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Dinner hosted by Ming Tsai and William Choon Lai

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


Important Info
Seated Indoor Smart Casual Spirits Wines 21 years of age and older


Emmy and James Beard Award winner Ming Tsai makes his long-awaited Festival return with this exclusive SOBEWFF® dinner highlighting an array of Asian flavors and creative cocktails. Fans of this fun-loving chef’s cuisine -- which includes inspired takes on shumai, new-style sashimi and his very own MingsBings -- won’t want to miss this lively evening at Jia, the modern Chinese-American dinner club located in Miami Beach's hip South of Fifth neighborhood. He’ll be joined by Jia’s Executive Chef, William Choon Lai, who will serve up his signature Cantonese-style classics with a contemporary spin, imparting an aromatic warmth to this seriously cool Festival event. To add even more flair to the festivities, Tsai has invited his friend, mixologist, and LiveWire Founder Aaron Polsky to Miami to pair both chefs’ imaginative dishes with delicately balanced cocktails that catapult this high-energy feast to the Far East.

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.

All guests, talent, staff, students and working personnel at all event venues will be required to complete a digital health screening through SymCheck™. This includes attestation of either: a negative COVID-19 test no more than 72 hours prior to the event OR completed vaccination plus presentation of a cleared SymCheck™ QR Code. Anyone presenting symptoms on arrival will be denied entry.

By attending a 2022 SOBEWFF® Event:

  1. You acknowledge that you (and all ticketed attendees) will comply with all SOBEWFF® Health & Safety Protocols, before and during the event.
  2. You acknowledge that you (and all ticketed attendees) will complete a required SymCheck™ Screening & Health questionnaire on the day you are attending a SOBEWFF® event.
  3. You acknowledge that you (and all ticketed attendees) will be required to attest to either a negative COVID-19 test no more than 72 hours prior to the event(s) you are attending or completed vaccination.
  4. You (and all ticketed attendees) understand that by attending SOBEWFF® and therefore being subject to these COVID-19 Protocols, SOBEWFF® reserves the right to refuse entry or remove an individual from an event if any such protocols are breached.

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