The Final Day of SOBEWFF, Brunch seemed to be a theme as no less that three brunches were offered.
Farm to Table Brunch- hosted by the always best- dressed Geoffrey Zakarian and Chef Julie Frans at Essensia Restaurant in The Palms Hotel. Julie's Herb Garden and local produce and fruit purveyors all played a part in this refreshing take on brunch. Participating chef "friends" included Marc Murphy, MarK Zeltouni , Mike Cooperman, Chris Becker, and Chris Cosentino. Dishes included Chef Julie's Kale and Strawberry Caesar Salad, Mark Zeitouni's, Key West Shrimp , Deconstructed Key Lime Pie from Tru Tru Cakes and plenty of American Harvest vodka and Trump Rose.
( read about Chef Julie Frans and Essensia on MIAbites here )
Southern Kitchen Brunch- Host by Trisha Yearwood, two-time New York Times Bestselling cookbook author and host of the Emmy Award-winning Food Network series Trisha’s Southern Kitchen, featured a buffet of all kinds of southern breakfast and brunch treats, Tito's Vodka and Amstel.
Swine and Wine- Was a Porktastic event hosted by Michelin star chef, Marc Forgione with an all star cast of caja china pig roasting chefs at The Biltmore in Coral Gables. The pork competition was judged by Goya Foods with Miami's Cindy Hutson from Ortanique literally bringing home the bacon as winner with her root-beer brined roasted pig.
Grand Tasting Village- SOBEWFF would not be complete without a visit to the Grand Tasting Village at 13th on the beach. A whole day could be spent here, with chef demo's , book signings, over 30 restaurant tastings and plenty of wine, beer, tequila, vodka and sake and spirits. This year we were pleasantly surprised by how many great, high quality wines and spirits were present! The lines were not long and the Hard Rock tent was definitely the place to be!
Check out MIAbites "Day by Day" recap of ATEBasel on earlier posts and if you attended any of the events, there are some fun photos on the website to be viewed and shared. www.sobefest.com
SOBEWFF is over for 2015. #LightsOut! See you at NYCWFF 10/ 15-18!