In a just a few days (Feb 24- 28) the 15th annual South Beach Wine & Food Festival showcasing the worlds best, wines, spirits and culinary talent will take place throughout South Florida. With a whopping 75+ mouth watering events to choose from, we’ve done the checking and these are our top picks:
Thursday, February 25th | Taste of Fort Lauderdale
We recommend starting things off a bit north, in Ft. Lauderdale with dinner hosted by four-time James Beard Award-winning celebrity chef, restaurateur and TV personality Todd English, and local star, Chef Chris Miracolo of S3. Expect a carefully crafted menu with splendid wine pairings.
$250 | S3 Restaurant 505 N. Fort Lauderdale Beach Boulevard
Friday, February 26th | Dinner hosted by Joël Robuchon
In what we consider the most anticipated event of the festival – we recommend Diner hosted by one of the most highly decorated chefs in the world, Joël Robuchon. Here’s your chance to experience the work of a culinary genius.
$1500 | Moore Building, 3841 NW 2nd Avenue, Miami
Saturday, February 27th | Tribute Dinner honoring Jonathan Waxman, Rob Sands and Richard Sands
Tom Colicchio hosts an evening of live entertainment by Jazz band, Potash Twins and fine dining prepared by the industry’s top chefs:
Frederic Delaire, Loews Miami Beach
$500 | Lowes Miami Beach
Sunday, February 28th | Dinner presented by Mayakoba Residences hosted by Rick Bayless
Rick Bayless, the James Beard Award-winning chef, known for the pioneering of authentic Mexican cuisine in the U.S., will prepare an intimate dinner celebrating the flavors of Mexico during the screening of the film, Like Water for Chocolate. Guests can also enjoy the pairing of Clase Azul tequilla, and gain insight from the prestigious brands founder, Arturo Lomelí who will be on hand to share the passion behind Clase Azul Tequila.
Guests purchasing a ticket to this dinner will receive reserved premier seating at the preceding screening.
$200 | Preston’s Market at Loews Miami Beach Hotel