Gulfstream Park will host the highly-anticipated Hallandale Beach Food & Groove: A Wine, Food and Art Experience February 25, from 7–11 p.m., as part of the twenty-second annual Food Network & Cooking Channel South Beach Wine & Food Festival presented by Capital One.
Gulfstream Park and its iconic Pegasus statue will serve as the backdrop for the foodie fete, hosted by Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits and Florida International University. The festival benefits the university’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 attracting international exposure to local participating restaurants. This is the fourth year in a row that the HBCRA is partnering with the South Beach Wine & Food Festival to host the series.
The event features a variety of local restaurants specializing in international cuisines, including: Gulfstream Park Village’s Belly Fish and Ten Palms restaurants; 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.
General admission tickets are $75 plus tax and service fees and can be purchased here.
Before Food & Groove event, celebrity chefs Jernard Wells and Omar Martinez will host an exclusive dinner February 24, at Icebox Cafe in Hallandale Beach, from 7 to 10 p.m. The unforgettable culinary journey includes delectable dishes perfectly paired with an array of wines. Wells, an award-winning TV host and author of several cookbooks has appeared on Food Network Star. Martinez, a culinary professional with more than 22 years in the kitchen, is recognized for his impressive knowledge of international cuisine. Tickets to this unique dining experience are $175 (with complimentary Food & Groove ticket included) and available online.