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Your Guide to the 12 Food Events Happening This Week

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For the next five or so days, there are more food events happening in South Florida then seem to happen in the entire year. Sadly, unless you have a clone you probably but in an attempt to help you map out your best strategy here is breakdown of events day by day.

Wednesday, April 15

VeritageMiami Craft Beer Tasting

When: 6 to 9 p.m.
Where: Wynwood Walls
The Situation: If beer is your thing then this is the event for you. More than 120 craft beers will be on hand for your sampling pleasure along with bites from restaurants like Shake Shack, Quality Meats and Michael's Genuine Food and Drink. 
Tickets: $45 - $75. Buy them here.

Thursday, April 16

VeritageMiami Fine Wine Tasting

When: 6 to 9 p.m.
Where: Village of Merrick Park 
The Situation: Wine, wine and more wine is the theme at this annual event. More than 400 wines will be available for your sipping pleasure along with bites from restaurants like Uvaggio Wine Bar, J&G Grill, and BLT Prime.
Tickets: $75 - $150. Buy them here. (Like this post on Facebook for your chance to win two tickets to this event. Contest closes at 5 p.m. April 15.)

Friday, April 17

Delish 2015

When: 7 to 10 p.m.
WhereYoung at Art Children's Museum
The Situation: This annual event hosted by Carla Pellegrino and CBS WFOR's Lisa Petrillo is themed ‘Miami-Dade vs Broward’ will feature a faceoff of popular chefs from both counties, allowing battling chefs, assisted by ARC Broward Culinary Institute students and graduates, to experiment with different techniques while serving their culinary creations to the crowd.
Tickets: $125 - $200. Buy them here.

VeritageMiami Interactive Dinner

When: 6:30 p.m. 
Where: Intercontinental Hotel 
The Situation: The top ladies of South Florida's food scene are teaching a crowd of 700 dressed up, slightly buzzed people how to cook some of their signature dishes during this interactive dinning experience. 
Tickets: $500. Currently sold out.

Robert Irvine Live

When: 7:30 p.m. 
Where: Seminole Hard Rock Casino 
The Situation: In this show it's up to the audience to put the Food Network's most muscular chef to the test. Audience members spin a digital wheel to customize the "culinary challenge" Chef Irvine will embark on, live.
Tickets: $34 - $134. Buy them here.

Cochon 555 Chef's Course Dinner

When: 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Where: Pubbelly 
The Situation: Last year's Cochon 555 winner Jose Mendin will host the first of two Cochon dinners, this one with  five guest chefs including Aaron Brooks, Cesar Zapata, Danny Smiles and Timon Balloo making a five-course meal with the Wines of Germany.
Tickets: $125. Buy them here.


Common Threads Culinary Bootcamp

When: 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 
Where: FIU's Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management 
The Situation: Learn how to make everything from homemade mozzarella to lamb tacos in cooking classes hosted by some of Miami's top chefs. The students from the Common Threads classes will also be on hand to add an extra dose of cuteness. 
Tickets: $45 to $250. Buy them here.

Cochon 555 Large Format Dinner

When: 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Where L'echon Brasserie
The Situation: Making sure to keep Mendin busy during the weekend, he is hosting the second of two dinners for Cochon 555 this time at his french-themed restaurant L'echon. The theme of this large format dinner is Big Beef versus Heritage Pork in a "Large Format Feast" paired with drinks from with St. Francis Winery, Hirsch, Reserve and Old Potrero 18th Century.

Tickets: $115. Buy them here.

VeritageMiami Auction and Wine Dinner

When: 7 to 10 p.m.
Where: Marlins Park
The Situation: This event literally takes over Marlins field with a blacktie dinner served right on the diamond. Hosted by Vertiage's event chairs W. Allen and June Morris, it'll feature wines from the  Best in Glass Wine Challenge, plenty of food and entertainment.
Tickets: $500. Buy them here.


Common Threads Beachside Brunch

When: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. 
Where: The Thompson Miami Beach
The Situation: For this brunch, Common Threads have called upon some of its biggest supporters to cook up their favorite breakfast dishes including John Besh, Stephanie Izard, Diego Oka, Fabio Viviani and host of the event, Michelle Bernstein.
Tickets: $150 to $250. Buy them here.

Cochon 555

When: 4 p.m. 
Where: Loews Miami Beach Hotel 
The Situation: Battling it out to be crowned Prince or Princess of Porc this year is in the annual pork-filled culinary competition is Lindsay Autry of Fin & Feather, Xavier Torres of Drunken Dragon, Todd Erickson of Haven South Beach, Jason Pringle of db Bistro Moderne and Richard Hales of Blackbrick, who will cook up a whole hog. Paired with five different wines, five different bourbons, it makes for one boozy, fun-filled afternoon. 
Tickets: $125 to $200. Buy them here.


4/20 Dinner at Eating House

When: 4:20 p.m.  
Where: Eating House
The Situation: This one is a bit of a bonus, but in case you're still hungry (or just happen to be, err, 'extra' hungry on this day) then head over to Eating House's annual 4/20 dinner. 
Tickets: $42 a person. Reserve your seat by emailing