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The 7 New South Beach Wine and Food Events You Should Know About

The festival is bringing the new-ness

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It’s that time of year again. The 15th Annual Food Network & Cooking Channel South Beach Wine & Food Festival is just a few weeks away. Sure, all the classic events are back like Burger Bash and Grand Tasting Village, but there are plenty of new ones added to the roster. Here are the best of the bunch.

One&Only Resorts Presents Croquetas & Champagne Hosted by Jean-Georges Vongerichten

We can’t think of SOBEWFF party that is more "Miami" than this event. Taking over the Design District’s ultra-swanky Palm Court on Saturday night, the party will feature croquetas curated by local comfort food blogger Burger Beast from restaurants like Finka, Ms. Cheezious, Barley, Piripi and much more – plus all the bubbly you can get you hands on.

Where: Palm Court, 140 NE 39th Street, Miami Design District

When: Saturday, February 27, 10 p.m. - midnight

Grilled Cheese Happy Hour Hosted by Laura Werlin & Ms. Cheezious

Booze and grilled cheese is almost as classic of a combo as grilled cheese and tomato soup. (At least in our opinion.) But clearly we aren’t the only ones with this mindset since this new event will combine Ms. Cheezious’ uber-popular grilled cheese with plenty of libations.

Where: CiBo Wine Bar, 200 South Pointe Drive, Miami Beach

When: Friday, February 26, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Fireman Derek’s Midnight Breakfast hosted by Chrissy Teigen

Supermodels, firemen and pies. There’s basically something for everyone at the first ever Midnight Breakfast hosted by pie extraordinaire, Fireman Derek, who has teamed up with everyone’s favorite supermodel-turned-foodie Chrissy Teigen to showcase breakfast creations from firefighters all around town.

Where: National Hotel, 1677 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach

When: Friday, February 26, 11:59 p.m. - 2:00 a.m.

Sweet 15: A Dessert Party hosted by Duff Goldman

This year marks the 15th anniversary of the festival, and of course it plans to celebrate in style with a lavish dessert event featuring some of the countries best sugar experts. Participating in the 15th birthday extravaganza are chefs like Hedy Goldsmith, Mindy Segal, Christina Tossi, Jacques Torres along with host Duff Goldman.

Where: The Villa Casa Casuarina, 1116 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach

When: Saturday, February 27, 10 p.m. - midnight

LUCKY CHOPSTICKS: An Asian Night Market hosted by Andrew Zimmern

Closing out the festival, is the Sunday night Asian fete dubbed Lucky Chopsticks, which will feature plenty of bites by chefs like Richard Hales, Jeff McInnis, Majoto Okunwa and Dale Talde along with boozy beverages and dancing.

Where: Beachside at The Ritz-Carlton,1 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach

When: Sunday, February 28, 6 - 9 p.m.

Exploring Israel Dinner hosted by Ashley Christensen, Alon Shaya, Michael Solomonov and Zak Stern

There’s no denying that Isreali cuisine is hot, hot, hot and for this dinner they have gathered some of the best in the field like Philadelphia’s Michael Solomonov and Miami’s own Zak the Baker to create a kosher meal SOBE style.

Where: Rok Family Shul - Chabad Downtown Jewish Center, 35 SE 9th Street, Miami

When: Thursday, February 25, 7 - 10 p.m.

Seaside Eats hosted by Robert Irvine (Taste Fort Lauderdale Series)

The festival is taking the show north of the county line this year showcasing some of the best cuisine it has to offer at its inaugural Seaside Eats tasting event featuring dishes by chefs from restaurants like Steak 954, Wild Sea Oyster Bar & Grille, YOLO, Tacocraft and Apeiro.

Where: Bonnet House Museum & Gardens, 900 North Birch Road, Fort Lauderdale

When: Wednesday, February 24, 7 - 10 p.m.

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