The Hungry Post's Top SOBEWFF events

Miami's biggest food festival is back and this is what you should attend

May
12
2021
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Miami’s biggest food-focused weekend is back and there are still tickets for these SOBEWFF events. 

This year marks the 20th annual Food Network & Cooking Channel South Beach Wine & Food Festival. We’ve gathered all the events and dinners that speak to us. These are ones that make our mouth water and the ones we’d think you’d enjoy the most.  Check out the details of The Hungry Post’s Top SOBEWFF events.

BBQ DINNER HOSTED BY CHRIS LILLY


When: Thursday May 10, 7 PM – 10 PM
Where: Hometown BBQ
Address: 1200 NW 22nd Street #100
Neighborhood: Allapattah
Details: All food and drink included, outdoor (sand), seated, smart casual, spirits, age 21+.
Buy tickets: HERE

Join master and champion of the grill, Chef Chris Lilly for a BBQ experience at Hometown Barbecue with craft cocktails. Known for his signature spiced rubs and fall-off-the-bone roasts, Chris Lilly is the executive chef at Big Bob Gibson Bar-B-Q restaurant in Decatur, AL. He has won five Memphis in May Grand Championships, eight barbecue grand championships and six world championships, and was recognized by The Wall Street Journal for having the best pork barbecue in the country!

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DINNER HOSTED BY LAETITA ROUABAH AND MIKEL GOIKOLEA


When: Thursday May 20, 7 PM – 10 PM
Where: Leku
Address: 1100 NW 23rd Street
Neighborhood: Allapattah
Details: All food and drink included, outdoor, seated, smart casual, wines, age 21+.
Buy tickets: HERE

Along with his culinary team, Chef Mikel Goikolea, executive chef of LEKU, and Chef Laëtitia Rouabah, executive chef of the iconic New York restaurant, Benoit, will bring together their Basque influences and expertise in traditional French cooking in a dining experience paired with wine.

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CARBONE FINE FOOD PRESENTS ITALIAN BITES ON THE BEACH SPONSORED BY HAVAS HOUSE HOSTED BY GIADA DE LAURENTIS


When: Thursday May 20, 7 PM – 10 PM
Where: North Venue Beachside at Delano
Address: 1 Lincoln Road
Neighborhood: South Beach
Details: All food and drink included, outdoor, walk-around, smart casual, wines, spirits, age 21+.
Buy tickets: HERE

The 2021 SOBEWFF® Tribute Dinner Honoree, Giada De Laurentiis, will kick off the Festival’s 20th anniversary, with an invite to experience Carbone -the highly celebrated Italian restaurant whose newly opened Miami. This event is on the beach alongside many of South Florida’s top chefs serving up dishes from different Italian regions. Guests will be able to sample an exclusive taste of Carbone Fine Food’s newest sauce creations.

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DINNER HOSTED BY MICHELLE BERNSTEIN, HY VONG & ANTONIO BACHOUR


When: Thursday May 20, 7 PM – 10 PM
Where: Bachour
Address: 2020 Salzedo Street
Neighborhood: Coral Gables
Details: All food and drink included, outdoor, seated, smart casual, wines, age 21+.
Buy tickets: HERE

Selected as one of the “Top 10 Pastry Chefs” in America in 2011 by Dessert Professional Magazine Pastry Chef Antonio Bachour; South Florida restaurateur and James Beard Award-winning Chef Michelle Berstein; and Tung Nguyen and Katherine Manning, the masterminds behind the former cult classic restaurant, Hy Vong, on Calle Ocho will celebrate the release of Nguyen and Manning’s Mango and Peppercorns: A Memoir of Food, an Unlikely Family, and the American Dream (Chronicle Books, March 2021). An intimate and emotional dinner experience that will honor the true spirit of the book.

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HEINEKEN BURGER BASH PRESENTED BY SCHWEID & SONS HOSTED BY BOBBY FLAY


When: Friday May 21, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM & 9 PM – 11 PM
Where: North venue Beachside at The Ritz Carlton South Beach
Address: 1 Lincoln Road
Neighborhood: South Beach
Details: All food and drink included, outdoor, walk-around, smart casual, wines, spirits, age 21+.
Buy tickets: HERE

Chef Bobby Flay will be hosting the Festival’s famous Heineken Burger Bash. Taking place on the beach behind The Ritz-Carlton, South Beach hotel. Sip on refreshing Heineken beer and wine selections and cast your vote for your favorite burger for the Heineken People’s Choice Award!

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DINNER HOSTED BY ENRIQUE OLVERA & DIEGO OKA


When: Friday May 21, 7 PM – 10 PM
Where: La Mar by Gastón Ocurio
Address: 500 Brickell Key Drive
Neighborhood: Brickell
Details:All food and drink included, outdoor, seated, smart casual, wines, age 21+.
Buy tickets: HERE

Celebrity Chef Enrique Olvera, mastermind behind Cosme in New York City, NY and Pujol in Mexico City, ranked 12 on The World’s 50 Best Restaurants list (2019) will join Chef Diego Oka of La Mar by Gaston Acurio. Together, Olvera and Oka will combine Peruvian and Mexican flavors for a special collaborative dinner.

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DINNER HOSTED BY JUSTIN SMILLIE & JULIO CESAR RAMOS


When: Friday May 21, 7 PM – 10 PM
Where: Osteria Morini
Address: 1750 Alton Road
Neighborhood: Miami Beach
Details: All food and drink included, outdoor, seated, smart casual, wines, age 21+.
Buy tickets: HERE

Author and Executive Chef Justin Smillie of Il Buco Alimentari e Vineria, known for his bold, seasonal take on Italian cooking is joining Osteria Morini’s Chef de Cuisine Julio Cesar Ramos for dinner. Ramos and Osteria Morini pay homage to the cuisine and ambiance of the Emilia-Romagna region of Italy. Guests will enjoy an al fresco dinning experience along the Collins Canal, while siping on wine.

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DINNER HOSTED BY MARC FORGIONE AND MICHELE ESPOSITO


When: Friday May 21, 7 PM – 10 PM
Where: Casa Tua
Address: 1700 James Avenue
Neighborhood: Miami Beach
Details: All food and drink included, outdoor, seated, smart casual, wines, age 21+.
Buy tickets: HERE

New York-born Iron Chef Marc Forgione, known for his innovative yet approachable New American cuisine, and Italian-born Executive Chef Michele Esposito at Casa Tua will create a fine dining experience together. The menu is paired with wine at Casa Tua’s Miami Beach Garden.

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FONTAINEBLEAU MIAMI BEACH PRESENTS WINE SPECTATOR’S BEST OF THE BEST SPONSORED BY CAPITAL ONE


When: Friday May 21, 8:30 PM – 11 PM
Where: Fontainebleau Miami Beach
Address: 4441 Collins Avenue
Neighborhood: Miami Beach
Details: All food and drink included, outdoor, walk-around, smart casual, wines, age 21+.
Buy tickets: HERE

The best event during the best weekend of the year -30 of the nation’s top chefs will come together to showcase their most gourmet samplings to pair with over 60 wines rated 90 points or higher on Wine Spectator’s scale. This event will be set at the poolside lawns of the Fontainebleau Miami Beach, for the perfect al fresco experience, featuring a cohort of critically-acclaimed chefs, James Beard Award nominees and finalists, Food & Wine Best New Chefs, and more talent. Only proprietors and winemakers from each winery are invited so guests can hear about how some of the world’s greatest vino makes it from their vineyards to their palate.

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DINNER HOSTED BY JJ JOHNSON, RICO LOVE, MELBA WILSON & JEFF MASANZ


When: Saturday May 22, 7 PM – 10 PM
Where: The Bath Club
Address: 5959 Collins Avenue
Neighborhood: Miami Beach
Details: All food and drink included, outdoor, seated, smart casual, wines, age 21+.
Buy tickets: HERE

James Beard Award-winning Chef JJ Johnson, mastermind behind Harlem, NY’s rice bowl shop FIELDTRIP, will be joined by singer-songwriter Rico Love, and Melba Wilson, whose soul food eatery, Melba’s Restaurant, has become a Harlem, NY staple, as they cook alongside Executive Chef Jeff Masanz of The Bath Club. The dinner will combine Johnson’s devotion to the complex and tangy flavors of the African diaspora and Wilson’s sincere Southern spice with Love’s melodic hip-hop crooning. Enjoy this tribute to the food and culture of Harlem, accompanied by paired wines.

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