When will South Beach Food and Wine Festival tickets go on sale? -South Florida Sun Sentinel

2021-11-13 09:09:19 By : Ms. Shirley Liu

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Bring Pepto, comfortable shoes and a tin-wrapped belly: The South Beach Food and Wine Festival is back. The 21st Annual Roaming Feast will be held in Miami-Dade County and Broward County from February 24th to 27th, with 85 events (to date) in four days. Guy Fieri, the mayor of Flavortown and the patron of comfort food in South Florida, will start the carnival. He will hold a "Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives" themed picnic on the sands of South Beach.

Tickets will go on sale on Monday, November 15, and Capital One cardholders will be able to use them from November 8. Pass prices range from US$15 to US$375, and most celebrity gatherings are far more than US$100. In Broward, they included two dinners at Fort Lauderdale Beach, one at the upcoming dune by Laurent Tourondel, and the other at the Riviera by Fabio Viviani. There will also be a dinner party at Etaru Hallandale, and two family-friendly events at Gulfstream Park Village: Goya Foods’ "Fun and Fit as a Family" and Hallandale Beach Food & Groove.

One of the highlights of the festival can be said to be "Diners, Drive-Ins & Dives LIVE" (February 24). The 25 couples' restaurants in the Fieri's Food Network program will make their signature dishes under the South Beach tent. Organizer Lee Brian Schrager said that South Florida’s comfort food paradise is among them, including Miami’s Mojo Donuts, Latin House Grill and Blackbrick Chinese and Dim Sum.

"For a long time, we have been hoping to hold an event with the theme of'diners' on the beach, and these are Guy's personal favorites," Schrager said. Fieri is now a resident of West Palm Beach and the celebrity chef at the 2022 festival gala dinner, which will be hosted by James Beard and Nobel Peace Prize winner chef Jose Andres.

“Guy raised a lot of money to support restaurants during the COVID, so it makes sense to pay tribute to him,” he added.

Schrager said that the current four-day festival will keep some of its COVID-19 restrictions unchanged, and requires staff, chefs and visitors to provide proof of vaccinations or negative tests at least 72 hours before entering the venue. Due to the surge in cases sweeping the country, the 2021 version of Bacchus changed its date from February to May, forcing Schrager to shrink the lineup, reducing capacity by about half, and adding COVID sniffer dogs. There are fewer restrictions in 2022: Compared with the 68 in 2021, many gatherings are held indoors and there are more events.

The festival’s iconic burger carnival (February 25), hosted by Andres and Rachael Ray, will be divided into two parts to reduce the number of diners gathering under the South Beach tent. There will also be more master classes and wine seminars-these courses will be cancelled in 2021-including a bread-making course with Zak the Baker's Zak Stern and a handmade cocktail-making course with Sweet Liberty.

A large number of celebrity scene producers and chefs will also participate, including Anne Brill, Buddy Valastro, Rocco Dispirito, Taylor Florence, Aaron Sanchez and Andrew · Zimmern.

The South Beach Food and Wine Festival will return from February 24th to 27th, 2022. For the complete schedule, please visit SOBEWFF.org.