Wine & Food Festival presented by FOOD & WINE taking place February 20-23, 2014. Purchase one of the Festival’s special ticket packages and provide the chance for recipients to mingle with their favorite celebrity chefs, winemakers and culinary personalities in Miami, Florida while also supporting a good cause. All proceeds from Festival benefit the Florida International University (FIU) Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management and the Southern Wine & Spirits Beverage Management Center, and to date more than $18 million has been raised.
Packages have been designed to appeal to all interests:
For the Dine Around Devoted – A one-stop-shop for discounted access to all four events taking place in the Festival’s North Venue is the Big Top Pass ($635), which includes Moët Hennessy’s The Q presented by Creekstone Farms sponsored by MIAMI magazine hosted by Michael Symon featuring the 2014 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Models, Amstel Light Burger Bash presented by Pat LaFrieda Meats hosted by Rachael Ray, Sammy's Beach Bar Rum and Cabo Wabo Tequila present Emeril Lagasse and Sammy Hagar's Rockin' Beach Party sponsored by Del Monte Fresh Produce, and Best of The Munchies: People’s Choice Food Awards presented by diet pepsi hosted by Andrew Zimmern.
For the Trendspotters and Passionate Fans - Enjoy both days of the Festival’s signature Whole Foods Market Grand Tasting Village featuring MasterCard® Grand Tasting Tents, where you can experience bites from 40 restaurants and wine & spirits samplings from over 100 Southern Wine & Spirits of Florida suppliers, plus KitchenAid® Culinary Demonstrations from top Food Network personalities like Giada De Laurentiis, Tyler Florence, Masaharu Morimoto, Geoffrey Zakarian, and more, at a reduced price with the GTV Weekend Pass ($405).
For the Oenophile - Savor the Wine Lover’s Weekend Pass ($425), which includes access to an evening of sophisticated tastings at Fontainebleau Miami Beach presents Wine Spectator’s Best of the Best sponsored by Bank of America & Merrill Lynch Wealth Management and choice of one Wine Spectator wine seminar during the weekend.
For the Life of the Party - Those who love a good soirée can take advantage by purchasing the Party Animal Pass ($300), which includes access to the sold-out FLAUNT presented by Belvedere Vodka, Moët & Chandon Champagne, Hennessy, Champagne Veuve Clicquot & GM Titanium, Medianoches & Mixology at Wynwood Walls hosted by Anne Burrell and Sammy's Beach Bar Rum and Cabo Wabo Tequila present Emeril Lagasse and Sammy Hagar's Rockin' Beach Party sponsored by Del Monte Fresh Produce.
For the Weekend Warrior – The Sunday Funday ($280) pass includes access to the Whole Foods Market Grand Tasting Village and Best of The Munchies: People’s Choice Food Awards presented by diet pepsi hosted by Andrew Zimmern.
For the VIP - Enjoy the Festival like Founder and Director Lee Brian Schrager himself with the Director’s Weekend Pass ($1,280), which includes:
· Choice of EITHER the sold-out MasterCard Priceless® Miami Preview Amstel Light Burger Bash presented by Pat LaFrieda Meats hosted by Rachael Ray OR Fontainebleau Miami Beach presents Wine Spectator’s Best of the Best sponsored by Bank of America & Merrill Lynch Wealth Management
· Both days of the Whole Foods Market Grand Tasting Village
· Tribute Dinner honoring Danny Meyer & Chuck Wagner presented by Bank of America Part of The New York Times Dinner Series
· Southern Kitchen Brunch hosted by Trisha Yearwood Part of The New York Times Series
For those venturing to sunny South Beach for the Festival, there are packages that include hotel accommodations to create the ideal epicurean weekend getaway:
The SOBE Wonderful Weekend Package ($3,698) includes three-nights at the trendy W South Beach, a welcome amenity, and tickets to signature Festival events the Amstel Light Burger Bash hosted by Rachael Ray, Whole Foods Market Grand Tasting Village, and the sold-out Chicken Coupe hosted by Andrew Carmellini.
Guests also have the option to escape to a relaxing 300-acre tropical retreat with the Turnberry Isle Miami Package ($2,454), which includes three-nights at the resort, welcome amenity, spa access, select ground transportation, and tickets to the sold-out East ‘Meats’ West Dinner hosted by Michael Mina & Marc Forgione sponsored by Far Niente Wine and Dolce, Fontainebleau Miami Beach presents Wine Spectator’s Best of the Best, and the Whole Foods Market Grand Tasting Village.
All Festival packages and tickets are available online at www.sobefest.com or by calling 877.762.3933. Stay up-to-date with the excitement by following the Festival at www.Facebook.com/SOBEWFF or follow Founder and Director Lee Brian Schrager at www.twitter.com/Lee_Schrager
All proceeds from the Festival benefit the students of the Florida International University Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management who also assist Festival organizers with sponsorship fulfillment, restaurant and exhibitor recruitment, logistics, and inventory as well as working alongside some of the world’s greatest celebrity chefs and winemakers. In October 2013, BizBash named the Festival the #1 Food & Restaurant Industry event in the United States.
The Food Network South Beach Wine & Food Festival presented by FOOD & WINE is produced by Florida International University and Southern Wine & Spirits of Florida with the support of the Miami Beach Visitors & Convention Authority and the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs. For more information about the Festival, visit www.sobefest.com or call 877-762-3933. For more information about Florida International University visit www.fiu.edu, for the School of Hospitality and Tourism Management visit www.hospitality.fiu.edu and for more information about Southern Wine & Spirits visit www.southernwine.com.