James Beard Award-winning chef Fabio Trabocchi to headline Interactive Dinner
and James Beard Award-nominee chef José Mendín to bring the heat at Bubbly Brunch
Celebrating its 23rd year, VeritageMiami, presented by City National Bank, will host 2,500 food, wine, beer and spirits aficionados from across South Florida to eat, drink and unite – all to benefit United Way of Miami-Dade. VeritageMiami will showcase top sommeliers, illustrious chefs, prestigious wines, breweries and an impressive lineup of auction lots. Festivities begin on Thursday, February 7, at the Craft Beer Tasting with dozens of brews and bites stations taking over Wynwood Walls. Heading over to Key Biscayne on Sunday, March 3, the reimagined Bubbly Brunch will offer an exquisite menu designed and directed by acclaimed Miami chef José Mendín of Food Comma Hospitality Group at The Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne, Miami. And last, but certainly not least, the foodie fun culminates on Friday, March 15, with the Interactive Dinner headlined by chef Fabio Trabocchi, recipient of the esteemed James Beard Award and Food & Wine magazine Best New Chef. VeritageMiami is chaired by Melinda and Jorge Gonzalez, president and CEO of City National Bank.
At the Craft Beer Tasting, on Thursday, February 7, brew enthusiasts will rejoice with more than 100 top-notch local, regional and national craft beers and micro-brews at dozens of tasting stations. What pairs with a good beer? Great food! Guests will also enjoy scrumptious food by some of South Florida’s top restaurants, including: R House, Red the Steakhouse, Two Chefs, KYU and more. Danny de la Mayi and Jon Paul Pérez are co-chairing the Craft Beer Tasting. For tickets, visit www.veritagemiami.com.
On Sunday March 3, the Bubbly Brunch will sparkle at The Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne, Miami with Pubbelly’s chef José Mendín returning to VeritageMiami as the creative force behind the Bubbly Brunch menu. Born to parents with an appreciation for cuisine and a great-grandmother who was a cooking instructor, chef Mendín has a love for food running through his veins. He is a James Beard nominated chef/restaurateur who has delighted patrons at numerous quality restaurants, most notably the Michelin-starred El Chaflán in Madrid. Not only will guests enjoy savory dishes, but also raise their glasses with Champagne Perrier-Jouët Grand Brut and Blason Rosé flowing freely as they bid on glorious wines, lavish vacations, sparkling jewelry and much more.
On Friday, March 15, at Interactive Dinner, more than 600 energetic guests will sport cooking aprons and toques as they prepare a three-course meal under the direction of James Beard Award-winning chef Fabio Trabocchi. This is the ultimate good time for foodies, as they prepare gourmet dinners à la carte, right at their table. Chef Trabocchi is known as one of the world’s leading restaurateurs with his Michelin-starred fine dining flagship, Fiola; the Spanish seafood and tapas mecca, Del Mar; the glamorous destination for Italian coastal cuisine, Fiola Mare and more. He prides himself on blending his Italian and Spanish family traditions to create one-of-kind dining experiences.
For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.veritagemiami.com.
Celebrating its 23rd year, VeritageMiami brings together wine, spirits, beer and food lovers as well as top sommeliers, notable chefs, prestigious wineries and winemakers, breweries and impressive auction lots. All VeritageMiami events benefit United Way of Miami-Dade’s work in education, financial stability and health. For more information, visit VeritageMiami.com, Facebook.com/VeritageMiami, Twitter.com/VeritageMiami and Instagram.com/VeritageMiami.