The city of Miami, international and cosmopolitan, emerges, once again, as one of the world’s top dining destinations. Haute eateries have sprung in Miami’s most elegant neighborhoods for more than a decade with the support of world-renowned chefs and emerging talents to the delight of the local population, as well as millions of tourists that come to the city every year.
The Food Network’s South Beach Wine & Food Festival, presented by FOOD & WINE, is a reflection of the city’s gastronomic renaissance. It brings an array of culinary VIPs, celebrated chefs who share their passions and creations, praiseworthy dishes, and delicious libations to South Florida for five days, February 22nd to the 26th. The Festival attracts more than 65,000 guests annually to its unique events, featuring world-class wine, spirits, food and fun throughout the week.
Images from last year’s event
Now entering its 16th year, the Festival is hosted by Florida International University (FIU) and Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits and benefits FIU’s Chaplin School of Hospitality and Tourism Management and the Southern Wine & Spirits Beverage Management Center. To date, the Festival has raised more than $24 million for the school.
Top: Chef Francis Mallman
Bottom: Martha Stewart
VIP attendees include Gloria Estefan, Martha Stewart and Anthony Bourdain, among others. A plethora of renowned chefs will be present, but we’re particularly excited about Daniel Bouloud, Massimo Bottura, Nobu Matsuhisa; and from Miami, José Andrés (who will paid a tribute), Francis Mallman, Michelle Bernstein, Michael Schwartz, Cindy Hudson, Allen Susser, Norman Van Aken, Mark Militello, Douglas Rodriguez, Albert Díaz, René Reyes and John Gallo. ■