Haute Event: 2011 South Beach Wine and Food Festival BubbleQ TONIGHT

With the 2011 South Beach Wine and Food Festival now underway, we are looking forward to tonight’s signature Perrier-Jouet BubbleQ, presented by Allen Brothers hosted by celebrity chef and grill master Bobby Flay. The event will be held on the sandy white beach behind the Delano Hotel starting at 7 p.m. and likely running well into the evening.

This legendary event, which pairs the elegant bubbly drink with some good old fashioned barbeque, has made a name for itself in the South Beach Wine and Food Festival over the years as one of the most talked about segments thanks to its creative twist on a familiar concept. This year, it will play host to some favorite celebrity chefs, including Todd English, and two of Flay’s fellow Iron Chefs, Cat Cora and Michael Symon (who is just coming off of his win at last night Amstel Light Burger Bash) as they fire up the grill and prepare everything from spicy pulled pork to decadent chocolate-dipped grilled fruit that will have attendees salivating as the sweet and smoky aromas waft through the tent.

BubbleQ is set to be bigger than ever this year, as its tenth year celebrating with the South Beach Wine and Food Festival will also be its last. As the end of this era approaches to make room for what will undoubtedly be yet another new and exciting event to replace it in the coming years, the chefs will be turning tricks and providing those who were lucky enough to score a ticket to it the best and most unconventional barbequed masterpieces around; mouthwatering recipes that are sure to send BubbleQ into its retirement with a bang.

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