The South Beach Wine & Food Festival announced its 2019 lineup of culinary stars and events—including its very first dinner in Palm Beach County.
The dinner features Chefs Lindsay Autry, Clay Conley and Martha Stewart. They are teaming up on Feb. 21 at Autry’s The Regional Kitchen & Public House from 7 to 10 p.m. for a dinner blending traditional Southern cooking with East Coast flavors and rustic Mediterranean accents. Tickets are $250.
The festival runs from Feb. 20 to 24, 2019 and its 100-plus events flow fast and furious and with as many bubbles of fun as a Dom Perignon party.There are donut-making master classes, cocktail classes, pasta classes, pizza making, a bootcamp & bites class from Chef Robert Irvine, a fun and fit as a family class, Buddhas & Bellinis yoga class, a Nulo Pet Food’s yappie hour and much more. Tickets range from $35 to $325.
While the majority of events take place in Miami-Dade, there are 10 events in Fort Lauderdale and one in Hollywood this year, in addition to the West Palm Beach dinner. In Broward, the Crave Greater Fort Lauderdale Series of events during SOBEWFF starts the festivities with the first and only event on Feb. 20, 2019: a dinner hosted by Donatella Arpaia, PJ Calapa and Michael Chavez.
Arpaia, a James Beard Award-nominated chef, Michelin-starred restaurateur and cookbook author, will join Calapa (executive chef/owner of Manhattan’s Scampi) and Terra Mare’s executive chef Chavez at the Conrad Fort Lauderdale Beach hotel.
Just some of the well-known SOBEWFF regulars include Giada De Laurentiis, Bobby Flay, Emeril Lagasse, Valerie Bertinelli, Anne Burrell, Ted Allen, Neil Patrick Harris, David Burtka and Daniel Boulud. There are dozens of other big names involved that will make you pull your hair out trying to decide what to attend. The only rule is this: Have fun! General ticket sales start Oct. 22.
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New to the lineup this year are:
- Bites & Beats on the River hosted by Adam Richman
- Wine & Cheese Happy Hour hosted by Martha Stewart
- Taste Jamaica hosted by Cindy Hutson & Delius Shirley
- Mangia After Dark hosted by Marc Murphy
- Rose Pool Party hosted by Geoffrey Zakarian
- Sunset Stone Crab hosted by Emeril Lagasse
- Master Classes covering a variety of topics
The Crave Greater Fort Lauderdale Series offers:
- Dinner with Donatella Arpaia, PJ Calapa and Michael Chavez, Feb. 20, 7 to 10 p.m., Terra Mare, Conrad Fort Lauderdale Beach Hotel, tickets: $175
- Dinner with Anne Burrell and Angelo Elia, Feb. 21, 7 to 10 p.m., Casa D’Angelo Ristorante; tickets: $250
- Dinner with Elizabeth Karmel and Martina McBride, Feb. 22, 7 to 10 p.m., Township, tickets: $200
- Rock ‘n Roll hosted by Adam Richman, a late-night party, Feb. 22, 10 p.m. to Midnight, tickets: $22 to $500
- Great DOCG Wines of Italy Seminar, Feb. 23, 11 a.m. to Noon, Conrad Fort Lauderdale Beach Hotel; tickets: $85
- Drag Brunch hosted by Alex Carr and Elvis Duran; Feb. 23, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., The Ritz-Carlton Fort Lauderdale, tickets: $125
- Sunset Spritz Party hosted by Valerie Bertinelli, Feb. 23, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Gale Boutique Hotel & Residences; tickets: $85
- A Siren’s Soiree: Dinner hosted by Paula DaSilva & Friends, Feb. 23, 7 to 10 p.m., Burlock Coast, The Ritz-Carlton Fort Lauderdale, tickets: $185
- Cajun-cooking Master Class & Lunch with Sam & Cody Carroll, Feb. 24, 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., TRP Taste, tickets: $185
- Bloody Mary Brunch hosted by Jeff Mauro & Geoffrey Zakarian, Feb. 24, 12:30 to 2:30 p.m., Point Royal at The Diplomat Beach Resort, tickets: $175