Dune – A Panoramic Beachfront Dining Destination From Auberge Resorts Collection – Debuts In Fort Lauderdale On November 29

Dune – A Panoramic Beachfront Dining Destination From Auberge Resorts Collection – Debuts In Fort Lauderdale On November 29

On November 29, 2018, Auberge Seashore Residences & Spa will host a personal occasion to unveil its extremely anticipated new venue, DUNE – a sweeping indoor-outdoor restaurant and bar set to open to the general public on November 30, 2018 on a coveted stretch of seashore in Fort Lauderdale. It’s the first East Coast restaurant from Auberge Resorts Collection, the hospitality model that started by opening Napa Valley’s first fine-dining venue – Michelin-starred Auberge du Soleil – after which expanded to function award-winning resorts internationally, corresponding to Lodge Jerome in Aspen, Nanuku in Fiji, and Esperanza in Los Cabos, Mexico. DUNE will welcome residents, the group and sun-seeking guests with dishes impressed by the ocean, thrilling cocktails and a Napa-inspired wine listing, all delivered with Auberge’s real heat and hospitality.

“We created DUNE to be a casual contemporary restaurant that guests will want to return to again and again,” stated Craig Reid, Chief Government Officer, Auberge Resorts Collection. “Our location right on the beach is warm and welcoming. The menu is ingredient-driven, upscale but never fussy, and our beverage program is inspired by our Napa Valley roots and the great gathering places we’ve created at our award-winning resorts. With its incredible cuisine and beverage program and this spectacular setting, DUNE will feel as good for Friday night dinner under the stars as it does for Sunday brunch. We’re excited to welcome our first guests and be a part of the vibrant Fort Lauderdale community.”

Helming the brand new restaurant is Government Chef Edgar Beas, who brings a definite culinary perspective from Santa Fe, New Mexico, to the Sunshine State. Beforehand Government Chef of Rosewood Inn of the Anasazi, Beas will lead the imaginative culinary group to create a particular menu targeted on sustainable and native elements. One of many distinguishing touches might be grilled specialties from the restaurant’s state-of-the-art Josper Charcoal Oven, which permits for cooking at greater temperatures than a standard grill, leading to juicer meats which might be garnished with a superb ember end and unforgettable grilled taste. Signature dishes will embrace wooden oven-roasted mahi mahi with fennel, stone fruit, citrus and ramps; crispy pores and skin hen with selfmade mac & cheese, bacon and broccolini; brief rib with candy potato puree, farro and combined inexperienced salad; entire grilled pompano with wooden oven-baked Yukon potato and white asparagus; and prime sirloin with spicy roasted romaine and hollandaise sauce.

“Sourcing local quality ingredients is key to creating delicious food, but high standards of execution are just as important,” stated Edgar Beas, Government Chef, DUNE. “With the Auberge name comes a benchmark for superb yet uncomplicated dining. I am excited for this new culinary adventure that will be inspired by the natural beauty of South Florida and continue raising Fort Lauderdale’s culinary bar.”

The pleasant fare might be complemented by signature cocktails crafted with house-made components, together with a bar of fresh-squeezed juices. The beverage program may even pay homage to Auberge Resorts Collection’s Napa Valley origins with hand-selected wines from Northern California. For all kinds of upscale wine choices, friends can go to the glass-enclosed wine cellar showcasing greater than 600 choices.

Designed by famend New York agency Meyer Davis, DUNE radiates a way of relaxed luxurious upon arrival. The pure light-filled, eating room incorporates the agency’s signature minimalist strategy with Mid-Century heat, pale ocean hues, hand-carved woods, gentle leathers, marble touches, handmade tiles, billowing curtains and tropical crops, all framing putting Atlantic Ocean views.

The guts of the restaurant is an outsized freestanding bar surrounded by panoramic views. Right here, visitors will congregate round energetic bartenders fixing up fabulous and refreshing concoctions, whereas partaking conversations create a welcoming ambiance. For extra conventional eating, round and spacious tables with large, snug chairs and banquettes line the inside eating room. Outdoor, an expansive terrace would be the good setting to take pleasure in a glass of glowing rosé after a sun-filled day or bask in Sunday brunch with associates. Uplit timber, lush landscaping, golden sand and ocean-blue horizons create a tranquil, al fresco eating expertise.

DUNE may even present vibrant, ocean view settings for teams in its three personal eating rooms, together with the splendidly adorned wine tasting room that doubles as an intimate eating area for as much as 16 visitors. Whether or not celebrating a small wedding ceremony or gathering family and friends for a commencement or birthday, the restaurant’s occasions and catering providers will assist mark the special day.

Auberge Seashore Residences & Spa is being developed by The Associated Group, Fortune Worldwide Group, Fairwinds Group and Auberge Resorts Collection, a set of outstanding motels, resorts, residences and personal golf equipment, which is managing all features of the property. DUNE completely enhances the extraordinary residential property, the place choose residences stay.

“Not only are we looking to put our mark on the Fort Lauderdale skyline with Auberge Beach Residences & Spa, but with the introduction of DUNE, we are also aiming to create a new gathering hotspot for neighbors and the community,” stated Jorge M. Perez, Chairman and CEO, Associated Group. “We are in excellent hands with the reputable Auberge team that will bring in their best-in-class hospitality management and culinary expertise to create something special that is unlike anything else in Fort Lauderdale.”

“The sophisticated yet casual elegance of DUNE is exactly what the Fort Lauderdale community needed,” stated Edgardo Defortuna, Founder and CEO of Fortune Worldwide Group. “We are very proud to team up with talented group of individuals to make this restaurant come alive.”

“We are proud to have served our community for generations at Windows at Ireland’s restaurant,” stated Andy Mitchell, President and CEO of The Fairwinds Group. “Windows was a place of memories and great food. Our goal has always been to stay true to those roots and DUNE is a testament to that vision.  As we look to the future, our hope for our residents, the local community and visitors is that they will enjoy the stunning ocean views and great food creating cherished memories in the process. We look forward to welcoming them back to Dune.”

A true oasis of culinary perfection, DUNE will set a brand new normal for eating in Fort Lauderdale. The restaurant and its beautiful location may even host ongoing programming and occasions that may additional encourage visitors and residents to turn into frequent guests.

Dinner can be served day by day from 5 p.m.-10 p.m. with lunch service starting January 2019; brunch shall be served each Sunday from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. For extra info, go to: or name: 754-900-4059.

About The Associated Group

The Associated Group was established in 1979 and is America’s main developer of refined metropolitan dwelling and one of many largest companies. For greater than 30 years, The Associated Group has created revolutionary residential developments which have dramatically modified South Florida’s city panorama. Since its inception, the privately held firm has constructed and managed greater than 85,000 condominium and house residences. The Associated Group has earned a nationwide fame for its visionary design and improvement of luxurious condominiums, mixed-use middle and reasonably priced rental properties – typically in rising or undiscovered neighborhoods. The agency is likely one of the largest Hispanic-owned companies in america with a improvement portfolio of tasks value in extra of $15 billion. TIME journal named Mr. Pérez certainly one of prime 25 most influential Hispanics in america, and he has made the duvet of Forbes twice. The Associated Group has redefined the brand new cycle of actual property with the rollout of over 12 tasks starting with Apogee Seashore in Hollywood and Mybrickell in downtown Miami, the primary in every of their respective neighborhoods to interrupt floor because the growth. For extra info, please go to

About Fortune Worldwide Group

Synonymous with excellence, high quality, customer support and unwavering dedication to the very best requirements of luxurious, Fortune Worldwide Group has been a acknowledged chief in improvement, gross sales and advertising since 1983. The corporate’s prestigious improvement portfolio consists of most of the most outstanding residential properties in South Florida together with Jade Signature, The Ritz-Carlton Sunny Isles, Auberge Seashore Residences and Spa Fort Lauderdale and Hyde Resort & Residences Hollywood. In addition, Fortune Improvement Gross sales is the premier, unique on-site gross sales and advertising consultant for third-party improvement tasks in South Florida, having represented a few of South Florida’s most profitable tasks with hundreds of gross sales so far. Led by visionary founder Edgardo Defortuna, Fortune Worldwide Group has 18 workplaces all over the world with almost 1,000 associates. Fortune’s worldwide dealer community reaches legions of potential consumers from South Florida to Buenos Aires, Hong Kong to São Paolo, and Manhattan to Paris.

About The Fairwinds Group

The Fairwinds Group was shaped in 2004 by Andy and Kathy Mitchell, who envisioned a world-class facility on the location of the previous Eire’s Inn Seashore Resort. Based mostly in Fort Lauderdale, The Fairwinds Group, by means of Fairwinds Improvement LLC and Fairwinds on the Ocean LLC, led the acquisition of the resort and the procurement of various adjoining properties to consolidate the location to four.6 internet acres. Moreover, The Fairwinds Group led the early improvement group, working with the group and metropolis officers to rezone the location and finalize the design in anticipation of the upcoming Fall 2014 venture launch on the seashore in Fort Lauderdale. This persistent visionary strategy will convey to Fort Lauderdale the best facility ever constructed, ushering within the subsequent chapter in Fort Lauderdale improvement.

The Fairwinds Group’s management has in depth expertise in lodge administration and shopper merchandise manufacturing gained from greater than 40 years in enterprise. Andy Mitchell, President and CEO, has served in international administration roles for a number of U.S.-based Fortune 100 corporations. Government Vice President Kathy Eire Mitchell grew up at Eire’s Inn, and her profession has spanned all points of the hospitality enterprise. Father-in-law Jack Eire, who has been concerned within the lodge and restaurant enterprise for greater than 60 years, brings a strong understanding of shopper providers that enhances the staff’s improvement efforts.

About Auberge Resorts Collection 

Auberge Resorts Collection is a portfolio of extraordinary lodges, resorts, residences and personal golf equipment. Whereas every Auberge property possesses a singular individuality, all share a crafted strategy to luxurious that’s expressed by way of fascinating design, distinctive delicacies and spas, and gracious but unobtrusive service. Properties within the Auberge Resorts Collection embrace: Auberge du Soleil,  Calistoga Ranch and Solage, Napa Valley; Esperanza and Chileno Bay, Los Cabos, Mexico; Lodge Jerome, Aspen; Malliouhana, Anguilla; Nanuku, Fiji; Madeline Lodge and Aspect 52, Telluride, Colorado; Hacienda AltaGracia, Costa Rica; Mukul, Guacalito, Nicaragua; Mayflower Inn, Washington, Conn.; White Barn Inn, Kennebunk, Maine; Vanderbilt Lodge, Newport, R.I.; Grace Santorini and Mykonos, Greece; Auberge Seashore Residences and Spa, Fort Lauderdale; The Lodge at Blue Sky, Park Metropolis, Utah (opening Spring 2019); Bishop’s Lodge, Santa Fe, New Mexico (opening Summer time 2019); Mauna Lani, Hawaii (opening late 2019); Commodore Perry Property, Austin; and Susurros del Corazon, Punta de Mita, Mexico (opening 2020), with a number of others in improvement. For extra details about Auberge Resorts Collection, please go to Comply with Auberge Resorts Collection on Fb at and on Twitter and Instagram at @AubergeResorts.

About The Friedkin Group

The Friedkin Group is comprised of a consortium of automotive, hospitality, leisure, golf and journey corporations. These organizations embrace: Gulf States Toyota, GSFSGroup, GSM, US AutoLogistics, Ascent Automotive Group, Auberge Resorts Collection, Crucial Leisure, 30WEST, NEON, Diamond Creek Golf Membership, Congaree and Legendary Adventures. The Friedkin Group is led by Chairman and CEO Dan Friedkin. For extra info, go to