Miami’s South Beach Wine and Food Festival is back, and it’s shaping up to be a great week for foodies and wine lovers alike. The festival offers a range of events, including brunches, tastings, dinners, and parties, making it a highlight of the city’s culinary calendar.
Friday, February 24
Cup of Joe at Understory Joe Jonas is set to throw a party at Little River gem Understory on February 24, 2023. The party will include natural wines, cocktails, and bites curated by Jaguar Sun, the cocktail geniuses who recently took over the restaurant. Joe will also perform a DJ set, along with some of his friends.
Ping Pong & Pizzas: A Family Affair On the same night, chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten will host Ping Pong & Pizzas at the Market at EDITION. This late-night fete features an Italian spread and a chance to take on the master himself in a round of ping pong.
Saturday, February 25
Little River Flea The Little River Flea pop-up market is a must-see event, held in the garden at Understory on February 25. This magical flea market offers a range of local, small, and sustainable shops selling vintage items, vinyl, books, plants, home decor, and more. There will also be a menu of crispy, juicy bites from Chikin Boi, cocktails from Jaguar Sun, and a funky, chilled-out soundtrack from resident DJ The Jams.
Chug’s Diner x Little Goat Diner On the same night, Chug’s Diner in Coconut Grove will host a star-studded dinner, with Chef Stephanie Izard of Chicago’s Little Goat and Chef Michael Beltran teaming up to serve up a range of comforting yet elevated family-style dishes. The menu will include dishes such as pulpeta meatloaf made with duck confit and red belly with mandarin pancakes.
Sunday, February 26
Our Sunday Table: Brunch with The Grey and Friends hosted by Mashama Bailey + Rosie’s: The Backyard On February 26, the Loews Miami Beach will host a sprawling brunch event curated by James Beard Award-winning chef Mashama Bailey. Chef Akino West of Rosie’s: The Backyard will star alongside a range of notable chefs, including Valerie Chang Cumpa, Paula DaSilva, and Kyle Jacovino. This event will offer a range of cultures, flavors, and cooking styles and is sure to deliver a quintessentially American perspective on traditional Sunday brunch.
Sunday BBQ at Broken Shaker Broken Shaker will wrap up the festival with its annual Sunday BBQ, featuring grilling by Chef Jimmy Lebron and L.A’s Trap Kitchen. The Broken Shaker team will also be joined by award-winning bartender Maxwell Britten behind the bar, and there will be a performance by Jarobi White of A Tribe Called Quest.
Better with Friends at Paraiso Estereo Grape Crush, Miami’s roving natural wine party, will launch its first Better with Friends series at Paraiso Estereo on February 26, 2023. Expect curated natural wines, food by House of Chang, and music by the Love Tempo and Lagrimos de Oro.
The South Beach Wine and Food Festival is an excellent opportunity to sample the best food and drinks Miami has to offer, meet some of the most talented chefs in the country, and enjoy great music, art, and culture. With so many events to choose from, there is sure to be something for everyone. So, mark your calendars and get ready to indulge in some of the most fantastic food and drink in the world.