5 hot tickets to score for the 2018 South Beach Wine & Food Festival

A view of the Lucky Chopsticks event hosted by Andrew Zimmern at the 2017 Food Network and Cooking Channel South Beach Wine & Food Festival. Photograph by Seth Browarnik / WorldRedEye.

For a perfect stocking stuffer or New Year’s gift, look no further than tickets to the 2018 South Beach Wine & Food Festival. The next fest is February 21-25, and we went through the entire lineup to pick out these five can’t-miss events: 

1. Tribute Dinner with Bobby Flay

Bobby Flay and Treasury Wine Estates’ Michael Clarke are this year’s honorees. Chefs Alex Guarnaschelli, Masaharu Morimoto and many more all-stars will be lending a hand in the kitchen before grooving at a late-night Desserts & Dancing party hosted by Flay and daughter Sophie. $550.

2. Best of the Best at Fontainebleau Miami Beach

Small bites from 60 of the nation’s top chefs, all complemented by wines that have scored 90 points or higher from Wine Spectator. $350.

3. Michael Schwartz & Friends Dinner

Dinner at the venerable Michael’s Genuine Food & Drink cooked by chefs Ravi Kapur of San Francisco and Derek Dammann of Montreal. $250.

4. Vegetable Brunch at the Miami Beach Edition

Avoid the meat sweats. Fill up instead on star chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten’s feast of fruits, juices and herbal infusions at his Matador Room at the Miami Beach Edition. $175.

5. Clambake with Emeril

Emeril Lagasse hosts a beachfront seafood party at the Conrad Fort Lauderdale Beach, complete with Duff Goldman desserts. Bam! $200.

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Seafood on display at the 2017 South Beach Wine & Food Festival’s Grand Tasting Village. Photograph by Seth Browarnik / WorldRedEye.


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