Can’t Miss Events + Where to Eat in Miami Beach
Wine Spectator’s Best of the Best at Fontainebleau:
Participating for the second year in a row, Uchi Miami has tapped sous chef Cristian Canencio to create a delectable Hiramasa sashimi served with avocado foam, Fresno, and jicama, giving attendees a taste of what to expect at its Wynwood outpost. Not attending Best of the Best? Check out Uchi yourself – reservations are available via OpenTable.
A regular participant of Best of the Best, Chef Carlos Torres of Villa Azur is showcasing the chic French supper club’s Raviole de roman with Truffle cream at this year’s event. Those who can’t secure tickets are in luck – the dish is also a staple on the enchanting restaurant’s menu.
At the Grand Tasting:
PAOW! Plant-Based Protein
In anticipation of its late spring, early summer consumer launch, check out the all-new plant-based protein PAOW!, with celebrity Chef Robyn Almodovar at the helm of its culinary creations. They will be serving delicious vegan empanadas featuring their signature PAOW! Pieces in three inviting flavors: Korean barbecue, madras curry, and Philly-style.
Mixology Mixer Kits and Virtual Events
Miami-based Mixology Mixer provides the unique experience of a virtual, hands-on cocktail class that prioritizes bringing people together even when they are physically apart. This year, Mixology Mixer is taking SOBEWFF’s Grand Tasting by storm as they partnered with Sipsmith to offer their Spring Has Sprung cocktail from their fan-favorite Mini Mix kit. All thematic cocktail kits include everything needed to craft world-class cocktails, including the spirit(s), mixers, garnishes, and step-by-step instructions with the nation’s leading mixologists. With options including Mixology Kits, Culinary Kits, Team Building Activity Kits, subscription packages, and more, Mixology Mixer helps to create memorable experiences for any occasion near or far.
Miami Beach Dining
A Michelin Star Dinner at Kosushi Miami
Located in Miami Beach’s affluent South of Fifth neighborhood, Kosushi Miami is known for its authentic yet contemporary take on traditional Japanese cuisine with Brazilian flavors, created by 5x Michelin Star Award-Winning Chef George Koshoji. Hailing from São Paulo, Brazil, the Miami location gives foodies a chance to experience a modern twist on the authentic qualities of Japanese dishes in an artfully designed menu. Its bold flavors come in small cold or hot dishes, such as the chilled King Crab Truffle or steaming Wagyu Gyoza.
All-Day Brunch at Café Americano
With two locations on Miami Beach, Café Americano brings all-day brunch to the scene with an extensive menu combining the best of American classics with a Latin twist. Diners at Café Americano Ocean Drive can enjoy oceanfront terrace dining throughout the spacious patio and second-story deck while enjoying favorites including the show-stopping Carrot Cake French Toast or The Tower which comes with a variety of meats and sides. Guests can also venture to Café Americano Collins Avenue, which offers a shaded outdoor dining area in front of The Redbury hotel.
Neapolitan Pizza and Pasta at Fratelli la Bufala
Known as Miami’s first Neapolitan Pizzeria, Fratelli La Bufala has delighted palates with its authentic Italian fare in Miami Beach’s historic SoFi neighborhood since 2005. The exposed brick wood-fire ovens present a stunning visual designed to transport guests to the southern city of Naples, Italy. Beyond the cozy and family-friendly atmosphere, the restaurant’s menu features a handful of ingredients sourced from small local farms in the region. Adding to its expansive selection of wood-fired pizza and traditional dishes, the local hotspot has revamped its menu with a variety of mouthwatering pasta, pizzas, risottos, and more.
All-Day Latin-Fusion Eats at Mehzcla at The Balfour Hotel
Mehzcla, the new restaurant spearheaded by executive chef Steven Acosta at The Balfour Hotel, brings Latin fusion flavors to the South of Fifth neighborhood of South Beach – steps away from all the SOBEWFF festivities. A play on the Spanish word for “mixture,” Mehzcla unifies a variety of Latin American culinary influences found throughout the hotel, welcoming people from all walks of life to enjoy a seat at the table. Serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner, the menu combines Latin recipes and fresh ingredients in tribute to the property’s Miami Beach heritage.
Dolce Italian at Gale South Beach
Gale South Beach’s signature restaurant Dolce Italian is known for serving up some of the best authentic Italian food and handmade pasta dishes in Miami. The eatery provides a scenic retreat away from Collins Avenue among greenery and palms at the Italian villa-style hotel’s private garden oasis. Dolce’s signature classics, curated by Executive Chef Paolo Dorigato, authentic antipasti, handcrafted pasta, fresh salads, and a selection of specialty Neapolitan pizzas.
Regent Cocktail Club at Gale South Beach
The recently reopened Regent Cocktail Club is a Havana-inspired, speakeasy-like cocktail lounge within the Gale South Beach hotel. Recognized as one of the Top Ten Hotel Bars in the World, guests will enjoy the warm, inviting atmosphere as they sip from Regent’s dynamic craft cocktail program, Latin-inspired bites, and nightly live music.
Listed as Miami’s Best Food Hall by The Miami New Times, The Lincoln Eatery houses 12 global culinary concepts ranging from Italian food to ceviche, Asian food, and so much more. If you’re looking for a quick pick-me-up, guests can swing by XO Espresso Bar for a revitalizing coffee or stop by Cilantro 27 for freshly made ceviche. At The Lincoln Eatery, there is always something for everyone.