During February 24 through February 27 at SOBEWFF®, the annual South Beach Wine & Food Festival, there will be wealth of luxury tequilas to experience -from tastings at swag-loaded, big-tented events to celebrity hosted pairings at imitate dinners with star chefs. Here are some opportunities to enjoy the agave spirit at the festival as well as around Miami Beach:
SOBEWFF® kicks off on Thursday, February 24, with singer Adam Levine, and his wife Behati Prinsloo, hosting a Mexican seafood feast prepared by Como Como‘s chef/owner Scott Linquist and Julia Doyne, the Executive Chef of Miami’s iconic steakhouse, The Forge. This dinner highlights the pop rocker’s pink-tinted tequila brand, Calirosa -produced in Mexico and red wine barrel aged in California.
TIP: If you can’t score a ticket to the above event, all are welcome upstairs at the Moxy South Beach hotel’s roof-top restaurant and bar. At Serena, you can order an off-the menu frozen Paloma to enjoy with their must-order half shell baked Oysters Serena.
On Friday night at SOBEWFF, award-winning actress, producer, and activist Eva Longoria Bastón is hosting a tequila-forward dinner at Verde at the Pérez Art Museum Miami. The Mexican-American actress is also a co-founder of Casa Del Sol, an ultra-premium female-influenced tequila brand with the starring role at this soiree.
Chef and Food Network star Nikki Martin will curate Casa Del Sol’s pitch-perfect cocktails to the Latin-inspired food pairings created by Lorena Garcia, the Venezuelan-born Executive Chef of CHICA, and Verde’s Executive Chef Jeremy Shelton.
With outposts in Ibiza and New York, Israeli chef-restaurateur Eyal Shani – along with Major Food Group’s Mario Carbone, Jeff Zalaznick and Rich Torrisi, has brought his world-renowned HaSalon to the Magic City. At this exclusive SOBEWFF Saturday afternoon brunch, the MasterChef judge will prepare a show-stopping Israeli menu paired with Tequila Casa Dragones and sumptuous wines from Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits.
Tacos & Tequila Event
On Saturday evening, award-winning chef Aarón Sánchez to preside over this walk-around soirée celebrating Mexico’s most iconic dish and favorite agave spirit. Festival-goers can sample more than a dozen of America’s best tacos created by an all-star cast of tastemakers, while sipping on Tequila Cazadores cocktails. This outdoor tented event is held at SOBEWFF’s North Venue, Beachside at The Ritz-Carlton – directly on Miami Beach.
For 2022 South Beach Wine & Food Festival Tickets: SOBEWFF.org/tickets
Hoja Taqueria at Generator Miami
For a cozier tequila experience, head up to Miami’s somewhat quieter Mid Beach, and find Hoja Taqueria inside the lobby of the Generator Miami. Hoja’s boozy craft cocktails are curated by Miami’s famed mixologists Gabe Orta and Elad Zvi, owners of Bar Lab.
Start off with the Hoja Margarita -available with Espolon Tequila or Ilegal Mezcal, and the delish Tuna Ceviche and the Mexican beer-battered, catch-of-the day Fish Tacos. The Hoja De Maize Old Fashioned, made with Montelobs Mezcal and El Tesoro Reposado Tequila, pairs well with the scrumptious Sweet Potato Tostadas.
Hoja Taqueria Details
Miami Beach: Generator Miami, 3120 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach
Downtown Miami: 19 SE 2nd Avenue, Suite #4 (inside the Ingraham Building), Miami
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