Miami is the place to be this month. The city and surrounding towns are hosting a slew of food and wine events in February, which is the perfect excuse to escape the cold and head south.
Below you'll find a list of events that will help you savor Miami. You shouldn't miss the annual South Beach Wine and Food Festival to be held Feb. 21-24. Here's the lowdown:
Gala in the Gardens, an annual fundraiser at Fairchild Tropical Botanical Gardens, treats guests to gourmet food from area restaurants paired with premium wines and craft beers. For pricing, check out the event website.
Feb. 16,17, 18
50th Coconut Grove Arts Festival will feature more than 380 international artists and cooking demos from renown local chefs Giorgio Rapicavoli from Eating House, Douglas Rodriguez from de Rodriguez Cuba, John Richards from TUYO and many more. The Global Food Village gives guests a taste of food from all over the world. For info, go here.
The 12th annual South Beach Wine and Food Festival will be chock-full of Food Network personalities like Ingrid Hoffman, Anne Burrell, Giada de Laurentiis, Paula Deen and Guy Fieri. Guests can enjoy live cooking demos and reserve their spot at a number of private wine and food tastings. Special guests this year include celebrity chefs José Andrés, Curtis Stone and Nobu Matsuhisa. For tickets and pricing, visit the event website.