Full Moon Fever Heats Up Pierre’s Restaurant and Morada Bay Beach Cafe

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ISLAMORADA, FL – (June 30, 2006) – Every full moon, a crowd assembles on a beautiful beachfront location in the Florida Keys to rejoice and celebrate. Forever linked to mischievous, mad behavior, the full moon that hangs over this festivity is no different. Co-hosted by the elegant Pierre’s Restaurant and its sister property, the laid back Morada Bay Beach Café, the Full Moon Party takes place on their shared private beach, providing the setting for one of the most memorable experiences South Florida has to offer. Fireworks, bonfires, flame-throwers, live music and star-gazing, both up above and down below (the party is known to attract a VIP crowd), are just a few of the surprises held in store. Perhaps best of all, the party is just 90 minutes from Miami.

An ideal full moon experience begins with a sunset cocktail at Pierre’s handcrafted mahogany bar, surrounded by candlelight and black and white photographs of far away places. Alternately, patrons can kick off their shoes and sit back in one of Morada Bay’s Adirondack chairs with a fresh margarita or daiquiri.

Dinner, depending on the mood, may be enjoyed in the exquisite upstairs dining room or on the open veranda of Pierre’s French Colonial style mansion with its superb international cuisine and stellar wine list, or by sampling upscale versions of Keys favorites with the tropical bistro-style menu and open-air scene at Morada Bay.

By now the moon is on the rise, illuminating the bay and casting a glow on the ever-growing crowd. The celebration consists of many smaller gatherings in one as guests move about between live bands and DJs, impromptu drum circles, capoeira, fireworks and flame-throwing performances. Quieter moments may be enjoyed around one of the beach bonfires, which burn all night long. Beachfront cocktail bars and barbeque stands are set up along the beach to fuel the evening’s activities.

For those who want to make a full night out of the festivities, sister property The Moorings Village, which is also owned by proprietor Hubert Baudoin, is located just across the road and offers accommodations in 18 charming cottages and plantation houses nestled under a canopy of 600 coconut palms.

Opened in 1997, Morada Bay Beach Café offers guests a beautiful sunset view from bayside tables and multicolored chairs, a casual surfing and sailboard interior, live beachfront entertainment and an eclectic bistro-style menu. The restaurant is located at 81600 Overseas Highway, (Mile Marker 81.6, Bayside), Islamorada, Florida. For information, please visit www.moradabay-restaurant.com or call 305.664.0604.

Opened in 1999, Pierre’s Restaurant is a sparkling white, two-story plantation house with blue shutters and an outside verandah facing the Florida Bay and breath-taking sunsets. The exterior resembles the old colonial style residences found in the West Indies, and its interior, surrounded by Moroccan, Indian, and African artifacts, reflects different cultures from around the world. Pierre’s serves a sophisticated and comprehensive menu and routinely stuns new visitors to Islamorada with its romantic setting. The restaurant is located at 81600 Overseas Highway, (Mile Marker 81.6, Bayside), Islamorada, Florida. For information or reservations, please visit www.pierres-restaurant.com or call 305.664.3225.

Opened in 1992, The Moorings Village is a picturesque, environmentally friendly South Seas-style resort, consisting of 18 villas, conch houses, cottages, and plantation houses on a velvety white sand beach set amidst 600 coconut palms punctuated with lazy hammocks. The property has adorned the covers of Vogue, Elle, and Sports Illustrated swimsuit editions, appeared in several films, and served as the backdrop for countless ad campaigns and catalogs. The property is located at 123 Beach Road, Islamorada, Florida. For information or reservations, please visit www.mooringsvillage.com or call 305.664.4708.

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