More than 100 food and beverage vendors will unite at Turnberry Isle in Aventura for the fifth-annual Kosher Food & Wine Wednesday, December 13.
Expected to attract more than 1,500 attendees, the festival will highlight Miami's top kosher restaurants and caterers, which will provide unlimited samplings and pours throughout the evening.
More than 30 wineries will offer about 300 varietals, and nearly 40 restaurants will serve kosher-only bites. Though the event adheres to Jewish food laws, it draws both kosher and nonkosher attendees.
This year, the fest will be headlined by Itzik Barak, executive chef at the Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem. Considered one of Israel's best-known toques, he has worked across the United States, Hong Kong, and Japan and is credited with helping elevate kosher cuisine.
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Tuesday, December 12, the festival will host a VIP dinner to celebrate the first night of Hanukkah. At 6:30, the evening will begin with cocktails and a menorah lighting, followed by a multicourse dinner prepared by Barak.
The main event will take place Wednesday, December 13, from 6 to 10 p.m.
Kosher Food & Wine is sponsored by Wizo, the Women’s International Zionist Organization. The women-led nonprofit works to improve the lives of women, children, and the elderly in Israel. Behind only the Israeli government, Wizo is the second-largest provider of social-welfare services in the country. All proceeds from the event will benefit Wizo Florida projects in Israel.