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Fathers' Day is Sunday, June 19th


ALL WEEKEND FATHER'S DAY GOURMET GETAWAY AT THE ALEXANDER RESORT
From Friday, June 17th through Father's Day June 19th, The "Father's Day Gourmet Getaway Package," at The Alexander Resort includes: One-bedroom ocean view suite, Dinner for two at Shula's Steak House (based on a pre-set menu or $150 towards your a La Carte selection) and a Poolside cabana for the duration of stay at $489, per-suite per-night based on double occupancy and a minimum two-night stay. For information or reservations, call 305-865-6500 or visit the hotel's web site at www.alexanderhotel.com

LUXURY PAMPERING FOR FLORIDA RESIDENTS AT MANDARIN ORIENTAL, MIAMI
From June 1 through September 30, 2005 the AAA Five Diamond Mandarin Oriental, Miami, situated on Brickell Key, is offering a "Fantastic Florida Escape" package for Florida residents. This opportunity to vacation close to home and enjoy world-class accommodation and extensive facilities including a three-level spa, Oasis Beach Club private beach, infinity-edge swimming pool, outdoor jogging trail and innovative restaurants and bars, includes luxury accommodation, daily breakfast for up to two persons, 20% off spa treatments (two hour minimum) and complimentary valet parking. Rates are from $239 per room per night from Sunday through Thursday and $249 on Friday and Saturday. Rates are subject to availability and change, exclusive of tax and apply to Florida residents only. For reservations, please contact the hotel directly on (305) 913-8288, toll free (866) 888-6780; Mandarin Oriental's worldwide sales and reservations offices or the Group's direct on-line reservations service at www.mandarinoriental.com

LOEWS MIAMI BEACH HOTEL CELEBRATES SINGLE FATHERS
The Loews Miami Beach Hotel offers a special "Single Father's Day" weekend package, June 17 - 19 including: Two nights in a double room; one day cabana rental with SummerFest daily offerings around the pool including complimentary gelato, fruit smoothies, chilled towels and aloe spray, as well as a vast selection of water sports on the beach, including para-sailing, snorkeling and jet skiing; in-room movie; Friday night dinner at Preston's "Seafood Friday". "Seafood Fridays" at Preston's offers an amazing range of buffet style choices like Asian grouper ceviche, tropical flying fish from Barbados, Caribbean conch coleslaw, bay scallop gazpacho salad, and Wahoo pineapple skewers with red pepper coulis, surf and turf churrasco with jumbo lump crab cakes. The menu includes eclectic items including rabbit paella. For a sweet ending the dessert table offers 10 to 12 choices including the mile high key lime tart and seasonal berry cobbler. South Beach Diet and carb counters alike will have many options to keep their diets on track. Dinner price is $38.00 ++ for additional guests.
Total package for one adult and two children - one child over 13 - for two nights (including hotel accommodations, dinner for two: kids under 12 complimentary- tax and service charges) $500.00 . The Loews Miami Beach Hotel , 1601 Collins Avenue. South Beach. For reservations and information call 305.604.1601. www.loewshotels.com

FATHER'S DAY BRUNCH SUNDAY, JUNE 19, AT MARK'S MIZNER PARK
In celebration of Father's Day, Sunday, June 19, Mark's Mizner Park will offer a special Sunday brunch buffet ($21.00 per person) including bagels, muffins, fresh breads and assorted pastries, a selection of fresh salads, smoked salmon, shrimp cocktail, pizza, pasta, fruit, a complimentary glass of champagne, Mimosa or Bellini and coffee or tea. Also included, a choice of a traditional brunch item such as wild mushroom omelet with spinach and mozzarella cheese, eggs Benedict with Parma Cotta ham and Hollandaise or vanilla scented waffle with fresh berries and maple syrup. Specially for Father's Day, executive chef Michael Fiorelli will add dad's favorite items including baby back ribs, prime rib, hot dogs and hamburgers. An a la carte menu is also available. Sunday Brunch is served from 11:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Dinner served nightly beginning at 5:30 p.m. Valet parking is available. Mark's Mizner Park, 344 Plaza Real, Mizner Park, Boca Raton. (561) 395-0770.

SUSHISAMBA DROMO'S FATHER'S DAY SPECIAL
SUSHISAMBA dromo wants to "take dad away from the grill," by offering him a special two course menu fit for a man who loves meat, with a complimentary beer, Sunday, June 19, from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. A two course menu will be served for $25 per person and $10 per kid and for just $12 extra they can also enjoy a Gaucho Grilled Half Lobster. SUSHISAMBA dromo's menu includes a Big Daddy roll, yellowtail ceviche, grilled beef maki roll, and a Samba Ceasar Salad as a first course. Entrees feature churrasco: a medley of grilled pork tenderloin, hanger steak, rib eye & chorizo; chicken teriyaki and grilled tiger shrimp with purple potato pur�e and Peruvian corn. SUSHISAMBA dromo, 600 Lincoln Road Miami Beach, For reservations please call 305-673-5337. $25 for adults $10 for children.

FLEMING'S PRIME STEAKHOUSE & WINE BAROPENS EARLY FOR FATHERS'DAY
Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar, will open early on Sunday, June 19, for Father's Day. In addition to the restaurant's a la carte menu of classic American steakhouse fare and 100 wines by-the-glass, Fleming's will offer several specials, including prime rib USDA prime corn-fed beef, aged to perfection and hand-cut on-site - the perfect treat for Dads of all ages- in a casually elegant refined and with light woods and rich cherry accents, leather upholstery and alabaster chandeliers. Dinner served Sunday through Thursday from 5:00 p.m. -- 10:00 p.m.; Friday and Saturday from 5:00 p.m. -- 11:00 p.m. Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar, 2525 Ponce De Leon Blvd., Coral Gables.Valet and municipal parking available. Reservations are suggested: (305) 569-7995.

DADS' GETAWAY AT GROVE ISLE HOTEL & SPA THIS FATHER'S DAY
The Ultimate Getaway at the Grove Isle Hotel & Spa this Father's Day includes brunch at BALEENmiami - the Grove Isle Hotel's signature gourmet restaurant, (lucky locals have the opportunity to experience this top-rated restaurant, which was featured in the May 30 edition of Newsweek as a top destination for Father's Day). After brunch, Dad can workout at the state-of-the-art Fitness Center, or play a game of tennis at the hotel's Har-Tru clay tennis courts. Then Dad can indulge himself in a Sports/Deep Tissue Massage at SpaTerre, the property's new spa. Brunch is available at a special rate of $50 pp (when you book this package) and the Sports Massage is available for $120 (prices include tax and gratuity). Package is only available Sunday, June 19. For more information, or to book this package, please call (305) 858-8300.

SIX 2 SIX FATHER'S DAY A LA CARTE BRUNCH
Treat Dad to all the dishes he loves, from Eggs Benedict ($8.95), Cinnamon French Toast ($9.95), Lobster Bisque ($7.95), Calamari ($10.95) and Caesar salad ($6.95) to entr�es of Roasted Chicken Pasta ($15.95) and hefty burgers topped with melted jack cheese, bacon & saut�ed onions ($11.95). Father's Day brunch will be served from 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Restaurant hours are from 5:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m., Sunday through Thursday and 5:00 p.m. - midnight Friday and Saturday. An a la carte Sunday brunch, as well as the regular menu, is served from 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Six 2 Six, 626 Lincoln Road, South Beach.

TWO CHEFS EXTENDS HOURS ON FATHERS'DAY
Honor Dad this Father's Day on Sunday, June 19 by treating him to the hearty, contemporary cuisine that has made Two Chefs famous for nearly ten years. The comfortable, bistro-style restaurant in South Miami will extend its hours from 12:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. on this special day so Dad can savor salads, pastas and risottos ($8-$28), choose from a variety of entrees ($18-$36) -- like the hearty prosciutto wrapped lamb loin or barbequed meatloaf -- or indulge in one of their seven decadent souffl�s ($8.50) Two Chefs features both a well-rounded, international wine list and an extensive spirits menu, containing moderate to high-end libations with rare and notable selections. For the dad who's a scotch aficionado, treat him to chef/owner Jan Jorgenson's Spirits Take Flight tasting - a trio of whiskeys from June 16 - June 30. For $15 per person, Two Chefs, 8287 South Dixie Highway/US1, South Miami. Free parking. Reservations suggested: (305) 663-2100.

THE PARK SPORTS CLUB AT SEMINOLE PARADISE OFFERS DADS GAME DAY
Treat dad to the spirit of "game day" on Father's Day, Sunday, June 19 by taking him to The Park Sports Club for a tailgate-inspired lunch or dinner of BBQ buffalo burger, teriyaki wings and BBQ baby back ribs. He can register to receive a free MVP card which will entitle him to a guaranteed seat anytime at The Park Sports Club. Open for lunch Monday through Saturday from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and Sunday Brunch from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Dinner is served Sunday through Thursday from 4:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. and until midnight on Friday and Saturdays. The Park Sports Club, 5763 Seminole Way, Seminole Paradise at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood. (954) 556-7450.

DORAKU OFFERS ASIAN-STYLE FATHER'S DAY MENU
On Sunday June 19, from 3 p.m. to 11:30 p.m., Doraku offers a 4-course prix-fixe Asian-style menu with a choice of Seared Tuna or Chilled Shrimp with Asian Salsa, BBQ Tuna Lettuce Wraps or Beef Maki, Rib Eye Steak, Grilled Cornish Hen or Pan Seared Grouper; and Banana or Tiramisu Tempura. Lunch hours are Monday - Friday, noon - 3:30 p.m. Dinner hours are Monday - Thursday 5 p.m. - midnight; Friday 5 p.m. - 1 a.m.; Saturday 3 p.m. - 1 a.m. and Sunday 3 p.m. - 11:30 p.m. Doraku, 1104 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach. (305) 695-8383 www.sushidoraku.com.

NORTH 110 RESTAURANT CELEBRATES FATHER�S DAY WITH TWO EVENTS
On Sunday, June 19, every father will receive a complimentary mango mimosa and a bottle of Sanso Extra Virgin Olive Oil when he comes in for a 3-course meal prepared by Chef Dewey LoSasso including such appetizers as Bloody Mary ceviche, charred lobster Gazpacho, potato pancakes with caviar, basil and creme fraiche; entr�es like North 110 French toast with saut�ed apples and mango, Mediterranean eggs Benedict, grilled shrimp waffle, chicken paillard and grilled skirt steak; and a dessert buffet. Cost: $35 for adults, $18 for children 12 and under.
At night, an Evening of Serious Steak and Scotch, a multi-course dinner paired with 12, 18 and 21-year old Glenlivet. Cost $100. North 110, 11052 Biscayne Blvd., Miami, Reservations: 305-893-4211.

FATHER'S DAY @ THE CHESTERFIELD HOTEL: CIGAR DEMONSTRATION AND COGNAC
On Saturday, June 18th, 2 to 4 pm, Even if he doesn't smoke, Dad can relax, enjoy a fine cognac and see first hand how cigars are made. If Dad prefers pipes, tell him to bring his favorite and sample from a variety of fine tobaccos on hand. Reservations are required - $20 per person includes a complimentary cigar and cognac sample. The Chesterfield Hotel. 363 Cocoanut Row, Palm Beach, (561) 659-5800. 1-(800) 243-7871

JAZZY FATHER�S DAY AT AMERICANA AT THE RITZ-CARLTON, SOUTH BEACH
Dads and Daughters (sons are welcome too!) can celebrate Father�s Day at The Ritz-Carlton, South Beach, indoor or al fresco with a live jazz band and a lavish brunch in Americana from 12-3 p.m., orchestrated by Chef de Cuisine John Suley. As a special Father�s Day treat, each chef will cook at an action station alongside his son or daughter. The menu includes mushroom white bean with smoked duck and cranberries, rock shrimp-pumpkin risotto, Pemiquid oysters with caviar cr�me fraiche, seafood salpic�n with artichoke and tomato and a display of sushi and nigiri alongside a selection of beef and tuna carpaccios. Cost: $55 for adults and $18 for children under 12 (excluding tax and gratuity). After brunch, Dad can head to the Spa to experience the perfect shave with a deep cleansing treatment, shave, haircut, and brow trim ($150) while his daughter experiences a manicure/pedicure ($90) (or a tandem shave with his son) The Spa Reservations: 786-276-4090.Americana at The Ritz-Carlton, South Beach. 786-276-4033.

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