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Taste dishes from Miami's best local chefs this weekend at the 15th celebration of South Beach Wine and Food Festival. No need to restaurant hop around the city - find all of your favorite local culinary masters in one place using this quick guide to festival events. 

Barilla’s Italian Bites on the Beach

Thursday, February 25th | 7 PM - 10 PM

Entrance at 1 Lincoln Road | Miami Beach

Kick off the SOBEWFF's 15th anniversary with beloved Giada De Laurentiis and explore the flavors of various regions of Italy. From traditional spaghetti and meatballs to mdoern interpretations, there's a special bite for every palate! Purchase a ticket before they sell out and find your favorite Miami chef at this Italian feast. Tickets are priced at $150 and can be purchased by visiting sobefest.com.

Local chefs participating in Barilla's Italian Bites:

Letty Alvarez - LA Sweetz
Anthony Billisi - Mimi’s Ravioli
Nunzio Fuschillo - Bocce
Massimo Giannattasio - Cibo Wine Bar
Thea Goldman - Thea’s
Ivo Mazzon - Joey’s Italian Cafe
Larry Mele - La Moderna
Loris Navone - Tamarina Restaurants
Michael Pirolo - Macchialina/BAZI
Giorgio Rapicavoli - Eating House
Massimiliano Saieva - Pizzarium A Slice of Rome
Todd Zimmer - Prime One Twelve


Saturday, February 27th | 7 PM - 10 PM

Entrance at 1 Lincoln Road | Miami Beach

Meat lovers rejoice! The second annual celebration of all things MEAT is back and bigger than ever with some of our favorite local chefs! Bring your carnivorous appetite, sip on cold beer and listen to live musical performances by Greg Allman. Tickets are $250 per person and can be purchased by visiting sobefest.com/meatopia.

Local chefs participating in Meatopia:

Andre Bienvenu - Joe’s Stone Crab
Aaron Brooks - EDGE Steak and Bar
Raymond Brown - Uncle Tom’s BBQ
Phil Bryant - The Local
Bayley Davis - Shorty’s BBQ
Julia Doyne - The Forge
Kevin Kehoe, Hans Seitz - Sparky’s Roadside Barbecue
Dena Marino - MC Kitchen
Rodrigo Piedrahita - Centerplate
Dale Talde - Talde Miami Beach
Aaron Taylor - STK Miami
Peter Vauthy - Red, the Steakhouse

Dinner by Aman Resorts

Saturday, February 27th | 7 PM - 10 PM

The Setai | 2001 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach

The luxurious Aman Resorts hosts an exquisite walk-around tasting event featuring the cuisine from each resort property including Jaya at The Setai. Meet Jaya's Executive Chef Mathia Gervais as he presents dishes representing the flavors of The Setai. Reservations are priced at $200 per person and can be purchased by visiting sobefest.com/aman

The Grand Tasting

Saturday, February 27th and Sunday, February 28th | 12 PM - 5 PM

13th Street & Ocean Drive, Miami Beach

The 15th annual Goya Foods Grand Tasting Village sets a new standard with a bevy of new interactive tasting activities! This is your chance to experience Miami's best bites while mingling with Food Network's famous culinary personalities! Tickets are priced at $225 per person and includes access to culinary demonstrations throughout the day! To purchase tickets, please visit sobefest.com/gtsun.

Local chefs participating in Goya Foods Grand Tasting Village:

Al Abdalla - A Fish Called Avalon
Carlos Abreu - Old Lisbon Restaurants
Christian Alvarez - FIORITO
Jason Bamford - Bianca at Delano
Tim Andriola - Basil Park
Andres Barrientos - Miami Smokers Urban Smokehouse
Suzanne Batlle - Azucar Ice Cream
Anthony Billisi - Mimi’s Ravioli
Michael Blum - I Heart Mac and Cheese
Julius Brown - Kitchen 305
Niro Buining - Randazzo’s
Jeremiah Bullfrog - gastroPod
R.C. Cabalquinto II - Biscayne Tavern
Antonia and Tvette Cao - Vicky Bakery
Ortelio Cardenas - El Mago de las Fritas
Fernando Chang - 26 Sushi & Tapas
Oscar Del Rivero - Talavera Cocina
Giovani Esteves - Doggi’s Venezuelan Cuisine
Matthieu Godard - Bagatelle Miami
Daniela Gomez - Kimy Desserts
Kristine Graulich - Buttercream Cupcakes
Jairo Hurtado - Bolivar Restaurant and Lounge
Javier Flores - Aromas del Peru
Matthew Kuscher - LoKal
Daniela La Gamma - Mi Vida Cafe
Scott Lindquist - COYO
Omar Montero - La Viente Deli & Cafe
Fabricio Pareja - Merkado 31
Gareth Rhodes - Coya
Alain Rivera - Buns & Buns
Ariel Rivero - Batch Gastropub
Max Santiago - The Salty Donut
Jaciel Santos - Steak Brasil Currascaria
Shawn Shahnazi - Prohibition Restaurant and Speakeasy
Anthony Sitek - Apeiro Kitchen & Bar
Bond Trisransri - Bonding
Maurizio Valverde - Rizio’s Peruvian Cuisine
Felipe Villanueva - El Gran Inka Restaurants
Nicole Votano - DIRT
Kris Wessel - Wessel’s Tropical BarBQ
Dustin Ward - BLT Prime

Lucky Chopsticks
: An Asian Night Market

Sunday, February 28th | 6 PM - 9 PM 


Entrance at 1 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach

An outrageous line-up of local Miami chefs will close out the 15th Annual South Beach Wine & Food Festival with Food Network personality Andrew Zimmern. Expect a bevy of special Asian-inspired delights including unique eats and liquid libations. Tickets are priced at $150 and can be purchased by visiting groupon.com.

Local chefs participating in Lucky Chopsticks:

Eileen Andrade - Finka Table & Tap
Piyarat Arreratn - NaiYaRa
Simon Bai - BAO Bar and Asian Kitchen
Larry Chi - Hannya
Peter Cumplido - LIQUE Miami
Constantine De Lucia - Ichimi
Ivan Dorvil - Ivan's Cookhouse
Hou Lam Dicky Fung - Mr. Chow
Jose Icardi - Katsuya
chef Makoto Okuwa - Makoto
Michael Lewis - KYU
Kang Liu - Da Tang
Abe Ng - Sushi Maki
Michael Pirolo - Macchialina/BAZI
David Sears - SUSHISAMBA
Dale Talde - Talde Miami Beach
Johnson Teh - Burrito San
Phuket Thongsodchareondee - Cake Thai Kitchen