Still hung over from the last citywide smorgasbord of Sauvignon Blanc and seared scallops? Theres no time to recuperate youre better off treating the Miami Food and Wine Festival as the hair of the dog and keeping the party going. From this Thursday through Saturday, a menagerie of local restaurants will feed you until you have to discreetly loosen that top button. Among the restaurants feeding your gluttonous habits will be Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar, North One Ten, Two Chefs, and Tarpon Bend. On Thursday, beginning at 7 p.m., patrons will savor a walk-around tasting with 30 eateries and 65 global wineries including Ste. Michelle Wine Estates, Rodney Strong Vineyards, and Piper-Heidsieck Champagne. On Friday, starting at 7:30 p.m., DJ chef Michael Schwartz will spin an interactive presentation while guests cook their own dinners. And on Saturday, beginning at 7 p.m., therell be a live auction. Proceeds from all three days will benefit the United Way of Miami. On Sunday, well, bars closed.
April 23-25, 6 p.m., 2009