Blair Wilson, Mike Isabella, Jennifer Carroll, George Pagnois headline Surfcomber food fest

If tickets to the 2016 SOBEWFF are too prohibitive unless, of course, you happen to win the billion dollar Powerball, consider The 2nd Annual Mediterranean Feast, fro 9:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. Thursday, February 25 at Kimpton’s Surfcomber Miami’s  The Social Club, and new pool bar and lounge High Tide, hosted by executive chef Blair Wilson and featuring Top Chef alum Mike Isabella, Jennifer Carroll, and George Pagnois along with mixologist Dean Feddaqui of Lilt Lounge at the Epic Hotel in Miami. At a bargain basement $95 per person, tickets are on sale now and expected to go fast  at

Included in that price are Greek wines and craft cocktails as well as food from stations including an Oyster Raw Bar by T. Croxton of Rappahannock River Oyster Co.; a Wood Burning Spit Station with Merguez sausage and spit roasted lamb on grilled flat bread with Romaine, pickled onion and radish, charred octopus with a shaved fennel and citrus salad, and housemade Greek spreads and charred flat bread, including Tzatziki; Revithosalata; and Taramasalata.

A Mediterranean Seafood Bar  will  serve saffron roasted lobster; Gulf shrimp with piri piri; grilled whole local fish with tapenade and preserved lemon gremolata, spicy artichoke and spinach; Bouillabaisse; shellfish escabeche; charred scallop and squid salad; shrimp cocktail, stone crab claws, and king crab legs.