Your Luxury Villa Rental Vacation: This Week in Miami

Miami is a perfect winter getaway spot for so many reasons, from the beautiful sun and sand to the bustling nightlife and exclusive shopping. Truly impressive luxury villa rentals are another reason that those who are in the know flock to Miami’s southern shores.

Of course, events held in Miami are also big draws for different types that range from art lovers to foodies. This week in Miami, the latter category will have lots to do with the 2013 SOBE Wine and Food Festival in town, from February 21 through to February 24th. Presented by the Food Network and Food & Wine this much anticipated gastronomical extravaganza features celebrity chefs, brunches, dinners, and seminars for both those who like to cook and those who just like to enjoy the creations of others.
Events kick off with Moet Hennessy’s The Q hosted by Paual Deen and Sons, which is being presented by Omaha Steaks and sponsored by Miami magazine.

Also on February 21st, the festival is featuring such events as the Wine Spectator’s Trade Day and their Best of the Best, presented by Fontainebleau Miami Beach. There will also be At the Table Talks with the likes of Marc Murphy and Danny Meyer, as well as a celebrity chef golf tournament hosted by Jose Andres. There will also be Goya Food’s Swine & Wine event and a VIP
Reception hosted by the Food Network’s Paula Deen.

Other great happenings during the four day festival include Nobu’s Vegetarian Dinner, Best of the Bay hosted by Michael Mina along with Tyler Florence, Richard Reddington, and Thomas McNaughton, and a House of Mandela Wine Dinner. After Dark you can catch up with Curtis Stone, and on February 22nd there will be an Oyster Bash hosted by Ming Tsai and Jeremy Sewall, a Beer Tasting with Spiegelau (striving to answer the question: does the glass really make a difference?), and a VIP Reception hosted by Rachael Ray and presented by Amstel Light.

SOBEWFF will also be featuring a From Big Apple to Big Easy event featuring the likes of Josh Besh, Marcus Samuelsson, and Jonathan Waxman. Giada De Laurentiis will show what it’s like to be an Italian in Paradise, and Ray will also host an Amstel Light Burger Bash. On February 23rd, meanwhile, you can do brunch with Bobby Flay or a Dolce Bunch with Daniel Boulud and a Carnivorous Dinner along with Michael Symon. There will be a White on White Dinner at BIANCA hosted by Michael White with Brian Massie, a Chicken Coupe hosted by Andrew Caremellini, Thrillist’s BBQ & the Blues, and on Sunday there is a Southern Kitchen Brunch hosted by Trisha Yearwood and Guy Fieri’s Reggae Jam with Ziggy Marley Live among many other events being held over the four day period. Visit sobewineandfoodfest.com for schedule information and pricing.

Of course, if you’re planning a luxury villa rental vacation to Miami you’ll likely also want to try new restaurants for dinner, one such place that is coming to town is Sushi Mikasa. The Miami outpost of the popular Brooklyn eatery will be located and 1801 Collins Avenue and will feature the creations of celebrated chef Kevin Chun.

Miami’s Mikasa is being brought to you by Command PR owner Jonathan Cheban, a close personal friend of the Kardashians who have also clearly discovered the appeal of Miami.

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