Floral Cocktail & Dinner Celebrating Fleurs de Villes VOYAGE at Aba, Bal Harbour

On Thursday, March 9th, Bal Harbour Shops along with Gio Gutierrez, leading face and voice in the drink industry, and Thomas Mizuno-Moore, Senior Beverage Manager, Aba / Lettuce Entertain You Restaurants, hosted a special tasting of floral inspired cocktails in honor of the launch of Fleurs de Villes VOYAGE – a floral art exhibition from internationally acclaimed Fleurs de Villes celebrating global destinations and discovery. Twenty food influencers and media partners gathered in the private, level 2 terrace of the recently opened Aba restaurant at Bal Harbour Shops as Gio and Thomas added a floral twist to botanical inspired sips, one featuring Hendrick’s new Flora Adora Gin, and got into the action during the live interactive cocktail making demo. Following the cocktail demonstration guests enjoyed a seated dinner showcasing Aba’s menu highlighting their fusion of rich flavors from Israel, Lebanon, Turkey, and Greece with Californian influences.

Gio Gutierrez & Thomas Mizuno-Moore
Gio Gutierrez & Thomas Mizuno-Moore
Aba's Hummus spread
Aba's Hummus spread
Guest pouring cocktail from shaker into glass
Guests cheersing their cocktails
Influencers capturing food content
Influencers capturing food content
Amber Love, Lauren Melamed, & Charlotte Trattner
Amber Love, Lauren Melamed, & Charlotte Trattner
Ava Praschnik & Amanda Brooke
Ava Praschnik & Amanda Brooke
Ava Praschnik & Taylor Dante
Ava Praschnik & Taylor Dante
Charlotte Trattner & Monica Vaswani
Charlotte Trattner & Monica Vaswani
Cocktail class instructed by Gio Gutierrez & Thomas Mizuno-Moore
Cocktail class instructed by Gio Gutierrez & Thomas Mizuno-Moore
Cocktail making class setup
Cocktail making class setup
Mitchell Nover, Virginia Gil, & Amber Love
Mitchell Nover, Virginia Gil, & Amber Love
Dinner menu presented by Aba
Dinner menu presented by Aba
Featured floral cocktail
Featured floral cocktail
Frances Wang & Erin Garritty
Frances Wang & Erin Garritty
Frances Wang
Frances Wang
Gio Gutierrez showing guests how to make cocktails
Gio Gutierrez showing guests how to make cocktails
Gotmar Giron & Gio Gutierrez
Gotmar Giron & Gio Gutierrez
Guests created floral cocktails with Hendricks Gin and Havana Club Rum
Guests created floral cocktails with Hendricks Gin and Havana Club Rum
Hendricks Gin display
Hendricks Gin display
Joanna Maczuga & Sanah Tharadra
Joanna Maczuga & Sanah Tharadra
Kelly Blanco pouring Havana Club Rum
Kelly Blanco pouring Havana Club Rum
Kelly Blanco
Kelly Blanco
Lauren Melamed & Valentina Mussi
Lauren Melamed & Valentina Mussi
Lauren Melamed, Frances Wang, Erin Garritty, Liana Lozada, & Kelly Blanco
Lauren Melamed, Frances Wang, Erin Garritty, Liana Lozada, & Kelly Blanco
Liana Lozada
Liana Lozada
Melissa Robinson
Melissa Robinson
Sanah Tharadra & Monica Vaswani
Sanah Tharadra & Monica Vaswani
Thomas Mizuno-Moore
Thomas Mizuno-Moore

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