Whether it’s a craving for ceviche, an appetite for Mexican or even Vietnamese, Giralda Under the Stars presented by Zacapa Rum brings dining, music and art to the streets of Coral Gables. Over a dozen restaurants and bars on Giralda Avenue’s Restaurant Row (between Ponce de Leon Boulevard and Galiano Street) will bring culinary excellence and popular libations outdoors, literally under the stars. Restaurant Row will be closed to vehicular traffic so that Giralda Under the Stars’ participating restaurants and bars may fill the street with tables and chairs, live music and entertainment from 7pm to midnight every first Friday of the month through March 2015.
Presenting sponsor Zacapa Rum will once again invite patrons to experience the award-winning blend of their ultra-premium rums, and witness firsthand its international reputation for exceptional taste and quality. In addition, some new elements this year include, The Local Craft Food & Drink featuring Caja China Creations every month as well as a new theme to be incorporated for each series. December 5th marks our next series coinciding with Art Basel and will feature The Wall Brawl, where local artists compete against each other with skill, creativity, technique and passion with a time limit and a 4ft. by 4ft. canvas. Their audience at Giralda Under the Stars becomes a witness to the artistic process and gets to decide the winner! January will be a family night, February will be a night for romance and March will be the can’t-miss Grand Finale.
Participating restaurants this year include: Castelluccio, Divino Ceviche, Ikura Sushi Lounge, La Dorada, Miss Saigon Bistro, Pete's Authentic Cooking, Spritz of Coral Gables, Talavera, The Bar, The Local Craft Food & Drink, and new comers Vicolo Italian Kitchen, GreenLife Miami, and Threefold Café. All will be open and offering locals, families and foodies alike many food options to enjoy along with live music, art and the beautiful Miami weather.
“This event allows Restaurant Row to shine, coming together to offer a wide array of food from all over the world with choices to satisfy any and all palates and budgets," said Marina Foglia, Executive Director of the Business Improvement District of Coral Gables, which produces the event.
Most restaurant menus are available online and reservations are highly recommended. There is plenty of parking in the municipal parking garages and there will also be valet stationed at each end of the street. No tickets required to enjoy the festivities & ambiance. For more information visit www.ShopCoralGables.com.