The Festival Returns to EAT. DRINK. EDUCATE. February 22 – 26, 2017

Miami Beach, Florida (February 21, 2017) – Widely recognized as one of America’s favorite epicurean celebrations, the 16th annual Food Network & Cooking Channel South Beach Wine & Food Festival (SOBEWFF®) returns to EAT. DRINK. EDUCATE. February 22 – 26, 2017.  All proceeds from the Festival benefit the Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management at Florida International University.  Tickets for all available events at the 2017 Festival are available online at sobewff.org or by calling 877.762.3933 (Phone sales are open MondayFriday, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM EST).  The Festival’s on-site box office located at 13th Street and Ocean Drive on the beach will be open 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM, Monday, February 20 – Sunday, February 26.

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

·        Seaside Eats hosted by Anne Burrell – Part of the Taste Fort Lauderdale Series

o   7:00 PM – Bonnet House Museum & Gardens, 900 Birch Road, Fort Lauderdale

Thursday, February 23, 2017

·        Barilla’s Italian Bites on the Beach sponsored by HCP Media and the Miami Herald Media Company hosted by Valerie Bertinelli & Alex Guarnaschelli

o   7:00 PM – North Venue, Beachside at Delano – Entrance at 1 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach

o   Featuring music from Little River Band presented by Magic City Casino, one of Australia’s most popular rock bands – who has 10 top 20 songs on U.S. Billboard charts.

Friday, February 24, 2017

·        Heineken Light Burger Bash presented by Schweid & Sons hosted by Rachael Ray

o   North Venue, Beachside at The Ritz-Carlton, South Beach – Entrance at 1 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach

o   9:45 PM – Announcement of the following awards: Heineken Light People’s Choice Award, Schweid & Sons Very Best Burger Award (as judged byAyesha Curry, Emilio Estefan, Jill Martin, David Bromstad, Adam Richman & Rev Run), and Red Robin’s Best of the Bash Award

·        The Art of Tiki: A Cocktail Showdown hosted by Robert Irvine

o   Surfcomber, A Kimpton Hotel, 1717 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach

o   12:00 AM – Announcement of the People’s Choice and Judge’s Choice award-winners

Saturday, February 25, 2017

·        Goya Foods’ Grand Tasting Village featuring Mastercard Grand Tasting Tents & KitchenAid Culinary Demonstrations

o   Grand Tasting Village, Beachside – 13th Street & Ocean Drive, Miami Beach

o   3:30 PM – KitchenAid Culinary Demonstration with Tanqueray brand ambassador Snoop Dogg and Guy Fieri.  Snoop Dogg will also take to the tables in the courtyard between the Mastercard Grand Tasting Tents immediately following the demonstration for a short spin on the ones and twos to close-out the day.

·        BACARDÍ On The Beach with Beats by Rev Run & DJ Ruckus

o   9:00 PM – North Venue, Beachside at Delano – Entrance at 1 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach

·        Food Fight hosted by Guy Fieri

o   10:00 PM – Monty’s Sunset on South Beach, 300 Alton Road, Miami Beach

o   Part Jeopardy, part Family Feud for the culinary world.  Guy Fieri hosts as Team A: Valerie Bertinelli, Scott Conant, Ayesha Curry, Robert Irvine & Michael White take on Team B: Josh Capon, Todd English, Alex Guarnaschelli, Aaron May & Marc Murphy.

Sunday, February 26, 2017

·        Goya Foods’ Grand Tasting Village featuring Mastercard Grand Tasting Tents & KitchenAid Culinary Demonstrations

o   Grand Tasting Village, Beachside – 13th Street & Ocean Drive, Miami Beach

o   12:00 PM – Brand new David Grutman Experience in the courtyard between the Mastercard Grand Tasting Tents.

o   3:00 PM – David Grutman Experience featuring sounds by INGROSSO.

·        Goya Foods’ Swine & Wine presented by The National Pork Board hosted by Cindy Hutson

o   Biltmore Hotel, Miami – Coral Gables, 1200 Anastasia Avenue, Coral Gables

o   7:45 PM – Announcement of the Goya Foods People’s Choice Award and National Pork Board Critic’s Choice Award

About the Food Network & Cooking Channel South Beach Wine & Food Festival

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. To date, the Festival has raised more than $24 million for the School. In September 2016, BizBash named the Festival the #1 Food & Restaurant Industry event in the United States for the fourth year in a row.

The Food Network & Cooking Channel South Beach Wine & Food Festival is produced by Florida International University and Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits, 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 sobefest.com or call 877-762-3933. For more information about Florida International University visit fiu.edu, for the Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management visit hospitality.fiu.edu and for more information about Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits visit southernglazers.com.

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