Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group

  • Blogs

    August 8, 2014

    Azul's William Crandall Fuses French, Asian Influences With German Heritage on New Menu

    The upscale restaurant inside Brickell Key's Mandarin Oriental, has been helmed by many top toques. Michelle Bernstein, Clay Conley, Joel Huff and Jacob Anaya have all led the kitchen of Azul at some point since its inception. A sudden closure last year during the hotel's renovation period had many ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 14, 2014

    Mo Bar Offers Mad Men-Style Cocktails and Class (Recipes)

    The final season of Mad Men premeired last night, which means it's time to start salivating. While some of us will froth at the mouth over Don Draper (played by Jon Hamm) and others will drool over Joan Harris (played by Christina Hendricks) all of us will slobber over the slew of classic cocktails ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 19, 2014

    La Mar by Gaston Acurio Opens at the Mandarin Oriental Tonight and You Can Win a Trip to Peru

    Breathtaking views and super fresh seafood dishes are what to expect at La Mar by Gaston Acurio. The restaurant will open tonight at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel on Brickell Key. Diners can enjoy a mix of indoor and outdoor waterfront seating while nibbling on cebiche mixto or sipping on piscos at ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 19, 2014

    Miami Chefs at SOBEWFF Provide a Taste of the City

    When food enthusiasts from around the world descend on Miami Beach for the SOBEWFF festivities, it would be a shame not to partake in the events of local chefs. When in Miami, eat and learn from the locals. Hedy Goldsmith, Sam Gorenstein, Antonio Bachour, and Michelle Bernstein will all showcase the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 20, 2013

    Miyako Japanese Restaurant: Eat Sushi off a Naked Model's Body for $40

    This year, the sixteen-year-old Miyako Japanese Restaurant in Doral experienced big changes: new ownership, new chef, and new menu. Short Order was invited to try the latest food additions. Owner Adrian Arguelles sat down and spoke to us about the concept and dishes that he dreamt up with chef Adri ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 22, 2013

    Diego Oka of La Mar on Peruvian Cuisine, Miami, and the Perfect Ceviche

    Chef and prolific restaurateur Gaston Acurio is launching La Mar at the Mandarin Oriental in December. The upscale restaurant will feature novo-Andean and Asian-Peruvian cuisines. Diego Oka, formerly of La Mar Cebicheria Peruana in San Francisco, will helm the kitchen. He has worked with Acurio for ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 28, 2013

    La Mar by Gaston Acurio to Open at Mandarin Oriental: Azul Offering Interim Casual Menu

    The Mandarin Oriental Miami has announced that La Mar by Gaston Acurio will open in December, 2013. The new restaurant replaced Cafe Sambal, which closed earlier in the summer. The restaurant and tapas bar will feature chef Acurio's Peruvian cuisine, with a focus on fresh cebiche and dishes that ra ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 3, 2013

    Cinco de Mayo: Azul's Gazpacho Water Recipe

    If you've been celebrating Cinco de Mayo as long as we have -- you might be over the standard drink-cheap-margaritas -till-you-puke plans. So if you're looking for a more refined (yet still booze-heavy) approach to the holiday -- we've got you covered. This year, instead of shooting tequila - you c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 7, 2012

    South Beach Valentine's Day $100,000 Indulgence and More

    Photo by Riki AltmanAzul's got the right idea.​Got a wad of cash just burning up your pocket? We found some ways to blow through that dough and maybe get a meal or two and a little lovin' in return.Top DollarHey Big Spender! We know you're just aching to find out where to drop a few hundred thou o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 3, 2012

    Miami Super Bowl: Six Coolest Places to Watch the Big Game

    ​Watching the Super Bowl in Miami does not have to mean going to a sports bar and having your $700 Prada loafers stick to the floor. This is Miami, after all. The home of excess.Sure you want to pay attention to the game (you may even have a hefty sum riding on the Giants ... or the Patriots), but ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 20, 2012

    Chinese New Year Celebration Starts Sunday: Kung Hei Fat Choy at Hakkasan and the Mandarin

    The Hakkasan Dragon Dance performed by local Kung Fu experts at the Fontainebleau Hotel will start at 9 p.m. sharp at the Bleau Bar and make its way to the haute cuisine restaurant..

  • Blogs

    January 19, 2012

    Azul at the Mandarin Oriental Leaves Us Feeling Blue

    ​At Azul, guests arrive to the sound of water trickling rain-like alongside a marble-and-tile-clad open kitchen. This peaceful, feng shui welcome has been in place since the restaurant premiered at Miami's Mandarin Oriental Hotel in December 2000, and so has the interior: a softly lit dining area ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 9, 2012

    Chinese New Year Beach Party at Mandarin Oriental

    ​The Year of the Dragon begins exactly two weeks from today, so if celebrating the Chinese lunar calendar helps to provide a party excuse in between the usual holidays and vacays, we say, bring it on. The Mandarin Oriental always embraces their roots during this time period with a well-rounded lin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 19, 2011

    Mandarin Oriental's Sizzlin' SunDaze Offers End of the Week Respite

    Courtesy of Manderin OrientalOasis Beach Club.​If you're not a subscriber to our weekly Café Bites dining newsletter, here's a taste of what you're missing. Click here to subscribe.Put the "daze" in your "Sundays" (and remind yourself how sweet life would be if you and your SO didn't have to go b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 18, 2011

    Introducing Azul's New Chef, Joel Huff

    Joel Huff caught Azul's wave.When Clay Conley left Azul at the Mandarin Oriental to open Buccan in Palm Beach, a collective gasp could be heard 'round Miami. Who would replace him? The chef de cuisine gig was plum, but stepping into a kitchen beset with so much expectation would be a daunting task.E ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 8, 2011

    Cafe Sambal Adds to the Spice of Life Thursday Nights

    Courtesy of Mandarin Oriental​If you're not a subscriber to our weekly Café Bites dining newsletter, here's a taste of what you're missing. Click here to subscribe.Add a little spice to your life (and maybe your sex life too) at the new "Indian Nights" dinners taking place every Thursday from 6 t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 11, 2011

    South Florida's Top Somms Judge United Way's "Best in Glass" Competition

    ​Miami Wine Festival Director, Lyn Farmer, tapped 20 of South Florida's top sommeliers to put their palates and purple tongues to work for a good cause by participating in the "Best in Glass" competition, which was dedicated to judging some of the "best of the best" by-the-glass wine selection ... More >>

  • Calendar

    December 2, 2010
  • Blogs

    November 9, 2010

    Upscale Sports Bar at the Mandarin Oriental

    Courtesy of Mandarin OrientalLobby at the Mandarin Oriental Miami.​If you're not a subscriber to our weekly Café Bites dining newsletter, here's a taste of what you're missing. Click here to subscribe.It's not the humidity, it's the heat.Miami Heat, that is. At the Oasis Pool Bar at the posh Mand ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 4, 2010

    The 15 Most Colorful Restaurants In Miami

    Photo by Andrea F.The color yellow has been proven to increase the appetite.​​In alphabetical order:Acqua in the Four Seasons Hotel MiamiAqua connotes greenish-blue. Acqua connotes the restaurant helmed by chef Patrick Boucher in Miami's Four Seasons Hotel. The Life Acquatic is a movie with Bill ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 14, 2010

    Floridian Beer Evolution, Part Two

    ​As we learned last week in the Floridian Beer Evolution Part 1, the regular beer drinker is familiar with Heineken, Corona, Budweiser and Presidente. But what he or she likely doesn't know is that Florida brewers are chipping in on the beverage side and creating fun, whimsical brews full of c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 6, 2010

    Sakaya Kitchen Cooking Fresh Asian in Midtown

    ​Sakaya Kitchen, a "fast-casual Asian-inspired organic-conscious restaurant," is now open in midtown Miami. The menu is a mix of  Asian comfort and street foods such as Korean style BBQ, fresh noodle boxes, and Filipino egg rolls. The man behind the business is Richard Hales, who not only wor ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 22, 2009

    A Dozen New Year's Eve Scenes For Under $100

    In alphabetical order:8 oz. Burger Bar: New Year's Eve After Party at 1:00 a.m. with DJ. Open all night, weekend brunch debuting 9:00 a.m. New Year's Day. 305.397.8246, No cover, $5 cocktail and beer specials.  Atrio/Level 25 at the Conrad Hilton: Four course dinner, champagne, open bar all nig ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 21, 2009

    Miami's Ten Priciest New Year's Eve Dinners

    Dinner at these establishments will cost at least $500-plus for you and your loved one. With apologies to China Grill, Grass, and Naoe, all of which just missed the cut at $200 per person.The Setai: Dom Perignon dinner, six course wine dinner, string quartet. Cash bar after 11! $450Blue Door at Dela ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 2, 2009

    Weekend Blog Watch: Ted Turner, 850 Bottles, Tailgaiting, Beer, and Key West

    Photo via albertoalerigi's Flickr / CC2.0Aaaah! A plate.​Some people are saying this recession is over. Maybe it started when "they" gave us back some time (sorry Arizona), literally. Fall Back dropped early Sunday morning. We're pretty sure that has something to do with farming. Here are some fre ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 27, 2009

    Weekend Blog Watch

    We here at Short Order are committed to giving you the fullest picture possible of all things Miami food. With that in mind here are some interesting food-related items floating round the blogosphere.- The Faux Foodie Girl falls in love with Il Gabbiano while on a dining divas eatscapade.- The Heral ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 17, 2009

    An Eco-Friendly Cocktail Menu

    The Mandarin Oriental, in tandem with  TRU Organic Spirits, has launched the first "all-organic cocktail menu" in Miami. Two of the tastiest-sounding tipplers are the Mandarin: TRU Organic Vanilla Vodka, organic tangerine juice, brown sugar and a splash of heavy cream (pictured above). And the ... More >>

  • Calendar

    July 17, 2008

    Go for the Gold!

    When the torch has been extinguished, head to the podium.

  • Calendar

    June 12, 2008

    Ay, Papi

    Wondering what to do for Dad’s special day? We got you.

  • Blogs

    November 12, 2007
  • Blogs

    November 12, 2007

    Reds, Whites, and Green

    A trio of uniquely themed wine dinners are taking place in area restaurants this coming week. On Tuesday night, beginning at 6:30 p.m., Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar hosts Red Rapture: The All-Red 90 Wine Dinner. The event highlights five red wines from around the globe that have been ra ... More >>

  • Calendar

    August 2, 2007

    Wok It Out

    You can put this on your tab

  • Blogs

    July 27, 2007
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    July 27, 2007
  • Calendar

    November 16, 2006

    Meet the New Neighbor

    But don’t bring a casserole to this block party

  • Calendar

    August 3, 2006
  • Dining

    March 9, 2006

    Fat Geese for Fat Cats

    That foie gras would sure taste good on someone else's dime

  • Calendar

    February 16, 2006
  • Restaurants

    May 12, 2005
  • News

    September 30, 2004
  • City Life

    May 13, 2004


    Stephen P. Clark Government Center

  • Finest Foods

    May 13, 2004


    The cheese course at Azul

  • Music

    December 18, 2003

    Where's Paris?

    America's favorite babe bypasses party in her honor

  • Diversions

    May 15, 2003

    Michelle Bernstein

    Personal Best

  • City Life

    May 16, 2002


    Chef Michelle Bernstein

  • Dining

    August 9, 2001
  • City Life

    May 17, 2001

    Best Hotel

    Mandarin Oriental

  • Restaurants

    May 17, 2001
  • Dining

    February 8, 2001
  • Dining

    September 14, 2000

    Side Dish

    Ciao to Chow and more

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