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Lunch hosted by Simon Kim & David Shim of COTE Miami and Marc Forgione of Peasant

Saturday, February 25
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM


Important Info
Wines 21 years of age and older Smart Casual Indoors Seated


One could argue that some of Iron Chef Marc Forgione’s greatest culinary achievements lie at the intersection of meat and heat. It’s true – when it comes to finding the flavor in fire, there are few chefs who can match his uncompromising passion and precision. This year, the celebrated chef of Peasant, One Fifth, and Restaurant Marc Forgione (all in NYC) is heading to the Festival to co-host an opulent Korean barbeque-style brunch at COTE, the Michelin-starred and James Beard Award-nominated KOREAN STEAKHOUSE™ in Miami’s Design District helmed by proprietor Simon Kim and Executive Chef David Shim. After making a red-hot debut with their New York City flagship location (which remains a standout amidst the city’s ever-crowded culinary scene), Kim and Shim brought their considerable talents to the Magic City, crafting a menu that stays true to the original concept while infusing each dish with a Latin and South American edge. For this elegant SOBEWFF® brunch, Shim and Forgione will turn up the heat to create a fiery, interactive dining experience that showcases dry-aged meats of the highest quality (prepared on the restaurant’s smokeless state-of-the-art tabletop grills), with richly flavored side dishes to match. Don’t bother making other brunch plans – simply put, this one is a cut above the rest.


Guests will be assigned seating prior to this event. We can only guarantee that tickets purchased within the same transaction will be seated together. If you would like to be seated with another guest(s) who purchased ticket(s) separately, please send your request via email to [email protected]. The Festival cannot guarantee the accommodation of specific dietary requirements (including preferences and allergies) at this event. Please contact us at [email protected] no later than two (2) weeks prior to this event to inquire if the venue and chefs can assist with your request.

All net proceeds from the Festival benefit the students of the Florida International University Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management who assist Festival organizers in all aspects, including Festival planning, logistics and overall execution.




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