Lisa Sussman Eye on South Florida
Seaside Eats * Part of the Taste of Fort Lauderdale Series
Bonnet House Museum & Gardens
SOBEWFF is in its 15th year and has expanded to include the Fort Lauderdale area. The kick-off is being celebrated with the inaugural Taste of Fort Lauderdale Series. The series will showcase the best of local Fort Lauderdale eateries during the 2016 Festival. The opening event held 2.24.16 was hosted by Food Networks personality Robert Irvine. I caught up with Chef Irvine at the historic Bonnet House where he graciously posed for photos with guests and fans of his books, cooking, and wildly popular Restaurant : Impossible and upcoming Chopped : Impossible shows. ” Its an exciting night and event to be apart of and I am looking forward to the food and wine events coming up this weekend in South Beach.” said Irvine of the Fort Lauderdale food event.
Seaside Eats hosts local restaurants and chefs who prepare a signature dish paired with wines from all regions. My first stop was with Chef Adrienne Grenier of 3030 Ocean. She prepared a delicious Grilled Octopus with Farro, Feta, Arugula, and Marcona Almond Romesco.
Chef Nicolay Adinaguev of Steak 954 prepared a Short Rib Slider served on Onion Brioche with Arugula, Pickled Red Onions, and Creamy Tomato Horseradish. As the evening under the stars was coming to a close, a South Florida downpour forced everyone inside. The wine, food, and music helped to keep this feel good event going in full swing. Seaside Eats will long be remembered for a well rounded showing of fine paired wine and food and a perfect way to kick off the 2016 South Beach Wine and Food Fest! For more information on upcoming events for the South Beach Wine & Food Festival 2016 or to purchase tickets visit www.sobefest.com