Recap: 2017 Orange Bowl Food & Wine Celebration

This past weekend, the Orange Bowl Food & Wine Celebration brought together over 25 of South Florida’s top restaurants for a great cause at the Broward County Convention Center. Proceeds of the food-filled, fun-filled event will go toward Make-A-Wish Southern Florida, Special Olympics Florida and the Orange Bowl Leadership Academy.

Throughout the evening, guests enjoyed bites from South Florida restaurants and vendors such as 3030 Ocean, Artisan Beach House, The Anderson, Exquisito Chocolates, Dos Croquetas, S3, Yolo and Matador Room. Food wasn’t the only attraction, though: The event also featured open bars, live entertainment, raffle prizes, a silent auction and TREE PEOPLE.

We, along with other celebrity judges like INDULGE’s Evan Benn and radio personality DJ Laz, helped decide some of the evening’s best restaurants and desserts. Ticketholders also joined in on the fun by casting votes for People’s Choice. In the end, six restaurants emerged victorious:

Best Miami-Dade Restaurant: Ms. Cheezious

Best Broward Restaurant: 3030 Ocean

Best Dessert: Matador Room

“Flavor of South Florida” Overall Award Winner: Artisan Beach House

People’s Choice Award – Best Bite: Boatyard

People’s Choice Award – Best Dessert: SOBE Promos (Ninashe’s World Famous Banana Pudding)

Below, you’ll find more photos of the event. To learn more about the Orange Bowl Food and Wine Celebration, visit their official site. We’ll see you there next year!