If you had the luxury of buying tickets to the SBE Taste Celebrity Chef Edition, you were treated to over a dozen dishes from some of the best restaurants in town.
Held at the SLS South Beach on November 9 through 11, the SBE Taste Celebrity Chef Edition finished the last leg of its annual foodie event that started on October 15.
The tasting featured a collection of partners, chefs and luxury brands such as Evian, Dani García, Danny Elmaleh, Dario Cecchini, José Andrés, Jose Icardi, Lavazza, Katsuya Uechi, Maestro Dobel® Tequila, Martin Heierling, Michael Schwartz, Robb Report, and Rolls Royce created dishes selected by SBE.
The after-party for SBE Taste Celebrity Chef Edition was held at Hyde Beach, the premier oceanfront nightlife destination, at SLS South Beach.
Ticket holders started the event at an exclusive Miami Beach mansion that included a welcome reception. The reception was followed by a trip around the world with food stations spanning the globe. The SLS South Beach guest pool and Hyde Beach grounds was transformed into restaurant pop-ups for guests to enjoy.
“As part of our commitment to develop exclusive experiences to guests and locals, we have carefully curated a variety of internationally-known partners to create a premiere weekend as the grand finale to our first-ever Taste of SBE in Miami,” Sebastien Silvestri, Senior Vice President of F&B for sbe Hotel Division, says.
When guests weren’t stuffing their face on tasty dishes, they were busy gagging over the tickets amenities.
“Guests can expect a truly innovative and unprecedented line up of events throughout the weekend with a focus on global inspirations from our marquee chefs and partners, and the chance to spend their days and nights amongst a selection of culinary greats,” Silvestri says.
SBE offered two packages with accommodations at the iconic Delano South Beach. Travelers chose from a Luxury or Grand Taste of SBE that includes a two or three-night stay at the Delano South Beach, either in an ocean view room or a one bedroom suite. The ticket also gave participants access to a Rolls Royce driving experience.
SBE Taste Celebrity Chef Edition benefited World Central Kitchen, a non-profit organization founded by Chef José Andrés’ of the Bazaar South Beach. The culinary event’s proceeds will go towards hurricane relief in Puerto Rico.
Established in 2002 by founder and CEO Sam Nazarian, SBE is a privately-held, leading lifestyle hospitality company that develops, manages and operates award-winning hotels, residences, restaurants and nightclubs.
Restaurant: Fi’lia by Michael Schwartz at SLS Brickell
Signature Dish: Steak frites
Signature Dish: Sushi, sashimi & omakase bites
Restaurant: The Bazaar South Beach by Jose Andres
Signature Dish: Spanish Jason tapas by Head Chef Tito Vargas
Restaurant: K Ramen. Burger. Beer.
Signature Dish: Duck Fried Rice With Duck Cracklings; Cubano Spring Rolls & Sake Flight
Restaurant: Leynia at Delano Hotel
Signature Dish: Lomito Slider Smoked Caramelized Onions & Cimichurri Aiola with a grill station by Chef Jose Icardi and meat by Chef Dario Cecchini
Restaurant: Bazaar Mar Restaurant by Jose Andres
Signature Dish: Bagel and Lox Russ and Daughters’ Smoked Salmon, Air Bread, Cream Cheese, Pickled Onions
Restaurant: Cleo Mediterraneo
Signature Dish: Lamb Shawarma, Smoked Meat for 14 hrs, made with unique blend of spices, Lebanese sauce, tart yogurt, and cilantro by Chef Danny Elmaleh
Restaurant: KYU Miami
Signature Dish: Smoked Wagyu Beef Brisket
Restaurant: Jaya at the Setai Hotel
Signature Dish: Korean BBQ pork with kimchie slaw by Chef Vijay Veena
Restaurant: PubBelly Sushi
Signature Dish: Pork Belly Sushi
Restaurant: Federal Donut (originally from Philadelphia)
Restaurant: Le Zoo
Signature Dish: Steak tartare on crostini by Chef Julian Baker