Several words can be used to describe South Beach, but serene definitely isnt one of them. However, the Setai is trying to convince patrons that they can escape from the Beachs normal hustle and bustle during Serenity Thursdays. The hotels exquisite bar and courtyard area play host to the night, serving up their version of hawker stall food cuisine found in Malaysia and Singapore. This Eastern street food is usually inexpensive, but after the SoBe makeover, it has been repackaged as sophisticated and tony, setting you back anywhere from $16 to $32 per plate. Pair that up with one of the Setais signature cocktails made with all-natural ingredients (average price $15) and youre sure to be in a meditative state before the night is over. Just dont look at the final bill.
The party goes from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m., with DJ Stefano L providing the calming tunes.
Thu., April 30, 9 p.m.-1 a.m.; Thu., May 7, 9 p.m.-1 a.m., 2009