From the 18th to the to 22nd of November 2015, Miami will host the second edition of Seed Food and Wine Festival, a gastronomic affair where visitors can enjoy food and wines made entirely from plants.
The Festival features a broad variety of natural and organic products.
The event is sponsored by Whole Foods Market, an upscale food retailer chain with more than 322 stores in the United States, Canada, and the UK. Their stores sell all kinds of fruits, vegetables, meats, wines and even cosmetics, cleaning supplies, and a myriad of organic products.
The festival addresses the growing social concern for healthier eating habits, as well raising awareness of the importance of eating fresh, natural and organic products.
The Seed Food and Wine Festival also aims to underline Miami’s place in the world of multicultural cuisine. The event begins on Wednesday, November 18 in Miami Beach, from 7:00 pm. to 10:00 pm, with an outdoors movie premiere. Wine, cheese, chocolates and snacks will be served during the opening.
Seed Food & Wine Festival promotes healthy eating and wellbeing.
On Thursday night, the Eden Roc Hotel, located at 4525 Collins Avenue, will extend a green carpet to welcome the guests, who will be ushered to the first veggie burgers competition.
The judges— most of them celebrities in the gastronomic field— will be Burger Beast, John Salley, Nic Adler, and Chef Derek Sarno (from the Whole Foods Market in Austin). In a lively forum, with live music and microbrews, guests will also be allowed to vote for their favorite burger. The hamburger competition will be held from 7:00 pm to 11:00 pm.
1. Chef Jeremy Ford.
2. Chef Todd Erickson.
3. Ella Magers.
4. Yoga Class.
On Friday 19, from 10:00 am to 05:00 pm, there will be conferences and lectures for educators, farmers, businesspeople, cooks and individuals interested in the future of the food industry at 1 Hotel—2341 Collins Avenue.
The idea is to create a new food system, discuss different viewpoints, and establish a conversation about health and wellbeing. There will be six workshops, covering issues, such as food waste, regenerative agriculture, and transgenic and organic foods. At lunchtime, a selection of organic dishes will be served, and the cultural background and ingredients of each will be announced.
Simultaneously, in Miami Beach from 7:30 pm to 10:30 pm, the best-selling author from The New York Times Magazine, Chef Chad Sarno, will take guests through an unprecedented culinary journey featuring wines from six different strains that will be served to accompany the select dishes.
The festival continues Saturday morning with the 5K Seed Wynwood race in the Wynwood Art District, where participants will get some exercise while admiring magnificent paintings and the ubiquitous graffiti.
Athletes Rich Roll and Ella Magers will be available to answer any questions. Later in the day, it will be time to unwind with a yoga class dictated by Meghan Elizabeth from the Love Life Wellness Center, and with Stacy Corbin from Namastacy Yoga. The day will culminate with serenity and peace as Jennifer Grace guides attendees through a deep meditation session.
The day will be dedicated to health and fitness, and will feature music, horticulture demonstrations and much more. The event will take place from 8:00 am to10: 30 am, at Mana in Wynwood, at 318 NW 23 Street.
Saturday activities end at Tongue & Cheek—431 Washington Ave, Miami Beach—with a modern dinner experience from 7:30 pm to 10:30 pm, featuring organic wines with the choice of six different vegan dishes prepared by chefs Jamie Rosa, Brad Kilgore, Todd Erickson and Paco.
Sunday morning begins with Mantra Yoga presented by Dawn B. At noon; participants will enjoy a protein, vegetable, and organic brunch prepared by the culinary stars Amber Antonelli, Julie Frans, and Dewey and Mark Reinfeld Losasso.
Tongue & Cheek Restaurant.
On Sunday, from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 pm, at the Thompson Miami Beach Hotel—4041 Collins Avenue—the Seed Food & Wine Festival will dedicate part of the day to fun for the whole family. All children from 3 to 10 years old can participate in interactive learning experiences, from planting their vegetable gardens to creating organic vegetarian pizzas and gluten-free muffins with Chef Charlie Chen.
Meantime the adults may go to a salon where they will enjoy non-alcoholic cocktails and delicious tapas. The activities will take place from 2:00 pm 6:00 pm at the Miami Beach Botanical Garden, at 2000 Convention Center Drive. Find here more information about the Seed Food & Wine Festival.