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Dinner hosted by Alfred Portale and Sergio Sigala

Thursday, February 24
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

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Outdoor Seated Smart Casual Wines 21 years of age and older


Three-time James Beard Award winner Alfred Portale is back at SOBEWFF® and boy are we excited! The former longtime Executive Chef of the iconic Gotham Bar & Grill, who opened his sensational Portale Restaurant in 2019 to universal praise, will add his signature stamp to this contemporary Italian menu, taking inspiration from the country’s seasonally driven approach to cooking. The classically trained chef has found a perfect partner in Miami’s very own Sergio Sigala, Executive Chef of Cecconi’s at Soho Beach House, who never fails to impress with his enticing dishes that evoke a refined sense of comfort and conviviality. As you bask in the warm, cinematic glow of Cecconi’s gorgeously lit courtyard, these two expert interpreters of Italian cuisine will remind you that when it comes to delicious food, simple and unfussy often reigns supreme.

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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