Slow Food Miami presents "Freshest Night Out" Friday 4/29/16

Slow Food Miami 1 Hotel Miami Beach

Join world-renowned chef, restaurateur and TV host Tom Colicchio and Indulge Miami editor Evan Benn, Ambassador for the Evening, at Slow Food Miami’s “Snail of Approval” Tasting Party. Regarded as Miami’s “Freshest Night Out”, the 5th annual celebration will be held on Friday, April 29, from 7PM – 10PM at 1 Hotel & Homes South Beach.

This year, the unforgettable evening under the stars is possible thanks to a partnership with Beachcraft Restaurant and sponsorship by GREY GOOSE Vodka. The tasting party will unite over 30 of the city’s top chefs, and local growers and producers for a night of tasting and honoring Miami’s food scene. 

The soirée will be perfectly situated at 1 Hotel & Homes South Beach with breathtaking views of the Atlantic.

The first 50 tickets sold are priced at $85. After that, tickets will be $95 per person. Tickets at the door will cost $125. VIP Lounge tickets for 50 guests ($225) allow early entry (6:45 PM) and include a meet-and-greet with Chef Tom Colicchio with exclusive bites and GREY GOOSE cocktails and access to the VIP lounge throughout the evening.

All tickets can be purchased at with all event proceeds benefiting Slow Food Miami’s Edible Garden Program.

“The 1 Hotels brand has a simple cause: The world around us is beautiful and we want to keep it that way,” said Milton Sgarbi, Managing Director of 1 Hotel & Homes South Beach. “A commitment to minimizing its footprint and supporting organizations that share its values – sustainability, the environment, and local communities – makes 1 Hotel & Homes South Beach a natural partner to host Slow Food Miami’s 5th Annual “Snail of Approval” Tasting Party.

Guests will savor bites from South Florida’s farm-to-table best, including a mix of current 2015-2016 Snail of Approval honorees and past Snail of Approval winners, and cool off with compelling cocktails by GREY GOOSE Vodka, specialty wines provided by Vinecraft and craft beer from Miami Brewing Co. and Titanic Brewery, amongst other local breweries.

 Current confirmed chefs and food artisans include to date:

Tim Andriola (Basil Park)

Andres Barrientos & James Bowers (Miami Smokers)

Gabe Bernal (Seasons Farm Fresh)

Alex Chang (Vagabond Restaurant & Bar)

Fernando Cruz (1 Rooftop)

Michael Fiorello (BeachCraft)

Isabel & Susana Garcia (Cacao Art Chocolates)

Richard Hales (Blackbrick)

Tamer Harpke (Harpke Family Farm)

Della Heiman (della test kitchen)

Kelvin Natural Slush Co.

Matthew Kenney (Plant Food + Wine)

Todd Kiley (Grown)

Brad Kilgore (Alter)

Darren Laszlo (jugofresh)

Jacob Lindsay (Miami Brewing Company)

Sabrina Dora Lopez (Vesta Foods)

Dewey LoSasso (Redlander)

Chuck Lyons (Verde Community Farm)

Gabriele Marewski (Paradise Farms)

Brian Nasajon (Beaker & Gray)

Muriel Olivares & Tiffany Noe (Little River Cooperative)

Margie Pikarsky (Bee Heaven Farm)

Emily Rankin (Local Roots)

Lulo Rivero (Lulo Pasta)

Venoy Rogers III (Essensia Restaurant + Lounge)

Kevin Rusk (Titanic Brewery)

Anthony Sitek (Apeiro Kitchen & Bar)

Simon Stojanovic (Swank Farm)

Dean Richardson (Mr. Dean Green’s)

Allen Susser (Café at Books & Books)

Darren & Jodi Swank (Swank Farm)

Dylan Terry (Ready-to-Grow Gardens)

Nicole Votano (Dirt)

Jessica Weiss (Serendipity Creamery)

Mark Zeitouni (Lido at The Standard)

Pablo Zitzmann (Trust & Co)

The coveted “People’s Choice” Award, judged and selected by popular vote, and the “Chef’s Choice” Award, judged by Slow Food Miami’s Chef Host Committee, will take place at 8:45 PM. This year will also include a silent auction full of surprises as well as a raffle, with donations provided by participating chefs and artisans. Guests will also have the opportunity to purchase school garden grants at the event.

The Slow Food Miami "Snail of Approval" points South Floridians and visitors to food that is good, clean and fair by identifying and honoring producers, purveyors and artisans who contribute to food and beverage quality, authenticity and sustainability. In its inaugural year (2010), nominations were solicited among Miami-Dade county farmers. Nominations come from the general public and all nominations are vetted by the Slow Food Miami Snail of Approval Committee. 

Follow #SnailMIA and #SFMFreshestNightOut on Twitter and Facebook for additional 2015-2016 participating honorees and the latest updates.

The 1 Hotel & Homes South Beach

2341 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33139

Discounted valet will be available.