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Money is no object at these five South Beach Wine & Food dining events

Chef Massimo Bottura restaurant Osteria Francescana was named the best in the world last year.
Chef Massimo Bottura restaurant Osteria Francescana was named the best in the world last year.

If you’re bad and boujee, get ready to “ball out” at the 2017 South Beach Wine & Food Festival.

This is our list for those of you who don’t mind paying a mortgage note for VIP events. Join fellow boujees at some of the most extravagant and premier events at the fest.

Dinner hosted by Massimo Bottura

In case you missed it, Massimo Bottura is the man. So it’s no surprise that his SOBEWFF dinner would be sold out even with its $850 price tag. The hottest man in the restaurant business with the No. 1-rated restaurant in the world, Osteria Francescana (Italy), hosts a special dinner at the sexy Faena Hotel Miami Beach. He’s bringing Giada De Laurentiis of the Food Network’s “Giada at Home” as his co-host.

Friday at Faena Hotel Miami Beach, 3201 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; tickets: $850 (sold out)

Tribute dinner honoring José Andrés

Chef José Andrés is an official Miamian with his two SLS hotel restaurants in Brickell and South Beach (The Bazaar Mar and Bazaar), and this year he’ll be the special star at the SOBEWFF’s coveted tribute dinner. The James Beard Award-winning chef alongside Maisons Marques & Domaines owners Jean-Claude Rouzaud and Frédéric Rouzaud will be recognized for their culinary domination. The dinner is the place to be, with Anthony Bourdain as the master of ceremonies and Miami’s own Gloria Estefan appearing as well.

7-11 p.m. Saturday at the Loews Miami Beach Hotel, 1601 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; tickets $500

Wine Spectator’s Best of the Best

Vino anyone? Here’s your chance to sip the finest wines and sample the most gourmet dishes at this grand tasting affair at the Fontainebleau Miami Beach. No cheap grocery store wines here. Only the top grapes passing Wine Spectator’s intense rating with 90 points or higher will be featured. Pair that with a roundup of 60 top chefs serving up first-rate cuisine.

7:30-10:30 p.m. Friday at Fontainebleau Miami Beach, 4441 Collins Ave.; tickets $350

Champagne Louis Roederer

In case you like to know how your favorite champagne is made, the House of Champagne Louis Roederer shares the art of champagne making at this seminar featuring Roederer’s Brut Premier, Vintage Brut, Vintage Brut Rosé, Blanc de Blancs, Cristal Brut and Brut Nature.

11 a.m.-noon Saturday at The Palms Hotel & Spa, 3025 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; tickets $150

Decadent Dessert Party presented by Grey Goose

Vodka and dessert go together! Get your sweet tooth fix and skip your diet at this late-night dessert soiree featuring some of the nation’s top pastry chefs.

10 p.m.-midnight Saturday at The National Hotel Miami Beach, 1677 Collins Ave.; tickets $150

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