What the Worlds Best Chefs Will Be Cooking At The 2020 South Beach Wine And Food Festival – Forbes

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Have you ever seen babaganoush this pretty? Tomas Kalika of Mishiguene in Buenos Aires, No. 20 on ... [+] Latin America's 50 Best Restaurants, will be serving his smoked eggplant seasoned with lime, olive oil, culis of organic tomatoes, toasted almonds, zaatar and tahini sauce in Miami at the South Beach Wine and Food Festival on February 19

Every February, The Food Network & Cooking Channel South Beach Wine and Food Festival (SOBEWFF) takes center stage in Miami. From February 19 to 23, 2020, there will be more than a hundred events taking place with an expected attendance of over 65,000 people. As in prior years, proceeds will benefit the Chaplin School of Hospitality and Tourism Management at Florida International University.

This year, I am particularly interested in the dinners. Some of the worlds best chefs will be flying into the city to cook just for one night.

Here are my top 5 picks, in order of dates:

Toms Kalika

February 19 Wednesday (7:00 PM to 10:00 PM)

Los Fuegos by Francis Mallmann at Faena Hotel Miami Beach

$300

Tomas Kalika of Mishiguene in Buenos Aires, Argentina

Buenos Aires-based Toms Kalika, who helms Mishiguene (No. 20 on Latin Americas 50 Best Restaurants 2019), pays tribute to Argentinas Jewish immigrant heritage by reinventing Ashkenazi, Sephardic, Israeli and Middle Eastern dishes. He will be cooking in Miami for the first time at fellow Argentine Francis Mallmanns Los Fuegos restaurant at Faena Miami Beach.

Jewish cuisine is one of the largest culinary maps in the world, shares Kalika. The Jewish people have migrated throughout the planet since the very beginning of time. In these migrations, something fascinating happened: the exchange of ingredients and spices; thus the repertoire of recipes of our people has been enriched. Without a doubt, Miami is part of this map with its very large Jewish community. It is a great honor for us to be able to bring our gaze on Jewish cuisine to a city as cosmopolitan as Miami.

The dinner will be taking place at Los Fuegos by Francis Mallmann at Faena Miami Beach

Some dishes to expect: Babaganoush, kibbeh naia (steak tartar, bulgur, harissa sauce, labneh), varenikes (potato ravioli served with candied onions and schmaltaz mit gribenes) and pastrami short rib (truffled farfalach and honey-cognac reduction in natural juice)

Paired with: Via San Pedro wines including Sideral 2017, Altair 2016 and Cabo de Hornos 2016

Jos Andrs and Friends: Feeding the World

February 20 Thursday (7:00 PM to 10:00 PM)

SLS South Beach

$200

Humanitarian chef Jos Andrs will be hosting a walk-around dinner serving dishes from places his ... [+] World Central Kitchen (WCK) Chef Relief Team has deployed around the world

Times 100 List Honoree 2018, Worlds 50 Best Restaurants 2019 Icon Awardee and James Beard Award-winning chef Jos Andrs will be hosting a walk-around tasting dinner at the SLS Hotel serving dishes from several locations where the World Central Kitchen (WCK) chef relief team has operated. Last year we did Taste of Puerto Rico, shares chef de cuisine Karla Hoyos. We had the different Puerto Rican chefs who helped during Hurricane Maria. This time, we will have chefs from all over who have helped WCK during multiple disaster relief operationsso theres going to be food from Indonesia, Venezuela, Mexico, Puerto Ricothe places where WCK has helped. Thats why its called Feeding the World. Its what WCK doesthey feed the world. Participating chefs include: Abe Moiz from Krakatoa Indonesian Cuisine in Hollywood, Florida; Ruffo Ibarra from Oryx in Tijuana, Mexico; Jose Enrique Montes of Jose Enrique in San Juan, Puerto Rico; and Carlos Garcia of Alto in Caracas, Venezuela and Obra Miami.

Similar to last year, Feeding the World will be a walk-around event

Some dishes to expect: Singang (Abe Moiz), Baja sunset soup (Ruffo Ibarra), Achiote braised pernil and amarillo mash (Jose Enrique), Ripe plantain ceviche (Carlos Garcia), Seafood paella (Jos Andrs), Jamn Ibrico de Bellota (Jos Andrs)

Jos Andrs and his team will be serving Jamn Ibrico de Bellota

Paired with: Grard Bertrand wines and libations from Patrn

Dario Cecchini, Eyal Shani and Fabio Vaccarella

February 21 Friday (7:00 PM to 10:00 PM)

The Patio at the Continuum

$275

The world's famous butcher Dario Cecchini

Eyal Shani of HaSalon and Miznon will be serving some of his signature dishes at this year's SOBEWFF

Born and raised in Palermo, Sicily, chef Fabio Vaccarella executive chef of The Patio at The ... [+] Continuum comes from a family of chefs

The worlds most famous butcher Dario Cecchini (credited with turning Panzano in Chianti into a tourist destination thanks to his Antica Macelleria Cecchini and whom youve also most likely seen on Netflixs Chefs Table), The Cauliflower King Eyal Shani (whose Miznon has expanded from Tel Aviv to Paris, Vienna, Melbourne and New York) and host venue The Patio at the Continuums executive chef Fabio Vaccarella will be marrying Italian and Israeli dishes. This is the first time the resort-style oceanfront condominium is participating in SOBEWFF, with the poolside event open to only 100 guests. While the dinner is primarily for residents and their guests, a select number of tickets have been made available to the public on the SOBEWFF website.

The Patio Restaurant at The Continuum. This is the first time the resort-style oceanfront ... [+] condominium is participating in SOBEWFF, with the poolside dinner event open to only 100 guests

Some dishes to expect: Roasted whole snapper with Mediterranean vegetables, wine sage and butter (Eyal Shani), Linz Heritage Angus Bistecca alla Fiorentina with baked potato and Chianti butter (Dario Cecchini), Ricotta cheesecake with pistachio del bronte and orange coulis (Fabio Vaccarell)

Paired with: Italian wines from Southern Glazers portfolio including Toscolo Vernaccia di San Gimignano DOCG 2018, Cignale Colle della Toscana Centrale IGT 2013, Supremus Toscana IGT 2015

Eyal Shani's Roasted whole snapper with Mediterranean vegetables, wine sage and butter

Dario Cecchini's Linz Heritage Angus Bistecca alla Fiorentina

Daniel Boulud with Kristen Essig and Michael Stoltzfus

February 21 Friday

7:00 PM to 10:00 PM

Boulud Sud

$275

Daniel Boulud returns to SOBEWFF, this time hosting James Beard Awards semi-finalists Kristen Essig ... [+] and Michael Stoltzfus at his Boulud Sud

James Beard Award semi-finalists Kristen Essig and Michael Stoltzfus, chefs/ owners of Coquette in ... [+] New Orleans

Worlds 50 Best Restaurants Lifetime Awardee 2015, Michelin-decorated and James Beard Award-winning chef Daniel Boulud opens his Boulud Sud to James Beard Award semi-finalists Kristen Essig and Michael Stoltzfus, chefs/ owners of Coquette in New Orleans, to celebrate flavors of the Mediterranean and Gulf coasts.

Boulud Sud Miami is located at the JW Marriott Marquis

Dishes to expect: Pissaladire Moroccan beef tartare (Daniel Boulud), Potato beignet with smoked trout roe Louisiana crab salad (Kristen Essig & Michael Stoltzfus), Louisiana long grain rice hogshead cheese, crawfish tails, celery (Kristen Essig & Michael Stoltzfus), Honey-glazed duck with cumin, endive, raisin, pine nuts (Daniel Boulud)

Paired with: Wines from the Grard Bertrand portfolio

Daniel Boulud and his team at Boulud Sud will be serviing their honey-glazed duck with cumin, ... [+] endive, raisin, pine nuts

Mauro Colagreco

February 21 February (7:00 PM to 10:00 PM)

Flories at Four Seasons Resort Palm Beach

$500

Mauro Colagreco of the No. 1 restaurant on the World's 50 Best Restaurants and ... [+] three-Michelin-starred, Mirazur in Menton, France, at his first US restaurant, Florie's at the Four Seasons Resort Palm Beach

Florie's at the Four Season's Resort Palm Beach

When the chef of the No. 1 restaurant on the planet (according to the The Worlds 50 Best Restaurants), which also happens to hold three Michelin stars, comes to cook at SOBEWFF for the first time, you know its going to be a night to remember. Mauro Colagreco of Mirazur in Menton, France will cook at his first US restaurant, Flories, located in the Four Seasons Resort Palm Beach. All the dishes will be off-menu, created specifically for this special evening.

Some dishes to expect: Carabinero prawn, Four Story Hill chicken, kefir lime, beurre blanc, trout eggs; Vermont Creamery goat cheese ravioli; Creekstone Farms dry aged La cote de boeuf with beetroot and roasted Spanish almonds; White chocolate mousse

Paired with: Biodynamic wines from the Grard Bertrand portfolio

For more information and to purchase tickets, visit the SOBEWFF website

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