HAUTE SECRETS :: MIAMI – David Siguaw, Raul Casares

David Siguaw

Eden Roc Renaissance Miami Beach Sales and Marketing Director David Siguaw gives us an insider’s look at his favorite haute spots in Miami.

Name: David Siguaw

Where were you born:

Spokane, Wash.

How long in Miami: 3 years

Neighborhood: Surfside

Occupation: Marketing executive

Favorite restaurant: 1500 Degrees

Best steakhouse: Gotham Steak

Best sushi: Kung Fu Kitchen & Sushi

Best ethnic restaurant: Mr. Chow

Best Italian: Casa Tua

Best pizza: Pizza Rustica

Best lunch: Cabana Beach Club

Best place for late night dining: News Cafe

Best dessert: Chocolate ice cream

Best place for a romantic date:

A moonlight walk on the beach

(with champagne)

Best Sunday brunch: Scarpetta’s

Hautest club and/or lounge: Soho Beach House Club Bar

Best place for a power business meeting: Smith & Wollensky

If you have out of town guests, which hotel would you recommend?

Eden Roc Renaissance Miami Beach

Favorite shopping venue/boutique:

Bal Harbour Shops

Best place to buy jewelry/watches:

Van Cleef & Arpels

Best spa: Elle Spa

Best gym/athletic facility:

David Barton Gym

Best massage: Deep tissue at Elle Spa

Best limousine/driving services:

Miami Beach Taxi

Favorite charity event: The Blacks’ Annual Gala, Rally for Kids, Best Buddies

Favorite cultural event:

Andrei Sharov’s Art Basel exhibit

Favorite cultural institution: Adrienne Arsht Center for Performing Arts

Best museum/exhibit:

MOCA

Favorite historic/legendary place to see

or explore: Villa Vizcaya

All-around favorite locale in Miami:

Ocean Drive

Best aspect of Miami:

The people, of course.

Raul Casares

The man behind RC Aluminum gives us an inside look at his favorite spots around the city.

Name: Raul Casares

Where were you born: Cuba

How long in Miami: Since 1949

Neighborhood: South of Fifth

Occupation: Owner of RC Aluminum

Favorite restaurant: Prime 112

Best steakhouse: Capital Grille

Best sushi: Nobu

Best ethnic restaurant: Hakkasan

Best Italian: Osteria del Teatro

Best pizza: Pucci’s Pizza

Best lunch: Caffe Abbracci

Best place for late night dining: Jerry’s Deli

Best dessert: Profiteroles at Caffe Abbracci

Best place for a romantic date: The Forge

Best Sunday brunch: The Biltmore

Hautest club and/or lounge: Mynt

Best place for a power business meeting: My office

If you have out of town guests, which hotel would you recommend? The Marquis

Favorite shopping venue/boutique: Damiani

Best place to buy jewelry/watches:

The Seybold Building

Best spa: Canyon Ranch

Best gym/athletic facility: Portofino Tower

Best massage: Lauren, my masseuse

Best limousine/driving services: My driver

Favorite charity event:  Make-A-Wish

Favorite cultural event: Art Basel

Favorite cultural institution: The Clevelander

Best museum/exhibit: MOCA

Favorite historic/legendary place to see or explore:

Villa Vizcaya

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