Building off its debut at last year’s Festival, dynamic and James Beard Award-winning Chef José Andrés returns to host a handful of South Florida’s best chefs at the boutique luxury SLS Hotel. Andrés will put his unique mark on a classic paella, while participating chefs will present their tantalizing tapas dishes to transport you to the streets of Sevilla without leaving the beach.
MasterCard Exclusive Experience: This event is exclusive to MasterCard cardholders and only available for purchase with MasterCard.
Date and Time: Thursday, February 25, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Join Katsuya at the Close out Festival event “Lucky Chop Sticks” by boogieing down and noshing on late-night Asian bites from a collection of chefs helping us celebrate. And who better to host this party but our good friend and James Beard Award-winning TV personality, chef, food writer and teacher, who is widely regarded as one of the most versatile, knowledgeable and “bizarre” personalities in the food world, Andrew Zimmern. Dance the night away, fill your belly with sushi, dumplings, dim sum and a variety of other unique eats, sip on special libations from the Southern Wine & Spirits of Florida portfolio, and don’t miss the opportunity to celebrate in sunny South Beach and help us close out the 15th annual SOBEWFF®! Come one, come all!
Join us on February. 23rd for an exclusive Wine and Food kick-off dinner with award- winning Chef Danny Elmaleh for a one night experience. Join Miami.com and Cleo in a first-time rooftop setting amid the Miami Beach skyline. Enjoy dinner served family-style and a menu featuring of Middle Eastern- inspired mezzes, tagines and dessert.
Tuesday, Feb. 23rd - 7PM -10PM
13 course menu
Includes 3 cocktail pairings
$125 per person
Seats are limited for this highly intimate event with Chef Danny
Hummus with Tahini, Chick Peas and Marjoram
Muhammara with Pomegranates and Walnuts
Cauliflower, Vadouvan, Cashews and Currants
Green Falafel, Tahini and Tabbouleh Salad
Brussel Sprouts, Capers, Almonds, Red Wine Vinaigrette
Kibbeh Nayee with Lemon Yogurt, Bulghar, Mint, Serrano Chilies
Israeli Salad with Freekeh, Lemon and Olive Oil
Laffa with Za’atar
MEZZE COCKTAIL PAIRING Eastern Chill (Bombay Sapphire East, cucumber, rhubarb bitters, lemon)
This cocktail is light, refreshing and simple, a balanced introduction for the beginning of the meal with notes of rhubarb, lemon and cucumber.
Daurade Tagine with Cured Lemon, Clams and Grilled Lemon
Grilled Lamb Head Tagine with Cilantro, Chilies, Orange
Cous Cous Royale with Chicken, Lamb and Merguez
TAGINES COCKTAIL PAIRING Miami Mistress (Del Maguey Mezcal, serrano chili, orange, lime, agave)
Second cocktail has more body and is slightly spicy while drinking like a punch to compliment bolder flavors in the tagines.
Goat Cheese Cake with Pear Sorbet and Spiced Red Wine Pear
DESSERT COCKTAIL PAIRING
Late Check Out (William Wolf Pecan Bourbon, espresso, Aztec chocolate)
Dessert means the meal is over but the party isn’t. Robust espresso is mixed with pecan bourbon and Aztec chocolate for a sweet and nutty end to the meal.
Nothing says romance like taking in the view from our second floor balcony overlooking the gorgeous Americana fountains. The chefs have created a unique tasting menu, with special items you cannot get on our regular menu.