Every year the South Beach Wine & Food Festival Rolls out its tents on the beach off Ocean Drive and every year you procrastinate, waiting to see if somehow some business associate or rich benefactor will bestow on you a complimentary golden ticket. If you haven't yet been added to Martha Stewart's comp list, don't fret. Sadly, The Burger Bash and Bubble Q are sold out, but there are still some tickets available for some great events at the festival so bite the bullet and plunk down the credit card. You could always sell your purchased ticket on Craigslist when you finally get the invite from Martha!
Tickets Still Available (as of press time. See official website for availability updates and exact locations of each event):
Saturday, February 26, 2010
Kohl's Fun and Fit as a Family featuring Kellogg's Kidz Kitchen 10:00 AM -5:00 PM (Location: Jungle Island) Price: $20
Don't let the fact that it's geared toward families deter you. It's the cheapest ticket and heavy hitters Rachel Ray, Rocco DiSpirito and Giada De Laurentis are slated to appear on Saturday.
Whole Foods Market Grand Tasting Village 11:00 AM -6:00PM Location: 13th Street & Ocean Drive) Price: $225
Grab your glass and keep it filled at the tents. Non-stop food porn where chefs are treated as if they've starred in the Twilight Films. You gotta go at least once.
Bank of America Lifestyle Seminars - Grape Nuts! Crazy-good Brunch Wines featuring Josh Wesson and Blue Ribbon 11:00 AM (Location: W South Beach) Price: $85
Breakfast and booze - does it get better?
Barilla Interactive Lunch 12:00 PM (Biltmore Hotel) Price: $150
Top Chef contestant Bryan Voltaggio and Food Network's Claire Robinson cook.
Bank of America Lifestyle Seminars - Making Great Cocktails at Home hosted by Tony Abou-Ganim 1:00 PM (W South Beach) Price: $85
Tony Abou-Ganim, The Modern Mixologist, teaches you to shake and make great cocktails at home.
Bank of America Lifestyle Seminars - From the Garden to the Glass - Cocktail Clinic with Zane Lamprey 2:00 PM (W South Beach) Price: $85
Learn how to make earth-friendly cocktails. Hug a tree, then drink it.
Sunday, February 27, 2011
Kohl's Fun and Fit as a Family featuring Kellogg's Kidz Kitchen 10:00 AM-5:00PM (Jungle Island) Price: $20
If you're willing to traverse the kids and the strollers, you'll be able to see the likes of Guy Fieri, Tyler Florence and Duff Goldman, among others.
Whole Foods Market Grand Tasting Village 11:00 AM - 6:00PM (13th & Ocean) Price: $225
Chefs turn into rock stars right before your very eyes.
Bank of America Lifestyle Seminars - Thomas Buckley and Josh Wesson Sushi Seminar12:00 PM (W South Beach) Price $85
Joshua Wesson of Best Cellars and Thomas Buckley of Nobu share sushi paring secrets.
Stand Alone Seminar - Ancestry & Artistry: A Tasting Journey hosted by Marchese Piero Antinori of the Family's Iconic Wines 1:00 PM (Gansevoort Miami Beach) Price: $125
Wine legend Piero takes you on a tasting journey.
Bank of America Lifestyle Seminars - Chasing Ernest Hemingway with Tony Abou-Ganim 1:00 PM ( W South Beach) Price: $85
Learn about Hemingway through the booze he drank.
Bank of America Lifestyle Seminars - Prohibition Cocktail Clinic with Zane Lamprey 2:00 PM (W South Beach) Price: $85
Ahhh prohibition...when drinks were...literally...made at home. Learn about absenthe, gin, and rye.
Closing Party hosted by Guy Fieri 6:30 PM (Plunge at Gansevoort South) Price $110
Just look at Guy Fieri - he's one dude that HAS to know how to party!