MIAMIDesign and Architecture Senior High (DASH) PTSA presents the 4th Annual Taste of Design to be held from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. on Friday, Nov.11th, at The Moore Building located at 4040 N.E. 2nd Ave. in Miami. The “Taste of Design” event promises to awaken the senses through a dazzling array of epicurean delights, fashion, art, music, film and a spectacular silent auction. Proceeds from the event will directly benefits the DASH PTSA and raise critical funds to invest in quality education for DASH’s next generation of talented artistic and design professionals.


More than 400 guests are expected at the event, including some of South Florida’s most influential and innovative arts and business leaders. A highlight of the evening is the highly anticipated offerings of the silent auction, with items including original one-of-a-kind artwork, jewelry, dining, spa services, home and garden items, skin care products, exotic vacations and tickets to major entertainment venues.


“The funds raised by this gala event are vital to continuing the remarkable, high quality public education that DASH provides and for which it is has received worldwide acclaim,” said Howard Miller, Chairman Emeritus of the DASH Advisory Board.


Some of Miami’s finest restaurants will provide the culinary fare for Taste of Design, the list includes Fratelli Lyon Driade, Novecento, Soyka, Sra. Martinez, Buena Vista CafĂ©, Sustain Restaurant/Bar, Harry’s Pizzeria, and Whole Foods will also provide epicurean samples. Guests will also enjoy a sampling of fashion, film and fine art, beverages and music by the quintessential Jan Sebon and his band, Mundo Vibe.


Corporate sponsors of the Taste of Design are DACRA, The Continental Group, Berger Singerman, Museo and Pieces of Dreams Designs by Susan Jaffe. Table hosts include Claudia and Javier Cividini, Charles Coleman, DASH Advisory Board, Miami Design District, Cindi and David Lubarsky, Lois Levinson and Ted Siegel, Howard Miller, Richard Milstein and Eric Hankin, Michelle Simmons, and Patricia F. Vegnani of Vegnani Consulting, Inc.


Tickets are available for a donation of $100 and V.I.P. reserved tables of 10 are available from $1,000. For further information to purchase tickets online or for sponsorship information, please visit or call (786)320-5426.



DASH is an award-winning, A-graded Miami-Dade County Public Magnet School with a unique curriculum.  Students acquire life and professional skills in a context that speaks to their individual abilities and personal goals.  “Education by Design” represents the philosophy of the school, which offers its students programs in architecture, industrial design, fashion design, fine arts, visual communications and entertainment technology.  All programs are developed and taught by a dedicated team of industry and design professionals.  DASH was named the #1 U.S. Magnet School in the United States, by US News & World Report in 2007.