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Juicy Tidbits: Festival Week: Feb 25, 2016
  TONIGHT: Kick Off the Night with Longtime Friend
Giada De Laurentiis

Tonight, join Giada De Laurentiis, host of multiple shows on Food Network, including Giada in Italy and long-running hit primetime series Food Network Star, as she brings a taste of her namesake restaurant GIADA at The Cromwell in Las Vegas to the sands of South Beach for Barilla's Italian Bites on the Beach hosted by Giada De Laurentiis at the PMG North Venue. The widely recognized queen of Italian cuisine hosts more than 30 of the nation’s greatest chefs serving up dishes originating from various regions of Italy behind the iconic Delano Hotel. Whether you prefer a traditional spaghetti and meatballs or a cooler antipasto-style pasta salad or a savory perciatelli and chicken, this is a celebration not to be missed. Grab your friends and gather ‘round for a feast of the ages, all complemented by pours from the Campari Italian Spirits Portfolio and Folonari wines. Tickets still available online and onsite at the PMG North Venue box office beginning at 5:30 p.m. today.

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Bank of America Lifestyle Seminars Inform and Inspire

Start your Sunday with some delicious, yet educational fun.  Join Mignonette’s Danny Serfer and wine expert Josh Wesson as they educate you on the perfect pairings for a plateful of briney, salty oysters and other delectable sea fare at Sip and Sea hosted by Danny Serfer and Josh Wesson. Looking for something on the sweeter side? Come experiment with chocolate, flavor, and texture combinations as one of the top pastry chefs and chocolatiers in America, Andrew Shotts, brings his colorful and multi-faceted chocolate repertoire to South Beach. Shotts will lead you in an afternoon of instruction on this delightful sweet. Author and wine expert Anthony Giglio will serve as the cocktail host, highlighting whiskeys, bourbons and other robust brown spirits that complement and enhance the flavors of these tantalizing treats. Whichever seminar you choose, the Bank of America Lifestyle Seminars are pure educational fun. 

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See Chef Enrique Olvera at Mexico City Presents Tacos After Dark hosted by Aarón Sánchez

Tonight, Mexico City presents Tacos After Dark hosted by Aarón Sánchez will feature award-winning Chef Enrique Olvera who will be serving up recipes from his new cookbook, Mexico from the Inside Out. Attendees can sample Olvera’s authentic dishes at the Mexico City booth located on the St. Moritz lawn of the Loews Miami Beach Hotel and enter to win a copy of his cookbook!

How to enter: Be one of the first 100 ticketed guests to stop by and post on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram with the hashtag #MexicoCityFlavors to take home a copy of Mexico from the Inside Out by Enrique Olvera.

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Robotic Bartenders Make Their South Florida Debut

Royal Caribbean is bringing the world’s first robotic bartenders -- the Bionic Bar, powered by Makr Shakr -- to SOBEWFF® for the Festival’s marquee events at the PMG North Venue.  Perfectly situated in the midst of the Festival’s hottest happenings, the Bionic Bar invites Festival-goers to take in the entertainment while ordering cocktails via a tablet, and then watching the two robots hard at work, mixing cocktails to the rhythm and beat of the music.

Technology powers surprise-and-delight elements on Royal Caribbean’s newest ship, Harmony of the Seas, and that same innovative element of entertainment comes to life in Miami for the first time.  Harmony arrives to Ft. Lauderdale in November 2016, following her inaugural season in Europe this summer.  

Harmony of the Seas

Don't miss the fun! Tickets are still available for these (and other) Festival fan favorites. 

3-5pm on Ocean Drive at
Goya Foods Grand Tasting Village  featuring MasterCard Grand Tasting Tents & KitchenAid® Culinary Demonstrations
Badia Spices’ Fun and Fit as a Family sponsored by Carnival featuring Goya Foods Kidz Kitchen
Bank of America Lifestyle Seminar  Chocolate & Spirits Pairing hosted by Andrew Shotts and Anthony Giglio
Bank of America Lifestyle Seminar  Sip and Sea hosted by Danny Serfer and Josh Wesson
Future of Food Dinner hosted by Matthew Kenney and Jamie Bissonnette
Goya Foods Grand Tasting Village featuring MasterCard Grand Tasting Tents & KitchenAid® Culinary Demonstrations
Goya Foods Grand Tasting Village featuring MasterCard Grand Tasting Tents & KitchenAid® Culinary Demonstrations
Tribute Dinner honoring Jonathan Waxman, Rob Sands and Richard Sands with Master of Ceremonies Tom Colicchio presented by Bank of America
Part of The NYT Cooking Dinner Series