This year, Miami’s Food Network & Cooking Channel South Beach Wine & Food Festival presented by Capital One is back, held Feb. 24–27, at South Florida’s premier resort-style oceanfront condominium residences, The Continuum. The luxury living facility joins forces with two of today’s most celebrated Food Network personalities as part of an Intimate Dinner Series.
The Continuum’s restaurant, The Patio, will present a preeminent evening of majestic gastronomy under the stars hosted by Amanda Freitag and Mark Murphy, the talented judges from The Food Network’s Chopped. On Feb. 24, starting at 7 p.m., the two will join forces with The Patio’s Chef Claudio Lobina where guests can enjoy a four-course dinner menu featuring world-class international fare by three fantastic chefs.
“We’re pleased to announce our third year of participation in the South Beach Wine & Food Festival,” said Rishi Idnani, managing director, Continuum. “We’re delighted to welcome television’s favorite Food Network judges, making this year’s trio of talent a star-studded gastronomic affair, with an eclectic menu of dishes worthy of any Chopped TV final. The combined talents of Chef Claudio with Chef Freitag and Chef Murphy will be sure to bring our guests at The Patio an evening of highly anticipated culinary brilliance.”
The Patio will transport guests to an outdoor oasis during this spectacular dinner. Guests can also enjoy a delicious selection of wine from Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits portfolio. Dishes will include mini lamb meatballs with pistachio pesto and labne; prosciutto, Gruyere and basil pinwheels; Sicilian risotto acquarello; baked Feta with shredded phyllo apricot-lime coulis, Za’atar honey and chili oil; seared sea scallops over leek and Parmesan risotto, fried leek and parsley oil; and Milan roasted duck, saffron cream and orange coulis.
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