[ ART DECO WEEKEND 2014 ]
Cuisine & Cocktails
As always, the fabulous Ocean Drive restaurants will be filling the Art Deco Weekend menu.
The "Orange Blossom" Special
— A classic cocktail that was created during prohibition made use of Florida's liquid gold.
— 3/4 oz gin
— 3/4 oz sweet vermouth
— 3/4 oz orange juice
Pour the ingredients into a mixing glass with ice cubes.
Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.
ORANGE BLOSSOM #2
— 2 oz gin
— 2 oz orange juice
Pour the gin into an old-fashioned glass filled with ice.
Top with orange juice.
ON OCEAN DRIVE
Home to so many of the country's Top Chefs, Ocean Drive and Art Deco Weekend
can be a world-class drinking and dining experience.
Each restaurant will provide affordable take-away food and beverages in booths along Ocean Drive in front of their perspective establishments. Some of the yummy dishes include pulled pork sandwiches, sliders, pizza, crab cakes, wings, and more!
Also, enjoy some cocktails, beer, wine, and beverages to go long with your mobile meal as you walk down Ocean Drive, enjoy our film festival, watch the Fashion Show, or participate in any of our many events and shopping opportunities!
Chef’s are busy creating recipes to dazzle your taste buds! Here is a list of the participating restaurants. All the restaurants are located on Ocean Drive between 5th and 15th Streets. Click on each one for more details ...
- A Fish Called Avalon, 700 Ocean Drive
- Caffe Milano, 850 Ocean Drive
- Carlyle, 1250 Ocean Drive
- Clevelander, 1020 Ocean Drive
- Deco Grill, 834 Ocean Drive
- Johnny Rockets, 728 Ocean Drive
- Kitchen, 1024 Ocean
- Mango's Tropical Cafe, 900 Ocean Drive
- Medi, 1052 Ocean Drive
- News Cafe, 800 Ocean Drive
- Nine, 940 Ocean Drive
- Ocean's Ten, 960 Ocean Drive
- 007, 660 Ocean Drive
- Palace, 1200 Ocean Drive
- Park Central, 640 Ocean Drive
- Pelican, 826 Ocean Drive
- The Place
- Sea Cafe, 740 Ocean Drive
THE SIGNIFICANCE OF CITRUS
Celebrating the 500th Anniversary of Florida, Art Deco Weekend 2013 is appropriately focused on the 1920s and 1930s, when Miami and Miami Beach made a most dramatic impact on the development of the Sunshine State.
Architecturally, and most visibly, the explosion of Art Deco hotels on Miami Beach might be considered the jewel in Florida's "Land Boom" crown.
Not to be dismissed is South Florida's Agricultural impact on the history of American CUISINE & COCKTAILS.
CUISINE — The 1920s saw many American kitchens being equipped with refrigerators and ovens, enabling women to do much more cooking and baking at home. So much, in fact, that in culinary circles, the 1920s has come to be known as the "Era of the Cake." As the 1920s dessert menu with an ORANGE CAKE decorating its cover indicates, Florida citrus was one of the first residents of America's first kitchen appliances.
COCKTAILS — Of course the 1920s was also America's "Prohibition Era," period of time when Florida citrus staked its social claim. So-called "cocktails" were originally created in an effort to disguise the bad taste of bootleg liquor, and orange juice was a most common ingredient in the long list of earliest concoctions, most famously combined with gin, and a few dashes of orange bitters, and called an "ORANGE BLOSSOM."