A destination weekend event, the SOUTH BEACH WINE &
FOOD FESTIVAL consists of three full days of spectacular
tastings, plus a star-studded dinner series and wine,
culinary, and lifestyle seminars from prominent industry
figures. Savor gastronomic delights from the likes of
Daniel Boulud, Laurent Gras, Norman Van Aken, Marcus Samuelsson,
Rocco DiSpirito, Tom Colicchio, and Willis Loughhead,
as well as signature dishes by more than 100 of South
Florida's top restaurants, and those of special guest
chefs from the Basque Region of Spain. Highlights of the
festival include a barbecue journey with Norman Van Aken
and friends, a tribute brunch (honoring Alice Waters,
Joseph P. Micatrotto, and Colin Campbell), dozens of tastings,
seminars and demonstrations, and the Grand Tasting.
The SOUTH BEACH WINE & FOOD FESTIVAL is sponsored
by Food & Wine Magazine and will take place in the
heart of South Beach, Florida on Friday, February 28 through
Sunday, March 2, 2003. All events are open to the public,
and net proceeds will benefit the FIU School of Hospitality
Management Teaching Restaurant and the Southern Wine &
Spirits Beverage Management Center, located at FIU-Biscayne
Bay (N.E. 151 St. and Biscayne Boulevard, North Miami).
NORMAN VAN AKEN & FRIENDS
NEW WORLD BUBBLE Q:
Friday, February 28, 2003 - 7 p.m. to 11 p.m., DELANO
Join hosts, Hotelier Ian Schrager, and Jeffrey Chodorow,
CEO of China Grill Management, along with Moët &
Chandon's Winemaker, Georges Blanck, Jerry Powers, Publisher
of Ocean Drive, Julie McGowan, Publisher and Dana Cowin,
Editor-in-Chief of Food & Wine Magazine for an unforgettable
barbecue journey with Norman Van Aken and his friends:
Kenny Callaghan (Blue Smoke-New York), Dean Fearing (Mansion
on Turtle Creek), Bobby Flay (Mesa Grill and Bolo-New
York), Douglas Rodriguez (Chicama and Pipa-New York; Alma
de Cuba-Philadelphia), and Claude Troisgros (Blue Door-Miami
Beach). Special guest, Al Roker, NBC Today Show Host and
author of the "Big Bad Book of Barbecue" (2002,
Simon & Schuster).
WINE SPECTATOR WINE SEMINARS:
Saturday, March 1, 2003-All Day, Inter-Continental Hotel
Miami (includes lunch).
Presented by Wine Spectator, the wine seminars will
feature wines from Au Bon Climat, Champagne Krug, Beringer
Vineyards, Dominus, Ridge, a preview of the latest wines
from Arietta, Kamen, Kathryn Hall, Kongsgaard, Lancaster,
North Star, Nickel & Nickel, Schrader, Soter, and
Vine Cliff and the Out of Africa Luncheon sponsored
by Fleur du Cap.
CHEF CHATS, DEMONSTRATIONS,
CULINARY SEMINARS& GRAND TASTING:
Saturday, March 1, 2003- Seminars from 11a.m. to
6 p.m., tasting from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. (TRADE ONLY) Fine
Living Network Grand Tasting Village at Ocean Drive
& 10th Street.
Special trade and media Seminars presented by American
Express Trade Program
SUB ZERO/WOLF DINNER SERIES:
Saturday, March 1, 2003-from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Join Culinary Chairmen Jonathan Eismann (Pacific Time)
Elizabeth Barlow (Blue Door at Delano) and Michael Schwartz
(Atlantic Restaurant at Beach House, Bal Harbour) and
South Florida's top chefs as they host prominent winemakers
and some of the most renowned chefs in America
Sunday, March 2, 2003- from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30
p.m., Loews Miami Beach Hotel.
Join festival hosts Florida International University
and Southern Wine & Spirits of America at the Loews
Miami Beach Hotel as they honor three leaders in the
wine and food industry, Alice Waters, Owner & Founder,
Chez Panisse (Berkeley, CA) and the Chez Panisse Foundation,
Joseph P. Micatrotto, Chairman, President and CEO of
BUCA, Inc., of Buca di Beppo restaurants, and Colin
Campbell, Managing Director, Sales of Möet Hennessy.
Past honorees include Baroness Philippe de Rothschild
and the Robert Mondavi Family.
The brunch begins with a Moët & Chandon champagne
reception featuring beautifully prepared mouth-watering
gourmet treasures. A culinary extravaganza follows in
the hotel's magnificent Grand Ballroom. Award-winning
chefs, Marc Ehrler, Loews Miami Beach Hotel Executive
Chef, Allen Susser of Chef Allen's and Tom Colicchio,
Chef/Owner of Gramercy Tavern, Craft, CraftSteak and
Craftbar will prepare a feast that will illustrate their
dedication to celebrating the natural flavors of great
CHEF CHATS, DEMONSTRATIONS,
CULINARY SEMINARS, GRAND TASTING & AMERICAN AIRLINES
Sunday, March 2, 2003- from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.,
The Grand Tasting, Culinary Seminars, & the American
Airlines Live Auction will take place in the Fine Living
Network Grand Tasting Village, over looking the Atlantic-framed
white sand beach, at 10th Street and Ocean Drive.
The Grand Tasting will take place from 3 pm to 7 pm,
but join us earlier for the Culinary Seminars, Chef
Chats and Demonstrations that will be given by world-renowned
chefs and industry leaders throughout the day, from
11 am to 6 pm.
Guests will register at the Captain Morgan Welcome
Center where the first 3,000 guests will receive a keepsake
South Beach Wine & Food Festival tasting glass to
partake of wines and spirits from over 2000 American
and international producers representing 16 countries.
The Beringer Vineyards, owner of highly acclaimed, award-winning
wine estates in California, Australia, New Zealand,
Italy and Chile, will host a separate tasting area in
the Grand Tasting tent--a must-stop location for serious
oenophiles. Guests will sample signature dishes offered
by more than 100 of South Florida's top restaurants
as well as from special guests chefs from the Basque
Region of Spain.
The seminars will run from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and will
feature: Eric Ripert, Rocco DiSpirito, Roxanne Klein,
Gordon Ramsay, Alton Brown, Bobby Flay, Marcus Samuelsson,
Dean Fearing, Pierre Herme, Colin Cowie, Dana Cowin
and Alice Waters, The American Express Trade Program,
Drew Nieporent and Dr. Arthur Agatston, and Tony Abou-Ganim
The American Airlines Live Auction, will feature rare
wines, private winemaker dinners prepared by celebrity
chefs, wine tours, and will wrap-up this incredible
Second Annual South Beach Wine & Food Festival,
one of the largest of its kind in the country. The Auction
will take place at 5 pm.