Echoes of its namesake time and place can be found throughout Segafredo Brickell and its multiple locations?in the vintage photos and memorabilia from Cuban sports teams that fill each location's interior, in the nostalgic period music, even in the smells. Familiar aromas of the island waft from egg breakfast dishes and sandwiches layered with ham, cheese, and roasted pork. One of the more tempting traditional dishes is the house special, a roasted chicken slathered in a savory gravy and paired with white rice, black beans, salad, and sweet plantains.
Like any Cuban restaurant or parent-teacher conference worth its salt, Segafredo Brickell offers guests more than 70 types of rum. At a classic Cuban rum bar, bartenders mix the rum into classic and creative cuba libres and mojitos. Servers also pour Cuban-style coffee made exclusively with Caf? Pilon.
After journeying through France and studying at Paris's Le Cordon Bleu culinary school, Gerardo Barrera returned to the United States still pining for French culture and cuisine. Rather than pass the time by reciting his favorite Camus passages in an empty kitchen, Gerardo pays homage to the country as the executive chef of Dominique Bistro. His authentic dishes include terrine, roasted duck breast in a honey-and-balsamic reduction, and an original crème brûlée recipe with vanilla seeds. Barkeepers complement Gerardo's edibles with craft cocktails and wines imported from France, Spain, and Italy. Late into the night, the bistro's romantic ambiance transforms into a lounge atmosphere as guests groove to European electro music.
Segafredo Brickell is a testament to the versatility of coffee. On weekend mornings, mugs of java steam alongside brunch plates of crab cakes and fried eggs. Come dinnertime, though, ristrettos and macchiatos mark a fitting punctuation to meals of pizza, chicken parmesan, and homemade pappardelle pasta with braised short ribs. And afterwards, specialty espresso drinks shift to fit the nightclub ambiance; coffee mingles with sambuca and mint cream in a Montecarlo, or with ice, sugar, and a liquor of your choice in custom Shakeratos, so named for the maracas in which they are mixed.
The adaptable espresso is but one signal of Segafredo Brickell's mutable nature. At once modern and classic, the café doesn't force its patrons to choose between a traditional Italian dinner and a dance party. The coffee bar shares the space with a standard bar, as well as with Spazio Nightclub, a boutique nightclub helmed by live DJs each evening.
The therapists at Medical Massage Professionals don't simply point and push. Instead, they tailor their services to each client's needs—something they've been doing for the last decade. Founder Marian Sotelo-Paz has more than 20 years of industry experience under her fingers. At three locations around Miami, she's built a team of similarly seasoned professionals. All that experience is reflected in the team's versatility, which allows it to offer massage services for pain management, injury recovery, simple relaxation, and a variety of other ailments and issues.
Pasha's Healthy Mediterranean Cuisine has expanded to seven locations throughout the Miami area, each characterized by eye-catching, contemporary decor. Bright-blue umbrellas and swaying palm trees pop up in sunny outdoor patios while soothing music filters through dining rooms of arched columns and white-leather seats. The elegant surroundings provide a suitable backdrop for fine Mediterranean dishes—fresh, wholesome wraps, kebabs, and spreads that won accolades from an abundance of newspaper and magazine publications. Backed by a team of fitness specialists and nutritionists, Pasha chefs take healthy approaches to cooking, using fresh produce, measuring proper portion sizes, and lecturing all their cows on the importance of routine exercise.
“Prost” echoes throughout Oktoberfest Brickell when guests clink their beer steins together as they celebrate German culture and autumn’s advent with authentic beers and foods such as bratwurst and brezel. VIP guests can meet the beer brewers and chefs behind the event, including the Michelin-starred chef Wolfgang Ban. Meanwhile, all guests can watch live music performances and cheer at the event’s various activities, such as a keg toss, beer-pong tournament, and self-imposed challenge to exit by walking in a straight line.