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Dinner hosted by George Mendes and Tim Elmore

Saturday, February 26
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM


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


The magical place where the land meets the sea -- that’s the essence of Klaw, the hot new surf and turf restaurant led by Tim Elmore (formerly of Bourbon Steak) located in Miami’s burgeoning Edgewater neighborhood. The seductive, Spanish Renaissance-style restaurant, which sits inside the gloriously restored 95-year-old Miami Women’s Club, has been given the full treatment thanks to the team behind some of London’s most popular steakhouses and seafood restaurants, with an enviable menu that features fresh king crabs sourced from Norway and high-quality meats dry-aged in-house. But that’s not all. This SOBEWFF® dinner will spotlight another winning combination as Elmore joins forces with George Mendes, the extraordinarily gifted former Executive Chef of Lupulo and the Michelin-starred Aldea now at the helm of Veranda, the stunning SoHo restaurant he opened in early 2021 inside the new ModernHaus hotel. Set beneath a state-of the-art, retractable greenhouse -- which feels like the perfectly lit stage for Mendes’ globally-flavored menu, with a nod to his own ancestral Portugal -- Veranda is a remarkable achievement in both its design and culinary approach. (That the same can be said of Klaw is what makes this Festival event doubly blessed.) Lucky for you, Mendes and Elmore are set to bring their keen eyes and palates to this intimate dinner which, accompanied by fine wines from the Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits portfolio, is bound to be a match made in gastronomic heaven.

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.

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