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Five $100 & Under Deals for a Steal!

The Festival is redefining the art of cocktails and wine with some of our most delightful, creative, and affordable wine and spirits events:

  1. Happy hour gets kicked up a few notches with a crafty focus on cocktails! Successful celebrity chef, restaurateur and cookbook author Marc Murphy will host this spirited Craft-y Happy Hour, to bring you some of the best craft, small batch and artisanal spirits around, at beloved local taqueria turned late-night hotspot Bodega.
  2. Surf’s up on South Beach, as vivacious celebrity Chef Anne Burrell of the hit Food Network series Worst Cooks in America hosts an evening of Polynesian flare, with Hawaiian-inspired bites and tiki-inspired cocktails from across the country at the hip and trendy Surfcomber boutique hotel, while some of the best bartenders from highly regarded tiki-inspired joints across the country as they compete to be crowned tiki-King at the end of the night at King’s Hawaiian presents the Taste of Aloha and Art of Tiki Cocktail Showdown.
  3. Lounge on the rooftop of Kimpton Angler’s Hotel rooftop and enjoy the sprawling view as you sip exclusive, rich and lustrous bourbons, whiskies, scotches, and tequilas, and experience the aroma and flavor of some of the finest selections of premium cigars at Cigars & Spirits presented by Cigar Aficionado.
  4. Join Katie Lee and her new best friend, a chihuahua rescue named Gus, as they lead you through an afternoon of libations for the two-legged guests, and plenty of snacks for both canines and humans alike at Yappie Hour presented by Fetch My Vet.
  5. Kristin Cavallari hosts as you sip on everyone’s favorite rosé, Whispering Angel by Château D’Esclans, and experience the lifestyle of St. Tropez while noshing on bites and enjoying a sprawling view of the white sandy beachfront and teal blue waters at the trendy W Fort Lauderdale at our Rooftop Rosé Happy Hour hosted by Kristin Cavallari part of the CRAVE Greater Fort Lauderdale Series.
Drinks to Thrill
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Andrew Zimmern, Sushi and Dimsum, Oh My!

We’ve once again tapped good friend and James Beard Award-winning TV personality Andrew Zimmern, who also moonlights as a chef, food writer and teacher, to host a fan-favorite Festival event - Lucky Chopsticks - in Broward County for the first time! Zimmern, one of the most versatile, knowledgeable and “bizarre” personalities in the food world, is ready to bring his passion and enthusiasm for classic Asian street market fare including sushi, dumplings, dim sum and a variety of other unique eats to the trendy W Fort Lauderdale.

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Last Days to Bid on our Holiday Auction!

‘Tis the season to snag great lots while helping us EAT. DRINK. EDUCATE. to benefit the Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management at Florida International University. The 2018 Food Network & Cooking Channel South Beach Wine & Food Festival Holiday Auction offers extravagant getaways, insider experiences, gourmet dinners, unique selections of rare wines and extraordinary luxury goods.

Deals for a Steal
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Indulge your Sweet Tooth with Duff, Bobby and Sophie!

We’re bringing you a sugar rush of epic proportions! Indulge your sweet tooth with decadent cakes, creamy ice creams, and sugary treats that melt on your tongue during our Festival weekend hosted by some of our most beloved TV personalities!

  • Dynamic dad and daughter duo Bobby and Sophie Flay will host a late-night dessert party for the ages at the Festival’s host Loews Miami Beach! They’ve tapped DJ Hannah Bronfman to provide the high-energy beats to keep your moves smooth long into the Saturday night. In addition to hitting the dance floor, you’ll also have the opportunity to sample sweets more than a dozen South Florida dessert destinations at Sweet-Moves: Late-Night Desserts & Dancing hosted by Bobby & Sophie Flay.
  • Treat yourself and your minis with the Family Ice Cream Social hosted by Duff Goldman - a brand new family-friendly soirée at the Festival! Bring your foodie fans of all ages to our host Loews Miami Beach hotel, where the whole gang can have some fun in the sun while sampling treats from more than a dozen South Florida spots. Come revel in a Sunday afternoon that munchkins of all ages can take part in!
Indulge your Sweet Tooth
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Eat. Drink. Educate.
Benefiting The Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management
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Splurge on mouth-watering samplings of beef, pork, poultry, and more cooked low and slow and accompanied by special sips from the Southern Glazer’s Wine and Spirits of Florida portfolio at our Beachside BBQ hosted by Michael Symon.

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Indulge your senses with samplings from 60 of the nation's top chefs paired with over 100 wines rated 90 points or higher on Wine Spectator's scale at Fontainebleau Miami Beach presents Wine Spectator's Best of the Best sponsored by Bank of America.

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Participate in a unique hands-on experience while learning how to craft some of the most popular dishes on Plant Miami's exclusive menu, and then sit down to enjoy the satiating meal you lovingly created with biodynamic wine at our Master Class at Plant Miami.

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Cristian Alvarez
Rocco Carulli
R House
Jeff O'Neill
Barton G. Restaurant Group
Fabricio Pareja
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Jeff Pfeiffer
Lobster Bar Sea Grille Fort Lauderdale
Justin Sherrer
Doce Provisions
Sean Thompson
Chops Lobster Bar
Jodrick I Ujaque
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