The South Beach Wine & Food Festival, or SOBEWFF, is an annual star-studded festival hosted by the Food Network and Cooking Channel. This year’s festival runs from February 22-28.
A veritable who’s who of gastronomy, hundreds of chefs will descend on Miami for five days to serve up their best creations. If you’re a foodie, pack your stretchy pants, and head to Miami. Your taste buds will thank you.
About the SOBEWFF Festival
Since its beginnings, SOBEWFF has showcased the talents of some of the world’s most renowned wine and spirits producers, chefs and culinary personalities.
The first SOBEWFF event was held in 2002 and drew 7,000 guests. In 2006, the South Beach Wine & Foot Festival partnered with the Food Network and the resulting festival attracted 30,000 guests.
This year’s festival is expected to draw over 65,000 guests to 90 events and will feature over 350 talented personalities.
Some of the renowned chefs from the Food Network that will be in attendance include Guy Fieri, Bobby Flay, Giada De Laurentiis, Rachael Ray, and Marcus Samuelsson.
The festival benefits the Florida International University’s Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management.
SOBEWFF Festival Events
With over 90 events, the 2017 festival truly features something for everyone. Some of the highlights are intimate dinners prepared by leading chefs, wine seminars, walk-around tasting events, and late night events offering everything from decadent desserts to inventive cocktail creations.
Miami Beach Signature Events features the return of one of the festival favorites – Burger Bash – hosted by Rachel Ray, and the Goya Foods Grand Tasting Event and KitchenAid Culinary demonstrations.
Not to be missed is the Food Fight hosted by Guy Fieri on Saturday.
For the second year in a row, the Taste of Fort Lauderdale will feature dinners hosted by celebrities such as Neil Patrick Harris, Valerie Bertinelli and Tiffani Thiessen and chefs such as Amanda Freitag and Marc Murphy.
Our Partner Protravel is an SOBEWFF Sponsor
One of our valued partners, Protravel, a luxury travel agency within the Travel Leaders Group, is an exclusive Live Auction sponsor for SOBEWFF.
They have donated six different travel experiences, including a two-night stay at the legendary Meadowood Napa Valley, a two-night stay at The Waldorf Astoria in Beverly Hills, and a two-night stay with 4-course dinner at Sonoma County’s acclaimed Farmhouse Inn & Restaurant.
If you are interested in one of these experiences, you can place your bid online – bidding ends on March 8.
If you are attending SOBEWFF, make sure to stop by and say “hi” to the crew at Protravel – you’ll find their table at the SOBE Great Tasting event on South Beach.
Free Give-Aways! Best of all, be sure to pick up a few Wireless Traveler goodies between Feb 24 and 26, including EU Plug adapters and gift cards for 4 hours of international calling time on the Wireless Traveler Wi-Fi Calling App.