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Preview: 2014 South Beach Wine and Food Festival

Saturday, February 22

Whole Foods Market Grand Tasting Village

Start you day by wandering around those signature white tents, snacking on the best of the festival. After a bite of this and a bite of that, you can text your vote for your favorite dishes and decide which restaurant will win the Miami New Times’ “Short Order's Best Bite on the Beach” award. Then settle in for the always fun and entertaining cooking demos. Today, don’t miss: Rick Bayless, José Andrés, and Gaston Acurio.

Fun and Fit as a Family hosted by Carnival and featuring Goya Kidz Kitchen

Grab your kids and head down to Jungle Island for a family friendly event hosted by the muscle man himself, Robert Irvine. Kids can explore the food garden, play sports on the beach, and get hands on in the interactive kitchen.

Ceviche and Pisco hosted by My Ceviche

Join chefs Sam Gorenstein and Roger Duarte of My Ceviche for a dinner of the freshest catch and generous pours of refreshing pisco, all served on the rooftop of the Gale Hotel. Take in the Miami skyline as you enjoy gourmet seafood dishes with a Latin twist.

Dinner hosted by Debi Mazar, Gabrielle Corcos, Amanda Freitag, and Scott Conant

If you follow these Food Network personalities on tv, watch them come to life in a gourmet tasting at the Fontainebleau Miami Beach. Just settle in, enjoy drinks from Southern Wine & Spirits of Florida, and get ready to eat.

 

Sunday, February 23

Whole Foods Market Grand Tasting Village

Start you day by wandering around the massive white tents on the beach and tasting a little bit of everything at the village. Don't forget to cast your vote for Miami New Times’ “Short Order's Best Bite on the Beach” award. Then settle in for the always fun and entertaining cooking demos. Today, don’t miss: Giada de Laurentiis, Andrew Zimmern, Michael Symon, Aarón Sánchez, and Debbi Mazar and Gabrielle Corcos.

Wine Spectator Wine Seminar From Spring Mountain to the Andes: A Discovery of Newton Vineyards & Cheval des Andes

Grab a glass and settle in for this wine lovers discussion lead by Viticultural Director Raymond Reyes and Nicolas Audebert of Cheval des Andes. Learn about Newton Vineyard’s signature Chardonnay and Cabernet and Terrazas de los Andes “Grand Cru.” Get a taste of both the Terrazas Single Vineyard Malbec and Cabernet. Then discover the wines of Cheval des Andes including a classic vintage and a preview of the winery's next release.

Goya Foods Swine and Wine hosted by Michelle Bernstein

This is a classic and one we always look forward to! Join James Beard award-winning chef and Miami local Michelle Bernstein at the Biltmore for a pig-roasting extravaganza. Succulent roasted pork is served straight from each chef’s caja china and accompanied by savory sides and desserts from the Biltmore hotel. Don’t forget the drinks, provided by Southern Wine & Spirits of Florida.

Best of The Munchies: People's Choice Food Awards presented by PepsiCo hosted by Andrew Zimmern

Close the weekend with Andrew Zimmern as he leads you through a taste test of the best of the best as voted upon by you! Enjoy both savory and sweet across three categories: Terrific Tastemakers (food media and personalities); Best Bites (Best Burger, Best Taco, Best Pizza, etc.); and Delicious Destinations (restaurants and dining establishments). All the nominees were selected by food experts and celebrities and the winners were chosen online. After you’ve had your fill, dance away the calories and enjoy cocktails from Southern Wine & Spirits of Florida. 

 

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