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Dinner hosted by Esther Choi and Luca Spiga part of the Hallandale Beach Event Series

Friday, February 25
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

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Hallandale Beach Event Series Seated Smart Casual Wines 21 years of age and older


Chef and entrepreneur Esther Choi is poised to make an electrifying SOBEWFF® debut with this flavor-packed, Asian-centric dinner, part of the Hallandale Beach Event Series. The Instagram sensation and host of the acclaimed Get Down with K-Town podcast is responsible for some of New York City’s hottest Korean hangouts -- Mŏkbar (the wildly popular Korean eatery with outposts in Chelsea Market, Brooklyn, and a soon-to-open third location in Midtown Manhattan) and the swanky Korean-American cocktail bar, Ms. Yoo. For one night only, the SOBEWFF® first-timer will helm the kitchen at ETARU, the contemporary oceanfront hotspot in Hallandale that highlights the charred, slow-cooked splendor of Japanese robatayaki grill cuisine. With stellar support from Corporate Executive Chef Luca Spiga, she’ll inject her signature approach -- inspired by the time-honored techniques of her grandmother’s cooking -- into what promises to be an enchanting evening filled with punchy, funky flavors that taste anything but ordinary. (One taste of Sessy, her new CBD-infused toasted sesame oil, and you’ll instantly become a convert.) For Choi, food is the ultimate expression of her country’s culture. Well, let this extraordinary dinner serve as your first-class, high-style trip to the wondrous world of Korean cuisine.

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 tickets@sobewff.org. The Festival cannot guarantee accommodation of specific dietary requirements (including preferences and allergies) at this event. Please contact us at tickets@sobewff.org no later than two (2) weeks prior to this event to inquire if the venue and chefs can assist with your request.

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

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