Life has many pleasures, but good food and wine are near the top! If you love a good bite paired with a perfect glass of vino be sure not to miss the South Beach, or Sobe Wine and Food Festival being held February 21-24, 2013 in Miami Beach, Florida. Book early or you may find yourself out of luck for the best events.
This festival is being sponsored by the Food Network, so you right away you know it is going to be good! Celebrity guests include everyone’s favorite southern charmer Paula Deen, her son Jamie Deen, Emmy award winner Giada De Laurentiis, the spunky Anne Burrell, the adorable Rachel Ray, the handsome Bobby Flay, and many more. Celebrities are sure fun to meet and greet, but there is even more to this festival then seeing Paula Deen’s smile. There are dinners, seminars, parties and brunches, and of course wine to keep you having one fantastic day.
One of the events to be sure to get your tickets to early includes the Garden to Glass event that will be hosted by Emeril Lagasse. Follow the celebrity chef through the garden as he finds fruits and plants that will then be taken back in to be used in the very cocktails guests will then be enjoying. As a foodie no doubt you’ve jumped onto the newest craze that is food trucks. If you are in love with this mobile food option then check out the food truck event hosted by the “Bizarre Foods” man himself Andrew Zimmern. If some messy barbecue and some blues music is more your speed then let chef Geoffrey Zakarian and others show you how it is done.
All the great food needs some great drinks! There will be well over 250 wineries and spirits creators at the festival, so there really will be a glass to go perfectly with every dish. A few of the events not to miss include the House of Mandela Wine Dinner, Goya Foods’ Swine & Wine hosted by Michelle Bernstein, and Beer Tasting with Spiegelau to name but a few. Those wanting to see a bit of everything can save some money by purchasing “package deals” or by getting their tickets online. This truly is a food festival like no other.