PHOTO GALLERY: SOBEWFF Grand Tasting Village

SOBEWFF Grand Tasting Village
Saturday, February 21, 2015
South Beach

For my 30th birthday back in November 2014, my husband Kenny surprised me with tickets to the South Beach Wine & Food Fest Grand Tasting Village. I patiently (OK, maybe not that patiently) waited three months to experience my first SOBEWFF – and the affair ended up surpassing even my highest expectations. It was an incredible day: a diverse bounty of food samples by local South Florida chefs; free-flowing pours of wine, beer and any other spirit you can imagine; plus kitchen demos by Food Network’s celebrity chefs (Rachael Ray, Emeril Lagasse and Guy Fieri included).

Perhaps the highlight of the day was our unexpected encounter with Chef Marcus Samuelsson and Chef Ludo Lefebvre (you might have seen them both on ABC’s The Taste) while waiting in line to enter the event. To my surprise, they gave me two tickets to a Farm to Table Brunch event on Sunday (see the photo gallery here). It was such a whirlwind experience – one of which my husband claims to have set up entirely as part of my birthday present. Now the truth in that, we may never know. Either way, as you can see from our photos, we wobbled out of the Grand Tasting with full bellies. And below, you’ll find my favorite bites of the day.

My Top 5 Bites at the SOBEWFF Grand Tasting Village
(described in 3 words)!

 

#5 - Smoked turkey and Fontina grilled cheese: Crusty. Melty. Meaty. Ms. Cheezious

#5 – Smoked turkey and Fontina grilled cheese: Crusty. Melty. Meaty.
Ms. Cheezious

 

#4 - Chicken & waffles: Juicy. Sweet. Well-Balanced. American Social

#4 – Chicken & waffles: Juicy. Sweet. Well-Balanced.
American Social

 

#3 - Shrimp and cheddar grits: Comforting. Succulent. Creamy. Biscayne Tavern

#3 – Shrimp and cheddar grits:
Comforting. Succulent. Creamy.
Biscayne Tavern

 

#2 - Steak anticuchos: Saucy. Zesty. Substantial. SUSHISAMBA

#2 – Steak anticuchos: Saucy. Zesty. Substantial.
SUSHISAMBA

 

#1 - Bacon-wrapped scallops with kale salad Fresh. Delicate. Sumptuous. Grille 401

#1 – Bacon-wrapped scallops with kale salad:
Fresh. Delicate. Sumptuous.
Grille 401

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