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The world’s most exclusive epicurean event, is returning to Miami for F1 on May 4th!

Foodies, take note! The culinary event of the year, Once Upon a Kitchen, is making its grand return to Miami, just in time for the F1 excitement. Presented by the luxurious GR8 Experience and hosted at the stunning W South Beach, this event promises an evening of unparalleled epicurean delight with culinary legends Massimo Bottura and Virgilio Martínez at the helm.

Imagine a setting where the boundaries of culinary excellence are not just pushed but completely reimagined. This year, Miami becomes the stage for such an event, blending the thrill of Formula 1 with the artistry of gourmet cuisine. Since its inception in 2017, Once Upon a Kitchen has been curating intimate evenings that allow guests to dive deep into the culinary world of globally celebrated chefs. This year, the spotlight shines on Massimo Bottura of Osteria Francescana and Virgilio Martínez of Central Restaurante, bringing together Italian flair and Peruvian innovation under one roof.

Massimo Bottura, whose name is synonymous with revolutionary Italian cuisine, will join forces with Virgilio Martínez, a chef celebrated for his groundbreaking approach to Peruvian dining. Together, they will craft a menu that's not just a meal but a multisensory journey, inviting guests to explore the rich tapestries of their cuisines. This collaboration marks a unique convergence of culinary giants, promising attendees an experience that transcends traditional dining.

The venue itself adds to the allure. The immersive ballroom at W South Beach, renowned for its cutting-edge video mapping technology, offers the perfect backdrop for this event. Imagine sipping on a cocktail while being visually transported from the rolling hills of Tuscany to the majestic peaks of Machu Picchu, all without leaving Miami's sandy shores.

Barnabas Carrega, the visionary CEO and Co-Founder of GR8 Experience, encapsulates the essence of the event: an intimate evening where the line between chefs and guests blurs, transforming the gathering into a shared culinary adventure. It's a rare opportunity to see these masters at work, up close and personal, in a setting that mimics the warmth of a home kitchen, yet with the flair of Michelin-starred gastronomy.

Reflecting on the success of the previous year, which saw celebrities and culinary enthusiasts alike in attendance, it's clear that Once Upon a Kitchen has become a not-to-be-missed event on Miami's social calendar, especially during the exhilarating F1 weekend.

Scheduled for May 4, 2024, the evening begins with a cocktail and canapés hour at 7 pm, followed by a six-course dinner extravaganza at 8 pm. With only 120 seats available, securing a spot at this exclusive table is akin to snagging a golden ticket. At $3,500 per person, it's an investment in an unforgettable experience, blending the thrill of Formula 1 with the pleasure of gourmet dining. For bookings, direct your inquiries to, and for more about the venue, visit

Prepare your palates, Miami. Once Upon a Kitchen is set to redefine the epicurean landscape, promising an evening where every bite tells a story, every dish a masterpiece, and every moment a memory in the making.


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