Imperia Restaurant & Lounge Grand OpeningFriday, January 31, 6pm-10pm – Imperia Restaurant & Lounge, 20 Biscayne Blvd., Downtown Miami

Imperia Restaurant & Lounge – a three-fold endeavor, invites you to the grande inaugural on Friday, January 31st, 2014! First 200 guests will have a chance to win a accommodations to Puerta Vallarta, Cabo San Lucas or Riviera Maya, Mexico! Enjoy wine cocktails provided by Friends Fun Wine and a grand tasting of the Imperia menu by Chef Carlos Navarez…

The first, Imperia Restaurant, seats 220 people both indoors and out and offers a menu of Caribbean/American food featuring frita sliders ($9.50); bloody mary ceviche ($12); shrimp empanadas ($7); Island Paradisio Salad ($9.95); a Jibarito sandwich, Hawaiian marinated top round steak, with lettuce, tomato, red onion, cilantro mayo, and fried green plantains ($9); and steak or chicken pinchos ($16).

The Imperia Healthy Garden is a juice bar and restaurant serving healthier options such as avocado wraps ($8.95); green rice pilaf, organic brown rice, chopped spinach, parsley, scallions, tossed with pesto and side of hummus ($10.95); and a tofu chop, organic brown rice, chopped grilled tofu, tossed with tomatoes, red cabbage, carrots, and cucumbers ($10.95). The Healthy Garden will also offer a range of fruit and vegetable juices ($5.95) and meal-replacement shakes ($8.95).

Then, of course, there’s the club. Imperia Lounge will be open Friday nights beginning at 11 p.m., and will be open Saturday nights in the near future. The club, decorated in Victorian plum, black, and silver, is meant to evoke a royal atmosphere.

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