February 15, 2017

BLT Prime Miami Teases Sneak Peek Of Food Network And Cooking Channel South Beach Wine And Food Festival`s Heineken Light Burger Bash

Blt Prime Miami Teases Sneak Peek Of Food Network And Cooking Channel

South Beach Wine And Food Festival’s Heinekein Light Burger Bash

With the Food Network & Cooking Channel South Beach Wine & Food Festival 2017 right around the corner, BLT Prime located at the Trump National Doral, is offering guests a limited preview of their entry in the festival’s famed marquis event, the Heineken Light Burger Bash presented by Schweid & Sons hosted by Rachael Ray. From Friday, February 17th through Sunday, February 26th, BLT Prime’s Chef de Cuisine Dustin Ward will showcase his contending BLT Duck Burger – Hudson Valley duck, miso aioli, and pickled Brussels sprouts – which can be ordered at the bar or in the dining room for lunch only leading up to the main event and even two additional days following.

After winning titles at both the Las Olas Wine & Food Festival 2016 and the Miami New Times Iron Fork/

Miami Spice Kickoff Event 2016, Chef Ward is primed for a strong shot at the trophy at the festival’s beloved Burger Bash®, competing against chefs from across America, including last years’ winner of Schweid & Sons Very Best Burger Award, Jersey Dawg and the Amstel Light People’s Choice winner, Morimoto.

“Participating in the festival’s Burger Bash is an honor on its own, but to be competing against some of the best around makes it that much more exciting,” said Chef Dustin Ward. “I’m planning on bringing the heat this year to continue my winning streak! I’m inviting anyone who cannot attend the event to come in and get a taste of what we hope will be this year’s winning burger!”

This year’s esteemed panel of judges includes Ayesha Curry, Emilio Estefan, Jill Martin, Rev Run and Adam Richman, who will decide whose burger will take home this year's Schweid & Sons Very Best Burger Award. The Heineken Light Burger Bash will take place on Friday, February 24th from 7:30PM to 10:30PM beachside at The Ritz-Carlton, South Beach.  Tickets are available at, and all proceeds from the Festival benefit the Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management at Florida International University.

BLT Prime is open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

About Esquared Hospitality: ESquared Hospitality is an international restaurant and hospitality group. Built on a commitment to "Exceeding Expectations" with extraordinary food and excellent customer service, ESquared Hospitality has grown into a diversified group of restaurant concepts, from the flagship BLT Steak New York which opened in 2004 to more than 20 restaurants on two continents. ESquared Hospitality properties include the BLT restaurants, comprised of BLT Steak in New York, NY (2004), Washington, DC (2006), San Juan, PR (2006), White Plains, NY (2007), Hong Kong (2009), Charlotte, NC (2009), Waikiki, HI (2009), Seoul, South Korea (2014), Roppongi, Tokyo (2014), Las Vegas, NV (2014), Ginza, Tokyo (2015), and Aruba (2015); BLT Burger in Hong Kong (2009); BLT Prime in New York, NY (2005) and at the Trump National Doral Miami, FL (2014); BLT Market in Waikiki, HI (2016).  ESquared Hospitality also operates two Italian concepts: Casa Nonna in New York, NY (2011), which became the official pizza vendor of Madison Square Garden (2013) and Radio City Music Hall (2015), and The Florentine in Chicago, IL (2010); as well as Horchata De Nueva York (2014), The Wayfarer (2014), and vegan fast-casual concept by CHLOE. with three locations in New York, NY (2015/2016), Los Angeles, CA (2016), and standalone bakery, Sweets by CHLOE. (2016).  In September 2015, acclaimed Chef David Burke joined E2 Hospitality as a culinary partner to open BLT Prime by David Burke in Washington DC (2016) and Tavern 62 by David Burke (2016).

BLT Prime

4400 NW 87th Ave

Miami, FL 33178

(305) 591-6606

Information provided by Brustman Carrino, Public Relations

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