The temps in Miami may be hitting record lows but attendance at this years #SOBEWFF are hitting record highs! Highlights from Day One include:
Retro Feast Dinner- at The Traymore at Metropolitan by COMO. Chef Jonathan Lane hosted this Sold Out dinner in the newly reimagined Art deco hotel along with LA chef, Ben Ford and last years James Beard award winner- Southeast, Ashley Christensen as part of the New York Times Dinner series.
( link to MIAbites feature on The Traymore here )
Modern Italian Feast- at MCKitchen. the always energetic, Chef Dena Marino along with Top Chef Michael Voltaggio created a delicious and creative 4-course Sold Out dinner that included Heritage Breed Poulet Rouge and a decadent Giaindula Ganache and a surprise visit by THE Cake Boss, himself. Duff Goldman.
( link to MCKitchen feature on MIAbites here )
Thrillists Barbecue and The Blues- One of the SOBEWFF signature events and Hosted by celebrity chef Anne Burrell, the event featured custom-crafted BBQ creations from 12 chefs , plus plenty of wine, craft beer and cocktails.
CASAMIGOS Tacos and Tequila After Dark- Hosted by Aaron Sanchez of Chopped and Heat Seekers, last nights event was perfect for the 40-degree temps. Plenty of heat and creative tacos from local chefs Todd Erickson of HuaHuas and Cesar Zapata of The Federal and small batch tequila from CASAMIGOS, privately owned by George Clooney and Rande Gerber.
Limited tickets are still available for the rest of the food-obsesesive weekend at www.sobefest.com. EAT DRINK REPEAT