The Food Network & Cooking Channel SOBEWFF Unveils a Star-Studded 21st Birthday Line Up

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The Food Network & Cooking Channel, South Beach Wine & Food Festival, Presented by Capital One (SOBEWFF®), unveiled an unprecedented star-studded 21st birthday lineup. Widely recognized as one of America’s favorite gourmet gatherings on the beach, the four-day Festival returns to the sand February 24-27, 2022, and will feature 90+ events spanning Miami-Dade and Broward counties. For the 21st installment, Food Network & Cooking Channel personalities and more than 400 chefs and wine and spirit producers will come together to create an unforgettable epicurean celebration comprised of walk-around tastings, intimate dinners, late-night parties, brunches, lunches, masterclasses, wine seminars, and more!

Kicking off the festivities on Thursday, February 24, is the iconic chef, restaurateur, Emmy Award-winning TV host, and the Mayor of Flavortown himself, Guy Fieri, as he hosts the NEW Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives LIVE! With roadside diners, vintage drive-ins, and out-of-the-way “dives,” guests will get a taste of Guy Fieri’s travels across America as they sling backbites from more than 25 eateries in search of the best “greasy spoon” featured on the hit show.

That week, the Festival’s iconic open-air tasting tents return to the shores of South Beach with a mash-up of new and classic events slatted to showcase the nation’s most talented chefs and lifestyle personalities. Events include:

The 16th annual Burger Bash® returns as the Red Stripe Burger Bash presented by Schweid & Sons® hosted by Rachael Ray and José Andrés. (Friday, February 25) Goya Foods Grand Tasting Village featuring Publix Culinary Demonstrations sponsored by Sub-Zero Group Southeast will highlight fan-favorite Food Network and Cooking Channel personalities and the nation’s most celebrated chefs! (Saturday, February 26 and Sunday, February 27) A reimagined Tacos & Tequila presented by Tequila Cazadores hosted by Aarón Sánchez will feature various iterations of Mexico’s most iconic dish. (Saturday, February 26) BACARDI Carnival hosted by Andrew Zimmern returns to close out the 21st annual Festival with the ultimate beach party! (Sunday, February 27) Those looking to experience casual elegance can make their way to the Miami Design District – the city’s premier neighborhood and shopping destination. The Miami Design District Event Series – taking place exclusively during Festival weekend – will be anchored at the iconic Jungle Plaza and feature a slew of new events that celebrate the District’s innovative fashion, architecture, design, and world-class dining. Highlights include:

Steak and Whiskey hosted by Michael Symon, the undisputed King of Carnivores! (Thursday, February 24) Live a dose of la Bella vita during A Taste of Italy hosted by Anne Burrell. (Friday, February 25) Vice City Tapas & Craft Cocktails hosted by Michelle Bernstein will showcase the city’s best bites paired perfectly with Miami-inspired craft cocktails. (Saturday, February 26)

Keep the party going with one of the Festival’s highly sought-after brunches. Nightlife and hospitality industry leader David Grutman is teaming up once more with GRAMMY® Award-winning artist and producer Pharrell for a Williams Family Kitchen Soul Food Brunch hosted by Pharoah and Pharrell Williams at SWAN on Saturday, February 26. Drag Brunch hosted by Kalen Allen featuring Mistresses of Ceremonies Kim Chi & Athena Dion will celebrate the LGBTQ community and its unique culture and influence on South Florida on Sunday, February 25.

The Festival’s crown jewel, Tribute Dinner, will take place on Saturday, February 26, and honor the outstanding accomplishments of the culinary community’s beloved and iconic Guy Fieri.

SAVE THE DATE: The exclusive Capital One cardholder pre-sale for the 2022 Festival begins Monday, November 8 at 9:00 AM EST online at sobewff.org or by calling 866.271.8540 (phone sales open Monday – Friday, 9:00 AM – 9:00 PM EST). General ticket sales begin at midnight on Monday, November 15.

DRINK. EDUCATE. All proceeds from the Festival benefit the students of the Florida International University Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism. For more information, please visit www.sobewff.org.

Zulma Torres

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