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Leave the winter chill behind and take a trip down South to the South Beach Wine & Food Festival. We’ll be at the festival all weekend long chowing down on grub with Food Network stars Rachael Ray, Robert Irvine, Bobby Flay, Trisha Yearwood, Michael Symon, Giada De Laurentiis, Jeff Mauro, Paula Deen and more.
Want to join us? You can find our editors covering the following events throughout the 4-day festival.
If you can’t make it to the festival this year, tune into FN Dish for our coverage all weekend long, including exclusive videos.
The Q hosted by Paula Deen and Sons (Thurs., Feb. 21)
The First Family of Food Network will host this super-braised festival kickoff party. Join Paula Deen and her two sons, Jamie and Bobby Deen, as they host Moët Hennessy’s The Q. More than 40 of the top barbecue chefs from across the country will grill up chicken, ribs, brisket and pork butts from Omaha Steaks with smoky side dishes.
Burger Bash hosted by Rachael Ray (Fri., Feb. 22)
Join Rachael Ray and some of your favorite Food Network chefs — Michael Symon, Bobby Flay and Jeff Mauro — for the biggest bash of the weekend. B Spot owner Michael Symon has taken the People’s Choice award the last three years, winning in 2012 with his Porky Burger: a pork and bacon burger topped with pulled pork and slaw. Who will win this year?
Italian in Paradise hosted by Giada De Laurentiis (Fri., Feb. 22)
Prepare to spend a night relaxing on the Mediterranean with Giada at Casa Tua. Seated inside the majestic villa, you’ll enjoy a menu crafted by the “petite powerhouse” and Casa Tua chef, Paolo Del Papa. It will feature Italian delicacies of handmade pastas, flavorful sauces, succulent roasts, lovingly seasoned vegetables and rustic desserts that embody the leisurely paced northern Italian lifestyle that Casa Tua represents.
Brunch With Bobby Flay (Sat., Feb. 23)
Join Bobby Flay and chefs from his acclaimed restaurants around the country as they take part in one of their greatest passions: brunch. With a spatula in one hand and a glass of rosé in the other, Bobby and the gang go from sweet to salty to savory, drawing inspiration for every-occasion brunches from around the globe.
Interactive Dinner hosted by Robert Irvine (Sat., Feb. 23)
Robert Irvine wants to turn the Biltmore Hotel into his own personal kitchen classroom. At this event, guests will cook, eat and pick up invaluable lessons on how to create the perfect meal while sipping on specially selected wines with each new plate. This evening is an intimate hands-on affair, so come ready to be swept away into a fantasy land where the chef is showcasing an elegant dinner just for you.
Delta Diamond Dishes Dinner: A League of Their Own (Sat. Feb. 23)
Worst Cooks in America and Chef Wanted’s Anne Burrell will be the special guest manager for Creekstone Farms presents Delta Diamond Dishes Dinner: A League of Their Own. Only a talent like Anne can push a lineup of top female chefs in the country: Michelle Bernstein, Stephanie Izard, April Bloomfield, Naomi Pomeroy, Jeni Britton Bauer and Julie Loria, to produce at an all-star level.
Southern Kitchen Brunch hosted by Trisha Yearwood (Sun., Feb. 24)
Three-time Grammy Award winning country sensation and host of Trisha’s Southern Kitchen, Trisha Yearwood is sharing some of her favorite recipes for Sunday brunch from her best-selling cookbooks. This will be Trisha’s festival debut — a not-to-be-missed event.
Guy Fieri’s Reggae Jam with Ziggy Marley (Sun., Feb. 24)
Food Network’s resident culinary rock star, Guy Fieri, is teaming up with reggae legend Ziggy Marley for this closing-party concert, the likes of which guests have never before seen.