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South Beach Wine & Food Festival

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South Beach Wne and Food Festival 2021The 20th anniversary version of the South Beach Wine & Food Festival (SOBEWFF) takes place May 20 through 23, 2021, in and around Miami Beach, Florida.

The four-day festival will showcase the talents of wine and spirits producers, chefs, and culinary personalities at more than 70 events spanning Miami-Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach counties.

“Miami Beach is a vibrant and colorful cultural haven and an epicurean mecca that is a natural location for a globally recognized event like the South Beach Wine & Food Festival®,” says Steve Adkins, Chair, the Miami Beach Visitor and Convention Authority (MBVCA). “The Festival has a deeply rooted history here in Miami Beach, allowing food and wine enthusiasts to meet their culinary heroes, bringing them together in a way that is both meaningful and authentic.”

“We are excited to return to the sands of Miami Beach to celebrate our 20th anniversary alongside our passionate fans and partners,” said Festival Founder & Director Lee Brian Schrager, who also serves as Senior Vice President, Communications & Corporate Social Responsibility for Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits. “This year, we focused on developing a program that highlights and benefits the local hospitality industry while simultaneously putting a premium on the health and safety of everyone involved to ensure we provide an exceptional guest experience.”

During the Festival guests can partake in a variety of events, from wine tastings to food markets, celebrity dinners, late night parties and family fun. Here are some highlights:

Giada de Laurentiis Carbone Fine Food presents Italian Bites on the Beach: This year’s Tribute Dinner Honoree, Giada De Laurentiis (right), an Emmy Award-winning television personality and chef best known for her hit shows on Food Network, is headed back to the sands of South Beach to kick off the Festival’s 20th anniversary, with an invite to experience the hottest ticket in town – Carbone.

Dinner hosted by Ignacio Mattos and John Iatrellis: Ignacio Mattos (below, left), rockstar restaurateur, cookbook author and chef-owner, is joined by Executive Chef John Iatrellis, of Layla – a refreshingly inviting, communal and upbeat restaurant, bar and cafe set on the Collins Canal – to craft an intimate dinner experience that combines the best of Miami fusion cuisine with Mattos’ eclectic cooking style.

Ignacio Mattos A SOBEWFF® 20th Anniversary Celebration hosted by Martha Stewart and David Grutman featuring a Surprise Musical Performance: Celebrating its 20th birthday in the best way possible! The SOBEWFF welcomes the Queen of Entertaining herself, Martha Stewart and Miami’s favorite hospitality mogul, David Grutman.

Fontainebleau Miami Beach presents Wine Spectator’s Best of the Best: Thirty of the nation’s top chefs will showcase their gourmet samplings paired with over 60 wines rated 90 points or higher on Wine Spectator’s scale. The poolside lawns of the Fontainebleau Miami Beach set the perfect al fresco stage for a fine night under the stars.

“Miami is a diverse cultural melting pot; evident in the range of culinary options the city offers,” adds Grisette Marcos, Executive Director, MBVCA. “Our vast variety of culinary hotspots are reflected in the diverse offerings of the South Beach Wine & Food Festival® and makes the city a perfect home for the event. Our creative and passionate culinary industry welcomes all food lovers this spring.”

(Photos courtesy of SOBEWFF)

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