Wednesday night, developer Ziel Feldman of HFZ Capital Group and Rogerio Fasano, creator of Brazil’s most renowned hospitality and gastronomy firm Fasano, held a private dinner at the new Shore Club—now known as Fasano Hotel + Residences at Shore Club. Upon arrival, guests were greeted at the spacious main lobby and led through the grounds, as they made their way back to the evening’s main space by the private homes. Beginning at 7 p.m., everyone was welcomed to crafted cocktails and a very special tour of a new demonstration residence. Designed by multi-award winning Brazilian architect and designer, Isay Weinfeld, the 75 residences that will grace the grounds of the 76-year-old art deco building are slated for completion in 2017.
After an intimate tour of the highly-anticipated living space, attendees were led back outside to enjoy the beautifully decorated patio and dinner tent. Large, romantic outdoor lights hung from the classic Floridian trees, and seating arrangements were coupled off around the pool. A preview of Fasano’s world-class dining experience was offered, as Michelin star chefs Luca Gozzani and Paulo Lavezzini offered a wide variety of delectable dishes, and selections of wine from acclaimed sommelier Manoel Beato.
“This is really a culmination of the sophistication of Miami Beach. The Shore Club personified Miami years ago, which was actually much more glamorous than it turned out to be, and more efforts from Isay and Fasano’s reinterpretation are bringing it back with the flare of what people are coming here for—which is the breezy South American feel,” said Feldman. “If you look at the Fontainebleau and the Eden Roc, you know, this block, this area—it’s been very chaotic, and now we are restoring it to its luxurious past-life… calmly.”
Guests also enjoyed the first look at Art Basel “Arte Clube Jacarandá”—an exhibition curated by Rio de Janeiro-based contemporary art gallery ESPASSO—which debuted works by 14 renowned Brazilian contemporary artists and furniture designers in the penthouse of the Fasano Hotel + Residences at the Shore Club. The multi-level space exhibited numerous impressive installations and pieces including: The Philosopher and The Poet, a dual blue and red neon installation by Cabelo; an enormous 15-panel charcoal canvas piece that takes up the entirety of the room’s tall main wall titled Feast by Carlos Vergara; a rose wood, iron, and suede upholstery swivel chair titled Sergio Swivel Chair made by Carlos Motta; five photographs printed on cotton paper of a twirling woman in a white dress titled Parangolé by Oskar Metsavaht—the founder of fashion label Osklen; and a duo installation of two hanging wood and lacquer signs that read “There Is No Place Like Utopy” in white titled Utopy by Lenora de Barros.
The night was a sophisticated hideaway from the usual fair-to-fair Art Basel Miami Beach affair, and those in attendance were appreciative and full of world-class food, new-age architecture, and beautiful Brazilian art.