Miami get ready! The Food Network South Beach Wine & Food Festival just launched its new site and it’s a boat-load of new and old events. The festival will take place February 23-26, the 2012 event looks to be bigger and better than ever.
The usual Grand Tasting Village will still be grand and awesome; you can still eat an entire cow at the Burger Bash; and yes, Best of the Best will still be the best. The festival also brings in a load of new events, including:
Salsa at Sea, a Latin-themed dance party hosted by Douglas Rodriguez and Food Network star Aarón Sanchez, along with Sugarcane’s Timon Balloo and pastry chef Pinchet Ong
The Q After Dark, a late-night cocktail binge and Sunday Supper by Meatball Shop.
For those wondering what happen to Bubble Q, the Festival’s founder and director, Lee Schrager, explain: “For 2012 we’ve reinvented our beloved BubbleQ event as The Q, which will be hosted by Guy Fieri and Emeril Lagasse.” And? “We moved Burger Bash to the Friday night of the Festival. The Q also has its own after party this year and we’re featuring another great party at the 1111 Lincoln Road space called Party: Impossible featuring Epicure Gourmet Market hosted by Robert Irvine, and a new closing event, Trucks on the Beach hosted by Andrew Zimmern.
South Beach Wine & Food Festival tickets go on sale October 24, unless you can take part in the American Express presale, October 10-23.