South Beach Wine & Food Festival
It’s just about here again. The Food Network South Beach Wine & Food Festival is next month and once again the stars of the culinary world will be out in force. Known as SoBe in culinary circles, this festival has turned into one of the premiere events, gastronomical or otherwise, in the world. It is the Sundance of food.
The events at SoBe are mammoth. How about a BBQ sponsored by Original MOONSHINE that’s hosted by Adam Perry Lang (Daisy May’s BBQ USA, NYC)? Or maybe brunch with Gail Simmons and sponsored by Dolce Wines. Do you love pasta? Well Barilla is teaming super chef Bryan Voltaggio and Food Network’s Claire Robinson for an interactive lunch. There’s also a private cocktail hour hosted by Next Food Network Star winner Aarti Sequeira.
Perrier-Jouet, makers of great champagne, host an annual cookout on the beach called Bubble Q. This year it will be hosted by Bobby Flay featuring some great cuts from Allen Bros. – the finest steak purveyors in America. But that’s not all. You can get cooking tips from Ted Allen and Alex Guarnaschelli or cocktail ideas from Zane Lamphrey. Just a few of the other cheflebrities who’ll be hanging out at SoBe are Rachael Ray, Charlie Trotter, Guy Fieri, Paula Deen, Alain Ducasse and Laura Werlin. Heck even Ming Tsai will be there laying out a mean Dim Sum.
There is more heavy duty, high dollar, blue blooded eating going on than you would ever be able to do in just four days. Seriously. There are all kinds of private dinner parties, seminars and star studded happy hours going on. Heck, this festival is so big it even has its own cookbook. If there is a chef with a well known restaurant you can bet they’ll be at SoBe.
If you have the time and money I highly urge you to check out this amazing event. Book your reservations HERE but remember where it says, “How did you hear about this package?” remember to put in WannabeTVchef. Maybe they’ll send me a T-shirt or something.