This weekend, John Legend performs at Taste of SBE, Seed Food & Wine Week 2019 continues throughout Miami, and the Wharf Fort Lauderdale debuts on the New River. Plus, DC Pie Co. opens in Brickell, Veza Sur hosts an intimate meal inside the brewery, and the Setai launches a Saturday-evening dinner series.
Seed Food & Wine Week 2019
One of the nation's leading plant-based food and wine festivals is happening through this Sunday. More than 10,000 people are expected to attend the sixth-annual Seed Food & Wine Festival. Expect cooking demonstrations; wine, craft beer, and spirits tastings; celebrity chef dinners; a veggie burger battle; and a variety of workshops, including yoga and urban gardening.Through Sunday, November 10, at various locations. Tickets cost $25 to $459 via seedfoodandwine.com.
Taste of SBE With John Legend
The third Taste of SBE Miami 2019, happening tonight, will include a performance by singer-songwriter John Legend. Plus, the evening will offer food and drinks by some of the brightest chefs affiliated with SBE hotels, including Dario Cecchini, Martin Heierling, Katsuya Uechi, Nate Appleman, Jose Icardi, and Thomas Greise from participating restaurants such as the Bazaar, Carna, Cleo, Leynia, Fi’lia, Diez y Seis, Katsuya, S Bar, and Umami. Guests can enjoy cocktails curated by SBE's corporate director of beverage, Gui Jaroschy. The event is also the launch of the hotel chain's partnership with LVE (Legend Vineyard Exclusive) — John Legend's wine brand. 8 to 11 p.m. Friday, November 8, at Delano South Beach; 1685 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; 305-672-2000. Tickets cost $300 at sbe.com/tasteofmiami.
The Wharf Fort Lauderdale Opens
Located in the heart of the city's Las Olas neighborhood, the Wharf Fort Lauderdale is set to debut this weekend. Accessible by boat and car, the Wharf Fort Lauderdale, a sister concept to the Wharf Miami, occupies more than an acre along the New River. The nautical-themed, open-air concept will offer guests tent-covered communal seating on an AstroTurf lawn, where they can sample food from several pop-up concepts by some of South Florida's top culinary talent. Options include seafood by chef/restaurateur Dean Max's Even Keel, classic American fare by restaurateur Eliot Wolfe's Lunchroom, Asian cuisine by chefs/owners Alex Kuk and Diego Ng's Temple Street Eatery, pizza by chef/restaurateur Jose Mendin’s the Piefather, and Pembroke Pines' Mojo Donuts. The Wharf Fort Lauderdale will be open Friday, Saturday, and Sunday beginning at noon. Debuting at noon Friday, November 8, at 20 W. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale; wharfftl.com.
DC Pie Co. Opens in Brickell
Today, Dominic Cavagnuolo, who owns South Beach's Lucali, will opens his fast-casual DC Pie Co. in Brickell. DC Pie will offer the same pizza recipes Lucali serves. The brick oven at the Brickell restaurant will be constantly fired up while staff preps and bakes the charred, thin-crust pies for which Lucali is known. The differences is in the size of the pies and the prices. A small 11-inch pizza costs $11, and a 15-inch costs $15. A slew of toppings, such as onion, long hot peppers, and portobello mushrooms, will be priced from $2 to $5. Like the original DC Pie, which debuted ten months ago in Denver, Brickell's outpost will offer embedded tabletop tablet menus and payment systems to expedite service and reduce order errors. The digital upgrades allow diners to place orders and settle the check quickly. Opening Friday, November 8, at 1010 Brickell Ave., Miami; dcpieco.com. Hours are Monday through Friday 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., Saturday and Sunday 11 a.m. to 2 a.m.
La Cervecena Series at Veza Sur
This Saturday and Sunday, Veza Sur will debut the La Cervecena Series, offering an intimate dining experience inside the brewery in collaboration with SuViche Hospitality Group. Expect a welcome beer cocktail and a five-course meal paired with Veza Sur brews. Dinner will be prepared tableside by Jaime Pesaque, SuViche’s executive chef, whose Lima restaurant, Mayte, was recently named one of the 50 Best Restaurants in Latin America. 6:30 p.m. Saturday, November 9, and Sunday, November 10, at Veza Sur, 55 NW 25th St., Miami; 786-362-6300; vezasur.com. Seating is limited; tickets cost $100 per person via exploretock.com.
Setai Unplugged Dinner Series
This Saturday, Miami Beach’s Setai will launch its Unplugged Dinner Series, offering a curated pan-Asian dinner paired with cocktails and jazz fusion music. The menu, created in collaboration with the Scotch company the Macallan, offers a four-course dinner highlighting flavor profiles of the Macallan Rare Cask used in each dish. Guests may also choose from Jaya's à la carte dinner menu or bar and courtyard options. Saturday, November 9, at the Setai, Miami Beach, 2001 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; 855-923-7899; thesetaihotels.com.
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Dim Sum Cart Sundays at Novikov
Thanks to the success of Novikov's three-course Sunday brunch ($23), the restaurant has unveiled a new line of dumplings, served from a roving dim sum cart. Among the indulgent offerings are king crab and shrimp siu mai topped with caviar ($28), Peking duck and foie gras siu mai topped with crispy duck skin and plum sauce ($23), and Wagyu and truffle siu mai finished with Chinese chives and served with a yuzu truffle sauce ($23). Beginning at noon Sundays at Novikov, 300 S. Biscayne Blvd., Miami; 305-489-1000; novikovmiami.com.