MIAMI BEACH, FLA. (WSVN) - It’s that time of year when the three things we love all come together: wine, food and festivals. The South Beach Wine and Food Festival is on! Deco’s Franklin White is live at the party and drunk on excitement and carbohydrates.

It’s the SoBe Wine and Food Fest, and for almost two decades, the five-day, star-studded event has offered delicious foods and drinks for everyone.

“Having 30 or 40 restaurants to try in the same night, I think it’s really great,” said Chef PJ Calapa.

“The music, the sand, the fun, the food. What more can you want in life?” added attendee Denise Meinster.

From meatballs to burgers, to Italian to Asian and even Jamaican food, the annual festival showcases chefs from around the world as they serve up the best dishes they have to offer.

“We not only have customers that already know us and expect to see us here, but we also want new customers as well,” said Chef Denise DelGrosso.

“This is a one-in-a-time chance in a lifetime to eat on the beach the most delicious Italian bites in the country by all these chefs coming from all around the world,” added Chef Sarah Grueneberg.

7Skyforce hovered over the massive event on white sand as thousands joined the party and dug in below.

“Listen, I had no idea what was going to be here tonight, but it’s really wonderful, and getting a little taste of everything,” said one eventgoer.

“You get little bites from New York. You get little bites from Denver, which by the way, the mushroom risotto is so good,” added attendee Yanessa Escendell.

As the festival takes on its 18th consecutive year, eventgoers there’s no better place to excite your taste buds than South Florida.

“We’re from Seattle, so we left cold weather, about a foot and a half of snow. We’re loving the South Beach, warm beach hospitality,” said attendee Darryl Champagne.

Besides serving the best foods and drinks, the event also serves a good cause for students at Florida International University.

“All the proceeds from this event goes into basically new equipment for our school as well as scholarship opportunities,” said FIU student Wesley Catnott.

The SoBe Wine and Food Festival runs from Wednesday, Feb. 20, through Sunday, Feb. 24.


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