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Our Sunday Table: Brunch with The Grey and Friends hosted by Mashama Bailey part of The NYT Cooking Series

Sunday, February 26
11:30 AM - 1:30 PM

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


When it comes to tallying up the highlights of our robust and diverse program, this Sunday brunch at the Loews Miami Beach Hotel definitely makes it to the top of the list. It’s just one of those events that feels like Festival weekend. This year, we’ve decided to up the ante even further, tapping two-time James Beard Award winner Mashama Bailey to help us curate a diverse lineup of chefs that cover a far-reaching range of cultures and cooking styles. That’s right – the boundary-breaking Bailey, who recently took home the James Beard Foundation’s top honor (Outstanding Chef), is heading to South Beach for this feel-good feast of the highest order. Hailed by the Financial Times as “the most important chef in America,” Bailey learned to cook from the very best – that is, her mother, grandmothers, and aunts, all of whom imparted a kind of wisdom and know-how that have been harnessed – to glorious effect – at her sensational Savannah restaurant, The Grey, which she co-owns with her business partner, John O Morisano. So it’s no surprise that for this year’s iteration of our classic buffet-style brunch, Bailey and Morisano have invited some of the most talented chefs working today to deliver their quintessentially American perspectives on traditional brunch fare, complete with a side of old-school hospitality (and maybe a few cheeky cocktails too). Together, they’ll get to the heart of what it takes to write America’s definitive recipe book and in doing so, bring an exceptional amount of skill and soul to this well-loved Sunday afternoon staple.

Proceeds from Our Sunday Table: Brunch with The Grey and Friends hosted by Mashama Bailey will support the Coastal Bounty Scholarship presented by The Grey at FIU’s Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management and will be specifically designated for scholarships funding student externships.

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

All net 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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