The Most Lavish Events Of SOBEWFF 2018

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Paella & Tapas by the Pool hosted by José Andrés - 2017 Food Network & Cooking Channel South Beach Wine & Food Festival at SLS South Beach on February 23, 2017 in Miami Beach, Florida
Jose Andres & Lee Schrager at Paella & Tapas by the Pool hosted by José Andrés

Photo Credit: Seth Browarnik/WorldRedEye.com

The food and wine connoisseurs’ favorite time of the year is upon us once again—the annual Food Network & Cooking Channel’s South Beach Wine and Food Festival. The high-profile affair draws in some of the biggest names in the industry each February to Miami Beach for a week-long festival celebrating the world’s best wine and food. In light of the upcoming festival, Haute Living rounded up a list of our personal favorite events of SOBEWFF 2018 that include the most coveted tickets to snag.

SOBEWFF TRIBUTE DINNER: HONORING BOBBY FLAY 

Price: $550/person

Date: Saturday, February 24th

Time: 7-11 p.m.

Link: http://sobewff.org/tribute/

Each year, the Tribute Dinner is the pinnacle event of the week, drawing in the most high-profile crowd for a truly extravagant feast honoring the chef of the moment. Last year, the dinner honored one of Miami’s favorite—Chef José Andrés. This year, the dinner will recognize chef, restaurateur, author and beloved Food Network personality Bobby Flay, along with Treasury Wine Estates managing director and chief executive officer Michael Clarke. The dinner will once again take place at the festival’s headquarters—the Loews Hotel Miami Beach—with this year’s emcee Y100 radio host Elvis Duran. Featured chefs cooking at the dinner include an all-star lineup of Michelle Bernstein, Giada De Laurentiis, Frederic Delaire, Alex Guarnaschelli, Stephen Kalt, Clarissa Martino, Marc Verti, Michael Voltaggio and more.


WINE SPECTATOR’S BEST OF THE BEST 

Price: $350/person

Date: Friday, February 23rd

Time: 7:30-10:30 p.m.

Link: http://sobewff.org/bob/

If you’re looking to sample the very best of the food and wine offered throughout the weekend, then snagging a ticket for this signature event is a must. The annual event takes place at the iconic Fontainebleau Miami Beach Hotel and rounds up 60 of the nation’s top chefs to showcase their most gourmet samplings and pair them with more than 100 wines rated 90 points or higher on the Wine Spectator’s scale.


IL PELLICANO DINNER 

Price: $350/person

Date: Saturday, February 24th

Time: 7-10 p.m.

Link: http://sobewff.org/pellicano/

If the dinner is taking place at the Faena Hotel, you know that it will be nothing short of extravagant. The Il Pellicano Dinner will be held at the hotel’s Los Fuegos by Francis Mallman restaurant, featuring a gourmet lineup of authentic Italian cuisine from chef Antonio Magliulo of the Il Pellicano and La Pasta Vecchia Hotels. Here, guests will indulge in contemporary creations from Tuscany and the Lazio region of Italy along with Damilano Barolo wine pairings.


DINNER HOSTED BY VIK MUNIZ, DANIEL BOULUD, CLAUDE TROISGROS AND FREDDIE MARTINEZ

Price: $250/person

Date: Friday, February 23rd

Time: 7-10 p.m.

Link: http://sobewff.org/verde/

At this seated dinner, art and cuisine will come together for a beautiful evening as world-renowned Brazilian artist and photographer Vik Muniz joins forces with renowned chefs Daniel Boulud and Claude Troisgros at the Pérez Art Museum Miami‘s Verde restaurant. The specially-curated menu will include dishes inspired by Muniz’s contemporary exploration of the world with perfectly paired glasses of rosés from Château D’Esclans.


DINNER HOSTED BY BRADLEY KILGORE, MIKE BAGALE, JUSTIN CARLISLE AND TONY TERHO 

Price: $250/person

Date: Saturday, February 24th

Time: 7-10 p.m.

Link: http://sobewff.org/frost/

This unique dinner, hosted at the new Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science, will feature dishes from South Florida-based chef Bradley Kilgore along with executive chef Mike Bagale of the Michelin-starred Alinea in Chicago, James Beard Awards finalist Justin Carlisle of Ardent in Milwaukee and Frost Science Museum executive chef Tony Terho. The innovative dinner will include a menu influenced by science showcasing expertise in molecular gastronomy, as well as tastefully paired craft cocktails from Grey Goose vodka.


PORTUGUESE DINNER 

Price: $250/person

Date: Thursday, February 22nd

Time: 7-10 p.m.

Link: http://sobewff.org/como/ 

Get a taste of the seven-year Michelin-starred restaurant ALDEA helmed by chef George Mendes in New York with this special dinner hosted at COMO Metropolitan Miami Beach. Mendes will be joined by TV personality and newest Michelin-starred chef/restaurateur Henrique Sá Pessoa to create an exquisite international dining experience highlighting their mastery of Portuguese cuisine.


CHICKEN COUPE BY ANDREW CARMELLINI 

Price: $325/person

Date: Saturday, February 24th

Time: 7-10 p.m.

Link: /http://sobewff.org/coupe/

Famed chef Andrew Carmellini from The Dutch is serving up a gourmet spread of fried chicken and bubbly for his signature event, Chicken Coupe, held at the W South Beach Hotel. The walk-around tasting has been carefully curated with more than a dozen chefs featuring the highest-quality and most inventive chicken dishes with delicious sides, and of course, bottomless Champagne.

Neil Patrick Harris & David Burtka12 at Bloody Mary Brunch hosted by David Burtka & Neil Patrick Harris Part of the Taste Fort Lauderdale Series - 2017 Food Network & Cooking Channel South Beach Wine & Food Festival at The Ritz-Carlton, Fort Lauderdale on February 26, 2017 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Neil Patrick Harris & David Burtka at Bloody Mary Brunch hosted by David Burtka & Neil Patrick Harris Part of the Taste Fort Lauderdale Series

Photo Credit: Seth Browarnik/WorldRedEye.com

 

 

 

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