Things to Do in Miami Food Events February 17 through February 20, 2020

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Are you looking for the best food and drink events this week? The South Beach Wine & Food Festival returns on Wednesday with more than a hundred events, tastings, and parties. You can also enjoy an Italian-Colombian dinner at Elcielo and experience B-Side Takes Azabu.

Toscana Divino meets El Cielo.EXPAND

Toscana Divino meets El Cielo.

Photo courtesy of El Cielo

“ItaloColombian” dinner at El Cielo

Toscana Divino has teamed up with El Cielo for an evening with “ItaloColombian” cuisine prepared by Andrea Marchesin, Toscana chef. and El Cielos head chef Juan Manuel Barrientos together with his company chef Raymond Li. The six-course experience offers innovative dishes such as potato cylinders and crab tartare, served with mango gel, dill pollen and crispy spaghetti made from tomato and basil. Other highlights include tiger prawn crudo and seared scallops in champagne foam. Dinner is $ 79 plus $ 11 per glass of wine. Monday, February 17, 7:00 p.m. at El Cielo, 31 SE Fifth St., Miami; 305-755-8840. Tickets are $ 79 on eventbrite.com.

Itame

Itame

Photo by Andrea Lorena

B-side takes Azabu

B-Side by Itame at 1-800-Lucky will be working with Azabu for a one night only dinner prepared by Azabu’s Shingo Akikuni and Itames Nando Chang. Guests can choose one of three seats to experience a mashup between Itame, a Nikkei-inspired sushi bar. and Azabu, a traditional Japanese restaurant. Monday, February 17, 7:15 pm, 8:30 pm and 9:45 pm, 1-800-Lucky, 143 NW 23rd St., Miami; bsidemiami.com. Tickets are $ 75 per person.

Sandwiches at SOBEWFF.EXPAND

Sandwiches at SOBEWFF.

Courtesy of SOBEWFF

South Beach Wine & Food Festival returns

The South Beach Wine & Food Festival (SOBEWFF) will be held this Wednesday February 19th through Sunday February 23rd with more than 100 unique events, tastings, parties, seminars, dinners and classes. The annual bash, which raised more than $ 30 million for Florida International University, will take over three counties with parties in Miami Beach, Miami, Fort Lauderdale and Palm Beach. To freshen up this year’s edition, founder Lee Schrager and his team are bringing back festival favorites like Burger Bash and Best of the Best and showcasing events ranging from a celebration of the sandwich to an evening of food and music by the Nu Deco Ensemble.

North Beach Bandshell

North Beach Bandshell

Photo by Luis Olazabal for Rhythm Foundation

North Beach Social, with the black dove

This pop-up food hall features some of the most popular restaurants in North Beach. Guests can dine at a large communal table where they can get to know their neighbors while they explore local food and listen to live music from soul artist The Black Dove. The participating restaurants have not yet been announced. Thursday 6pm at the North Beach Bandshell, 7275 Collins Ave., Miami Beach. Entry is free with RSVP or $ 10 with a drink at VenuePilot.com.

Sushi from Bou

Sushi from Bou

Photo courtesy of Sushi by Bou

New Times ” Taste of Tokyo with Sushi from Bou

Enjoy an intimate 12-course omakase menu of rare sakes in Gianni Versace’s former mansion. Start with a traditional suntory highball followed by a variety of nigiri pieces such as hamachi, lean tuna, uni, seared albacore, and wagyu. Space is limited and spaces must be reserved in advance. Various evenings at 1116 Ocean Dr., Miami Beach; 305-922-9195; sushibybou.com. Call for reservations.

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Clarissa Buch is a reporter and food critic who has covered Miami for more than half a decade. Her work focuses on food and culture (and food culture).

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