Monday, May 29, 2023

The Greater Fort Lauderdale Food & Wine Festival is Here

The third annual Greater Fort Lauderdale Food & Wine Festival starts today and runs through Sunday (January 10-16), and is set to host a slew of events including chef-hosted dinners, cooking classes and educational seminars. 

Events will be held around Broward County with the Grand Tasting taking place at Las Olas Oceanside Park on January 15. Look forward to food tastings, cooking demonstrations and live music. 

The educational series includes chef-hosted classes like pasta making and the art of charcuterie, but currently only the sushi making class is still available. The wine seminar is a journey through New York’s Finger Lakes wine region and will be hosted in two sessions on January 16. 

The Poolside BBQ Battle at the Hyatt Centric Las Olas, a new addition to the lineup, will welcome local and celebrity chefs like Season 7 MasterChef winner chef Shaun O’Neale and Chopped Champion of Handsome Devil BBQ chef Ed Randolph to compete for the Best BBQ bragging rights. Taking place on January 14, the event will also host a silent auction benefiting Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital.

For family fun, check out the Family Day on January 16 where kids will be able to take part in cooking classes and kid-friendly cooking demonstrations. The event, presented by Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital, is complimentary to attend but there is a suggested donation of a new, unwrapped toy.

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Christie Galeano-DeMott
Christie Galeano-DeMott
Christie is a food lover, travel fanatic, bookworm, Francophile, and she believes art in all its forms is good for the soul. When she’s not writing about the incredible dishes, people and places that capture South Florida's culture and vibe, Christie is irresistibly happy in the company of her husband and a glass of red wine.

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