Join us on the sand! February 22 - 25, 2024 in Miami, Florida

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February 22 - 25, 2024

Dinner hosted by Juan-Manuel Barrientos and TBD Chef
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Dinner hosted by Juan-Manuel Barrientos and Danny Lledó

Saturday, February 24
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Elcielo at SLS South Beach
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What's Included

All food and drink is included at this event.

Dress Code: Smart Casual

A polished yet relaxed look. Opt for slacks, button-down tops and dresses. Low heels or dressy flats optional.




21 years of age and older


Elcielo at SLS South Beach is the perfect stage for a tour de force performance by two world-class chefs. The buzzwords for this unique dinner are: creativity, innovation, and whimsy. Michelin Star chef Juan Manuel Barrientos (known as “Juanma”) was born in Medellín. Barrientos is the creator and founder of Elcielo restaurants in Medellín, Bogotá, Miami and Washington, D.C. Inspired by his Colombian roots and using avant-garde techniques and neuroscience to captivate guests, Elcielo boasts Latin American fare incorporating molecular gastronomy. Juanma’s culinary narrative transports diners to the beaches of Cartagena and the mysterious corners of the Amazon jungle.

International award-winning Chef Danny Lledó finds inspiration in his Portuguese and Valencian heritage to create memorable culinary experiences at Xiquet by Danny Lledó In Washington D.C. Xiquet has held a Star in the MIchelin Guide since 2021 and earned the Guide’s Sommelier of The Year Award in 2022. Xiquet also received AAA’s highest distinction of Five Diamonds in 2022 – the only restaurant in Washington DC to do so. The restaurant’s sought-after tasting menu experience includes Lledó’s signature rice dishes, as well as innovative preparations of other traditional items from Valencian cuisine. A meal at Xiquet offers over 20 compositions of modern Spanish cuisine that showcase Valencian gastronomy.

The teaming up of these two titans promises to be a monumental, mind blowing experience.

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Guests will be assigned seating prior to this event. We can only guarantee that tickets purchased within the same transaction will be seated together. If you would like to be seated with another guest(s) who purchased ticket(s) separately, please send your request via email to [email protected]. The Festival cannot guarantee the accommodation of specific dietary requirements (including preferences and allergies) at this event. Please contact us at [email protected] no later than two (2) weeks prior to this event to inquire if the venue and chefs can assist with your request.

100% of net proceeds from the Festival benefit students of the Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management at Florida International University who assist Festival organizers in all aspects, including Festival planning, logistics and overall execution.

All guests must adhere to the Festival bag policy.

To request materials in accessible format, register a service animal and or secure an accommodation, please contact FIU’s Office of Civil Rights Compliance and Accessibility (OCRCA) at 305.348.2785 or [email protected] at least two weeks in advance of the event or at the earliest possible opportunity.

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