February 22, 2020

EAT. DRINK. EDUCATE. This year’s SOBEWFF festival lemma!

The 19th annual Food Network & Cooking Channel South Beach Wine & Food Festival presented by Capital One (SOBEWFF®) returned to EAT. DRINK. EDUCATE. until this sunday 23, 2020. America’s favorite gourmet gathering on the sand has once again added an all-star line-up of musical acts to join its fan-favorite roster of renowned chefs, culinary and lifestyle personalities, winemakers, and spirits producers.

This Saturday, February 22, ABC’s American Idol season 17 winner Laine Hardy will take center stage at the Festival’s signature Coca-Cola Beachside BBQ hosted by Guy Fieri. In addition to sipping on libations and savoring carnivorous creations from more than 30 of the nation’s top grill maestros and pit masters, Fieri’s high-energy style paired with Hardy’s country crooning will keep toes tapping and taste buds dancing throughout this meat lover’s celebration. In the evening, Nu Deco Ensemble, the eclectic local chamber orchestra designed for the 21st century, will take over the North Beach Bandshell to perform their reimagining of songs from artists such as Outkast and Daft Punk. Fresh off the heels of a successful 2020 GRAMMY®  performance, iconic hip-hop artist Rev Run will bring his signature 90s tunes and flair to the stage at the Festival’s newest addition, Nu Deco Ensemble Evening of Wine, Food & Music featuring Special Performance by Rev Run & Late-Night Bites by Politan Row.

SOBEWFF crew ath booth

Also on Saturday evening, The Eclectic Circus will transform their dynamic and modern sounds into soulful traditional jazz melodies at the Festival’s Tribute Dinner honoring Marcus Samuelsson and Jim Clerkin hosted by Masters of Ceremonies Andrew Zimmern and Melba Wilson presented by Capital One part of The NYT Cooking Dinner Series. Following the dinner, join Samuelsson and his all-star friends – the exceedingly charming Ted Allen, Scott Conant, Amanda Freitag, Alex Guarnaschelli, Marc Murphy, and Geoffrey Zakarian – for a late-night Dessert Lounge featuring DJ Jarobi White – founding member of A Tribe Called Quest – as he spins his beats while guests savor sweet bites and sips, and dance the night away!

On Sunday, February 23, as attendees sip on wines and libations from more than 80 suppliers from the Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits portfolio and nosh on tastings from more than 55 restaurants, they will also enjoy the return of the featured David Grutman Experience at the fan favorite Goya Foods’ Grand Tasting Village featuring Grand Tasting Tents & Publix Culinary Demonstrations sponsored by Sub-Zero Group Southeast. Curated by the nightlife and hospitality leader himself, this 360-experience will include interactive activations and high-energy beats. The David Grutman Experience will feature a special performance by Busta Rhymes with top DJs on-site, including a set by wildly popular artist and producer Cedric Gervais as part of the experience.

EAT. DRINK. EDUCATE.  All proceeds from the Festival benefit the Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management at Florida International University, so you stilll have time to buy Tickets online at sobewff.org  To date, SOBEWFF® has raised more than $30 million to support the education of the future leaders of the hospitality industry.

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