AAA Five Diamonds Resort Forbes Travel Guide

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For information regarding events and activities during your stay, please view our Calendar of Events below. You may also contact our concierge desk at 305-918-6860.

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  • Celebrate New Year’s Eve with Acqualina's Out of Africa Experience

    When: From 12/31/2013 to 01/01/2014 Add this event to your calendar

    Ring In The New Year With The Ultimate Celebration
    Acqualina offers international jetsetters and astute South Florida residents three options to ring in the New Year in style.
    Tuesday, December 31, 2013
    9:00pm to 1:00am

    Dinner with champagne toast $295 per person
    Dinner with open bar and DJ party $350 per person
    Open bar and DJ party only $125 per person

    Guests who select the dinner option will enjoy the resort's interactive food stations. With indoor and outdoor seating available, stations will include gourmet dishes like charred lamb kabobs served over barley and ostrich bobotie, seared prime strip steaks, and giant prawn cocktail with spicy tomato jam, a premium wine tasting station featuring a selection of the finest South African wines as well as a decadent dessert station with an array of South African inspired dishes such as citrus tart with honey and dates, buttermilk rusks, Koekisters, wood grilled angel food cake, and "Honest chocolate torte" featuring chocolate from the famous Cape Town chocolate shop.
    Guests who select the open bar and DJ party option will enjoy live music, an open premium bar and specialty drinks prepared by the resort's mixologist. Fire dancers will entertain while soft tribal drumming fills the air. The ultra VIP party will be set poolside in an African setting with tiki torches and lanterns. Guests will countdown to the New Year with DJ Shlomi spinning the hottest tracks, filling the air with love and high energy.

    All prices are subject to a service charge of 22%, plus any applicable state of Florida sales tax (currently 7%) and local resort tax (currently 2%). Valet parking is $15.

    Advanced reservations and prepayment are required. For more information on Acqualina Resort's Out of Africa New Year's Eve celebration, contact the resort's concierge desk at 305.918.6860.

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  • Acqualina welcomes Executive Chef Dewey LoSasso

    When: From 12/26/2013 to 05/31/2014 Add this event to your calendar

    An award winning chef for an award winning resort!

    Acqualina brings together all of the elements for a luxury lifestyle. An unparalleled service culture, a distinctive interior design, an unbeatable outdoor setting and now a highly creative, detail oriented chef with a passion for the culinary arts.

    Chef Dewey LoSasso will oversee and reconceptualize the food and beverage program at our Forbes Travel Guide Five Star and AAA Five Diamond resort.

    Chef LoSasso has been a driving force on the South Florida culinary scene having served as the Chef at The Forge since 2008. Chef LoSasso received "excellent" ratings from The Miami Herald and South Florida Sun Sentinel, and was honored as one of Ocean Drive magazine's "Great Chefs." He also served as executive chef at New York's Hudson Hotel, and as the executive and concept chef for China Grill Management's Tuscan Steak in Miami, which was a South Beach favorite during his tenure.

    In his illustrious career, LoSasso has also served as Donatella Versace's personal chef and food event coordinator, creating magnificent meals for the fashion icon's famed parties. He brought fine dining to the sports world as the head chef for the Lipton Tennis Tournament (now Sony Ericsson Open). A New Jersey-native born into an Italian family, LoSasso realized his passion for cooking at age 13, and has been leaving his mark of excellence in kitchens ever since.


    When: From 12/31/2013 to 01/01/2014 Add this event to your calendar

    Reserve a table for an elegant four course dinner. Early Seating: 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm, $175 per person plus tax and gratuity. Late Seating: 8:00 pm to 1:00 am, $250 per person plus tax and gratuity. Live music and party favors are included to the late seating. Advanced reservation and $100 deposit per person is required.

    Please contact Il Mulino at 305.466.9191 for additional information or to make your reservation.


    When: From 12/31/2013 to 01/01/2014 Add this event to your calendar

    Kids are invited to celebrate at a dedicated kids-only Safari New Year's Eve Bash. Young guests ages 4 to 12 will enjoy their own personal DJ and activities including a video game station, an Out of Africa photo booth, Safari stuff-an-animal contest, mask making and a dinner buffet. The kids-only party allows families to celebrate the night all under one roof with individual experiences to leave lasting memories. This event is $85 per child and is available to Acqualina hotel guests and residents and to local patrons who have a dinner reservation at Il Mulino or Acqualina's Out of Africa Event.

    Tuesday, December 31, 2013 from 8:00pm to 12:30am

  • Art Miami 2013

    When: From 12/03/2013 to 12/08/2013 Add this event to your calendar

    Art Miami, the leading international contemporary and modern art fair marks the beginning of Art Week in Miami. The art fair which attracts more than 65,000 collectors, curators, museum professionals around the globe will showcase artwork from the world’s most respected galleries.

  • Art Basel Miami Beach

    When: From 12/05/2013 to 12/08/2013 Add this event to your calendar

    Join art enthusiasts from all over the globe at the most prestigious art show in the Americas, Art Basel Miami Beach. The festival will feature more than 250 leading galleries, showcasing work by more than 2,000 artists of the 20th and 21st centuries. Make your experience special with Acqualina Resort & Spa’s Art Basel Package, including luxury accommodations, admission tickets for two, and transportation.

  • Miami City Ballet’s: The Nutcracker

    When: From 12/19/2013 to 12/24/2013 Add this event to your calendar

    During your luxurious holiday stay at Acqualina Resort & Spa, don’t miss an unforgettable performance of the classical Nutcracker Ballet by Miami City Ballet at the Ziff Ballet Opera House. The Broadway-like performance will include lavish costumes, dazzling special effects, live-blizzard, and music from Tchaikovsky. 

  • Kid's Cooking Classes at Piazzetta

    When: From 03/30/2013 to 12/07/2013 Add this event to your calendar

    Taught every Saturday from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm by one of our Chefs, kids ages 5 to 12 will make their own personal pizzas from scratch and watch them bake in the Piazzetta brick oven! Kids will take away their very own Piazzetta Chef’s hat and apron.

    $35, by reservation only

    To make a reservation, please call the Concierge Desk at extension 305.918.6860. 

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