Downtown Miami Wine and Food Festival: Keeping it Local

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The first annual Downtown Miami Wine and Food Festival is this Sunday, January 22nd, and event promoters are keeping it as local as they can.

The festival starts at 1 p.m. at Brickell's Central Park Miami. VIP ticket holders will enjoy an additional hour of tastings at noon.  The event features wine tastings (available until 4 p.m.), cooking demonstrations by Johnson and Wales University faculty members and live musical performances by Performance Arts Exchange.

The event features downtown-area restaurants; this was finally made possible due to the recent surge of restaurants recently

opening in the area. Participating restaurants include:


admission is $75 and includes wine and spirits samplings and $10 worth

of off food tasting tickets.  VIP lounge admission is $150 and includes a

VIP reception from noon-1 p.m., wine and spirits samplings, and $10 in

food tasting tickets.

A portion of proceeds will benefit the Jorge Posada Foundation,

which provides support and awareness for children with

Craniosynostosis, a condition that occurs when an infant's sutures fuse

too early and it affects the growth of the brain. Often, the end result

is an infant with an abnormally shaped head. Crainosynostisis affects

about one out of every 2,000 babies born.The foundation was founded by the legendary Yankee catcher, who retired this year, because his son suffers from the disease.

Downtown Miami Wine and Food Festival, Central Park Miami, 1300 South Miami Avenue, Miami

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