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Michael's Genuine Food & Drink 15th Anniversary Dinner hosted by Michael Schwartz, Dillion Wolff and Michael Symon

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

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Outdoor Seated Indoor Smart Casual Wines 21 years of age and older


What would Miami’s culinary landscape be without Michael’s Genuine Food & Drink? Thankfully, we don’t have to imagine a world without Schwartz’s Design District mainstay, which turns an astonishing 15 years old this March. The landmark restaurant, which earned Schwartz a James Beard Award and is largely credited with putting Miami on the nation’s culinary map, has been given an incredible refresh -- and just in time for the Fest-ivities! To light the birthday candles, Schwartz and MGFD's longtime Executive Chef, Dillion Wolff, have enlisted the help of pal Michael Symon, the ever-exuberant Food Network personality and Cleveland-based chef of Mabel’s BBQ and B Spot Burgers. Together, they’ll curate a boldly flavored, multi-course menu that celebrates MGFD’s signature dishes -- but with a SOBEWFF® twist! Expect these pros to make ample use of the restaurant’s wood-burning oven (now a centerpiece of the space’s thoughtful redesign) as they showcase much of what makes MGFD both a tried-and-true favorite among locals and a top-notch dining destination among Magic City visitors. Put your party hats on because after 15 extraordinary years of service, the “restaurant of honor” at this birthday dinner looks (and tastes) better than ever.

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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