Fabrice Tardieu Interview

Fabrice Tardieu

Where were you born: Haiti

How long in Miami: 7 years

Neighborhood: Brickell

Occupation: Creative Director/Co-owner Bogosse

Favorite restaurant: The Forge

Best steakhouse: Prime 112

Best sushi: Zuma

Best ethnic restaurant: Bel Fouchet Little Haiti

Best Italian: El Gabbiano

Best pizza: Cecconi’s

Best lunch: La Goulue

Best place for late night dining: Home

Best dessert: a woman with a great smile!

Best place for a romantic date: On the sand by South Point facing the ocean.

Best Sunday brunch: At my brother Patrick’s house with the whole family.

Hautest club and/or lounge: Mint or Set

Best place for a power business meeting: Our showroom in Doral

If you have out of town guests, which hotel would you recommend?: Totally depends on their budget.

Favorite shopping venue/boutique: Neiman Marcus or Nordstrom

Best place to buy jewelry/watches: With Yakir at The Vault

Best jewelry: Shamballa. “The Original of Course!”

Best massage: By far my Brazilian masseuse Ingrid Perrier

Best limousine/driving services: Orlin at Line Limo

Favorite charity event: Make-a-Wish Gala

Favorite cultural event: Art Basel, the whole thing is so amazing for Miami,

I just love it.

Favorite cultural institution: Moca

All-around favorite locale in Miami, whether a neighborhood, restaurant,

venue, or other: The downtown Miami skyline from the water at sunset

Best aspect of Miami: It has become so cosmopolitan

Patrick Tardieu

Where were you born: Port-au-Prince, Haiti

How long in Miami: Since 1994

Neighborhood: Pine Tree, Miami Beach

Occupation: President & CEO Bogosse Corp.

Favorite restaurant: The Forge

Best steakhouse: Grilling on my boat on any given afternoon!

Best sushi: Planet Sushi, Miami Beach

Best ethnic restaurant: Little Haiti’s “Au bon gout” restaurant

Best Italian: Devito’s, South Beach

Best pizza: Rack’s, Aventura

Best lunch: Mandolin, Design District

Best place for late night dining: SOHO HOUSE

Best dessert: Cold Stone Ice Cream Founders Favorite

Best place for a romantic date: Any place to tell you the truth,

it’s more what you make of it…

Best Sunday brunch: The Biltmore

Hautest club and/or lounge: I don’t remember the last time I went

clubbing… damn! Vita’s Lounge on Wednesday nights is pretty nice.

Best place for a power business meeting: Bogosse Headquarters

If you have out of town guests, which hotel would you recommend?:

The renovated Ocean Five Hotel on Miami Beach, it’s a cozy boutique

hotel with a local feel.

Favorite shopping venue/boutique: Bal Harbour Shops

Best place to buy jewelry/watches: The Vault, Lincoln Road

Best spa: Grove Isle Hotel & Spa

Best gym/athletic facility: IamCrossFit, Doral

Best massage: Meredith Flingos of IamCrossFit

Best limousine/driving services: Line Limo and Concierge on Wheels

Favorite charity event: Make-a-Wish Foundation

Favorite cultural event: Ultra Music Festival

Favorite cultural institution: Dolores and Sanford Ziff Opera House

Best museum/exhibit: Art Basel

Favorite historic/legendary place to see or explore: Key West

All-around favorite locale in Miami, whether a neighborhood,

restaurant, venue, or other: The terrace at Segafredo on Lincoln Road –

it’s got a strong European flair to it

Best aspect of Miami: The weather, the water and the melting pot of

so many different cultures.