South Beach Wine & Food Festival
Mid February, 2013

Spend the weekend partying under the famous North Venue white tents at the South Beach Wine & Food Festival, a national, star-studded, four-day destination event showcashing the talents of the world’s most renowned wine and spirits producers and chef and culinary personalities.

Don’t miss your chance to attend next year’s Wine & Food Festival!

Festival Director Lee Schrager has chosen his favorite events for this year’s Festival Weekend Pass. This package includes

– Two (2) tickets to your choice of VIP Amstel Light Burger Bash presented by Allen Brothers hosted by Rachael Ray OR Fontainebleau Miami Beach Presents Wine Spectator’s Best of the Best

You asked for it and we delivered! Amstel Light Burger Bash hosted by Rachael Ray presented by Allen Brothers Steaks is moving to Friday night and expanding its footprint under our trademark white tent behind The Ritz-Carlton, South-Beach. That’s right, more room for dancing, more room for drinking Amstel Light beer—the finest pale lager from Holland, and of course more room to sample the dozens of burger creations from the country’s most talented chefs. Since she missed NYCWFF’s Burger Bash in 2011, Rachael Ray will no doubt be burger deprived, so the expectations are increasingly high to please America’s Culinary Sweetheart. In 2011, Michael Symon’s burger with fried salami, provolone, shasha hot sauce and pickled onion claimed the People’s Choice award, making the Food Network star and B Spot owner the two-time champ to beat. Who will the People vote for this year? The only way to find out is to attend the hottest and most sought after ticket of #SOBEWFF weekend!

create the best event during the best weekend of the year, you take a mix of the best new chefs in the country and pair their dishes with the best wines rated 90 points or higher on Wine Spectator’s scale while staging the ensuing extravaganza at the Fontainebleau Miami Beach, a hotel that features a spectacular blend of Golden Era glamour and modern luxury. Fontainebleau Miami Beach Presents Wine Spectator’s Best of the Best Sponsored by Bank of America is where chic meets substance. Enjoy a leisurely stroll from station to station hob-knobbing with the chefs and wine-makers, while soaking in the elegant surroundings. Only proprietors and wine-makers from a winery are asked to pour their varietals at this event, and they are thrilled to take time to speak to attendees about their individual grape squeezing processes. This evening has eye-opening tastes in a dramatic setting while educating consumers about the trends that fuel today’s exciting gastronomic scene. There is more fine wine here than any other place all weekend long. From aperitif to dessert, we’ll make sure your glass is decadently decanted and your plate is full of incredible bites.

– Two (2) tickets to Tribute Dinner honoring Charlie Trotter & Piero Antinori
Now, in its 25th year, Charlie Trotter’s namesake restaurant in Chicago is regarded as one of the finest culinary establishments in the world. Charlie Trotter’s is innovative and progressive in the world of food and wine and instrumental in establishing new standards for fine dining worldwide. This Mobil Five Star award-winning restaurant garnered 10 James Beard Foundation awards, including ‘Outstanding Restaurant’ (2000) and ‘Outstanding Chef’ (1999). Wine Spectator named the restaurant ‘The Best Restaurant in the World for Wine & Food’ (1998) and ‘America’s Best Restaurant’ (2000). In addition, Charlie Trotter’s received two-stars from the Michelin Guide in 2010.
A “who’s who” of chefs will pay tribute to Trotter and Antinori with symbiotic dishes that show the relationship between exquisite wine and unforgettable cuisine. Chefs scheduled to cook in the Loews kitchen include: Loews own Frederic Delaire; Wylie Dufresne; Michelle Gayer; Emeril Lagasse; Nathan Myhrvold; Patrick O’Connell; and Norman Van Aken. All courses will be paired with a wine from the Antinori collection.

A live auction will round out this exquisite event, which will begin with a cocktail reception and passed hors d’oeuvre prepared by Nathan Myhrvold, author of the smashing best-selling book Modernist Cuisine: The Art and Science of Cooking. The previous Festival Tribute Dinners have always been magical and special in their own ways. Please join us in 2012 and be part of the tradition.

– Two (2) tickets to Paula’s Sunday Brunch
In what has become a tradition, the Southern Temptress Paula Deen is hosting her annual Sunday Brunch at the Loews Miami Beach Hotel. You don’t have to pray for good food, because Paula is inviting her favorite Southern chefs who know a thing or two about preparing dishes below the Mason-Dixon Line. This buffet-style brunch is always an entertaining affair with the Queen of Sassafras providing laughs as you mosey from station to station, indulging in the chef’s creations and washing them down with your favorite brunch cocktails. Put on your Sunday best and head on down with an empty stomach and an open heart.

– Two (2) tickets to Whole Foods Market Grand Tasting Village Saturday
Celebrate the weekend at the Festival’s signature white tents on the beach, the Whole Foods Market Grand Tasting Village. Remove your sensibilities as you enter an afternoon devoted exclusively to trying bold cuisine paired with excellent wines, and specially-crafted spirits. Take a refreshing stroll through an unending array of sublime tastes and celebrate this year’s achievements in furthering the culinary, wine and spirit world.

– Two (2) ticket to Whole Foods Market Grand Tasting Village Sunday

– Three (3) nights accommodation in a Deluxe King Room at The Perry Hotel (Formerly The Gansevoort South Beach) (Friday, Saturday, Sunday) or SLS South Beach recently opened ny the SBE group.

– Three (3) days access to David Barton Gym


For more information please contact:
Joachim Olin
1 (315) 350-7371
[email protected]