Greater Fort Lauderdale Food & Wine Festival

Date(s) - Wednesday, March 20, 2019 - Sunday, March 24, 2019
12:00 am



The inaugural Greater Fort Lauderdale Food & Wine Festival, a first of its kind to celebrate all of Greater Fort Lauderdale, will feature culinary creations and libations from local restaurants, craft spirit brands, wineries and breweries will run from Wednesday, March 20 thru Sunday, March 24 in Hollywood/Fort Lauderdale.

The Festival’s Grand Tasting on Saturday, March 23, will benefit Feeding South Florida and Family Day on Sunday, March 24, will benefit Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital. The Festival encourages guests to participate in the unwrapped toy drive and canned food drive, respectively.

The Grand Tasting will introduce guests to the culinary revolution taking place throughout the region at a unique downtown setting. Featuring local fare, craft beer, wine and spirit tastings, cooking demonstrations in the Allied Kitchen and Bath Demo Kitchen, art installations from local talent, and live music by Bonn E. Maiy at 1 pm. There will also be a “Best Bite” Competition – People’s Choice Award and Judges Choice Award judged by local celebrity foodie judges including Mike Mayo of Sun-Sentinel, Laine Doss of Miami New Times.

Event: Cocktail Confidential: A Spirited Affair
Time:7 pm – 9 pm
Location: Conrad Fort Lauderdale Beach Atlas Cocktail Lounge –
551 N Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd., Fort Lauderdale Beach, FL
Partners: Conrad Fort Lauderdale Beach Hotel; Wandering Wines; and Maison Belle Claire
Tickets: $75-100 – [note: event approaching sell-out]
This ‘Spirited Affair’ will feature signature cocktails and bites that will take guests on a culinary journey to be remembered.

Event: GFL on the Rise: An Elevated Culinary Experience
Time:6 pm – 9 pm
Location: The Atlantic Hotel & Spa, Ocean View Terrace – 601 N Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd., Fort Lauderdale Beach, FL
Partners: The Atlantic Hotel & Spa; Lifestyle Media Group; Society 8 Hospitality Group; Wandering Wines; and Maison Belle Claire
Tickets: $85-$150
Release your inner foodie with bites and cooking demos from Greater Fort Lauderdale’s culinary stars including Angelo Elia with Casa D’Angelo; Steven D’Apuzzo with Coastal Restaurant at The Atlantic Hotel; Jorge Ramos with Conrad Fort Lauderdale Beach; Jen Knox with Damn Good Hospitality; and Rich Stone with Himmarshee Public House. Guests will also enjoy a variety of sips from Wandering Wines while taking in the 180-degree oceanfront view you can only get in South Florida.

Event:Grand Tasting
Time:1 pm – 5 pm
2 pm -Cooking Demo #1 Host Chef Angelo Elia, Casa D’Angelo
3 pm -Cooking Demo #2 Chefs Diego Ng & Alex Kuk, Temple Street Eatery
4 pm -Judging and Awards Ceremony
4:15 pm -Cooking Demo #3 Jorge Ramos, Conrad Fort Lauderdale Beach

Location: ArtsPark Hollywood, 1 North Young Circle, Hollywood, FL
Tickets: Early bird special rates:*
General Admission: $60
VIP Ticket: $95
*Early bird ticket prices go up to Regular Price on March 23.

General Ticket pricing and details:
General Admission: $75
*Commemorative Tasting Glass
*Gift Bag
*Unlimited Food & Beverage Samplings
*Viewing of the Cooking Demo Stage
*Live Music
*Various Art Installations

VIP Admission: $125
*Enjoy all of the features included with a General Admission ticket
*+1 Hour of Tasting before General Admission
*VIP Lounge Access
*Exclusive Food provided by Red Chair Catering & Beverage Samplings
*Private Entrance into the Grand Tasting
*VIP Seating for Cooking Demonstrations
*VIP Gift Bag
*Open Bar

Event:Family Day presented by Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital
Time:12 pm – 5 pm
Location: ArtsPark Hollywood, 1 North Young Circle, Hollywood, FL
Tickets: While Family Day is FREE to attend, the SUGGESTED DONATION for ADMISSION is FOUR CANNED GOODS per person that will go directly to Feeding South Florida
OR A NEW UNWRAPPED TOY that will go directly to Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital.
This FREE event promises to be a fun-filled day with local food trucks, children’s activities, music and entertainment provided by DJ M.P., Joe DiMaggio Kid Zone, bounce house, face painting and the Florida Panthers One Territory Fan Zone, a paint your own wooden project* and make your own stamped jewelry* (*fees apply) class. ALL AGES WELCOMED.

About the Greater Fort Lauderdale Food & Wine Festival: Set to be a celebration of food, wine, craft beers and spirits at unique venues in Broward County, the Greater Fort Lauderdale Food & Wine Festival includes four signature events taking place on March 20-24, 2019, and various sanctioned events in the months leading up to the Festival. From award-winning beaches, to sprawling downtown areas and emerging art districts, each event will offer a unique setting that will showcases Greater Fort Lauderdale’s expanding culinary scene. For more information and announcements about additional partners and participants, please visit

About Feeding South Florida:
Feeding South Florida’s mission is to end hunger in South Florida by providing immediate access to nutritious food, leading hunger and poverty advocacy efforts, and transforming lives through innovative programming and education. Feeding South Florida is the sole Feeding America food bank serving Palm Beach, Broward, Miami-Dade, and Monroe Counties. For more information, please visit

About Joe DiMaggio’s Children’s Hospital: Established in 1992, Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital combines advanced technology and the expertise of the largest, most diverse group of board-certified pediatric specialists in the region. With its summer 2011 expansion, Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital now has 226 beds and is South Florida’s newest freestanding children’s hospital. The hospital is staffed 24 hours a day by world-class pediatricians, pediatric specialists, specialty-trained nurses and ancillary support staff. Today, more than 650 physicians are on the medical staff. For more information, please visit Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital.