Miami's largest culinary event returns for its 17th year benefitting FIU’s Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management! Hosted by Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits and FIU, South Beach Wine & Food Festival will feature over 90 events across South Florida from February 21st through February 25th. Of course we'll never be able to attend all of them, so we narrowed the list to our top event picks below.
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Kick off South Beach Wine & Food Festival at our favorite Italian feast. Giada De Laurentiis returns to host Barilla’s Italian Bites on the Beach featuring dishes from over 30 talented chefs. To be held inside the Festival’s signature beachfront tents, this mega-tasting includes complimentary Mezza di Mezzacorona’s Italian Glacial Bubbly, Mezzacorona’s Trentino vino, and classic cocktails from Aperol and Campari PLUS live performance by Smash Mouth.
Are you as loco for tacos as we are? If so, this gathering has your name written all over it! The best taqueros come together for an epic night of mouthwatering tacos and tequila cocktails at Tequila Cazadores presents Tacos After Dark. Expect all types of tacos from melt-in-your-mouth lechon to pollo and more. Don’t miss this late-night fiesta to be held poolside at Loews Miami Beach.
Share the traditions of Jewish culinary culture at the Festival’s first Shabbat dinner! Teaming up for this intimate dinner are Miami’s beloved chef Michelle Bernstein, master baker, Zak Stern along with chefs Michael Solomonov, Adeena Sussman and author Joan Nathan. Guests can expect classic Israeli cuisine with an elevated twist. NOTE: This dinner is NOT Kosher.
A spectacular evening of artisan mixology! The Art of Tiki Cocktail Showdown brings together the best bartenders from near and far to present an elaborate selection of tiki-inspired cocktails. The most artful rum-centric beverages will be on display for your consumption plus Hawaiian-inspired bites. Presented by King’s Hawaiian, this late-night tasting and competition will be held at the Surfcomber’s lush oceanfront oasis.
SOBEWFF is taking it local with James Beard Award-winning chef Marcus Samuelsson. Samuelsson invites guests to a ‘sneak preview’ of his Overtown restaurant followed by a lively brunch. The 21st Annual Melton Mustafa Festival teams up for this neighborhood celebration offering a live jazz performance plus Samuelsson’s soulful, Caribbean inspired cuisine. To be held at the plaza of the iconic Black Archives Historic Lyric Theater.
Bring your fur-babies to our favorite social event! This year, Yappie Hour heads to their new location at Loews Miami Beach to host this premium event catering to both you and your best friend! Join Katie Lee and her adorable chihuahua rescue, Gus, along with Festival founder and director Lee Brian Schrager and his Charlie and Stanley. Pups and Parents will get 5-star treatment with loads of liquid libations and fur-friendly fare.
The highly anticipated Amara at Paraiso opened its doors just in time for this intimate dinner hosted by Chef Michael Schwartz along with Buenos Aires-based chefs Augusto Mayer and Samuel Alex Fitzgerald of one of Argentina’s hottest restaurants, Proper. Together, the trio will present an extraordinary dining experience and wine pairing celebrating the flavors of South America.
The ultimate South Beach Wine & Food Festival ticket! Enter through the gates of foodie glory and indulge at pop up stations awaiting your arrival. Sponsors of this event go all out to creatively display their unique offerings from specialty cocktails by Martini & Rossi, to Belvedere’s Vodka bar and many more. Give yourself ample time to take in all the treats at Goya Foods' Grand Tasting Village including bites from over 50 participating restaurants, celebrity chef demonstrations and David Grutman’s signature Experience.
Experience SOBEWFF with a touch of Latin flare as celebrated Miami chefs present iconic flavors of Miami. Local chef Giorgio Rapicavoli will lead the evening at the historic Biltmore Hotel while the DRINK Miami team joins in with their creative, handcrafted cocktails. As with any Miami soirée, prepare to dance the night away!