The Food Network South Beach Wine and Food Festival

If you’re looking for a fabulous time this February and live anywhere close to the beautiful city of South Beach (or can put yourself on a flight), look no further than the The Food Network South Beach Wine & Food Festival presented by FOOD & WINE. This  incredible four-day fundraising event is simply at the top of the food chain – pardon the pun – and the festivities the ice on the proverbial (or is it literal) cake.

There are so many different reasons to attend the South Beach Wine & Food Festival – the amazing array of culinary goodness is only the tip of the edible iceberg. For starters, the celebration is dedicated to raising money for the Florida International University’s School of Hospitality and Tourism Management, so you can be sure your presence will make a difference in the lives of literally thousands of individuals. Appetizer events include Dining in the Dark, hosted by David Burke – with Market 17 at The Gansevoort Hotel. This tempting four course culinary treat takes place completely in the dark, so you’ll be reliant on senses other than your sight to figure out the delicacies being served.

Another fantastic date for your calendar is Brunch aboard The Biscayne Lady, in which you’ll be served aboard ship as you view the beautiful scenery around the boat. If you’re a connoisseur, come along to the Wine Spectator’s Best, presented by Fontainebleau Miami Beach for a taste of some of the finest alcoholic beverages this side of the world. Celebrities in attendance will include Rachel Ray, Michelle Bernstein and Anthony Bourdain as well as Emeril Lagasse.

Last year, the festival raised more than 2.4 million dollars for the school and attracted over 50,000 visitors; over the course of its lifetime, the event has topped a 14 million contribution to the lives of students. If you or your company are involved in the culinary world, attending the Food Network South Beach Wine & Food Festival will constitute  a very clever business move this winter, potentially generating  new contacts for you in several arenas. You’d see a significant boost in exposure, too – particularly accompanied by beautiful trade show models from The Model Machine.

So for seasonal fun, book your hotel room today and prepare for a little winter lift – for your company and your spirits, too!