2012

2012

2012 Food Network South Beach Wine & Food Festival

February 23-26, 2012

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 wine and spirits producers, chefs and culinary personalities. Hosted by Southern Wine & Spirits of Florida and Florida International University(FIU), the festival benefits FIU’s Chaplin School of Hospitality and Tourism Management and the Southern Wine & Spirits Beverage Management Center. To date, the Festival has raised more than $14 million for the School.

The 2011 Festival marked the release of the official Food Network South Beach Wine & Food Festival Cookbook: Recipes and Behind-the-Scenes Stories from America’s Hottest Chefs (Clarkson Potter), written by Lee Brian Schrager with Julie Mautner, featuring a foreword by Anthony Bourdain.

EVENTS


Date & Time: | 00:00AM
Price: $1280
Location: Various Locations

Festival Director Lee Schrager has chosen his favorite events for this year's Festival Weekend Pass. Experience everything that SOBEWFF has to offer! This package includes

 
 
1 ticket to Paula's Sunday Brunch
 
 
 
In order to purchase the Festival Weekend Pass, please call the box office at 877-762-3933

 

      Date & Time: | 00:00AM
      Price: $285
      Location:

      You're what they call a night owl. You're day doesn't start till 10 p.m. and you only sleep during daylight hours. The Party Animal Pass is perfect for you. Come experience these late-night events:

      1 ticket to The Q After Dark

      1 ticket to Epicure Gourmet Market Presents Party Impossible hosted by Robert Irvine

      1 ticket to Food Network & Cooking Channel present The Best Thing I Ever Ate Late Night Bites & Sweets sponsored by Godiva Chocolatier

       

              Date & Time: | 00:00AM
              Price: $2280
              Location: Gansevoort Miami Beach, 2377 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach

              Package includes:

               

               

              In order to purchase the Gansevoort Ticket Package, please call the box office at 877-762-3933

               

                          Date & Time: | 11:00AM
                          Price: $405
                          Location: 13th Street & Ocean Drive, Miami Beach, FL 33139

                          The event that started it all. Love strolling along the beach with hundreds of restaurants, wine glasses, beer mugs and spirit cups to choose from? Love watching ALL of your favorite chefs performing culinary demonstrations? Do it all weekend. The Grand Tasting Village Weekend Pass includes:

                          1 ticket to Whole Foods Market Grand Tasting Village Saturday

                          1 ticket to Whole Foods Market Grand Tasting Village Sunday

                           

                                        Date & Time: February 23, 2012 | 7:00PM
                                        Price: $300
                                        Location: Delano, Beachside, 1685 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach

                                        New night, new hosts, same great barbeQue. For fans of the now retired BubbleQ®, we introduce its retooled replacement, Moët Hennessy's The Q presented by Allen Brothers Steaks, sponsored by MIAMI magazine, hosted by Emeril Lagasse and Guy Fieri and featuring insatiable libations from Moët & Chandon Champagne, Belvedere Vodka, Hennessy Privilege Cognac, Grand Marnier, and Terrazas de Los Andes vineyard. From a revamped tent behind the Delano Hotel to a fully-stocked bar, The Q promises to kick off the Festival’s next 10 years in the most glamorous way. To host our opening night, we’ve tapped two major food personalities, Emeril Lagasse and Guy Fieri. Emeril is known for his enthusiastic catchphrase ‘Bam!’ and his highly successful restaurants throughout the US, which specialize in showcasing the cuisine of New Orleans, especially the long history of flavored BBQ creations. He currently hosts the Cooking Channel show Emeril Live and the Food Network Show Essence of Emeril. Guy Fieri’s charcoal cred includes his Tex Wasabi's restaurants in California, which specialize in bringing Southern BBQ to the West Coast. He also stars along with Rachael Ray in the Food Network's newest hit, Rachael vs. Guy and on Food Network’s Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives. At the forefront of this new event is a collection of the best BBQ chefs from across the nation preparing their signature dishes on the grills and in the smokers. From chicken to ribs and brisket to pork buns, expect to run the gauntlet of overflowing flavors and sauces. Tickets for The Q include admission to The Q After Dark!


                                        VIP RECEPTION: A limited number of lucky Q enthusiasts will have the opportunity to purchase VIP tickets ($400) and get a special 45-minute preview. Be the first to try the BBQ as doors are open for you from 6:15-7 PM and watch Emeril Lagasse and Guy Fieri meet and greet The Q chefs and taste what they’ve got cooking.
                                         

                                        Participating Chefs

                                        • Craig Adcock
                                        • Jimmy Bannos
                                        • Jimmy Bannos Jr.
                                        • Michelle Bernstein
                                        • April Bloomfield
                                        • Roy Choi
                                        • Scott Conant
                                        • Kim Daisy
                                        • Tom Douglas
                                        • Dean Fearing
                                        • Guy Fieri
                                        • Ben Ford
                                        • Marc Forgione
                                        • Nadia G
                                        • Richard Gras
                                        • Christopher Hastings
                                        • Stephanie Izard
                                        • Elizabeth Karmel
                                        • Yoshi Katsumura
                                        • Emeril Lagasse
                                        • Chris Lilly
                                        • Dewey LoSasso
                                        • Tim Love
                                        • Brian Massie
                                        • Mitchell & Sara Matzek
                                        • Masaharu Morimoto
                                        • Bryan Petroff
                                        • Michael Pirolo
                                        • Douglas Quint
                                        • John Rivers
                                        • David Roberts
                                        • Al Roker
                                        • Aarón Sanchez
                                        • Stephen Stryjewski
                                        • Sam Talbot
                                        • Jacques Van Staden
                                        • John Vergos
                                        • Michael White
                                        • Mark Zeitouni

                                        Sponsors

                                        • Allen Brothers Steaks
                                        • Anolon
                                        • Badia
                                        • Belvedere Vodka
                                        • Bing
                                        • Buick
                                        • Celebrity Cruises
                                        • Chefwear
                                        • City of Miami Beach
                                        • Costa Farms
                                        • Delano
                                        • Diet Pepsi
                                        • FIJI Waters
                                        • FIU
                                        • Food & Wine
                                        • Food Network
                                        • Godiva
                                        • Grand Marnier
                                        • Hennessy Privilege VS
                                        • Illy
                                        • Lifeway
                                        • Metro Signs
                                        • Miami Modern Luxury
                                        • Moët & Chandon
                                        • Murray's Chicken
                                        • Panache
                                        • POM Wonderful
                                        • St. Regis
                                        • SWS
                                        • VCA

                                        Date & Time: February 23, 2012 | 7:00PM
                                        Price: $200
                                        Location: the PERRY, SOUTH BEACH, 2377 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach

                                        The latest dining sensation revolves around not seeing what you’re eating. Dining in the Dark with David Burke heightens your sense of smell, touch and taste to determine the cuisine. Guests are led into the dimly lit ballroom of the PERRY, SOUTH BEACH and once everyone is seated, the lights go out and don’t come back up till the end of this four-course feast. With the assistance of Southern Wine & Spirits of America Master Sommelier Eric Hemer, Chefs David Burke, Kieran Masek and Pastry Chef Emily Luchetti will work together to challenge the palate and test the senses of what people think they know about food and wine. Burke, known for his northeast eateries Townhouse, Fishtail and Fromagerie, will conclude the evening by turning the lights on, introducing each chef and discussing their dish and wine pairings. If you’ve never dined in the dark, this is the perfect opportunity to try it in style.

                                        Participating Chefs & Restaurants:

                                        • David Burke (David Burke Townhouse, New York, NY)
                                        • Emily Luchetti (Waterbar, San Francisco, CA)
                                        • Kieran Masek (the PERRY, SOUTH BEACH, Miami Beach, FL)
                                        • Market 17 (Fort Lauderdale, FL)

                                         

                                        Participating Chefs

                                        • David Burke
                                        • Emily Luchetti
                                        • Kieran Masek

                                        Sponsors

                                        • Chefwear
                                        • FIU
                                        • Market 17
                                        • New York Times
                                        • Riedel
                                        • SWS
                                        • The Perry

                                        Date & Time: February 23, 2012 | 7:00PM
                                        Price: $175
                                        Location: The Sacred Space, 100 Northeast 25th street, Miami

                                        Usually seen on Food Network’s "Chopped," Geoffrey‘s knowledge of ingredients and techniques is exquisitely highlighted in a meal that will awe even the most comprehensive Foodie. Conscious Bite Out was founded by Veronica Menin and Marcela Llodra, whose mutual love for nutritious food and inspiring others towards living a healthier life pushed them to take action towards increasing awareness in their own community. The focus of the meal is local, fresh, sustainable, organic produce and locally caught fish that’s straight from the ocean to the plate. Held at The Sacred Space in Miami’s Wynwood Arts District, guests are sure to leave with a greater sense of awareness about their future food choices. Attending this dinner can change your life!

                                        Participating Chefs:
                                        Jonathan Gambino
                                        Ingrid Hoffman
                                        Geoffrey Zakarian

                                        Participating Chefs

                                        • Jonathan Gambino
                                        • Ingrid Hoffmann
                                        • Geoffrey Zakarian

                                        Sponsors

                                        • Chefwear
                                        • FIU
                                        • New York Times
                                        • Paul Dolan
                                        • SWS
                                        • Veev

                                        Date & Time: February 23, 2012 | 10:00PM
                                        Price: $100
                                        Location: Delano, Beachside, 1685 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach

                                        When people think of South Beach they think of white sand beaches, incredible dining and nightlife. This year, the club is coming to the beach with a new tradition of Festival late-night parties! In collaboration with Moët Hennessy USA, this event will give you a chance to get a head start on your night by bringing together Moët & Chandon Champagne, Belvedere Intense Unfiltered Vodka, Hennessy VS Cognac and Grand Marnier with world class vibe at the Q - After Dark lounge. Tickets for The Q include admission to The Q After Dark!

                                        Participating Talent: 

                                        Tony Abou-Ganim, The Modern Mixologist

                                        DJ Ruckus

                                        Participating Chefs

                                        • Tony Abou-Ganim

                                        Sponsors

                                        • Allen Brothers Steaks
                                        • Badia
                                        • Belvedere Unfiltered
                                        • Bing
                                        • Chefwear
                                        • City of Miami Beach
                                        • Delano
                                        • Diet Pepsi
                                        • FIJI Waters
                                        • FIU
                                        • Food & Wine
                                        • Food Network
                                        • Grand Marnier
                                        • Hennessy VS
                                        • Metro Signs
                                        • Miami Modern Luxury
                                        • Moët & Chandon
                                        • Panache
                                        • SWS
                                        • VCA

                                        Date & Time: February 24, 2012 | 11:00AM
                                        Price: $45
                                        Location: The Setai, South Beach, 2001 Collins Avenue Miami, FL 33139

                                        Escape to Brazil, Guatemala, and Ethiopia with illy’s Master Barista, Giorgio Milos through an intimate, hour-long exploration of coffee producing countries. You will be guided through the individual taste and distinct aroma of the sustainably grown, single origin bean found in the legendary illy original blend, delivering a spectrum of discovery through the senses into the marvelous world of coffee.

                                          Sponsors

                                          • Illy

                                          Date & Time: February 24, 2012 | 1:00PM
                                          Price: $0
                                          Location: 13th Street & Ocean Drive, Miami Beach, FL 33139

                                          A special reward for Southern Wine & Spirits of Florida’s most valued customers, the Wine Spectator Trade Tasting at the Whole Foods Market Grand Tasting Village offers insiders the opportunity to learn about new trends and products in the beverage industry. This invitation-only event offers a sneak peak of the Grand Tasting experience. Invited guests sample rare vintages, unique spirits and select tastings while networking amongst colleagues. To attend, please contact your Southern Wine & Spirits of Florida sales representative.

                                          The Evolution of Fast Food with Chipotle Mexican Grill’s Steve Ells and Nate Appleman

                                          Join Chipotle founder, Chairman and co-CEO, Steve Ells and Chef Nate Appleman as they take to the KitchenAid Demo stage on Feb. 24 at 2 p.m. Together they’ll put their classic-cooking techniques to work and demonstrate why Chipotle is at the forefront of the fast-casual industry. Learn how to prepare Chipotle’s popular braised and grilled tacos topped with spicy guacamole and tomato salsa and hear how the company’s “Food With Integrity” mission has evolved from serving sustainably grown, naturally raised and locally-sourced ingredients to cultivate a movement that has changed the way Americans eat. Enjoy custom pairings of tacos with Chipotle’s Premium Margarita and a Paloma Cocktail and leave inspired to support sustainable farming.

                                          Winebow Wine Pavilion

                                          Winebow Presents Wines of the World – Join Winebow for a journey around the world to taste handpicked selections from the finest wineries and spirits producers. Wineries and winemakers from Italy, France, Spain, Germany, Austria, New Zealand, Chile, and Argentina will be on hand to educate and inspire. This exclusive opportunity is brought to you by Winebow: Importers, developers, and distributors of premium wines and spirits for more than 30 years.

                                          Featured Wines at Winebow Wine Pavilion

                                          • 24 Knots
                                          • Allegrini
                                          • Argiolas
                                          • Banks 5-Island Rum
                                          • Bodega Renacer
                                          • Bodegas Catena Zapata
                                          • Bodegas Nieto Senetiner
                                          • Bodegas Protos
                                          • Botromagno
                                          • Bruichladdich
                                          • Castello di Bossi
                                          • Clean Slate
                                          • Corte Giara
                                          • Di Majo Norante
                                          • Fat bastard
                                          • Juvé y Camps
                                          • Kris
                                          • Librandi
                                          • Licia
                                          • Los Dos
                                          • Marqués de Griñon
                                          • Mastroberardino
                                          • Nardini
                                          • Pitú Cachaça
                                          • Poli Distillery
                                          • Root:1
                                          • Stella
                                          • Tasca d'Almerita
                                          • Terranoble
                                          • The Botanist Gin
                                          • Valle Reale
                                          • Vitiano
                                          • Weingut Fred Loimer
                                          • Yealands
                                          • Zardetto
                                          • Zenato
                                             

                                          Exhibitors

                                           



                                           

                                           

                                           

                                           

                                          Participating Chefs

                                          • Nate Appleman
                                          • Steve Ells
                                          • Javier Soriano

                                          Sponsors

                                          • 3 Amigos
                                          • Acqua Panna
                                          • Alexia
                                          • AMEX
                                          • Amstel Light
                                          • Anolon
                                          • Badia
                                          • Bamboo Studio
                                          • Barbados Tourism
                                          • Barilla
                                          • Beringer
                                          • Bertolli
                                          • Bing
                                          • Botran
                                          • Buick
                                          • Cafe Bustelo
                                          • Cape Cod
                                          • Carbonell
                                          • Celebrity Cruises
                                          • Chefwear
                                          • Chipotle
                                          • Ciao Bella
                                          • City of Miami Beach
                                          • Cosmopolitan Hotel
                                          • Cruzan
                                          • Cultivate Wines
                                          • Diet Pepsi
                                          • Entwine
                                          • Evian
                                          • FIJI Waters
                                          • FIU
                                          • Food & Wine
                                          • Food Network
                                          • Ginnybakes
                                          • GMCVB
                                          • Goya
                                          • Hammerstahl
                                          • IEEM
                                          • IKEA
                                          • Illy
                                          • Jelly Belly
                                          • Kiss Mix
                                          • Kitchenaid
                                          • Metro Signs
                                          • Moët Hennessy USA
                                          • New York Times
                                          • Palm Bay International
                                          • Panache
                                          • Perrier
                                          • POM Wonderful
                                          • Puerto Rico
                                          • Qream
                                          • Quely
                                          • Riedel
                                          • San Pellegrino
                                          • Simply Naked
                                          • Skinny Girl
                                          • SWS
                                          • Sysco
                                          • VCA
                                          • Whole Foods
                                          • Wine Spectator
                                          • Winebow

                                          Date & Time: February 24, 2012 | 2:00PM
                                          Price: $2
                                          Location: Hotel Victor soon to be Thompson Ocean Drive, 1144 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach, FL 33139

                                          The average restaurant diner’s profile has changed dramatically over recent years. They’re younger, perhaps more cost conscious and bold enough to photograph their food before taking even a first bite. Our chefs will explore how these new diners have shaped and impacted the current dining landscape and probe the chicken v. egg question of who changed the rules first: diner or chef.

                                          Moderator:
                                          - Jennifer Baum

                                          Panelists:
                                          - Michael Solomonov
                                          - Marc Murphy
                                          - Michelle Bernstein
                                          - Tony Maws
                                          - John Kunkel
                                           

                                          Guests can RSVP to: sobewff@bullfrogandbaum.com

                                          Participating Chefs

                                          • Jennifer Baum
                                          • Michelle Bernstein
                                          • John Kunkel
                                          • Tony Maws
                                          • Marc Murphy
                                          • Michael Solomonov

                                          Sponsors

                                          • Bullfrog & Baum
                                          • Thompson Ocean D

                                          Date & Time: February 24, 2012 | 3:00PM
                                          Price: $100
                                          Location: the PERRY, SOUTH BEACH, 2377 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach

                                           

                                          If you’ve ever wondered if the glass makes a difference, here is your chance to find out! Maximilian Riedel, 11th generation of this Austrian glassmaking dynasty, will lead a glass tasting featuring the new “Key to Wine” glass set. Taste and compare two different grape varietals in different Riedel grape-specific shapes. At the end of the tasting, the “Key to Wine” glasses are yours to keep. Key to Wine” includes one of each of the most popular varietal-specific glasses from Riedel’s “O” series - Chardonnay (Montrachet), Riesling/ Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Noir (Burgundy Red), Cabernet Sauvignon/ Merlot (Bordeaux) and Shiraz/Syrah. Riedel’s “O” series is the ground-breaking brainchild of Maximilian J. Riedel, CEO of Riedel USA (11th generation). Conceived in 2004, the “O” series grabbed the attention of the wine and tabletop industries as the first-ever grape varietal specific stemless glassware. Maximilian sought glassware that would be stackable and easy to use for soft beverages in addition to wine, and the resultant “O” glasses are perfect for apartments and for families with pets – their size and shape, in addition to enhancing the aroma and flavor of wine, make spills much easier to avoid. The contemporary and chic collection is a more casual alternative to stemware for those who crave elegant yet ergonomic designs for everyday use.

                                           

                                          Riedel Crystal is known worldwide for designing the most finely tuned drinking instruments for every level of wine sophistication. To showcase each wine in its finest form, Riedel's varietal specific wine glasses enhance the aromas and taste components, finding a wine's maximum complexity by featuring the best possible harmony. The shape and size of the glass creates a balanced interaction between fruit, minerality and acidity, while de-emphasizing the evidence of alcohol. When all these elements are in place, the glass becomes the wine’s ‘loudspeaker,’ transmitting the message of the beverage to the human senses.

                                          Plus you get to take the glasses home!

                                          Featured Wines

                                          • 2010 Beringer Private Reserve Chardonnay Napa Valley
                                          • 2008 Penfolds RWT Shiraz Barossa Valley
                                             

                                           

                                          Participating Chefs

                                          • Maximilian Riedel

                                          Sponsors

                                          • Carr's Crackers
                                          • FIJI Waters
                                          • FIU
                                          • Grana Padano
                                          • Metro Signs
                                          • Riedel
                                          • SWS
                                          • The Perry
                                          • Wine Spectator

                                          Date & Time: February 24, 2012 | 4:30PM
                                          Price: $100
                                          Location: the PERRY, SOUTH BEACH, 2377 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach

                                          Legend of the silver screen Antonio Banderas will give guests a glimpse into his winery in Ribera del Duero, Spain. Banderas will discuss the background of his vineyard and the philosophy of the region, which is positioning itself as the next great global viticulture hotspot. We weren’t Born Yesterday but we know a certain Working Girl who might stop in to be by her husband’s side. This afternoon should be a great experience for any Desperado, Puss In Boots, or wine enthusiast.
                                           

                                          Featured Wines:
                                          Anta Banderas Chardonnay 2011
                                          Anta Bandera A de Anta 2004
                                          Anta Banderas a4 2009
                                          Anta Banderas a10 crianza 2008
                                          Anta Banderas a10 crianza 2009
                                          Anta Banderas a16 reserva 2007
                                          Anta Banderas a16 reserva 2008


                                            Sponsors

                                            • Carr's Crackers
                                            • FIJI Waters
                                            • FIU
                                            • Grana Padano
                                            • Metro Signs
                                            • Riedel
                                            • SWS
                                            • The Perry
                                            • Wine Spectator

                                            Date & Time: February 24, 2012 | 5:00PM
                                            Price: $85
                                            Location: The Betsy South Beach, 1440 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach

                                            The ideal start to your night of Festival fun, this “before party” will arouse your palate and whet your appetite for the revelry to come. Whether you are headed afterward to the Amstel Light Burger Bash presented by Allen Brothers hosted by Rachael Ray or have plans to stroll leisurely at the elegant Fontainebleau Miami Beach Presents Wine Spectator's Best of the Best Sponsored by Bank of America ignite your taste buds at this celebration of the world’s oldest and most perfect pairing, wine and cheese. Join wine authority Josh Wesson and cheese expert Laura Werlin as they match and discuss the exquisite pairing of wine and cheese. Selections of brands from the Winebow Portfolio are featured to match the sensational offerings from the Cheese Course, a European-style boutique in trendy Midtown Miami. Enjoy a vast variety of silky, creamy, pungent, and earthy flavors and learn to identify different types of cheeses by region of origin. This focus on the happy marriage offers an engaging prelude to the festivities to follow.

                                            Participating Chefs

                                            • Laura Werlin
                                            • Joshua Wesson

                                            Sponsors

                                            • Betsy
                                            • FIJI Waters
                                            • FIU
                                            • SWS
                                            • The Cheese Course
                                            • Winebow

                                            Date & Time: February 24, 2012 | 7:30PM
                                            Price: $225
                                            Location: Ritz-Carlton, South Beach, 1 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach, FL 33139

                                            You asked for it and we delivered! Amstel Light Burger Bash hosted by Rachael Ray presented by Allen Brothers Steaks is moving to Friday night and expanding its footprint under our trademark white tent behind The Ritz-Carlton, South-Beach. That’s right, more room for dancing, more room for drinking Amstel Light beer—the finest pale lager from Holland, and of course more room to sample the dozens of burger creations from the country’s most talented chefs. Since she missed NYCWFF’s Burger Bash® in 2011, Rachael Ray will no doubt be burger deprived, so the expectations are increasingly high to please America’s Culinary Sweetheart. In 2011, Michael Symon’s burger with fried salami, provolone, shasha hot sauce and pickled onion claimed the People’s Choice award, making the Food Network star and B Spot owner the two-time champ to beat. Who will the People vote for this year? The only way to find out is to attend the hottest and most sought after ticket of #SOBEWFF weekend!


                                            VIP RECEPTION: A limited number of lucky Burger Bash® enthusiasts will have the opportunity to purchase VIP tickets ($325) and receive a special 45-minute preview. Be the first to try the burgers as doors fly open at 6:45 PM and watch Rachael Ray meet and greet the Burger Bash® chefs and taste what they’ve got cooking. A portion of the proceeds from the preview reception will benefit Rachael's Yum-o!® Foundation, a nonprofit organization that feeds hungry children, funds cooking education and scholarships, and empowers families to develop healthy relationships with food. (THE VIP RECEPTION IS SOLD OUT)
                                             

                                            Participating Chefs & Restaurants:

                                            • Timon Balloo (sugarcane, Miami, FL)
                                            • Franklin Becker (Abe & Arthur's, New York, NY)
                                            • BGR The Burger Joint
                                            • Bryan Petroff & Douglas Quint (Big Gay Ice Cream)
                                            • Bistro One LR at The Ritz-Carlton, South Beach
                                            • Richard Blais (Flip Burger Boutique, Atlanta, GA)
                                            • Sean Brock (Husk, Charleston, SC)
                                            • Joey Campanaro (little owl, New York, NY)
                                            • Josh Capon (B&B Winepub, New York, NY)
                                            • Andrew Carmellini (The Dutch, Miami Beach, FL))
                                            • Brendan Connor (Whisk Gourmet Food & Catering, South Miami, FL)
                                            • Andrea Curto-Randazzo & Frank Randazzo (Creative Tastes Catering & Event Production, Miami, FL)
                                            • Andy D'Amico (5 Napkin Burger, Miami Beach, FL)
                                            • Guy Fieri
                                            • Bobby Flay (Bobby's Burger Palace)
                                            • Marc Forgione (Restaurant Marc Forgione, New York, NY)
                                            • David Funaro (Godiva)
                                            • Rick Gresh (David Burke's Primehouse, Chicago, IL)
                                            • Daniel Holzman (The Meatball Shop, New York, NY)
                                            • Cindy Hutson (Ortanique on the Mile, Coral Gables, FL)
                                            • Howie Kleinberg (Bulldog Burger, North Miami, FL)
                                            • Ryan LaRoche (NoMI Kitchen, Chicago, IL)
                                            • Serendipity 3 (Miami Beach, FL)
                                            • Spike Mendelsohn (Good Stuff Eatery, Washington, D.C.)
                                            • Masaharu Morimoto (Morimoto, New York, NY)
                                            • Eric Parker  (Duffy's Sports Grill, Palm Beach Gardens, FL)
                                            • Zak Pelaccio (Fatty Crab, New York, NY)
                                            • PJ Clarke's
                                            • Rachael Ray
                                            • Mindy Segal (Hot Chocolate, Chicago, IL)
                                            • Shake Shack
                                            • Angelo Sosa (Sosa Consulting Group, New York, NY)
                                            • Allen Susser (Chef Allen's Burger Bar, Fort Lauderdale, FL)
                                            • Michael Symon (Bspot, Cleveland, OH)

                                             

                                            Participating Chefs

                                            • Timon Balloo
                                            • Franklin Becker
                                            • Richard Blais
                                            • Sean Brock
                                            • Joey Campanaro
                                            • Josh Capon
                                            • Andrew Carmellini
                                            • Brendan Connor
                                            • Andrea Curto-Randazzo
                                            • Andy D'Amico
                                            • Bobby Flay
                                            • Marc Forgione
                                            • Rick Gresh
                                            • Daniel Holzman
                                            • Cindy Hutson
                                            • Howie Kleinberg
                                            • Ryan LaRoche
                                            • Spike Mendelsohn
                                            • Masaharu Morimoto
                                            • Zak Pelaccio
                                            • Bryan Petroff
                                            • Douglas Quint
                                            • Frank Randazzo
                                            • Rachael Ray
                                            • Mindy Segal
                                            • Shake Shack
                                            • Angelo Sosa
                                            • Allen Susser
                                            • Michael Symon
                                            • Sam Talbot

                                            Sponsors

                                            • Allen Brothers Steaks
                                            • Amstel Light
                                            • Anolon
                                            • Badia
                                            • Bing
                                            • Buick
                                            • Carnival
                                            • Chefwear
                                            • Ciao Bella
                                            • City of Miami Beach
                                            • Costa Farms
                                            • Cultivate Wines
                                            • Diet Pepsi
                                            • FIJI Waters
                                            • FIU
                                            • Food & Wine
                                            • Food Network
                                            • Godiva
                                            • Heinz
                                            • Illy
                                            • Metro Signs
                                            • Panache
                                            • Parrano
                                            • Ritz-Carlton, South Beach
                                            • South Beach Diet
                                            • SWS
                                            • VCA

                                            Date & Time: February 24, 2012 | 7:30PM
                                            Price: $350
                                            Location: Fontainebleau Miami Beach, 4441 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach

                                            To create the best event during the best weekend of the year, you take a mix of the best new chefs in the country and pair their dishes with the best wines rated 90 points or higher on Wine Spectator’s scale while staging the ensuing extravaganza at the Fontainebleau Miami Beach, a hotel that features a spectacular blend of Golden Era glamour and modern luxury. Fontainebleau Miami Beach Presents Wine Spectator’s Best of the Best Sponsored by Bank of America is where chic meets substance. Enjoy a leisurely stroll from station to station hob-knobbing with the chefs and wine-makers, while soaking in the elegant surroundings. Only proprietors and wine-makers from a winery are asked to pour their varietals at this event, and they are thrilled to take time to speak to attendees about their individual grape squeezing processes. This evening has eye-opening tastes in a dramatic setting while educating consumers about the trends that fuel today’s exciting gastronomic scene. There is more fine wine here than any other place all weekend long. From aperitif to dessert, we’ll make sure your glass is decadently decanted and your plate is full of incredible bites.

                                            Participating Chefs & Restaurants: 

                                            • Hugh Acheson (Five & Ten, Athens, GA)
                                            • Nick Anderer (Maialino, New York, NY)
                                            • Sean Brasel (Meat Market, Miami Beach, FL)
                                            • David Burke (David Burke Townhouse, New York, NY)
                                            • Marco Canora (Hearth Restaurant, New York, NY)
                                            • Michael Cimarusti (Providence, Los Angeles, CA)
                                            • Thomas Connell (Fontainebleau Miami Beach, FL)
                                            • Scott Conant (Scarpetta at Fontainebleau Miami Beach, FL)
                                            • Tim Cushman (o ya restaurant, Boston, MA)
                                            • Ariane Daguin (D'Artagnan, New York, NY)
                                            • Paula DaSilva (1500 ̊ at Eden Roc, Miami Beach, FL)
                                            • Craig Deihl (Cypress, Charleston, SC)
                                            • Angelo Elia (Casa D'Angelo, Fort Lauderdale, FL)
                                            • Jason Franey (Canlis, Seattle, WA)
                                            • Jean Luc Grabowski (Restaurant des Pêcheurs Hôtel Le Sereno)
                                            • Gabrielle Hamilton (Prune, New York, NY)
                                            • Gerard Hayden (North Fork Table & Inn, Southold, NY)
                                            • Joel Huff (Azul, Miami, FL) 
                                            • Dan Kluger (ABC Kitchen, New York, NY)
                                            • Jian Heng Loo  (Hakkasan at Fontainebleau Miami Beach, FL)
                                            • Emily Luchetti (Waterbar, San Francisco, CA)
                                            • Tony Maws (Craigie on Main, Cambridge, MA)
                                            • George Mendes (ALDEA, New York, NY)
                                            • Chris Miracolo (Max's Harvest, Delray Beach, FL)
                                            • Carlo Mirarchi (Roberta's, Brooklyn, NY)
                                            • Seamus Mullen (Tertulia, New York, NY)
                                            • Pichet Ong (Coppelia & Qi, New York, NY)
                                            • Makoto Okuwa (Makoto at the Bal Harbour Shops, Miami FL)
                                            • Charles Phan (The Slanted Door, San Francisco, CA)
                                            • Viet Pham (Forage, Salt Lake City, UT)
                                            • Alejandro Pinero (Sustain Restaurant + Bar, Miami, FL)
                                            • Angela Pinkerton (Eleven Madison Park, New York, NY)
                                            • Michael Pirolo (Scarpetta at Fontainebleau Miami Beach, FL)
                                            • Alfred Portale (Gotham Steak at Fontainebleau Miami Beach. FL)
                                            • Luis Pous (The Dining Room at Little Palm Island Resort & Spa, Little Torch Key, FL)
                                            • Andrea Reusing (Lantern, Chapel Hill, NC)
                                            • Dan Silverman (The Standard Grill, New York, NY)
                                            • Michael Solomonov (Zahav, Philadelphia, PA)
                                            • Bill Telepan (Telepan, New York, NY)
                                            • Christina Tosi (Momofuku Milk Bar, New York, NY)
                                            • MR. CHOW-MIAMI, Miami Beach, FL
                                            • Jarrod Verbiak (DB Bistro Moderne, Miami, FL)
                                            • Peter Vauthy (Red, the Steakhouse, Miami Beach, FL)
                                            • Ricardo Zarate (Mo-Chica, Picca, Los Angeles, CA)

                                             

                                            Participating Wineries

                                            Almaviva
                                            Andrew Geoffrey Vineyards
                                            Anta Banderas
                                            Antinori
                                            A.P. Vin
                                            Au Bon Climat
                                            Beaulieu Vineyard
                                            Belle Glos
                                            Beringer Vineyards
                                            Bertani
                                            Bodegas Caro and Los Vascos
                                            Bodegas Catena Zapata
                                            Boyanci
                                            Brancott Estate
                                            Castello di Fonterutoli
                                            Caymus
                                            Celani Vineyards
                                            Champagne Gosset
                                            Champagne Henriot
                                            Champagne Lanson
                                            Champagne Laurent-Perrier
                                            Champagne Nicolas Feuillatte
                                            Champagne Perrier-Jouët
                                            Champagne Pommery
                                            Charles Krug Winery
                                            Chateâu de la Gardine
                                            Chateâu d'Esclans
                                            Chateau Ste. Michelle
                                            Chiarello Family Vineyards
                                            Col Solare
                                            Daedalus Cellars
                                            Damilano



                                            Diamond Creek Vineyards
                                            Domaine de la Vougeraie
                                            Domaine Pascal Jolivet
                                            Far Niente
                                            Fontanafredda
                                            Franciscan Estate
                                            Gerard Bertrand Wines
                                            Gloria Ferrer Caves & Vineyards
                                            Grupo Barón de Ley
                                            Heitz Wine Cellars
                                            Inglenook
                                            Inniskillin
                                            J Vineyards and Winery
                                            Jean Luc Colombo
                                            Jermann
                                            Jordan Vineyards & Winery
                                            José Maria da Fonseca
                                            Joseph Phelps Vineyards
                                            Kelly Fleming Wines
                                            Kracher
                                            Ladera Vineyards
                                            Loring Wine Company
                                            Louis Latour
                                            Luigi Einaudi Winery
                                            Maison Alex Gambal
                                            Marqués de Riscal
                                            Melka Wines
                                            Mer Soleil
                                            Mumm Napa
                                            Nickel & Nickel
                                            Olivier Leflaive
                                            Orma
                                            Pago de Vallegarcía
                                            Pali Wine Company

                                            Paul Jaboulet Aîné
                                            Planeta
                                            Poggio Al Tesoro
                                            Produttori del Barbaresco
                                            Robert Mondavi Winery
                                            Rocca delle Macìe
                                            Rodney Strong Estates
                                            Roessler Cellars
                                            Rosenblum Cellars
                                            Ruffino
                                            Sangue D'Oro
                                            Schrader Cellars
                                            Stag's Leap Wine Cellars
                                            Sterling Vineyards
                                            Tasca d'Almerita
                                            Terredora di Paolo
                                            Trapiche Argentina
                                            Trefethen Family Vineyards
                                            Trimbach
                                            Trinchero Family Estates
                                            Villa Poggio Salvi
                                            Viña San Pedro
                                            Vine Cliff Winery
                                            Wente Vineyards

                                             

                                            Participating Chefs

                                            • Hugh Acheson
                                            • Nick Anderer
                                            • Sean Brasel
                                            • David Burke
                                            • Marco Canora
                                            • Ed Carew
                                            • Michael Chiarello
                                            • Michael Cimarusti
                                            • Scott Conant
                                            • Thomas Connell
                                            • Tim Cushman
                                            • Ariane Daguin
                                            • Paula DaSilva
                                            • Craig Deihl
                                            • Angelo Elia
                                            • Jason Franey
                                            • Jean Luc Grabowski
                                            • Gabrielle Hamilton
                                            • Gerard Hayden
                                            • Joel Huff
                                            • Dan Kluger
                                            • Jian Heng Loo
                                            • Emily Luchetti
                                            • Tony Maws
                                            • George Mendes
                                            • Todd Miller
                                            • Carlo Mirachi
                                            • Chris Miracolo
                                            • Seamus Mullen
                                            • Makoto Okuwa
                                            • Pichet Ong
                                            • Viet Pham
                                            • Charles Phan
                                            • Alejandro Pinero
                                            • Angela Pinkerton
                                            • Michael Pirolo
                                            • Alfred Portale
                                            • Luis Pous
                                            • Andrea Reusing
                                            • Dan Silverman
                                            • Michael Solomonov
                                            • Ooi Soon Lok
                                            • Bill Telepan
                                            • Christina Tosi
                                            • Peter Vauthy
                                            • Jarrod Verbiak
                                            • Ricardo Zarate

                                            Sponsors

                                            • Badia
                                            • Bank of America
                                            • CAB
                                            • Chefwear
                                            • Coach Farm
                                            • Evian
                                            • FIU
                                            • Fontainbleau
                                            • Illy
                                            • Metro Signs
                                            • Panache
                                            • Premium Port
                                            • Riedel
                                            • SWS
                                            • Sysco Specialty Meats
                                            • Wine Spectator
                                            • Winebow

                                            Date & Time: February 24, 2012 | 10:00PM
                                            Price: $95
                                            Location: 1111 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach

                                            Building on the success of our 10th anniversary party at 1111 Lincoln Road last year, we’re back to turn this Herzog & de Meuron designed parking garage into celebration central for the only official Festival Friday late-night affair. Epicure Gourmet Market Presents Party Impossible hosted by Robert Irvine showcases Epicure Market, Miami’s answer to Dean and Deluca. Epicure owners Ike, Guy and Jason Starkman present the gourmet meats, cheeses, breads, soups, pastries, prepared foods and much more that can only be found in this vivant store in SOBE and in Sunny Isles. We are excited to welcome Irvine as a first-time SOBEWFF event host. He stars on the popular Food Network shows Worst Cooks in America & Restaurant: Impossible. With a DJ spinning the tunes, guests will  walk around like you would in a grocery store, with one major exception, instead of pushing a shopping cart, you’ll be holding a glass featuring the hottest spirits from the Southern Wine & Spirits portfolio. Mixologists will concoct drinks suitable for Epicure’s gourmand treats. This event is perfect for locals who can’t get enough of Epicure’s delights and bon vivant out-of-towners who have heard the buzz for years.

                                             

                                            Participating Talent:

                                            Robert Irvine
                                            Tony Abou-Ganim
                                            Hector Morales
                                            Marc Summers

                                             

                                            Participating Chefs

                                            • Tony Abou-Ganim
                                            • Robert Irvine
                                            • Hector Morales
                                            • Marc Summers

                                            Sponsors

                                            • 1111 Lincoln Road
                                            • Bing
                                            • Bottega
                                            • Costa Farms
                                            • Diet Pepsi
                                            • Epicure
                                            • FIJI Waters
                                            • FIU
                                            • Metro Signs
                                            • OR-G
                                            • Palm Bay International
                                            • Panache
                                            • SWS

                                            Date & Time: February 25, 2012 | 10:00AM
                                            Price: $20
                                            Location: Jungle Island, 1111 Parrot Jungle Trail, Miami Beach

                                            Join your favorite chefs and culinary talent for two fun-filled days of food, fitness and learning at Florida Blue presents Fun and Fit as a Family featuring Kellogg’s Kidz Kitchen at Jungle Island. This family-friendly event at the Festival lets parents and kids learn the basics of healthy eating up close with Food Network celebrity chefs Rachael Ray, Guy Fieri and many more. Children will have the chance to explore the food garden, play sports on the beach, get their hands messy in the interactive kitchen and explore the animals of Jungle Island while learning the basics of preparing nutritious meals and having fun doing it. For families who like smiles and sustainable sustenance, Fun and Fit is a superb stop in an already stupendous weekend.

                                             

                                             Chefs scheduled to appear:

                                            Kellogg's Kidz Kitchen
                                             Whole Foods Market Food Lab presented by Vitamix

                                             11:00 am-12:00 pm

                                             Rachael Ray

                                             11:30 am-12:30 pm

                                             Rocco DiSpirito

                                             1:00 pm-2:00 pm

                                             Guy Fieri

                                              1:30 pm-2:30 pm

                                             Melissa d'Arabian

                                             3:00 pm-4:00 pm

                                             Robert Irvine

                                             3:30 pm-4:30 pm

                                             Jeff Mauro

                                             

                                            Overflow Parking Instructions
                                            Overflow Parking - $5 Per Car

                                            Participating Chefs

                                            • Melissa d'Arabian
                                            • Rocco DiSpirito
                                            • Guy Fieri
                                            • Robert Irvine
                                            • Jeff Mauro
                                            • Rachael Ray

                                            Sponsors

                                            • Anolon
                                            • Badia
                                            • Barilla
                                            • Bertolli
                                            • Bing
                                            • Body Preference
                                            • Carnival
                                            • Dominos
                                            • FIU
                                            • FIU Biscayne Bay Rec
                                            • FIU University Health Services
                                            • Florida Blue
                                            • Food Network
                                            • GMCVB
                                            • Goya
                                            • Hammerstahl
                                            • Jungle Island
                                            • Kellogs
                                            • Metro Signs
                                            • Miami Foundation
                                            • Miami-Dade County
                                            • Nestle Pure Life
                                            • Panda Kitchen
                                            • Pollo Tropical
                                            • Sysco
                                            • Vitamix
                                            • Whole Foods
                                            • WSI

                                            Date & Time: February 25, 2012 | 10:00AM
                                            Price: $150
                                            Location: the PERRY, SOUTH BEACH, 2377 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach

                                            The Festival invites both novices and aficionados who seek a serious education in the finer things in life to its 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 wine 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. Led by experts, each session provides an opportunity to deepen your knowledge of specific wines and identify the qualities of each that most appeal to you. A member of Wine Spectator’s editorial team will introduce this session.


                                            Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc & Pinot Noir Style Diversity

                                             

                                            Many new and exciting Sauvignon Blanc & Pinot Noir styles are emerging from Marlborough; from sub-regional expressions through to styles which reflect a range of viticulture and winemaking philosophies.
                                             

                                            The tasting will include wines that are differentiated for viticulture reasons, and also wines which are differentiated by greater winemaker influence. They range from bright, crisp and aromatic, to broader, more textural and age worthy. This seminar will explore new style trends, and showcase wines from the outstanding 2011 vintage.

                                             

                                            Featured Wines:

                                            1. NV Brancott Estate Sauvignon Blanc Brut
                                            2. 2011 Brancott Estate Marlborough Classic Sauvignon Blanc
                                            3. 2011 Stoneleigh Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc
                                            4. 2011 Brancott Estate Letter Series ‘B’ Sauvignon Blanc
                                            5. 2010 Brancott Estate ‘Icon’ Sauvignon Blanc
                                            6. 2010 Brancott Estate Marlborough Pinot Noir
                                            7. 2009 Stoneleigh Marlborough Pinot Noir
                                            8. 2010 Brancott Estate Letter Series ‘T’ Terraces Pinot Noir

                                            Domaine Clarence Dillon
                                             

                                            Clarendelle's style and structure represent elegance, complexity and balance. Clarendelle strives for "tipicitee" or a style representative of its roots. Their red and white wines are the fruits of an "assemblage" which mirror the marriages of grape varietals found in their estate wines.

                                            Featured Wines:

                                             

                                            • Clarendelle Rosé 2011, « US Premiere »
                                            • Clarendelle red 2006, « World Premiere »
                                            • Clarendelle red 2005
                                            • Le Clarence de Haut Brion 2007
                                            • La Chapelle de La Mission Haut Brion 2006
                                            • Château Haut-Brion rouge 2007

                                            • Château La Mission Haut-Brion rouge 2006
                                            • Clarendelle white 2010
                                            • Clarendelle white 2009
                                            • Clarendelle Amberwine 2003


                                             

                                             

                                            CVNE – The Past Reveals the Future


                                            CVNE (Compañía Vinícola del Norte de España) is one of the most renowned and historic bodegas in all of Spain. Founded in 1879 by the Real de Asúa brothers, Eusebio and Raimundo, the company has been an integral part of the Rioja region’s ascendance in the world of fine wine. With their combination of traditional roots and innovative vision, CVNE has been one of Rioja’s most reliable sources for high quality wine. The company is still run by descendants of the Real de Asúa brothers, now represented by the fifth generation with current CEO Victor Urrutia Ybarra.

                                            The 3 family wineries perfectly symbolise the 3 essential principles that have always characterised the CVNE philosophy: the respect of heritage evident at the historic Cune bodegas in Haro; the embrace of new technology and innovation in the James Bond-inspired Viña Real facility; and the valorisation of terroir that is Contino, Rioja's most magical vineyard site transformed into truly magical wines.

                                            This fascinating seminar, led by CEO Victor Urrutia Ybarra, will explore the great wines that have propelled CVNE to the forefront of Rioja. You will also be treated to a glimpse of the illustrious family history, with a rare tasting of some their world famous vintage library selections.

                                            Featured Wines:
                                            Cune Monopole 2010
                                            Cune Monopole 2010
                                            Cune Crianza 2008
                                            Imperial Reserva 2004
                                            Contino Reserva 2006
                                            Viña Real Gran Reserva 2004
                                            Viña Real Gran Reserva 1973

                                             

                                            Participating Chefs

                                            • Jacques de La Giraudiere
                                            • Patrick Materman
                                            • Thomas Matthews
                                            • Bruce Sanderson
                                            • Victor Urrutia

                                            Sponsors

                                            • Brancott Estates
                                            • Carr's Crackers
                                            • CVNE
                                            • Domaine Clarence Dillion
                                            • FIJI Waters
                                            • FIU
                                            • Grana Padano
                                            • Metro Signs
                                            • Riedel
                                            • SWS
                                            • The Perry
                                            • Wine Spectator

                                            Date & Time: February 25, 2012 | 10:45AM
                                            Price: $2
                                            Location: Hotel Victor soon to be Thompson Ocean Drive, 1144 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach, FL 33139

                                            They say winning isn’t everything, but for these five chefs, it certainly comes close. Panelists will shed light on the experience of winning a national television show and the impact it has had on both their professional and personal lives. Like the lottery, it may be a windfall, but the transition isn’t always so smooth.

                                            Moderator:
                                            - Bobby Flay

                                            Panelists:
                                            - Richard Blais
                                            - Marc Forgione
                                            - Jonathan Waxman
                                            - Stephanie Izard
                                            - Geoffrey Zakarian
                                            - Michael Symon
                                             

                                            Guests can RSVP to: sobewff@bullfrogandbaum.com

                                            Participating Chefs

                                            • Richard Blais
                                            • Bobby Flay
                                            • Marc Forgione
                                            • Stephanie Izard
                                            • Michael Symon
                                            • Jonathan Waxman
                                            • Geoffrey Zakarian

                                            Sponsors

                                            • Bullfrog & Baum
                                            • Thompson Ocean D

                                            Date & Time: February 25, 2012 | 11:00AM
                                            Price: $85
                                            Location: Miami Beach Convention Center, 1901 Convention Center Drive, Miami Beach

                                            It used to be that American cheese was the subject of jokes, not serious eating. Same with American wine. Oenophiles turned their noses up at any bottles that weren't coming from across the Atlantic. All that has changed as American cheeses and wines have had the folks across the Pond looking our way for the past few years. Join American cheese expert Laura Werlin and all around Wine Wise Guy Anthony Giglio for a tasting of some of the best American cheeses and wines you've probably never heard of. A culinary, comedic and platonic double act, what these two people don’t know about American cheese and wine is not worth knowing. Along the way, they will provide the keys to successful cheese and wine pairings. The Festival’s lifestyle seminars are a great place to start or supplement your wine and pairing education.

                                            Menu:

                                            1) Coach Farm “Green Peppercorn Pyramid” (NY)
                                            2) Vermont Farmstead Cheese Company Lillé (VT)
                                            3) Bellwether Farms “Carmody” (CA)
                                            4) Carr Valley Cheese Company “Menage” (WI)
                                            5) Beecher’s Handmade Cheese “Flagship Reserve” (WA)
                                            6) Sartori Reserve “Espresso BellaVitano” (WI)
                                            7) Rogue Creamery “Rogue River Blue” (OR)
                                            8) Cowgirl Creamery “Red Hawk” (CA)

                                             

                                            Wines

                                            1. Gloria Ferrer, Blanc de Blancs, Sonoma County 2006
                                            2. Qupe Rousanne, Bien Nacido Hill, Santa Maria Valley 2007
                                            3. Northstar Merlot, Columbia Valley 2007
                                            4. Melka Family, CJ Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley 2009
                                            5. Au Bon Climat Pinot Noir "Isabelle", Santa Barbara County 2008
                                            6. Dolce Late Harvest, Napa Valley 2006

                                            Participating Chefs

                                            • Anthony Giglio
                                            • Laura Werlin

                                            Sponsors

                                            • Acqua Panna
                                            • Bank of America
                                            • Carr's Crackers
                                            • FIU
                                            • MBCC
                                            • Metro Signs
                                            • San Pellegrino
                                            • SWS

                                            Date & Time: February 25, 2012 | 11:00AM
                                            Price: $225
                                            Location: 13th Street & Ocean Drive, Miami Beach, FL 33139

                                            Celebrate the weekend at the Festival’s signature white tents on the beach, the Whole Foods Market Grand Tasting Village. Remove your sensibilities as you enter an afternoon devoted exclusively to trying bold cuisine paired with excellent wines, and specially-crafted spirits. Take a refreshing stroll through an unending array of sublime tastes and celebrate this year’s achievements in furthering the culinary, wine and spirit world.


                                            Culinary Demonstrations (11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.)


                                            The rock stars of the food world come to life on the KitchenAid Culinary Demonstration stages. Catch all of your favorite chefs, authors and culinary personalities in their own 45-minute segments ranging from showing off the latest recipes to pure entertainment spectacles. Afterward, don’t miss the chance to exchange a few personal words with your culinary hero when you purchase a book for signing from on-site retailer Books & Books.

                                             KitchenAid Blue Stage  KitchenAid Green Stage

                                             11:15 am-12:00 pm

                                             Andrew Zimmern

                                             11:30 am-12:15 pm

                                             Nadia G

                                             12:30 pm-1:15 pm

                                             The Neelys

                                              12:45 pm-1:30 pm

                                             Alex Guarnaschelli

                                             1:45 pm-2:30 pm

                                             Emeril Lagasse

                                             2:00 pm-2:45 pm

                                             Debi Mazar/Gabriele Corcos

                                             3:00 pm-3:45 pm

                                             Rachael Ray

                                             3:15 pm- 4:00 pm

                                             Jamie Deen

                                             4:15 pm-5:00 pm

                                             Bethenny Frankel

                                              4:30 pm-5:15 pm

                                             Geoffrey Zakarian

                                             5:15 pm-6:00 pm

                                             Guy Fieri

                                             5:30 pm-6:15 pm

                                             Sunny Anderson

                                            Book Signing Schedule coordinated by Books & Books

                                            12:15pm ANDREW ZIMMERN
                                            12:30pm NADIA G.
                                            1:00pm JAMIE DEEN
                                            1:30pm THE NEELYS
                                            2:00pm ROGER MOOKING
                                            2:15pm AARON SANCHEZ
                                            2:45pm EMERIL LAGASSE
                                            4:00pm RACHAEL RAY

                                            American Express Grand Tasting Tents (1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.)


                                            Immerse yourself in pleasure as the American Express Grand Tasting invites you to experience unbridled deliciousness. A seemingly never-ending array of wines and spirits from some of the world’s finest producers will offer the perfect accompaniment to the unusual appetizers, signature dishes, and delightful desserts presented by some of South Florida’s greatest restaurants. With generous samples of everything you please, the afternoon provides a unique opportunity to try the widest possible range of flavors representing innovations in wine and spirits making, new culinary trends, and exciting twists on global food traditions. And in between those exciting sips and bites, take a moment to ask questions of the informative pourers and servers, all of whom can provide information to help heighten your appreciation and deepen your knowledge of the latest gastronomic innovations.

                                            Participating Restaurants

                                            • A Fish Called Avalon (Kal Abdalla)
                                            • Aaron's Catering (Brian Aaron)
                                            • AROMAS DEL PERU
                                            • Bacio by Carla Pellegrino (Carla Pellegrino)--Las Vegas, NV
                                            • Baoli-Vita
                                            • Bring Organics Back (Chad & Karen Cherry)
                                            • Cafe @ Books & Books
                                            • Chef Adrianne’s Vineyard Restaurant and Wine Bar (Adrianne Calvo)
                                            • Cibo Wine Bar (Massimo Giannattasio)
                                            • CrepeMaker
                                            • De Luca food and wine
                                            • F.Scott's Restaurant & Jazz Bar--Nashville, TN (Wendy Burch, Kevin Ramquist, Will Uhlhorn)
                                            • Fogo de Chao Churrascaria
                                            • Fratelli La Bufala
                                            • Frita Shop
                                            • George Stone Crab
                                            • Ghirardelli Ice Cream & Chocolate Shop
                                            • Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant
                                            • Haven South Beach (Todd Erickson)
                                            • Hy-Vong Restaurant (Tung Nguyen)
                                            • Larios on the Beach
                                            • Latin American Bakery and Cafe (Alberto Elias, Jonathan Alexander Walkenstein & Gabriela Zadoff)
                                            • LITTLE LOTUS
                                            • Lucky Strike Lanes & Lounge
                                            • Lucy’s Cantina Royale
                                            • Mare Nostrum
                                            • OLA Restaurant (Horacio Rivadero)
                                            • Pearl Restaurant & Champage Lounge(Sylvain Noel)
                                            • RA Sushi Bar Restaurant
                                            • Rosa Mexicano (Christian Plotczyk)
                                            • SAIA (Subin Chenkorsorn)
                                            • SAWA Restaurant
                                            • STK (Aaron Taylor)
                                            • Table 3 Restaurant & Market--Nashville, TN (Wendy Burch, Kevin Ramquist, Will Uhlhorn)
                                            • Taverna Opa (Peter Tsialiamanis)
                                            • The Dining Room (Horacio Rivadero)
                                            • The Grill on the Alley


                                             

                                            Winebow Wine Pavilion

                                            Winebow Presents Wines of the World – Join Winebow for a journey around the world to taste handpicked selections from the finest wineries and spirits producers. Wineries and winemakers from Italy, France, Spain, Germany, Austria, New Zealand, Chile, and Argentina will be on hand to educate and inspire. This exclusive opportunity is brought to you by Winebow: Importers, developers, and distributors of premium wines and spirits for more than 30 years.

                                            Featured Wines at Winebow Wine Pavilion

                                            • 24 Knots
                                            • Allegrini
                                            • Argiolas
                                            • Banks 5-Island Rum
                                            • Bodega Renacer
                                            • Bodegas Catena Zapata
                                            • Bodegas Nieto Senetiner
                                            • Bodegas Protos
                                            • Botromagno
                                            • Bruichladdich
                                            • Castello di Bossi
                                            • Clean Slate
                                            • Corte Giara
                                            • Di Majo Norante
                                            • Fat bastard
                                            • Juvé y Camps
                                            • Kris
                                            • Librandi
                                            • Licia
                                            • Los Dos
                                            • Marqués de Griñon
                                            • Mastroberardino
                                            • Nardini
                                            • Pitú Cachaça
                                            • Poli Distillery
                                            • Root:1
                                            • Stella
                                            • Tasca d'Almerita
                                            • Terranoble
                                            • The Botanist Gin
                                            • Valle Reale
                                            • Vitiano
                                            • Weingut Fred Loimer
                                            • Yealands
                                            • Zardetto
                                            • Zenato
                                               

                                            Exhibitors


                                             

                                             Wine, Spirits & Water

                                            • 0210 Velvet
                                            • 3 Amigos Tequila
                                            • 4 Orange Premium Vodka
                                            • Acqua Panna® Natural Spring Water
                                            • Adult Chocolate Milk
                                            • Antigal Winery and Estates
                                            • Antinori
                                            • Apollinaris Natural Mineral Water
                                            • Bärenjäger Honey Liqueur
                                            • Baron Herzog
                                            • Bartenura
                                            • Beaulieu Vineyard
                                            • Biltmore Wines
                                            • Black Stallion Estate Winery
                                            • Bodega Navarro Correas
                                            • Boisset Family Estates
                                            • Botran® Aged Rums
                                            • Brassfield EstateWinery
                                            • Cantina di Soave
                                            • Cardenal Mendoza
                                            • Château D'Esclans
                                            • Chopin Vodka
                                            • Clif Family Winery
                                            • Cockburn's Port
                                            • Cruzan Rum
                                            • Cultivate Wines
                                            • Diplomático Rum
                                            • Distillery No. 209
                                            • Domaine de Canton
                                            • Echelon Vineyards
                                            • entwine
                                            • Epica by Viña San Pedro
                                            • Evaton Wineries
                                            • evian®
                                            • Ferrari-Carano Vineyards and Winery
                                            • FIJI Water
                                            • Flor de Caña Rum
                                            • Folonari
                                            • Fragolí
                                            • Francis Ford Coppola Winery
                                            • Franciscan Estate
                                            • Freixenet
                                            • Gekkeikan Sake
                                            • Gérard Bertrand Wines
                                            • Graham's Port
                                            • Grgich Hills Estate
                                            • Gruppo Mezzacorona
                                            • HandCraft Artisan Collection
                                            • Heaven Hill Distilleries, Inc.
                                            • Henriot Inc.
                                            • House Jam
                                            • HPNOTIQ
                                            • Jermann
                                            • Jose Cuervo® Tequila
                                            • Kim Crawford
                                            • Kiss Mix
                                            • L'CHAIM Kosher Vodka
                                            • Lucid Absinthe Supérieure
                                            • Lunazul Premium Tequila
                                            • Lungarotti
                                            • Maisons Marques and Domaines USA
                                            • Marie Brizard Liqueurs
                                            • Marqués de Riscal
                                            • Michael Collins Irish Whiskey
                                            • Mionetto Prosecco USA
                                            • Molinari
                                            • Monster Energy
                                            • {Noble Vines}
                                            • NUVO®
                                            • Palm Bay International
                                            • PAMA Liqueur
                                            • Partida Tequila
                                            • Perrier® Sparkling Natural Mineral Water
                                            • Pio Cesare
                                            • Reál Sangria
                                            • Rivera
                                            • Robert Mondavi Winery
                                            • Ron Barcelò Rum
                                            • Ron Zacapa®
                                            • Rosenblum Cellars
                                            • Ruffino
                                            • S.Pellegrino® Sparkling Natural Mineral Water
                                            • Saint-Géron Sparkling Natural Mineral Water
                                            • Shaw-Ross
                                            • Simply Naked Winery
                                            • Skinny Water
                                            • Skinnygirl Cocktails
                                            • Sobieski Vodka
                                            • Sterling Vineyards
                                            • St-Germain Liqueur
                                            • Sweet Revenge
                                            • SXLiquors
                                            • Terlato Wines International
                                            • The Original MOONSHINE®
                                            • Tito's Handmade Vodka
                                            • Trapiche
                                            • Treasury Wine Estates
                                            • Trefethen Family Vineyards
                                            • Trinchero Family Estates
                                            • Umani Ronchi
                                            • Valdo
                                            • VeeV Açaí Spirit
                                            • Vin Divino
                                            • Volvic Natural Spring Water
                                            • Wilson Creek Winery
                                            • Wines That Rock
                                            • Zafra Master Reserve 21 Rum

                                             

                                            Participating Chefs

                                            • Brian Aaron
                                            • Kal Abdalla
                                            • Sunny Anderson
                                            • Wendy Burch
                                            • Adrianne Calvo
                                            • Subin Chenkorsorn
                                            • Chad & Karen Cherry
                                            • Jamie Deen
                                            • Alberto Elias
                                            • Todd Erickson
                                            • Bethenny Frankel
                                            • Nadia G
                                            • Debi Mazar & Gabriele Corcos
                                            • Massimo Giannattasio
                                            • Duff Goldman
                                            • Alexandra Guarnaschelli
                                            • Drunken Chefs: Jonathan Alexander Walkenstein and Gabriela Zadoff
                                            • Emeril Lagasse
                                            • Roger Mooking
                                            • Pat and Gina Neely
                                            • Tung Nguyen
                                            • Sylvain Noel
                                            • Carla Pellegrino
                                            • Christian Plotczyk
                                            • Kevin Ramquist
                                            • Rachael Ray
                                            • Horacio Rivadero
                                            • Javier Soriano
                                            • Aaron Taylor
                                            • Peter Tsialiamanis
                                            • Will Uhlhorn
                                            • Geoffrey Zakarian
                                            • Andrew Zimmern

                                            Sponsors

                                            • 3 Amigos
                                            • Acqua Panna
                                            • Alexia
                                            • AMEX
                                            • Amstel Light
                                            • Anolon
                                            • Badia
                                            • Barbados Tourism
                                            • Barilla
                                            • Beringer
                                            • Bertolli
                                            • Bing
                                            • Botran
                                            • Buick
                                            • Cafe Bustelo
                                            • Cape Cod
                                            • Carbonell
                                            • Celebrity Cruises
                                            • Chefwear
                                            • Chipotle
                                            • Ciao Bella
                                            • City of Miami Beach
                                            • Cosmopolitan Hotel
                                            • Cruzan
                                            • Cultivate Wines
                                            • Diet Pepsi
                                            • Entwine
                                            • Equinox
                                            • Evian
                                            • FIJI Waters
                                            • FIU
                                            • Food & Wine
                                            • Food Network
                                            • Ginnybakes
                                            • GMCVB
                                            • Goya
                                            • Hammerstahl
                                            • IEEM
                                            • IKEA
                                            • Illy
                                            • Jelly Belly
                                            • Kiss Mix
                                            • Kitchenaid
                                            • Metro Signs
                                            • Moët Hennessy USA
                                            • New York Times
                                            • Palm Bay International
                                            • Panache
                                            • Perrier
                                            • POM Wonderful
                                            • Puerto Rico
                                            • Qream
                                            • Quely
                                            • Riedel
                                            • San Pellegrino
                                            • Simply Naked
                                            • Skinny Girl
                                            • SWS
                                            • Sysco
                                            • VCA
                                            • Whole Foods
                                            • Wine Spectator
                                            • Winebow

                                            Date & Time: February 25, 2012 | 11:00AM
                                            Price: $85
                                            Location: Aboard Celebrity's Eclipse. Meet at the Port of Miami, 1015 N America Way, Miami, FL 33132-2017

                                            Whether you call them bartenders, mixologists, alchemists, bar chefs or chemists, today’s cutting-edge cocktail creators are doing things with spirits that were never dreamed of just a decade ago.

                                            The Liquid Chef, Junior Merino, will showcase techniques used at The Molecular Bar such as liquid nitrogen, foams, airs, flavor building and spherification.

                                            Drink demos and tastings will include: Black Mamba with Glenlivit Single Malt Whiskey infused with five spices, muddled orange, ginger, basil and elderflower liqueur garnished with crystallized ginger. Coming Up Roses, Junior Merino's signature cocktail and a favorite of guests consists of muddled rose petals, lime, rose essence, Perrier-Jouet champagne, and raspberry rum topped with fresh berries and puffs of rose foam.

                                            These unique concoctions-- some flowery, some spicy—are paired with small plates from Celebrity’s specialty restaurants: Qsine, Blu, Murano, Tuscan Grille, Bistro on Five, The Moonlight Sonata, Cellar Masters and The Molecular Bar. Guests will sample signature plates created by Celebrity's James Beard-nominated Master Chef Jacques Van Staden.

                                            Attire: Smart Casual. Comfortable walking shoes recommended.

                                            NOTE: Please meet Celebrity Staff at  the pier at 11 AM for embarkation. Parking is available at the port.

                                            IMPORTANT INFORMATION

                                            Customs & Border Patrol (CBP) regulations, require all individuals boarding a cruise ship to provide specific identification details in advance of the event. Therefore, it is imperative that you send the following information via e-mail no later than February 21st to jcremonesi@rccl.com
                                            • For US Citizens: Your full name, as it appears on your government state issued valid driver's license or passport (depending on which document you will present)
                                            • For NON-US Citizens: Your full name, as it appears on your passport or ARC Residency Card
                                            • The license, passport or residency card number from whichever form of identification you will be showing when registering at the ship terminal
                                            • Your date of birth
                                            • Your citizenship

                                            Please also note that, prior to boarding the ship, you will be asked to show the same government-issued photo identifications noted above in order to board the ship.
                                            Be aware that boarding will be denied for any individuals who do not follow this required practice.

                                            Celebrity Eclipse will be docked at Terminal G at the Port of Miami. Follow the signs to Garage G. Complimentary parking vouchers will be provided following the event.

                                            Registration at the terminal will begin at 11 am. Please plan to arrive 15 minutes early to allow ample time for parking and walking to the terminal.


                                             

                                            Participating Chefs

                                            • Junior Merino
                                            • Jacques Van Staden

                                            Sponsors

                                            • Celebrity Cruises

                                            Date & Time: February 25, 2012 | 12:00PM
                                            Price: $175
                                            Location: The Setai Hotel, 2001 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach

                                            We’ve performed a coup of California’s top talent. Charles Phan, the patriarch of the incredible Slanted Door restaurant in San Francisco will host Dolce Lunch at The Setai, a sit-down celebration of Vietnamese cuisine and Dolce, the liquid gold wine that flows from Napa Valley. Phan will team up with world-renowned chef David Werly of The Setai to craft a four-course Orient-inspired luncheon using traditional ingredients and techniques, while exploring the distinguishing flavor profiles in Asian cuisine. At Slanted Door, Phan commits to using the cleanest local ingredients, which for this afternoon, will pair well with Dolce Wine, known as liquid gold for its small, unpredictable quantities. Dolce Winery is the only winery in North America that is solely devoted to producing a single, late harvest wine based on its Semillon and Sauvignon Blanc flavor profiles. Chef Werly is gracious enough to open his kitchen for an afternoon for food explorers and winsome wine wayfarers.

                                            Participating Chefs & Restaurants:

                                            • Charles Phan (The Slanted Door, San Francisco, CA)
                                            • David Werly (The Setai Hotel, Miami Beach, FL)

                                            Participating Chefs

                                            • Charles Phan
                                            • David Werly

                                            Sponsors

                                            • Chefwear
                                            • Dolce
                                            • FIJI Waters
                                            • FIU
                                            • Godiva
                                            • Setai
                                            • SWS

                                            Date & Time: February 25, 2012 | 12:00PM
                                            Price: $175
                                            Location: Miami Beach Botanical Garden, 2000 Convention Center Drive, Miami Beach

                                            Since he opened the doors of Michael’s Genuine Food & Drink, Michael Schwartz has strived to support small, family-owned farms and sustainable methods of production throughout South Florida. Farm to Table Brunch is a celebration of culinary masters embracing what many hope is not just the latest food trend, but rather a way of life for major American cities. On this afternoon, Schwartz will invite top sustainable chefs from all over the country  to each have a station that will razzle and dazzle your taste buds. The seafood main course will come directly from the nearest fishing boats and many of the fruits and vegetables will be locally harvested.

                                            Participating Chefs & Restaurants:

                                            • Tim Cushman (o ya restaurant, Boston, MA)
                                            • Tony Maws (Craigie on Main, Cambridge, MA)
                                            • Andrea Reusing (Lantern, Chapel Hill, NC)
                                            • Michael Schwartz (Michael's Genuine Food and Drink, Miami, FL)

                                             

                                            Participating Chefs

                                            • Tim Cushman
                                            • Tony Maws
                                            • Andrea Reusing
                                            • Michael Schwartz

                                            Sponsors

                                            • 3 Amigos
                                            • Brancott Estates
                                            • Chefwear
                                            • Coach Farm
                                            • Costa Farms
                                            • FIU
                                            • Miami Beach Botanical Gardens
                                            • SWS
                                            • Whole Foods

                                            Date & Time: February 25, 2012 | 12:00PM
                                            Price: $150
                                            Location: The Biltmore Hotel, 1200 Anastasia Avenue, Coral Gables

                                            Anne Burrell, host of Food Network’s Secrets of a Restaurant Chef and Worst Cooks in America and author of Cook Like A Rock Star is taking you to cooking school. The Culinary Institute of America graduate and instructor at the Institute of Culinary Education in New York City will lead you in preparing a lunch that you’ll sit down and enjoy together afterwards. Once you’re done cooking, and ready to sit down, relax and enjoy your creation, we’ll pour you an excellently paired wine from the Southern Wine & Spirits of Florida portfolio. Knowing our girl like we do, there may be a cocktail or two served during the actual cooking to make sure the creative culinary juices are properly flowing as the water boils. Hopefully she doesn’t vote you the worst cook in America!

                                            Participating Chefs

                                            • Anne Burrell

                                            Sponsors

                                            • Acqua Panna
                                            • Barilla
                                            • Biltmore
                                            • FIU
                                            • Florida Travel & Life
                                            • Illy
                                            • San Pellegrino
                                            • Shaw Ross
                                            • SWS

                                            Date & Time: February 25, 2012 | 12:00PM
                                            Price: $85
                                            Location: Miami Beach Convention Center, 1901 Convention Center Drive, Miami Beach

                                            Food trends come and go but the recent rebirth of the meatball is a sensation that is sweeping the nation, including the annual Meatball Madness event at our sister event, Food Network New York City Wine & Food Festival. Join NYC’s Meatball Shop Chef/Co-owner Daniel Holzman and international wine personality Mark Oldman as they showcase different versions of spherical succulents and the wines that pair well with them. Daniel is a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America and has worked under the tutelage of such culinary luminaries as Eric Ripert, Wylie Dufresne and Sam Mason. Mark’s book Oldman’s Brave New World of Wine won the 2011 Georges Duboeuf Best New Wine Book of the Year Award. The Festival’s lifestyle seminars are a great place to start or supplement your wine and pairing education. All attendees will receive a complimentary copy of Daniel Holzman and Michael Chernow’s THE MEATBALL SHOP COOKBOOK.

                                            Menu:

                                            1) Crab Meatballs with Old Bay Dipping Sauce
                                            2) Chicken Meatball Slider with Parmesan Cream Sauce
                                            3) Lamb Meatball with Wild Mushrooms and Tomato Sauce
                                            4) Beef and Mortadella Meatballs with Mustard Greens
                                            5) Spicy Pork Meatballs with Spicy Meat Sauce

                                            Wines

                                            1. Perrier-Jouët Blason Rosé Champagne NV
                                            2. D'Arenberg Viognier-Marsanne Adelaide, The Hermit Crab, Australia 2009
                                            3. Dutton-Goldfield Pinot Noir, Dutton Valley, Russian River Valley 2009
                                            4. Betts & Scholl Grenache, The Chronique, Barossa Valley, 2008
                                            5. Castello di Bossi Berardo Chianti Classico Riserva DOCG 2006

                                            Participating Chefs

                                            • Daniel Holzman
                                            • Mark Oldman

                                            Sponsors

                                            • Acqua Panna
                                            • Bank of America
                                            • Carr's Crackers
                                            • FIU
                                            • MBCC
                                            • Metro Signs
                                            • San Pellegrino
                                            • SWS

                                            Date & Time: February 25, 2012 | 1:00PM
                                            Price: $85
                                            Location: Miami Beach Convention Center, 1901 Convention Center Drive, Miami Beach

                                            Southern comfort food is as diverse as the regions from which it’s derived from. To help us wade through the complexities of grits, deep pit barbecuing and étouffe we’ve brought in Linton Hopkins, a FOOD & WINE Best New Chef winner. Linton owns Restaurant Eugene in Atlanta. Joining him in sharing the incredible flavors south of the Mason-Dixon line is international wine personality Josh Wesson, author of the book Williams-Sonoma Wine & Food—A New Look at Flavor. Josh will play pairing sidekick to dishes which are filled with traditions of the American South, especially the Georgia region where Linton perfected his craft. The Festival’s lifestyle seminars are a great place to start or supplement your wine and pairing education.

                                            Menu:

                                            1. Sorghum Glazed Pork Belly, with Peanut Powder
                                            2. Citrus Cured Mountain Trout, Buttermilk Custard and Benne Tuile
                                            3. Chicken Liver Pate, Bread & Butter Pickles and Pain au Levain
                                            4. Pimento Cheese Fritters with Pepper Jelly
                                            5. Shrimp Rillette and Shrimp Crackling with Preserved Chili and Scallion
                                            6. Sweet Potato Dauphine, Spiced Pecan, Whipped Fatback and Lemon Chutney
                                             
                                            Wines
                                             
                                            1. Loimer Riesling Kamptal 2011
                                            2. Chateau de Monfort Vouvray 2010
                                            3. Moet Imperial Brut Champagne NV
                                            4. Kim Crawford Sauvignon Blanc Spit Fire Malborough 2011
                                            5. Freixenet Cordon Rosado Brut NV
                                            6. Il Lambrusco, Emilia Romagna

                                             

                                            Participating Chefs

                                            • Linton Hopkins
                                            • Joshua Wesson

                                            Sponsors

                                            • Acqua Panna
                                            • Bank of America
                                            • Carr's Crackers
                                            • FIU
                                            • MBCC
                                            • Metro Signs
                                            • San Pellegrino
                                            • SWS

                                            Date & Time: February 25, 2012 | 1:15PM
                                            Price: $125
                                            Location: the PERRY, SOUTH BEACH, 2377 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach

                                            Antinori and Ste. Michelle Wine Estates: A Partnership of Iconic Cabernets

                                            Wine legends Marchese Piero Antinori and Ste. Michelle Wine Estates President & CEO Ted Baseler will lead you on a tasting journey of their most iconic Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet-based wines from Italy, California and Washington state.

                                            The Antinori Family history is a narrative about devotion to winemaking that is woven through 625 years and 26 generations and stretches from the family’s legendary vineyards in Tuscany and Umbria to their latest ventures in the United States.

                                            Piero Antinori, known for his life-long curiosity about how grapes are grown around the world, journeyed to Washington in 1992 and discovered during that trip an emerging wine region supported by the zealous leadership of Chateau Ste. Michelle, the Northwest’s oldest and most-acclaimed winery in the Ste. Michelle Wine Estates portfolio.

                                            Recognizing the potential for world-class Cabernet in Washington, he formed a partnership with Chateau Ste. Michelle to introduce Col Solare, Italian for “shining hill,” in 1995. The partnership expanded with the acquisition of Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars, the iconic Napa Valley winery, in 2007. Today, Ste. Michelle Wine Estates is the exclusive importer for Antinori wines in the U.S. and manages sales for Antica Napa Valley, an Antinori family estate.

                                            Piero Antinori and Ted Baseler will present the iconic wines that have brought recognition for their leadership in their respective regions as well as wines produced by the partnership. Both will focus on the stylistic differences by region (terroir and culture) and will demonstrate how the two perspectives are joined in a single wine.
                                             

                                            Featured Wines:

                                            • 2008 Chateau Ste. Michelle Canoe Ridge Estate Cabernet Sauvignon Horse Heaven Hills
                                            • 2008 Chateau Ste. Michelle Ethos Cabernet Sauvignon Columbia Valley
                                            • 2008 Col Solare Columbia Valley
                                            • 2008 Stag's Leap Wine Cellars S.L.V. Estate Grown Cabernet Sauvignon
                                            • 2008 Antica Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
                                            • 2008 Guado al Tasso Bolgheri D.O.C. Superiore
                                            • 2008 Solaia Toscana I.G.T.

                                             

                                            Participating Chefs

                                            • Marchese Piero Antinori

                                            Sponsors

                                            • Antinori
                                            • Carr's Crackers
                                            • FIJI Waters
                                            • FIU
                                            • Grana Padano
                                            • Metro Signs
                                            • Riedel
                                            • Ste. Michelle
                                            • SWS
                                            • The Perry
                                            • Wine Spectator

                                            Date & Time: February 25, 2012 | 2:00PM
                                            Price: $85
                                            Location: Miami Beach Convention Center, 1901 Convention Center Drive, Miami Beach

                                            Godiva – synonymous with delicious Belgian chocolates – comes back to South Beach with an indulgent pairing event unlike any other. Godiva Chef David Funaro will take guests through a tasting of the two new Godiva Chocolate Infused Vodka flavors and the best-selling truffles that inspired them – Dark Chocolate Truffle and Double Chocolate Raspberry Truffle. The vodka shots at this event will be sure to leave you with the most delicious chocolate buzz! Modern Mixologist Tony Abou-Ganim is responsible for making these delicious cocktails into a reality. A one-of-a-kind Godiva Chocolate Bar will also be serving specialty cocktails and an array of beloved and innovative Godiva chocolates. The ultimate chocolate experience!

                                            Menu:

                                            1) Milk Chocolate Fruit Fusion
                                            2) Milk Chocolate - 31% Cacao
                                            3) Milk Chocolate Salted Caramel - 31% Cacao
                                            4) Dark Chocolate Sea Salt - 50% Cacao
                                            5) Dark Chocolate - 72% Cacao
                                             

                                            Participating Chefs

                                            • Tony Abou-Ganim

                                            Sponsors

                                            • Acqua Panna
                                            • Bank of America
                                            • Carr's Crackers
                                            • FIU
                                            • Godiva
                                            • MBCC
                                            • Metro Signs
                                            • San Pellegrino
                                            • SWS

                                            Date & Time: February 25, 2012 | 2:45PM
                                            Price: $150
                                            Location: the PERRY, SOUTH BEACH, 2377 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach

                                            The Festival invites both novices and aficionados who seek a serious education in the finer things in life 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 wine 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. Led by experts, each session provides an opportunity to deepen your knowledge of specific wines and identify the qualities of each that most appeal to you. A member of Wine Spectator’s editorial team will introduce this session.


                                            The Extraordinary Wines of F. E. Trimbach – Experience the Allure of Alsace


                                            When it comes to the wines of Alsace, few estates are as awe-inspiring as the renowned F.E. Trimbach. Don’t miss this rare opportunity to experience firsthand the allure of Alsace and its finest wines! Join Jean Trimbach, a member of the 12th generation at the helm of this family wine estate, as he presents eight extraordinary examples Trimbach’s most coveted wines. After a palate-enticing glass of Riesling 2009, indulge in two excellent vintages of Riesling “Cuvée Frédéric Emile” -- 2005 & 2002 -- and in Riesling “Clos Ste. Hune” 2004. A year of astonishing depth and dizzying complexity, 2001 gave great examples of Riesling and Pinot Gris in Alsace, and you’ll taste this in Pinot Gris “Réserve Personnelle” 2001 and Riesling "Cuvée Frédéric Emile" Selection de Grains Nobles 2001. Gewurztraminer from Alsace is beyond compare, and you’ll have no doubt after tasting Gewurztraminer “Cuvée des Seigneurs de Ribeaupierre” 2004 and Gewurztraminer Vendages Tardives 2005. This special seminar is not-to-be-missed !

                                            Featured Wines:

                                            2009 Trimbach Riesling
                                            2005 Trimbach Riesling "Cuvée Frédéric Emile"
                                            2004 Trimbach Riesling "Clos Ste. Hune"
                                            2002 Trimbach Riesling "Cuvée Frédéric Emile"
                                            2001 Trimbach Pinot-Gris "Réserve Personnelle"
                                            2004 Trimbach Gewurztraminer "Cuvée des Seigneurs de Ribeaupierre"
                                            2005 Trimbach Gewurztraminer "Vendanges Tardives"
                                            2001 Trimbach Riesling "Cuvée Frédéric Emile" "Sélection de Grains Nobles"

                                             


                                            A Master Class in White Burgundy by Alex Gambal and his wines from 2008


                                            Why is White Burgundy not simply chardonnay? Why can such a grape either be simplistic or take on levels of complexity unimagined? Why does Chardonnay reach its highest level in Burgundy and why does it sometimes fail? What makes it the easiest (and most popular) of grapes to grow but so difficult to be nuanced and not boring? Why is it that many say "I do not like chardonnay" but love White Burgundy? What does "terroir" really mean and why it is not a term just for the soil but is an idea for the uniqueness of place with the grape a merely a mirror of its environment and the growing season?

                                            Please join us and explore these questions as we taste six of Alex Gambal's White Burgundies from 2008. Alex will discuss his winemaking style but most importantly he will detail the differences in each wine's "terroir" or character that has been debated before the monks settled in Burgundy 1000 years ago.

                                            Featured Wines:
                                            • 2008 Meursault Clos du Cromin
                                            • 2008 Puligny-Montrachet
                                            • 2008 Chassagne-Montrachet
                                            • 2008 Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru Clos St. Jean
                                            • 2008 Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru La Maltroie
                                            • 2008 Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru

                                             

                                            Winebow Presents Iconic Wines from Italy

                                             

                                            Leonardo LoCascio, founder of Winebow, and one of the foremost experts on Italian wine, provides an unprecedented inside look into what makes a wine “iconic” while sharing with you six of the most celebrated and highly regarded wines from Italy. Very simply defined, an icon is an object of uncritical devotion, something that becomes an emblem, something that is idolized. In the wine world, an icon is a wine that sets the standard that others want to follow. In this seminar, Mr. LoCascio will present some of Italy’s standard bearers—wines that are sought out annually by top-notch restaurants and wine shops nationwide.

                                            Leonardo LoCascio has been selecting wines for his portfolio with the same care and dedication for the past 30 years. He makes frequent trips to Italy as part of this meticulous selection process to focus on family-owned wineries that deliver the essence of Italy. Along the way he has earned a reputation for uncovering the best wines of Italy, often discovering hidden gems that he shares with wine connoisseurs in the states. Mr. LoCascio has earned nearly every accolade imaginable from wine writers and has been recognized by business organizations around the country as a brilliant entrepreneur and a humble civic leader. Winebow was named Importer of the Year in 2009 by Wine Enthusiast magazine and Mr. LoCascio has been cited for his excellence in and his influence on the wine industry in The Wine Advocate, The Quarterly Review of Wines, and Wine Business Monthly, to name a few. He has been honored with awards by Ernst & Young, The Italian Trade Commission, and The National Italian American Foundation for his professional contributions to the American marketplace.

                                            The wines chosen for today’s tasting represent a selection of icons of the Italian wine world. The tasting tour will begin on the windswept, exotic island of Sardinia, followed by a stop on the unspoiled, magical coast of Tuscany. The journey continues with an in-depth look at the concentrated wines from the hillsides of historic Mt. Vesuvius and ends in Verona—the fabled city of star-crossed lovers Romeo and Juliet. Join us for this exceptional opportunity to taste with and learn from one of the world’s leading authorities on Italian wine.

                                            Featured Wines:
                                            Argiolas Turriga IGT Isola dei Nuraghi 2005
                                            Tua Rita Giusto dei Notri IGT Toscana 2008
                                            Montevetrano IGT Colli di Salerno 2007
                                            Mastroberardino Radici Taurasi Riserva DOCG 2005
                                            Galardi Terra di Lavoro IGT Roccamonfina 2009
                                            Allegrini Amarone della Valpolicella Classico DOC 2007

                                            Participating Chefs

                                            • Alex Gambal
                                            • Leonardo LoCascio
                                            • Thomas Matthews
                                            • Bruce Sanderson
                                            • Jean Trimbach

                                            Sponsors

                                            • Alex Gambal
                                            • Carr's Crackers
                                            • FIJI Waters
                                            • FIU
                                            • Grana Padano
                                            • Metro Signs
                                            • Riedel
                                            • SWS
                                            • The Perry
                                            • Trimbach
                                            • Wine Spectator
                                            • Winebow

                                            Date & Time: February 25, 2012 | 3:00PM
                                            Price: $85
                                            Location: Miami Beach Convention Center, 1901 Convention Center Drive, Miami Beach

                                            Chef Timon Balloo has created a melting pot of diverse flavors and intricate cooking styles at his flagship Sugarcane Raw Bar in Miami’s Midtown area. This afternoon is an exploration of Balloo’s creative concoctions featuring Caribbean, Asian, Latin and innovative profiles, sometimes all in the same dish. Tasked with pairing wines for this omni-present taste bud affair is Master Sommelier Andrea Robinson. We may have given the author of Andrea Robinson’s 2011 Wine Buying Guide for Everyone: 1000 Wines That Matter, the toughest task of anyone at the Festival. Balloo’s imagination knows no boundaries and Robinson’s wine knowledge is second-to-none. The Festival’s lifestyle seminars are a great place to start or supplement your wine and pairing education.

                                            Menu:

                                            1) Coach Farms Aged Goat and Local Fruit Marmalade
                                            2) La Quercia Coppa and Pear Mustarda
                                            3) Laughing Bird Shrimp Cocktail, Avocado, Wakame Seaweed, Sesame Oil & White Soy Sauce
                                            4) Farmers Market Vegetables en Phyllo, Eggplant Puree & Homestead Honey
                                            5) Lentil de Puy, Foie Gras Torchon & Banyuls Reduction

                                            Wines

                                            1. Cloudy Bay Sauvignon Blanc, Tekoko, New Zealand 2006
                                            2. Gloria Ferrer, Carneros Cuvee, Carneros 2000
                                            3. Antinori Cervaro Della Sala, Umbria 2009
                                            4. Acacia Vineyard Estate Pinot Noir, Winery Lake Vineyard, Carneros 2009
                                            5. Betts & Scholl Grenache, The Chronique, Barossa Valley, 2008

                                            Participating Chefs

                                            • Timon Balloo
                                            • Andrea Robinson

                                            Sponsors

                                            • Acqua Panna
                                            • Bank of America
                                            • Carr's Crackers
                                            • FIU
                                            • MBCC
                                            • Metro Signs
                                            • San Pellegrino
                                            • SWS

                                            Date & Time: February 25, 2012 | 3:30PM
                                            Price: $2
                                            Location: Hotel Victor soon to be Thompson Ocean Drive, 1144 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach, FL 33139

                                            Moderator Andrew Zimmern gets up close and personal with some of the industry’s leading ladies. Given their dynamic and bold personalities, this unadulterated and uncensored conversation may not be suitable for children…or, those sensitive to four letter words.

                                            Moderator:
                                            - Andrew Zimmern

                                            Panelists:
                                            - Alex Guarnaschelli
                                            - Gabrielle Hamilton
                                            - Debi Mazar
                                            - Nadia G


                                             

                                            Guests can RSVP to: sobewff@bullfrogandbaum.com

                                            Participating Chefs

                                            • Nadia G
                                            • Alexandra Guarnaschelli
                                            • Gabrielle Hamilton
                                            • Debi Mazar
                                            • Andrew Zimmern

                                            Sponsors

                                            • Bullfrog & Baum
                                            • Thompson Ocean D

                                            Date & Time: February 25, 2012 | 5:00PM
                                            Price: $110
                                            Location: Miami Beach Convention Center, 1901 Convention Center Drive, Miami Beach

                                            Momofuku means lucky peach. Consider yourself the luckiest of all the fruits if you snag a ticket to this pairing seminar. Christina Tosi, head pastry chef at Momofuku Milk Bar will showcase her favorite dessert concoctions from her new cookbook, The Momofuku Milk Bar Cookbook.  When you purchase a ticket for this seminar you also receive a free copy of The Momofuku Milk Bar Cookbook!  Tasked with pairing delicious dessert wines for this sweet affair is Master Sommelier Andrea Robinson.

                                            Menu:

                                            1. Celery Root Ganache (Strawberries, Lovage, Ritz Crunch)
                                            2. Black Pepper Shortcake (Macerated Grapefruit, Grapefruit Marmalade)
                                            3. Chocolate Chip Cake (Passion Fruit Curd, Coffee Buttercream)
                                            4. Chocolate Malt Truffle (Malt Fudge, Malted Milk Crumbs)

                                            Wines

                                            1. Marenco Brachetto d'Acqui
                                            2. Batasiolo Moscato Rose
                                            3. B&G Sauternes 2009
                                            4. Blandys Madeira Malmsey 10yr
                                            5. Angove Gren Shrz Rose Nine Vines
                                             

                                            Participating Chefs

                                            • Andrea Robinson
                                            • Christina Tosi

                                            Sponsors

                                            • Acqua Panna
                                            • Bank of America
                                            • Carr's Crackers
                                            • FIU
                                            • MBCC
                                            • Metro Signs
                                            • San Pellegrino
                                            • SWS

                                            Date & Time: February 25, 2012 | 7:00PM
                                            Price: $250
                                            Location: Mandarin Oriental, Miami, 500 Brickell Key Drive, Miami

                                            With a blend of modern European flavors mixed with American and Asian influences, Chef Joel Huff has dazzled guests at Azul inside the Mandarin Oriental Hotel on Brickell Key.  For one night only, we’re going to throw Joel for a loop when we pair him with Food Network star Michael Chiarello. The California-born chef, who is best known for his classic Italian influences, will plan a menu with Joel that is one part innovative, and many parts flavorful by bringing his Napa Style to Brickell Key. A selection of wines from Heitz Wine Cellars, including library selections of the renowned Martha’s Vineyard Cabernet, will be served with each course. Heitz wines have been served by several United States Presidents and have graced the tables of many other luminaries around the world. This dinner is a home-coming of sorts for Michael, who graduated from Florida International University’s School of Hospitality & Tourism Management and is a FOOD & WINE Best New Chef winner. Come see how we blend two uniquely amazing styles into one night of unforgettable culinary adventures.

                                             

                                            Participating Chefs & Restaurants:

                                            • Michael Chiarello (Bottega Napa Valley)
                                            • Joel Huff (Azul)

                                             

                                             

                                            Participating Chefs

                                            • Michael Chiarello
                                            • Joel Huff

                                            Sponsors

                                            • Azul
                                            • FIJI Waters
                                            • FIU
                                            • Heitz
                                            • New York Times
                                            • SWS

                                            Date & Time: February 25, 2012 | 7:00PM
                                            Price: $225
                                            Location: The Biltmore Hotel, 1200 Anastasia Avenue, Coral Gables

                                            Food Network’s favorite married couple Gina and Pat Neely are excited to get down and dirty with ticket-holders and present a Memphis-Style cooking lesson unlike any other the Festival has ever seen before. With Gina Neely mixing the cocktails, guests should be prepared to work hard for their meal tonight. The Neelys will demonstrate some of the secrets that have made their restaurants so successful in Tennessee and New York. Ever wanted to join the sassy couple in their kitchen while watching Down Home with the Neelys on FN? This is your best chance to get up-close-and-personal with the Sultans of Southern Cooking! With Gina’s cocktail creations in hand and urban blues singer Bobby Bryan performing soulful hits, there’s going to be lots of dancing going on in this kitchen. After the meal is done, sit down with Pat & Gina for a very musical dinner.

                                            Participating Chefs

                                            • Pat and Gina Neely

                                            Sponsors

                                            • Acqua Panna
                                            • Biltmore
                                            • Creekstone Farms
                                            • Entwine
                                            • FIU
                                            • Florida Travel & Life
                                            • Illy
                                            • San Pellegrino
                                            • SWS

                                            Date & Time: February 25, 2012 | 7:00PM
                                            Price: $250
                                            Location: Marlins Park, 501 Marlins Way, Miami, FL 33125

                                            Whether you’re a foodie or a baseball fan (or both!) you won’t want to miss this once-in-a-lifetime VIP event.
                                             
                                            Join host, Julie Loria (author of the cookbook, Diamond Dishes, and wife of Miami Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria) for an unforgettable evening with an exclusive sneak-peek of the brand new home of the Miami Marlins. Enjoy an evening under the stars with delicious Miami fare directly on the field.
                                             
                                            Guests will begin the evening in the exclusive field-level Diamond Club with cocktails and appetizers from some of their favorite Major League Baseball players straight from the pages of Diamond Dishes such as Hanley Ramirez’s Tostones; Miguel Cabrera’s Shrimp and Saffron Risotto, and Albert Pujols’ Home Run Chicken . Following cocktails, guests will have the unique opportunity to delight in a fabulous dinner and dessert from each renowned chef’s own repertoire out on the field.
                                             
                                            Be the first to experience this state-of-the-art ballpark; and don’t be surprised to find yourself mingling at home plate with some of your favorite Marlins baseball players!
                                             
                                            Participating Chefs:
                                             
                                            Michelle Bernstein (Michy’s, Sra. Martinez, Crumb on Parchment, Miami, FL)
                                            Scott Conant (Scarpetta, Miami, FL)
                                            Laurent Tourondel ( BLT Steak, Miami, FL)
                                            Hedy Goldsmith (Michael’s Genuine Food & Drink, Miami, FL)

                                            Directions to Marlins Park – First Base Garage
                                            1401 NW 15th Ave - Miami, FL 33125
                                             

                                            From The North East (Ft Lauderdale/North Miami)
                                            • Interstate 95 South to Florida State Road 836 West.
                                            • Exit NW 12th Avenue and turn Left at light.
                                            • Cross over 12th Avenue Bridge and turn Right at first light (NW 7th Street).
                                            • Continue on NW 7th Street and turn Left on NW 14th Avenue.
                                            • Make an Immediate Right into the First Base Parking Garage.
                                             

                                            From The North West (Weston/Sunrise)
                                            • Interstate 75 South and exit towards Florida State Road 826 South, Continue on FSR 826 South and then exit towards Florida State Road 836 East (left ramp, same as airport).
                                            • Continue on FSR-836 East and Exit on NW 17th Avenue (right ramp).
                                            • Turn left from NW 17th Avenue onto NW 7th Street.
                                            • Continue on NW 7th Street and turn Right on NW 14th Avenue.
                                            • Make an Immediate Right into the First Base Parking Garage.
                                             

                                            From the West (Doral)
                                            • Florida State Road 836 East and Exit towards NW 17th Avenue (right ramp).
                                            • Turn left from NW 17th Avenue onto NW 7th Street.
                                            • Continue on NW 7th Street and then turn Right onto NW 14th Avenue.
                                            • Make and Immediate Right into the First Base Parking Garage.
                                             

                                            From Downtown
                                            • Take West Flagler Street until NW 12th Avenue.
                                            • Turn Right on NW 12th Avenue.
                                            • Continue on NW 12th Avenue and Turn Left onto NW 7th Street.
                                            • Continue on NW 7th Street and then turn Left onto NW 14th Avenue.
                                            • Make an Immediate Right into the First Base Parking Garage.
                                             

                                            From South East (Coral Gables/Coconut Grove)
                                            • Take US- 1 North to I-95 North
                                            • I-95 North to FSR 836 West.
                                            • Exit NW 12th Avenue and turn Left at light.
                                            • Cross over 12th Avenue Bridge and turn Right at first light (NW 7th Street).
                                            • Continue on NW 7th Street and then turn Left onto NW 14th Avenue.
                                            • Make an Immediate Right into the First Base Parking Garage.
                                             

                                            From South West (Kendall/Homestead)
                                            • Take FSR 826/Turnpike North to FSR 836 East.
                                            • Continue on FSR 836 East and Exit towards NW 17th Avenue (right ramp).
                                            • Turn left from NW 17th Avenue onto NW 7th Street.
                                            • Continue on NW 7th Street and then turn Right onto NW 14h Avenue.
                                            • Make an Immediate Right into the First Base Parking Garage.
                                             

                                            Participating Chefs

                                            • Michelle Bernstein
                                            • Scott Conant
                                            • Hedy Goldsmith
                                            • Laurent Tourondel

                                            Sponsors

                                            • Antigal
                                            • Champagne Laurent-Perrier
                                            • Chefwear
                                            • Diet Pepsi
                                            • Diplomatico
                                            • Domori
                                            • FIJI Waters
                                            • FIU
                                            • Illy
                                            • Kitchenaid
                                            • Levy Restaurants
                                            • Mastrojanni
                                            • Miami Marlins
                                            • MMD
                                            • Pat LaFrieda
                                            • SWS

                                            Date & Time: February 25, 2012 | 7:00PM
                                            Price: $250
                                            Location: The Raleigh Hotel, 1775 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, Entrance to event on 18th Street

                                            After hosting Food Network’s Throwdown and Boy Meets Grill and guest-starring on Entourage, Bobby Flay is a household name. But the French Culinary Institute graduate’s real star power is the lineup of successful restaurants he owns and operates throughout the United States and the Bahamas. Tonight is a first-of-its-kind event, as we bring together executive chefs from all of Bobby’s culinary endeavors for The Flavors of Flay at The Oasis at The Raleigh Hotel. In this walk-around tasting, guests will sample bold and innovative Southwestern fare from Mesa Grill; American flavors with the energetic fast pace of a European brasserie from Bar Americain; classic protein fare from Bobby Flay Steak; and innovative creations between buns from Bobby’s Burger Palace. The Raleigh’s world-famous pool deck is ready to host one of the Festival’s favorite chefs (and the only one to host our beloved BubbleQ three times!) Beverages from the Southern Wine & Spirits of Florida portfolio will accompany Bobby’s team’s creations.

                                             

                                            Participating Chefs

                                            • Bobby Flay

                                            Sponsors

                                            • CAB
                                            • Chefwear
                                            • Diet Pepsi
                                            • FIJI Waters
                                            • FIU
                                            • Flor de Cana
                                            • Justin Vineyards
                                            • SWS
                                            • The Raleigh

                                            Date & Time: February 25, 2012 | 7:00PM
                                            Price: $500
                                            Location: Loews Miami Beach Hotel, 1601 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach

                                            Festival weekend is a time to celebrate the trends of today, but for our annual Tribute Dinner at the Loews Miami Beach Hotel we honor the pioneers who left an indelible mark on the culinary and wine worlds. This evening’s soiree celebrates chef Charlie Trotter and winemaker Piero Antinori. Anthony Bourdain will serve as the evenings master of ceremonies.

                                            Now, in its 25th year, Charlie Trotter's namesake restaurant in Chicago is regarded as one of the finest culinary establishments in the world. Charlie Trotter's is innovative and progressive in the world of food and wine and instrumental in establishing new standards for fine dining worldwide. This Mobil Five Star award-winning restaurant garnered 10 James Beard Foundation awards, including 'Outstanding Restaurant' (2000) and 'Outstanding Chef' (1999). Wine Spectator named the restaurant 'The Best Restaurant in the World for Wine & Food' (1998) and 'America's Best Restaurant' (2000).  In addition, Charlie Trotter’s received two-stars from the Michelin Guide in 2010.

                                            For Piero Antinori, family history is a narrative about devotion to winemaking that is woven through 625 years, 26 generations and stretches from the family’s legendary vineyards in Tuscany and Umbria to its latest ventures in Washington State with Col Solare and in California with Antica Napa Valley and Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars. The Antinori reputation has grown throughout the centuries by making innovative choices, making it one of the leading Italian producers of fine wines.

                                            A “who’s who” of chefs will pay tribute to Trotter and Antinori with symbiotic dishes that show the relationship between exquisite wine and unforgettable cuisine. Chefs scheduled to cook in the Loews kitchen include: Loews own Frederic Delaire; Wylie Dufresne; Michelle Gayer; Emeril Lagasse; Patrick O'Connell; and Norman Van Aken. All courses will be paired with a wine from the Antinori collection.

                                            A live auction will round out this exquisite event. The previous Festival Tribute Dinners have always been magical and special in their own ways. Please join us in 2012 and be part of the tradition.
                                             

                                            Master of Ceremonies:

                                            • Anthony Bourdain (Anthony  Bourdain: No Reservations on Travel Channel)

                                            Participating Chefs & Restaurants:

                                            • Frederic Delaire (Loews Miami Beach)
                                            • Wylie Dufresne (wd  ̴50)
                                            • Michelle Gayer (Salty Tart Bakery)
                                            • Emeril Lagasse (Emeril's)
                                            • Patrick O'Connell (The Inn at Little Washington)
                                            • Norman Van Aken (TUYO's and Norman's at The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Lakes, Orlando)

                                            Participating Chefs

                                            • Marchese Piero Antinori
                                            • Anthony Bourdain
                                            • Frederic Delaire
                                            • Wylie Dufresne
                                            • Michelle Gayer
                                            • Emeril Lagasse
                                            • Nathan Myhrvold
                                            • Patrick O'Connell
                                            • Charlie Trotter
                                            • Norman VanAken

                                            Sponsors

                                            • Acqua Panna
                                            • Allen Brothers Steaks
                                            • Antinori
                                            • Bank of America
                                            • Chefwear
                                            • Costa Farms
                                            • FIU
                                            • Godiva
                                            • Hublot
                                            • Loews
                                            • Metro Signs
                                            • New York Times
                                            • Petrossian
                                            • Riedel
                                            • San Pellegrino
                                            • SWS
                                            • Wine Spectator

                                            Date & Time: February 25, 2012 | 7:00PM
                                            Price: $115
                                            Location: Eden Roc Renaissance Miami Beach, 4525 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach

                                            Join Thrillist, celebrity chef Michael Symon, and some of Miami's top culinary masterminds for a celebration of delicious meaty goodness and music so good it'll make you cry. At Thrillist's BBQ & The Blues, you'll grub on succulent BBQ-inspired dishes from across the culinary spectrum while enjoying delicious cocktails, and fine live music from musical talents Diablo Dimes & The Bloodhounds.

                                            Thrillist.com is a daily email, delivering must-have recommendations from the best of what's new to deeply under-the-radar goodness, with 20 editions offering the best of your city's food, drinks, gear, services, entertainment, travel options, and events.

                                            Participating Restaurants & Chefs:


                                             

                                             

                                            Participating Chefs

                                            • Miguel Aguilar
                                            • Tom Azar
                                            • Timon Balloo
                                            • Michael Bloise
                                            • Sean Brasel
                                            • Jeremiah Bullfrog
                                            • Paula DaSilva
                                            • Kevin Kehoe & Hans Seitz
                                            • Howie Kleinberg
                                            • Michael Reidt
                                            • Michael Symon

                                            Sponsors

                                            • Michael Collins
                                            • Creekstone Farms
                                            • Entwine
                                            • FIU
                                            • SWS
                                            • Thrillist

                                            Date & Time: February 25, 2012 | 10:00PM
                                            Price: $110
                                            Location: Ritz-Carlton, South Beach, 1 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach, FL 33139

                                            Ever wonder what the biggest chefs and celebrities favorite Late Night Bites & Sweets are? Find out at Food Network & Cooking Channel present The Best Thing I Ever Ate Late Night Bites sponsored by Godiva Chocolatier, a party to showcase favorite finger foods & desserts enjoyed long after the spirits start flowing. Food Network & Cooking Channel talent join special celebrity guests to showcase the chefs, mixologists and spectacular treats that have captured their hearts when a late-night craving or sweet tooth surfaces. Godiva Chef Chocolatier David Funaro will delight with a decadent dessert in the Godiva Lounge while Miami icons present their favorite guilty pleasures and live music helps you dance away the libations. Party under the iconic white tent behind the Ritz-Carlton, South Beach into the wee hours of the night. It will be The Best Thing you do all day!

                                             

                                             

                                            Hosts:
                                            Sunny Anderson
                                            Melissa d’Arabian
                                            Anne Burrell
                                            Nadia G
                                            Alex Guarnaschelli
                                            Roger Mooking
                                            Aarón Sanchez
                                            Geoffrey Zakarian

                                             

                                             
                                            Epicure Gourmet Market, Miami Beach, FL
                                            Zuma, Miami, FL (Bjoern Weissgerber)


                                             

                                             

                                            Participating Chefs

                                            • Sunny Anderson
                                            • Keyvan Behnam
                                            • Ed Brown
                                            • Anne Burrell
                                            • Alberto Cabrera
                                            • Melissa d'Arabian
                                            • Kim Daisy
                                            • Gabriel Fenton
                                            • Nadia G
                                            • Michael Gilligan
                                            • Robert Gonzalez
                                            • Alexandra Guarnaschelli
                                            • Adish Jain
                                            • Stephen Kalt
                                            • John Miele
                                            • Roger Mooking
                                            • Tung Nguyen
                                            • Bryan Petroff
                                            • Douglas Quint
                                            • Aarón Sanchez
                                            • Elaina Scotto
                                            • Simon Stojanovic
                                            • Hiroyuki Tanaka
                                            • Aaron Taylor
                                            • Bjoern Weissgerber
                                            • Geoffrey Zakarian
                                            • Alain Zimmer

                                            Sponsors

                                            • Adult Chocolate Milk
                                            • Amstel Light
                                            • Anolon
                                            • Badia
                                            • Bing
                                            • Chefwear
                                            • Ciao Bella
                                            • City of Miami Beach
                                            • Cooking Channel
                                            • Costa Farms
                                            • Diet Pepsi
                                            • Entwine
                                            • Epicure
                                            • Evian
                                            • FIU
                                            • Food Network
                                            • Fragoli
                                            • Godiva
                                            • Illy
                                            • Metro Signs
                                            • Panache
                                            • Pyrat Rums
                                            • Ritz-Carlton, South Beach
                                            • SWS
                                            • Tito's Handmade Vodka
                                            • VCA
                                            • Vitamix
                                            • Zignum

                                            Date & Time: February 26, 2012 | 00:00AM
                                            Price: $290
                                            Location:

                                            Spend the day of rest having a day of fun eating and drinking on the beach! This package includes:

                                            1 ticket to Whole Foods Market Grand Tasting Village Sunday

                                            1 ticket to Trucks on the Beach presented by Diet Pepsi hosted by Andrew Zimmern, the official Festival Closing Party

                                             

                                              Sponsors

                                              • Adult Chocolate Milk
                                              • Amstel Light
                                              • Anolon
                                              • Badia
                                              • Bing
                                              • Chefwear
                                              • Ciao Bella
                                              • City of Miami Beach
                                              • Cooking Channel
                                              • Costa Farms
                                              • Diet Pepsi
                                              • Entwine
                                              • Epicure
                                              • Evian
                                              • FIU
                                              • Food Network
                                              • Fragoli
                                              • Godiva
                                              • Illy
                                              • Metro Signs
                                              • Panache
                                              • Pyrat Rums
                                              • Ritz-Carlton, South Beach
                                              • SWS
                                              • Tito's Handmade Vodka
                                              • VCA
                                              • Vitamix
                                              • Zignum

                                                Date & Time: February 26, 2012 | 10:00AM
                                                Price: $20
                                                Location: Jungle Island, 1111 Parrot Jungle Trail, Miami Beach

                                                Join your favorite chefs and culinary talent for two fun-filled days of food, fitness and learning at Florida Blue presents Fun and Fit as a Family featuring Kellogg’s Kidz Kitchen at Jungle Island. This family-friendly event at the Festival lets parents and kids learn the basics of healthy eating up close with Food Network celebrity chefs Rachael Ray, Guy Fieri and many more. Children will have the chance to explore the food garden, play sports on the beach, get their hands messy in the interactive kitchen and explore the animals of Jungle Island while learning the basics of preparing nutritious meals and having fun doing it. For families who like smiles and sustainable sustenance, Fun and Fit is a superb stop in an already stupendous weekend.

                                                 

                                                 

                                                Chefs scheduled to appear:

                                                Kellogg's Kidz Kitchen
                                                Whole Foods Market Food Lab presented by Vitamix

                                                 11:00 am-12:00 pm

                                                 Andrew Zimmern

                                                 11:30 am-12:30 pm

                                                 Michelle Bernstein

                                                 1:00 pm-2:00 pm

                                                Sunny Anderson

                                                  1:30 pm-2:30 pm

                                                 Adrianne Calvo

                                                 3:00 pm-4:00 pm

                                                 Rocco DiSpirito

                                                 3:30 pm-4:30 pm

                                                 Reed Alexander

                                                 

                                                Overflow Parking Instructions
                                                Overflow Parking - $5 Per Car

                                                Participating Chefs

                                                • Reed Alexander
                                                • Sunny Anderson
                                                • Michelle Bernstein
                                                • Adrianne Calvo
                                                • Rocco DiSpirito
                                                • Duff Goldman
                                                • Andrew Zimmern

                                                Sponsors

                                                • Anolon
                                                • Badia
                                                • Barilla
                                                • Bertolli
                                                • Bing
                                                • Body Preference
                                                • Carnival
                                                • Dominos
                                                • FIU
                                                • FIU Biscayne Bay Rec
                                                • FIU University Health Services
                                                • Florida Blue
                                                • Food Network
                                                • GMCVB
                                                • Goya
                                                • Hammerstahl
                                                • Jungle Island
                                                • Kellogs
                                                • Metro Signs
                                                • Miami Foundation
                                                • Miami-Dade County
                                                • Nestle Pure Life
                                                • Panda Kitchen
                                                • Pollo Tropical
                                                • Sysco
                                                • Whole Foods
                                                • WSI

                                                Date & Time: February 26, 2012 | 11:00AM
                                                Price: $85
                                                Location: Miami Beach Convention Center, 1901 Convention Center Drive, Miami Beach

                                                If you are a young chef in South Florida, you want to be like Mike…Michael Schwartz that is. Owner of Michael’s Genuine Food & Drink in Miami’s Design District and a recently opened second location on the Cayman Islands, Michael spends his mornings visiting local farmers, fisherman, artisans and ranchers in search of quality ingredients to feature in dishes that night. Join James Beard Award-winner Schwartz for an in-depth look at his restaurant’s approach to supporting small, family-owned operations and reducing his carbon footprint. Pairing the wines for this afternoon is Anthony Giglio, the witty journalist and sommelier who’s responsible for the annual FOOD & WINE magazine Wine Guide. Michael is celebrating the release of his first cookbook Michael's Genuine Food: Down-to-Earth Cooking for People Who Love to Eat. The Festival’s lifestyle seminars are a great place to start or supplement your wine and pairing education.

                                                Menu:


                                                1. Kimchi with Crushed Peanuts
                                                2. Crostini with Homemade Ricotta & Local Strawberry Jam
                                                3. Local Kingfish Escabeche with Avocado
                                                4. Local Eggplant Caponata with Shaved Aged Goat Cheese
                                                5. Grilled Lamb with Greek Farro Salad, French Feta & Salsa Verde

                                                Wines:

                                                1. Champagne Henriot Blanc de Blancs NV, Champagne France
                                                2. Domaine William Fèvre Chablis Vaillons 2009, Burgundy, France
                                                3. Bouchard Père et Fils Beaune Clos de la Mousse 2009, Premier Cru, Burgundy, France
                                                4. Tenuta di Ghizzano “Il Ghizzano” 2009, Tuscany, Italy
                                                5. Bodegas Luis Cañas Reserva Selección de la Familia 2004, Rioja, Spain

                                                Participating Chefs

                                                • Anthony Giglio
                                                • Michael Schwartz

                                                Sponsors

                                                • Acqua Panna
                                                • Bank of America
                                                • Carr's Crackers
                                                • FIU
                                                • Henriot
                                                • MBCC
                                                • Metro Signs
                                                • San Pellegrino
                                                • SWS

                                                Date & Time: February 26, 2012 | 11:00AM
                                                Price: $225
                                                Location: 13th Street & Ocean Drive, Miami Beach, FL 33139

                                                Celebrate the weekend at the Festival’s signature white tents on the beach, the Whole Foods Market Grand Tasting Village. Remove your sensibilities as you enter an afternoon devoted exclusively to trying bold cuisine paired with excellent wines, and specially-crafted spirits. Take a refreshing stroll through an unending array of sublime tastes and celebrate this year’s achievements in furthering the culinary, wine and spirit world.


                                                Culinary Demonstrations (11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.)


                                                The rock stars of the culinary world come to life on the KitchenAid Culinary Demonstration stages. Catch all of your favorite chefs, authors and culinary personalities in their own 45-minute segments ranging from showing off the latest recipes to pure entertainment spectacles. Afterward, don’t miss the chance to exchange a few personal words with your culinary hero when you purchase a book for signing from on-site book retailer Books & Books.

                                                 

                                                 KitchenAid Blue Stage  KitchenAid Green Stage

                                                 11:15 am-12:00 pm

                                                 Michael Symon

                                                 11:30 am-12:15 pm

                                                 Rocco DiSpirito

                                                 12:30 pm-1:15 pm

                                                 Masaharu Morimoto

                                                  12:45 pm-1:30 pm

                                                 Michael Chiarello

                                                 1:45 pm-2:30 pm

                                                 Bobby Flay

                                                 2:00 pm-2:45 pm

                                                 Bobby Deen

                                                 3:00 pm-3:45 pm

                                                 Paula Deen

                                                 3:15 pm- 4:00 pm

                                                 Countess Luann de Lesseps 

                                                 4:15 pm-5:00 pm

                                                 Robert Irvine

                                                  4:30 pm-5:15 pm

                                                 Melissa d'Arabian & Jeff Mauro

                                                 5:15 pm-6:15 pm

                                                 Anthony Bourdain

                                                5:30 pm-6:15 pm

                                                 Anne Burrell

                                                 

                                                Book Signing Schedule coordinated by Books & Books

                                                12:15pm MICHAEL SYMON
                                                12:30pm ROCCo DISPIRITO
                                                1:30pm ROBERT IRVINE
                                                1:30pm MASAHARU MORIMOTO
                                                1:45pm MICHAEL CHIARELLO
                                                2:45pm BOBBY DEEN
                                                2:45pm BOBBY FLAY
                                                4:00pm ANTHONY BOURDAIN
                                                4:30pm ANNE BURRELL

                                                American Express Grand Tasting Tents (1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.)


                                                Immerse yourself in pleasure as the American Express Grand Tasting invites you to experience unbridled deliciousness. A seemingly never-ending array of wines and spirits from some of the world’s finest producers will offer the perfect accompaniment to the unusual appetizers, signature dishes, and delightful desserts presented by some of South Florida’s greatest restaurants. With generous samples of everything you please, the afternoon provides a unique opportunity to try the widest possible range of flavors representing innovations in wine and spirits making, new culinary trends, and exciting twists on global food traditions. And in between those exciting sips and bites, take a moment to ask questions of the informative pourers and servers, all of whom can provide information to help heighten your appreciation and deepen your knowledge of the latest gastronomic innovations.

                                                Participating Restaurants

                                                • 3030 Ocean
                                                • AARON’S CATERING Express (Brian Aaron)
                                                • Banana & Leaf
                                                • Be Organic Personal Chef Catering
                                                • Bongos Cuban Cafe
                                                • Burger and Beer Joint (Carlos Barillas)
                                                • Cafe Avanti
                                                • Cafe Prima Pasta
                                                • Chef George Catering
                                                • Chops Lobster Bar (Holger Strutt)
                                                • Chow Down Grill and Lounge
                                                • City Hall, The Restaurant
                                                • CRAVE Restaurant
                                                • Dome Restaurant and Lounge
                                                • Eggwhites Catering (Gary Lampner)
                                                • Exquisite Catering by Robert
                                                • Fare to Remember (Sarah Davidoff & Hendrik Cornelissen)
                                                • Fifi's Place
                                                • Florin
                                                • Frita Shop
                                                • Ian's Tropical Grill
                                                • InterContinental Miami
                                                • Kitchen 305
                                                • La Bottega by Carmen
                                                • Lantao Kitchen + Cocktails
                                                • Lolita Cocina & Tequilla Bar
                                                • Market 17
                                                • Morgan's on the Beach (Doug Sisk)
                                                • MR CHOW Miami
                                                • Ocean Key Resort & Spa (Brendan Mica)
                                                • Red Light
                                                • Sea Level
                                                • Sustain restaurant + bar
                                                • Tatu Asian Restaurant
                                                • Taverna Opa (Peter Tsialiamanis)
                                                • Texas de Brazil (Evandro Caregnato)
                                                • Truluck’s Seafood Steak & Crab House
                                                • Umi Fishbar (Jeffrey Schlissel)
                                                • Villa Mayfair (Frederic Joulin)


                                                 

                                                Winebow Wine Pavilion

                                                Winebow Presents Wines of the World – Join us for a journey around the world to taste handpicked selections from the world’s finest wineries and spirits producers. Wineries and winemakers from Italy, France, Spain, Germany, Austria, New Zealand, Chile, and Argentina will be on hand to educate and inspire. This exclusive opportunity is brought to you by Winebow: Importers, developers, and distributors of premium wines and spirits for more than 30 years.

                                                Featured Wines at Winebow Wine Pavilion

                                                • 24 Knots
                                                • Allegrini
                                                • Argiolas
                                                • Banks 5-Island Rum
                                                • Bodega Renacer
                                                • Bodegas Catena Zapata
                                                • Bodegas Nieto Senetiner
                                                • Bodegas Protos
                                                • Botromagno
                                                • Bruichladdich
                                                • Castello di Bossi
                                                • Clean Slate
                                                • Corte Giara
                                                • Di Majo Norante
                                                • Fat bastard
                                                • Juvé y Camps
                                                • Kris
                                                • Librandi
                                                • Licia
                                                • Los Dos
                                                • Marqués de Griñon
                                                • Mastroberardino
                                                • Nardini
                                                • Pitú Cachaça
                                                • Poli Distillery
                                                • Root:1
                                                • Stella
                                                • Tasca d'Almerita
                                                • Terranoble
                                                • The Botanist Gin
                                                • Valle Reale
                                                • Vitiano
                                                • Weingut Fred Loimer
                                                • Yealands
                                                • Zardetto
                                                • Zenato
                                                   

                                                Exhibitors

                                                 Wine, Spirits & Water

                                                • 0210 Velvet
                                                • 3 Amigos Tequila
                                                • 4 Orange Premium Vodka
                                                • Acqua Panna® Natural Spring Water
                                                • Adult Chocolate Milk
                                                • Antigal Winery and Estates
                                                • Antinori
                                                • Apollinaris Natural Mineral Water
                                                • Bärenjäger Honey Liqueur
                                                • Baron Herzog
                                                • Bartenura
                                                • Beaulieu Vineyard
                                                • Biltmore Wines
                                                • Black Stallion Estate Winery
                                                • Bodega Navarro Correas
                                                • Boisset Family Estates
                                                • Botran® Aged Rums
                                                • Brassfield EstateWinery
                                                • Cantina di Soave
                                                • Cardenal Mendoza
                                                • Château D'Esclans
                                                • Chopin Vodka
                                                • Clif Family Winery
                                                • Cockburn's Port
                                                • Cruzan Rum
                                                • Cultivate Wines
                                                • Diplomático Rum
                                                • Distillery No. 209
                                                • Domaine de Canton
                                                • Echelon Vineyards
                                                • entwine
                                                • Epica by Viña San Pedro
                                                • Evaton Wineries
                                                • evian®
                                                • Ferrari-Carano Vineyards and Winery
                                                • FIJI Water
                                                • Flor de Caña Rum
                                                • Folonari
                                                • Fragolí
                                                • Francis Ford Coppola Winery
                                                • Franciscan Estate
                                                • Freixenet
                                                • Gekkeikan Sake
                                                • Gérard Bertrand Wines
                                                • Graham's Port
                                                • Grgich Hills Estate
                                                • Gruppo Mezzacorona
                                                • HandCraft Artisan Collection
                                                • Heaven Hill Distilleries, Inc.
                                                • Henriot Inc.
                                                • House Jam
                                                • HPNOTIQ
                                                • Jermann
                                                • Jose Cuervo® Tequila
                                                • Kim Crawford
                                                • Kiss Mix
                                                • L'CHAIM Kosher Vodka
                                                • Lucid Absinthe Supérieure
                                                • Lunazul Premium Tequila
                                                • Lungarotti
                                                • Maisons Marques and Domaines USA
                                                • Marie Brizard Liqueurs
                                                • Marqués de Riscal
                                                • Michael Collins Irish Whiskey
                                                • Mionetto Prosecco USA
                                                • Molinari
                                                • Monster Energy
                                                • {Noble Vines}
                                                • NUVO®
                                                • Palm Bay International
                                                • PAMA Liqueur
                                                • Partida Tequila
                                                • Perrier® Sparkling Natural Mineral Water
                                                • Pio Cesare
                                                • Reál Sangria
                                                • Rivera
                                                • Robert Mondavi Winery
                                                • Ron Barcelò Rum
                                                • Ron Zacapa®
                                                • Rosenblum Cellars
                                                • Ruffino
                                                • S.Pellegrino® Sparkling Natural Mineral Water
                                                • Saint-Géron Sparkling Natural Mineral Water
                                                • Shaw-Ross
                                                • Simply Naked Winery
                                                • Skinny Water
                                                • Skinnygirl Cocktails
                                                • Sobieski Vodka
                                                • Sterling Vineyards
                                                • St-Germain Liqueur
                                                • Sweet Revenge
                                                • SXLiquors
                                                • Terlato Wines International
                                                • The Original MOONSHINE®
                                                • Tito's Handmade Vodka
                                                • Trapiche
                                                • Treasury Wine Estates
                                                • Trefethen Family Vineyards
                                                • Trinchero Family Estates
                                                • Umani Ronchi
                                                • Valdo
                                                • VeeV Açaí Spirit
                                                • Vin Divino
                                                • Volvic Natural Spring Water
                                                • Wilson Creek Winery
                                                • Wines That Rock
                                                • Zafra Master Reserve 21 Rum
                                                   

                                                 

                                                Participating Chefs

                                                • Brian Aaron
                                                • Carlos Barillas
                                                • Anthony Bourdain
                                                • Anne Burrell
                                                • Evandro Caregnato
                                                • Michael Chiarello
                                                • Melissa d'Arabian
                                                • Countess Luann de Lesseps
                                                • Paula Deen
                                                • Bobby Deen
                                                • Rocco DiSpirito
                                                • Bobby Flay
                                                • Sarah Davidoff & Hendrik Cornelissen
                                                • Robert Irvine
                                                • Frederic Joulin
                                                • Gary Lampner
                                                • Be Organic LLC
                                                • Jeff Mauro
                                                • Brendan Mica
                                                • Masaharu Morimoto
                                                • Jeffrey Schlissel
                                                • Doug Sisk
                                                • Holger Strutt
                                                • Michael Symon
                                                • Peter Tsialiamanis

                                                Sponsors

                                                • 3 Amigos
                                                • Acqua Panna
                                                • Alexia
                                                • AMEX
                                                • Amstel Light
                                                • Anolon
                                                • Badia
                                                • Barbados Tourism
                                                • Barilla
                                                • Beringer
                                                • Bertolli
                                                • Bing
                                                • Botran
                                                • Buick
                                                • Cafe Bustelo
                                                • Cape Cod
                                                • Carbonell
                                                • Celebrity Cruises
                                                • Chefwear
                                                • Chipotle
                                                • Ciao Bella
                                                • City of Miami Beach
                                                • Cosmopolitan Hotel
                                                • Cruzan
                                                • Cultivate Wines
                                                • Diet Pepsi
                                                • Entwine
                                                • Equinox
                                                • Evian
                                                • FIJI Waters
                                                • FIU
                                                • Food & Wine
                                                • Food Network
                                                • Ginnybakes
                                                • GMCVB
                                                • Goya
                                                • Hammerstahl
                                                • IEEM
                                                • IKEA
                                                • Illy
                                                • Jelly Belly
                                                • Kiss Mix
                                                • Kitchenaid
                                                • Metro Signs
                                                • Moët Hennessy USA
                                                • New York Times
                                                • Palm Bay International
                                                • Panache
                                                • Perrier
                                                • POM Wonderful
                                                • Puerto Rico
                                                • Qream
                                                • Quely
                                                • Riedel
                                                • San Pellegrino
                                                • Simply Naked
                                                • Skinny Girl
                                                • SWS
                                                • Sysco
                                                • VCA
                                                • Whole Foods
                                                • Wine Spectator
                                                • Winebow

                                                Date & Time: February 26, 2012 | 11:00AM
                                                Price: $100
                                                Location: The Perry South Beach, 2377 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach

                                                Master sommeliers have attained special distinction in the industry through their ability to understand the subtleties and nuances that make a particular selection especially suited to a particular meal or activity. They can detect differences that others never notice. Join Southern Wine & Spirits of America Master Sommelier Eric Hemer and other experts—each having rigorously trained and tested to earn their titles—to guide you in tasting eight world class wines. Learn for yourself what the “double-blind tasting” involves and why master sommeliers prefer to taste wines without knowing anything in advance. Test your skills with the very best when you learn how to identify different varietals and styles of wine following the master sommelier technique. An expert panel of master sommeliers will headline this event.

                                                Participating Talent:

                                                • Brian Koziol
                                                • Eric Hemer
                                                • Virginia Philip

                                                 

                                                Participating Chefs

                                                • Eric Hemer
                                                • Brian Koziol
                                                • Virginia Philip

                                                Sponsors

                                                • Carr's Crackers
                                                • FIJI Waters
                                                • FIU
                                                • Grana Padano
                                                • Metro Signs
                                                • Riedel
                                                • SWS
                                                • The Perry
                                                • Wine Spectator

                                                Date & Time: February 26, 2012 | 11:00AM
                                                Price: $150
                                                Location: Biscayne Lady - departs Bayside Marketplace, 401 Biscayne Boulevard, Miami

                                                Get ready to munch your way through brunch on the Festival's Party Boat. Hop on The Biscayne Lady for Brunch at Sea hosted by Douglas Rodriguez & Aarón Sanchez. This energetic brunch affair will combine the vibrant Cuban cuisine of Chef Douglas Rodriguez with the Mexican-inspired style of Food Network star Aarón Sanchez for swinging salsa affair mixed with brunch-style foods, Diplomatico Rum and Montecristo Cigars. Douglas is a highly successful chef and entrepreneur known for his South Florida eateries: Ola, deseo, D.Rodriguez Cuba and Alma de Cuba. Aarón hosts many shows on Food Network including: Heat Seekers and Chef vs. City and serves as a guest judge on Chopped. Sip on a glass of Gloria Ferrer Sparkling Wine. Executive Winemaker Bob Iantosca will be on the boat to answer any questions about the award-winning Chardonnay and Pinot Noir selections. Gloria Ferrer Vineyards is celebrating it's 25th anniversary this year.  With two Latino heavyweights and special guest chefs Timon Balloo from sugarcane and Pichet Ong, if this boat is a rockin’ please come a knockin’. .

                                                Participating Chefs & Restaurants:

                                                • Timon Balloo (SUGARCANE Raw Bar Grill, Miami, FL)
                                                • Pichet Ong (Coppelia & Qi, New York, NY)
                                                • Douglas Rodriguez (De Rodriguez Cuba, Miami, FL)
                                                • Aarón Sanchez (Centrico, New York, NY)

                                                 

                                                Participating Chefs

                                                • Timon Balloo
                                                • Pichet Ong
                                                • Douglas Rodriguez
                                                • Aarón Sanchez

                                                Sponsors

                                                • Acqua Panna
                                                • Biscayne Lady
                                                • Chefwear
                                                • Cigar Aficionado
                                                • Diet Pepsi
                                                • Diplomatico
                                                • FIU
                                                • Gloria Ferrer
                                                • Goya
                                                • Montecristo
                                                • San Pellegrino
                                                • SWS

                                                Date & Time: February 26, 2012 | 11:30AM
                                                Price: $150
                                                Location: Loews Miami Beach Hotel, 1601 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach

                                                In what has become a tradition, the Southern Temptress Paula Deen is hosting her annual Sunday Brunch at the Loews Miami Beach Hotel. You don’t have to pray for good food, because Paula is inviting her favorite Southern chefs who know a thing or two about preparing dishes below the Mason-Dixon Line. This buffet-style brunch is always an entertaining affair with the Queen of Sassafras providing laughs as you mosey from station to station, indulging in the chef’s creations and washing them down with your favorite brunch cocktails. Put on your Sunday best and head on down with an empty stomach and an open heart.  

                                                Participating Chefs & Restaurants:

                                                • Hugh Acheson (Five & Ten, Athens, GA)
                                                • Ed Brown & John Miele, (Ed's Chowder House, New York, NY)
                                                • Frederic Delaire (Loews Miami Beach Hotel, Miami Beach, FL)
                                                • Ben Ford (Ford's Filling Station, Los Angeles, CA)
                                                • Cindy Hutson (Ortanique on the Mile, Coral Gables, FL)
                                                • Pat & Michael Sheerin (Certified Angus Beef ® )

                                                 

                                                Participating Chefs

                                                • Hugh Acheson
                                                • Ed Brown
                                                • Paula Deen
                                                • Ben Ford
                                                • Cindy Hutson
                                                • John Miele
                                                • Pat Sheerin
                                                • Michael Sheerin

                                                Sponsors

                                                • Acqua Panna
                                                • CAB
                                                • Chefwear
                                                • Diet Pepsi
                                                • FIU
                                                • Flor de Cana
                                                • Loews
                                                • Metro Signs
                                                • Murray's Chicken
                                                • New York Times
                                                • San Pellegrino
                                                • Smithfield
                                                • SWS
                                                • Sysco Specialty Meats
                                                • Wilson Creek

                                                Date & Time: February 26, 2012 | 12:00PM
                                                Price: $85
                                                Location: Miami Beach Convention Center, 1901 Convention Center Drive, Miami Beach

                                                Back by popular demand, Laura Werlin, the cognoscente of cheese, shares her love of grilled cheese in all its melted, oozing glory. The author of The Great Grilled Cheese and James Beard Foundation Award-winning The All American Cheese and Wine Book, Laura elevates the humble lunchtime staple to a whole new level by featuring artisanal cheeses on everything from sourdough to focaccia with plenty of topping twists. (Think fruits, veggies, herbs, spices, and even chocolate!) Wines will be paired first with a cheese and then again with the same cheese dressed up in a warm sandwich. The surprising taste sensations will forever change the way you think about the ooey-gooey, crispy-crunchy concoction perennially favored by the preschool set and, now, adults too!

                                                Menu:

                                                1. The Californian
                                                2. Chips and Guacamole Grilled Cheese
                                                3. Camembert and Comtè with Mushrooms
                                                4. Double Cheddar With Tomato Jam

                                                Wines:

                                                1. 2007 Argyle Brut
                                                2. 2010 Mer Soleil Silver Chardonnay
                                                3. 2007 Migration Pinot Noir
                                                4. 2008 Betts & Scholl Grenache
                                                 

                                                Participating Chefs

                                                • Laura Werlin

                                                Sponsors

                                                • Acqua Panna
                                                • Bank of America
                                                • Carr's Crackers
                                                • FIU
                                                • MBCC
                                                • Metro Signs
                                                • San Pellegrino
                                                • SWS

                                                Date & Time: February 26, 2012 | 1:00PM
                                                Price: $85
                                                Location: Miami Beach Convention Center, 1901 Convention Center Drive, Miami Beach

                                                Gail Simmons is Special Projects Director at FOOD & WINE magazine, judge on Top Chef, host of Top Chef: Just Desserts, and frequent Festival contributor. Be one of the first people to hear Gail discuss her new memoir Talking With My Mouth Full: My Life As A Professional Eater while tasting some of her favorite recipes from the book. International wine personality Josh Wesson will be tasked with pairing Gail’s recipes with a select few wines that match her graceful personality. Talking with My Mouth Full traces the stages of Gail’s remarkable career from young cook to professional eater. Take the tips from Gail on how to cook up your own dream and make it into a reality. The Festival’s lifestyle seminars are a great place to start or supplement your wine and pairing education.

                                                Menu:

                                                1. Vietnamese Shrimp & Scallion Pancake with Asian Slaw and Fried Shallots
                                                2. Quinoa & Brown Rice Bowl with Sautéed Vegetables, Tahini Dressing
                                                3. Spanish Artichoke & Chickpea Stew with Chorizo, served with pan con tomate
                                                4. Pork Belly with Pickled Radishes
                                                5. Gail Simmon's mom’s vanilla and plum tart

                                                Wines:

                                                1. Zardetto Spumante Rose NV
                                                2. Clean Slate Mosel Riesling 2010
                                                3. Los Dos Grenache/Syrah 2010
                                                4. Stella Moscato 2011
                                                5. Emilio Hidalgo Pedro Ximenez NV Sherry
                                                   

                                                 

                                                Participating Chefs

                                                • Gail Simmons
                                                • Joshua Wesson

                                                Sponsors

                                                • Acqua Panna
                                                • Bank of America
                                                • Carr's Crackers
                                                • FIU
                                                • MBCC
                                                • Metro Signs
                                                • San Pellegrino
                                                • SWS

                                                Date & Time: February 26, 2012 | 1:00PM
                                                Price: $150
                                                Location: the PERRY, SOUTH BEACH, 2377 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach

                                                The Festival invites both novices and aficionados who seek a serious education in the finer things in life to its 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. Led by experts, each session provides an opportunity to deepen your knowledge of specific wines and identify the qualities of each that most appeal to you. A member of Wine Spectator’s editorial team will introduce this session.

                                                Riesling Rocks! Discovering Riesling Styles, Terroir and Ageability


                                                Riesling is on the rise and one of the fastest growing varietals by wine sales in the U.S. Let two of the world’s leading Riesling producers, Bob Bertheau, winemaker of Washington’s Chateau Ste. Michelle and Ernst Loosen of Germany’s Dr. Loosen estate, lead you on a special exploration of Riesling to discover the tremendous versatility of this noble white grape, from bone dry to decadently sweet.

                                                After a decade of collaborating on Eroica Riesling, experience what these two innovative Riesling winemakers have learned about the best sites for Riesling and the changing vineyard practices needed to achieve the best results. Hear how they've worked, puzzled and refined their thoughts, vineyards and winemaking techniques toward their shared goal of making the best Riesling in America.

                                                Chateau Ste. Michelle has been a champion of Riesling for more than 40 years and was among the first to plant Riesling in Washington State. The Columbia Valley of Washington produces more Riesling than any other American wine region. The Dr. Loosen estate has a 200-year tradition of producing Riesling in Germany’s Mosel region. With his modern world view and his traditional approach to winemaking, Ernst Loosen strives to produce wines that unmistakably express the character of Riesling and of the vineyards where they are grown. In 1999, Chateau Ste. Michelle teamed up with Ernst Loosen to collaborate on Eroica Riesling, an ultra-premium Washington Riesling that has set the bar for American Riesling for more than a decade.

                                                Featured Wines:
                                                2010 Chateau Ste. Michelle Dry Riesling
                                                2006 Chateau Ste. Michelle & Dr. Loosen Eroica Riesling
                                                2008 Chateau Ste. Michelle & Dr. Loosen Eroica Riesling
                                                2010 Chateau Ste. Michelle & Dr. Loosen Eroica Riesling
                                                2010 Chateau Ste. Michelle Cold Creek Vineyard Riesling
                                                2010 Saint M Riesling
                                                2001 Chateau Ste. Michelle & Dr. Loosen Eroica Single Berry Select Riesling
                                                2007 Chateau Ste. Michelle & Dr. Loosen Eroica Single Berry Select Riesling
                                                 


                                                A VERTICAL TASTING OF FONTANAFREDDA BAROLO SERRALUNGA D’ALBA DOCG


                                                Join lead winemaker Danilo Drocco for an extraordinary tasting of eight historic vintage Barolos from the cellars of Piedmont’s renowned Fontanafredda estate. Begin with a comparative tasting of two outstanding examples of Fontanafredda’s Vigna “La Rosa” Barolo – 2007 & 1999. Next, embark on a journey through six superb vintages of the estate’s Serralunga d’Alba Barolo, beginning with 2007 and travelling back in time to the sublime 1990. Serralunga d’Alba, among Fontanafredda’s most prized vineyard sites, is widely considered to have one of the best terroirs in the world for fine Nebbiolo wines. Since 1878, Fontanafredda, located in the heart of the Langhe region, has been a true institution in Piedmont, a benchmark for authentically-styled Barolo and Barbera wines that deftly balance intense aromas and deep concentration of fruit with outstanding finesse and elegance. This style is fully in line with Danilo Drocco’s philosophy that “Barolo should reveal itself little by little, rather than all at once.” Don’t miss the chance to experience this philosophy firsthand!

                                                Featured Wines:

                                                2007 Vigna “La Rosa” Barolo DOCG
                                                1999 Vigna “La Rosa” Barolo DOCG
                                                2007 Serralunga d'Alba Barolo DOCG
                                                2004 Serralunga d'Alba Barolo DOCG
                                                2003 Serralunga d'Alba Barolo DOCG
                                                1999 Serralunga d'Alba Barolo DOCG
                                                1997 Serralunga d'Alba Barolo DOCG
                                                1990 Serralunga d'Alba Barolo DOCG

                                                Beringer Private Reserve Vertical

                                                No winery more thoroughly embodies the timeless appeal and seductive flavor of Napa Valley than Beringer Vineyards, Napa’s benchmark producer since its establishment in 1876. Now in its third century of crafting classic wines from Napa’s finest appellations and vineyards, Beringer today is guided Chief Winemaker Laurie Hook. Laurie crafts Napa Valley wines that speak eloquently of Beringer’s rich heritage while offering cutting-edge quality and contemporary elegance.

                                                With each vintage of the acclaimed Private Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon, Beringer Winemaker Laurie Hook chooses the best lots from our reserve vineyards in the Napa Valley, each of which demonstrate remarkable expression of terroir. The Beringer reserve vineyards offer Cabernet Sauvignon of such quality that a minimalist approach to winemaking has long defined this special blend. Laurie Hook is excited to share the 2007, 2005, 2000, 1998, 1993 & 1991 Private Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon at the 2012 South Beach Food & Wine Festival. Be among the few to taste an amazing line up pull from Laurie’s cellar.

                                                Featured Wines:
                                                2007 Beringer Private Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon
                                                2005 Beringer Private Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon
                                                2000 Beringer Private Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon
                                                1998 Beringer Private Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon
                                                1993 Beringer Private Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon
                                                1991 Beringer Private Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon
                                                 

                                                Participating Chefs

                                                • Ted Baseler
                                                • Bob Bertheau
                                                • Danilo Drocco
                                                • Laurie Hook
                                                • Ernst Loosen
                                                • Thomas Matthews
                                                • Bruce Sanderson

                                                Sponsors

                                                • Beringer
                                                • Carr's Crackers
                                                • FIU
                                                • Fontanafredda
                                                • Grana Padano
                                                • Metro Signs
                                                • Riedel
                                                • Ste. Michelle
                                                • SWS
                                                • The Perry
                                                • Wine Spectator

                                                Date & Time: February 26, 2012 | 2:00PM
                                                Price: $85
                                                Location: Miami Beach Convention Center, 1901 Convention Center Drive, Miami Beach

                                                Jump on the Hot Tamale Train and let Food Network star Marcela Vallodolid show you the simplicity and vibrancy of cuisine from South of the Border. The star of Food Network’s Mexican Made Easy prides herself on bringing authentic Mexican flavors to America, and reminds fans that, “there is no yellow cheese in real Mexican cooking.” Marcela will create recipes from her first cookbook FRESH MEXICO: 100 Simple Recipes for True Mexican Flavor with the help of Christian Plotczyk, corproate chef of Rosa Mexicano---known as the gold standard in upscale Mexican cuisine. Master Sommelier Mark Oldman will find the perfect liquid pairing for this fiesta. Mark’s book Oldman’s Brave New World of Wine won the 2011 Georges Duboeuf Best New Wine Book of the Year Award.  Let Marcela,Mark and Rosa Mexicano show you an elevated version of Mexican cuisine like you’ve never seen it before. The Festival’s lifestyle seminars are a great place to start or supplement your wine and pairing education.

                                                Menu

                                                1) Spice Rubbed Quail with Chocolate (Sweet and Savory)
                                                2) Citrus & Tequila Scallop Mango Ceviche (Bright, Citrusy, and Crisp)
                                                3) Wild Mushroom & Oaxaca Cheese Tamal With Roasted Tomatillo Salsa (Earthy Flavor)
                                                4) Chorizo Tequila Clam (Earth Spicy)


                                                Tequila:

                                                1) Patron Silver Blanco
                                                2) Don Julio Reposado
                                                3) Partida Anejo
                                                4) Casa Dragones Blue Agave Super Premium
                                                5) Sangrita


                                                 

                                                Participating Chefs

                                                • Mark Oldman
                                                • Marcela Valladolid

                                                Sponsors

                                                • Acqua Panna
                                                • Bank of America
                                                • Carr's Crackers
                                                • FIU
                                                • MBCC
                                                • Metro Signs
                                                • Rosa Mexicano
                                                • San Pellegrino
                                                • SWS

                                                Date & Time: February 26, 2012 | 3:00PM
                                                Price: $85
                                                Location: Miami Beach Convention Center, 1901 Convention Center Drive, Miami Beach

                                                Do you ever dream of living the life of the rich and famous? Ariane Daguin & Andrea Robinson will deliver just that, as they transport you to an afternoon filled with foie gras delicacies, wild venison specialties and much more and the wonderful wines that pair with them. Foods and Fine Wines of the Rich and Famous is a chance to indulge in some delectable epicurean delights courtesy of D’Artagnan Gourmet Food Store, America’s leading purveyor of rare food products. Truly a unique experience, this seminar is open to anyone who wants to sit back, relax, and live the high-life for an afternoon!

                                                 

                                                Menu:

                                                1. Foie Gras Medallion with Truffle
                                                2. French Kiss - Armagnac Marinated Prune Stuffed with Foie Gras
                                                3. Black Truffle Butter and Duck Ham Tartine
                                                4. Pàté de Campagne, Classic French Country Style Terrine
                                                5. Venison and Dried Cherry Sausage

                                                 

                                                Wines:

                                                1. Krug Grand Cuvée Brut Champagne NV
                                                2. Emilio Lustau East India Solera Sherry, Andalucia, Spain
                                                3. Domaine Faiveley, Mercurey 1er Cru, Clos des Myglands 2009
                                                4. Veuve Clicquot Rose Reserve 2004
                                                5. Delas Frères, Côte-Rôtie, Seigneur de Maugiron 2008

                                                Participating Chefs

                                                • Ariane Daguin
                                                • Andrea Robinson

                                                Sponsors

                                                • Acqua Panna
                                                • Bank of America
                                                • Carr's Crackers
                                                • FIU
                                                • MBCC
                                                • Metro Signs
                                                • San Pellegrino
                                                • SWS

                                                Date & Time: February 26, 2012 | 4:00PM
                                                Price: $150
                                                Location: Biltmore Hotel, 1200 Anastasia Avenue, Coral Gables

                                                For the Festival's last day, we’ve lined up more than a dozen chefs and local Miami friends, each with their own special preparation technique that’s sure to bring pig roasting to a whole new level. Hosted by Cooking Channel’s Debi Mazar & Gabriele Corcos from the hit show. Extra Virgin, our pig slayers will spend the entire day prepping seasonings and rubs that pair well with wines for this walk-around tasting of pork flavors from all over the world. Cooks will use the Duroc & Hampshire breeds of pigs, which are all natural, farm-raised and known for being super tender. We’ve tasked our pit masters with bringing out well glazed, perfectly done whole roasted pig served with various side dishes and desserts created by the Biltmore Hotel. Enjoy smooth cigars from Padron and La Flor Dominicana as you dance to live music from The Chirino Sisters!

                                                This event is $150 for 21+ and $75 for under 21 years old. 

                                                Participating Chefs & Featured Menu Item:

                                                 
                                                Nick Anderer                  Maialino al Forno
                                                Yuhi Fujinaga                 Suckling Pig with Heirloom Bean Casoullet, Morcilla Dip with Chicharones
                                                Mayor Carlos Gimenez       Pan con Lechon
                                                Ingrid Hoffmann             Mini Pulled Pork Taco Bowl with Guava Salsa Negra & pickled Mustard Seeds
                                                Linton Hopkins              Chopped Smoked Pig, Buttermilk Johnny Cakes,Craklin'and Pickel Salad
                                                Mark Ladner                   Bolito Misto Terrina alla Paesana              
                                                Debi Mazar &            Tuscan Porchetta Sandwich
                                                Gabriele Corcos
                                                Marc Murphy                    Southern Stryle "Porchetta" with Corn Bread & Andouille Stuffing
                                                Seamus Mullen              Smoked Berkshire Pork Jowl & Whole Suckling Pig
                                                Jorge Padrón                  Tradicional Lechon Asado
                                                Isiah Thomas                  Brined Baby Swine with Passion Fruit Habanero Mojo
                                                Marcela Valladolid          Cochinita Pibil
                                                Jonathan Waxman         Blood Orange Pig Tacos
                                                Michael White &              Porchetta Tigelle con Pesto di Lardo e Salsa Verde
                                                Bill Dorrler

                                                 

                                                Participating Chefs

                                                • Nick Anderer
                                                • Sean Bernal
                                                • Yuhi Fujinaga
                                                • Debi Mazar & Gabriele Corcos
                                                • Carlos Gimenez
                                                • Linton Hopkins
                                                • Mark Ladner
                                                • Seamus Mullen
                                                • Marc Murphy
                                                • Marcela Valladolid
                                                • Jonathan Waxman
                                                • Michael White

                                                Sponsors

                                                • Acqua Panna
                                                • Biltmore
                                                • Cafe Bustelo
                                                • Caja China
                                                • Chefwear
                                                • Cigar Aficionado
                                                • Costa Farms
                                                • Johnson & Wales University
                                                • La Flor Dominicana
                                                • Padron
                                                • Pat LaFrieda
                                                • Paulina's Pops
                                                • San Pellegrino
                                                • Shaw Ross

                                                Date & Time: February 26, 2012 | 6:30PM
                                                Price: $95
                                                Location: Ritz-Carlton, South Beach, 1 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach, FL 33139

                                                The recent nationwide food cart & truck trend is an exciting collaboration of chefs and entrepreneurs that gather thousands at rallies every week. Join Miami's top food carts and trucks together at Trucks on the Beach, the official Festival Closing Party. Travel Channel’s Andrew Zimmern will host and celebrate the street food scene under the iconic white tent behind the Ritz-Carlton Hotel. Zimmern will help guests navigate the terrain of bizarre and not-so-bizarre truck foods, whimsical wines and classic cocktails as we put to bed the 11th year of the Festival. This is your last chance to get in one more bite, one more drink and one more dance while enjoying so many different types of foods from so many trucks. It’s the perfect way to say goodbye to Miami’s favorite weekend, and start the countdown until the chefs invade the beach once more.

                                                Participating Trucks:

                                                 

                                                Participating Chefs

                                                • Natasha Case
                                                • Brett Chiavari
                                                • Brian Mullins
                                                • Bryan Petroff
                                                • Douglas Quint
                                                • Andrew Zimmern

                                                Sponsors

                                                • Acqua Panna
                                                • Amstel Light
                                                • Anolon
                                                • Badia
                                                • Bing
                                                • Chefwear
                                                • Chipotle
                                                • City of Miami Beach
                                                • Costa Farms
                                                • Cultivate Wines
                                                • Diet Pepsi
                                                • Equinox
                                                • FIU
                                                • Food Network
                                                • Freixenet
                                                • Illy
                                                • Kiss Mix
                                                • Lifeway
                                                • Metro Signs
                                                • Panache
                                                • Ritz-Carlton, South Beach
                                                • San Pellegrino
                                                • SWS
                                                • VCA

                                                Date & Time: February 26, 2012 | 7:00PM
                                                Price: $150
                                                Location: The Standard, 40 Island Avenue Miami Beach

                                                Every Italian knows that there is no meal more special than the Sunday supper, when the family comes together. For this familial feast, we’ve flown in Daniel Holzman and Michael Chernow from New York’s hottest eatery, The Meatball Shop, and paired them with Chef Mark Zeitouni from The Standard Hotel for an Italian feast that’s sure to rival grandmas. We've also invited two South Florida Italian heavyweights, Steve Martorano (Cafe Martorano) & Michael D'Andrea (Macaluso's), to cook a course at this outdoor affair.  Grab a fork and gather around the table at The Standard Hotel pool deck to be dazzled by the Meatball Shop’s creations and their philosophy of eating simple, sustainable, good food with no strings attached. A selection of top Italian wines from the Southern Wine & Spirits of Florida portfolio will pair perfectly with this evening’s meatball madness.

                                                Participating Chefs:

                                                Daniel Holzman (The Meatball Shop, New York, NY)
                                                Steve Martorano (Cafe Martorano, Fort Lauderdale, FL)
                                                Michael D'Andrea (Macaluso's Miami Beach, FL)
                                                Mark Zeitouni (The Standard Hotel, Miami Beach, FL)

                                                Participating Chefs

                                                • Michael D'Andrea
                                                • Daniel Holzman
                                                • Steve Martorano
                                                • Mark Zeitouni

                                                Sponsors

                                                • Acqua Panna
                                                • Barilla
                                                • Chefwear
                                                • FIU
                                                • Fragoli
                                                • New York Times
                                                • Pallini Limoncello
                                                • Parrano
                                                • San Pellegrino
                                                • SWS
                                                • The Standard



                                                PERSONALITIES


                                                • Brian Aaron
                                                • Kal Abdalla
                                                • Tony Abou-Ganim
                                                • Hugh Acheson
                                                • Craig Adcock
                                                • Miguel Aguilar
                                                • Reed Alexander
                                                • Nick Anderer
                                                • Sunny Anderson
                                                • Marchese Piero Antinori
                                                • Nate Appleman
                                                • Tom Azar
                                                • Timon Balloo
                                                • Jimmy Bannos
                                                • Jimmy Bannos Jr.
                                                • Carlos Barillas
                                                • Ted Baseler
                                                • Jennifer Baum
                                                • Franklin Becker
                                                • Keyvan Behnam
                                                • Sean Bernal
                                                • Michelle Bernstein
                                                • Bob Bertheau
                                                • John Besh
                                                • Richard Blais
                                                • Michael Bloise
                                                • April Bloomfield
                                                • Anthony Bourdain
                                                • Sean Brasel
                                                • Sean Brock
                                                • Ed Brown
                                                • Jeremiah Bullfrog
                                                • Wendy Burch
                                                • David Burke
                                                • Anne Burrell
                                                • Alberto Cabrera
                                                • Adrianne Calvo
                                                • steve cameron
                                                • steve cameron
                                                • Joey Campanaro
                                                • Marco Canora
                                                • Josh Capon
                                                • Evandro Caregnato
                                                • Ed Carew
                                                • Andrew Carmellini
                                                • Natasha Case
                                                • Subin Chenkorsorn
                                                • Chad & Karen Cherry
                                                • Michael Chiarello
                                                • Brett Chiavari
                                                • Roy Choi
                                                • Michael Cimarusti
                                                • Charles Compagnucci
                                                • Scott Conant
                                                • Thomas Connell
                                                • Brendan Connor
                                                • Andrea Curto-Randazzo
                                                • Tim Cushman
                                                • Andy D'Amico
                                                • Michael D'Andrea
                                                • Melissa d'Arabian
                                                • Ariane Daguin
                                                • Kim Daisy
                                                • Paula DaSilva
                                                • Jacques de La Giraudiere
                                                • Countess Luann de Lesseps
                                                • Paula Deen
                                                • Bobby Deen
                                                • Jamie Deen
                                                • Craig Deihl
                                                • Frederic Delaire
                                                • Rocco DiSpirito
                                                • Tom Douglas
                                                • Danilo Drocco
                                                • Roger Duarte
                                                • Wylie Dufresne
                                                • Angelo Elia
                                                • Alberto Elias
                                                • Steve Ells
                                                • Todd Erickson
                                                • Dean Fearing
                                                • Gabriel Fenton
                                                • Marco Ferraro
                                                • Guy Fieri
                                                • Bobby Flay
                                                • Ben Ford
                                                • Marc Forgione
                                                • Jason Franey
                                                • Bethenny Frankel
                                                • Yuhi Fujinaga
                                                • Nadia G
                                                • Debi Mazar & Gabriele Corcos
                                                • Alex Gambal
                                                • Jonathan Gambino
                                                • Daniel Ganem
                                                • Michelle Gayer
                                                • Massimo Giannattasio
                                                • Anthony Giglio
                                                • Michael Gilligan
                                                • Carlos Gimenez
                                                • Duff Goldman
                                                • Hedy Goldsmith
                                                • Robert Gonzalez
                                                • Sam Gorenstein
                                                • Jean Luc Grabowski
                                                • Richard Gras
                                                • Rick Gresh
                                                • Costa Grillas
                                                • Alexandra Guarnaschelli
                                                • Gabrielle Hamilton
                                                • Kevin Kehoe & Hans Seitz
                                                • Christopher Hastings
                                                • Gerard Hayden
                                                • Eric Hemer
                                                • Sarah Davidoff & Hendrik Cornelissen
                                                • Ingrid Hoffmann
                                                • Daniel Holzman
                                                • Laurie Hook
                                                • Linton Hopkins
                                                • Joel Huff
                                                • Cindy Hutson
                                                • Robert Irvine
                                                • Stephanie Izard
                                                • Adish Jain
                                                • Drunken Chefs: Jonathan Alexander Walkenstein and Gabriela Zadoff
                                                • Frederic Joulin
                                                • Stephen Kalt
                                                • Elizabeth Karmel
                                                • Yoshi Katsumura
                                                • Howie Kleinberg
                                                • Dan Kluger
                                                • Brian Koziol
                                                • John Kunkel
                                                • Mark Ladner
                                                • Emeril Lagasse
                                                • Gary Lampner
                                                • Ryan LaRoche
                                                • Chris Lilly
                                                • Be Organic LLC
                                                • Leonardo LoCascio
                                                • Jian Heng Loo
                                                • Ernst Loosen
                                                • Dewey LoSasso
                                                • Tim Love
                                                • Emily Luchetti
                                                • Steve Martorano
                                                • Kieran Masek
                                                • Brian Massie
                                                • Patrick Materman
                                                • Thomas Matthews
                                                • Mitchell & Sara Matzek
                                                • Jeff Mauro
                                                • Tony Maws
                                                • Joseph Maynard
                                                • Debi Mazar
                                                • Thomas McNaughton
                                                • Spike Mendelsohn
                                                • George Mendes
                                                • Junior Merino
                                                • Brendan Mica
                                                • John Miele
                                                • Todd Miller
                                                • Carlo Mirachi
                                                • Chris Miracolo
                                                • Roger Mooking
                                                • Hector Morales
                                                • Masaharu Morimoto
                                                • Wayne Mueller
                                                • Seamus Mullen
                                                • Brian Mullins
                                                • Marc Murphy
                                                • Nathan Myhrvold
                                                • Pat and Gina Neely
                                                • Tung Nguyen
                                                • Sylvain Noel
                                                • Patrick O'Connell
                                                • Makoto Okuwa
                                                • Mark Oldman
                                                • Pichet Ong
                                                • Zak Pelaccio
                                                • Carla Pellegrino
                                                • Bryan Petroff
                                                • Viet Pham
                                                • Charles Phan
                                                • Virginia Philip
                                                • Alejandro Pinero
                                                • Angela Pinkerton
                                                • Michael Pirolo
                                                • Christian Plotczyk
                                                • Alfred Portale
                                                • Luis Pous
                                                • Douglas Quint
                                                • Daniel Ramos
                                                • Kevin Ramquist
                                                • Frank Randazzo
                                                • Rachael Ray
                                                • Michael Reidt
                                                • Ralph Rendsland
                                                • Andrea Reusing
                                                • Maximilian Riedel
                                                • Horacio Rivadero
                                                • John Rivers
                                                • David Roberts
                                                • Andrea Robinson
                                                • Douglas Rodriguez
                                                • Al Roker
                                                • Aarón Sanchez
                                                • Bruce Sanderson
                                                • Jeffrey Schlissel
                                                • Michael Schwartz
                                                • Elaina Scotto
                                                • Mindy Segal
                                                • Shake Shack
                                                • Xiao Lei Shao
                                                • Michael Sheerin
                                                • Pat Sheerin
                                                • Dan Silverman
                                                • Gail Simmons
                                                • Doug Sisk
                                                • Michael Solomonov
                                                • Ooi Soon Lok
                                                • Javier Soriano
                                                • Angelo Sosa
                                                • Simon Stojanovic
                                                • Holger Strutt
                                                • Stephen Stryjewski
                                                • Marc Summers
                                                • Allen Susser
                                                • Michael Symon
                                                • Sam Talbot
                                                • Hiroyuki Tanaka
                                                • Aaron Taylor
                                                • Aaron Taylor
                                                • Bill Telepan
                                                • Christina Tosi
                                                • Laurent Tourondel
                                                • Carmen Trigueros
                                                • Jean Trimbach
                                                • Charlie Trotter
                                                • Peter Tsialiamanis
                                                • Will Uhlhorn
                                                • Victor Urrutia
                                                • Jordi Vallés
                                                • Marcela Valladolid
                                                • Mark Van Schaick
                                                • Jacques Van Staden
                                                • Norman VanAken
                                                • Peter Vauthy
                                                • Jarrod Verbiak
                                                • John Vergos
                                                • Jonathan Waxman
                                                • Bjoern Weissgerber
                                                • Laura Werlin
                                                • David Werly
                                                • Joshua Wesson
                                                • Michael White
                                                • Geoffrey Zakarian
                                                • Ricardo Zarate
                                                • Mark Zeitouni
                                                • Alain Zimmer
                                                • Andrew Zimmern


                                                SPONSORS


                                                • Michael Collins
                                                • 10 Cane Rum
                                                • 1111 Lincoln Road
                                                • 3 Amigos
                                                • 610 WIOD
                                                • 93.9 Mia
                                                • 94.3 REAL
                                                • Acqua Panna
                                                • Adult Chocolate Milk
                                                • Alex Gambal
                                                • Alexia
                                                • Allen Brothers Steaks
                                                • AMEX
                                                • Amstel Light
                                                • Angeleno magazine
                                                • Anolon
                                                • Antigal
                                                • Antinori
                                                • Aperol
                                                • Aqua Communications
                                                • Around Town
                                                • audemars piguet
                                                • Azul
                                                • Badia
                                                • Bamboo Studio
                                                • Bank of America
                                                • Barbados Tourism
                                                • Barilla
                                                • Belvedere Unfiltered
                                                • Belvedere Vodka
                                                • Benchmark
                                                • Beringer
                                                • Beringer
                                                • Bertolli
                                                • Betsy
                                                • Beverage Media Group
                                                • Big 105.9
                                                • Biltmore
                                                • Bing
                                                • Biscayne Lady
                                                • BizBash Florida
                                                • Blue Door
                                                • Blufeld
                                                • Boca Raton Magazine
                                                • Body Preference
                                                • Borinquen
                                                • Botran
                                                • Bottega
                                                • Boucher Brothers
                                                • Brancott Estates
                                                • Brandman Agency
                                                • Breville
                                                • Buckhead Beef
                                                • Buick
                                                • Buick
                                                • Bullfrog & Baum
                                                • Bullfrog & Baum
                                                • Burnett's Vodka
                                                • CAB
                                                • Cafe Bustelo
                                                • Caja China
                                                • Cape Cod
                                                • Carapelli
                                                • Carbonell
                                                • Carnival
                                                • Carr's Crackers
                                                • Catena Zapata
                                                • Caviarteria
                                                • Celebrity Cruises
                                                • Centerplate
                                                • Champagne Laurent-Perrier
                                                • Champagne Nicolas Feuillatte
                                                • Chateau D'Esclans
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                                                • Chefwear
                                                • China Grill Management
                                                • Chipotle
                                                • Ciao Bella
                                                • Cigar Aficionado
                                                • City Link
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                                                • Coach Farm
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                                                • Costa Farms
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