More than 100 events are set to take place at the 18th annual Food Network & Cooking Channel South Beach Wine & Food Festival (SOBEWFF), which will go from Wednesday, February 20th until Sunday, February 24th. East End Taste will be covering the five-day star-studded Festival for the first time this year, which takes place at venues across Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties.
Kicking off the 2019 Festival, as well as the featured CRAVE Greater Fort Lauderdale Series, will be a dinner hosted by Donatella Arpaia, PJ Calapa and Michael Chavez. The series continues throughout the Festival with such events as a Clambake hosted by Alex Guarnaschelli and Jorge Ramos, Rock ‘n Roll hosted by Adam Richman, Sunset Spritz Party hosted by Valerie Bertinelli, a Bloody Mary Brunch hosted by Jeff Mauro & Geoffrey Zakarian, and many more. Many of the events have already sold out, so do not delay in purchasing your tickets!
The Festival’s iconic white tents nestled on the sands of Miami Beach will once again house returning and reimagined fan-favorite tastings. The Goya Foods’ Grand Tasting Village featuring Mastercard Grand Tasting Tents & Culinary Demonstrations takes place on Saturday, February 23 and Sunday, February 24. Signature evening offerings begin on Thursday, February 21 with Italian Bites on the Beach sponsored by HCP Media and the Miami Herald Media Company hosted by Giada De Laurentiis, with many more scheduled for Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.
New events for 2019 include: Taste Jamaica hosted by Cindy Hutson & Delius Shirley, Sunset Stone Crab hosted Emeril Lagasse, and more.
The South Beach Wine & Food Festival’s annual Tribute Dinner presented by Bank of America part of The NYT Cooking Dinner Series at Loews Miami Beach will honor two pioneers of the food and beverage industry on Saturday, February 23. The acclaimed chef and restaurateur Nancy Silverton and Ferrari-Carano Vineyards and Winery chief executive officer Rhonda Carano will be honored with revered author, editor and former restaurant critic Ruth Reichl serving as the evening’s master of ceremonies.
To date, the Festival has raised more than $28 million in support of its mission to EAT. DRINK. EDUCATE. with the Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management at Florida International University.
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