This Week’s Top Food Events: Luckyrice, Veza Sur’s Block Party, and More


Wednesday, November 20

The Authentic Italian Table Food & Wine Festival

WHAT: Celebrate all things Italian at the The Authentic Italian Table Food & Wine Festival hosted by the Italy-America Chamber of Commerce. More than 50 Italian restaurants and Italian food and wine importers will be on hand offering up bites of pasta, cheese, cold cuts, pizza and gelato, while guests can sip on unlimited Italian wine and watch cooking demos by chefs on hand.

DETAILS: 6 to 9 p.m. $58 per person. Purchase tickets herePort of Miami – Terminal D, 1435 North Cruise Boulevard, Miami

Thursday, November 21

Monty’s Raw Bar 50th Anniversary Party

WHAT: Monty’s in the Grove is celebrating its 50th anniversary this week with extended happy hour specials, fire dancers, live music, and complimentary limited edition anniversary shirt for the first 200 guests.

DETAILS: 4 to 11 p.m. Monty’s Raw Bar, 2550 South Bayshore Drive, Coconut Grove

Esotico Bahamas Relief Event

WHAT: Esotico is hosting a Caribbean-inspired event to raise funds for Bahamas relief. Cocktails will be available with a portion of the proceeds going to relief efforts, with complimentary passed bites and music from a live steel band. For those who want to stay and eat dinner, a prix-fixe menu available with a rum pairing will also be available.

DETAILS: 5 to 10 p.m. Esotico Miami, 1600 Northeast 1st Avenue, Suite 102, Downtown Miami


WHAT: Everyone’s favorite Asian-influenced food party returns to Miami Beach this week. Offering up tastings from restaurants like Azabu, Blackbrick Chinese, Chotto Matte, and Pubbelly Sushi, plus live entertainment and plenty of beverages to wash everything back.

DETAILS: 7 to 10 p.m. $125 per person. Purchase tickets hereSLS South Beach, 1701 Collins Ave, Miami Beach

Saturday, November 23

Chocolate Master Class with Chefs Carlos Garcia and Andrea Dopico

WHAT: Learn about all things chocolate with with Obra’s chef Carlos Garcia and award-winning pastry chef Andrea Dopico during this all day class. Guests will partake in a full day of culinary experiences, a lot of chocolate, and full lunch with wine.

DETAILS: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. $150. Purchase tickets here. Obra Kitchen Table, 1331 Brickell Bay Drive, Miami

Conversations Over Coffee at The Betsy Hotel

WHAT: Panther’s founder Leticia Pollock and head roaster Mike Van Tuyl will be talking about their experiences in the coffee industry during this morning panel at The Betsy Hotel. Following the panel, guests can watch a cupping demo of their coffees hosted by barista Chris Emile and attendees can partake in a complimentary shot of espresso.

DETAILS: 9 a.m. Carlton Room Café, 1433 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach

#HechaEnMiami Block Party

WHAT: Veza Sur’s annual block party returns to Wynwood with a day filled with live music, local bites, local beer, a home brewer’s competition, and a surprise “sweet” collab.

DETAILS: noon to 2 a.m. Free with RSVP hereVeza Sur Brewing Co., 55 NW 25th Street, Wynwood