7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
- Smart Casual
- 21 years of age and older
Terms & Conditions
All events, prices, personalities, performances, venues, dates and times subject to change without notice. No refunds or exchanges. No one under 21 will be admitted, unless otherwise noted. Tickets to the festival are not tax deductible. The Festival urges all adults to consume alcoholic products responsibly.
Join Michelin-starred restaurateur, cookbook author, and James Beard Award-nominated chef Donatella Arpaia for an evening of simple elegance at Terra Mare to officially kick-off the Festival weekend! Arpaia is a regular judge on The Food Network's Iron Chef America and The Next Iron Chef and self-proclaimed ‘Meatball Queen.' Nestled oceanside at the stunning new Conrad Fort Lauderdale Beach, Arpaia is joined by Chef PJ Calapa, formerly of Michelin-starred Ai Fiori and executive chef/owner of Manhattan’s Scampi, and Terra Mare’s very own executive chef Michael Chavez, as taste buds receive the star-treatment with with bold, exotic, and locally-sourced flavors in a setting that that encourages a communal dining experience in elevated style. Indulge in wines from the Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits portfolio, while enjoying the sweeping panoramic views of Fort Lauderdale Beach.
Guests will be assigned seating prior to this event. We can only guarantee guests who purchased tickets together will be seated together. If you would like to be seated with another guest(s), please send your request via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.