On Monday evening, one of Miami’s most well dressed ladies Kelly Gold and I headed to the The Ritz-Carlton Residences, Miami Beach, the luxury residential development situated on Surprise Lake, where more than 200 Miami socialites and celebrities alike gathered, such as Harry Casey of KC and the Sunshine Band. Also present were Iran Issa-Khan, Sam Robin, Ophir Sternberg, Ricardo Dunin, Megan Riley and Carrie Copeland.
In honor of Lee Brian Schrager’s new cookbook: FRIED & TRUE: More than 50 Recipes for America’s Best Fried Chicken and Sides, Lionheart Capital and YARDBIRD Southern Table & Bar hosted a summer kick-off soiree. The Miami South Beach Food & Wine Festival icon signed copies of his newly launched cookbook for guests throughout the evening.
Lionheart Capital CEO Ophir Sternberg and Director of Sales George Mato welcomed food enthusiasts and introduced the evening’s guest of honor, Lee Brian Schrager. The entrepreneur and author discussed his inspiration for FRIED & TRUE, even mentioning the extraordinary recipe range from Classic Southern Fried Chick to Asian-Inspired Dishes.
Guests mingled and munched on YARDBIRD’s signature Shrimp & Grits, Mama’s Chicken Biscuits and scrumptious Bacon-Butterscotch Cake, to name a few. Guests toured the modernist-designed sales gallery, which features a high-tech media wall, including holograms, an interactive presentation, and dioramas of the project as well as a screening room which features a short film about The Residences by Italian architect Piero Lissoni. The evening concluded with one-on-one meet and greets with Schrager, during which guests received a personalized cookbook.
Sam Robin & Iran Issa Khan1
Vanessa Fox & Marc Braha
Ophir Sternberg, Tatiana Blanco, & Ricardo Dunin1
Kristine Mcglinchey & Teresa Shum1
Megan Riley, Iran Issa Khan, & Jill Clark1
Ophir Sternberg & Belkys Nerey1
Ophir Sternberg, Lee Schrager, Harry Wayne Casey, & George Mato1
Harry Wayne Casey & George Mato1
Carolyn Block Ellert, Christopher Blackman, Lesa Blackman, & Amalie Loendal
Andrew Jacobs & Dara Hirsh1