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Dinner hosted by Michelle Bernstein, Zachary Engel, Zak Stern and Diogo Porto

Thursday, February 23
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

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


Miami meets the Middle East at this dinner hosted by three remarkable talents, all of whom bring a seasonal, localized approach to their signature styles of cooking. Engel, who garnered a James Beard Rising Star Chef Award during his formative stint at Shaya, is the chef/partner of the Michelin-starred Galit in Chicago, where he has all but cornered the market (and considerably raised the bar) when it comes to crafting modern interpretations of traditional Israeli dishes. Who better to pair him with than Zak Stern, Miami’s resident mensch and a 2022 James Beard finalist whose long-adored Zak the Baker recently received MICHELIN Guide’s prestigious Bib Gourmand status?! And to make this exclusive SOBEWFF® dinner even more enviable, we’ve invited James Beard Award winner and Miami culinary royalty Michelle Bernstein, the in-demand chef behind Cafe La Trova and La Cañita whom we can always count on for bright Latin flavors. With skillful support from Diogo Porto, the Executive Chef of The Ritz-Carlton, South Beach’s Fuego Y Mar, this trio of tastemakers will infuse their menu with a vibrant tangle of flavors guaranteed to make you feel like family.

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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