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Dinner hosted by Alex Guarnaschelli, José Mendín, Santo Agnello and Christopher Aguirre

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

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Wines 21 years of age and older Smart Casual Indoors Seated


South Florida foodies rejoice. Celebrity chef, Festival favorite, and 2023 Tribute Dinner Honoree Alex Guarnaschelli will break bread at the Festival’s headquarter hotel, Loews Miami Beach, with a mouthwatering menu inspired by the Academy Award-winning Godfather films. For this exclusive SOBEWFF® dinner, Chef Guarnaschelli will take over the kitchen at Preston’s alongside 5-time James Beard-nominated chef, José Mendín and Brooklyn-born chef Santo Agnello, formerly of Lucali. The duo recently joined forces to open the Italian restaurant, Casa Isola, inspired by the authentic flavors of Sicily and Agnello’s nonna. All together, they’ll dish out their own recreations of the Corleone family’s traditional Italian recipes – from antipasto to cannoli and everything in between. Featuring a superlative selection of Italian wines from the Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits portfolio, this is one offer you can’t – and quite frankly, won’t want to – refuse.

You must use an eligible Capital One Visa or Capital One Mastercard credit or debit card to purchase the Capital One Cardholder Exclusive events. Excludes Capital One issued private label cards. While supplies last.

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 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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