On Wednesday, April 21, 2010, Nespresso Boutique celebrated their Grand Opening in Miami Beach. Hosted by Frédéric Levy, President, Nespresso North America, Nespresso receives City of Miami Beach and State of Florida proclamations followed by a special performance by singing sensation Charice, champagne and Nespresso Grand Cru pairings by Chef and Sommelier Stephen Asprinio of “Top Chef”.
Nespresso-inspired culinary creations by:
Douglas Rodriguez: Owner/Executive Chef, D Rodriguez Cuba at the Hotel Astor and Ola at Sanctuary
• Sean Brasel: Co-Owner/Executive Chef, Meat Market and Touch Catering
• Jonathan Eismann: Owner/Executive Chef, Pacific Time, Q, Fin and Pizza Volante
• Hedy Goldsmith: Executive Pastry Chef, Michael’s Genuine Food & Drink
• Nicola Carro & Fabrizio Carro: Co-Executive Chefs, Quattro (Miami and NYC) and Sosta.
Special Guests: Francis Krempp, Lead Architect, Nespresso Boutique, Nacho Figueras world champion polo player and face of all Polo fragrances by Ralph Lauren, Miami Beach commissioners Jorge Exposito and Michael Gongora, Bruce Orosz, Polo Life Limited with local socialites Michelle Klinger of Musicians on Call, hotelier Alan Lieberman, Michael Capponi, Trudy and Alan Courey, Amanda and Mark Tamis, Criselda Breene, Iran Issa Khan, international photographer, Christina Getty Maercks and Arin Maercks, Stephanie Sayfie Aagaard and Morten Aagaard, Suzy Buckley, editor of Ocean Drive, Fredric Dechnik, The Webster co-owner, Greg Lotus, International Fashion photographer, Robert Wennett, 1111 Lincoln Road developer, Mario Cader French, 1111 Lincoln Road developer and VP MTV Latin America, Karla Dascal, Frank Amadeo, President Estefan Enterprises and 500 guests.
Silent auction benefited Musicians on Call, and raised $10,000 for 3rd Bedside Performance Program in South Florida.