Wylie Dufresne

  • Calendar

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  • Blogs

    October 29, 2013

    SOBEWFF Tickets Now on Sale: What's Available, What's Already Sold Out

    The city's annual hedonism heyday (well, one of many) is just a few short months away. We're referring, of course, to the South Beach Wine and Food Festival. From February 20th through 23rd, 2014, this annual event will invade our sunny shores with more food, drink, and celebrity chef debauchery th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 27, 2013

    Lee Brian Schrager on the South Beach Wine & Food Festival's Bar Mitzvah

    The South Beach Wine & Food Festival turns 13 in 2014, and Lee Brian Schrager, creator of the festival and vice president of corporate communications and national events at Southern Wine & Spirits of America Inc., knew exactly how he wanted to celebrate: a good old-fashioned bar mitzvah. "I wanted ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 16, 2013

    SOBEWFF 2014: Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Models on the Menu

    The 13th annual South Beach Wine and Food Festival, presented by Food Network, has announced part of its lineup for the 2014 event, which takes place on Miami Beach and all around town February 20 to 23. The event draws nearly every major celebrity chef in America to our city for a little fun and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 8, 2013

    The Cypress Room Makes Bon Appetit's 50 Best New Restaurants List

    Bon Appetit has just released its 50 Best New Restaurant nominees and Florida's only nod comes as absolutely no surprise. The Cypress Room, chef Michael Schwartz' restaurant that calls to mind the sophisticated supper clubs of yesteryear, was named one of the magazine's nominees for the top spot of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 28, 2012

    SoBeWFF: Celebs Party at Satellite Events, Restaurants

    ​The hottest ticket in town this weekend may not have been in the Grand Tasting Village or some of the official parties. It seems that the celebs in town for the event were dining and drinking at various small gatherings and uber-private receptions at different venues scattered around Miami and Mi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 26, 2012

    SoBeWFF: Charlie Trotter Tribute Dinner

    Photo by Riki AltmanHey, Trotter! No peeking! ​Five hundred dollars per ticket was too much for our budget to allow, but we still wanted to experience last night's South Beach Wine & Food Festival Tribute Dinner honoring Charlie Trotter and Piero Antinori so we snuck into the kitchen for a beh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 16, 2012

    SoBeWFF: The Festival Beyond Famous Faces

    ​You might not recognize them yet, but their names should already be on your radar. These chefs are in the kitchen every day, building the culinary foundation for future success. They bring a newfound creativity to comfort foods that we traditionally consider less than great cuisine. Meatballs, sp ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 5, 2011

    5 Reasons David Chang's On Top

    Eight years after opening his flagship restaurant, Momofuku Noodle Bar in the East Village, David Chang is still on top of the food world and only getting bigger (cameos on Top Chef and HBO's hit show Treme, plus a new restaurant set to open in Sydney, Australia).

  • Blogs

    February 26, 2011

    SBWFF 2011: More and More at Best of the Best

    Chocolates from Andrew Shotts of Garrison Confections in Providence, Rhode Island​What's your idea of the good life? Is it a sprawling private event held in something called "the Sparkle Ballroom" in a glamorous over-the-top Miami Beach resort? Is it top-rated bottles of rare, aged grapes all sile ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 24, 2011

    SBWFF 2011: Dufresne, Conant, Burrell and Others Spotted at Star-Studded Scarpetta Soiree

    Photo by Riki AltmanMelissa D'Arabian, Scott Conant, Anne Burrell, Sunny Anderson, and Maile Carpenter, editor in chief of Food Network Magazine.​The 2011 South Beach Wine & Food Festival didn't officially start until this morning, but Food Network magazine snuck in a star-studded soiree last ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 28, 2011

    10 Ways To Tell You're A Molecular Gastronomist

    1. When you see duck l'orange on the menu, you think about what a neat ice cream flavor it would make.2. You do your grocery shopping at the freeze-dried foods aisle in Target's camping department.3. The meal you served your cat Missy last night: 9 Lives Tuna & Egg Foam with Kit'n'Kaboodle Dust.

  • Blogs

    September 28, 2010

    Mercadito's Tacos for Strength Campaign Gets Local Chefs Involved

    ​If you're not a subscriber to our weekly Café Bites dining newsletter, here's a taste of what you're missing. Click here to subscribe."Tacos for Strength" might sound like Miami's own version of Popeye and his can of super spinach, but it's actually Mercadito Midtown's bid to help put a dent in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 19, 2010

    Top Chef Season 7: Covert Cuisine, Episode 10

    Photo by David Giesbrecht/Bravo​With the departure of Kenny, I wasn't looking forward to this episode of Top Chef. I thought it would be all about Angelo and his ego. And in a way it was; just not the usual bragging and posturing. Dude seemed off his game last night. What was consistent in this ep ... More >>

  • Dining

    December 25, 2008

    Miami's Dining Scene Goes Big League

    In 2008, our city's gastronomic curve trended sharply upward.

  • Dining

    February 21, 2008

    Wine and Food Fest Pops the Cork

    SoBe’s culinary extravaganza gets under way.