Limited Tickets Still Available

Limited Tickets
Still Available

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Shish Kebabs Photo Credit Michael Pisarri
ADRIFT Mare Photo Credit Michael Pisarri (4)
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Oysters Photo Credit Javier Hurtado
Prime Rib Eye Photo Credit Javier Hurtado
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King Crab Photo Credit Javier Hurtado (2)

FIU Embrace Dinner presented by Mollydooker Wines hosted by David Myers, Pablo Zitzmann and Ralph Scamardella

Thursday, February 22
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

at Hotel AKA Brickell
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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


Get ready to dive into the excitement as Pablo Zitzmann, Ralph Scamardella, and David Myers co-host the highly anticipated FIU Embrace Dinner at ADRIFT Mare, Hotel AKA Brickell! In partnership with the FIU Embrace Center for Advancing Inclusive Communities, their mission is to empower each differently abled person to live at their fullest potential, and the proceeds of which will fund a scholarship program that assists differently abled students on the university’s hospitality track in identifying and securing jobs in the local hospitality industry, and will also provide them with valuable real-world experience as volunteers of the event.

Leading this spirited evening are Pablo Zitzmann, known for his fusion of flavors at Zitz Sum, and Ralph Scamardella, acclaimed for freshness and seasonality in U.S. restaurants. Joining this dynamic duo is renowned chef David Myers, celebrated for his exceptional blend of food and travel experiences in L.A.'s food scene and the Michelin-starred Sona. Don't miss this memorable and uplifting celebration of these fantastic culinary talents, continuing SOBEWFF®’s commitment to embracing diversity, pushing the boundaries of the Festival’s mission – to EAT. DRINK. EDUCATE – in new and necessary ways.

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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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