South Beach Wine & Food Festival.

Coming to South Beach on February, the Food Network’s Annual South Beach Wine & Food Festival is the perfect event for foodies and wine connoisseurs everywhere!

Attracting more than 50,000 worldwide guests, this culinary experience kicks off on Thursday, February 23rd with Moet Hennessy’s The Q being presented by Allen Brothers. Sponsored by Miami Magazine and hosted by Emeril Lagasse and Guy Fieri, The Q promises even more fun than previous years and are featuring a champagne soaked after-party they’ve titled “The Q After Dark“.

Rachael Ray will host the Amstel Light Burger Bash, also presented by Allen Brothers on February 24th Right next door, the eighth annual Fontainebleau Miami Beach Wine Spectator’s Best of the Best event will also be going full swing.

Thanks in no small part to the incredible efforts of the Festival Founder and Director, Lee Brian Schrager, South Florida is a major player in the culinary world! Through his team’s efforts, the next generation of food stars will reap the benefits of their raising over $1.4 million to further their education. The proceeds from cookbook sales and the festival benefit the Florida International University Chaplain School of Hospitality and Tourism Management.

Travel Channel’s No Reservations Chef Anthony Bourdain will be the Master of Ceremonies at a “Tribute Dinner” to Chicago Chef Charlie Trotter whose restaurant is considered among the finest in the world and Piero Antinori being honoured for his reputation of 625 years and 26 generations of winemaking.

Other Brunches and Dinners with Food Network stars and top Miami chefs include:

  • Party: Impossible with Chef Robert Irvine featuring the Epicure Gourmet
    Market at 1111 Lincoln Road
  • The Best Thing I Ever Eight: Late Night Bites based on Food Network’s Primetime hit.
  • The Flavors of Flay is an exclusive opportunity for foodies to partake of Bobby Flay’s various restaurant concepts.
  • Dining in the Dark hosted by David Burke with Market 17
  • Farm to Table Brunch hosted by Michael Schwartz & Friends
  • Napa Style at the Mandarin: hosted by Michael Chiarello and Joel Huff at Azul
  • Salsa @ Sea hosted by Douglas Rodriguez & Aarón Sanchez
  • Diet Pepsi Trucks on the Beach will be highlighting the latest trend in food hosted by Andrew Zimmern. This particular event will also act as the official closing for the festival.
  • An Interactive Lunch hosted by Anne Burrell
  • An Interactive Dinner hosted by The Neelys
  • Dolce Lunch hosted by Charles Phan at The Setai
  • Conscious Bite Out with Geoffrey Zakarian
  • Sunday Supper by Meatball Shop

The South Beach Wine & Food Festival’s tickets begin selling on October 24, 2011 at www.sobefest.com . Telephone sales begin the same day at (877) 762-3933. If you are a cardholder of American Express, exclusive pre-sales begin on October 10, 2011 starting at 9 a.m.

Come join the fun and festivities of the South Beach Wine & Food Festival whether that be by attending a la carte or logging in to the official website to read about the festival and all the chef’s dinners to determine which of the parties you would like to attend. A weekend pass is $1088 each plus tax and service fees.

A regular ticket price is $1280 each plus the tax and service fees.

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