Next week some of the most famous chefs in the world will come together in Miami and Fort Lauderdale for its 17th yearly Food Network & Cooking Channel South Beach Wine & Food Festival (SOBEWFF).
The festival benefits the Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management at Florida International University and has raised more than $26 million. Lee Brian Schrager founded it and this season he is coordinated more than 90 events, such as dishes, food tastings parties and cooking demos hosted by the biggest names in the world.
And there are tickets still available for many SOBEWFF actions.
The festival kicks off on Wednesday in Fort Lauderdale with all the CRAVE series. You can join chef Jorge Ramos and culinary legend Emeril Lagasse to get a clambake. Celebrity pastry chef Duff Goldman will also be serving dessert. Later in the week, adventurous and award-winning TV host Andrew Zimmern will exhibit Lucky Chopsticks, which offers guests a selection of delicious Asian dishes.
Bringing your puppy? Head to the Yappie Hour to mingle with cookbook writer Katie Lee and other like-minded puppy owners while you and your pet enjoy exceptional snacks.
One of the festival’s highlights is Walshy Fire’s Rum & Bass Beach Party introduced by Bacard on Saturday evening.
And since it is Miami the events go into the evening. After the Bacard celebration, TV celebrity Action Bronson and all-star chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten will throw the Midnight Eats Block Party in Miami Beach. Expect music guilty pleasures and tequila.
End your weekend in the David Grutman Experience, that takes place Sunday afternoon in Goya Foods’ Grand Tasting Village. You’ll have to sample a selection of gourmet dishes while enjoying songs.