2018 Miami Beach Food & Wine Festival

One of the country’s great culinary festivals will be taking over Miami (and beyond) before you know it—for the 17th time.

The 17th Annual South Beach Wine & Food Festival: February 21-25, 2018

We’re talking, of course, about the South Beach Wine & Food Festival, and many of its 85-plus events go down within easy reach of Mercato Della Pescheria. Take in the celebrity chefs, the exquisite wine-and-food pairings, the exuberant celebrations of cuisine from all corners of the globe—and work in a world-class Italian meal at our Espanola Way restaurant while you’re at it!

Presented by Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits and Florida International University in cooperation with the Food Network, the South Beach Wine & Food Festival draws more than 65,000 happy and hungry attendees each year. The 2018 edition will take place February 21 through 25.

Big Names, Local & International, at the South Beach Wine & Food Festival

As usual, the 17th Annual South Beach Wine & Food Festival covers a lot of gastronomic and thematic territory, and sees exceptional Miami-area chefs and kitchen artisans rub shoulders with big-name food folks from all over.

From chefs Jose Andres and Chloe Coscarelli to Crystal Byrd of South Florida’s The Melted Scoop and hip-hop star/foodie Action Bronson, take a gander at the full roster of talent at the 2018 South Beach Wine & Food Festival right here.

South Beach Wine & Food Festival Happenings

Meanwhile, you can have a look at the full five-day schedule of events here. Standouts are too many to name, but here are a few anyway: Rick Bayless’s “Tacos After Dark” soiree on Thursday, Feb. 22 (at Loews Miami Beach Hotel); Wine Spectator’s Best of the Best on Friday, Feb. 23 (at Fontainebleau Miami Beach), which’ll see more than 100 top-grade wines paired with gourmet samples from some of the country’s best chefs; Marcus Samuelsson’s “Harlem to Overtown Jazz Brunch”on Saturday, Feb. 24 (at the Black Archives Historic Lyric Theater); and Trisha Yearwood’s “Southern Kitchen Brunch” on Sunday, Feb. 25 (at Loews Miami Beach Hotel).

And then there are the Grand Tasting proceedings in Miami Beach on the 24th and 25th, with an awesome overload of feasting, sampling, and culinary demos.

A Foodie’s Paradise: The South Beach Wine & Food Festival Plus Mercato Della Pescheria!

The South Beach Wine & Food Festival is an epicurean’s dream come true, presented on a smorgasbord platter under that ample South Florida February sunshine. Swing by Espanola Way for a smaller-scale culinary festival of sorts: the daily gourmet Italian cuisine and first-rate service we offer each and every day here at Mercato Della Pescheria!