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South Florida — By klynch on September 9, 2009 at 10:20 am

8 Food and Wine Events Still to Come in 2009

Purple Potato Skins from Lola's on Harrison

Purple Potato Skins from Lola's on Harrison

We sure aren’t lacking when it comes to great food and wine, or when it comes to food and wine festivals. Since it’s never too early to start planning, here’ s a line-up of some of the best events to come in the next coming months.

September 17: Pairings presented by New Times

Where: Broward Center for the Performing Arts

Time: 7:30 – 11:30 pm (VIP starts at 6:30 pm)

Cost: $35 in advance, $45 at the door, VIP tickets are $75 in advance and $95 at the door

This food and wine extravaganza is presented to you by the New Times. You will spend the evening enjoying food and wine (or other drink) pairings. There will also be a silent auction. Many of the best restaurants in Broward County will be participating including: Lola’s on Harrison, Morton’s and Bistro Mezzaluna. A portion of all proceeds will go to benefit the American Red Cross, Broward County Chapter.

September 25-November 8: Epcot International Food and Wine Festival

Where: Epcot

Cost: Varies

Taste your way through the countries of 6 continents through their food and drink. Explore the marketplace, listen to live entertainment, attend a seminar, demonstration or dinner or attend one of the many others special events occurring at the festival.

September 26-27: Miami Wine Fair

Where: Miami Beach Convention Center

Cost: $75 for a 1-day pass, $125 for a 2-day pass $120 for VIP (though search the internet before buying your tickets as they have been offering many discounts including a 15% discount if you enter YELP)

Here’s your chance to experience wine from around the world. There will be over 500 producers at the event with more than 1,500 wines from 20 countries. There will also be a variety of seminars being offered.

October 14: Signature Chefs and Wine Extravaganza at Boca Resort

Where: Boca Resort, 501 East Camino Real, Boca Raton (561) 276-2001

Time: 6:30 – 10:00 pm

Cost: $100 general admission, $125 VIP (benefits March of Dimes)

Enjoy exquisite wine and spirits samplings from Total Wine, taste sumptuous samplings from the area’s signature chefs and help raise money during the silent auction for the March of Dimes. Some of Palm Beach County’s top chefs will be sampling their culinary creations including Zach Bell (Cafe Boulud), Darryl Moiles (Four Seasons) and Chef Mario Silvestri (BOVA).

October 15: Signature Chefs and Wine Extravaganza at Marriott Harbor Beach

Where: Marriott Harbor Beach Resort and Spa, 3030 Holiday Drive in Fort Lauderdale

Time: 6:00 – 10:00 pm

Cost: $125 ($150 for VIP)

Taste a selection of wine and food samplings, participate in the silent and live auction and help raise money for the March of Dimes. Some chefs that will be participating include Chef Dean Max (3030 Ocean), Christine Najac (Really Good Cookies) and Chef Carlos Fernandez (Hi-Life Cafe).

Spring Rolls at Talay Thai

Spring Rolls at Talay Thai

November 11: Taste of the Palm Beaches

Where: PGA Commons

Time: 5:30 – 9:00 pm

Cost: $35 in advance, $40 at the door

Experience an unparalleled evening of culinary tastings, fine wines and live entertainment from the restaurants in the Palm Beach Gardens area. Proceeds from this event go to benefit Big Heart Brigade. This was actually one of my favorite food and wine festivals last year.  Although there isn’t a list of restaurants participating yet, expect to see most of your favorites along PGA participating.

December 3: Fort Lauderdale RumFest

Where: Bahia Mar Beach Resort and Yachting Center, 801 Seabreeze  Blvd in Fort Lauderdale

Time: 6:30 – 9:30 pm

Cost: $30 ($40 at the door  )

It’s time for an evening of Rums, Rhums and Cachacas from around the world. Enjoy sipping on original cocktails, savoring the taste of specially created hors d’oeuvres and swaying to the Latin rhythms. They are also on the hunt for the Fort Lauderdale RumFest Cocktail of the year.

December 10: Palm Beach Food & Wine Festival

Where: 150 Worth Ave in Palm Beach

Time: 7:00 pm

Cost: $50 ($75 for VIP)

Make your way down to 150 Worth for Palm Beach’s premier food and wine festival. Enjoy food from the top area restaurants and sip on wine and exotic drinks from Southern Wine and Spirits. Participating restaurants and chefs include Michelle Bernstein, Trevini and The Breakers.

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