$100 to attend Italian Al Fresco Feast on the Beach, hosted by Debi Mazar & Gabriele Corcos, presented by Ronzoni, and sponsored by MIAMI magazine, on Thursday, February 19, 7 p.m.–10 p.m. ($161 value)
Eat: To both kick off the South Beach Wine & Food Festival and celebrate the 100th birthday of pasta maker Ronzoni, over 30 chefs showcase traditional preparations and modern spins on Italian-American food. The alfresco party is held on the beach behind the Delano Hotel.
Drink: Dishes are complemented by Folonari’s Amore Italia wines.
Mingle: Presented by Ronzoni and sponsored by MIAMI magazine, the event is hosted by Gabriele Corcos and Debi Mazar, the husband-and-wife team who host Extra Virgin on the Cooking Channel. Actress Mazar got her start in Goodfellas, while Corcos is a chef who was raised in Florence.
Food Network & Cooking Channel South Beach Wine & Food Festival presented by FOOD & WINE
In the years since it was founded, the Food Network & Cooking Channel South Beach Wine & Food Festival presented by FOOD & WINE has grown into a four-day destination event featuring some of television's best-known chefs and eaters. Benefiting Florida International University's Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management, the lineup always offers tons of educational seminars, tastings, demos, and dinners—and this year is no different. From February 24–28, the beach sizzles with celebrities such as Anne Burrell, Trisha Yearwood, Neil Patrick Harris, José Andrés, and Andrew Zimmern.