Todd English Hosts a $12,000 a Plate Dinner on a Superyacht
Just one of many extravagant things to do during Miami Grand Prix Weekend
If you’re in town for this weekend’s F1 Miami Grand Prix, there are a plethora of satellite events that have absolutely nothing to do with Formula 1 racing.
Hard Rock Stadium, located in Miami Gardens (about a 30-minute drive from Downtown Miami) has been turned into the Miami International Autodrome for the event, with Formula One cars reaching an average speed of about 139 miles per hour along the temporary 3.363 mile-long track that has been installed.
The race, itself, is mostly sold out, although campus day passes are still available, which allows you to eat and drink at dozens of restaurants that are popping up for the weekend.
Even more interesting than the race itself are the dinners being held all weekend long that offer luxury experiences from big names in the culinary game.
Italian butcher Dario Cecchini is hosting a dinner at the SLS Brickell Hotel on Friday, May 6. The chef, who operates Carna by Dario Cecchini at a sister property, the Baha Mar in the Bahamas, will be on hand during the dinner for a grilling demonstration. Tickets for the dinner, which includes wine and cocktail pairings, costs $299.
If you like to eat your rigatoni vodka while wiggling your toes in the sand, Major Food Group has set up a beachside supper club pop-up this weekend. Carbone Beach allows diners to enjoy Carbone’s classic dishes. The pop-up, which runs through Sunday, May 8, is limited to 200 people per night. American Express cardholders only can make reservations through Resy.
Last, but not least, Todd English is flying into Miami to host a dinner party on a luxury superyacht on Saturday, May 7 at 8 p.m. My Yacht Group is hosting the dinner aboard the 185-foot research vessel, Gene Chaser.
The dinner costs a stunning $12,000 per person. English, himself, will oversee the multi-course dinner that includes a dish the chef created for the event called “Liquid Gold”, comprised of Crystal Champagne, Gold Leaf infused French butter sauce, Golden Osetra Caviar, and truffled Alaskan King Crab. The 12-course dinner will also include Champagne, live entertainment, and more. Guests will also be encouraged to dance on the helipad. The dinner is reserved for 80 guests, which would bring in just short of a million dollars.
At 10 p.m., the superyacht will transition from an elegant dinner venue to a pop-up nightclub experience with DJs, aerialists, and more dancing on the helipad.
Though the dinner and dance party are said to be private if you have $12,000 you might just be able to finagle a seat at the table. To be added to the RSVP list, contact My Yacht Group.
Hmmm. Fancy Champagne and King Crab for dinner. For $12,000 a plate, most diners might still be hungry. I would want for that price another course or two! Or three!!