Taste Pink for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Through October, many Miami restaurants debut their most creative eats and drinks and offer special monthlong deals in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, which celebrates its 30th anniversary this year.

The campaign was founded in 1985 as a partnership between the American Cancer Society and the pharmaceutical division of Imperial Chemical Industries, now a part of AstraZeneca, which produces several anti-breast cancer drugs.

To celebrate the success garnered in the past 30 years and to continue to raise awareness and give back, these Miami spots are adding a flavorful spin to the monthlong breast cancer campaign.

The Fontainebleau brings back its annual Bleau Goes Pink for the seventh year in a row to raise awareness for breast cancer. The hotel's Chateau Tower will be lit pink every night through the end of the month from dusk to 10 p.m. The hotel is also featuring special prix-fixe menus at all of its signature restaurants. Dinner is priced at $55 per person at Hakkasan, Scarpetta, Michael Mina 74, and Stripsteak by Michael Mina. Five dollars from every cover will be donated to Susan G. Komen Miami/Fort Lauderdale Fund. Chez Bon Bon is offering pink desserts and treats including strawberry éclairs, raspberry macaroon tarts, pink cotton candy, strawberry gelato, and pink velvet cupcakes too. For more information about Bleau Goes Pink or to view menus and make reservations, visit

Barton G. the Restaurant joined forces with Miami resident and New Kid on the Block member Danny Wood to support breast cancer awareness. Throughout the month, 15 percent of all proceeds of Barton G.’s signature dessert, Marie Antoinette’s Head – Let Them Eat Cake, will be donated to Remember Betty, an organization founded by Wood following his mother’s passing from breast cancer in 1999. It provides direct financial assistance to breast cancer patients and survivors. The dessert ($29) is made with mounds of fluffy, house-made cotton candy atop a model’s head, surrounded by strawberry shortcake, fresh berries, and schlag. 

Dolce Italian inside the Gale South Beach is showcasing one of its signature cocktails, which happens to be pink, along with a special dessert pairing. A percentage of proceeds for both benefit the Susan G. Komen Fund, a nonprofit organization focused on raising awareness about the disease and funding research and clinical trials. The Spicy Raspberry Collins ($13), dubbed the pink cocktail, is made with lime, house-made spicy syrup, raspberry puree, ginger beer, and vodka. The drink can be paired with its raspberry mascarpone creme ($10), which combines mascarpone with meringue and basil.

Delano South Beach's signature green apple cake pops have turned pink all month long in honor of the cause. The chocolate cake pops, disguised as pink pops, can fulfill any midday or midnight craving and, now, bring awareness to breast cancer. They will be available through the end of the month.

Bianca at Delano's pastry chef Armand Berger created a savory dessert to bring awareness to his restaurant diners. His white-chocolate panna cotta ($15) is made with fresh berries, strawberry crumble, crunchy pink meringue, and berry couli. Twenty-five percent of each purchase will go toward the Susan G. Komen Fund. Eaters can order it through the end of the month.

Piripi in Coral Gables will be serving its own pink-themed drink, the Tatatini ($10), all month long. Made with Voli vodka, pink grapefruit juice, peach schnapps, and mint, every cocktail sold will result in $1 to supporting breast cancer awareness and research. Every Wednesday, the eatery will also host Señorita Wednesdays through October in which guests can Drink to Pink and celebrate breast cancer survivors and those who continue to fight for this great cause, with complimentary bubbly for ladies from 6 to 8 p.m. 

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