A star-studded weekend awaits as South Beach’s famous Wine & Food Festival (SOBEWFF) returns this month with a whole host of experiences that promise all of the fun and top-notch cuisine of past festivals in addition to brand-new ones!
The annual event, taking place February 22-25, is set to return for its 23rd iteration with events spanning the city. A lineup of A-list celebrity talent, restaurants, and musicians will come together for an unforgettable celebration comprised of walk-around tastings, intimate dinners, late night parties, master classes and more.
What to expect
It’ll all begin on Thursday, February 22 with the 17th annual Burger Bash, where some of the country’s most beloved restaurants and chefs will go head-to-head in creating the most flavorful burgers the festival has ever seen. Not only will guests have the chance to crown their favorite, but the event will host a panel of judges consisting of Rev Run, Kate Upton, Trina Robinson, Enrique Santos, Charlie Day and Glenn Howerton.
Another event returning this year is Whispering Angel’s Celebrity Chef Pickleball Tournament with Tara Bernstein and Hunter Fieri as hosts. Festival attendees will have the chance to go against their favorite celebs and chefs on the court as the festival will be selling tickets allowing two teams of two to participate.
Other experiences include Brunch at Chef Thomas Keller’s Bouchon Bistro Coral Gables and Kosher Dinner hosted by Zak Stern, Timon Balloo, Nando Chang and Shimi Alon. The festival’s most coveted sit down event, the Tribute Dinner honoring Massimo Bottura and Luca Garavoglia hosted by Master of Ceremonies “The Pasta Queen” Nadia Caterina Munno, will take place February 24.
On the musical side, the David Grutman Experience will return on February 25, turning the Goya Foods’ Grand Tasting Village courtyard into a mini music festival, among other performances.
For additional info on the events taking place this year, the festival has released its full lineup on its website.
About the festival
While SOBEWFF brings together some of the best chefs, restaurants and foodies from around the world, all proceeds benefit the students of the Florida International University Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management, who assist organizers with running the festival as well as work alongside some of the world’s greatest celebrity chefs and winemakers. To date, more than $37 million has been raised for the school.
For more information on the hottest and tastiest event in town, make sure to check out SOBEWFF’s website here.