It’s that time of year again! For all those who attended New York Fashion Week, it’s time to fatten yourself back up with the South Beach Wine & Food Festival taking place from February 20-23 with top chefs,restaurateurs, sommeliers, and industry leaders for an all star foodie extravaganza. Here’s our picks this year!
Attendees will have a chance to experience all the festival-related events onsite and offsite, such as the upcoming luncheon at Tongue & Cheek and they’re wildly popular guest chef series, “Kitchen Collab,” featuring Food Network celebrity chef Robert Irvine. Taking place at noon on Friday, February 21 and priced at $75 per person, attendees will be welcomed by complimentary cocktails including John Daly, a mix of vodka, lemonade and iced tea and white sangria with peas, ginger and peaches, followed by a three-course lunch created by the talented duo.
tongue & cheek
An Italian Dim Sum-Style Champagne Brunch with Giada De Laurentiis! Champagne, Beach Chic Attire, Seated, Indoor delight your senses and tantalize your taste buds with an Italian dim sum-style Champagne brunch prepared and hosted by the beautiful Giada De Laurentiis. Set at the critically acclaimed Cecconi¹s Miami Beach, Giada and Executive Chef Sergio Sigala will create a different kind of dim sum for all your sweet and savory brunch needs. Sigala’s depth of experience, esteemed reputation and considerable talents make him the perfect fit for this afternoon soirée at Soho Beach House — a private members club, hotel and spa. Rounding out the afternoon will be decadent desserts by James Beard awardee, cookbook author and dessert extraordinaire Executive Pastry Chef Johnny Iuzzini. From small plates to big flavors, guests will experience an Italian feast second to none. The event will take place Saturday, February 22, 2014 from 12:00PM – 3:00PM *Sold Out*
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The Forge welcomes Chef April Bloomfield in celebration of the Spotted Pig’s 10th Anniversary Part of The New York Times Dinner Series. This is one dinner party you won’t want to miss as Bloomfield and the chef from The Forge create a special menu to share with guests the culinary prowess that have made them both a success. Friday, February 21, 2014, 7:00PM – 10:00PM.
Enjoy a truly charming lunch at The Biltmore Hotel with culinary personality Katie Lee! An accomplished cookbook author, current co-host of Food Network’s cooking-chat show, The Kitchen, magazine contributor, and all-around American sweetheart, Lee will guide you through an interactive day of making courses that pay homage to her personal culinary approach of “conscious consumption”. Sip on perfectly paired wines from the Southern Wine & Spirits of Florida portfolio as you fall in love with Lee’s three c’s philosophy — casual, comfortable with a touch of couture. Saturday, February 22, 2014, 12 PM-3:00 PM.
Botran’s Medianoches & Mixology presented by Smithfield at Wynwood Walls hosted by Anne Burrell and Emilio Estefan. Friday, February 21, from 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. at Wynwood Walls, 2520 NW Second Ave., Miami. Tickets cost $95. The night will feature takes on Miami’s classic Cuban sandwich, featuring some of our best local chefs. And, of course, nothing goes better with a Cuban sandwich than rum. Botran’s three different rums will be featured in a number of specialty cocktails. Anne Burrell and Emilio Estefan, who is Miami royalty, will host the event and announce the chef who made the best sandwich, while a live Afro-beat band sets the mood.