Thursday, August 11, 2011
Style File: Shikany Experience
When it comes to food we're all looking for a unique experience. So forget the average Sunday brunch or wine dinner at a restaurant. How about a yacht or an exclusive penthouse? 7's Belkys Nerey takes us on a culinary journey in tonight's Style File.
WSVN -- Chef Michael Shikany loves taking chances when it comes to food.
Michael Shikany, Chef: "Food is what I care about the most, it's my creativity."
And unlike most chefs, he didn't just want to open another' sit-down restaurant. Michael wanted to really shake things up.
Michael Shikany, Chef: "You can always go to a restaurant you get bored and tired of it."
So he started the "Shikany Nomadic Culinary Series" where the dining experience always moves into a different space like penthouses yachts and art galleries.
Michael Shikany Chef: "I wanted to bring people together around different interests, like lifestyle, music, art, fashion, and I wanted it to revolve around food."
One of Shikany's regular events is a twist on Sunday brunch called "Sunday Sounds" the brunches will take place at a different swank space like his last event at the 'Shore Club Penthouse' in South Beach.
Dirk: "I'd like to raise a toast to Chef Michael Shikany."
For four hours guests got the chance to experience the luxury and breathtaking views of the exclusive sky-high penthouse.
Nattacha Calabrese-Guest: "Breathtaking, it's fabulous and just being here with my husband and meeting new people, everyone has been so nice and the hospitality is unbelievable."
Susan Isenberg-Guest: "It's just a beautiful day. I got my drink and life is good."
There was music, dancing lots of socializing and soaking up the sun.
Camelia Bowles-Guest: "We all voted and we had to stick our feet in the pool or it wouldn't be a party if we weren't in the pool."
Johnny Calabrese-Guest: "To have an event like this that brings people together that are probably like-minded, like being on ocean, enjoying everything that Miami has to offer."
While you're enjoying yourself, Chef Michael is hard at work preparing a parade of delicious dishes.
Michael Shikany-Chef: "We are doing a ten course today, we actually themed around a seafood brunch something good for Miami."
Emilio Guerra is Michael's partner in wine. He's at every event to make sure the food and drinks match up.
Emilio Guerra-Wine Director for Shikany Experience: "He loves to cook incredible cuisine's and I love to pair the food with wines that enhance the flavor of the food."
But not just wine you'll find cocktail stations with prosecco, tequila and vodka.
Camelia Bowles-Guest: "The food is extravagant. The specialty that Michael comes up with the pairing of the drinks and the food, you can't get it at a restaurant."
Who knows where the next roving food party will be, but we promise it's a culinary journey worth taking.
Belkys Nerey: "To join the Shikany events you'll need to sign up and you will get invites to events that fit your interests the average event price is $150."
FOR MORE INFORMATION:
Chef Michael Shikany
Shikany Interactive Dinners