South Beach Wine & Food Festival
A unique wine, spirits and culinary
Presented by Food & Wine Magazine
The winter’s hottest destination is South
Beach, a luxurious playground for the rich and famous. Join in the
celebration of exquisite indulgences offered by the country’s
most renowned chefs, local culinary masters, and some of the world’s
most accomplished vintners. The third annual South Beach Wine &
Food Festival is the ultimate culinary weekend event offering three
full days of tastings, a celebrity chef dinner series, and seminars
from leading industry figures.
Schedule of Events
FRIDAY, MARCH 5, 2004
American Express Celebrities, Chefs & Winemakers
Golf Tournament presented by the Florida Restaurant Association
Friday, March 5, 2004 – Registration at 7:30 a.m., tee-off
at 8:30 a.m.
Biltmore Hotel Country Club, 1200 Anastasia Avenue, Coral Gables
($500 to $2,000)
Scott Conant, Todd English, Robbin Haas, François Payard,
Jonathan Waxman and others top chefs, along with top vintners join
members of the Florida Marlins, Miami Dolphins, Florida Panthers
and Miami Heat teams as they take to the historic Biltmore Hotel’s
par-71 championship golf course. Hosts executive chef Cindy Hutson
and Delius Shirley, co-owners of Ortanique on the Mile in Coral
Gables, along with co-sponsor Florida Restaurant Association, invite
you to tee-off in style on what promises to be a glorious day of
sport and gastronomy.
For more information contact Dan Murphy at 850/224-2250
x235, or call toll- free 888/372-9119.
Bobby Flay & Friends Moët & Chandon BubbleQ
Friday, March 5, 2004 – 7:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.
Delano, 1685 Collins Avenue, South Beach
Chef Bobby Flay (Bolo, Mesa Grill, New York) will fire up the barbecue.
Joining him are Dean Fearing (Mansion on Turtle Creek, Dallas),
Aaron Sanchez (Paladar, New York), Jack McDavid (Jack’s Firehouse
& Down Home Diner, Philadelphia), Jonathan Waxman (Washinton
Park, New York) Jonathan Eismann (Pacific Time, Miami) and Claude
Troisgros (Blue Door at Delano, Miami). Join hosts Georges Blanck,
chief winemaker and eonologist at Moët & Chandon, Ian Schrager
of Ian Schrager Hotels, Jeffrey and Linda Chodorow of China Grill
Management, publisher Jerry Powers of Ocean Drive, and publisher
Julie McGowan and editor-in-chief Dana Cowin of Food & Wine
for this unforgettable barbecue journey. Special performance by
Cîroc Vodka Late Night Party
The Sagamore Hotel will host a gathering lasting into the wee hours
and overflowing with Cîroc Vodka. Enjoyed by wine lovers the
world over, Cîroc is the only vodka produced from grapes.
Join in a poolside stomping of the fruit!
SATURDAY, MARCH 6, 2004
Wine Spectator Wine Seminars
Saturday, March 6, 2004 - 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Hotel Inter-Continental, 100 Chopin Plaza, Miami
Executive editor Tom Matthews will introduce the first session,
and vintners and principals from a variety of hand-picked houses-among
them Dom Perignon, Etude and Beringer Blass Wine Estates as well
as boutique establishments-will pour their finest wares as they
share their expert knowledge.
Wine & Food Pairing Seminar
Saturday, March 6, 2004 - 10:30 a.m. to Noon
Hotel Inter-Continental, 100 Chopin Plaza, Miami
Celebrated wine authority and master sommelier Andrea Immer is joined
by chef Allen Susser (Chef Allen’s, Aventura), the acclaimed
father of New World cuisine, as the expert twosome gives the lowdown
on pairing wines with the hot and spicy foods of South Florida.
Susser’s own delicacies will provide the exciting foundation
against which a variety of wines will be taste tested.
Interactive Cooking Lunch
Saturday, March 6, 2004 – noon to 2:30 p.m.
The Biltmore Hotel Country Club, Coral Gables
Hosted by The Cellar Club at The Biltmore Hotel, this intimate,
hands-on afternoon is headed by the culinary “dream team”
of Todd English (Olives, Figs, Kingfish Hall, Boston) and Francois
Payard (Payard Patisserie & Bistro, New York). This unbeatable
duo will have attendees rolling up their sleeves to produce a meal
that rivals those served in the finest world-class restaurants.
Culinary Demonstrations, Lifestyle Seminars, Cocktail Clinic and
Saturday, March 6, 2004 – from noon to 6:00 p.m.
Grand Tasting from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.
OleoMed Grand Tasting Village at Ocean Drive & 12th Street
The South Beach Wine & Food Festival this year presents its
signature event on successive afternoons. Myriad activities will
compete for attention in the OleoMed Grand Tasting Village. Appearing
over the weekend in the KitchenAid Demonstration Tent will be Food
Network chefs Emeril Lagasse, Alton Brown, Tyler Florence and Rachael
Ray, to name just a few of the scheduled all-stars, while at every
turn the tastes of the good life will flow freely. Between samples
of haute cuisine, top-shelf wines and spirits—including sips
from featured winery Beringer Blass Wine Estates—in the Target
Grand Tasting Tent, visit with TV hosts Andrea Immer in the Fine
Living Network Pavilion or check out all manner of kitchen gadgets,
the newest cookbooks, Festival merchandise and more. Alternatively,
sharpen your skills with an informative cocktail clinic or relax
in the Bailey’s Courtyard.
Saturday’s Grand Tasting brings together representatives of
some 150 of the world’s finest wines, spirits and bottled
waters as they offer generous sips of their precious wares while
Barilla, the Italian food company, brings the best of Italian gastronomy
all the way from Parma, Italy, as they prepare authentic dishes
from various regions throughout Italy.
KitchenAid Dinner Series presented by Bank of America
Saturday, March 6, 2004 - 7:30 p.m. to 11:00 p.m., various locations
Your wish is our command at these five dinners to remember, each
crafted by celebrity chefs and accompanied by appropriately luxurious
wines. The feasting takes place at some of South Florida’s
most elegant and well-known dining establishments. Whichever feast
you choose, the evening will begin with a welcome reception from
Belvedere Vodka, producers of premium Polish vodka, who will unveil
their new Cytrus and Pamarancza in signature cocktails created by
master mixologist Tony Abou-Ganim.
Bentley Beach Hotel and Cigar Aficionado Afterparty
Saturday, March 6, 2004
The Bentley Beach Hotel
Enjoy a fitting ending to a great evening out when you make your
way to the rooftop garden at The Bentley Beach Hotel, 101 Ocean
Drive, Miami Beach. Gaze upward upon the stars and downward upon
the brilliant lights of the city as The Bentley, Cigar Aficionado
magazine, Trinidad Cigars and the Fine Living Network together host
the perfect nightcap to your earlier gastronomic festivities. On
the menu: The last handmade tequila, El Tesoro de Don Felipe —
the world's best tasting Tequila.
SUNDAY, MARCH 7, 2004
Wine Spectator Wine Seminars
Sunday, March 7, 2004 – 10:30 a.m. to noon
In a reprise of Saturday’s session, celebrated wine authority
and master sommelier Andrea Immer is joined by chef Cindy Hutson
(Ortanique on the Mile, Coral Gables) as they investigate a potentially
winning combination: the zesty, fiery foods of South Florida and
the wines that flawlessly complement their flavors. Hutson’s
own creations will provide a delectable base against which a variety
of wines will be taste tested.
Sunday, March 7, 2004 – 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Loews Miami Beach Hotel
Festival hosts Florida International University and Southern Wine
& Spirits of Florida pop the corks to honor leaders in the food
and wine industry. Award-winning Todd English (Olives, Figs, Kingfish
Hall, Boston) will serve up a bountiful, mouth-watering family-style
spread-accented by Gaja Wines, some of the most delicious and sought-after
in the world - immediately following a casual welcome reception
presented by Festival sponsor Barilla. The eminently entertaining
stage screen actress and health book author Marilu Henner will serve
as master of ceremonies.
Culinary Demonstrations, Lifestyle Seminars, Cocktail Clinic
Sunday, March 7, 2004 - from noon to 6:00 p.m.
Grand Tasting from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Join host chefs/restaurateurs Robin Haas (Chispa, Coral Gables)
and Carmen Gonzalez (Carmen The Restaurant, Coral Gables) along
with more than 125 of South Florida’s greatest restaurants
and more than 150 world-class wineries and spirits producers for
Sunday’s Grand Tasting. In a proper finale, the American Airlines
Grand Live Auction will capture imaginations and generate spirited
bidding with lots featuring wine-country trips, rare vintages, jewelry