Visit Lauderdale wine and Food Festival set to begin – WSVN 7News | Miami News, Weather, Sports

Next week, Fort Lauderdale will be at the center of South Florida’s food scene. Then the Visit Lauderdale Wine & Food Festival takes over town.

7 days of sublime bites and special meals. Here’s a taste of what to expect.

Broward comes alive at the Visit Lauderdale Food and Wine Festival.

Kate Reed, All Eyes on Broward: “Our mission has always been to highlight Broward County and the Greater Fort Lauderdale area and all its chefs, mixologists and the hospitality industry in general.”

This is a must-see event for foodies related to So-Flo.

Kate Reed: “Some of them have national talent, but they’re all connected to Florida and spend at least some of their time there, so that was important to us as well. .”

This year’s soiree is set to be bigger and better than ever.

Kate Reid: “We’re expanding the festival to include 23 events over 7 days. Our biggest event is Barfight, a vibrant competition.”

Tony Boukhari, There’s A Battle Brewin’: “This is a show to see what the ingredients of our creativity are, all of us representing different bars, different brands, different social media sites. I have.”

This is just an example of what to expect.

Kate Reed: “We have a barbecue battle with 15 pitmasters.”

The big event of the week is the Grand Tasting at Las Olas Oceanside Park.

Locals and tourists alike can keep their plates and glasses full all day long.

Kate Reed: “With over 60 restaurants and about 100 different beverage brands at Grand Tasting, it’s a great opportunity to showcase all that the area has to offer to people from out of town.”

The Boatyard has an Executive Chef for the Grand Tasting. He intends to showcase his little hometown magic with his latest deep-sea delicacy.

Chef Richard Harris: “One of the new menu items at The Boatyard is charred octopus.”

The chef marries cauliflower puree, wilted escarole, blister grape tomatoes, and charred octopus with chimichurri and tops with pancetta.

Chef Richard Harris: “We’ve had a lot of great feedback. Great food.”

The Visit Lauderdale Food and Wine Festival is the most delicious way to get to know Fort Lauderdale.

Kate Reed: “It’s the best place in Broward County. If you have a favorite chef, chances are very high that they will be there so you can try all the dishes from the different restaurants and you can try these different You can try all the beverage brands.”

The event will run from January 9th to January 15th.

If you would like to attend the Grand Tasting for free, please send your name and phone number to
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