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This is What You'll Be Eating at Tonight's SOBEWFF Kick Off Event

An ode to all things Italian

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Tonight the South Beach Wine and Food Festival kicks off with a new event, Italian Al Fresco Feast on the Beach hosted by lovebirds Debi Mazar and Gabriele Corcos.

As you can tell by the name, plenty of Italian dishes are going to be on the menu by some of the top names in the biz. Check a first look at the out the menu below.

  • Bill Bruening (Fork & Balls) Short Rib Stuffed Meatball with Creamy Polenta and Porcini Sauce
  • Charles Compagnucci (The Phil's Tavern) Nunni's Ravioli - Baked Cheese Ravioli with mozzarella, fontina and pecorino romano served with broccoli rabi and sweet sausage olive oil and garlic
  • Gabe Thompson (dell'anima) chicken diavalo with spicy broccoli rabe
  • Marcie Turney (Little Nonna's) Sunday Gravy, South Philly Style rigatoni with nonna's pork gravy, sausage & broccoli rabe
  • Tony Mantuano (Spiaggia) Hand-rolled potato gnocchi with langoustine, baccala, Controne pepper, lemon
  • Alon Shaya (Domenica) cavatelli verde with braised oxtail and chicken liver
  • Gabriele Corcos (Extra Virgin) Pasta all Gricia - Guanciale, Pecorino, Sage, Garlic; Grilled Lamb Chops - Lamb, mint, sage, parsley, hot pepper, olive oil, lemon, salt and pepper; Fennel and Orange Salad - Arugula, fennel, orange wedges, pitted black olives
  • Paolo Dorigato (Dolce Italian) Seafood risotto acquerello risotto,shrimp, sepia,calamari, scallops,spicy seafood sauce
  • Daniel Holzman (The Meatball Shop) Spicy Pork Meatballs with Spicy Meat Sauce over Creamy Polenta
  • Fabio Viviani (Siena Tavern) Wagyu Beef Meatball and Farro Siena Chopped Salad
  • Michael Bennett (Laurenzos Gourmet Italian Market) Laurenzo's Homemade Italian "Donnie Brasco" Sausage; Laurenzo's San Gennaro Zeppoles
  • Israel Mora (Tamarina) Spinach and Ricotta Ravioli topped with a sage butter sauce
  • Carla Pellegrino (Touche Restaurant) Insalatina tiepida di Polipo - Lukewarm Octopus, yukon potatoes and fava beans in fine herbs marinate
  • Fulvio Sardelli (Sardellis Italian Steakhouse) Hand rolled Cavatelli with braised veal shank
  • Louie Bossi (Louie Bossi) Porchetta - Traditional Italian roasted pork with garlic and herbs; Strozzapreti - Pasta San Marzano tomato sauce
  • Ralph Scamadella (Lavo New York) Mini Burratini with Spicy copacola and Caponata