Got yourself tickets to the upcoming South Beach Wine & Food Festival? Congrats! But if the suggested “smart casual” attire for the daytime events that can morph into late-night happenings ensembles got you stuck in a sartorial pickle, we can help. We’ve picked three of the signature events held during the beloved foodie fiesta and pulled some fabulous options from retailers at Aventura Mall to get yourself ready. And when you wrap up the gluttonous weekend be sure to come back for new workout gear. With all that indulgence you might need it.
The David Grutman Experience with DJ Khaled and Cedric Gervais
Miami’s resident merrymaker and Groot Hospitality founder David Grutman is pulling out all the stops to create his signature event that no passionate foodie, music lover, or partygoer should miss. For this year’s Sunday Funday, the courtyard of Goya Foods’ Grand Tasting Village will transform into a mini music festival with high-energy beats coming to you courtesy of DJ Khaled and Cedric Gervais. To be ready for it, think comfort with a pop. Here is how to look the part.
Burger Bash presented by Schweid & Sons®
The event that put the festival on the map is back and better than ever. Emeril Lagasse will take center stage to present the most epic burger showdown to date. Held under the North Venue’s iconic white tents bear witness to the crowning of one very talented chef with the coveted Schweid & Sons® The Very Best Burger Award. Last year, Motek was awarded SOBEWFF Burger Bash peoples’ choice ‘Best Burger’ in Miami with The Arayes Burger, which they are gearing up to participate in again in just a few weeks. The vibe, you ask? Smooth country, thanks to a special performance from Midland, the Grammy-nominated group so dress accordingly. Think elevated Americana. Did we mention cowboy boots are having a moment?
Dinner hosted by Michael Symon, Brooke Williamson and Diogo Porto
Hosted by the OGs of the TV Food Movement, Michael Symon and Brooke Williamson this SOBEWFF® dinner will celebrate Williamson’s boldly flavored menu alongside the ever-exuberant Symon. Together with Diogo Porto, the executive chef at Fuego Y Mar, these passionate chefs will serve up a culinary experience that blends their rare and remarkable artistry. So be ready for this tour de force in your best evening wear. Here are some choices to bring some heat to the kitchen.