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Dinner hosted by Rocco DiSpirito and Hernan Griccini part of the American Airlines Dinner Series

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

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Wines 21 years of age and older Smart Casual Indoors Seated


James Beard Award winner Rocco DiSpirito will work his culinary magic once again as he headlines this sublime SOBEWFF® dinner that combines his love of Mediterranean flavors with a genuine passion for clean, ingredient-driven dishes. This year, the healthy lifestyle expert and New York Times bestselling author of the Now Eat This! cookbook series will take over the kitchen at Amalia Restaurant Miami Beach inside The Lennox Hotel, partnering with the restaurant’s talented Executive Chef, Hernan Griccini, for what is destined to be a truly memorable evening. And to give this dinner even more of a unique edge, the Argentina-born Griccini – a fast-rising culinary star who has cooked in some of the world’s most renowned restaurants (including the Michelin-starred Nerua Guggenheim Bilbao in Spain) – will infuse their collaborative menu with seasonal ingredients that pay homage to his South American roots. Amalia’s neutral-hued aesthetic will create the ideal canvas on which DiSpirito and Griccini can layer their colorful Mediterranean dishes and artful wine pairings from the Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits portfolio. Together, they’ll guide you along the Mediterranean coast – from Spain to Israel – without you ever having to leave your seat.

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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