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Dinner presented by Consorzio DOC delle Venezie Pinot Grigio hosted by Esther Choi and Diego Oka
part of the American Airlines Dinner Series

Saturday, February 25
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

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


Chef and entrepreneur Esther Choi returns to SOBEWFF® for this globally-influenced dinner that’s sure to pack a punch! The Instagram sensation and host of the acclaimed Get Down with K-Town podcast is responsible for some of New York City’s hottest Korean hangouts, including the popular ramen shop, Mŏkbar and the swanky Korean-American cocktail bar, Ms. Yoo. For one night only, Cho will inject her signature approach (inspired by the time-honored techniques of her grandmother’s cooking) into what promises to be an enchanting evening filled with vibrant flavors that taste anything but ordinary. Joining her is the extraordinarily gifted Peruvian-born Diego Oka, who has helmed the kitchen at La Mar by Gastón Acurio since 2013. With influences including his own grandmother’s cooking, his Japanese-Peruvian heritage and the foods he discovered while living in Mexico and Colombia, Oka brings a deft touch to his kitchen at La Mar – and to his SOBEWFF® dinners as well. Together, these two titans will execute a boldly flavored menu rivaled only by the sparkling views of Biscayne Bay.

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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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