The Food Network & Cooking Channel South Beach Wine & Food Festival returns for its 18th annual edition.
The five-day, star-studded festival is composed of an unprecedented line up of more than 100 events spanning Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties. Dine around the world as more than 200 chefs from around the globe are presenting their signature dishes alongside hands-on master classes to late-night parties. These are a few of our recommended happenings:
- Bites & Beats on the River with Travel Channel's Adam Richman. Put your chopsticks to work as you indulge in some of the best sushi, dumplings, dim sum and more that the greater Fort Lauderdale area has to offer - with paired drinks.
- Pasta-Making Master Class & Lunch with Macchialina's Michael Pirolo, as he guides you through the secret steps that make his handmade pastas - followed by lunch prepared by Pirolo.
- Dinner hosted by Tommaso De Simone, Bobby Flay, and Helene Henderson - celebrity chef Bobby Flay brings the flavors of his favorite Amalfi Coast restaurant, Lo Scoglio, to Miami Beach for an evening of Southern Italian flair with farm-to-table dining and Flay's Southwestern cuisine.
- Bacardi's Beach Carnival. This year's festival closes with a carnival, hosted by James Beard Award-winning TV personality Andrew Zimmern. Try your hands with some games, as you indulge in fun-tastic bites created by some of Miami’s top chefs washed down with free-flowing spirits and live music.
- The festival’s annual Tribute Dinner - part of The NYT Cooking Dinner Series at Loews Miami Beach to honor two pioneers - acclaimed chef and restaurateur Nancy Silverton and Ferrari-Carano Vineyards and Winery chief executive officer Rhonda Carano.
For a full schedule, pleae view: SOBEWFF.
Between SOBEWFF and its sister NYCWFF, which takes place each October in New York City, more than $39 million has been raised to benefit the respective charities for each Festival.