South Seashore Seafood Pageant Delivers As soon as Once more
Dropped at you by Tequila Herradura, introduced by GOYA Meals, and hosted by Metropolis of Miami Seashore and in partnership with the assist of the Miami Seashore Customer and Conference Authority, the competition featured a mix of the best seafood, masterful movie star cooks, and exhilarating stay leisure. The culinary extravaganza consisted of 4 distinct occasions, every ticketed individually, starting with “An Night at Joe’s Stone Crab” on Wednesday, October 18th.
Hosted by Sonoma Cutrer, attendees have been handled to Government Chef Andre Bienvenu’s beautiful five-course meal harmoniously paired with the picks of grasp sommeliers. GOYA Meals’ Government Chef Fernando Desa and different high cooks from the Magic Metropolis took diners on a global ‘Surf n’ Turf’ journey the next night, on Thursday, October nineteenth, throughout “Crabs, Slabs & Cabs,” introduced by GOYA Meals, and hosted by Halperns Steak and Seafood and Breakthru Beverage, which hosted a proper, sit-down eating expertise held on the historic Kimpton Surfcomber Lodge.
The collaborating cooks on this 12 months’s dinner included celebrated restaurateur and Pubbelly Sushi associate José Mendín; La Mar Government Chef Diego Oka; Meat Market Government Chef and Proprietor Sean Brasel; Luca Osteria & Consuming Home’s Chef and Proprietor Giorgio Rapicavoli; Leku Government Chef Carlos Garcia; and venue host, Kimpton Surfcomber’s Chef Gaston Javier.
Then, the warmth turned up on Friday, October twentieth with the exhilarating “Chef Showdown”moreover introduced by Mountain Valley Spring Water on the Demesmin & Dover LIVE stage, when South Florida’s creme de la creme of cooks clashed in an exhilarating culinary face-off throughout 11 aggressive seafood rounds that includes 23 cooks. Final 12 months’s champion cooks returned, placing their abilities on the road to retain their titles.
The interactive occasion invited friends to pattern deliciously cooked dishes from this 12 months’s collaborating eateries and vote for his or her favourite among the many contestants. The food-loving attendees have been additionally in a position to work together with every chef as they took the primary stage to indicate off their spectacular abilities with entertaining stay demonstrations that hosted a panel of skilled culinary masters who helped the viewers resolve the winners.
2023 Chef Showdown Battle Competitors Winners are as follows:
Battle Ceviche: Chef Nilton Castillo of Cilantro 27
Battle Crab: 4-Time Champion Chef Brian Nasajon of Beaker & Grey
Battle Fusion-Sushi: 2-Time Champion Chef Gustavo Montes of Tanuki
Battle Salmon: Chef Ryan Leonard of American Social
Battle Caviar by Sterling Caviar: Chef Donatella Arpaia of Noma Seashore
Battle Tuna: Chef Andres Garcia of Chef Billy G
Battle Oyster: 3-Time Champion Chef Cristian Canencio of Uchi
Battle Shrimp: Chef Generric Kyles of Golden Rule Seafood
Battle Surf n’ Turf introduced by Halpern’s Steak & Seafood: 4-Time Champion Chef Fiorela Cornejo of Rusty Pelican
Battle Sushi: 2-Time Champion Chef Michael Asalie of Paperfish
Battle Taco: 2-Time Champion Chef Randy Piedras of Tacos and Tattoos
Each battle was nearer than the following and all of the collaborating eating places placed on fairly the present. An inventory of collaborating eating places included: Aida Mexican Seafood, American Social, Beaker & Grey, Billy G Catering, Name Me Cuban, Cilantro 27, Fox’s Lounge, Golden Rule, Joliet, Latin Home Grill, La Santa Taqueria, NOMA Seashore at Redfish, Ocean 234, Paperfish Sushi, Perl by Chef Ip, Rum Room, Rusty Pelican, Seawell Fish n’ Oyster, SIMS Sushi & Tapas Bar, Sushi | Bar Miami Seashore, Tanuki, Tacos & Tattoos, and UCHI Miami. This 12 months’s Tequila Herradura Showdown, which celebrated 4 South Florida mixologists battling for probably the most inventive Tequila Herradura cocktail was Belinda Perdomo of Uchi Miami.
The climax of the competition was the primary “South Seashore Seafood Pageant” on Saturday, October twenty first. An array of pop-up cafés, VIP samplings, and nationwide model showcases took over South Seashore, because the competition grounds pulsated with stay music on the entertaining Demesmin & Dover LIVE Stage introduced by Jack Daniels, culinary training within the at all times fashionable Milam’s Markets Culinary Showcase Kitchen, interactive sponsor setups, and an expansion of refreshing beverage bars.
Making certain a premium expertise, the VIP Village was a large hit with its eclectic mixture of choices, together with the GOYA Culinary Pavilion, the Tequila Herradura Pop Up that includes Bodega South Seashore, Jack Daniels Pop Up that includes Le Chick, Superstar Cruises Silent Disco, a wine tasting expertise that includes Matua, 19 Crimes, Bogle, Rabble, Sonoma Cutrer, and Hess Pearson, the Sterling Caviar tasting, Tartufo Status, Diplomatico Rum and Fords’ Gin and Oysters bar, and the Mountain Valley Spring Water hydration lounge. Culinary delights have been served by famend names that includes fashionable pop up cafes within the Normal Pageant space and VIP Village that includes Aida Mexican Seafood, A Fish Known as Avalon, American Social, Space 31, Café Avanti, Chef Billy G Catering, Cilantro 27, Cielito Artisan Pops, Chocolate Chip Bakery, CJ’s Crabs Shack, Crepemaker, Doral Worldwide Meals, Ella’s Oyster Bar, Estiatorio Milos, Latin Home, Lobster Shack, Mau Miami, Meat N’ Bone, Mouthgasm Cookies, Osaka Nikkei Miami, Playa Miami, Previous Lisbon, Pubbelly Sushi, RED Steakhouse South Seashore, Rum Room, Sala O’ Cuban, Sim Sushi & Tapas, Social 27, Suviche, Tacos and Tattoos, The Baked Bear, The Lazy Oyster, Viva La Pasta, and Wynwood Parlor.
“After one other profitable 12 months, we’re already excitedly trying ahead to the 2024 South Seashore Seafood Pageant. This occasion has seamlessly woven itself into the colourful tapestry of Miami’s cultural milieu, attracting each locals and guests alike,” remarks Valerie Roy, Director of Advertising and Consumer Technique at CI Administration. “Whether or not it is the attract of delectable seafood, the thrill of stay leisure, or the sheer pleasure of savoring various flavors amidst the scenic fantastic thing about South Seashore, our competition ensures moments that may linger in reminiscence, enchanting the palate and soul alike. Our gratitude goes out to all our sponsors who create the experiences, and the valued friends who attend from close to and much, however most significantly, to the cooks and eating places who generate per week of occasions that remember them, type collaborations, and make clear the abilities out there regionally all through the South Florida space. We’ll see everybody subsequent October.”
Touted in earlier years by USA TODAY as one of many “High 5 Specialty Festivals in The Nation;” by Forbes because the “High 5 Issues to Do This Fall;” and by the Journey Channel because the “Finest Seafood Pageant within the US,”, the South Seashore Seafood Pageant is the place to be for final ‘sea foodies’ from close to and much. Along with celebrating regional culinary expertise, the competition yearly helps CI Basis’s EAT SMART program, a 501 ©(3) nonprofit program that gives wholesome meals and dietary steering to the area people and Florida’s youth by applications in Miami-Dade County public faculties.
The South Seashore Seafood Pageant was hosted in partnership with Miami Seashore Customer and Conference Authority and dropped at you by entitlement sponsor Herradura Tequila; title sponsors Jack Daniel’s and Breakthru Beverage Florida; and presenting sponsors GOYA Meals, Metropolis Nationwide Financial institution, Demesmin & Dover Regulation Agency, Superstar Cruises, LuxRally, and the Metropolis of Miami Seashore. Extra internet hosting sponsors embrace Mountain Valley Spring Water, Castaway Espresso, Baptist Well being, Cerveza Pacifico Clara, Miami-Dade County, Halpern’s, Cadillac, Milam’s Markets, Treasury Wine Estates, Rabble Wines, Vine and Branches, and Sterling Caviar. Company sponsors embrace Bucked Up, Good Water/Agua Frescas, The Arsht Heart, Ripe Juice, LIV Golf, Suja Natural, Polar Seltzer, Experience Alto. One of many latest sponsors becoming a member of the occasion was Champions 4 Inexperienced. In partnership with the South Seashore Seafood Pageant, Champions for GREEN joined this 12 months’s occasion main the cost in sustainable training and motion, managing recycling to make sure plastic doesn’t discover landfill but additionally remodel recyclables into premium, long-lasting attire and merchandise, showcasing the potential of recycling on the occasion. Collectively, the occasion is dedicated to making a extra eco-conscious future. For a listing of company and media sponsors, please go to sobeseafoodfest.com.