Back for its 17th year, the Annual Food Network & Cooking Channel South Beach Wine & Food Festival (SOBEWFF®) kick-offs with a new set of not-to-be-missed, fun filled events, and welcomes the return of some classic favorites. We’ve narrowed down the festivals list of 90 plus action packed, taste-filled events to highlight our top 5 picks.
1. Classic with a twist.
The beloved Heineken Light Burger Bash gets a new host this year! Resident Food Network Rockstar Guy Fieri will help you navigate the evening as you graze on carefully curated offerings from chefs from across America, and sip on refreshing Heineken Light beer and wine selections.
2. Rustic Introduction
Dinner hosted by Michael Schwartz, Augusto Mayer and Samuel Alex Fitzgerald
part of The NYT Cooking Dinner Series
Miami’s iconic chef, Michael Schwartz is set to team up with two of Argentina’s most popular chefs, Augusto Mayer and Samuel Alex Fitzgerald, of the much buzzed about Buenos Aires-based eatery, Proper. The event will serve as a prelude to Schwartz’s upcoming Argentinian-inspired eatery, Amara – featuring rustic South American flavors, accompanied by perfectly paired wines.
3. First timers must try
Goya Foods’ Grand Tasting Village, the festival’s signature event features offerings from more than 50 restaurants and an array of wines and libations from Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits. Sample bold cuisine, stylish wines, carefully creative spirits while basking in the beauty of the beachside setting. Get a glimpse of your favorite Food Network and Cooking Channel chefs, authors and culinary personalities as they demo their skills on the KitchenAid® Culinary Demo Stages.
4. Northern Dinning
Part of the evolving CRAVE Greater Fort Lauderdale Series. The world’s most famous butcher Dario Cecchini, hailing from the Chianti region of Italy, joins Fort Lauderdale’s most iconic Italian Chef Angelo Elia for a special Broward County feast. Iconic eatery Casa D’Angelo Ristorante is already a favorite for locals and visitors alike, but it will be transformed for this unique collaboration of Italian mastery. Cecchini will bring his enthusiasm and passion for his craft to Elia’s beloved hotspot for a night of authentic Italian you won’t soon forget!
5. Lunch with a Master Chef
Renowned Chef, Nobu Matsuhisa once again opens the doors to his Nobu Miami Beach restaurant to showcase a masterfully created lunch. Known for his fusion cuisine, blending traditional Japanese dishes with South American ingredients. This lunch will be perfectly paired with Château Minuty rosé, the global leader of France’s Côtes de Provence rosé.
For more information and tickets to the event, visit http://sobewff.org