|By Marketwired .||
|April 11, 2013 08:54 AM EDT||
MIAMI, FL -- (Marketwired) -- 04/11/13 -- VeritageMiami will bring together more than 3,000 wine and food lovers for four days of sipping, tasting, toasting and paddle-raising starting Wednesday, April 17th through Saturday, April 20th, 2013. Headlining the four days of festivities are two Michelin-star chefs -- Daniel Boulud, widely considered to be one of America's leading culinary authorities, and Davide Brovelli of the family-owned Relais & Chateaux property on Italy's Lake Maggiore. Now in its 18th year, VeritageMiami, formerly known as the United Way Miami Wine & Food Festival, benefits United Way of Miami-Dade, which supports programs in the community that are focused on improving the education, financial stability and health of Miami-Dade residents.
Wynwood Walls is the home to VeritageMiami's opening event, the Craft Beer Tasting presented by CBIZ, on Wednesday, April 17th. With vibrant murals as the backdrop for the evening, guests will "tap" into nearly 100 craft beers and micro-brews at dozens of tasting stations. Along with the brew, guests will sample bites from some of Miami's top restaurants including Bloom, City Hall, the Daily Melt, Joe's Stone Crab, Miccosukee Resort & Gaming, Oak Tavern, Pride and Joy, Shake Shack, Timó, Wynwood Kitchen & Bar, among many others. The VIP Tasting begins at 6 p.m.; tickets are priced at $75 per person. General admission begins at 7 p.m.; tickets are priced at $55 per person. Wynwood Walls is located at 2550 NW 2nd Avenue, Miami.
On Thursday, April 18th the Village of Merrick Park will host Fine Wine Tasting, presented by Miccosukee Resort & Gaming. While the event returns to a familiar location, this year's edition offers many new elements. Upon arrival, guests will be greeted with a glass of Pinot Grigio or Chianti from La Cacchiatora. Adjacent to registration, guests will find the Domeniul Coroanei Segarcea "piazza" where the winery will pour its award-winning wines from VeritageMiami's 2012 "Best in Glass Wine Challenge" among other treats. The garden area will be transformed into a Martini & Rossi lounge in celebration of the brand's 150th anniversary and feature the music of Spam All-Stars. At the Celebrity Cruises' kiosk, guests will have the opportunity to create their own custom spice rub. Lining San Lorenzo Avenue will be more than 65 wine producers and importers displaying a collection of 300 wines from around the world, as well as top restaurants and caterers including Brasserie Central, Edge Steak & Bar, George's Restaurant, Sawa, Trulucks, Tuyo, and many more. Guests will have the opportunity to mingle with wine producers and chefs, and share their experiences on Twitter for a chance to win great prizes.
Also at the Fine Wine Tasting, top Miami chefs and culinary notables including Norman Van Aken, Linda Gassenheimer, Ingrid Hoffman, Bernie Matz and Allen Susser will be on hand to sign their cookbooks which will be available for purchase on-site through Books & Books. All wines poured at the Fine Wine Tasting will be available for purchase. Wine will also be served in various retail locations and guests that spend $100 or more at one of the participating stores will receive a complimentary bottle of wine. At 5:30 pm, members of Miami's legal community will gather at Artefacto, for the Bilzin Sumberg fourth annual Associate Legal Mingle. The VIP Tasting begins at 6 p.m.; tickets are $150 per person. General admission begins at 7 p.m., tickets are $75 per person. Village of Merrick Park is located at 358 San Lorenzo Avenue, Coral Gables.
Chef Daniel Boulud is the main attraction at the Friday, April 19th sold-out Interactive Dinner presented by City National Bank at the JW Marriott Marquis Miami, home of Boulud's Miami outpost of db Bistro Moderne. The ultimate good time for foodies, tables will team up to cook their own three-course dinners under Chef Boulud's tutelage, with Johnson & Wales culinary students serving as sous chefs and sommeliers. The evening commences with a Bacardi cocktail reception at 6:30 p.m. featuring the official VeritageMiami cocktail. The Interactive Dinner, begins at 7:30 p.m., and includes a live auction in between courses and a silent auction throughout the evening. Tickets for this event are now sold out. The JW Marriott Marquis Miami is located at255 Biscayne Blvd Way, Miami.
A restored 1940s Naval Air hangar is the stage for VeritageMiami's final event, the Auction and Wine Dinner, presented by American Airlines and Orion Jet Center on Saturday, April 20th. Guests will take a step back in time and enjoy a post World War II celebration, complete with vintage fighter planes, military vehicles and period cars. The meal will take a completely different twist and feature the very modern cuisine of Chef Davide Brovelli of Il Sole di Ranco who will prepare a four-course Italian feast. Throughout the evening, guests will also enjoy stunning auction lots, entertainment and award-winning wines from the Best in Glass Wine Challenge. A Pommery Champagne reception will begin at 6:30 p.m.; dinner begins at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $300 per person and $3,000 per table of 10. The Orion Jet Center is located at14850 NW 44 Court, Miami.
VeritageMiami sponsors include: American Airlines, City National Bank and Orion Jet Center at the Vintner level; American Express, Bank of America, Carnival Corporation & PLC, Celebrity Cruises, db Bistro Moderne, Global Resources Registry, Greenberg Traurig, IBM, JW Marriott Marquis Miami, Miccosukee Resort & Gaming, Morrison, Brown Argiz & Farra, Munilla Family Foundation, Sunset Corners, Village of Merrick Park and Warren Moore Events at the Cellar Master level; Bacardi USA, CBIZ, Ernst & Young, Ryder System and Steiner Transocean Limited at the Cooper level; Bandito Brothers, Baptist Health South Florida, BB&T, Bilzin Sumberg Baena Price & Axelrod, Carlton Fields, Cisco Systems, Deloitte, Fairholme Capital Management, Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau, Image Photo Services, Johnson & Wales University, Le Basque, MOSS, Nestle Waters North America, Northern Trust Corporation, NuStar Energy, Ocean Bank, Sabre Travel Network, World Fuel Services and Zuni Transportation at the Cooper level; Agilysys, Akerman Senterfitt, Domeniul Coroanei Segarcea, Dr. Pepper Snapple Group, Fragomen, JPMorgan Chase, La Cacciatora, Noven Pharmaceuticals, Right Management, The Coca-Cola Company, Vranken-Pommery Monopole and Sysco at the Connoisseur level; Books & Books, Botran, Hamilton, Miller & Birthisel, Holland & Knight, Miami Cocktails, Padilla Cigars, Stearns Weaver Miller Weissler Alhadeff & Sitterson, Vita Coco Water and White & Case at the Enthusiast level. Media sponsors include: AroundTown Magazine, Business Improvement District of Coral Gables, Chat Chow, Cigar Aficionado, Comcast, Daily Business Review, Fisher Island Magazine, Miami Magazine, Miami New Times, NBC 6, Response Publishing Group, The Miami Herald - el Nuevo Herald, Tropic Magazine and Wine Spectator.
VeritageMiami, formerly known as the United Way Miami Wine & Food Festival, is where Miami's wine and food scene comes together for a world-class experience. Through a series of year-round events, culminating in a four-day gathering, wine, spirits, beer and food lovers join with top sommeliers, notable chefs, prestigious wineries, winemakers and breweries to eat, drink and unite all for a greater purpose. Celebrating 18 years, VeritageMiami benefits United Way of Miami-Dade, supporting programs in our community that are focused on improving education, financial stability and health - the building blocks for a good life. For more information, visit www.veritagemiami.com, www.facebook.com/veritagemiami, or www.twitter.com/VeritageMiami.
About United Way of Miami-Dade
For nearly 90 years, United Way of Miami-Dade has been an innovative force in the community with a long and successful track record of responding to emerging needs and transforming people's lives. Today our work is focused on education, financial stability and health -- the building blocks of a good life. We invest in quality programs, advocate for better policies, engage people in the community and generate resources. To learn more, give, advocate or volunteer, visit www.unitedwaymiami.org, www.facebook.com/UnitedWayMiami or www.twitter.com/UnitedWayMiami.
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