The South Beach Wine & Food Festival is going into its 12th year, and this four-day destination event in Miami is as big as ever. Celebrity chefs, champagne, sand, cocktails, great food, fun, parties (and after-parties) all nearby South Beach's gorgeous Art Deco hotels, crystal clear water, and both real and fake... cough... tans — it's more than just a food festival; in a way, for most of the culinary set, it's one of the most anticipated food festivals of the year. Great food in 80-degree weather while the rest of the country for the most part endures storms, snow, or generally cool temperatures? Why wouldn't you sign up?
In anticipation of Burger Bash, Chicken Coupe, Bubble Q, and all the other great events hosted by celebrity chefs this year in Miami during the South Beach Wine & Food Festival (and make no mistake, it's an amazing feat on behalf of the chefs, cooks, and hosts to pull it off), we've been reaching out in advance to many of the participating food personalities for preview interviews to find out what they're most looking forward to about the festival and what's going on with them food and wine wise in general. Check in for regular updates, and interviews with Ziggy Marley, Curtis Stone, Nadia G., Andrew Zimmern, Naomi Pomeroy, and more.
And of course, we'll be on the scene in South Beach during the festival to cover the event. Check in for current updates and for all The Daily Meal's on-the-scene coverage of the South Beach Wine & Food Festival through the years.
Ziggy Marley This year's festival features a closeout party highlighting Guy Fieri and reggae star Ziggy Marley, who is looking to make his own inroads into the world of food and wine. In this interview, Marley discusses his upcoming set, his line of organic foods, and spill about opening a restaurant. Where? Read on: Ziggy Marley on Roasted Hemp Seeds, Closing Down South Beach with Guy Fieri, and Opening a Restaurant in Los Angeles