WINE AND FOOD LOVERS: I dedicate this post to you!  Anyone planning a trip to Miami this month??  I am about to give you a good reason to come visit us…

One of America’s favorite epicurean celerations is taking place right here at the end of February: the 16th Annual Food Network & Cooking Channel South Beach Wine & Food Festival.  Below these photos you will find information about this internationally-renowned culinary event.

WHAT IS IT: It’s a FOUR-DAY culinary celebration, full of star-studded festivities, dinners and events.

WHEN:  February 22 – 26, 2017

ITS GOAL: To support the future leaders of the food, beverage and hospitality industry.  This Festival has raised more than $24 million to date!

An array of favorite Food Network and Cooking Channel culinary personalities will take to the KitchenAid Culinary Demonstration stages each day, including:

Saturday, February 25
Valerie Bertinelli
Ayesha Curry
Giada De Laurentiis
Bobby Flay
Snoop Dogg & Guy Fieri
Amanda Freitag & Scott Conant
Emeril Lagasse
Debi Mazar & Gabriele Corcos
Masaharu Morimoto
Marc Murphy
Michael Symon
Ming Tsai
Geoffrey Zakarian
Sunday, February 26
José Andrés
Anne Burrell
Giada De Laurentiis
Duff Goldman
Alex Guarnaschelli
Carla Hall Robert Irvine
Eddie Jackson
Roger Mooking
Tia Mowry
Marcus Samuelsson
Aarón Sánchez
Ndamukong Suh
Andrew Zimmern

Giada De Laurentiis

VENUE: Different locations throughout Miami Beach and Fort Lauderdale.

HOURS: Depens on the date & location.

TICKET PRICES: A few events are already sold out, make sure you check out all of them (link below)!!

 There are awesome options for $ 100 or less, here are 3 that I recommend:

  • Thurs. Feb 23, 5:00 – 7:00 PM – Craft-y Happy Hour at Bodega Taqueria y Tequila, located on 1220 16th Street, Miami Beach, the event is $ 95.00.  I have eaten at this bodega – the food is delicious!  This Happy hour gets kicked up a few notches with a crafty focus on cocktails!  Keep in mind that this place is casual, until it turns into a late-night hotspot.
  • Sat. Feb 25, 10:00 PM – 12:00 AM  – Food Fight with Guy Fiery – This event is also $ 95.00, and it takes place at Monty’s Sunset on South Beach, 300 Alton Road, Miami Beach.  Do you enjoy trivia nights??  Food Fight is part Jeopardy, part Family Feud for the culinary world – a star-studded, interactive, late-night live trivia game hosted by Fieri himself. You’ll get the chance to sip and savor specially curated bar bites from the South of Fifth neighborhood throughout the evening at one of its most iconic locations for locals and tourists-alike.
  • Sun. Feb 26, 3:00 – 5:00 PM – 3 to 5 on Ocean Drive, at the Grand Tasting Village, 13th Street & Ocean Drive, Miami Beach.  For $ 95.00 you get the benefit of seeing all of your favorite chefs who are scheduled for Sunday afternoon KitchenAid Culinary Demonstrations and Book Signings from 3pm-5pm plus you’ll get to 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, SOBE and on into Ft. Lauderdale. For the fifth 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.

To see ALL events, visit: http://sobefest.com/events/

So, what did you think?  Will I see you at the South Beach Wine & Food Festival?!

I hope so!!


PS: If you live in New York City be on the look out for SOBEWFF’s sister NYCWFF, which will take place in October 2017!

***FREE SHUTTLE TRANSPORTATION: the Festival is providing FREE shuttle transportation to the event from dedicated Festival parking lots located at N.E. 8th Street between N.E. 1st Avenue and N.E. 2nd Avenue in Downtown Miami.  Continuously from 11 AM to 7 PM (EST) on Saturday, February 25 and Sunday, February 26. Shuttles will drop-off and pick-up on the beachside at 13th Street & Collins Avenue. For guests using the Metromover, the closest station is the Freedom Tower Station.

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  1. March 8, 2017 / 10:20 AM

    OMG I wish I had the chance to attend that event! I’m such a foodie!

    • AnaFlorentina
      July 5, 2017 / 9:39 AM

      Virna keep it in mind for the future!!

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