’re seeing more and more industrial-style events hosted in these raw, minimalist, warehouse spaces. Warehouse venues have gone mainstream!
If you’ve ever been in France early January without hearing about the “Galette des Rois,” you must have had your eyes closed the whole time! Most French families close the holiday festivities on January 6th with this flaky, buttery pastry tart filled with fragrant frangipani.
Our expert Chef Pâtissier makes exquisite macarons in the Miami commissary. Click here for some fun facts about this popular sweet and images of Thierry Isambert’s macarons customized for different events.
Our event planners give us their top 10 tips for staying sane and getting the job done with stellar results!
The 62nd Annual Vizcaya Ball celebrated the Eastern influences of the historic Vizcaya estate with the theme: “East Meets West: The Silk Road to Vizcaya.” This spectacular event was presented by Chopard and emceed by NBC 6 anchor Roxy Vargas.
Some sources say that Vietnamese Spring Rolls, originally from China, started as a pancake filled with spring vegetables, providing a welcome relief from a long winter of preserved foods.
Drinking tea and eating Dim Sum have always gone hand in hand. Yum Cha literally means “drink tea” in Cantonese but refers to brunch or lunch where Chinese tea is served with Dim Sum.
The rich and varied history of this Chinese culinary art goes back to the Silk Road. Tired and hungry travelers enjoyed Dim Sum in tea houses along the legendary trade route connecting Europe with the Far East.
1111 Lincoln rd, a renowned Miami Beach venue, kicked off the season with a spectacular industry event.
The Macallan hosted a formal dinner for 35 international influencers at the Supercar Rooms in Wynwood. Thierry crafted a 4 course menu to pair with 4 different whiskies from the Macallan Masters Decanter Series.
The NSU Art Museum Chairman’s gala took place under clear skies and a bright moon at a private residence in Fort Lauderdale.
A beautiful summer luncheon to celebrate with renowned gallerist, Bernice Steinbaum, highlights how food and art correlate.
Luminaire in the Design District celebrated the release of Karl Lagerfeld’s first photographic project for iconic furniture brand, Cassina.
The Moore Building in Miami’s Design District was the venue for the Lavish Event Rentals Annual Industry Soiree.
The show featured a series of her iconic images of babies and children, with a portion of the proceeds going towards the Nicklaus Children’s Hospital Fetal Care Center.
Planning a wedding involves so many moving parts that must all come together perfectly for your big day to be an unforgettable occasion, not just for yourself, but for your guests too. Here are a few tips that can be used to plan the catering for your wedding.
Many events we work on are either for children such as bar/bat mitzvahs. sweet sixteens, first communions and birthday celebrations. Here are a few children’s events we catered recently.
Imagine getting married in one of Miami Beach’s most iconic landmark buildings? Famous for its history and blend of art deco and modern architecture, The Bass has been beautifully renovated. This modern wedding ceremony and reception optimized use of The Bass’s impressive, newly expanded event space.
After you’ve danced the night away at your wedding and stayed up for most of the night, breakfast-in-bed might seem like a low-key option, however, there are quite a few reasons why the post-wedding brunch is a great idea.
A current trend that is taking off is freezing spectacular blooms into sweet, clear popsicles to create a beautiful, whimsical treat that is especially popular at bridal and baby showers or as a sophisticated, refreshing dessert at sun-drenched summer events.
July 14 - Miami Design District’s Moore Building hosted the annual Bastille Day event for the Consulate General of France. Each year, hundreds of French citizens residing in Miami gather with French and American dignitaries to celebrate France’s most important holiday.
Food stations have been dominating recent culinary trends and have become the de facto choice in South Florida for weddings, social and corporate event catering.
Every event planner or Miami corporate event catering company worth its salt knows how crucial it is to grace your guests with stylish libations. Here are a few tips to help you choose the perfect signature drink for your event.
The whole Street Food experience is very sociable and interactive. It is also exciting to see people be more adventurous, exploring new tastes and flavors from around the world
Philanthropist and jewelry designer, Orianne Collins, cut the ribbon for the opening of her new boutique in Miami Design District’s Palm Court on May 10th. She was joined by legendary musician, Phil Collins, Craig Robins and artist, Romero Britto, for the ribbon cutting ceremony.
We’re taking the homemade Mother’s Day brunch to another level this year with a simple but delicious cocktail that’s easy to make and tastes like summer in a chilled glass!
The venue you select will affect every other aspect of your event in some way, from catering to the date of the event, so it should probably be at the top of your event planning to-do list. Let's take a look at what you need to think about before booking your venue.
Hosting a destination event means that fun times and memorable moments extend beyond the actual day of your event. There’s not just one party and everyone goes home. Guests typically fly in for a few days to a week, and from beach days to memorable dinners in the city’s hottest dining spots, the celebration extends over the number of days everyone is in town
Miami’s top art collectors, lifestyle and design media, socialites and interior designers gathered at Simona’s, a renowned European-inspired luxury retail store in the Miami design District, for the unveiling of Christian Lacroix’s 2018 home collection, titled Primavera, with Portuguese porcelain manufacturer, Vista Alegre.
The Vizcaya Preservation Luncheon (aka “The Hat Luncheon) is one of the most anticipated events each Spring, gathering over 300 of Miami’s most fashionable philanthropists for an event that’s bursting with color and creativity.
The BASS reopened its doors to the public on October 29th 2017 after a 2 year hiatus during which it underwent a $12 million renovation and expansion. It has doubled its exhibition galleries resulting in more art on display and a bright, open interior that is also perfect for hosting private social and corporate events.
Practice your cool bartending skills, follow the directions using the 4 simple ingredients listed here, and you’ll have a sweet, fragrant taste of spring with a kick of bourbon.
For the second year running, we produced Wine n Dine’s “NEW TASTE of South Beach” at the renowned Versace Mansion (Casa Casuarina) on Ocean Drive. The event is hosted by Chef JJ Johnson and presented by Ketel One Family-Made Vodka
When you don’t live in your home town and everyone is flying in for your dream wedding, why not turn it into a fabulous destination wedding? After all, there’s not much difference for guests who are already traveling, to book Miami as their last stop rather than Texas.
The New World Symphony Gala is one of the most highly anticipated events of the season, and this year’s gala experienced record attendance.
Artfully created craft cocktails are the perfect ice breaker at any event. While guests arrive, trays filled with cool, colorful drinks made with exotic ingredients are a great conversation starter and everyone gets to enjoy and unwind! With winter winding down and the promise of spring in the air, consider adding a craft cocktail bar to your spring celebrations.
Traditionally prepared with fresh, raw seafood cured in a a citrus juice, ceviche is a popular appetizer that is often served in the Caribbean and the coastal regions of South America. It is thought that Ceviche originated in Peru. This version uses delicious summer ingredients for a zesty taste experience!
Appropriately named her “4 in 1 Creative Party” because this one celebration marked 4 fabulous occasions: House warming party, wedding anniversary, belated birthday and baby Hugo’s baby shower!
Browse through this photo story of a spectacular wedding at the New World Center. The whole venue was reserved for this intimate occasion. Guests arrived at 6pm and were ushered to the rooftop to be seated for a magical moonlit ceremony.
Zapallo or calabaza is Spanish for pumpkin, and this simple recipe is delicious with organic and fresh ingredients. You can choose to serve it in a demitasse for cocktail hour, or garnish with pumpkin seeds and fresh oregano and serve it in a natural pumpkin or a china soup bowl.
The tastes of India are on many people’s minds lately, or so it seems as we receive frequent requests for traditional or modern Indian cuisine for social and corporate events alike. In fact, many foodie influencers have predicted that modern Indian cuisine will be one of the big food trends of 2018. The UK’s Waitrose Food & Drink Report for 2018 even lists Indian Street food as one of the 5 biggest food trends for the coming year.
Art Basel week, Miami: Fashion and art united with beautiful synergy at the Dior Homme dinner celebrating the launch of the new “Black Carpet” line.
Champagne cocktails, what a wonderful, bright and bubbly way to celebrate the holidays, and don’t be afraid to use your fine Champagne. Some gasp at the thought of mixing their Veuve Cliquot or Ruinart with anything else, but why not?
Everything came together perfectly for Amanda & Daniel Seda’s gorgeous wedding in Coconut Grove. The Grove is the oldest continuously inhabited neighborhood in Miami, and with its bay front parks, tropical vegetation, sidewalk cafés, galleries and boutiques, it’s easily one of the most picturesque neighborhoods in the Greater Miami area.
The Little Dreams Foundation celebrated their 3rd Annual Dreaming on the Beach Gala at the Fillmore on Saturday, December 9th, 2017.
Whether you're celebrating a bar or bat mitzvah, wedding or birthday, late night bites keep the party going and add an element of surprise at the end of the night when guests least expect it.
Featured on JUNEBUG WEDDINGS, Emilio & Alex’s destination wedding at Vizcaya Museum and Gardens was relaxed, elegant and memorable to say the least! Emilio and Alex chose Vizcaya for its beauty and elegance, and also because it represents both of their cultures: European and American.
We're so grateful to have such talented partners in the industry! Working, lunching, or brunching, it's always a pleasure to be together, and for this we are THANKFUL!
London’s Camden Market, the home of rock n roll, the Camden Lock and some of the best street food ever, was the theme for Chloe’s epic Bat Mitzvah celebration at the MAPS Backlot in Wynwood.
“In recent years vegan culture has asked more and more from chefs” says Michael Finizia, Thierry Isambert's executive chef. “Vegan menu planning commands precise attention to detail and brings elevated precision to every mouthwatering bite. Ingredients that would typically be camouflaged or used in a secondary role in non-vegan dishes, are the center of focus in a vegan plate,” he explains.
Social Miami kicked off the 2017-2018 social season with its 2nd Annual Behind the Magic Tablescape & Culinary Arts Showcase. Local event industry partners (designers, caterers, event planners, floral designers & rental companies) gathered at SoHo Studios in Wynwood to showcase what they all do best.
Thierry Isambert was awarded the "Ordre du Mérite Agricole" by the Ministry of France for his culinary excellence, business integrity and involvement in charitable events and philanthropic donations.
The beautiful Cruz Building is located on Commodore Plaza, in the heart of Coconut Grove, one of Miami’s most charming and popular neighborhoods.
Monte Carlo Yachts featured the MCY 80 at the Miami International Boat Show, 2017, kicking off the show with a cocktail reception as the sun went down. Guests toured the yacht and enjoyed Champagne with homemade pastas and ceviche by Thierry Isambert Culinary and Event Design.
This unique wedding, planned and designed by The Creative’s Loft, was featured on Junebug Weddings! The young couple abandoned conventional wedding traditions and opted for this elegant, quirky and extra stylish wedding at Miami’s Ace Props.
The Ancient Spanish Monastery provided a spectacular backdrop for this beautiful inter-faith / inter-cultural wedding. The couple exchanged vows in the lush, perfectly landscaped gardens, surrounded by 20 acres of rare palms, Spanish Oaks, Cycads, Banyans, and flowering trees, with the monastery’s 12th century Romanesque and Gothic buildings as a backdrop.
The Deering Estate at Cutler exudes elegance and tranquility, its manicured lawns lined with royal palms, slope gently down from the lush, tree-covered entrance and historic houses, to the quiet waters of Biscayne Bay. Claudia and Jose took their vows on the waterfront, under an arbor that was exquisitely decorated by Petal Productions, featuring a continuous garland of dark greenery, Star of Bethlehem, and roses in tones of soft blush and warm ivory.
Staying cool is the rule in South Florida, and fresh fruit smoothies are a great way to maintain that beach body and chill out! Icy, refreshing, and healthy, the smoothie is the quintessential, guilt-free, go-to summer treat.
Jimmy Cefalo has been emcee at the Holy Cross Hospital’s Epicurean Escapades Gala for a few years now, so we enjoyed chatting with Jimmy and Brenda about culinary trends, Indian Cuisine and the logistics of catering and producing the Holy Cross Gala for the 4th year running.
Closing a busy season called for a celebratory brunch for some of Miami’s busiest event planners. Participating vendors sponsoring the event went over and above to end the season on a high note with stunning displays of their expertise.
We were asked to design a menu that was plentiful and varied, so guests got to broaden their culinary horizons with our interactive food stations featuring cuisine from around the world!
If bride and groom are from diverse backgrounds, we usually work together to build a creative menu that fuses comfort foods or culinary traditions from each country, and that’s what we did for Maria Gabriela and Richard.
The event featured models showing beautiful gowns from Silvia Tcherassi’s Atelier and Macondo collections, and exquisite jewelry by Chantecler, an Italian company based in Capri since 1947. Chantecler founding family member and designer, Maria Elena Aprea, flew to Miami, bringing unique pieces chosen especially for the event.
Fondue is so much more than the meal of the evening, it's a primer to kick-start fire in the heart.
An Alpine Cheese Fondue for two is my favorite Valentine's dinner. It offers gentle warmth with light tones of kirsch, balancing the creaminess of the cheeses.
In my opinion, the last place to be on Valentine’s day is out on the town. As a true romantic, I opt for the ultimate gift: cooking from the heart. [ Michael Finizia ]
The New World Center hosted the 6th annual Miami gala for the BrazilFoundation on January 14th. The 350 guests celebrated the 100 projects supported by the Miami chapter over the past 5 years, and the event raised $200,000.
Take a look behind the scenes: there's never a dull moment catering a three-course, sit-down dinner plus hors d'oeuvres for 550 guests!
Rustic farm tables decorated with country bouquets were set beneath a clear-top tent. The menu featured our interactive Teppanyaki Station and a chic Slider Bar. The Teppanyaki station is a great culinary experience because guests get to place their order directly with the chef and watch their dish being prepared.
We are pleased to announce that Thierry Isambert Culinary and Event Design is now the exclusive caterer at the Bass Museum of Art and we are very excited about what is in store for 2017.
Adrienne Bon Haes and Marvin Ross Friedman recently kicked off the Holiday Season with a small cocktail reception. They opened their home to a few friends for an evening of convivial conversation, Veuve Cliquot and Caviar Blinis with other delectable hors d'oeuvres from Thierry Isambert Culinary and Event Design.
Shabbat Dinner once a week adds up to 52 a year... why not call on some help for a few of those so you can relax a little and enjoy the celebration with family, friends and community?
‘Tis the Season for sharing! Sharing sweet moments together, and sharing sweet things too! Who doesn’t love chocolate chip cookies?! Schedule down time this holiday season to bake a batch or 10 of these scrumptious cookies. You can use them for holiday goodie bags, or keep a stash so you have sweet treats on hand to enjoy with friends and family.
Marya and Dylan's wedding at Vizcaya Museum and Gardens was just perfect! Thierry Isambert Culinary and Event Design catered this memorable event. Here are a few images.....
A week full of fun and creativity; we work hard, but love the challenge, the friends that are made along the way and the many beautiful moments, particularly at special celebrations such as important birthday milestones and baby or wedding showers.
Why not throw a decadent afternoon tea party to celebrate your birthday with 20 girlfriends? We love the idea, and the spread at this beautiful Miami Beach private residence was fabulous. We laid out Petit Fours, little sandwiches, mini quiches, macarons and pastries. This particular tea involved copious amounts of champagne too, and I can definitely relate to that! As Coco Chanel once said: "I only drink champagne on two occasions. When I am in love and when I am not," cheers I say!
Desserts, Petit Fours, Chocolates, Pastries, Cakes and Pièces Montées, ohmygosh, the delectable fragrance of these sweet treats baking in our kitchen brings back the best of childhood memories, like coming home from school to my mom’s freshly baked cookies, or spending Saturday afternoon making cakes with my grandmother. However, sorry mom and grandma, as wonderful as your baking was, French Chef Pâtissier, Bruno Legros, is in another league!
There is never a dull day for caterers and event planners! A few weeks ago, large corporate events were keeping us very busy. Well, this week has seen a revival of romance with an array of fabulous weddings. There have been destination weddings for couples and their guests escaping the chilly northern states for a few days of sun, fun and love in our beautiful city, as well as stunning celebrations for local lovebirds.
Besides the weddings, there was a VIP breakfast at an Opa Locka airport hangar for potential buyers of a $22 million private jet. Last year they went to ...
As the exclusive caterer for The New World Center, Thierry Isambert Culinary and Event Design catered the New World Symphony Gala: 1000, celebrating its 28th anniversary and the important milestone of 1000 alumni. The 500 influential guests were surprised by 10 time grammy winner and NWS co-founder, Michael Tilson Thomas, joining Master of Ceremonies, Malcolm MacDowell on stage.
Thierry Isambert Culinary and Event Design catered the VIP cocktail and sit-down dinner for 400 guests at The Little Dreams Foundation 2nd Annual Benefit Gala, Dreaming On The Beach. For 16 years the foundation, founded by Phil and Orianna Collins, has been helping talented children with limited financial means achieve their dreams in the fields of arts, sports and music. The foundation uses all funds raised to support children, selected from around the world, with personalized training and professional mentors, giving them the opportunity to pursue their passion.
Tips and ideas for catering a sumptuous brunch at home.
This is the busiest time of the year, in fact we've had so many events, I'm a little behind with the blog! Click here to see photos from recent events, and a brief summary of what's been keeping us so busy!
This light salad balances flavors of South Florida, with avocados and citrus served ceviche style over thinly sliced Swordfish, and anchored with Italian Mediterranean flavors for a delightful take on the classic Italian crudo.
Thierry Isambert Culinary and Event Design produced and catered the 8th annual Vizcaya Preservation Luncheon on Tuesday February 25th.
Mingling in the shade of the majestic live oaks in the estate’s exquisite gardens, three hundred of Miami's most stylish denizens enjoyed a pre-lunch cocktail reception. Prosecco was in abundance, provided by sponsor Dall’Armellina Vineyard, and throughout the cocktail and luncheon, models showcased fashions from sponsor, Neiman Marcus.