Sunday, November 15, 2015

Second Annual "Flying with the Stars" Event Benefitting the Miami Children's Health Foundation Hosted Celebrated Chefs From Milan, Italy

The second annual "Flying with the Stars" Event benefitting the Miami Children's Health Foundation, was held on November 11th and 12th, and hosted celebrated chefs from Milan, Italy. Orchestrated by Salumeria 104, Midtown Oyster Bar and MB America, the lavish events were held at the former Al Capone mansion on Palm Island in Miami Beach. The tickets for the events were priced at $250 per person.

Sponsored by American Airlines, each night's wine-paired six-course menu was curated by Milan-based and "Michelin star-caliber" Italian chefs Luigi Taglienti, Alberto Burrito and Claudio Francesco Ceriotti, in collaboration with Chef Angelo Masarin of Salumeria 104 and Midtown Oyster Bar. Guests were welcomed at the private beach of the historic waterfront Al Capone villa, recently restored by MB America, with oysters and champagnes one evening, and inventive amuse-bouches the following night. In addition to the once-in-a-lifetime dinner, a silent auction was held each evening, and guests had the opportunity to bid on items such as a Jeroboam bottle of Champagne Lanson, magnum bottles of wine, hotel stays, and specially curated H&H jewelry pieces to match the sea and land themes of each night. All proceeds from the silent auctions benefitted the Miami Children's Health Foundation,  an organization established to support the creation of a world-class pediatric hospital so no child needs to leave South Florida for superior medical care.

"At MB America, we are committed to making a difference to the communities in which we operate," said Marco Bruzzi, co-founder and CEO of MB America. "We were delighted to co-organize and contribute to this noble initiative with one of our properties: the Al Capone mansion, and with the participation of Michelin-starred Chef Taglienti, who recently joined our team. In doing so, we will hopefully raise awareness and money for the Miami Children's Health Foundation and its worthwhile cause."

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