2009

2009

2009 Food Network South Beach Wine & Food Festival

February 19-22, 2009

The Food Network South Beach Wine & Food Festival presented by Food & Wine, is a national, star-studded, four-day destination event showcasing the talents of the world’s most renowned winemakers, spirits producers, chefs and culinary personalities. Hosted by Southern Wine & Spirits of Florida and Florida International University (FIU), the festival benefits the Teaching Restaurant and the Southern Wine & Spirits Beverage Management Center, both located at FIU.

Now in its eighth year, the Food Network South Beach Wine & Food Festival is one of the largest and most well-known festivals of its kind in the country and combines the international appeal of top-quality libations from around the world with the international appeal of the worlds most celebrated chefs and culinary personalities set against the backdrop of America’s Riviera, South Beach.

EVENTS


Date & Time: February 19, 2009 | 07:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Price: $$200
Location: The Ritz-Carlton, South Beach, One Lincoln Road, Miami Beach

Outrageous fun awaits guests at the third annual Amstel Light Burger Bash held on the beautiful beach of The Ritz-Carlton, South Beach. Kicking off the Festival, this fan favorite pits some of the country’s greatest patty purveyors against one another as they show off their grilling skills and creative juices. Mostly featuring beef – although look for a few notable and delicious exceptions – the friendly competition ends when hostess Rachael Ray tallies up the votes and announces the winner of the “People’s Choice Award.” It’s a great night to kick back with a cold one – a perfectly chilled Amstel Light, to be exact – and enjoy an amazing variety of top-notch burgers.

Participating Chefs:

  • Rick Bayless (Frontera Grill/Topolobampo, Chicago, IL) 
  • Michelle Bernstein (Michy’s, Miami, FL) 
  • Thomas Connell (Bistro One LR at The Ritz-Carlton, South Beach, FL) 
  • Jeremy Fox (Ubuntu, Napa Valley, CA) 
  • Bobby Flay (Bobby's Burger Palace, Long Island, New York) 
  • Randy Garutti (Shake Shack, New York, NY) 
  • Hedy Goldsmith (Michael’s Genuine Food & Drink, Miami, FL) 
  • Katie Lee Joel (The Comfort Table, New York, NY) 
  • Amstel Light's Jake Linzinmeir  (X Cafe, Telluride, CO)
  • Spike Mendelsohn (Good Stuff Eatery, Washington DC)
  • Masaharu Morimoto (Morimoto, New York, NY)
  • Tim Nickey (Kobe Club, South Beach, FL) 
  • Michael Psilakis (Anthos, Mia Dona, Kefi, New York, NY) 
  • Michael Santiago (Pelican Landing, Ft. Lauderdale, FL) 
  • Michael Schlow (Radius, Boston, MA) 
  • Michael Schwartz (Michael’s Genuine Food & Drink, Miami, FL) 
  • Andrew Shotts (Garrison Confections, Central Falls, RI) 
  • Carol Wallack (Sola Restaurant, Chicago, IL)
  • David Walzog (SW Steakhouse, Las Vegas, NV) 
  • Matt Zagorski (Rouge, Philadelphia, PA) 
  • Jaxson's Ice Cream Parlor (Dania Beach, FL) 
  • Love Food Café (South Beach, FL)  
  • The Counter (Culver City, CA)

Participating Chefs

  • Rick Bayless
  • Michelle Bernstein
  • Bobby Flay
  • Jeremy Fox
  • Hedy Goldsmith
  • Katie Lee Joel
  • Jake Linzinmeir
  • Spike Mendelsohn
  • Masaharu Morimoto
  • Tim Nickey
  • Michael Psilakis
  • Rachael Ray
  • Miguel Santiago
  • Michael Schwartz
  • Andrew Shotts
  • Monroe Udell
  • Carol Wallack
  • David Walzog
  • Jeff Weinstein
  • Matthew Zagorski

Sponsors

  • Allen Brothers
  • Amstel Light
  • Bialetti
  • Chefwear
  • City of Miami Beach
  • Coca Cola North America
  • Driscolls
  • Every Day with Rachael Ray
  • Golden Peak
  • H.J. Heinz
  • Idaho Potato Commission
  • Metrosigns, Inc.
  • Panache Party Rentals
  • Sargento
  • The Ritz-Carlton, South Beach
  • Viva Paper Towels
  • Voss Artesian Water From Norway
  • Wines From Rioja (Vibrant Rioja)

Date & Time: February 19, 2009 | 07:30 PM - 11:00 PM
Price: $$1000 or call Ashley Shapiro 305-627-1646 to purchase a full table
Location: Country Club Ballroom at Biltmore, 1200 Anastasia Avenue, Coral Gables

To purchase a full table please contact Ashley Shapiro at 305-627-1646.

The 2009 Food Network South Beach Wine & Food Festival and Southern Wine & Spirits of America is pleased to announce an unprecedented tribute to the wines and foods of Spain to be held in the presence of Their Majesties King Juan Carlos I and Queen Sofia of Spain. Taking place on Thursday, February 19, 2009, the distinguished gala will benefit the School of Hospitality & Tourism Management at Florida International University and Fundación España-Florida: celebrating 500 years of Spanish presence in Florida.

¡Bienvenidos a España! The Festival gathers Spain’s best-known chefs in a show of Iberian haute cuisine. The multi-course feast will honor Spain’s growing reputation for innovation in the kitchen and focus on the abundant Andalucia, Alicante and Basque regions, each with something unique to bring to the table. While delicacies and traditional ingredients will take center stage, the variety of preparations, food combinations and fresh approaches should elevate flavor to a whole new level. The renowned talents charged with creating dinner this evening will do so in grand style under the direction of the evening's Culinary Chairman, Spanish TV cooking personality José Andrés, one of the most successful Spanish chefs in America with several restaurants in the Washington, D.C. area and a new hotel and restaurant in Beverly Hills. Andrés will lead an all star cast of Spanish chefs including Pedro Subijana, whose Akelarre restaurant in the resort area of San Sebastian is Michelin 3-star rated; Daniel Garcia, the youngest of Spain’s celebrated “10 Chefs de Vanguardia,” a group of masters considered among the country’s most ground-breaking; and Francisco (Paco) Torreblanca, considered the best master patissier in Spain and, some say, in Europe. And before that spectacular meal even begins, several other noted chefs will stimulate the palate with a reception menu representing the Basque province of Bizkaia, including the dashing celebrity chef Aitor Elizegi of the popular Gaminiz restaurant and the brilliant Aitor Basabe, who presides over the highly regarded restaurant at the Museo de Bellas Artes in Bilbao. Accenting this showcase of Spain’s culinary excellence: the Wines of Spain, a collection of some of the country’s finest vintages, each hand selected to perfectly complement the individual dishes. Unique and rare, the wines will embody the history as well as the future of Spain’s colorful and evolving culture, an opportunity for all in attendance to indulge in the deep richness of a land at once old and new. And to top off a perfect evening, enjoy fine cigars from Jorge Padron and rare sherries and brandies from Spain immediately following dinner, outside in our beautiful After-Lounge on the Country Club Terrace. Come taste for yourself in the splendor of Miami's legendary Biltmore. With its distinctive tower inspired by the Giralda tower in Seville, the Biltmore provides a perfect complement to this evening's celebration. 

 The evening will be emceed by none-other than Mario Batali, author of Spain . . . A Culinary Road Trip (Ecco 2008) and co-host of “Spain . . . on the road Again” with Gwyneth Paltrow, which airs locally on public television and PBS. Batali has long been recognized for making a mark on the culinary scene and, among other honors, is winner of the James Beard Foundation's "Best Chef: New York City" award and "Outstanding Chef of the Year", in 2002 and 2005 respectively. A celebrated chef, Batali has 14 restaurants spanning New York City, Las Vegas and Los Angeles, and is known for his former Food Network show “Molto Mario” and culinary battles on “Iron Chef America”.

Culinary Chairman

  1. José Andrés (Jaleo/minibar by José Andrés, Washington, DC, USA)

Reception chefs from the Bizkaia Region

  1. Aitor Elizegi (Restaurante Gaminiz) 
  2. Aitor Basabe (Restaurante Arbolagaña)

Dinner Chefs

  1. José Andrés (Jaleo/minibar by José Andrés, Washington, DC, USA) 
  2. Pedro Subijana (Akelarre, San Sebastian, Spain)
  3. Dani Garcia (Calima, Marbella, Spain)
  4. Francisco Torreblanca

Participating Chefs

  • José Andrés
  • Mario Batali
  • Dani Garcia
  • Pedro Subijana
  • Francisco Torreblanca

Sponsors

  • Biltmore Hotel
  • Cigar Aficionado
  • Delta Airlines
  • Harry Winston
  • Le Basque
  • Padron Cigars
  • Riedel
  • Selecta
  • Wine Spectator
  • Wines From Spain

Date & Time: February 19, 2009 | 08:15 AM - 06:30 PM
Price: $By Invitation Only
Location: Kovens Conference Center, North Miami. FIU Biscayne Bay Campus

DIONYSUS is a one-day conference bringing together nationally recognized alcohol researchers to discuss drinking policies and practices. DIONYSUS is an acronym for "Drinking: Issues, Opinions, News, Youth, Surveillance, Under-the-influence, & Society." The short-term goal of the conference is to examine health and social issues associated with drinking from the perspectives of researchers working in the area of drinking. The long-term goal of the conference is to enhance public health through the adoption of rational, compassionate, and healthful drinking policies and practices.

This invitation-only meeting includes four scientific sessions, each addressing an important social or public health concern related to drinking, and each involving three pre-eminent NIH-funded scientists and a discussant. The charge put to each of the speakers is to make a case in a 10-minute presentation for the three most important "real-life" priorities in their assigned area. The discussant is charged with summarizing the presentations, and moderating discussion following the presentations. Conference speakers and discussants also provide 10-page position papers, which are published in conference proceedings, which will be publically distributed free-of-charge. The mission of each scientific session, and the entire conference, is to come to some sort of consensus among alcohol research scientists about drinking matters that really matter.

My motivation for organizing the DIONYSUS conference is a desire to enhance public health through the adoption of rational, compassionate, and healthful drinking policies and practices. Too often (and especially in the US), alcohol-related policies and practices are based on idiosyncratic interpretations of what is right and wrong, with moral and/or religious overtones, and in total ignorance of what researchers studying drinking phenomena have found. Conversely, researchers studying drinking phenomena (and I include myself here) have a tendency to present their findings only to one another in scientific venues, and avoid getting involved in public health and social policies related to drinking, leaving that job to politicians and policy-makers. The DIONYSUS conference expressly asks the participating alcohol researchers to address "real-life" alcohol issues from an empirical perspective, and to suggest how policies and practices may be best employed to enhance public health and well-being.

DIONYSUS Creator & Director

* Eric F. Wagner, Ph.D., Professor, Stempel College of Public Health and Social Work at Florida International University, and Director, Community-Based Intervention Research Group.



DIONYSUS Executive Sponsors

* Harvey R. Chaplin, Chairman and CEO of Southern Wine and Spirits of America

* Wayne E. Chaplin, President and COO of Southern Wine and Spirits of America

* Lee Brian Schrager, Director of Special Events and Media Relations at Southern Wine and Spirits of America

* Joseph West, Ph.D., Dean of the School of Hospitality and Tourism Management, Florida International University



2009 Invited Speakers

* Ana Balsa, Ph.D., Health Economist & Research Assistant Professor, Health Economics Research Group, Department of Sociology, University of Miami.

* Michie Hesselbrock, MSW, Ph.D., Zachs Professor and Director, Doctoral Program, School of Social Work at the University of Connecticut.

* Victor M. Hesselbrock, MSW, Ph.D., Physicians' Health Services endowed chair in Addiction at the University of Connecticut, Scientific Director, UConn Alcohol Research Center.

* James Jaccard, Ph.D., Professor of Psychology, Florida International University.

* Mitchell Karno, Ph.D.,Associate Research Psychologist, University of California, Los Angeles' Department of Psychiatry and Director of Alcohol Studies.

* Jon Kassel, Ph.D., Professor and Director of Clinical Training, Department of Psychology at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

* Valerie Knopik, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Center for Alcohol and Addiction Studies, Department of Community Health at Brown University.

* Christina Lee, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Research, Center for Alcohol and Addiction Studies, Department of Community Health at Brown University.

* Christopher Martin, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Psychology at the Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic at the University of Pittsburgh.

* Peter Monti, Ph.D., Donald G. Millar Distinguished Professor of Alcohol and Addiction Studies, Director of the Center for Alcohol and Addiction Studies at Brown University, Senior Career Research Scientist for the Department of Veterans Affairs, and current President of the Research Society on Alcoholism.

* Sara Jo Nixon, Ph.D., Professor in the Division of Addictions Medicine within the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Florida, and Director, Neurocognitive Laboratory.

* Tibor Palfai, Ph.D, Associate Professor of Psychology at Boston University.

* Michael Sayette, Ph.D., Professor of Psychology and Psychiatry at the University of Pittsburgh, and Director, Alcohol and Smoking Research Laboratory.

* Mark B. Sobell, Ph.D., Professor at the Center for Psychological Studies at Nova Southeastern University.

* Anthony Spirito, Ph.D., Professor of Psychiatry and Human Behavior, Director of the Brown Clinical Psychology Training Consortium, and Associate Director of the Center for Alcohol and Addictions Studies at the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University.

* Michael Stein, M.D., Professor of Medicine & Community Health at Brown University Medical School, and Director of Research and Director of Training Fellowships, Department of General Internal Medicine, Brown University Medical School.

* Holly Waldron, Ph.D., Senior Scientist at the Oregon Research Institute.

* Tamara L. Wall, Ph.D., Associate Chief of the Psychology Service and Director of Psychological Services for the Alcohol and Drug Treatment Program at the Veterans Affairs San Diego Healthcare System, University of California at San Diego.

    Sponsors

    • Biltmore Hotel
    • Cigar Aficionado
    • Delta Airlines
    • Harry Winston
    • Le Basque
    • Padron Cigars
    • Riedel
    • Selecta
    • Wine Spectator
    • Wines From Spain

      Date & Time: February 19, 2009 | 10:00 PM - 02:00 AM
      Price: $$100
      Location: The Raleigh Hotel, 1775 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach

      America’s Riviera boasts some of the finest indigenous cuisine anywhere – and tonight the Festival's year-round booster group, Friends of the South Beach Wine & Food Festival, sets out to showcase it in a new and totally playful way. Miamians have it made when it comes to fresh seafood, native-grown fruits and the exciting influence of Island and Caribbean flavors on the local culinary scene. So tonight, Miami magazine, Modern Luxury Media's South Florida luxury lifestyle publication and Cruzan Rum, will throw Miami’s first luxury seafood-inspired beach party. And inspire you it will, as you feast on some of the greatest delicacies of the sea as prepared by some of South Florida’s great seafood restaurants, bar none, including the classic and classy Joe’s Stone Crab, DeVito's South Beach, the new-on-the-scene but no less sublime da Campo Osteria at IL Lugano Hotel, the new Todd English restaurant opening in Fort Lauderdale, and the popular Raleigh Hotel Restaurant and Bar on South Beach. Come bask in an oasis banquet illuminated by fire pits and tiki torches and presided over by Chef Tyler Florence, a man dedicated to the uncomplicated recipes and bright flavors around which the night’s cuisine is built. Expect the unexpected as these sumptuous bites are paired with signature cocktails by Cruzan Rum and wine from Palm Bay International. Equa Water will provide guests with a taste of the purest artesian water in the world, as Sports Club/LA sets up poolside giving you a feel for their luxury spa accommodations. Get revved up with Porsche as the backdrop of the famed Raleigh Hotel is transformed into a locale like no other.

      Special Thanks to Miami Modern Luxury Sponsors:

      • Porsche
      • Sports Club/LA
      • Raleigh Hotel Restaurant & Bar
      • Joe's Stone Crab
      • Da Campo Osteria
      • DeVito's, South Beach
      • Montecrisoto Cigars
      • Café Bustelo

      Participating Chefs

      • Tyler Florence

      Sponsors

      • Amstel Light
      • Cruzan Rum
      • Friends of the South Beach Wine & Food
      • MIAMI Modern Luxury Magazine
      • Palm Bay International

      Date & Time: February 20, 2009 | -
      Price: $$450 VIP Reception (SOLD OUT) / $350 General Admission
      Location: Delano Beachside, 1685 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach

      Unlike any other culinary event of its kind on the planet, set beneath the stars alongside the Delano's private beach,the annual BubbleQ transcends the ordinary right down to the granules of soft white sand that lovingly caress your toes as you amble from one serving station to another. Chef Tom Colicchio promises guests a night of pure bliss as he presides over an atmosphere that’s one part friendly neighborhood barbecue and two parts South Beach glam. The party launches with a warm SoBe welcome from Jeffrey and Linda Chodorow of China Grill Management and publisher Christina Grdovic and editor-in-chief Dana Cowin, both of Food & Wine. Capitalizing on the talents of some of the country’s greatest grilling gurus and taking advantage of a breath-taking oceanside venue, the BubbleQ invites sophisticated diners to enjoy a bit of starlight with their perfectly seared meats and seafood, compliments of Allen Brothers. And that’s just the beginning. Wash it all down with the one beverage nearly everyone can agree goes best with it all: Champagne Perrier-Jouët, offering a vision of excellence and extravagance. In between courses, let your imagination run wild as you peruse the exquisite wine lots, dinners and weekend getaways offered up for bids in the Silent Auction Pavilion. Finally, cap your night in the Godiva Lounge where you’ll treat your sweet tooth to Godiva’s finest offerings.

      If visions of glorious barbecue and heavenly Champagne are already dancing in your head, the Perrier-Jouët BubbleQ VIP Reception ($450 not including tax and service fee) should make you positively dizzy! A limited number of lucky BubbleQ patrons can enjoy early access to the festivities (7:00 p.m. instead of 7:30 p.m.) and totally indulge themselves on delicious barbecue and Perrier-Jouët Fleur before the night really begins. Mingle with host Tom Colicchio, take your first soothing sips, breathe in the ocean air and get into the mood before everyone else even gets in!

      Participating Chefs:

      1. Jon Ashton
      2. Paul Bartolotta (BARTOLOTTA Ristorante Di Mare, Las Vegas, NV)
      3. Rick Bayless (Frontera Grill/Topolobampo, Chicago, IL)
      4. Jennifer Behar (Jennifer's Homemade, Miami, FL)
      5. Tom Colicchio (Craft Restaurants, New York, NY)
      6. Clay Conley (Azul at the Mandarin Oriental Miami, Miami, FL)
      7. Tom Douglas (Dahlia Lounge, Seattle, WA)
      8. Jonathan Eismann (Pacific Time, Miami, FL)
      9. Ilan Hall
      10. Hung Huynh
      11. Elizabeth Karmel (Hill Country, New York, NY)
      12. Howie Kleinberg (Bulldog BBQ, Miami, FL)
      13. Adam Perry Lang (Daisy May’s BBQ, New York, NY)
      14. Chris Lilly (Big Bob Gibson Bar-B-Q, Decatur, AL)
      15. Maria Manso (Brasserie Plat Bleu at Delano, Miami Beach, FL)
      16. Todd Mark Miller (STK, South Beach, FL) 
      17. Myron Mixon (Jack’s Old South BBQ, Unadilla, GA)
      18. Tony Neely (Neely’s Bar-B-Que, Nashville, TN)
      19. Josh Ozersky
      20. Al Roker
      21. Marcus Samuelsson
      22. Art Smith (Table 52, Chicago, IL)
      23. Andrew Swersky (The Forge, Miami Beach, FL)
      24. John Tesar
      25. Peter Vauthy (RED the Steakhouse, Miami Beach, FL)
      26. Misha's Cupcakes

      Participating Chefs

      • John Ashton
      • Paul Bartolotta
      • Rick Bayless
      • Jennifer Behar
      • Tom Colicchio
      • Clay Conley
      • Tom Douglas
      • Jonathan Eismann
      • Ilan Hall
      • Hung Huynh
      • Elizabeth Karmel
      • Howie Kleinberg
      • Adam Lang
      • Chris Lilly
      • Todd Miller
      • Myron Mixon
      • Tony Neely
      • Josh Ozersky
      • Marcus Samuelsson
      • Art Smith
      • John Tesar
      • Claude Troigros
      • Peter Vauthy

      Sponsors

      • Allen Brothers
      • Cadillac
      • Centerplate
      • Chefwear
      • China Grill Management
      • City of Miami Beach
      • Evian Natural Spring Water
      • FedEx
      • Godiva Chocolatier
      • Illy
      • Metrosigns, Inc.
      • Panache Party Rentals
      • Perrier-Jouët
      • Riedel
      • Viva Paper Towels

      Date & Time: February 20, 2009 | 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
      Price: $$175
      Location: Miami Beach Convention Center, 1901 Convention Center Drive, Miami Beach (Hall A - enter through Washington Ave. and 19th St. entrance)

      Learn the secrets of those who taste wines for a living. Industry experts rely on the “double blind tasting” to truly judge a sample without regard to its origin, price tag or fancy label. In addition to teaching you some of the vocabulary necessary to talk about wines and the techniques helpful in making decisions about a sample’s merits, or lack thereof, the respected authorities heading this event will drive home what we all already know: The best wine in the world is the one you like! Come hear what professionals look for and learn how to identify different varietals and styles of wine following the master sommelier technique of wine identification. An expert panel of master sommeliers consisting of Eric Hemer of Southern Wine & Spirits of Florida, Laura DePasquale of Palm Bay Imports; Brian Koziol of VineOne, a division of Constellation Wines U.S.; Juan Gomez of the Flagler Steak House at The Breakers; and Serafin Alvarado of Southern Wine & Spirits of Illinois will headline this event.

      Participating Chefs

      • Laura DePasquale
      • Juan Gomez
      • Eric Hemer
      • Brian Koziol

      Sponsors

      • Evian Natural Spring Water
      • Riedel
      • Southern Wine & Spirits of South Florida

      Date & Time: February 20, 2009 | 01:00 PM - 04:00 PM
      Price: $For invited customers of Southern Wine & Spirits of Florida
      Location: 13th Street and Ocean Drive, Miami Beach

      Exclusively for members of the trade, including industry professionals representing local wine and spirits merchants, restaurants, hotels and nightclubs, this event will showcase premium beverages from 150 of the world’s most-respected wine, spirits, water and coffee producers. Southern Wine & Spirits of Florida offers this complimentary afternoon as a special thank you to its loyal customers and to help keep current those whose work encompasses aspects of food and beverage service.

      Trade Day Seminar:

      Lightning in a Bottle: How to Create and Sustain a Hit Restaurant
      Date: Friday, February 20, 2009
      Time: 3:00-4:00 p.m.

      What does it take to make a restaurant a hit -- and keep it going? A lively
      panel of chefs and media insiders give their insightful and honest take on
      the ins and outs of the business. How do you create buzz from pre-opening?
      And how do you sustain it five years in? How much does success depend on
      tangibles (location, food, service) and how much is about intangibles
      (reviews, bloggers, "Page Six" mentions)?


      Panelists include:
      Scott Conant, chef/owner Scarpetta restaurants in New York City and Miami Beach
      Anne Burrell, chef and host of Food Network's "Secrets of a Restaurant Chef"
      Kate Krader, restaurant editor, Food and Wine
      Becca Parrish, founder, Becca PR 
      Pavia Rosati, executive editor, DailyCandy - panel moderator

      Exhibitors  
      ABC Fine Wine & Spirits www.abcfws.com
      Alili www.alilimorocco.com
      Arla Foods USA www.arlafoodsusa.com
      Buckhead Beef www.buckheadbeef.com
      Chef’s Expressions Catering www.chefsexpressions.com
      Clean Seas USA www.cleanseas.com.au
      Conservera Gallega www.conserveragallega.com
      Cookies By Shar www.cookiesbyshar.com
      Cooking with Georgia & Dez www.georgiasrealfood.com
      D'Arrigo Brothers Co. www.andyboy.com
      David Barton Gym www.DavidBartonGym.com
      Del Grosso Foods, Inc www.delgrossos.com
      Etruria Italian Organic Gourmet Food & Gourmet Sardinia www.etruriagourmet.com
      Explorer's Bounty www.explorersbounty.com
      Florida Alligator www.Fl-Seafood.com
      Food Should Taste Good www.foodshouldtastegood.com
      Harry Bakes www.harrybakes.com
      Jennifer's Homemade www.jennifershomemade.com  
      Kerrygold Cheeses www.kerrygold.com/usa
      Kibby Foods www.kibbyfoods.com
      LIQ www.LIQresponsibly.com
      Markys www.markys.com
      Moroccan Biscotti Gourmet Treats www.moroccanbiscotti.com
      The Cayman Islands www.caymanislands.ky
      Tonnino Tuna www.tonninotuna.com
      Valor Chocolates www.valor.es
      Verdurabrand & D'Arrigo Brothers www.verdurabrand.com ; www.andyboy.com
      Wine Line www.wineline1.com

        Sponsors

        • American Express
        • Amstel Light
        • Bialetti
        • Cadillac
        • Centerplate
        • Chefwear
        • City of Miami Beach
        • Cruzan Rum
        • Delta Airlines
        • Diageo Chateau & Estate Wines
        • Emmi (USA)
        • Evian Natural Spring Water
        • FedEx
        • Food & Wine
        • Food Network
        • Godiva Chocolatier
        • Golden Peak
        • H.J. Heinz
        • KitchenAid
        • Metrosigns, Inc.
        • Moet Hennessy USA
        • Palm Bay International
        • Panache Party Rentals
        • Plugrá
        • Riedel
        • Robert Mondavi Winery
        • Roth Käse
        • Sagatiba USA Corp.
        • Sargento
        • Sauza
        • SOBeFiT Magazine
        • Southern Wine & Spirits of South Florida
        • Sysco
        • Vin Divino, Ltd.
        • Viva Paper Towels
        • Whole Foods Market
        • William Morris Agency
        • Wine Spectator
        • Wines From Spain

        Date & Time: February 20, 2009 | 05:00 PM - 06:00 PM
        Price: $$1000
        Location: Miami Beach Convention Center, 1901 Convention Center Drive, Miami Beach (Hall A - enter through Washington Ave. and 19th St. entrance)

        Screaming Eagle came flying out of the gate with the first vintage in 1992. James Laube of Wine Spectator singled out this Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon as “the wine of the vintage” and Robert Parker called the wine “exceptionally impressive” and awarded 99 points. Heidi Peterson crafted the wine over the years producing an elegant cabernet full of flavor and finesse.

        Screaming Eagle now enters an extremely exciting new chapter. The property sold in the spring of 2006. Almost immediately the new owners set upon an extensive replanting of the vineyards. This seminar offers a discussion of Screaming Eagle’s terroir by illustrating with library vintages, and a look to the property’s future with commentary by Ursula Hermacinski. Wine Spectator Senior Editor Bruce Sanderson will introduce this session.

         

        Featured wines:

        • Screaming Eagle, Oakville 1998
        • Screaming Eagle, Oakville 1999
        • Screaming Eagle, Oakville 2002
        • Screaming Eagle, Oakville 2003
        • Screaming Eagle, Oakville 2004
        • Screaming Eagle, Oakville 2005

          Sponsors

          • Evian Natural Spring Water
          • Florida International University
          • Riedel
          • Southern Wine & Spirits of South Florida
          • Wine Spectator

          Date & Time: February 20, 2009 | 07:30 PM - 11:00 PM
          Price: $$350
          Location: Fontainebleau Miami Beach, 4441 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach

          Emerging from the original vision of legendary architect Morris Lapidus whose daring designs epitomized a concept of setting a stage where everyone who enters will play their part, Fontainebleau Miami Beach combines striking design, contemporary art, music, fashion and technology into a vibrant new kind of immersive guest experience after a $1 billion renovation. Yes, it’s true, the ’bleau has reopened, and the party is on! Now the Fontainebleau Miami Beach once again serves as the venue for Wine Spectator’s Best of the Best sponsored by Bank of America. Combining fine cuisine with the most elegant of settings, the evening features amazing wine and food stations inside the stunning Sparkle Ballroom with a David Yurman Lounge, a Wine Spectator "Blind Tasting" Lounge and a silent auction sure to please every attendee.

          Anticipation becomes reality as the long-awaited new Fontainebleau offers a thoroughly sleek, contemporary vibe in which to showcase the cutting-edge cuisine of the country’s top-rated chefs (including Fontainebleau’s very own Alfred Portale, Scott Conant, Alan Yau and Sean O’Connell) and the superior wines - each rated 90 points or higher by Wine Spectator – that will appeal to the truly discriminating palate.

          Participating Chefs:

          1. Nate Appleman (A16 Restaurant and SPQR Restaurant, San Francisco, CA)
          2. John Besh (Restaurant August, New Orleans, LA)
          3. Patrick Boucher (Acqua, Four Seasons Hotel, Miami, FL)
          4. Anne Burrell
          5. Floyd Cardoz (Tabla, New York, NY)
          6. Fabrizio & Nicola Carro (Quattro Gastronomia Italiana, South Beach, FL)
          7. Anthony Carron (Bourbon Steak Miami, Aventura, FL)
          8. Richard Chen (Wing Lei at Wynn Las Vegas, Las Vegas, NV)
          9. Scott Conant (Scarpetta, Fontainebleau Miami Beach, FL)
          10. Adam Cooke (Blackberry Farm, Walland, TN)
          11. Andrea Curto-Randazzo & Frank Randazzo (Talula, Miami Beach, FL)
          12. Daniel Eardley (Chestnut, Brooklyn, NY)
          13. Angelo Elia (Casa D'Angelo, Fort Lauderdale, FL)
          14. Marco Ferraro (Wish, South Beach, FL)
          15. Tyler Florence (Empire Plush Room, San Francisco, CA)
          16. Clark Frasier & Mark Gaier (Arrow’s Restaurant, Ogunquit, ME)
          17. John Fraser (Dovetail, New York, NY)
          18. Neal Fraser (Grace Restaurant, Los Angeles, CA)
          19. Bryan Fyler (Asia de Cuba at Mondrian South Beach, South Beach, FL)
          20. Kerry Heffernan (South Gate, New York, NY)
          21. Cindy Hutson (Ortanique on the Mile, Coral Gables, FL)
          22. Paul Kahan (Blackbird, avec & The Publican, Chicago, IL)
          23. Dewey LoSasso (North One 10, Miami, FL)
          24. Steve Martorano (Café Martorano, Ft. Lauderdale, FL)
          25. Mark Militello (1 Bleau, Bal Harbour, FL)
          26. Sean Mohammed (Tuscan Steak, South Beach, FL)
          27. Rick Moonen (Rick Moonen’s rm seafood, Las Vegas, NV)
          28. Masaharu Morimoto (Morimoto, New York, NY)
          29. Michel Nischan (Dressing Room, Westport, CT)
          30. Sean O’Connell (Vida, Fontainebleau Miami Beach, FL)
          31. François Payard (Payard Bistro, New York, NY)
          32. Alfred Portale (Gotham Steak, Fontainebleau Miami Beach, FL and Gotham Bar and Grill, New York, NY)
          33. Michael Psilakis (Anthos, Mia Dona, Kefi, New York, NY)
          34. Roberto Santibañez (Revolucion, Café Frida, Maria Maria, New York, NY)
          35. Andrew Shotts (Garrison Confections, Central Falls, RI)
          36. Susie Stallings (Susie's Scrumptious Sweets, Sunrise, FL)
          37. Allen Susser (Chef Allen’s, Aventura, FL)
          38. Michael Symon (Lola, Cleveland, OH)
          39. Rick Tramonto (Tru, Vernon Hills, IL)
          40. Jonathan Waxman (barbuto, New York, NY)
          41. Kris Wessel (Red Light, Miami, FL)
          42. Roy Yamaguchi (Roy’s Restaurants, Honolulu, HI)
          43. Alan Yau (Hakkasan, Fontainebleau Miami Beach, FL)
          44. Mark Zeitouni (The Standard Hotel, South Beach, FL)

           

          Who’s Pouring:  

           

            A.P. Vin
            Amisfield Winery
            Andrew Geoffrey Vineyards
            Argyle Winery
            Au Bon Climat
            Beaulieu Vineyard
            Bertani
            Biondi-Santi
            Bodegas Caro
            Bodegas Montecillo
            Campo Viejo
            Castello di Fonterutoli
            Champagne Gosset
            Champagne Mumm
            Champagne Nicolas Feuillate
            Champagne Perrier-Jouët
            Charles Krug Winery
            Château Coufran
            Château de la Gardine
            Château D'Esclans
            Château Lascombes
            Château Verdignan
            Col Solare
            Daedalus Cellars
            Diamond Creek Vineyards
            Domaine De La Vougeraie
            Donum Estate
            Far Niente
            Felsina
            Flora Springs Winery & Vineyard
            Freixenet
            Gloria Ferrer Caves & Vineyards
            GrGich Hills
            Grupo Barón de Ley
            Grupo Pesquera

             

           

          Hanzell Vineyards
          Jermann
          Jonata
          Jordan Vineyard & Winery
          Joseph Phelps Vineyards
          Ladera Vineyards
          Landmark Vineyards
          Louis Latour
          Marchesi Antinori
          Marques de Riscal
          Nickel & Nickel
          Nicolas Potel
          Northstar Winery
          Olivier Laflaive
          Pago de Vallegarcia
          Pali Wine Company
          Palmaz Vineyards
          Paul Jaboulet Aine
          Planeta
          Provenance Vineyards
          Red Car
          Robert Stemmler Winery
          Roessler Cellars
          Rubicon Estate
          Rudd Winery
          Schrader Cellars
          Segura Viudas
          Silver Pines Vineyards
          Stag's Leap Wine Cellars
          Tandem Winery
          Terlato Wines
          TOR Kenward family Wines
          Torres
          Vine Cliff Winery
          Wagner Family Wines
          Weinlaubenhof Kracher

          Participating Chefs

          • Nate Appleman
          • John Besh
          • Patrick Boucher
          • Anne Burrell
          • Floyd Cardoz
          • Nicola and Fabrizio Carro
          • Richard Chen
          • Scott Conant
          • Daniel Eardley
          • Tyler Florence
          • John Fraser
          • Clark and Gaier Mark Fraser
          • Neal Fraser
          • Bryan Fyler
          • Kerry Heffernan
          • Cindy Hutson
          • Paul Kahan
          • Mark Militello
          • Rick Moonen
          • Masaharu Morimoto
          • Michel Nischan
          • Sean O'Connell
          • François Payard
          • Alfred Portale
          • Michael Psilakis
          • Frank and Andrea Randazzo
          • Roberto Santibanez
          • Andrew Shotts
          • Susie Stallings
          • Allen Susser
          • Michael Symon
          • Rick Tramonto
          • Jonathan Waxman
          • Kris Wessel
          • Roy Yamaguchi
          • Alan Yau
          • Mark Zeitouni

          Sponsors

          • Alaska Seafood
          • Allen Brothers
          • Bank of America
          • Chefwear
          • Cigar Aficionado
          • City of Miami Beach
          • David Yurman
          • Emmi (USA)
          • FedEx
          • Fontainbleau Miami Beach
          • Illy
          • Metrosigns, Inc.
          • Riedel
          • Roth Käse
          • Viva Paper Towels
          • Voss Artesian Water From Norway
          • Wine Spectator

          Date & Time: February 20, 2009 | 10:00 PM - 02:00 AM
          Price: $$150
          Location: Paris Theatre, 550 Washington Avenue, Miami Beach

          Paula Deen knows how to throw a party and she’s betting you’ll have a whale of a time at one of her biggest shindigs of the year. The Queen of Southern Cuisine is hosting a Las Vegas style casino party with the help of Harrah’s Casino Tunica and you are invited. Proceeds go to scholarships and support of related programs at the FIU School of Hospitality and Tourism Management.

          Everyone’s a high roller in Paula’s casino. Roll the bones, hit 21, go all in, or bet everything on red as you show Paula and all of her Food Network friends how lucky you are playing craps, blackjack, poker, and roulette with play money while sipping on fancy Ketel One Vodka cocktails.

          That’s right; this is your chance to party it up Las Vegas style with everyone’s favorite Southern girl, Paula Deen, and other Food Network personalities. So get gussied up and head down to The Paris Theatre as it’s transformed into Sin City for the night. Just remember, what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas.

          Participating Chefs

          • Paula Deen

          Sponsors

          • City of Miami Beach
          • Emmi (USA)
          • Gobo
          • Harrah's Casino Tunica
          • Ketel One Vodka
          • Lady and Sons
          • Paula Deen Southern Dishes
          • Sam's Club

          Date & Time: February 20, 2009 | 11:30 AM - 01:00 PM
          Price: $$95
          Location: Conference Center of the Americas at Biltmore, 1200 Anastasia Avenue, Coral Gables

          It’s hard to remember a time when innovation in the kitchen seemed more prevalent. Chefs appear to be experimenting more than ever with new ingredients and applying techniques never used before in a restaurant setting. This experimentation not only requires trial and error but also a team approach comprised of chefs, collaborators, and scientists to achieve a successful and worthwhile outcome.

          Join us for a moderated panel discussion which will bring together members of this “team” to discuss their roles, how they work and communicate with each other, how dishes are conceptualized, and ultimately brought together. This discussion will take place on the heels of the Viva España dinner where these very innovative chefs will have displayed their grand culinary ingenuity.

          Panel chefs include Daniel Garcia, the first chef to incorporate liquid nitrogen into cooking in Spain, Katsuya Fukushima, Culinary Director of ThinkFoodGroup, the management company responsible for José Andrés restaurants, and Ruben Garcia, Director of Research & Development of ThinkFoodGroup. Harold McGee, author of the seminal On Food & Cooking and considered by many of the world’s top chefs an indispensable source of information, will offer the scientific perspective for the panel, which will be moderated by Josh Ozersky, Restaurants Editor for Citysearch.

          Participating Chefs

          • Katsuya Fukushima
          • Dani Garcia
          • Ruben Garcia
          • Josh Ozersky

          Sponsors

          • Biltmore Culinary Academy
          • Biltmore Hotel
          • Wines From Spain

          Date & Time: February 21, 2009 | 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
          Price: $$85
          Location: Poinciana Ballroom Room 1, Loews Miami Beach Hotel, 1601 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach

          From the noble Tempranillo and its many clones to the bright and crisp Godello, Spanish winemakers are using time-honored techniques and cutting-edge innovation to produce a wealth of new and exciting wines from their native grape varietals. Join Steve Olson for a look at these excellent developments in Spanish winemaking, and a coast-to-coast tasting of Spain’s native grapes. Sample refreshing Albariños from Green Spain, Sherry from Andalucía, rich reds like Garnacha and Cariñena from the Mediterranean Coast, and up-and-coming varietals like Mencía and Monastrell that are just emerging on the marketplace. It’s an unrivaled opportunity to savor the unique varietals of this premier wine-making nation, and bring something new to your repertoire, and wine list, in the process.

          Part of the Bank of America Lifestyle Wine and Spirits Seminars.

          Participating Chefs

          • Steve Olson

          Sponsors

          • Acqua Panna
          • Bank of America
          • Loews Miami Beach Hotel
          • Nestle Waters

          Date & Time: February 21, 2009 | 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM
          Price: $$200
          Location: Miami Beach Convention Center, 1901 Convention Center Drive, Miami Beach (Hall A - enter through Washington Ave. and 19th St. entrance)

          Northstar Winery was founded in 1994 with the mission of producing the ultimate expression of Merlot in Washington State, with quality comparable to the finest Merlot- based wines in the world.  With Jed Steele as consulting winemaker and access to some of the finest vineyards in Washington, Northstar has built an enviable record for wines of great character, consistency, and quality. In this seminar, we ask you, the audience, to participate in a blind tasting of Northstar Merlots with their equivalents from Bordeaux’s prestige appellations of St Émilion and Pomerol. Is Washington Merlot comparable in style and quality to Bordeaux?  Which do you prefer? Can you distinguish between the two regions’ wines? Which wine is the better value? Wine Spectator Executive Editor Thomas Matthews will introduce this session.

          Featured Wines (in no specific pouring order):

            • Northstar Winery, Columbia Valley, Merlot 2005
            • Northstar Winery, Walla Walla, Merlot 2005
            • Château Cheval Blanc, 1er Grand Cru Classé A, Saint-Émilion 2005
            • Château Pavie, 1er Grand Cru Classé B, Saint-Émilion 2005
            • Château Angelus, 1er Grand Cru Classé B, Saint-Émilion 2005
            • Château Trotanoy, Pomerol 2005
            • Château La Conseillante, Pomerol 2005

            Sponsors

            • Evian Natural Spring Water
            • Florida International University
            • Riedel
            • Southern Wine & Spirits of South Florida
            • Wine Spectator

            Date & Time: February 21, 2009 | 02:30 PM - 06:05 PM
            Price: $$200
            Location: Miami Beach Convention Center, 1901 Convention Center Drive, Miami Beach (Hall A - enter through Washington Ave. and 19th St. entrance)

            The Festival invites those who seek a serious education in the finer things in life, whether novices or aficionados, to its teaching tastings. The Festival will offer the following all-inclusive package of wine seminars that brings together experts ready to share their unique knowledge and offer guests a comprehensive view of today's vin scene. Learn about the special qualities of specific wines as well as the grapes and techniques that go into creating them. Vintners and principals from a variety of handpicked estates will lead the exciting range of tastings to follow. In between tastings, relax in the Vin Divino "Chill Lounge" to refresh and revive your palate with small bites and sample a range of wines from Fine Wine Importer Vin Divino, featuring Nino Franco, Cusumano, Casa Silva, Puiatti, and Peter Zemmer. Wine Spectator Senior Editor Bruce Sanderson will introduce this session.

            Seminar Series B includes: 

             

            • The Jaboulet House Showcasing its Jewels of the Northern Rhône


              Founded in 1834, the Maison Paul Jaboulet Aîné has continued as a family business with descendents of the house following one after another to govern over the destiny of a unique and demanding vineyard. The wines of the domain are born of a land that nature destined for the growing of the vine and all benefit from a unique savoir faire in the vineyard technique, in vinification and in aging. The ranking of Hermitage “La Chapelle 1961” among the ten finest wines of the last century confirms the success of Jaboulet, as tasters will learn firsthand today.

            Featured Wines:

              • Paul Jaboulet Aîné Crozes-Hermitage « La Mule Blanche » 2006
              • Paul Jaboulet Aîné Hermitage « Chevalier de Stérimberg » 2006
              • Paul Jaboulet Aîné Crozes-Hermitage « Domaine de Thalabert » 2006
              • Paul Jaboulet Aîné Crozes-Hermitage « Domaine de Roure » 2006
              • Paul Jaboulet Aîné Hermitage « La Petite Chapelle » 2006
              • Paul Jaboulet Aîné Hermitage « La Chapelle » 2005
              • Paul Jaboulet Aîné Hermitage « La Chapelle » 1991

             

            • Tuscany: The Legendary Wines and Modern Classics in the Making

            You know them and love them – the legendary, awe-inspiring wines that have the power to captivate your senses and transport you to the rolling hillsides of Tuscany at first sip. Chianti Classico, Brunello di Montalcino, Vino Nobile di Montepuliciano. These are the classics that have virtually defined great Tuscan wine. But there’s more to discover. Explore a new generation of modern classics-in-the-making from Tuscany’s west coast: Morellino di Scanscano, Bolgheri, Sant Antimo and Maremma are among the pioneering regions you ought to add to your wine lexicon. Laura DePasquale of Palm Bay Imports, will take you on a breathtaking vinous tour of some of the finest examples from these dynamic appellations, both established and ground-breaking. The experience is sure to redefine your view of Tuscan classics.

            Featured Wines:

              • 2006 Teruzzi & Puthod "Terre di tufi" Toscana IGT
              • 2006 Fonterutoli "Poggio alla Badiola" Toscana IGT
              • 2004 Belguardo “Bronzone” Morellino di Scansano DOCG
              • 2003 Rocca delle Macie “Ser Gioveto” Toscana IGT
              • 2001 Castello di Fonterutoli Chianti Classico DOCG
              • 2003 Col d’Orcia Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
              • 2005 Poliziano "Asinone" Vino Nobile di Montepulciano DOCG
              • 2003 Fonterutoli “Siepi” Toscana IGT

             

            • Marques de Riscal: Historic Rioja Tasting

            Marqués de Riscal, the oldest of the Rioja houses founded in 1860, sends José Luis Muguiro Aznar (family owner) to guide us on a journey that will demystify Spain's lovely Rioja. The secrets of Rioja will be revealed as you taste through the historical vintages of Marqués de Riscal wines taking you back into the last century for a once in a lifetime event.

            Featured Wines: 

            • Marqués de Riscal Rueda “Limousin” 2007
            • Marqués de Riscal Rioja Reserva 2004
            • Marqués de Riscal Rioja “Baron de Chirel” 2004
            • Marqués de Riscal Rioja “Frank Gehry Selection” 2005
            • Marqués de Riscal Rioja Gran Reserva “150 Anniversary” 2001
            • Marqués de Riscal Rioja Reserva 1964

             

            • Dolce: The Pursuit of Perfection in the Art of Late Harvest Winemaking

            Dolce is the only American winery dedicated to producing a single late harvest wine. With a classic blend of late harvest, Botrytisized Semillon and Sauvignon Blanc, Dolce has brought forth a wine in every vintage since 1989, yet in small, unpredictable quantities, witness to the incredible difficulties presented every year in the effort to make Dolce. It can be created only when just the right elements of nature, science, craftsmanship – and a little luck – come together. The resulting wine is a triumph over adversity. Join Dolce winemaker and President Greg Allen, and partner Larry Maguire for a tasting of six select vintages, from 1994- 2005, of this wine of singular dedication and focus. 

            Featured Wines:  

            • 1994 Dolce, Napa Valley
            • 1998 Dolce, Napa Valley
            • 2000 Dolce, Napa Valley
            • 2001 Dolce, Napa Valley
            • 2003 Dolce, Napa Valley
            • 2005 Dolce, Napa Valley

             

              Sponsors

              • Classico
              • Evian Natural Spring Water
              • Florida International University
              • Riedel
              • Roth Käse
              • Southern Wine & Spirits of South Florida
              • Vin Divino, Ltd.
              • Wine Spectator

              Date & Time: February 21, 2009 | 02:30 PM - 03:30 PM
              Price: $$60
              Location: Poinciana Ballroom Room 2, Loews Miami Beach Hotel, 1601 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach

              Everything Latin is Hot! Join Tony Abou-Ganim, the Modern Mixologist, as he takes you on a wonderful journey into Latino Libations. Learn how to make Cuban Mojitos & Daiquiris and mix Peru’s famous Pisco Sours. Muddle a traditional Brazilian Caipirinha or Caipirosca & blend up a pitcher of fresh seasonal Batidas. Even learn to master the number one drink in America, the classic Margarita. So put on some salsa music, slip into your favorite guayabera, and fire up the grill as you will soon be ready to mix up some Latino classics!

              Part of the Bank of America Lifestyle Wine and Spirits Seminars.

              Participating Chefs

              • Tony Abou-Ganim
              • Roberto Santibanez

              Sponsors

              • Acqua Panna
              • Bank of America
              • Loews Miami Beach Hotel
              • San Pellegrino

              Date & Time: February 21, 2009 | 03:30 PM - 04:30 PM
              Price: $$85
              Location: Poinciana Ballroom Room 1, Loews Miami Beach Hotel, 1601 Collins

              Master Sommelier Andrea Immer Robinson and Miami Chef Michelle Bernstein together present their take on global wines and bold cuisine. Bernstein’s renowned Latin-inspired dishes will provide the catalyst for Robinson’s international selections. Learn how strong, spicy flavors pair with different wines and how you can choose a varietal to perfectly accent nuances within the food. It’s a taste adventure that will offer an informative whirlwind tour of wines from around the world.

              Part of the Bank of America Lifestyle Wine and Spirits Seminars.

              Participating Chefs

              • Michelle Bernstein

              Sponsors

              • Acqua Panna
              • Bank of America
              • Delta Airlines
              • Loews Miami Beach Hotel
              • Nestle Waters

              Date & Time: February 21, 2009 | 05:00 PM - 07:00 PM
              Price: $$100
              Location: The Standard Hotel, 40 Island Avenue, Miami Beach

              Complimentary shuttle service will be provided for guests of Sandra Lee's Cocktail Time between the Loews and The Standard hotels from 4:30pm to 7:30pm.

              Heralded as the “popular Princess of presentation” and the “Queen of cocktail time,” Sandra Lee will host a Jose Cuervo-inspired soiree you won’t want to miss! Join Sandra Lee for an upscale poolside party and sip amazing Jose Cuervo margaritas at the ultra chic Standard Hotel as the sun sets. This will be the festival’s ultimate sunset gathering. Food Network Star and best-selling author, Sandra Lee, will be mixing and mingling with party guests. Crisp white accents against the setting sun of Biscayne Bay matched with live “sculpted” servers will give the gathering a luxurious, sensual feel. Sandra selects perfect Jose Cuervo libations to make the evening magical before you head off to dinner. Think of this as the party that sets the tone for an evening of sophisticated fun. Come meet Sandra and enjoy the best of South Beach in all its exciting glory.

              Participating Chefs

              • Sandra Lee
              • Mark Zeitouni

              Sponsors

              • Jose Cuervo
              • Perrier
              • Roth Käse
              • The Standard Hotel

              Date & Time: February 21, 2009 | 05:30 PM -
              Price: $$250
              Location: Paradise Farms, 19801 SW 320th Street, Homestead, FL 33030

              Nothing compares to a meal made from the finest ingredients, and nothing compares to the satisfaction of feasting on local, organic ingredients crafted by chefs who revere the soil and believe in the healthy, healing power of good cooking. Tonight’s meal is about much more than delicious food; it’s about understanding the connection between the individual components of a meal – the fresh produce, the homegrown herbs, the gently harvested legumes and other foods grown in harmony with the earth – and the way in which dedicated chefs choose to highlight their inherent flavors. Eschewing processed seasonings and all corner-cutting conveniences of mass production, the cooks will rely instead on simple preparations that accent the natural flavors of just-picked fruits and vegetables, organic cheeses and healthful grains that together feed both body and soul. Hosted by Michael Schwartz, chef/owner of Michael’s Genuine Food & Drink in Miami, and set outdoors at lovely Paradise Farms, dinner beneath the stars will offer a refreshing change of pace. The dinner also includes a guided tour of the beautiful grounds by Paradise Farms owner and Dinner in Paradise co-founder Gabriele Marewski.

              Confirmed Participants:

              1. Jeremy Fox (Ubuntu, Napa Valley, CA)
              2. Hedy Goldsmith (Michael’s Genuine Food & Drink, Miami, FL)
              3. Michel Nischan (Dressing Room, Westport, CT)
              4. Andrea Reusing (Lantern, Chapel Hill, NC)
              5. Michael Schwartz (Michael’s Genuine Food & Drink, Miami, FL)

              Participating Chefs

              • Jeremy Fox
              • Hedy Goldsmith
              • Andrea Reusing
              • Michael Schwartz

              Sponsors

              • Driscolls
              • Paradise Farms
              • The New York Times

              Date & Time: February 21, 2009 | 07:00 PM - 11:00 PM
              Price: $$550
              Location: Loews Miami Beach Hotel, 1601 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach

              He is America’s most recognized living chef, a man known to millions by his first name alone. And tonight, the Food Network South Beach Wine & Food Festival celebrates his legacy even while anticipating his brilliant and unfolding future. Emeril “Bam” Lagasse was the first television chef to turn the cooking show into an entertainment form. Even folks with no plans to cook up his famous oven-crispy cheese fries recipe or assemble his decadent blazing banana split sundae have tuned in over the years just to witness Emeril’s zest for life, down-to-earth delivery and ever-ready sense of humor. Indicative of his stature among both the eating public – which has turned his 10 restaurants into grand successes – and his peers in the culinary industry, some of the world’s most acclaimed chefs are eagerly stepping forward to prepare a meal in Emeril’s honor. And adding yet another wow factor to this grand evening: none other than Martha Stewart herself – the Festival’s 2007 Lifetime Achievement Award recipient and a dear friend of Emeril – will serve as emcee. Come join the assembled luminaries as they pay tribute to the original Food Network star at the Festival’s host hotel, the Loews Miami Beach with Executive Chef Gordon Maybury. Larry Stone, one of America’s most influential sommeliers, will select the ideal wines to accompany each magnificent course of this very special celebration, which launches with a killer Champagne Nicolas Feuillatte reception masterminded by Nobu Miami Beach Executive Chef Thomas Buckley.

              Reception Chefs:

              1. Thomas Buckley (Nobu Miami Beach, Miami Beach, FL)
              2. Gordon Maybury (Loews Miami Beach Hotel, Miami Beach, FL)

              Dinner Chefs:

              1. Bobby Flay (Boy Meets Grill, New York, NY)
              2. Charlie Trotter (Charlie Trotter’s, Chicago, IL)
              3. Eric Ripert (Le Bernardin, New York, NY)
              4. Mario Batali (OTTO, New York, NY)
              5. Norman Van Aken (NORMAN'S at the Ritz-Carlton, Orlando, Grande Lakes)

              Participating Chefs

              • Mario Batali
              • Bobby Flay
              • Emeril Lagasse
              • Gordon Maybury
              • Eric Ripert
              • Martha Stewart
              • Larry Stone
              • Charlie Trotter
              • Norman Van Aken

              Sponsors

              • Bank of America
              • Chefwear
              • Cigar Aficionado
              • Ebel - The Architects of Time
              • Evian Natural Spring Water
              • Godiva Chocolatier
              • Loews Miami Beach Hotel
              • Riedel
              • The New York Times
              • Wine Spectator

              Date & Time: February 21, 2009 | 07:00 PM - 11:00 PM
              Price: $$250
              Location: Setai, 2001 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach

              Be transported to the land of the Taj Mahal as you embrace all the mysteries and beauty of India in one exceptional meal. Bestselling cookbook author Madhur Jaffrey will make all in attendance feel like royalty when she unveils cuisine befitting a maharaja. A feast in the hands of one of the genre’s most recognized chefs, tonight’s repast will burst with authentic flavors and showcase traditional cooking techniques by Madhur and chefs Floyd Cardoz, Suvir Saran, Adish Jain and Setai Executive Chef Jonathan Wright. The tantalizing multiple courses will transcend the ordinary and introduce you to a level of unequaled sophistication and taste. And leave it to Madhur’s fellow countrywoman, Master Sommelier Alpana Singh, to select wines suited to the complexities of the individual dishes. Alpana will share the secrets of pairing wine with the strong tastes of Indian fare and offer background on some Indian spices that can make wine selection tricky at times. Together, these lovely, talented ladies will offer the best of India.

              Participating Chefs

              • Floyd Cardoz
              • Madhur Jaffrey
              • Adish Jain
              • Suvir Saran
              • Jonathan Wright

              Sponsors

              • Allen Brothers
              • Setai
              • The New York Times

              Date & Time: February 21, 2009 | 07:00 PM - 10:00 PM
              Price: $$600
              Location: Wolfsonian Museum, 1001 Washington Avenue, Miami Beach

              The creative worlds of gastronomy, wine and the visual arts come together in one magnificent evening when The Wolfsonian-FIU museum hosts a gala dinner built around an exhibition of original paintings commissioned for Mouton Rothschild wine labels. Baroness Philippine de Rothschild, owner of the famed house begun by her great-great grandfather, will be present for this official Miami Beach opening of the exhibit and will discuss how the tradition began and artists are selected. Guests will have the chance to feast their eyes on more than 60 works on display in the museum’s galleries – representing such giants as Jean Cocteau, Salvador Dali, Joan Miro, Marc Chagall, Pablo Picasso, Robert Motherwell, Andy Warhol, Keith Hering, Francis Bacon and Rufino Tamayo, among others – and can follow their self-guided tour with a second feast, this one crafted by world-renowned chef Daniel Boulud. His spectacular meal will be paired with a special selection of the finest wines from Château Mouton Rothschild. A wine auction featuring large-format bottles of Mouton from a variety of vintages and conducted by Jamie Ritchie, Senior Vice President of Sotheby’s Inc., will follow dinner. The exhibition will continue through March 8. The Wolfsonian–Florida International University is a museum and research center that explores the persuasive power of art and design and relies on 20th century artifacts to tell the story of social, historical, and technological changes that have transformed our world. For information about museum hours and admissions fees, go to www.wolfsonian.org.

              Participating Chefs

              • Daniel Boulud

              Sponsors

              • Florida International University
              • Southern Wine & Spirits of South Florida
              • The New York Times
              • Wolfsonian

              Date & Time: February 21, 2009 | 07:30 PM - 11:00 PM
              Price: $$250
              Location: Mandarin Oriental, 500 Brickell Key Drive, Miami

              Escape to heaven on earth, if only for one night! The spirit and flavors of the Caribbean come alive beachside at the Mandarin Oriental hotel, a true haven of serenity, hospitality and beauty. Tonight, the Festival joyfully recreates the colorful, casual vibe of island living with an outdoor party on the Mandarin Oriental’s private beach overlooking Biscayne Bay. The festive night will feature a live calypso, reggae and soca band, dancing by lantern light, a bountiful buffet of the most succulent seafood specialties - all perfectly accented by Kim Crawford wines. New Zealand-grown but positively Caribbean in its commitment to fun and enjoyment, Kim Crawford wines have burst on the scene as the ideal accompaniment for any celebration. Chef Clay Conley of Azul at the Mandarin will prepare the island dinner, along with special guest chef barbecue guru Adam Perry Lang taking charge of the grilling and star Chef Douglas Rodriguez on the ceviche bar. Add to all that the rum-based drinks to be specially created by none other than master mixologist Tony Abou-Ganim, and tonight a good time is totally unavoidable!

              Participating Chefs

              • Tony Abou-Ganim
              • Clay Conley
              • Adam Lang
              • Douglas Rodriguez

              Sponsors

              • Evian Natural Spring Water
              • Kim Crawford Wines
              • Mandarin Oriental
              • Plugrá
              • The New York Times

              Date & Time: February 21, 2009 | 10:00 AM - 01:35 PM
              Price: $$200
              Location: Miami Beach Convention Center, 1901 Convention Center Drive, Miami Beach

              The Festival invites those who seek a serious education in the finer things in life, whether novices or aficionados, to its teaching tastings. The Festival will offer the following all-inclusive package of wine seminars that brings together experts ready to share their unique knowledge and offer guests a comprehensive view of today's vin scene. Learn about the special qualities of specific wines as well as the grapes and techniques that go into creating them. Vintners and principals from a variety of handpicked estates will lead the exciting range of tastings to follow. In between tastings, relax in the Vin Divino "Chill Lounge" to refresh and revive your palate with small bites and sample a range of wines from Fine Wine Importer Vin Divino, featuring Nino Franco, Cusumano, Casa Silva, Puiatti, and Peter Zemmer. Wine Spectator Executive Editor Thomas Matthews will introduce this session.

              Seminar Series A includes:

               

              • Champagne Perrier-Jouët: A Bouquet of Fleurs

                Spring time is about flowers, "fleurs" as they say in French. Experience a journey through Champagne Perrier-Jouët's iconic prestige cuvee - Fleur de Champagne with a exceptional tasting. Since 1811, the House of Perrier-Jouët has been cultivating harvests from their Grand Cru vineyards and producing extraordinary blends of their renowned champagnes. 

                Agnes Laplanche-Jones, of the House of Perrier-Jouët , will take you through a vertical of Fleur de Champagne and will make you discover the delicate and elegant Chardonnay style of Perrier-Jouët through different vintages of he 1990's, and early 21st century. Agnes will take you through the effects of terrior using several fine vintages as the perfect expressions of the House style of Perrier-Jouët.
                The tasting will conclude with a special tasting of the Fleur de Champagne Rose 2002 and the new release of the Fleur de Champagne Brut 2000. This tasting is not to be missed as the Fleurs will be in full blossom like the anemones which adorn the bottles.

              Featured Champagnes:

                • Perrier-Jouët Fleur de Champagne Brut 1995
                • Perrier-Jouët Fleur de Champagne Brut 1996
                • Perrier-Jouët Fleur de Champagne Brut 1998
                • Perrier-Jouët Fleur de Champagne Brut 1999
                • Perrier-Jouët Fleur de Champagne Brut 2000
                • Perrier-Jouët Fleur de Champagne Rose 2002

                

              • Grupo Barón de Ley: The many faces of Tempranillo

                The origins of the Barón de Ley group go back to 1970, with the first vintage of El Coto de Rioja. At that time a new Spain was slowly emerging, and an unprecedented cycle of growth and dynamism permeated all layers of Spanish society. In a very short time El Coto de Rioja, under the brands El Coto and Coto de Imaz, gained a substantial share of the Spanish Rioja market (the only region where quality wines were a reality at the time). The success of El Coto, which grew substantially through this period both domestically and abroad, was followed in 1985 by the foundation of a new, smaller winery, Barón de Ley, in the tradition of the French chateau model. The search for excellence was later followed by Finca Museum, a new addition in one of the smallest and less-known wine appellations in Spain: Cigales. The group, which already aimed at a more modern concept of Rioja wines, has kept evolving through the years, keeping an eye on new trends and vinification techniques while preserving the identity of its Riojan roots. Discover the best Spain has to offer through this fine selection of wines from all the Grupo Barón de Ley wineries.

              Featured Wines:

                • El Coto Rosado 2007
                • El Coto Crianza 2005
                • Museum Crianza 2003
                • El Coto de Imaz Reserva 2004
                • Baron de Ley Gran Reserva 1998
                • Museum Real 2003
                • Baron de Ley Finca Monasterio 2005

               

              • Vertical Tasting of Rudd Oakville Estate, 2001 to 2006

                Join us to taste side by side six outstanding vintages of the Rudd Vineyards Flagship wine, Rudd Oakville Estate. This 2001 to 2006 vertical will show the consistency of Oakville’s Eastern BenchLand, and the uniqueness of each vintage.

                Featured wines: 
                • Rudd Oakville Estate 2001 
                • Rudd Oakville Estate 2002 
                • Rudd Oakville Estate 2003 
                • Rudd Oakville Estate 2004 
                • Rudd Oakville Estate 2005 
                • Rudd Oakville Estate 2006

               

              • Torres - Taste Spain: Selections from Spain's Top Wine Regions

                Miguel Torres Jr., 5th generation representing the Torres family winery, will discuss the revolution in Spain to top quality wine and his family's expansion into the leading wine regions in Spain.

                The tasting will include:
                • Torres Ibéricos 2006 
                • Torres Celeste 2005
                • Torres Salmos 2006
                • Torres Mas La Plana 1994
                • Torres Mas La Plana 1997
                • Torres Mas La Plana 2003  

                Sponsors

                • Classico
                • Evian Natural Spring Water
                • Florida International University
                • Riedel
                • Roth Käse
                • Southern Wine & Spirits of South Florida
                • Vin Divino, Ltd.
                • Wine Spectator

                Date & Time: February 21, 2009 | 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
                Price: $$20
                Location: Jungle Island, 1111 Parrot Jungle Trail

                Enjoy an entire day with the family at South Beach Diet presents Fun and Fit as a Family featuring Kellogg’s Kidz Kitchen, which makes a move from the beach to Jungle Island. The two-day long mini-festival teaches kids and their parents how to make healthful choices and, on a broader level, help them to fight childhood obesity and the many health problems it causes. Families will learn healthier ways to cook and eat as well as fun ways to get the exercise they need. Set in beautiful, tropical Jungle Island, the weekend features some of Food Network’s biggest stars as they demonstrate easy, make-it-yourself recipes for the kids and offer simple suggestions to parents for improving the nutritional profile of family meals. Educational exhibits, giveaways of healthful snacks, obstacle courses with cool prizes and exercise classes for parents and kids alike will add up to a fun and educational experience.

                 

                Kellogg's Kidz Kitchen (Saturday)

                It’s never too early to learn the art and science of cooking. And leave it to Food Network to make the experience a fun one for kids. A group of exuberant celebrity chefs and culinary personalities who all credit Mom for piquing their culinary interests aim to do the same for your child. Kellogg’s Kidz Kitchen which debuted in 2006 will give youngsters the opportunity to take part in the Food NEtworkSouth Beach Wine & Food Festival in their own little way. The biggest pay-off of all: Parents just might wind up with a little extra help in the kitchen. The following culinary personalities will each host a Kellogg's Kidz Kitchen culinary demonstration on Saturday, February 21.

                Robin Miller

                Rachael Ray Tyler Florence
                11:00 a.m. 1:00 p.m. 3:00 p.m.

                Please note that the Kellogg’s Kidz Kitchen culinary demonstrations will be seated on a first come first serve basis and talent dates and times of appearances are yet to be determined.

                Participating Chefs

                • Michelle Bernstein
                • Rocco DiSpirito
                • Jonathan Eismann
                • Tyler Florence
                • Robin Miller
                • Rachael Ray

                Sponsors

                • Alaska Seafood
                • Aquapod
                • Barilla
                • Best Buy
                • Big Brothers Big Sisters
                • Blue Cross Blue Shield of South Florida
                • Cabot
                • Comcast
                • Common Threads
                • Delta Airlines
                • Equinox
                • FLIPANY
                • Florida International University
                • Food Network
                • Healthy Kids Challenge
                • Hungry-Girl
                • Jungle Island
                • Kellogg's
                • Kidokinetics
                • Kids Hip To Be Fit
                • KitchenAid
                • Miami Children's Hospital
                • Miami Dade County Tourist Development Co
                • Miami-Dade PTA
                • Mission
                • Momsmiami.com
                • Natura Water
                • Operation Frontline
                • Panda Kitchen
                • Pashas
                • Popchips
                • SOBeFiT Magazine
                • South Beach Diet
                • Subway
                • Sysco
                • The Miami Herald
                • Whole Foods Market
                • WSVN7

                Date & Time: February 21, 2009 | 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
                Price: $$100
                Location: Poinciana Ballroom Room 1, Loews Miami Beach Hotel, 1601 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach

                America’s love affair with sushi continues to grow and, when dining on the delicacies, the question that inevitably comes up is “What shall we drink?” Well, wonder no more. Chef Thomas Buckley will prepare recipes designed by the master himself, Chef Nobu, as described in Nobu Miami: The Party Cookbook, and Master Sommelier Alpana Singh will select the right wines and sakes to accent them. On the menu: the freshest crudo, sushi and sashimi, as well as ceviche. This will be as much a learning opportunity as a chance to indulge your love of sushi!

                Part of the Bank of America Lifestyle Wine and Spirits Seminars.

                  Sponsors

                  • Acqua Panna
                  • Bank of America
                  • Loews Miami Beach Hotel
                  • Nestle Waters

                  Date & Time: February 21, 2009 | 11:00 AM - 01:00 PM
                  Price: $$175
                  Location: Delano, 1685 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach

                  An icon of style and grace, Audrey Hepburn adored breakfast at Tiffany's in New York - but only because Dolce Brunch, pairing America's most prestigious late harvest wine with Tiffany's and held on South Beach, did not yet exist! On this lovely morning, elegance reigns supreme under the watchful eye of hostess Katie Lee Joel (cookbook author and wife of Billy, who can attest to her impeccable hospitality skills). Set in the chic dining room of the fashionable and ultra-cool Delano Hotel, this tres-chic gathering is all about turning the ordinary into something very special. And in the hands of rapidly rising Food Network star chef Anne Burrell - the spiky-haired blonde who for years assisted an Iron Chef but now has her own show - the dishes will shine with the infusion of unusual ingredients and unique preparations. The food on your plate will mirror the stylish surroundings and call for nothing short of pairing with the perfect wine: Dolce, known as "Liquid Gold from Napa Valley," the product of Mother Nature and craftsmanship that together define luxury. Even Audrey would be impressed!

                  Participating Chefs

                  • Anne Burrell
                  • Katie Lee Joel

                  Sponsors

                  • Delano
                  • Dolce Wine
                  • Evian Natural Spring Water
                  • Tiffany & Co.
                  • Vive Magazine

                  Date & Time: February 21, 2009 | 11:00 AM - 01:00 PM
                  Price: $$212.50
                  Location: 13th Street and Ocean Drive, Miami Beach

                  Light in spirit and heavy on flavor, the Whole Foods Market Grand Tasting Village features it all: the tastes, the superstar chefs and the fun. Here’s a perfect chance to strap on a favorite pair of sandals, adjust your attitude to “laid back” mode and take a leisurely stroll through a diverse, global community of renowned wine and spirits purveyors, acclaimed restaurateurs and caterers, highly regarded confectioners and others, all ready to entertain you. Beneath crisp white tents, with the soft white sand of South Beach as your “red” carpet, you will be greeted warmly at the Delta Welcome Center, where your Waterford wine glass and gift bag await. From there it’s on to non-stop feasting and imbibing with stops along the way to enjoy diversions such as culinary demonstrations featuring Food Network chefs strutting their stuff before rapt audiences.

                  Culinary and Lifestyle Seminars (11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.)
                  You’ve watched them on TV, taken inspiration from their advice and faithfully followed the recipes in their cookbooks. Now see your culinary idols in person! More than a dozen Culinary and Lifestyle Seminars offered by Food Network hosts and chefs along with other expert speakers will take center stage. There they will demonstrate techniques, reveal kitchen secrets and answer questions as they prepare some of their favorite dishes. Afterward, don’t miss the chance to exchange a few personal words with your culinary hero when you purchase a book for signing.

                  American Express Grand Tasting (1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.)
                  It’s the Olympic Games of gastronomy! The American Express Grand Tasting will have you sprinting in sheer anticipation from one delicious experience to the next. This food marathon will offer the chance to sample dozens of signature dishes from some of South Florida’s finest restaurants, each offering the perfect-size dish to go with the international wines and spirits as well as refreshing spring waters and other beverages on hand for your tasting pleasure. Revel in freshly grilled meats, succulent seafood, exotic ethnic fare and vegetarian delights. Then enjoy a brief lesson or two from representatives of the internationally renowned wineries and spirits producers standing by to pour you a sample. Finally, head toward the “finish line” with chocolate truffles, rich cakes, frozen treats and more.

                   

                  Martha Stewart Rick Bayless Rocco Dispirito
                  11:00am - 11:45am 11:15am - 12:00pm 11:30am - 12:15pm
                  Stage "A" Stage "B" Stage "C"
                       
                  The Neelys Cat Cora Masaharu Morimoto
                  12:15pm - 1:00pm 12:45pm - 1:30pm 1:15pm - 2:00pm
                  Stage "A" Stage "B" Stage "C"
                       
                  Emeril Lagasse Sunny Anderson Tom Collichio
                  1:30pm - 2:15pm 2:15pm - 3:00pm 3:00pm - 3:45pm
                  Stage "A" Stage "B" Stage "C"
                       
                  Ingrid Hoffmann Katie Lee Joel Michael Symon
                  2:45pm - 3:30pm 3:45pm - 4:30pm 4:45pm - 5:30pm
                  Stage "A" Stage "B" Stage "C"
                       
                   
                  Rachael Ray Robin Miller  
                  4:00pm - 4:45pm 5:15pm - 6:00pm  
                  Stage "A" Stage "B"  
                       
                     
                  Guy Fieri    
                  5:30pm - 6:15pm    
                  Stage "A"    
                       

                   

                  Who's Pouring
                   

                  Bernardus Winery
                  Blend Wine & Spirits Imports, LLC
                  Cabana Cachaça
                  Castle Brands Inc.
                  Castries Peanut Rum Crème
                  Classic Marketing
                  Cosentino Signature Wines
                  Cruzan Rum
                  Dana Wine & Spirits Importers
                  Danny DeVito's Premium Limoncello
                  Delicato Family Vineyards
                  Diageo Chateau & Estates
                  Domaine de Canton
                  Dorado, Pizzorni and Sons
                  Espíritu de Chile
                  Evian Natural Spring Water
                  Ferrari-Carano Vineyards & Winery
                  Foster's Wine Estates
                  Francis Ford Coppola Presents
                  Frederick Wildman and Sons, Ltd.
                  Freixenet USA
                  Golden Kaan USA
                  Graffigna Bodegas y Viñedos
                  Grgich Hills Estates
                  Heaven Hill Distilleries
                  Heron Hill Winery
                  Icon Estates
                  Ketel One®
                  Lion Nathan USA
                  Lucid Absinthe Supérieure
                  Mionetto Prosecco Wines
                  Moët Hennessy USA
                  Moleca Cachaça
                  Mouton Cadet
                  Napa Ridge Winery
                  Nestle Waters North America
                  NUVO®
                  Palm Bay International Importers
                  Pasternak Wine Imports
                  Robert Mondavi Wines
                  Ron Atlantico
                  Ron Zacapa
                  Rubicon Estate
                  Sagatiba Pura Cachaça
                  Sauza Tequila
                  Shaw-Ross International Importers
                  Sidney Frank Importing Co., Inc.
                  Skyy Spirits
                  Sobieski Vodka
                  Sonnema VodkaHerb
                  Starlite Vineyards
                  St-Germain, Délice de Sureau
                  Terlato Wines International
                  Trefethen Family Vineyards
                  Trinchero Family Estates
                  TY KU
                  V Georgio Spirits Co.
                  VeeV Açaí Spirit
                  Vin Divino
                  VineOne
                  Vizcaya VXOP Rum
                  Volvic Natural Spring Water
                  Whitley Neill London Dry Gin
                  Wonderful Ethnic Imports
                  ZYR Russian Vodka

                   

                  Participating Restaurants
                   

                  Abokado
                  Alta Cocina
                  Andú Restaurant & Lounge
                  Angelo & Maxie’s
                  Anokha Indian Restaurant – Chef Bhavesh Patel
                  Badrutt’s Place
                  Bistro One LR
                  Brandywine Bay Restaurant – Chef Davide Pugliese
                  Bullfrog Eatz
                  Café at Books & Books
                  Casa Juancho
                  Cita’s Italian Chophouse
                  Club Nikki
                  Da Vittorio – Chef Fabian Basabe
                  DeVito South Beach – Chef Mario Silvestri
                  Enso
                  Essensia at The Palms Hotel & Spa
                  Exquisite Catering by Robert – Chef Robert Egert
                  Fratelli La Bufala
                  Fare to Remember Creative Catering
                  Ghirardelli Ice Cream & Chocolate Shop
                  Gia Italian Kitchen and Wine Bar
                  Giardino Gourmet Salads
                  GiGi’s Asian Bistro & Dumpling Bar – Chef Junnajet Hurapan
                  Giorgios Grill
                  Hed Kandi
                  Hy Vong Vietnamese Cuisine – Chef Tung Hquyen
                  Ian's Tropical Grill
                  Indigo Restaurant & Bar at the InterContinental Miami Hotel
                  Joey’s
                  Larios on the Beach
                  LUMA on Park – Chef Brandon McGlamery
                  Miami Paella’s
                  Miss Yip Chinese Cafe
                  Nikki Beach Miami
                  Nordstrom Café Bistro
                  Oriente at Costa d’Este – Chef David Rodriguez
                  Ortanique on the Mile – Chef Cindy Hutson
                  Parkland Chef Catering – Chef Keith Blauschild
                  Rosa Mexicano
                  speakeasy
                  Taverna Opa
                  The Daily Creative Food Co.
                  The Grill on the Alley Aventura – Chef John Sola
                  The restaurant at Le Meridien – Chef Thomas Rhyneer
                  The Water Works Restaurant & Lounge
                  Tiramesu
                  Town Kitchen & Bar – Chef Michael Altman
                  Vix Restaurant at Hotel Victor
                  Waterfront Grille
                  Waxy O’Connor’s Irish Bar & Restaurant

                   

                  Exhibitors  
                  ABC Fine Wine & Spirits  www.abcfws.com
                  Alili www.alilimorocco.com
                  Arla Foods USA www.arlafoodsusa.com
                  Clean Seas USA www.cleanseas.com.au
                  Conservera Gallega www.conserveragallega.com
                  Cooking with Georgia & Dez www.georgiasrealfood.com
                  David Barton Gym www.DavidBartonGym.com
                  Del Grosso Foods, Inc www.delgrossos.com
                  Etruria Italian Organic Gourmet Food & Gourmet Sardinia www.etruriagourmet.com
                  Explorer's Bounty www.explorersbounty.com
                  Florida Alligator www.Fl-Seafood.com
                  Food Should Taste Good www.foodshouldtastegood.com
                  Harry Bakes www.harrybakes.com
                  Jennifer's Homemade www.jennifershomemade.com
                  Kerrygold Cheeses www.kerrygold.com/usa
                  Kibby Foods www.kibbyfoods.com
                  LIQ www.LIQresponsibly.com
                  Moroccan Biscotti Gourmet Treats www.moroccanbiscotti.com
                  The Cayman Islands www.caymanislands.ky
                  Tonnino Tuna www.tonninotuna.com
                  Wine Line www.wineline1.com

                  Participating Chefs

                  • Michael Altman
                  • Fabian Basabe
                  • Keith Blauschild
                  • Hendrick Cornelissin
                  • Tony DeRienzo
                  • Robert Egert
                  • Darryl Harmon
                  • Junnajet Hurrapan
                  • Cindy Hutson
                  • Gary Lampner
                  • Bhavesh Patel
                  • Davide Piana
                  • Davide Pugliese
                  • David Rodriguez
                  • Mario Silvestri
                  • John Sola

                  Sponsors

                  • American Express
                  • Amstel Light
                  • Barilla
                  • Bialetti
                  • Bizkaia
                  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of South Florida
                  • Cadillac
                  • Centerplate
                  • Chefwear
                  • City of Miami Beach
                  • Classico
                  • Coca Cola North America
                  • Cruzan Rum
                  • Delta Airlines
                  • Diageo Chateau & Estate Wines
                  • Emmi (USA)
                  • Evian Natural Spring Water
                  • FedEx
                  • Florida International University
                  • Food & Wine
                  • Food Network
                  • Golden Peak
                  • Greater Miami Convention and Visitors Bu
                  • H.J. Heinz
                  • Ketel One Vodka
                  • KitchenAid
                  • Metrosigns, Inc.
                  • Moet Hennessy USA
                  • Montreal Festival
                  • Palm Bay International
                  • Panache Party Rentals
                  • Perrier
                  • Plugrá
                  • Riedel
                  • Robert Mondavi Winery
                  • Roth Käse
                  • Saborea Puerto Rico
                  • Sagatiba USA Corp.
                  • Sargento
                  • Sauza
                  • SOBeFiT Magazine
                  • Southern Wine & Spirits of South Florida
                  • Sysco
                  • Tourist Office of Spain
                  • Vin Divino, Ltd.
                  • Viva Paper Towels
                  • Waterford
                  • Whole Foods Market
                  • William Morris Agency
                  • Wine Spectator
                  • Wines From Spain

                  Date & Time: February 21, 2009 | 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
                  Price: $$35
                  Location: Jungle Island, 1111 Parrot Jungle Trail

                  This event is for adults and not appropriate for anyone under the age of 18. 

                  If pizza, hot dogs and chicken nuggets sum up your picky eater’s food repertoire, then this educational symposium designed to give your child a nutritional head start in life is for you. New York Times wellness columnist Tara Parker-Pope will host an all-star panel that includes Rachael Ray, founder of the nonprofit Yum-O!; Dr. Arthur Agatston, cardiologist and founder of the South Beach Diet; Jessica Seinfeld, founder and president of the nonprofit Baby Buggy and Tom Colicchio, head judge on Top Chef, founder of Craft restaurants and father.

                  At every turn, it seems, parents are at a disadvantage when it comes to feeding their children well. Our modern lifestyles leave us pressed for time and overscheduled, which too often leads to less-than-great choices at mealtimes.

                  Beyond Chicken Nuggets: How to Raise a Healthy Eater aims to put an end to our fast food fixation and over reliance on highly processed grocery store finds. This stellar lineup of experts will discuss real-world solutions in the context of how families live today. Get great advice and learn simple strategies that can put an end to food battles and expand menu options. Find out how to make better choices and greatly change how your family eats – all with minimal fuss and maximum benefits.

                  The discussion will be followed by an audience question-and-answer session, and ticket holders are invited to enjoy Fun and Fit as a Family at Jungle Island for the remainder of the day.

                  Participating Chefs

                  • Tom Colicchio
                  • Rachael Ray

                  Sponsors

                  • American Express
                  • Amstel Light
                  • Barilla
                  • Bialetti
                  • Bizkaia
                  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of South Florida
                  • Cadillac
                  • Centerplate
                  • Chefwear
                  • City of Miami Beach
                  • Classico
                  • Coca Cola North America
                  • Cruzan Rum
                  • Delta Airlines
                  • Diageo Chateau & Estate Wines
                  • Emmi (USA)
                  • Evian Natural Spring Water
                  • FedEx
                  • Florida International University
                  • Food & Wine
                  • Food Network
                  • Golden Peak
                  • Greater Miami Convention and Visitors Bu
                  • H.J. Heinz
                  • Ketel One Vodka
                  • KitchenAid
                  • Metrosigns, Inc.
                  • Moet Hennessy USA
                  • Montreal Festival
                  • Palm Bay International
                  • Panache Party Rentals
                  • Perrier
                  • Plugrá
                  • Riedel
                  • Robert Mondavi Winery
                  • Roth Käse
                  • Saborea Puerto Rico
                  • Sagatiba USA Corp.
                  • Sargento
                  • Sauza
                  • SOBeFiT Magazine
                  • Southern Wine & Spirits of South Florida
                  • Sysco
                  • Tourist Office of Spain
                  • Vin Divino, Ltd.
                  • Viva Paper Towels
                  • Waterford
                  • Whole Foods Market
                  • William Morris Agency
                  • Wine Spectator
                  • Wines From Spain

                    Date & Time: February 21, 2009 | 11:00 PM - 02:00 AM
                    Price: $$75
                    Location: Paris Theatre, 550 Washington Avenue, Miami Beach

                    Miami nights couldn’t get any hotter than at the Patrón Soiree, aka Cold Fusion, the coolest party of the weekend. The event pits hot vs. cold, spicy vs. cool, and fire vs. ice via a custom cocktail list featuring Patrón Tequila, Pyrat Rum and Ultimat Vodka; hors d’oeuvres by Chris Santos of NYC’s Stanton Social; and scintillating beats laid down by world-class spin-tologist, DJ Irie. Think margarita snocones, spiked Italian ice made with liquid nitrogen, ice-cold hot chocolate and much, much more. The debate is in your hands. What are you, a little devil or a cool customer? Sip, savor and sway your way to the answer.

                    Perfection is debatable. Missing this party is not.

                      Sponsors

                      • City of Miami Beach
                      • Patron Tequila

                      Date & Time: February 21, 2009 | 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
                      Price: $$85
                      Location: Poinciana Ballroom Room 2, Loews Miami Beach Hotel, 1601 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach

                      Savor wine & cheese in an entirely new way at this delicious homage to fromage. Featuring an inspired selection of cheese-filled dishes from John Cuevas, executive chef at The Loft at Montage Laguna Beach, along with the wines that love them, courtesy of Best Cellars' award-winning wine director, Joshua Wesson, this tasting promises pleasures beyond the slicing!

                      Part of the Bank of America Lifestyle Wine and Spirits Seminars.

                      Participating Chefs

                      • John Cuevas
                      • Josh Wesson

                      Sponsors

                      • Acqua Panna
                      • Bank of America
                      • Loews Miami Beach Hotel
                      • Nestle Waters

                      Date & Time: February 21, 2009 | 12:00 PM - 02:30 PM
                      Price: $$150
                      Location: Country Club Ballroom at Biltmore, 1200 Anastasia Avenue, Coral Gables

                      It’s all hands on deck for this do-it-yourself spread with a twist: a bona fide celebrity will walk you through each phase of preparation and cooking and then sit down with you to enjoy the finished meal. Bursting onto the national culinary scene in 2006 as the winner of the Next Food Network Star, Guy Fieri has both the personality and the kitchen skills to dazzle all in attendance this afternoon. An overnight sensation whose exuberance will more than fill the room, Guy will demonstrate a few of his favorite dishes and then meet individually with guests at prep stations to chat about cooking and whatever else may come up. With everyone sharing the load – and the laughs – lunch will be ready in no time! Come ready to roll up your sleeves and then reap the fruits of your labor. Fine wines will complement the various courses of this completely entertaining feast.

                      Participating Chefs

                      • Guy Fieri

                      Sponsors

                      • Acqua Panna
                      • Barilla
                      • Bialetti
                      • Biltmore Hotel
                      • Chefwear
                      • Illy
                      • Nestle Waters
                      • Sam's Club
                      • Viva Paper Towels

                      Date & Time: February 22, 2009 | 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
                      Price: $$85
                      Location: Poinciana Ballroom Room 1, Loews Miami Beach Hotel, 1601 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach

                      Barbecue ranks among everyone’s favorite ways to cook and eat. But when it comes to drinking, we often turn to beer or even soda as a first-choice accompaniment. Let Master Sommelier Alpana Singh demystify pairing wine with grilled meals when she and Chef Howie Kleinberg (from Top Chef, and soon to open his very own barbecue joint) have a meeting of the minds. While Howie offers great backyard-barbecuing tips and discusses the secrets behind the sauce, Alpana will tackle the appropriate styles of wine for accenting the regional variations found in American barbecue. Whether it’s dry-rubbed, hickory smoked, dipped or marinated, pulled or cooked with the tail on, leave it to Alpana and Howie to show you the way.

                      Part of the Bank of America Lifestyle Wine and Spirits Seminars.

                      Participating Chefs

                      • Howie Kleinberg
                      • Alpana Singh

                      Sponsors

                      • Acqua Panna
                      • Bank of America
                      • Loews Miami Beach Hotel
                      • Nestle Waters

                      Date & Time: February 22, 2009 | 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
                      Price: $$200
                      Location: Miami Beach Convention Center, 1901 Convention Center Drive, Miami Beach (Hall A - enter through Washington Ave. and 19th St. entrance)

                      Join us for this special treat led by V. Dalmau Cebrián-Sagarriga, Count of Creixell and President of Marqués de Murrieta, as he offers 6 vintages of iconic Castillo Ygay, including a rare taste of the 1978 vintage from a jeroboam. All wines have been shipped directly from the family cellars in Rioja for this special occasion.

                      Family-owned and operated since it was established in 1852, Marqués de Murrieta maintains a clear dedication to a vision of innovation and respect for tradition. The winery is settled near the southern tip of the Rioja Alta in the middle of the beautiful Ygay Estate, a unique 300 hectare vineyard that guarantees complete control over the grape source and is the key to the quality and style of all Marqués de Murrieta wines. Wine Spectator Senior Editor Bruce Sanderson will introduce this session.

                      Featured Wines:

                      • Marqués de Murrieta Castillo Ygay Gran Reserva Especial 2001
                      • Marqués de Murrieta Castillo Ygay Gran Reserva Especial 2000
                      • Marqués de Murrieta Castillo Ygay Gran Reserva Especial 1994
                      • Marqués de Murrieta Castillo Ygay Gran Reserva Especial 1991
                      • Marqués de Murrieta Castillo Ygay Gran Reserva Especial 1985
                      • Marqués de Murrieta Castillo Ygay Gran Reserva Especial 1978

                        Sponsors

                        • Classico
                        • Evian Natural Spring Water
                        • Florida International University
                        • Riedel
                        • Roth Käse
                        • Southern Wine & Spirits of South Florida
                        • Vin Divino, Ltd.
                        • Wine Spectator

                        Date & Time: February 22, 2009 | 02:30 PM - 03:30 PM
                        Price: $$85
                        Location: Poinciana Ballroom Room 2, Loews Miami Beach Hotel, 1601 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach

                        Sure it’s easy to figure out the best wines to pair with steak and lobster. There’s usually a sommelier not too far away to help you out. But what about the comfort foods you usually eat? Master Sommelier Andrea Robinson will show how to pair wine with dishes such as macaroni and cheese casserole, buttermilk fried chicken, ancho rubbed pork and more! Enjoy everything more when you take refuge in wines that turn any meal into something truly special.

                        Part of the Bank of America Lifestyle Wine and Spirits Seminars.

                          Sponsors

                          • Acqua Panna
                          • Allen Brothers
                          • Bank of America
                          • Loews Miami Beach Hotel
                          • Nestle Waters

                          Date & Time: February 22, 2009 | 03:00 PM - 04:30 PM
                          Price: $$200
                          Location: Miami Beach Convention Center, 1901 Convention Center Drive, Miami Beach (Hall A - enter through Washington Ave. and 19th St. entrance)

                          The Vega Sicilia estate goes back many centuries, but perhaps the most significant date in the history of the property was 1864, when Don Eloy Lecanda, who had inherited the estate from his father, came back from Bordeaux with cuttings of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Malbec. He planted these alongside the local black grape Tinto Fino (which is in fact Tempranillo), and began making wine of vastly superior quality to that of his neighbors’. He used the name Bodegas Lecanda, and it was not until the beginning of the 20th century that new owners, the Herreros brothers, started calling the wine Vega Sicilia. The Herreros instigated a philosophy of “quality at any cost,” and Vega acquired a fame and prestige far in excess of its lowly table wine status. This has remained the guiding principle of the bodega ever since. More than ever, Vega Sicilia justifies its reputation as Spain’s first growth, one of the very greatest red wines in the world. This seminar will feature a vertical tasting of Vega Sicilia signature Unico and will offer a unique opportunity to taste older vintages (1969, 1987, 1994, 1998). Valbueno 5° (2000 and 2004) will also be presented along with a wonderful selection of La Rioja Alta, S.A. wines. Wine Spectator Executive Editor Thomas Matthews will introduce this session.

                          Featured Wines: 

                          • Lagar De Cervera, Albariño 2007
                          • La Rioja Alta, Viña Alberdi, Reserva 2002
                          • La Rioja Alta, Viña Ardanza, Reserva 2000
                          • La Rioja Alta, Gran Reserva 904, 1997
                          • Bodegas Vega Sicilia, Valbuena 5° Ano, Ribera del Duero 2004
                          • Bodegas Vega Sicilia, Valbuena 5° Ano, Ribera del Duero 2000
                          • Bodegas Vega Sicilia, Unico, Ribera del Duero 1998
                          • Bodegas Vega Sicilia, Unico, Ribera del Duero 1994
                          • Bodegas Vega Sicilia, Unico, Ribera del Duero 1987
                          • Bodegas Vega Sicilia, Unico, Ribera del Duero 1969

                            Sponsors

                            • Classico
                            • Evian Natural Spring Water
                            • Florida International University
                            • Riedel
                            • Roth Käse
                            • Southern Wine & Spirits of South Florida
                            • Vin Divino, Ltd.
                            • Wine Spectator

                            Date & Time: February 22, 2009 | 03:30 PM - 04:30 PM
                            Price: $$85
                            Location: Poinciana Ballroom Room 1, Loews Miami Beach Hotel, 1601 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach

                            Godiva – a single word that can set the heart aflutter - conjures visions of the world’s finest chocolates all nestled in their golden boxes and ready for devouring. Now, imagine taking the pleasure one step further with the addition of the perfect wine for sipping. Wine expert Josh Wesson proposes to do just that when he examines wines that will accentuate the flavors of truffles, pralines, ganaches and more. It’s decadence taken to a whole new level!

                            Part of the Bank of America Lifestyle Wine and Spirits Seminars.

                            Participating Chefs

                            • Josh Wesson

                            Sponsors

                            • Acqua Panna
                            • Bank of America
                            • Godiva Chocolatier
                            • Loews Miami Beach Hotel
                            • Nestle Waters

                            Date & Time: February 22, 2009 | 06:30 PM -
                            Price: $$200 for General Admission
                            Location: Paris Theatre, 550 Washington Avenue, Miami Beach

                            The glitz and glamour of Oscar Night® America captures everyone’s imagination. The combination of movie appreciation and red carpet celebrities makes for an evening of pure enchantment and excitement. On behalf of the Miami Beach Film Society, South Beach will turn into Hollywood for one glorious night. The Oscar Night® America party benefiting the Miami Beach Film Society and Cinematheque will be hosted by Food Network’s Bobby Flay and actress Stephanie March during the Food Network South Beach Wine and Food Festival, and will capture the classic appeal of motion pictures. Miami’s only officially sanctioned party will give revelers the chance to view the Academy Awards®, as if they were at the ceremony in person. The party takes places in the graceful venue of Henry Hohauser’s 1930s Paris Theater, a restored movie palace on South Beach. Guests will arrive to the welcome of a real red carpet on which they will stroll into a lobby replete with fabulous Moët & Chandon Imperial from the famous House of Moët & Chandon and all manner of gourmet hors d'oeuvres and a buffet reception. Guests will take their seats in front of large screens featuring the Oscar telecast. Adding a boost of local star power: two-time Emmy award-winning report and anchor of the highest-rated news station in South Florida, the beautiful and charismatic Laurie Jennings, will serve as the evening's master of ceremonies. Hosts Bobby Flay, famed restaurateur, author and TV celebrity chef, and actress Stephanie March, best known for her role on the television series Law & Order: SVU, will be on hand to further the illusion that everyone has truly changed coasts. Sanctioned by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences, the Oscar Night® SoBe-Style follows in the 15-year-old tradition of charity fundraisers built around one of America’s most exciting nights of television viewing.

                            Consider becoming a member of the Miami Beach Film Society and Cinematheque and enjoying not only discounts to Oscar Night® SoBe-Style but other great benefits all year long. Visit www.MBCinema.com for membership details.

                             

                             

                            Benefiting

                             

                            Participating Chefs

                            • Bobby Flay
                            • Stephanie March

                            Sponsors

                            • City of Miami Beach
                            • Columbia Crest
                            • Evian Natural Spring Water
                            • Godiva Chocolatier
                            • Moet & Chandon
                            • Moet Hennessy USA
                            • Panache Party Rentals
                            • The Ritz-Carlton, South Beach
                            • WPLG Channel 10

                            Date & Time: February 22, 2009 | 10:00 AM - 01:35 PM
                            Price: $$200
                            Location: Miami Beach Convention Center, 1901 Convention Center Drive, Miami Beach (Hall A - enter through Washington Ave. and 19th St. entrance)

                            The Festival invites those who seek a serious education in the finer things in life, whether novices or aficionados, to its teaching tastings. The Festival will offer the following all-inclusive package of wine seminars that brings together experts ready to share their unique knowledge and offer guests a comprehensive view of today's vin scene. Learn about the special qualities of specific wines as well as the grapes and techniques that go into creating them. Vintners and principals from a variety of handpicked estates will lead the exciting range of tastings to follow. In between tastings, relax in the Vin Divino "Chill Lounge" to refresh and revive your palate with small bites and sample a range of wines from Fine Wine Importer Vin Divino, featuring Nino Franco, Cusumano, Casa Silva, Puiatti, and Peter Zemmer. Wine Spectator Senior Editor Bruce Sanderson will introduce this session.

                            Seminar Series C includes:

                            • RIOJA ON THE CUTTING EDGE: Discover one of Spain’s most spectacular and advanced winery. 

                            Spain is on the cutting edge of cuisine, architecture, and of wine. Winemaker Elena Adell wll present a seminar on "The New Spain" introducing a portfolio of dynamic Spanish wines from Pernod Ricard USA. She will discuss her winemaking philosophy behind Campo Viejo, celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, as well as the styles of two other distinct estate wines: Ysios Reserva, at the avant-garde of new Riojan wines, and Aura, at the forefront of the Rueda appellation.

                            Featured Wines:

                              • Bodegas Campo Viejo Gran Reserva 2002, Rioja 
                              • Bodegas Campo Viejo Reserva 2004, Rioja 
                              • Bodegas Campo Viejo Crianza 2005, Rioja 
                              • Bodegas Ysios Reserva 2004, Rioja 
                              • Bodegas Aura 2007, Rueda
                            • Stag's Leap Wine Cellars: Exploring The Three-G’s: the Grape, the Ground, and the Guy (or Gal)

                              Warren Winiarski is a renowned figure in American winemaking, thanks in part to the now-famous Paris Tasting of 1976 when his 1973 Stag's Leap Wine Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon bested some of the greatest wines of Bordeaux.  The wines of Stag's Leap Wine Cellars have continued to garner acclaim ever since, guided by an unwavering vision to fashion wines of richness balanced by elegance & restraint.  It's an approach Warren refers to as "an iron fist in a velvet glove."  Warren, who has earned a reputation for meticulous attention to detail in the vineyard and in the cellar, will present insights into the ways in which human choices interact with a vineyard's terroir to influence the character of grapes and wine.  The interplay of vineyard sites, vintages, and winemaking choices, come to life in this tasting of current and library wines from Stag's Leap Wine Cellars Estate vineyards.

                              Featured wines

                              • 2005 Stag's Leap Wine Cellars FAY Estate Cabernet Sauvignon
                              • 2005 Stag's Leap Wine Cellars S.L.V. Estate Cabernet Sauvignon
                              • 2005 Stag's Leap Wine Cellars CASK 23 Estate Cabernet Sauvignon
                              • 1995 Stag's Leap Wine Cellars FAY Estate Cabernet Sauvignon
                              • 1995 Stag's Leap Wine Cellars S.L.V.  Estate Cabernet Sauvignon
                              • 1995 Stag's Leap Wine Cellars CASK 23 Estate Cabernet Sauvignon
                            • Marques de Griñón - French grape varieties in Spain

                              Carlos Falcó, the Marqués de Griñón, shall speak about his pioneering viticultural work with French grape varieties in his Dominio de Valdepusa Estate in the Mountains of Toledo, Spain. He is internationally recognized for introducing Syrah and Petit Verdot to Spain and for his visionary work with Cabernet Sauvignon in Castilla La Mancha. The Dominio de Valdepusa Estate produces some of the most innovative wines in Spain. Thanks to the quality of its wines and for the role that it has played within the world of Spanish viticulture, this estate has been recognised by the Spanish state as the first official “Vino de Pago” of the country and since the 2002 vintage has its own “Denominación de Origen”. Forty two hectares are currently planted with vines, including the original vineyard (14 Ha) of Cabernet Sauvignon (1974). Since 1991, it has been progressively enlarged with Syrah (1991); Petit Verdot (1992) –both pioneers in Spain- and Graciano (2000) using Lyre and Smart-Dyson canopies. The use of these modern trellises advised by Dr. Richard Smart, the famous australian viticulturalist who has been a consultant to the Valdepusa estate since 1992, allows even exposure of bunches and leaves to sunlight and therefore uniform ripening, a key factor in the high quality of all Valdepusa wines.

                              Carlos Falcó also pioneered in 1974 the first drip irrigation system in Europe and, possibly, the world. Carlos Falcó is widely recognised as a spearhead in the modernisation of viticulture and wine making in Spain. He holds an agricultural engineering degree from the University of Louvain in Belgium and also graduated at the University of California (Davis) in 1963-64. He introduced the Syrah and Petit Verdot varieties in Spain, as well as Cabernet Sauvignon in Castilla La Mancha. His internationally renowned Dominio de Valdepusa estate in Toledo has been at the centre of his pioneering techniques with the introduction of drip irrigation (1974), Smart Dyson canopy management (1994), partial root dying (PRD) in 1999 and the use of electronic controls known as dendrometers to monitor water stress in the vines.

                              Featured Wines:
                              • Marques de Griñon, Caliza 2004
                              • Marques de Griñon, Svmma Varietalis 2004
                              • Marques de Griñon, Syrah 2004
                              • Marques de Griñon, Cabernet Sauvignon 2004
                              • Marques de Griñon, Petit Verdot 2004
                              • Marques de Griñon, Emeritvs 2004
                            • Rubicon Estate Terroir Tasting

                              Upgrade your wine skills exponentially during this fascinating and informative session with Master Sommelier Larry Stone. He will explain the importance of geography to wine when he explores the terroir of Rubicon Estate. Through examples of several vintages, he will guide you in recognizing the perceptible underlying influence of the land in the wine’s taste. Rubicon Estate is situated on one of the most distinctive sites in Napa Valley. It was founded as a wine estate by Gustave Niebaum in 1880 and has been farmed organically since its inception, making it an ideal case for the study of terroir.

                              Featured Wines:

                              • Rubicon, Rutherford, Napa Valley, 2005
                              • Rubicon, Rutherford, Napa Valley, 2004
                              • Rubicon, Rutherford, Napa Valley, 2003
                              • Rubicon, Rutherford, Napa Valley, 2000
                              • Rubicon, Rutherford, Napa Valley, 1997
                              • Rubicon, Rutherford, Napa Valley, 1996
                              • Edizione Pennino Zinfandel, Rutherford, Napa Valley 2006
                              • RC Reserve Syrah, Rutherford, Napa Valley, 2004

                              Sponsors

                              • Classico
                              • Evian Natural Spring Water
                              • Florida International University
                              • Riedel
                              • Roth Käse
                              • Southern Wine & Spirits of South Florida
                              • Vin Divino, Ltd.
                              • Wine Spectator

                              Date & Time: February 22, 2009 | 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
                              Price: $$20
                              Location: Jungle Island, 1111 Parrot Jungle Trail

                              Enjoy an entire day with the family at South Beach Diet’s Fun and Fit as a Family featuring Kellogg’s Kidz Kitchen, which makes a move from the beach to Jungle Island. The two-day long mini-festival teaches kids and their parents how to make healthful choices and, on a broader level, help them to fight childhood obesity and the many health problems it causes. Families will learn healthier ways to cook and eat as well as fun ways to get the exercise they need. Set in beautiful, tropical Jungle Island, the weekend features some of Food Network’s biggest stars as they demonstrate easy, make-it-yourself recipes for the kids and offer simple suggestions to parents for improving the nutritional profile of family meals. Educational exhibits, giveaways of healthful snacks, obstacle courses with cool prizes and exercise classes for parents and kids alike will add up to a fun and educational experience.

                               

                              Kellogg's Kidz Kitchen (Sunday)

                              It’s never too early to learn the art and science of cooking. And leave it to Food Network to make the experience a fun one for kids. A group of exuberant celebrity chefs and culinary personalities who all credit Mom for piquing their culinary interests aim to do the same for your child. Kellogg’s Kidz Kitchen which debuted in 2006 will give youngsters the opportunity to take part in the Food NEtworkSouth Beach Wine & Food Festival in their own little way. The biggest pay-off of all: Parents just might wind up with a little extra help in the kitchen. The following culinary personalities will each host a Kellogg's Kidz Kitchen culinary demonstration on Sunday, February 22. 
                               

                              Paula Deen George Duran Guy Fieri
                              11:00 a.m. 1:00 p.m. 3:00 p.m.

                              Please note that the Kellogg’s Kidz Kitchen culinary demonstrations will be seated on a first come first serve basis and talent dates and times of appearances are yet to be determined.

                              Participating Chefs

                              • Paula Deen
                              • George Duran
                              • Guy Fieri
                              • Maggie Jimenez
                              • Allen Susser
                              • Johnny Vinczencz

                              Sponsors

                              • Alaska Seafood
                              • Aquapod
                              • Barilla
                              • Best Buy
                              • Big Brothers Big Sisters
                              • Blue Cross Blue Shield of South Florida
                              • Cabot
                              • Comcast
                              • Common Threads
                              • Delta Airlines
                              • Equinox
                              • FLIPANY
                              • Florida International University
                              • Food Network
                              • Healthy Kids Challenge
                              • Hungry-Girl
                              • Jungle Island
                              • Kellogg's
                              • Kidokinetics
                              • Kids Hip To Be Fit
                              • KitchenAid
                              • Miami Children's Hospital
                              • Miami Dade County Tourist Development Co
                              • Miami-Dade PTA
                              • Mission
                              • Momsmiami.com
                              • Natura Water
                              • Operation Frontline
                              • Panda Kitchen
                              • Pashas
                              • Popchips
                              • SOBeFiT Magazine
                              • South Beach Diet
                              • Subway
                              • Sysco
                              • The Miami Herald
                              • Whole Foods Market
                              • WSVN7

                              Date & Time: February 22, 2009 | 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
                              Price: $$85
                              Location: Poinciana Ballroom Room 1, Loews Miami Beach Hotel

                              Transport yourself to Andalucía while tasting an exciting selection of premium Vinos de Jerez. From Manzanilla to Pedro Ximénez, with some extremely rare and old Sherry in between, learn about the unique winemaking process, the solera system of aging, and the laws of age dating. Experience what makes this wine the perfect companion to food by tasting it with several of Spain's best cheeses. Find out what the Spanish have known for centuries: Vinos de Jerez are wines for any and all occasions!

                              Part of the Bank of America Lifestyle Wine and Spirits Seminars.

                              Participating Chefs

                              • John Cuevas
                              • Steve Olson

                              Sponsors

                              • Acqua Panna
                              • Bank of America
                              • Loews Miami Beach Hotel
                              • Nestle Waters

                              Date & Time: February 22, 2009 | 11:00 AM - 01:00 PM
                              Price: $$212.50
                              Location: 13th Street and Ocean Drive, Miami Beach

                              Light in spirit and heavy on flavor, the Whole Foods Market Grand Tasting Village features it all: the tastes, the superstar chefs and the fun. Here’s a perfect chance to strap on a favorite pair of sandals, adjust your attitude to “laid back” mode and take a leisurely stroll through a diverse, global community of renowned wine and spirits purveyors, acclaimed restaurateurs and caterers, highly regarded confectioners and others, all ready to entertain you. Beneath crisp white tents, with the soft white sand of South Beach as your “red” carpet, you will be greeted warmly at the Delta Welcome Center, where your Waterford wine glass and gift bag await. From there it’s on to non-stop feasting and imbibing with stops along the way to enjoy diversions such as culinary demonstrations featuring Food Network chefs strutting their stuff before rapt audiences.

                              Culinary and Lifestyle Seminars (11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.)
                              You’ve watched them on TV, taken inspiration from their advice and faithfully followed the recipes in their cookbooks. Now see your culinary idols in person! More than a dozen Culinary and Lifestyle Seminars offered by Food Network hosts and chefs along with other expert speakers will take center stage. There they will demonstrate techniques, reveal kitchen secrets and answer questions as they prepare some of their favorite dishes. Afterward, don’t miss the chance to exchange a few personal words with your culinary hero when you purchase a book for signing.

                              American Express Grand Tasting (1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.)
                              It’s the Olympic Games of gastronomy! The American Express Grand Tasting will have you sprinting in sheer anticipation from one delicious experience to the next. This food marathon will offer the chance to sample dozens of signature dishes from some of South Florida’s finest restaurants, each offering the perfect-size dish to go with the international wines and spirits as well as refreshing spring waters and other beverages on hand for your tasting pleasure. Revel in freshly grilled meats, succulent seafood, exotic ethnic fare and vegetarian delights. Then enjoy a brief lesson or two from representatives of the internationally renowned wineries and spirits producers standing by to pour you a sample. Finally, head toward the “finish line” with chocolate truffles, rich cakes, frozen treats and more.

                               

                              Sandra Lee Michelle Bernstein Ingrid Hoffmann
                              11:00am - 11:45am 11:15am - 12:00pm 11:30am - 12:15pm
                              Stage "A" Stage "B" Stage "C"
                                   
                              Masaharu Morimoto Marcus Samuelsson The Neelys
                              12:15pm - 1:00pm 12:45pm - 1:30pm 1:15pm - 2:00pm
                              Stage "A" Stage "B" Stage "C"
                                   
                              Tyler Florence Sunny Anderson Anne Burrell
                              1:30pm - 2:15pm 2:15pm - 3:00pm 3:00pm - 3:45pm
                              Stage "A" Stage "B" Stage "C"
                                   
                              Michael Symon Cat Cora Rocco Dispirito
                              2:45pm - 3:30pm 3:45pm - 4:30pm 4:45pm - 5:30pm
                              Stage "A" Stage "B" Stage "C"
                                   
                               
                              Paula Deen George Duran  
                              4:00pm - 4:45pm 5:15pm - 6:00pm  
                              Stage "A" Stage "B"  
                                   
                                 
                              Bobby Flay    
                              5:30pm - 6:15pm    
                              Stage "A"    
                                   

                               

                              Who's Pouring
                               

                              Bernardus Winery
                              Blend Wine & Spirits Imports, LLC
                              Cabana Cachaça
                              Castle Brands Inc.
                              Castries Peanut Rum Crème
                              Classic Marketing
                              Cosentino Signature Wines
                              Cruzan Rum
                              Dana Wine & Spirits Importers
                              Danny DeVito's Premium Limoncello
                              Delicato Family Vineyards
                              Diageo Chateau & Estates
                              Domaine de Canton
                              Dorado, Pizzorni and Sons
                              Espíritu de Chile
                              Evian Natural Spring Water
                              Ferrari-Carano Vineyards & Winery
                              Foster's Wine Estates
                              Francis Ford Coppola Presents
                              Frederick Wildman and Sons, Ltd.
                              Freixenet USA
                              Golden Kaan USA
                              Graffigna Bodegas y Viñedos
                              Grgich Hills Estates
                              Heaven Hill Distilleries
                              Heron Hill Winery
                              Icon Estates
                              Ketel One®
                              Lion Nathan USA
                              Lucid Absinthe Supérieure
                              Mionetto Prosecco Wines
                              Moët Hennessy USA
                              Moleca Cachaça
                              Mouton Cadet
                              Napa Ridge Winery
                              Nestle Waters North America
                              NUVO®
                              Palm Bay International Importers
                              Pasternak Wine Imports
                              Robert Mondavi Wines
                              Ron Atlantico
                              Ron Zacapa
                              Rubicon Estate
                              Sagatiba Pura Cachaça
                              Sauza Tequila
                              Shaw-Ross International Importers
                              Sidney Frank Importing Co., Inc.
                              Skyy Spirits
                              Sobieski Vodka
                              Sonnema VodkaHerb
                              Starlite Vineyards
                              St-Germain, Délice de Sureau
                              Terlato Wines International
                              Trefethen Family Vineyards
                              Trinchero Family Estates
                              TY KU
                              V Georgio Spirits Co.
                              VeeV Açaí Spirit
                              Vin Divino
                              VineOne
                              Vizcaya VXOP Rum
                              Volvic Natural Spring Water
                              Whitley Neill London Dry Gin
                              Wonderful Ethnic Imports
                              ZYR Russian Vodka

                               

                              Participating Restaurants
                               

                              3030 Ocean
                              660 Mediterranean Kitchen
                              Ago Restaurant
                              B.E.D.
                              Benihana
                              Blue Door at Delano
                              Brosia Restaurant
                              Casa D'Angelo
                              Casa Toscana – Chef Sandra Stefani
                              Chef George Catering
                              China Grill
                              Chops Lobster Bar
                              City Fish Market
                              CrêpeMaker – Chef Carroll Harrod
                              Doraku Sushi – Chef Reginald Collier
                              Eastroom at The Forge
                              Eggwhites Special Event Catering – Chef Gary Lampner
                              Exquisite Catering by Robert – Chef Robert Egert
                              Fratelli La Bufala
                              Green Turtle Inn
                              Havana Club
                              Holleman's Restaurant & Lounge
                              JoAnna's Marketplace
                              Joey’s
                              Kaiyo Restaurant – Chef Michael Ledwith
                              Kobe Club
                              La Cofradia
                              Latitudes Beach Café – Chef Ron Duprat
                              Le Boudoir
                              Lola’s on Harrison
                              Maggie’s Empanada Bistro – Chef Tomas Strulovic
                              Morton’s The Steakhouse
                              Neomi's at The Trump International Beach Resort – Chef Kurtis Jantz
                              Ola Restaurant
                              Preston’s Brasserie
                              Prime Blue Grille – Chef Daniel Hernandez
                              RA Sushi Bar Restaurant – Chef Kenny Li
                              Red Koi Thai & Sushi Lounge
                              Smith & Jones Bar and Grill – Chef Johnny Vinczencz
                              Soyka
                              SUSHISAMBA dromo
                              The Forge
                              The Grill Room on Las Olas
                              Tuscan Steak
                              Vida at the Fontainebleau

                               

                              Exhibitors  
                              ABC Fine Wine & Spirits  www.abcfws.com
                              Alili www.alilimorocco.com
                              Arla Foods USA www.arlafoodsusa.com
                              Clean Seas USA www.cleanseas.com.au
                              Conservera Gallega www.conserveragallega.com
                              Cooking with Georgia & Dez www.georgiasrealfood.com
                              David Barton Gym www.DavidBartonGym.com
                              Del Grosso Foods, Inc www.delgrossos.com
                              Etruria Italian Organic Gourmet Food & Gourmet Sardinia www.etruriagourmet.com
                              Explorer's Bounty www.explorersbounty.com
                              Florida Alligator www.Fl-Seafood.com
                              Food Should Taste Good www.foodshouldtastegood.com
                              Harry Bakes www.harrybakes.com
                              Jennifer's Homemade www.jennifershomemade.com
                              Kerrygold Cheeses www.kerrygold.com/usa
                              Kibby Foods www.kibbyfoods.com
                              LIQ www.LIQresponsibly.com
                              Moroccan Biscotti Gourmet Treats www.moroccanbiscotti.com
                              The Cayman Islands www.caymanislands.ky
                              Tonnino Tuna www.tonninotuna.com
                              Wine Line www.wineline1.com

                              Participating Chefs

                              • Reginald Collier
                              • Ron Duprat
                              • Robert Egert
                              • Marc Ehrler
                              • Caroll Harrod
                              • Daniel Hernandez
                              • Kurtis Jantz
                              • Gary Lampner
                              • Michael Ledwith
                              • Kenny Li
                              • Mario Silvestri
                              • Sandra Stefani
                              • Tomas Strulovic
                              • Johnny Vinczencz

                              Sponsors

                              • American Express
                              • Amstel Light
                              • Barilla
                              • Bialetti
                              • Bizkaia
                              • Blue Cross Blue Shield of South Florida
                              • Cadillac
                              • Centerplate
                              • Chefwear
                              • City of Miami Beach
                              • Classico
                              • Coca Cola North America
                              • Cruzan Rum
                              • Delta Airlines
                              • Diageo Chateau & Estate Wines
                              • Emmi (USA)
                              • Evian Natural Spring Water
                              • FedEx
                              • Florida International University
                              • Food & Wine
                              • Food Network
                              • Golden Peak
                              • Greater Miami Convention and Visitors Bu
                              • H.J. Heinz
                              • Ketel One Vodka
                              • KitchenAid
                              • Metrosigns, Inc.
                              • Moet Hennessy USA
                              • Montreal Festival
                              • Palm Bay International
                              • Panache Party Rentals
                              • Perrier
                              • Plugrá
                              • Riedel
                              • Robert Mondavi Winery
                              • Roth Käse
                              • Saborea Puerto Rico
                              • Sagatiba USA Corp.
                              • Sargento
                              • Sauza
                              • SOBeFiT Magazine
                              • Southern Wine & Spirits of South Florida
                              • Sysco
                              • Tourist Office of Spain
                              • Vin Divino, Ltd.
                              • Viva Paper Towels
                              • Waterford
                              • Whole Foods Market
                              • William Morris Agency
                              • Wine Spectator
                              • Wines From Spain

                              Date & Time: February 22, 2009 | 11:30 AM - 01:30 PM
                              Price: $$175
                              Location: Joe’s Stone Crab, 11 Washington Avenue, Miami Beach

                              It’s over-the-top food fun, a once-in-a-lifetime chance to eat Sunday Brunch at Joe’s Stone Crab - because they don’t usually open for brunch on Sundays! Now you can indulge in South Florida’s best-known seafood at South Florida’s most famous restaurant while sipping on the world’s favorite drink: ice cold bubbly. Perfectly pre-cracked and served up with such worthy side dishes as Joe’s signature hashed browns and creamed spinach, the claws will outdo any others in town for sheer size - much like the magnums of Veuve Clicquot and Le Grande Dame that will flow freely. Indulge yourself in a meal that will leave you the envy of everyone you know and top your list of favorite food memories for years to come. And, just when it couldn’t get any sweeter, enjoy a slice of Joe’s perfectly tart Key Lime Pie to finish off a perfect brunch.

                                Sponsors

                                • Joe Stone Crabs
                                • Moet Hennessy USA
                                • Voss Artesian Water From Norway

                                Date & Time: February 22, 2009 | 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
                                Price: $$60
                                Location: Poinciana Ballroom Room 2, Loews Miami Beach Hotel, 1601 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach

                                If you’re feeling a little left of center on the morning after the night before, master mixologist Tony Abou-Ganim might just have the cure. Join him as he shows you how to concoct some of the classic "next day" remedies (which double as great brunch ideas!) such as Pete Petiot’s Bloody Mary and the Ramos Gin Fizz. If you’re ailing, Dr. Tony’s got your prescription.

                                Part of the Bank of America Lifestyle Wine and Spirits Seminars.

                                 

                                Participating Chefs

                                • Tony Abou-Ganim

                                Sponsors

                                • Acqua Panna
                                • Bank of America
                                • Loews Miami Beach Hotel
                                • San Pellegrino

                                Date & Time: February 22, 2009 | 12:00 PM - 02:30 PM
                                Price: $$150
                                Location: Country Club Ballroom at Biltmore, 1200 Anastasia Avenue, Coral Gables

                                It’s all hands on deck for this do-it-yourself feast with a twist: two star chefs will walk you through each phase of preparation and cooking and then sit down with you to enjoy the finished meal. Top Chef winners have to beat out the competition to earn their stripes, so Ilan Hall (season 2) and Hung Huynh (season 3) have felt the heat and managed to come out ahead. In charge of their own Interactive Cooking lunch – a Festival annual event that has guests rolling up their sleeves to help out – will these two brash, young chefs dish out their own brand of bitter directives, or will they live up to their reputations as nice guys with a passion for the kitchen? Find out when you join them for a light-hearted, thorough delicious afternoon with special guest Gail Simmons.

                                Participating Chefs

                                • Ilan Hall
                                • Hung Huynh
                                • Gail Simmons

                                Sponsors

                                • Acqua Panna
                                • Barilla
                                • Bialetti
                                • Biltmore Hotel
                                • Chefwear
                                • Illy
                                • Nestle Waters
                                • Sam's Club
                                • Viva Paper Towels



                                PERSONALITIES


                                • Tony Abou-Ganim
                                • Greg Allen
                                • Michael Altman
                                • Serafin Alvarado
                                • Sunny Anderson
                                • José Andrés
                                • Nate Appleman
                                • Arthur Artiles
                                • John Ashton
                                • Paul Bartolotta
                                • Aitor Basabe
                                • Fabian Basabe
                                • Mario Batali
                                • Rick Bayless
                                • Jennifer Behar
                                • Michelle Bernstein
                                • John Besh
                                • Keith Blauschild
                                • Patrick Boucher
                                • Daniel Boulud
                                • Sean Brasel
                                • Thomas Buckley
                                • Anne Burrell
                                • Joel Butler
                                • Christopher Cannan
                                • Floyd Cardoz
                                • Nicola and Fabrizio Carro
                                • Anthony Carron
                                • Victor Charcan
                                • Richard Chen
                                • Tom Colicchio
                                • Reginald Collier
                                • Scott Conant
                                • Clay Conley
                                • Cat Cora
                                • Hendrick Cornelissin
                                • John Cuevas
                                • Paula Deen
                                • Laura DePasquale
                                • Tony DeRienzo
                                • Rocco DiSpirito
                                • Tom Douglas
                                • Ron Duprat
                                • George Duran
                                • Daniel Eardley
                                • Robert Egert
                                • Marc Ehrler
                                • Jonathan Eismann
                                • Angelo Elia
                                • Aitor Elizegi
                                • D. Carlos Falcó
                                • Guy Fieri
                                • Bobby Flay
                                • Tyler Florence
                                • Jeremy Fox
                                • John Fraser
                                • Clark and Gaier Mark Fraser
                                • Neal Fraser
                                • Brad Friedlander
                                • Katsuya Fukushima
                                • Bryan Fyler
                                • Dani Garcia
                                • Ruben Garcia
                                • Randy Garutti
                                • Hedy Goldsmith
                                • Juan Gomez
                                • Ilan Hall
                                • Darryl Harmon
                                • Caroll Harrod
                                • Kerry Heffernan
                                • Eric Hemer
                                • Ursula Hermacinski
                                • Daniel Hernandez
                                • Ingrid Hoffmann
                                • Junnajet Hurrapan
                                • Cindy Hutson
                                • Hung Huynh
                                • Frédéric Jaboulet
                                • Madhur Jaffrey
                                • Adish Jain
                                • Kurtis Jantz
                                • Maggie Jimenez
                                • Katie Lee Joel
                                • Paul Kahan
                                • Howard Kaplan
                                • Elizabeth Karmel
                                • Howie Kleinberg
                                • Brian Koziol
                                • Emeril Lagasse
                                • Michael Laiskonis
                                • Gary Lampner
                                • Adam Lang
                                • Agnes Laplanche
                                • Michael Ledwith
                                • Sandra Lee
                                • Kenny Li
                                • Chris Lilly
                                • Jake Linzinmeir
                                • Dewey Losasso
                                • Larry Maguire
                                • Stephanie March
                                • Nate Martin
                                • Tom Matthews
                                • Gordon Maybury
                                • Jeff McBride
                                • Brandon McGlamery
                                • Spike Mendelsohn
                                • David Merfeld
                                • Mark Militello
                                • Robin Miller
                                • Todd Miller
                                • Myron Mixon
                                • Sean Mohammed
                                • Rick Moonen
                                • Masaharu Morimoto
                                • Patrick & Gina Neely
                                • Tony Neely
                                • Tung Nguyen
                                • Tim Nickey
                                • Michel Nischan
                                • Sean O'Connell
                                • Steve Olson
                                • Josh Ozersky
                                • Harald Pagan-Coss
                                • Bhavesh Patel
                                • François Payard
                                • Davide Piana
                                • Alfred Portale
                                • Michael Psilakis
                                • Davide Pugliese
                                • Frank and Andrea Randazzo
                                • Rachael Ray
                                • Andrea Reusing
                                • Eric Ripert
                                • Jamie Ritchie
                                • Yvonne Roberts
                                • Douglas Rodriguez
                                • David Rodriguez
                                • Marcus Samuelsson
                                • Bruce Sanderson
                                • Miguel Santiago
                                • Roberto Santibanez
                                • Suvir Saran
                                • Michael Schlow
                                • Michael Schwartz
                                • Andrew Shotts
                                • Mario Silvestri
                                • Gail Simmons
                                • Alpana Singh
                                • Art Smith
                                • John Sola
                                • Susie Stallings
                                • Sandra Stefani
                                • Martha Stewart
                                • Larry Stone
                                • Tomas Strulovic
                                • Tomas Strulovic
                                • Pedro Subijana
                                • Allen Susser
                                • Michael Symon
                                • John Tesar
                                • Francisco Torreblanca
                                • Miguel Torres
                                • Rick Tramonto
                                • Claude Troigros
                                • Charlie Trotter
                                • Monroe Udell
                                • Norman Van Aken
                                • Peter Vauthy
                                • Freddy Vega
                                • Johnny Vinczencz
                                • Carol Wallack
                                • David Walzog
                                • Jonathan Waxman
                                • Jeff Weinstein
                                • Kris Wessel
                                • Josh Wesson
                                • Jonathan Wright
                                • Roy Yamaguchi
                                • Alan Yau
                                • Matthew Zagorski
                                • Mark Zeitouni


                                SPONSORS


                                • 103.5 the beat
                                • 944 Magazine
                                • Acqua Panna
                                • Alaska Seafood
                                • Allen Brothers
                                • Alma
                                • American Express
                                • Amstel Light
                                • Aquapod
                                • Around Town Magazine
                                • Avenue
                                • Bank of America
                                • Barilla
                                • Best Buy
                                • Beverage Media Group
                                • Bialetti
                                • Big 105.9
                                • Big Brothers Big Sisters
                                • Biltmore Culinary Academy
                                • Biltmore Hotel
                                • Bizbash
                                • Bizkaia
                                • Blue Cross Blue Shield of South Florida
                                • Boca Raton Magazine
                                • Books and Books
                                • Broadway Previews
                                • Cabot
                                • Cadillac
                                • Carey Limo Service
                                • Centerplate
                                • Chefwear
                                • China Grill Management
                                • Cigar Aficionado
                                • City of Miami Beach
                                • Classico
                                • Clear Channel Outdoor
                                • Coca Cola North America
                                • Columbia Crest
                                • Comcast
                                • Common Threads
                                • Cruzan Rum
                                • David Yurman
                                • Deco Productions
                                • Delano
                                • Delta Airlines
                                • Diageo Chateau & Estate Wines
                                • DiningOut Miami
                                • Dolce Wine
                                • Driscolls
                                • Earthbound Farm
                                • Eater
                                • Eats.com
                                • Ebel - The Architects of Time
                                • Emmi (USA)
                                • Equinox
                                • Every Day with Rachael Ray
                                • Evian Natural Spring Water
                                • FedEx
                                • FLIPANY
                                • Florida International University
                                • Florida Table
                                • Florida Travel + LIfe
                                • Fontainbleau Miami Beach
                                • Food & Wine
                                • Food Arts
                                • Food Network
                                • Friends of the South Beach Wine & Food
                                • Gobo
                                • Godiva Chocolatier
                                • Golden Peak
                                • Greater Miami Convention and Visitors Bu
                                • H.J. Heinz
                                • Harrah's Casino Tunica
                                • Harry Winston
                                • Healthy Kids Challenge
                                • Hungry-Girl
                                • Idaho Potato Commission
                                • Illy
                                • Joe Stone Crabs
                                • Jose Cuervo
                                • Jungle Island
                                • Kellogg's
                                • Ketel One Vodka
                                • Kidokinetics
                                • Kids Hip To Be Fit
                                • Kim Crawford Wines
                                • KitchenAid
                                • Lady and Sons
                                • Le Basque
                                • Loews Miami Beach Hotel
                                • Love 94
                                • Mandarin Oriental
                                • MarketWatch
                                • Marketwire
                                • Mercy Hospital
                                • Metrosigns, Inc.
                                • Miami Beach VCA
                                • Miami Children's Hospital
                                • Miami Dade County Tourist Development Co
                                • MIAMI Modern Luxury Magazine
                                • Miami Monthly
                                • Miami Sunpost
                                • Miami-Dade Department of Cultural Affair
                                • Miami-Dade PTA
                                • Miami.com
                                • Mission
                                • Moet & Chandon
                                • Moet Hennessy USA
                                • Momsmiami.com
                                • Montreal Festival
                                • MY33
                                • Natura Water
                                • Nestle Waters
                                • Open Table
                                • Operation Frontline
                                • Padron Cigars
                                • Palm Bay International
                                • Panache Party Rentals
                                • Panda Kitchen
                                • Paradise Farms
                                • Paris Theatre
                                • Pashas
                                • Patron Tequila
                                • Paula Deen Southern Dishes
                                • Perrier
                                • Perrier-Jouët
                                • Plugrá
                                • Popchips
                                • Riedel
                                • Robert Mondavi Winery
                                • Roth Käse
                                • Saborea Puerto Rico
                                • Sagatiba USA Corp.
                                • Sam's Club
                                • San Pellegrino
                                • Sargento
                                • Sauza
                                • Selecta
                                • Setai
                                • Sherry Council
                                • SOBeFiT Magazine
                                • Sotheby's
                                • South Beach Diet
                                • South Florida Business Journal
                                • South of Fifth & The Islands
                                • Southern Wine & Spirits of South Florida
                                • Starwood
                                • Subway
                                • Sysco
                                • The Brandman Agency
                                • The Clinton Hotel
                                • The Design Group
                                • The Miami Herald
                                • The New York Times
                                • The Ritz-Carlton, South Beach
                                • The Standard Hotel
                                • Thrillist
                                • Tiffany & Co.
                                • Tourist Office of Spain
                                • Travel in Taste
                                • Vin Divino, Ltd.
                                • Viva Paper Towels
                                • Vive Magazine
                                • Voss Artesian Water From Norway
                                • Waterford
                                • Welcome Channel
                                • WHERE Miami
                                • Whole Foods Market
                                • William Morris Agency
                                • Wine Specator
                                • Wine Spectator
                                • Wines From Rioja (Vibrant Rioja)
                                • Wines From Spain
                                • Wolfsonian
                                • WPLG Channel 10
                                • WSVN7
                                • Y100