WhenThursday, May 20
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Layla, you’ve got us on our knees with a haute dinner experience that’s guaranteed to turn our whole world upside down.
Ignacio Mattos is the rockstar restaurateur, cookbook author and chef-owner of the New York, NY restaurants estela, Café Altro Paradiso, and Flora Bar. The Uruguayan-born Mattos, is renowned for his bold, singular style, which has earned estela, now in its 6th year, numerous accolades, including a place on the World’s 50 Best Restaurants List, one Michelin Star, and two stars from both New York Magazine and the New York Times. This year, he is invited by Executive Chef John Iatrellis, of Layla - a refreshingly inviting, communal and upbeat restaurant, bar and cafe, set on the Collins Canal featuring seasonally simple veg-forward cuisine - to join him in crafting an intimate dinner experience that combines the best of Miami fusion cuisine with Mattos’ eclectic cooking style. Inspired by both the city he now calls home and the chefs under whom he cut his culinary teeth - chefs Alice Waters, Francis Mallmann, and Judy Rodgers among them - Mattos strips down fusion Italian, Spanish and Middle Eastern flavors and crafts them into a nouveau panorama of taste and flavor. Iatrellis has been at the helm of some of the trendiest kitchens in the Magic City, The Forge, Lure Fishbar and Barcelona Wine Bar & Restaurant, among them. Sip on eclectic wine pairings from the Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits portfolio and revel in Mattos and Iatrellis’ satisfying culinary creations while overlooking the banks of the Collins Canal from Layla’s waterfront deck.
To offer the safest experience and adhere to each restaurant’s unique seating capabilities, tickets will be sold in the specific table configurations listed at checkout. We cannot guarantee that multiple tables purchased for the same event will be located next to each other, but will do our best to accommodate this when venue floorplans allow for it. Interested in buying out an intimate dinner experience at SOBEWFF® 2021? Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more about our dinner buy-out opportunities.
EAT. DRINK. EDUCATE.
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.
COVID-19 Health & Safety Measures
Honoring our commitment to ensuring the health and safety of our staff, talent, attendees, sponsors, participants, and community, SOBEWFF® has consulted with the FIU Healthcare Committee on COVID-19 Health & Safety Protocols that follow guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), State of Florida Department of Health, Miami-Dade County, and the City of Miami Beach. All attendees will be subject to symptom/temperature checks and attestation of either a negative COVID-19 test no more than 72 hours prior to the event or completed vaccination, and presentation of a cleared SymCheck™ QR Code. Anyone presenting symptoms on arrival will be denied entry. Apart from the Wine Spectator Wine Seminar series, all events will take place outdoors with new additional measures on capacity restrictions, cleaning and sanitization, physical distancing, and mask requirements. Click HERE to read the complete SOBEWFF® COVID-19 Health & Safety Protocols.
By attending a 2021 SOBEWFF® Event:
- You acknowledge that you (and all ticketed attendees) will comply with all SOBEWFF® Health & Safety Protocols, before and during the event, including but not limited to face mask requirements.
- You acknowledge that you (and all ticketed attendees) will complete a required SymCheck™ Screening & Health questionnaire no more than 24 hours prior to arriving at a SOBEWFF® event.
- 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.
- 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.