Calling all seafoodies! Get your eat on this weekend for four blocks of fun on the sand and good eating at the 3rd Annual South Beach Seafood Festival presented by Hess Wines and hosted by Coca-Cola with the main festival on Saturday, October 24 from 1-9PM at 7th & Ocean Drive in Miami Beach. The top Miami Chefs will pop up a food paradise with over 50 menu items from South Florida’s best restaurants, including Joe’s Stone Crabs, Naked Taco, Red, the Steakhouse, Smith & Wollensky, Red Fish Grill, CJs Crab Shack, Drunken Dragon, A Fish Called Avalon, Oceanaire, City Hall the Restaurant, CIBO, Alter, Tarpon Bend, Poseidon, and Whole Foods Market. An open bar is also included in the all day experience as well as live music, culinary and mixology demos, beach lounge parties, health village, kids zone, and VIP benefits for the all access guests, including all day Heineken Light College Football Sports Bar, the Land Rover Hospitality Village, and the GOYA Culinary Pavilion.
Saturday’s festival is the finale to a four-day foodie lover’s event showcasing Miami’s culinary talent and kicking off stone crab season with satellite events happening all week. Wednesday, October 21 kicks off the festival weekend with the Hess Select Wine Pairing Evening at Joe’s Stone Crab. Thursday night is the GOYA Foods’s Cooking & Cocktails Interactive Dinner hosted by STOLI, the Vodka. Friday night is the annual battle of all battles 2nd Annual Chef Showdown themed “Fight Night” with 12 chefs competing in six battles and the audience as the judge. The Chef Showdown is sponsored by Land Rover North & South Dade, Whole Foods, and Bacardi. The Showdown features competitions in Shrimp, Tuna, Surf & Turf, Taco, Octopus, and the evening’s main event, Lobster, where Chef Ralph Pagano, owner of Naked Taco and also the event’s Master of Ceremonies, is paired against Miami Beach seafood master, Joe’s Stone Crab and Chef Andre Bienvenu.
The Saturday festival starts guests in the Land Rover North & South Dade Hospitality Village which hosts each restaurant’s station and the opportunity to indulge and vote on their favorite restaurant in each category. The festival also features a full Sustainable Seafood showcase from hosting sponsors at Whole Foods Market, a wine pairing experience from title sponsors, Hess Collection, which will be paired with sushi from the new SOHO Bay on South Beach, oyster girls showcasing oysters from Midtown Oyster Bar, and an full open bar sponsored by Bacardi and Heineken Light.
Tickets are on sale at SobeSeafoodFest.com and start at $35 with complimentary open bar included all day. All food is available for purchase between $5-$10.