Gulfstream Park, South Florida’s premier entertainment, dining and restaurant destination located on the border of Broward and Miami-Dade Counties, will again be the site of the highly anticipated Hallandale Beach Food & Groove: A Wine, Food and Art Experience on Saturday, February 25, from 7–11 p.m. as part of the 22nd annual Food Network & Cooking Channel South Beach Wine & Food Festival presented by Capital One (SOBEWFF®).
Gulfstream Park and its iconic Pegasus statue will serve as the venue for the event. Hosted by Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits and Florida International University, the Festival benefits FIU’s Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management and the Southern Wine & Spirits Beverage Management Center.
The Festival’s Hallandale Beach Event Series is a part of the Hallandale Beach Community Redevelopment Agency’s (HBCRA) strategic plan to promote economic development by branding the city as a destination for food, arts and entertainment, while also attracting international exposure to local participating restaurants. This is the fourth year in a row that the HBCRA is partnering with SOBEWFF® to host the Hallandale Beach Event Series.
The event features a variety of international cuisines that will get guests movin’ and groovin’ including Gulfstream Park Village’s Belly Fish and Ten Palms restaurants. Other participating restaurants include: El Tamarindo Coal Fired Pizza, Marash Turkish Cuisine, Moises Bakery, Dr. Limon Hallandale, CAO Bakery & Café, The Krazy Vegan, Il Mercato Café & Wine Shop, Matteo’s Trattoria, Dunn’s River Island Café, Holy Avocado, Ceviche Avenue, Chef Irie, See Thai & Japanese Cuisine, Nana’s Sapibon Haitian Restaurant, D’s Delights and Mable’s Island Kitchen.
Additional restaurants will be announced. General admission tickets are $75 plus tax and service fees and can be purchased by visiting sobewff.org/groove.
All net proceeds from the festival benefit the Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management students at Florida International University. Each year, student volunteers help organize all aspects of the event, including planning, logistics, and overall execution.
“We look forward to welcoming new and return guests to the Hallandale Beach Food & Groove: A Wine, Food and Art Experience,” said Alex Schreer, director of Experiential Marketing at Gulfstream Park Village. “This event invites food lovers for an immersive culinary experience, set to the backdrop of Gulfstream Park in a beautiful, open-air environment.”
“We are excited to be a part of this iconic South Florida event that brings the community together to enjoy an unforgettable evening,” said Dr. Jeremy Earle, City Manager and CRA Executive Director of The City of Hallandale Beach. “This event spotlights our incredible culinary talent and diversity and brings great value to our local economy.”
About Gulfstream Park
Gulfstream Park is South Florida’s premier entertainment, dining and restaurant destination, located between Miami and Fort Lauderdale, anchored by the legendary Gulfstream Park racetrack. Gulfstream Park not only offers world-class Thoroughbred horse racing but is also home to a casino and family-friendly venues including over 15 restaurants, outdoor cafes, art galleries, fashion retailers, state-of-the-art bowling alley, and a renowned selection of signature home stores. Gulfstream Park, voted a 2020 Top Travelers' Choice Winner by TripAdvisor, is located at 901 South Federal Highway in Hallandale Beach, Florida, just two miles east of I-95. Valet service and complimentary self-parking are available. Gulfstream Park is open seven days a week. For hours, schedules, upcoming events and additional information, visit www.gulfstreampark.com or call 954-454-7000.
About the Food Network & Cooking Channel South Beach Wine & Food Festival presented by Capital One
EAT. DRINK. EDUCATE. All proceeds from the Festival benefit the students of the Florida International University Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management who also assist Festival organizers with sponsorship fulfillment, restaurant and exhibitor recruitment, logistics, and inventory as well as working alongside some of the world’s greatest celebrity chefs and winemakers. To date, SOBEWFF® has raised more than $31.8 million for the School. In September 2019, BizBash named the Festival the #1 Food & Restaurant Industry event in the United States for the seventh year in a row.
The South Beach Wine & Food Festival® is produced by Florida International University and Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits, with the support of the Miami Beach Visitors & Convention Authority and the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs. For more information about the Festival, visit sobewff.org or call 877-762-3933. For more information about Florida International University visit fiu.edu, for the Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management visit hospitality.fiu.edu and for more information about Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits visit southernglazers.com.
About The Hallandale Beach CRA
The mission of the Hallandale Beach CRA is to promote economic development and enhance quality of life by eliminating and preventing blighted conditions through the facilitation of community partnerships, business growth, job creation and neighborhood rehabilitation.
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