SOUTH BEACH WINE & FOOD FESTIVAL
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
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
Giada De Laurentiis
Snoop Dogg & Guy Fieri
Amanda Freitag & Scott Conant
Debi Mazar & Gabriele Corcos
Sunday, February 26
Giada De Laurentiis
Carla Hall Robert Irvine
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/
Where to Stay in Miami
Here is a list of options. Click on any hotel listed below, to see the rooms and amenities:
- 1 Hotel South Beach
- The Ritz-Carlton South Beach
- The Setai Miami Beach
- The Standard Miami
- Loews Miami Beach
- W South Beach
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!