Hungry celeb spotters are going to eat this up.
The South Beach Wine & Food Fest (SOBEWFF) — the nation’s largest wine and meals occasion, which turns Miami into foodie central over the last week of February — is celebrating its twenty first birthday. And like several newly legal-to-imbibe adolescent, the annual four-day competition goes huge this 12 months.
Not solely will the competition boast a powerful lineup of cooks and culinary personalities, however a red-carpet’s value of celebrities (a lot of whom have manufacturers to showcase) shall be in attendance.
With so many talent-packed occasions to select from, here’s a how-to information in the case of consuming, ingesting and possibly even rubbing elbows with the sun-kissed stars of this 12 months’s SOBEWFF.
Eva Longoria Bastón
The award-winning actress, entrepreneur and activist will current her new ultra-premium female-powered tequila, Casa Del Sol, at an al fresco dinner on Friday night at Verde, the Pérez Artwork Museum Miami’s picturesque restaurant overlooking Biscayne Bay.
She’ll be joined by the model’s inventive collaborator and superstar photographer Brian Bowen Smith, together with famend chef Lorena Garcia, who is ready to arrange a multi-course, Latin-inspired menu with the tequila’s distinctively layered taste in thoughts.
Whereas the self-proclaimed Mayor of Flavortown is not any stranger to the competition, he’ll be busier than ever this 12 months as he headlines three occasions beginning on Thursday evening with “Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives LIVE,” an homage to the numerous hole-in-the-wall eateries he’s profiled on his long-running Meals Community present.
Festivalgoers can even get the possibility to see him in an altogether totally different mild — because the honoree of our annual SOBEWFF Tribute Dinner on Friday night, which is being emceed by Rachael Ray.
José Andrés shall be available to current Fieri together with his award, after which attendees can commerce their champagne flutes for a zingy cocktail made with Fieri’s Santo Tequila at an unique after-party hosted by Grammy Award winner Rev Run. (Tribute Dinner ticket holders will robotically get entry to the after celebration.)
Adam Levine and Behati Prinsloo
You’ll be able to catch the Maroon 5 entrance man and his Victoria’s Secret model-wife kick off the Pageant weekend in type on Thursday night as they toast their buzzy new tequila model, Calirosa Tequila, at a spirit-forward blissful hour at 1 Lodge South Seashore’s stylish Tulum-inspired seaside membership.
After sipping a number of cocktails, scoot on over to Como Como, Scott Linquist’s marisquería (seafood restaurant), and be part of the couple for a swanky dinner that includes elevated Mexican fare paired with their luxe trio of tequilas.
Life is all about steadiness, so to offset the weekend’s late nights and indulgent dishes, you’d be smart to make your manner over to the competition’s much-loved (and in some instances, much-needed) yoga occasion on Sunday morning at Nikki Seashore, the place Kate Hudson shall be making her Pageant debut.
Followers of the Academy Award nominee can toast her arrival with a refreshing post-workout cocktail made with Hudson’s new King St. Vodka, impressed by her former dwelling on King Road. If yoga isn’t fairly your factor, head to our signature Grand Tasting Village, as an alternative, the place Hudson shall be pouring her craft vodka beneath the Pageant’s iconic white tents.
Extra superstar sightings
The Pageant’s epic burger showdown — headlined by longtime host Rachael Ray (and her co-host this 12 months, José Andrés) — is again with one other stellar line-up of cooks, all vying for the coveted Schweid & Sons’ Very Greatest Burger Award.
The panel of judges for this 12 months’s competitors is starrier than ever, that includes the likes of Jeff Mauro, Melba Wilson, Al Roker, Dwyane Wade, and Brian Kelly (aka The Factors Man).
Occasions don’t get extra joyous than the competition’s annual Drag Brunch, hosted this 12 months by social media star and “The Ellen DeGeneres Present” contributor Kalen Allen, that includes showstopping performances from Mistresses of Ceremonies Kim Chi and Athena Dion and a particular look by David Burtka and Neil Patrick Harris, who at all times know the way to make an entrance.
The competition weekend wouldn’t be full with no David Grutman Expertise at our 3 to five on Ocean Drive on the Grand Tasting Village. The nightlife and hospitality impresario will curate the final word Sunday Funday on the seaside, with high-energy beats from Italian DJ and Instagram sensation Gianluca Vacchi and collaborative hip-hop star French Montana.