Food Festivals: SOBE 2009 Opens Tomorrow! Get Ready for Vegas Uncork'd!


The fabulous South Beach Food and Wine Festival is set to open tomorrow featuring a visit by Their Majesties King Juan Carlos I and Queen Sofia of Spain at ¡Viva España! The Wines and Foods of Spain starting things off! If you’re less of a pomp and circumstance kind of person, don’t miss the Burger Bash, hosted by Rachel Ray or the Cruzan Rum After-party with Tyler Florence. Food and fun in the sun!

I’m already thinking about Bon Appétit‘s 3rd Annual Vegas Uncork’d event, happening in the city of sin, May 7-10, 2009. To celebrate the upcoming event, Las Vegas Mayor Oscar Goodman joined Bon Appétit Executive Chef Cat Cora, along with other culinary notables like Rick Moonen, Francois Payard, and Kerry Simon, for a champagne toast – nearly 180 feet above the Vegas strip!

Highlights of the 2009 Uncork’d festival include a pool-side Grand Tasting, a high-stakes food competition, and a one-of-a-kind culinary event featuring Chef Joël Robuchon and performances by the cast of KÀ by Cirque du Soleil. For tickets, and more information on the festival, you can head to their website here.

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