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Dinner hosted by Jamie Bissonnette, Ken Oringer and Bill Dorrler

Friday, February 24
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

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Wines 21 years of age and older Smart Casual Indoors Seated


Longtime co-chefs and business partners Jamie Bissonnette and Ken Oringer have just opened a new coastal Italian restaurant to rave reviews and this February, they’re letting us have a little taste of their mouthwatering menu! That’s right – the James Beard Award-winning duo behind the Boston-based restaurants Toro, Coppa, and Little Donkey will spotlight some of the seasonal dishes that inspired their latest concept – Faccia Brutta (Italian for “ugly face”) – which draws inspiration from their extensive travels across Liguria, Sicily, Sardinia, and more. Expect fresh seafood and a luscious pasta or two at this sensational SOBEWFF® dinner taking place at Osteria Morini, the charming Altamarea Group restaurant tucked inside the Kimpton Hotel Palomar. With skillful support from Osteria Morini’s Executive Chef, Bill Dorrler and sumptuous wines from the Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits portfolio, you’re almost certain to find yourself transported to a postcard-perfect island along the Mediterranean Sea.


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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