Haute Living Hosts Private Yacht Cocktail & Dinner With Chef Boulud, Alongside Sunreef Yachts & Avant Gallery

Continuing the celebrations during the globally-renowned art week—Art Basel Miami Beach—Haute Living, together with Sunreef Yachts and Avant Gallery, hosted guests for a cocktail party aboard a gorgeous yacht, followed by a private dinner for VIP guests at Boulud Sud. The highlight of the evening was former Haute Living cover star and Michelin-starred Chef Daniel Boulud, who personally welcomed guests and curated a delectable menu for the esteemed guests for the evening at his Downtown Miami hotspot.

Sunreef yachts marquis
Marquis Cocktail

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Stephanie High & Robert Riva
Stephanie High & Robert Riva

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To start the festivities, guests were invited aboard the gorgeous 70-foot Marquis yacht, where they were greeted with the perfect combination of Carbonadi Vodka drinks and Calvisius Caviar tastings. The five-stateroom power catamaran—boasting a cruising speed of 15 knots—was docked at the perfect spot at the marina, where guests were able to enjoy the gorgeous Miami skyline views and Camilla dress designs worn by models on board, as well as beats from the live DJ and the tasty canapés from La Muse Cafe.

Carbonadi Vodka
Carbonadi Vodka

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Camilla Dresses
Camilla Dresses

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Michael Pulchino trying Calvisius Caviar
Michael Pulchino trying Calvisius Caviar

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April Donelson, CEO Doctors Studio Pete Martinez and Dr. Lisbeth Roy
April Donelson, CEO Doctors Studio Pete Martinez and Dr. Lisbeth Roy

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After the cocktail, select VIP guests made their way across the street to one of Miami’s premiere dining destinations, Boulud Sud, where they were led into the private dining room with work on display from renowned contemporary artist, Skyler Grey, and welcomed with flutes of Champagne. Shortly thereafter, Chef Daniel Boulud himself came to greet the guests, explaining the menu style for the evening and a little bit about his familiarity and experiences with the fine art world, including that he cooked several times for Andy Warhol at his famed New York City restaurant.

Spencer Mar Guilburt, Sethe Semilof, Ray of Crime By Design, Kamal Hotchandani, Mad Steez
Spencer Mar Guilburt, Sethe Semilof, Ray of Crime By Design, Kamal Hotchandani, Mark Paul Deren of Mad Steez

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Robert Riva x Sunreef Yachts
Robert Riva

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Kamal Hotchandani, Alona Goldman, Chef Boulud, Jennifer Certain, Joey Goldman, Seth Semilof, Dmitry Prut
Kamal Hotchandani, Alona Goldman, Chef Boulud, Jennifer Certain, Joey Goldman, Seth Semilof, Dmitry Prut

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For dinner, guests enjoyed a delectable lineup of signature Boulud Sud Miami Mediterranean dishes, including Crispy Artichokes Alla Romana, a selection of Mezze, Octopus à la Plancha, Mediterranean Branzino, Pumpkin Agnolotti and Catalan Grilled Skirt Steak, all paired with wines. Before dessert arrived, Haute Living CEO Kamal Hotchandani addressed the room, thanking partners Sunreef Yachts and Avant Gallery’s Dmitry Prut, in attendance, for making the event that evening possible, and later introducing Robert Riva—U.S. Sales Director for Sunreef Yachts—to say a few words.

Kamal Hotchandani
Kamal Hotchandani

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Dmitry Prut & Jennifer Certain
Avant Gallery’s Dmitry Prut & Jennifer Certain

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In addition to speaking on the wide range of customized luxury catamarans on offer, Riva touched on the importance of being able to ‘unplug’ on occasion to enjoy the present moment, and how he believes that a lot of Sunreef Yachts’ growing successes is in part, due to the freedom and disconnectivity it offers its catamaran owners.

Chef Boulud and Robert Riva
Chef Boulud and Robert Riva

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Shortly thereafter, Doctors Studio’s Dr. Lisbeth Roy addressed the room, taking a moment to speak about her organization called Liam’s Light Foundation, named after her son, who devastatingly lost his life 10 years ago. She explained that funds raised through the organization would go toward medical and scientific studies that explore alternate methods of disease prevention in increasingly toxic environments, outside of the solutions offered by traditional healthcare.

Pete Martinez, Spencer Mar Guilburt, Dr. Lisbeth Roy
Pete Martinez, Spencer Mar Guilburt, Dr. Lisbeth Roy

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As the desserts made their way to the table, Hotchandani introduced close friend and founder of Wynwood Walls, Joey Goldman—also known as Gold Man in the contemporary art world—to present a custom piece of art he created for the master, Chef Boulud. The diamond dust embellished piece sparkled in the light so beautifully, guests in the room left their seats to get a closer look at the gorgeous piece. Gracious and full of gratitude, Boulud embraced Gold Man in a hug, ending another “Haute Basel” evening on a high note.

Joey Goldman AKA Gold Man and Chef Boulud
Joey Goldman AKA Gold Man and Chef Boulud

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Kamal Hotchandani, Chef Boulud, Joey Goldman AKA Gold Man
Kamal Hotchandani, Chef Boulud, Joey Goldman AKA Gold Man

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Dmitry Prut, Chef Boulud, Joey Goldman AKA Gold Man and Skyler Grey
Dmitry Prut, Chef Boulud, Joey Goldman AKA Gold Man and Skyler Grey

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For more information on Sunreef Yachts, click here, or for purchase inquires for Marquis, on offer from Next Generation Yachting, click here.

Paige Mastrandrea, Chef Boulud, Michael Pulchino
Paige Mastrandrea, Chef Boulud, Michael Pulchino

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