Season kicks-off with a Craft Beer Tasting in ‘Febrewary’; Bubbly Brunch and Interactive Dinner in March
Posted on January 24, 2018
Celebrating its 23rd year, VeritageMiami, presented by City National Bank, will host 2,500 food, wine, beer and spirit aficionados from across South Florida to eat, drink and unite – all to benefit United Way of Miami-Dade. VeritageMiami will showcase top sommeliers, illustrious chefs, prestigious wines, breweries and an impressive lineup of auction lots. Festivities begin on Thursday, February 7, at the Craft Beer Tasting with dozens of brews and restaurants taking over Wynwood Walls. Taking place at The Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne, Sunday, March 3, the reimagined Bubbly Brunch will offer an exquisite menu designed and directed by acclaimed Miami Chef José Mendín of Food Comma Hospitality Group. For the final event in this stellar series, the foodie fun culminates at the Intercontinental Miami, on Friday, March 15, with the Interactive Dinner headlined by Chef Fabio Trabocchi, recipient of the esteemed James Beard Award for “Best Chef, Mid-Atlantic” and “Best New Chef” by Food & Wine magazine.
At the Craft Beer Tasting, at Wynwood Walls on Thursday, February 7, brew enthusiasts will rejoice with more than 100 leading local, regional and national craft beers and micro-brews at dozens of tasting stations. What pairs with a good beer? Great food! Guests will also enjoy delicious dishes by some of South Florida’s top restaurants, including: KYU; R House; Wynwood Kitchen & Bar; Red the Steakhouse, Two Chefs, and many more. This Annual Event is Co-Chaired by Daniel de la Vega (President, ONE Sotheby’s International Realty) and Jon Paul Pérez (Vice President, The Related Group).
On Sunday March 3, the Bubbly Brunch will sparkle at The Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne, Miami with Pubbelly’s Chef José Mendín returning to VeritageMiami as the creative force behind the menu. Born to parents with an appreciation for cuisine and a great-grandmother who was a cooking instructor, Chef Mendín has a love for food running through his veins. Mendín is a multiple James Beard Award semifinalist for “Best Chef, Southeast” and restaurateur who heads one of South Florida’s preeminent culinary empires. Not only will guests enjoy savory dishes, but also raise their glasses with Champagne Perrier-Jouët Grand Brut and Blason Rosé flowing freely as they bid on glorious wines, lavish vacations, sparkling jewelry, and much more.
At the Interactive Dinner, at the Intercontinental Miami on Friday, March 15, more than 600 enthusiastic guests will sport cooking aprons and toques as they prepare a three-course meal right at their tables under the direction of James Beard Award-winning Chef Fabio Trabocchi. Chef Trabocchi is known as one of the world’s leading restaurateurs with his Michelin-starred fine dining flagship, Fiola; the Spanish seafood and tapas mecca, Del Mar; the glamorous destination for Italian coastal cuisine, Fiola Mare and more. He prides himself on blending his Italian and Spanish family traditions to create one-of-kind dining experiences.