VeritageMiami, presented by City National Bank, will serve up five days of world-class culinary indulgence, beginning with a Spring Edition wine and food interactive experience on March 11, 2016, at JW Marriott Marquis Miami. The rest of the culinary fun will be had during the fall’s Late Harvest.
W. Allen Morris of The Allen Morris Company is once again the VeritageMiami chair, dubbed the Marquis du Vin, alongside his wife, June Morris, the Marquesa du Vin. Spring Edition co-chairs include: Lisa and Victor Mendelson, Lea and Craig Rasile, and Jo and John Sumberg.
With proceeds benefiting United Way Center for Excellence in Early Education, the one-night Spring Edition Interactive Dinner at the JW Marriott Marquis Miami features an exciting lineup of local chefs, from INDULGE magazine’s annual food edition: Alex Chang of Vagabond Restaurant & Bar, Justin Flit of Proof Pizza & Pasta, Bradley Kilgore of Alter, Brian Nasajon of Beaker & Gray, Julia Ning of Phuc Yea and Nicole Votano of Dirt. The chefs will guide more than 600 energetic guests sporting cooking aprons and toques, as they prepare a three-course meal. Guests will have the help of talented Johnson & Wales University students who will serve as sous chefs. Wine Spectator Magazine will curate specially selected wines to pair with each course.
For VeritageMiami Late Harvest, expect four days of upscale wine and food wonder with craft beers, fine wines, culinary treats, celebrity chefs, one-of-a-kind auction experiences and spirited bidding. Late Harvest will be held October 5 – 9, 2016, at Wynwood Walls, Village of Merrick Park, JW Marriott Marquis Miami and The Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne. Since its inception, VeritageMiami has raised more than $12 million for the community.
Joining City National Bank as Spring Edition sponsors are: Bank of America, Bilzin Sumberg, Carnival Foundation, Cherry Bekaert LLP and Deloitte at the Chardonnay level; and, LNR and Ryder System at the Rose level. Spring Edition Patrons include: Linda and Michael Bittel, Annelies and Jossy Da Costa Gomez, Colleen and Richard Fain, Nelly and Miguel Farra, Melinda and Jorge Gonzalez, Lisa and Victor Mendelson, Jeffrey Miller, Lea and Craig Rasile.
Joining City National Bank as Late Harvest sponsors are: Bank of America, Carnival Foundation and Greenberg Traurig at the Cellar Master level; Deloitte and Ryder System at the Cooper level; and Bilzin Sumberg and Covanta Dade Renewable Energy LLC at the Sommelier level. Trustees include: Linda and Michael Bittel, Annelies and Jossy Da Costa Gomez, Colleen and Richard Fain, Nelly and Miguel Farra, Melinda and Jorge Gonzalez, Lisa and Victor Mendelson, Carlos Migoya, Jeffrey Miller and Richard Yulman.