This February, join Eater for can’t-miss events featuring Nashville icon Hattie B’s Hot Chicken and Miami chefs Michael Schwartz and Timon Balloo
Eater is thrilled to be partnering with the Food Network South Beach Wine & Food Festival this year for a weekend of waterfront lunches, collaborative dinners, and cocktail classes. But no matter which event you attend during the festival, running from February 23 to 26, you can expect Eater to bring together chefs (and bartenders) for a pairing that you won’t find anywhere else. Plus, it’s all for a good cause. Learn more about each event (and snag your tickets) below.
Dinner with Timon Balloo, Tiffany Derry, and Jeff Masanz | Friday, February 24
Chef Timon Balloo’s runaway Miami hit Sugarcane Raw Bar Grill was an instant hit with both locals and visitors when it opened more than 10 years ago, and Top Chef contestant Tiffany Derry’s Roots Southern Table was highly anticipated around Dallas before its opening in 2021. For one night the two chefs are stepping away from their beloved projects to collaborate on a menu with the Bath Club’s executive chef Jeff Masanz. Expect a menu that pays tribute to each’s roots. Tickets are $300.
Lunch at Amara at Paraiso with Michael Schwartz and Jose Enrique | Saturday, February 25
Jose Enrique is easily San Juan’s most celebrated chef, and you’d have a hard time meeting anyone in Miami who doesn’t know and love chef Michael Schwartz’s restaurants. Both chefs are beloved locally and to visitors, and each espouses the local and seasonal. Join these two talented, ingredient-driven chefs for an exciting afternoon at Schwartz’s stunning waterfront restaurant. Tickets are $175.
Family-Style Lunch Hosted by Hattie B’s Hot Chicken | Saturday, February 25
The name you’ll most readily associate with Nashville hot chicken, Hattie B’s Hot Chicken, is headed south for a family-style lunch featuring its famous fiery fowl. In addition to all the chicken, you can expect Hattie B’s to dole out some of its signature Southern sides. Tickets are $175.
Daiquiri-Making Master Class With Cafe La Trova’s Julio Cabrera | Sunday, February 26
Julio Cabrera’s cantinero-style cocktails have consistently landed Cafe La Trova on the World’s 50 Best Bars list. With a show-stopping Cuban menu from chef Michelle Bernstein, this Calle Ocho favorite is a can’t-skip destination. Join Cabrera and local bartender Gio Gutierrez for a hands-on cocktail class filled with a lifetime of tips and tricks for whipping up one of Cuba’s sweetest gifts — the daiquiri. Tickets are $95.