Remembering Frank Sinatra at the Fontainebleau


Being a print journalist these days can be a grind, but we admit, some assignments are better than others (doing tequila shots with George Clooney wasn’t the shabbiest experience). Another recent day comes to mind: We were sent a heavy white box to our Doral offices. Inside was a chocolate cake in the shape of giant hat. The fudgy treat was from the Fontainebleau, which is counting down to what would have been fedora-favoring Frank Sinatra’s 100th birthday Dec. 12. One ingredient was something Ol’ Blue Eyes favored a little too much: Jack Daniels.

Wanna try the cake? Order the whole thing for $150 at the hotel’s Chez Bon Bon cafe by emailing or calling 305-674-4727. Or drop by for a slice, only be sure to pass by the new Sinatra photo gallery in the lobby, featuring rare pics of the Chairman of the Board, who spent time at the Fontainebleau for business (movies, performing) and pleasure. His granddaughters A.J. Lambert, who works on movie soundtracks, and artist/photographer Amanda Erlinger (mom is singer Nancy Sinatra) were at the property Wednesday to launch the exhibit, which runs through February 2016.

Erlinger co-authored a coffee-table book on the Hollywood legendary actor/singer, Sinatra (ACC Editions, $1,500), that you can peruse on site as well.