Florida’s Favourite Seafood Pageant returns!
By Kenny Spahn
Prepare, fellow Foodies – and particularly you Seafoodies — The South Seaside Seafood Pageant is sort of right here!
Now celebrating its 10th yr, the South Seaside Seafood Pageant has quick develop into one of many space’s favourite culinary festivals, because it kicks off south Florida’s famed Stone Crab Season, with 4 days of meals, enjoyable, culinary competitions, artistic cocktails, South Seaside surroundings, and normal seafood frenzy. The acclaimed culinary extravaganza has additionally garnered spectacular nationwide recognition, together with “High Meals Pageant within the US” by Meals Community & USA At this time, “The Finest Seafood Pageant within the US” by the Journey Channel,“High 5 Chef Competitors” by Meals Community, “High Foodie Occasion within the FALL” by Forbes Journey, and “Finest Chef Seaside Bash” by Ocean Drive! And one of the best half, all of it goes to learn an awesome trigger in Miami Dade County with CI Basis’s EAT SMART program. All of it kicks off Wednesday, October 19, and culminates within the signature South Seaside Seafood Pageant alongside South Seaside’s scenic Lummus Park on Saturday, October 22.
Don’t miss this unbelievable alternative to pattern seafood sensations from over two dozen of south Florida’s hottest eating places and prime Cooks, alongside an expansive 5-block get together venue on the seashore, together with: Café Avanti, A Fish Known as Avalon, Lobster Shack, CJ’s Crab Shack, Tanuki, Café Bernie, Cilantro 27, Ella’s Oyster Bar, Pubbelly Sushi, Latin Home, The Social Membership, The Wagyu Bar by Meat N’ Bone; Bodega Taqueria y Tequila, Paula’s Pop Up by Chef Billy G, GOYA Meals, The Social Membership, Kuba Cabana, Doral Worldwide Meals, Mau Miami, Playa, Papa’s Uncooked Bar, Seafood World, Pescanova USA, Wynwood Parlor, Cielito Artisan Pops, Crepemaker, and extra!. As well as, VIP Friends additionally get unique entry to their very own personal 2-block VIP village, the place they will take a break from the solar below the quilt of the GOYA VIP Culinary Pavilion, and luxuriate in unique tastings from GOYA’s Govt Chef, together with a dozen of the world’s top-notch eating places and cooks. Plus, in fact, ample liquid libations together with interactive experiences from Jack Daniels, Herradura, and specialty wine tastings from Grasp of Wines. VIP company may also watch some dwell school soccer video games on the jumbo screens, jam to the tunes of ROCKWELL Expertise, and socialize with fellow VIP partygoers.
South Seaside Seafood Pageant
ALSO on faucet for the day: The Piper Heidsieck Champagne Lounge, the El Dorado Final Seaside Membership, the Milam’s Market that includes the Culinary Showcase Kitchen, and extra; plus The VIP space additionally consists of specialty cubicles hosted by Movie star Cruises, Tequila Herradura, Metropolis Nationwide Financial institution, Baptist Well being, Oshen Salmon, and extra!
“However wait, there’s extra!”
Earlier than Saturday’s signature Grand Tasting, the Pageant kicks off with 3 days of preliminary actions. Spotlight occasions embody:
AN EVENING AT JOE’S STONE CRAB (Wed, Oct 19): This unique eating journey on the legendary Joe’s Stone Crab consists of a five-course meal showcasing Govt Chef Andre Bienvenu’s delicacies paired with positive wines curated by grasp sommeliers Tickets to the extremely unique occasion can be found for $500, and normally promote out rapidly.
The place: Joe’s Stone Crab; 11 Washington Ave., Miami Seaside, FL
CRABS, SLABS, & CABS (Thurs, Oct 20): This one-of-a-kind positive eating expertise options an beautiful 5-course formal dinner in a tropical oasis set for the last word seafood extraordinaire. GOYA’s Govt Chef, Fernando Desa will likely be joined by a few of Miami’s most interesting cooks, together with celebrated restaurateur José Mendín; Fiola’ Danny Ganem; Meat Market’s Sean Brasel; Chef Javier Carballo of The Social Membership at Surfcomber; and Luca Osteria’s Chef/Proprietor Giorgio Rapicavoli. Restricted to 150 company, attendees will discover flavors from around the globe as every chef presents a unique course showcasing their very own interpretation of the scrumptious surf n turf pairing.
The place: The Excessive Tide Seaside Membership at Miami’s Kimpton Surfcomber Resort.,
CHEF SHOWDOWN (Fri, Oct 21): Coined “the last word seashore bash on South Seaside,” 20 of Miami’s prime cooks will go head-to-head in ten aggressive seafood showdowns. Benefit from the dwell motion of a real-life “Iron Chef” kind showdown, the place 20 of the world’s prime Cooks will battle it out head-to-head in eight distinctive seafood showdowns – and you get to guage! Every battle can have one fortunate champ. And new this yr, one MVP will likely be chosen as the general winner and take house the $10,000 Grand Prize!
- Battle Ceviche: Aida Mexican Seafood’s Mauricio Hernandez vs La Cervecería de Barrio’s Alex Medina
- Battle Crab: 2-Time Champion, Beaker & Grey’s Brian Nasajon* vs Papa’s Uncooked Bar’s Chad Wyrosdick
- Battle Fusion-Sushi: Tanuki’s Gustavo Montes vs Chef Luis Gonzalez
- Battle Salmon introduced by Laguna Blanca Salmon:2021 Champion Mercato della Pescheria’s Alex Martinez vs Ocean 234’s Nicole Fey
- Battle Lobster: 4-Time Champion, Café Bernie’s Chef Bernie Matz vs Chef Billy G’s Chef Andres Garcia
- Battle Oyster: 2021 Champion, UCHI Miami’s Cristian Canencio vs Seawell Fish N Oyster’s Raymond Fiorello
- Battle Shrimp: Latin Home’s Sergio Mazuelos vs Cilantro 27’s Nilton Castillo
- Battle Surf n’ Turf introduced by Halpern’s Steak and Seafood: 2-Time Champion Rusty Pelican’s Jim Pastor vs Social Membership’s Javier Carballo
- Battle Sushi: Zuma’s Nono Shigetomi vs Paperfish Sushi’s Michael Asalie
- Battle Taco: Tacos & Tattoos’ Jay Cruz vs Bandidos Taqueria Juan Hernandez
Hosted by NBC 6’s Kelly Blanco, this yr’s movie star judges embody GOYA Meals’ Govt Chef Fernando Desa; Joe’s Stone Crab’s Govt Chef Andre Bienvenu; RED Steakhouses’ Govt Chef Peter Vauthy; Chef Adrianne Calvo; meals author Sara Liss; and Managing SVP Director of Advertising and Company Communications at Metropolis Nationwide Financial institution of Florida, Eddie Dominguez. And one of the best half is, all attendees to pattern the dishes, and vote for his or her favourite!
The place: Lummus Park; 1130 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach, FL
Make it a weekend! Particular weekend package deal tickets can be found. And this yr’s host lodge, the newly revamped Kimpton Surfcomber Resort (1717 Collins Avenue), is providing particular Packages for 2 together with competition tickets and a lodge room.
This Foodie Pageant additionally helps CI Basis’s EAT SMART program, a 501 ©(3) nonprofit program that gives wholesome meals and dietary steerage to the local people and Florida’s youth by way of applications in Miami-Dade County public faculties.
The South Seaside Seafood Pageant takes place Saturday, Oct 22 at Lummus Park (14th & Ocean Drive, on the seashore) in Miami Seaside from 12:00 midday – 7:00 pm (9:00 pm for VIP ticket holders). Pageant ticket costs are solely $55 Basic Admission, and $150 VIP. ALL tickets embody complimentary all-day open bar (21+)! For extra info and to buy tickets to the tenth Annual South Seaside Seafood Pageant, go to sobeseafoodfest.com. Observe alongside on Instagram at @sobeseafoodfest and Fb @SOBESeafoodFest. Be aware: These occasions typically promote out early – so order your tickets now!
About South Seaside Seafood Pageant: The long-lasting South Seaside Seafood Pageant, dropped at you by CI Management and in collaboration with Breakthru Beverage Florida and companions, is a seafood celebration happening each October with over 16,000 attendees, showcasing the abilities of South Florida’s main cooks and culinary masterminds. By providing a various lineup of occasions in partnership with a few of South Florida’s main cooks, the South Seaside Seafood Pageant caters to probably the most discerning ‘sea foodies’ within the area. What’s extra, the competition advantages an awesome trigger with CI Basis’s EAT SMART program, a program that gives wholesome meals and dietary steerage to Florida’s youth, and every year, a portion of the proceeds from the South Seaside Seafood Pageant advantages the nonprofit.
About CI Administration: The South Seaside Seafood Pageant is produced by CI Administration, a South Florida occasion administration firm with over 20 years of internet hosting non-profit fundraising occasions. CI Administration can be brings us the famed Las Olas Wine & Meals Pageant every year, together with Jimmy Johnson’s Quest for the Ring Championship Fishing Week, and Experience SOFI. For extra info, go to www.ci-mgt.com. Additionally Fb or Instagram @wearecimgt, or name 305-255-3500.
About Restaurant Placement Group: Restaurant Placement Group is the unique recruiting, placement, and consulting service for the restaurant and hospitality trade. President Ken Spahn is a famend meals critic, culinary columnist, and restaurant marketing consultant, and has been writing in regards to the south Florida culinary scene for over 20 years. For extra info, please go to: www.RestaurantPlacement.com.
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