TOP 8 SOUTH BEACH FOOD & WINE FESTIVAL EVENTS TO LOOK OUT FOR

TOP 8 SOUTH BEACH FOOD & WINE FESTIVAL EVENTS TO LOOK OUT FOR

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We all know the SoBe Food and Wine Festival is around the corner, and we’re so excited we’ve already packed our forks and knives. There are a few highly anticipated events that you all should know about. If you want to find us from February 24th-28th, you know where we’ll be.

TASTE FORT LAUDERDALE SERIES

[icon type=”icon-calendar”] WED, FEB 24th – 7pm

Seaside Eats, hosted by Robert Irvine, author and star of Food Network’s Restaurant: Impossible and CHOPPED: Impossible
Bonnet House Museum & Gardens

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[icon type=”icon-calendar”] THU, FEB 25th – 7pm

Cooking Channel’s Extra Virgin hosts Gabriele Corcos and Debi Mazar will host a dinner with Chef Angelo Elia at his eponymous restaurant, Casa D’Angelo Ristorante.

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Beachside Dinner hosted byTodd English, restaurateur and four-time James Beard Award-winning chef and Executive Chef Chris Miracolo of S3 restaurant on Fort Lauderdale beach.

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[icon type=”icon-calendar”] FRI, FEB 26th – 7pm

James Beard Award-winner Chef Marc Vetri joins Valentino’s Executive Chef/Owner Giovanni Rocchio for a modern Italian feast.

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[icon type=”icon-calendar”] SAT, FEB 27th – 7pm

Napa-Style Dinner, hosted by Robert Curry and Paul Lemieux, the executive chef and pastry chef of Napa Valley’s Michelin-starred restaurant Auberge du Soleil, at the Auberge Beach Residences & Spa, which is set to open in Fort Lauderdale in 2017.

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New Style Remix Dinner and After-Party, hosted by Celebrity chef Justin Warner and Kuro Executive Chef Alex Becker. Enjoy a multisensory evening fusing new-style Japanese cuisine accented by beats from DJ Felix Da Housecat Kuro, Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino’s luxe and vibrant fine dining restaurant. At 10pm, the party continues at Kuro’s bar, lounge and poolside patio with desserts, signature cocktails and DJ Felix Da Housecat remixes.

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[icon type=”icon-calendar”] SUN, FEB 28th – 12pm

Bloody Mary Brunch hosted by the Cast of Chopped at The Ritz-Carlton, Fort Lauderdale.

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FIREMAN DEREK'S MIDNIGHT BREAKFAST

We’ve rounded up some of Miami’s finest culinary heroes to end your day (or start it, depending on how you roll) with a hearty breakfast and fiery sweets for this overnight party! Sports Illustrated Swimsuit cover model, television host and savvy social media maven Chrissy Teigen returns to SOBEWFF® as a first-time event hostess to celebrate her upcoming cookbook. Joined by Fireman Derek, a South Florida phenomenon known for his delicious pies, they will host this event at the historic and ever elegant National featuring breakfast creations from firefighters representing houses from all over Miami. It’s no secret that firehouses’ deep communal culture includes sharing meals together to feed their souls and bellies — this is a five-alarm fire you won’t want to put out!

 

[icon type=”icon-calendar”] FRI, FEB 26th – 11:59pm – 2:00am

[icon type=”icon-location”] National Hotel, 1677 Collins Ave, Miami Beach

[icon type=”icon-moon”] Smart Casual Attire| Outdoor| Walk-Around Tastings| 21 and over

 

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THE 10TH ANNIVERSARY OF BURGER BASH

Happy Birthday Burger Bash®! The Festival’s iconic Amstel Light Burger Bash presented by Schweid & Sons hosted by Rachael Ray turns 10 this year! Join Rachael underneath our signature white tents in the sparkling sands behind The Ritz-Carlton, South Beach hotel to graze on carefully curated offerings from top burger chefs and sip on refreshing Amstel Light lager beer and wines from the Southern Wine & Spirits of Florida portfolio. After a decade of serving up the best, who will take home this year’s coveted Amstel Light People’s Choice Award? Cast your vote wisely during this landmark occasion! An esteemed panel of judges, including David Burtka, Neil Patrick Harris, Natalie Morales, George Motz, and Marcus Samuelsson will decide who will receive this year’s Schweid & Sons Very Best Burger Award.

 

[icon type=”icon-calendar”] FRI, FEB 26th – 7:30pm – 10:30pm

[icon type=”icon-location”] PMG North Venue, Beachside at the Ritz Carlton, Miami Beach

[icon type=”icon-moon”] Smart Casual Attire| Casual Attire| Walk-Around Tastings| 21 and over

 

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GOYA FOODS GRAND TASTING VILLAGE

Remove your sensibilities as you enter the new and improved world devoted exclusively to sampling bold cuisine, stylish wines, and carefully creative spirits in our iconic white tents. Plus, watch your favorite Food Network and Cooking Channel chefs, authors and culinary personalities dice it out on the KitchenAid ® Culinary Demo Stages – including a new interactive trivia game, Boiling Point hosted by Guy Fieri, during one of the demo slots. Pace yourself as your take a refreshing stroll through an unending array of scents and tastes in the MasterCard Grand Tasting Tents while celebrating all areas of Miami as participating restaurants will be grouped together in culinary quadrants led by their respective culinary captain, representing distinct districts across South Florida — from South Miami and Coral Gables to Brickell, Wynwood, South Beach and on into Fort Lauderdale. Fans will also notice a new layout this year with more places to relax and enjoy this grand experience — whether it’s with a cocktail under the shade or your hips swaying to beat of live music and/or DJs throughout the day. For the fourth year, attendees will be able to vote for their favorite dishes and decide which restaurant will win the Miami New Times’ “Best Bite on the Beach” award.

MASTERCARD FAST PASS

Purchase your tickets with MasterCard and receive 15% off and access to the MasterCard Fast Pass lane for expedited entry into the Grand Tasting venue. Be sure to select the Fast Pass at check-out.

FREE PARK-AND-RIDE

Exclusive for Goya Foods Grand Tasting Village ticketholders, the Festival is providing FREE shuttle transportation to the event from the Festival parking lot at N. Miami Ave. and NW 8th St., Downtown Miami. Shuttles will run continuously from 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Shuttles will drop off and pick up on the beachside at 13th St. and Collins Ave. For guests using Metromover, the closest station is Park West Station.

 

[icon type=”icon-calendar”] SAT, FEB 27th – 12:00pm – 5:00pm

[icon type=”icon-location”] Grand Tasting Village, 13th St And Ocean Drive, Miami Beach

[icon type=”icon-moon”] Grand Tasting Village, 13th St And Ocean Drive, Miami Beach

 

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NUTRISH YAPPIE HOUR

Join SOBEWFF®’s canine kings The Browns – founder and director Lee Brian Schrager’s beloved Charlie and Stanley – as they accompany their Aunt Rachael at the Festival’s second annual Yappie Hour! Ray, who is widely known for her deep affection for her beloved Isaboo, will once again host this pooch playdate overlooking the bay at The Standard Spa Miami Beach. Her own line of pet food, Nutrish®, will be on hand to satiate the pups with snacks and treats, while Tito’s Homemade Vodka and Chateau La Paws™ will be serving up libations for the non-canine guests. Note: Dogs must be socialized with other dogs, remain on a leash at all times and have their tags/vaccinations up to date. Owners are responsible for picking up after their pooches.

 

[icon type=”icon-calendar”] SAT, FEB 27th – 4:00pm – 6:00pm

[icon type=”icon-location”] The Standard Spa, 40 Island Ave, Miami Beach

[icon type=”icon-moon”] Casual Attire| Outdoor| 21 and over

 

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BARILLA’S BITES ON THE BEACH

We’re kicking off SOBEWFF®’s 15th anniversary with longtime friend Giada De Laurentiis! Host of multiple shows on Food Network, including Giada in Italy and long-running hit primetime series Food Network Star, she’s bringing a taste of her namesake restaurant GIADA at The Cromwell in Las Vegas to the sands of South Beach. Join the widely recognized queen of Italian cuisine as she hosts more than 30 of the nation’s greatest chefs serving up dishes originating from various regions of Italy behind the iconic Delano Hotel. You can peruse Piedmont, trot through Tuscany, savor Sardinia, canvas Campania, saunter through Sicily, and more – while sinking your toes into the sparkling white sands of South Beach. Whether you prefer a traditional spaghetti and meatballs or a cooler antipasto-style pasta salad or a savory perciatelli and chicken, this is a celebration not to be missed. Grab your friends and gather ‘round under our signature white tents in the sand for a feast of the ages, all complemented by pours from the Campari Italian Spirits Portfolio and Folonari wines.

 

[icon type=”icon-calendar”] THU, FEB 25th – 7:00pm – 10:00pm

[icon type=”icon-location”] Beachside at Delano Entrance at 1 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach

[icon type=”icon-moon”] Smart Casual Attire| Outdoor| Walk-Around Tastings| 21 and over

 

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GRILLED CHEESE HAPPY HOUR

Simply put, we’re taking one of history’s classic sandwiches and serving it up for one savory, buttery, ooey-gooey happy hour on the palatial rooftop of the South of Fifth’s elegant new Cibo Wine Bar. And who better to make us (and the cheese) melt than James Beard award-winning author and cheese booster Laura Werlin and local grilled cheese sensation Ms. Cheezious®. Werlin and Ms. Cheezious, who was voted Best Food Truck in Miami, share an unbridled passion for cheese and they’re here to help kick-off your Friday night at SOBEWFF®.

 

[icon type=”icon-calendar”] FRI, FEB 26th – 5:30pm – 7:30pm

[icon type=”icon-location”] Cibo Wine Bar, 200 South Pointe Drive, Miami Beach

[icon type=”icon-moon”] Smart Casual Attire| Outdoor| Walk-Around Tastings| 21 and over

 

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POOL PARTY AT THE HALL SOUTH BEACH

This might not be an official SOBE WFF event, but it involves drinking, good company, and best of all..its free! So it is definitely worth a visit. Tervis, makers of the original insulated drinkware, is teaming up with Chef Spike Mendelsohn and The Hall South Beach to throw the ultimate pool party. Tervis will debut their new line of insulated wine glasses while Chef Spike will provide some good eats and cocktails from his restaurant, Sunny’s. There will also be some friendly rivalry aquatic games and culinary challenges between chefs from around Miami. What’s not to love?

 

[icon type=”icon-calendar”] FRI, FEB 26th

[icon type=”icon-location”] Poolside at The Hall South Beach. 1500 Collins Ave.

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