Haute Living Celebrates Derek Jeter With Perrier-Jouët At Mr. C Coconut Grove

Derek Jeter
Derek Jeter

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Derek Jeter is known as one of the greatest professional baseball players of all time for his iconic career with the New York Yankees. However, now Jeter is creating a new legacy off the field, serving as the Miami Marlins CEO. In honor of this milestone in Jeter’s life as he enters his second season leading the front office, Haute Living dedicated its Miami April cover to the legend, and celebrated the launch with an intimate dinner at the newly-opened Mr. C Coconut Grove. Perrier-Jouët Champagne, the incredible One Thousand Museum Residences and luxury scenting brand Aroma360 all joined in on the occasion to pay tribute to Jeter.

Louis Birdman, Farah Abassi, Derek Jeter and Kamal Hotchandani
Louis Birdman, Farah Abassi, Derek Jeter and Kamal Hotchandani

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In Haute Living‘s exclusive cover story with the Marlins CEO, he shared the challenges of his new career and his plans to revitalize the baseball team by listening to the fans of Miami. “It’s important for me and for the Marlins organization to develop trust—to gain the trust that some things take time and don’t happen overnight. They may not even happen in a year or two years. But everything we say, and every promise we make, we intend to meet,” he asserted.

Florals by Sandy Silvera
Florals by Sandy Silvera

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“We promised that we were going to listen to the fans and make their experience better,” Jeter added. “We’re delivering on that right now. I hope that the more we deliver over time, the more trust we will gain from our fans. Because that’s most important to us.”

Caroline O'Connor, Derek Jeter and Nicolette Lawrence
Caroline O’Connor, Derek Jeter and Nicolette Lawrence

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Jeter certainly does have a way with the fans, as the humble and ever-gracious CEO made his way through the affair shaking everyone’s hands with a smile on his face. Guests enjoyed sips of Perrier-Jouët Belle Époque Champagne and Mr. C’s signature Bellinis to start, as well as decadent canapés like crab croquettes, bruschetta and lamb chops.

Perrier-Jouët Belle Époque
Perrier-Jouët Belle Époque

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After the cocktail, guests made their way into the stunning private dining room of the new boutique hotel, which featured breathtaking waterfront views and a picturesque table display, completed with florals from Sandy Silvera.

Dinner featured a gourmet menu of some of Mr. C’s signature restaurant, Bellini’s, famed dishes including Burrata and tomatoes, Endive Salad, Grilled Vegetables and a Honey Mustard Salad to start; Risotto Primavera for a mid-course; and a selection of Filet of Dover Sole with baby artichokes, Prime Roast Filet of Beef or Roasted Chicken for mains.

Louis Birdman, Farah Abassi, Kamal Hotchandani and Derek Jeter
Louis Birdman, Farah Abassi, Kamal Hotchandani and Derek Jeter

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Before dessert, Haute Living CEO Kamal Hotchandani took the stage to make a toast to the cover star. “I’ve waited a decade for this cover—and ten years ago, that was Derek Jeter, the athlete. Now, he’s evolved into so much more—an entrepreneur, a philanthropist and most importantly, a family man. So it’s a true honor to be here tonight with our wonderful partners Louis Birdman of One Thousand Museum, Farah Abassi of Aroma360 and Perrier-Jouët. I want us all to raise our glasses in your honor,” he said as guests echoed with a round of applause and clinking glasses.

Derek Jeter with Yoda by BNS
Derek Jeter with Yoda by BNS

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After, Avant Gallery presented a beautiful custom Yoda piece to Jeter, created by famed street artist BNS. Jeter graciously made his way to the front of the room to accept his gift and also give thanks to everyone for coming out to support him.

Derek Jeter
Derek Jeter

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“Thank you to everyone for supporting us as an organization and giving us the platform to tell our story. We are building something special here that the community of Miami can be proud of. And the only way we’ll have success is through the continued support of our fans, so thank you to everyone and we are honored as an organization to be here celebrating tonight.”

Antonio Misuraca and Derek Jeter
Antonio Misuraca and Derek Jeter

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And with a lively round of applause, guests toasted once again and departed the evening with their hearts full, ready to cheer on the Marlins in their next home game the following day.

Violet Camacho, April Donelson, Paige Mastrandrea, Derek Jeter, Kamal Hotchandani and Deyvanshi Masrani
Violet Camacho, April Donelson, Paige Mastrandrea, Derek Jeter, Kamal Hotchandani and Deyvanshi Masrani

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Louis Birdman and One Thousand Museum Team
Louis Birdman and One Thousand Museum Team

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Kamal Hotchandani and Derek Jeter
Kamal Hotchandani and Derek Jeter

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Farah Abassi and Benny Aboud
Farah Abassi and Benny Aboud

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Dani Epstein
Dani Epstein

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Avant Gallery
Joe Moniz and Anna Serova of Avant Gallery for BNS

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Perus Wine
Perus Wine

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