Top SOBE Wine & Food Events 2021

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The much anticipated 20th anniversary of the Food Network South Beach Wine and Food Festival presented by Capital One is right around the corner and we could not be more excited. We all know the potential for food, fine wine, and spirits to enliven the human experience. That's one of the best parts of SOBEWFF! With the events of 2020 halting SOBEWFF last year, getting back to the festival is exactly what the doctor ordered. So in anticipation, we've compiled a list of the events that we are looking forward to most at this year's festivities.

BBQ Dinner Hosted by Chris Lilly

Finger Lickin’ BBQ and Libations with Chris Lilly at Hometown Barbeque

Barbecue Boss and grill guru, Chef Chris Lilly, executive chef at the world famous Big Bob Gibson Bar-B-Q restaurant in Decatur, AL, is a pitmaster renowned for his signature spiced rubs and his mouth watering, fall-off-the-bone roasts. And he’s got the accolades to prove it! Lilly has earned five Memphis in May Grand Championships, eight barbecue grand championships and six world championships, and was even recognized in The Wall Street Journal, dubbed the best pork barbecue in the country!

So Miami, cick of the flip-flops and pull on your boots and ‘ready up’ for a perfectly messy, authentic dining experience at Hometown Barbecue. Washed down with craft cocktails from Tito’s Handmade Vodka. The event promises to leave a lasting impression. Hometown Barbecue, located in the Allapattah neighborhood of Miami, is the second barbecue restaurant from Brooklyn restaurateur Billy Durney, and is known for its authentic pit smoked meats and traditional sides. Tickets are priced at $250. An easy price to pay for the unmatched talents of Chris Lilly. Crafted good n’ slow by one of America’s top pitmasters this is one finger lickin’ barbecue dinner at Hometown BBQ that you’ll regret missing out on.

To offer the safest experience and adhere to each restaurant’s unique seating capabilities, tickets will be sold in the specific table configurations listed at checkout. We cannot guarantee that multiple tables purchased for the same event will be located next to each other, but will do our best to accommodate this when venue floor plans allow for it. Interested in buying out an intimate dinner experience at SOBEWFF® 2021? Please email tickets@sobewff.org to learn more about our dinner buy-out opportunities.

WHEN:
Thursday, May 20
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

LOCATION:
Hometown Barbecue (Outdoors)
1200 NW 22nd Street #100, Miami

TICKETS:
Sobewff.org/hometown

Giada De Laurentiis Hosts Italian Bites on the Beach

Italian Bites on the Beach sponsored by Havas House

Emmy Award-winning television personality, chef and The 2021 SOBEWFF Tribute Dinner Honoree, Giada De Laurentiis, best known for her hit shows on Food Network, and for being a New York Times’ bestselling author and proud flourishing restaurateur, returns to the sands of South Beach to kick off the Festival’s 20th anniversary, with an invite to experience the hottest ticket in town - Carbone! Founded by Mario Carbone, Rich Torrisi, and Jeff Zalaznick, Carbone is the highly celebrated Italian restaurant whose newly opened Miami outpost has become the hardest reservation to secure (seriously, it’s practically impossible)!

Ready for a dose of la bella vita on the beach alongside more than 24 of South Florida’s greatest chefs serving up dishes originating from various regions of Italy? Guests can sample an exclusive taste of Carbone Fine Food’s newest sauce creations - the latest imaginative offering from the chef masterminds behind the eponymous restaurant empire - while sinking their toes into the sparkling white sands of South Beach. Peruse Piedmont, trot through Tuscany, savor Sardinia, canvas Campania, saunter through Sicily, and more for one night only. Grab your friends and stroll around our signature white tents in the sand for a grand Italian feast, all paired perfectly with wines and refreshing libations from the Southern Glazer's Wine & Spirits portfolio. Early Access tickets can be purchased for $250 and General Admission Tickets begin at $175.

To offer the safest experience and adhere to each restaurant’s unique seating capabilities, tickets will be sold in the specific table configurations listed at checkout. We cannot guarantee that multiple tables purchased for the same event will be located next to each other, but will do our best to accommodate this when venue floor plans allow for it. Interested in buying out an intimate dinner experience at SOBEWFF® 2021? Please email tickets@sobewff.org to learn more about our dinner buy-out opportunities.

WHEN:
Thursday, May 20 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM Early Access begins at 6:15 PM 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

LOCATION:
North Venue (Outdoors) Beachside at Delano
Entrance at 1 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach

TICKETS:
Sobewff.org/italian

Locals Only Dinner

Exclusive Flocals Only Dinner

Hosted by Luciana Giangrandi, Alex Meyer, Zak Stern & Carey Hynes

Baking all-star and local culinary super-personality Stern – otherwise known as Zak the Baker – has gathered some of Miami’s hottest chefs; Luciana Giangrandi, Alex Meyer, and Carey Hynes, for an intimate dinner experience that is guaranteed to bring the heat! Stern, whose flagship namesake eclectic bakery is located in the heart of Wynwood, is known for his unwavering commitment to producing top-quality, fresh and delectable bites.

oining Stern will be Chefs Luciana Giangrandi and Alex Meyer, fellow 2020 James Beard Award semifinalists (Best Chef: South), and the masterminds behind Boia De, one of Miami’s most buzzed about restaurants. Giangrandi, having cooked at world-renown Carbone and award-winning Scarpetta, brings her own unique, Miami-influenced flavor to her culinary ventures, and Meyer has a resume that boasts stints at big-name eateries like Animal Restaurant in Los Angeles, CA to The Nomad in New York, NY where he served as sous chef.

Cooking alongside this talented trio, will be Festival first-timer, Carey Hynes, the chef behind Jaguar Sun in Downtown Miami. Hynes, known for upping the bar-food game, is often praised for curating a soulful and satisfying menu at the much-loved dining locale. Together, this hyper-local quartet will serve up an incandescent dinner reminiscent of the Magic City, under the starlit eaves of Lot 6 (the pop up dining location from the founders of Jaguar Sun) and perfectly paired with wine pairings from the Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits portfolio.its portfolio.

To offer the safest experience and adhere to each restaurant’s unique seating capabilities, tickets will be sold in the specific table configurations listed at checkout. Interested in buying out an intimate dinner experience at SOBEWFF® 2021? Please email tickets@sobewff.org to learn more about our dinner buy-out opportunities.

EAT. DRINK. EDUCATE. All proceeds from the Festival benefit the students of the Florida International University Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management who assist Festival organizers in all aspects, including Festival planning, logistics and overall execution.

WHEN:
Thursday, May 20
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

LOCATION:
Hometown Barbecue (Outdoors)
7357 NW Miami Court, Miami, FL 33150

TICKETS:
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Wine Spectator's Best of the Best

The biggest event of the weekend, will be held at the Fontainebleau, Sponsored by Capital One®

Hosted by Luciana Giangrandi, Alex Meyer, Zak Stern & Carey Hynes

Showcasing their most gourmet samplers, SOBEWFF has rounded up 30 of the country's top chef’s to showcase their gourmet samplers to be paired with over 60 wines rated 90 points or higher on Wine Spectator's scale. To create the best event during the best weekend of the year. The ‘Best of the Best’ Award will be handed to the dish that pairs the highest on Wine Spectator’s scale.

The poolside lawns of the Fontainebleau Miami Beach set the perfect al fresco stage for the finest night under the stars, featuring a cohort of critically-acclaimed chefs, James Beard Award nominees and finalists, Food & Wine Best New Chefs, and more decorated talent. Only proprietors and winemakers from each winery are invited to pour their top varietals so you can hear about how some of the world's greatest vino makes it from their vineyards to your palate. From aperitif to dessert, we'll make sure your glass is decadently decanted and your plate is full of first-rate cuisine.

Who’s ready for a double dose of indulgence? Honoring SOBEWFF’s commitment to ensuring the health and safety of our staff, talent, attendees, sponsors, participants, and community, this event will be split into two different nights. Each night will feature different chefs and wineries. Indulge in one night only - or treat yourself to the second night as well, and savor a completely different experience.

Plus, don’t miss your chance to take the Best of the Best experience home with you by taking a shot at the Wine Wall raffle. After its record-breaking success at last year’s event, the Wine Wall is returning to give attendees the chance to take the allure of Best of the Best into their own hands at the Fontainebleau Miami Beach! Tickets are priced at $450 for Early access, and $350 for general admission

To offer the safest experience and adhere to each restaurant’s unique seating capabilities, tickets will be sold in the specific table configurations listed at checkout. Interested in buying out an intimate dinner experience at SOBEWFF® 2021? Please email tickets@sobewff.org to learn more about our dinner buy-out opportunities.

EAT. DRINK. EDUCATE. All proceeds from the Festival benefit the students of the Florida International University Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management who assist Festival organizers in all aspects, including Festival planning, logistics and overall execution.

WHEN:
Thursday, May 20 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM Early Access begins at 6:15 PM 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

LOCATION:
Fountainebleu Miami Beach Hotel (Outdoors)
4441 Collins Ave Miami Beach, FL 33140

TICKETS:
Click Here!

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