Sip on vino, rub elbows with chefs, and prepare to dine on first-class bites. The South Beach Wine and Food Festival, the most coveted event on the foodie calendar, hits Miami from Feb. 21-25. From a jam-packed lineup of events, we’ve found the top four outings to indulge in.
Hang with Emeril
Want to hang out with one of the most iconic chefs in the industry? Bam! Your dream can be a reality. Join chef, restaurateur, author, and TV star Emeril Lagasse as he hosts the ultimate poolside clambake at the Conrad Fort Lauderdale Beach. Come hungry and prepare to enjoy specially-prepared dishes from more than a dozen South Florida seafood restaurants, gourmet cuisine samples from Executive Chef Jorge Ramos, and dessert from Duff Goldman, founder of Charm City Cakes. Tickets are $200 and can be purchased here.
Thursday, February 22
The Conrad Fort Lauderdale Beach
551 North Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd.
Grub with Guy Fieri
SOBE’s coveted Heineken Light Burger Bash is back with celebrity chef Guy Fieri! Bite into hearty creations from chefs across the United States at this must-attend event for carnivores. Presented by Schweid & Sons, guests can get their weekly dose of red meat while sipping beer and wine selections. You’ll even get to act as a reality star stand-in when you get to cast your vote for the winning burger! Find tickets here.
Friday, February 23
7:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.
North Venue Beachside at The Ritz-Carlton South Beach
1 Lincoln Road
Party with Your Pups
Co-host of the hit Food Network show The Kitchen, Katie Lee, is coming to Miami with a mission: hosting the best happy hour ever. Dog lovers can rejoice at the “yappie hour” filled with four-legged guests and their human parents. Enjoy libations and snacks for both people and puppies alike. Grab tickets for you and your pup here.
Saturday, February 24
4:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Loews Miami Beach Hotel
1601 Collins Avenue
Explore the Grand Tasting Village
Come hungry and ready to explore the Grand Tasting Village! See all of your favorite chefs while you browse through tent after tent of delectable creations. Pick up light bites from participating restaurants that represent various districts across all of South Florida. From South Miami to Fort Lauderdale, the Grand Tasting Village covers every inch of the region. Get your tickets here.
Saturday, February 24
12:00 p.m.- 5:00 p.m.
Sunday, February 25
3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Make a Trip to Our Food Hall
Zuuk Mediterranean Kitchen at Treats Food Hall
All tapped out on South Beach Wine & Food Festival? Bring your cravings to our brand-new Treats Food Hall. Indulge with unbelievably tasty Asian cuisine at The BŌL; experience flavorful and foreign ingredients at Zuuk Mediterranean Kitchen; or take a bite out of the Northeast in Miami with Luke’s Lobster. The options are beyond endless.