2013 South Beach Wine & Food Festival’s Creative New Events with Emeril Lagasse and Andrew Carmellini

The South Beach Wine and Food Festival recently announced it’s line up and put the tickets to it’s 2013 events for sale and the Burger Bash started flying out the window faster than Kobe sliders at the Grand Tasting. And the Bash’s VIP Reception? Sorry, that’s sold out. But fear not, there are still tickets to the main event as well as to lots of other cool, new interesting ones they are launching in 2013.  My personal favorite is Chicken Coupe  hosted by Andrew Carmellini of The Dutch. The ‘coupe’ refers to the yours-to-keep champagne coupe by Riedel and the champagne you will be filling it with.  As for the chicken, they are referring to the fried variety that is particularly hot at the moment. The high/low event will take place at the W South Beach in the ballroom.

Another interesting event is Garden to Glass, where Emeril Lagasse commandeers Miami Beach’s Botanical Gardens for ceviche and innovated cocktails from Bar Lab, Miami’s foremost mixology group responsible for the drinks at The Living Room at the W and the Broken Shaker. Bartenders will use ingredients picked from the garden and Chef Sam Gorenstein from My Ceviche will provide the seafood bites in this slightly wild late-night food party. Pecado and Pisco: A Taste of Peru hosted by Gaston Acurio and Laurent Tourondel gives festival-goers a peek into Peruvian cuisine, which is having a well-deserved moment of it’s own right now. And of course, everybody misses the Bubble-Q so there is a new event called Moet Hennessy’s The Q, which is back at the Delano and promises lots of bubbly and barbeque, the three elements which made the original event so popular. Only now you can also get Belvedere Vodka drinks… and it’s hosted by Paula Deen and her progeny.  Click Here to Find Tickets.