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Eat, Drink & Educate at the 23rd Annual Food Network South Beach Wine & Food Festival
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Eat, Drink & Educate at the 23rd Annual Food Network South Beach Wine & Food Festival

The Food Network South Beach Wine & Food Festival presented by Capitol One (SOBEWFF) returns to the sands of South Beach February 22-25, 2024. Now in its 23rd year, the star-studded event brings together renowned wine and spirits producers, chefs and culinary personalities, with Loews Miami Beach Hotel once again serving as Official Host Hotel.

From signature Festival events, to a decadent collection of cocktails, culinary specials and pop-ups, Team #LoewsMiami is ready to welcome guests for an unforgettable foodie experience.    

Signature SOBEWFF Sips & Bites

For those not attending the fest but who want to be part of the festivities, or those looking for activities in between events, Loews Miami Beach invites locals and visitors to sip and savor a curated collection of cocktails and bites at Bar Collins. Inspired by the hotel’s SOBEWFF events and popular ones across the beach, Bar Collins is offering dishes themed after Burger Bash, Tribute Dinner and Best of the Best. Bites include:

  • SoBe Guava Burger
    • Thursday, Feb. 22 - Burger Bash Theme
    • Grass fed patty, lettuce, tomato, Oaxaca cheese, Calabrian aioli, crispy shallot, brioche bun
  • Octopus Carpaccio
    • Friday, Feb. 23 – Best of the Best Theme
    • Confit garlic aioli, baby arugula, crispy caper, cheese, olive oil, lemon foam
  • Spinach Gemelli 
    • Saturday, Feb. 25 - Tribute Dinner Theme
    • Olive oil, shallot, butter, garlic, wild mushrooms, white truffle sauce, cheese

On the cocktail front, the Bar Collins mixology team is shaking up specialty sips and pairing each one with a delicious bite. Flavors include:

  • Paper Plane - Angel’s Envy bourbon, Amaro Averna, Aperol and lemon paired with a mozzarella and melon skewer
  • Friends with Benefits - Bombay Sapphire gin, Braulio, red grapes and lemon paired with a spicy hamachi crudo
  • Carajillo Twist - Patron reposado tequila, Licor 43, spiced syrup, espresso and orange bitters paired with a lemon and pistachio cannoli
  • El Cielo Millionaire Margarita - Patron El Cielo, Cointreau and clarified lime cordial poured over a gold leaf infused diamond ice cube

Bar Collins will also offer an exclusive cocktail menu from the Campari Group portfolio of brands in homage to Luca Garavoglia – Chairman of the Campari Group and Tribute Dinner honoree.

Signature SOBEWFF bites are available on the day of each event they are themed after and the signature sips are available from February 22-25.

Signature SOBEWFF Events

From outdoor late-night events to gala dinners, themed culinary moments and beyond, Loews Miami Beach invites guests to savor the flavors of SOBEWFF at its signature Festival events.   

Asian Night Market hosted by Jet Tila and Aarti Sequeira - Celebrate Asian cuisine with delicious bites from some of the best Asian restaurants in the country at this walk-around event on our St. Moritz Lawn.

Dinner hosted by Maneet Chauhan, Stephanie Izard and Loews Miami Beach Hotel Executive Chef Christopher Aguirre - The teaming up of this trifecta for a very special dinner during SOBEWFF will be proof positive. Maneet Chauhan is an author and the chef/owner of Nashville’s acclaimed Chauhan Ale & Masala House. Chef Izard is Executive Chef/Partner of Girl & the Goat, Little Goat, Duck Duck Goat and Cabra, and was the first female chef to win Bravo's Top Chef. Chef Christopher Aguirre is Executive Chef of Loews Miami Beach, spearheading all culinary aspects of the iconic resort.

Dinner hosted by Alex Guarnaschelli, Scott Conant and Christopher Aguirre - Award-winning chef, Tribute Dinner 2023 Honoree, restaurateur and cookbook author, Alex Guarnaschelli teams up with celebrity chef, restaurateur and cookbook author Scott Conant best and Loews Miami's Chef Aguirre for an evening of delicious and inspired cuisine. 

Tribute Dinner honoring Massimo Bottura and Luca Garavoglia - Widely regarded as the “jewel in the crown” at SOBEWFF, the illustrious Tribute Dinner has been hailed as "the Oscars of wine and food." This year, we raise our glasses to the culinary virtuoso, Massimo Bottura, the visionary behind the revered Osteria Francescana, a culinary sanctuary adorned with three Michelin stars in Modena, Italy, and Luca Garavoglia, the esteemed Chairman of Campari Group. Nadia, the Pasta Queen, will be taking on the role of Master of Ceremonies for a night that promises to be nothing short of extraordinary.  

Bubbles Brunch hosted by the cast of The Kitchen - What’s the best meal of the week? Brunch! What’s the best drink in the world? Champagne! What celebrities are best suited to service it up? None other than the co-hosts of "The Kitchen" on Food Network! Join the beloved trio of Katie Lee, Jeff Mauro, and Geoffrey Zakarian for a brunch experience that's as bubbly and bodacious as it gets.

Family Ice Cream Social hosted by The Zakarian Family - Treat the kids (and yourself) to a fun-filled afternoon on the palm tree-lined St. Moritz Lawn. This ice cream social is the perfect way to sprinkle fun onto your day.

Loews Miami Beach Hotel is proud to serve as the Official Host Hotel for the Food Network South Beach Wine & Food Festival since its inception. Proceeds from the Festival benefit Florida International University’s Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management and the Southern Wine & Spirits Beverage Management Center. To date, the festival has raised more than $37+ million for the school.

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