Coming off the heels of the successful Spring Edition Interactive Dinner, VeritageMiami continues to celebrate its 21st anniversary with four more days of world-class culinary indulgence on October 5, 6, 7 and 9.
The reigning champion of Bravo’s “Top Chef” season 13, Jeremy Ford, will lead guests in preparing a three-course meal at the Interactive Dinner. The new Auction and Bubbly Brunch on Key Biscayne, will feature southern favorites from the menus of Yardbird Southern Table and Bar, Swine Southern Table and Bar and Spring Chicken – the restaurants of 50 Eggs Inc., founded by John Kunkel.
W. Allen Morris of The Allen Morris Company is once again VeritageMiami chair, along with his wife, June Morris. VeritageMiami is presented by City National Bank, and proceeds benefit United Way of Miami-Dade’s work in education, financial stability and health. VeritageMiami tickets are now on sale at www.veritagemiami.com.
Jeremy Ford, winner of Bravo’s “Top Chef” season 13 and the chef de cuisine at The Miami Beach EDITION’S Matador Room by Jean-Georges Vongerichten, will headline VeritageMiami’s Interactive Dinner on Friday, October 7. Labeled the ultimate good time for foodies, the Interactive Dinner will take place at the JW Marriott Marquis Miami, where more than 700 energetic guests bravely sport cooking aprons and toques as they prepare a three-course meal, under the direction of Chef Ford. Johnson & Wales University students will serve as sous chefs, helping guests at each table, and the dinner is accompanied by Best in Glass gold and silver medal wines, which were previously selected by some of South Florida’s top sommeliers.
Brand new to this year, VeritageMiami will culminate on Sunday, October 9 with an Auction and Bubbly Brunch at The Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne, which will be led by the king of southern fare John Kunkel and his 50 Eggs Inc. team of James Beard-nominated and award-winning restaurants Yardbird Southern Table and Bar, Swine Southern Table and Bar and the newly opened Spring Chicken. Some anticipated favorites include Kunkel’s grandmother’s famed recipe for 27-hour brined and crispy fried chicken served with heavenly waffles and buttermilk biscuits. Award-winning wines from the Best in Glass Wine Challenge and plenty of champagne will be paired with the three-course brunch, and one-of-a-kind experiences will be auctioned off.
On October 5, guests will enjoy a Craft Beer Tasting featuring more than 100 craft beers and micro-brews complimented by delicious bites from dozens of local restaurants amidst the eclectic and vibrant backdrop of Wynwoods Walls.
On October 6, guests are invited to the Fine Wine Tasting, an evening of unparalleled wine and food pairings at the lush Shops at Merrick Park, with more than 65 wine producers and importers pouring 300 wines from around the globe and culinary treats from top dining spots. This year, Evan S. Benn, editor-in-chief of INDULGE magazine is helping to bring the best of South Florida’s restaurants to the Tastings, as VeritageMiami’s first Culinary Curator.