South Beach Wine & Food Festival; quite possibly my favorite week of the year! I was accompanied by my work wife, Lena from @EastCoastFeastCoast, and the two of us had the most amazing time indulging in delicious food and drinks. We were also lucky enough to have the most amazing stay at the Loews Miami Beach Hotel, the official host of of SOBEWFF, and home to nine of the festival events.
As an avid traveler to Miami, this was my first time staying at the Loews Miami Beach, and lets just say that I am already counting down the days until I get to go back next year. From the amenities to accommodation to hotel staff, neither myself nor Lena have enough great things to say about our stay at the Loews Miami, as it is truly is #AWonderfulPlace!
Keep reading below for a full recap!
Day 1 at Loews Miami Beach Hotel
Lena and myself check into our beautiful room and were greeted to the most delicious welcome gift! This included food & beverages from the Loews Flavor Miami Program, which highlights unique flavor profiles from places around Miami.
After checking in, Lena (@EastCoastFeastCoast), Sami (@TheNaughtyFork), Justin (@DcFoodPorn), Jess (@CheatDayEats) and myself got the luxury experience at the SOAK Cabanas. All of us got to lounge in one of the eight state-of-the-art poolside cabanas that offers full Food & Beverage service, and the comfiest daybeds.
One of my favorite SOBEWFF events was the Tequila After Dark presented by Chef Rick Bayless at the poolside of the Loews Miami Beach Hotel. This late night soirée rounded up an all-star cast of taco tastemakers, and was truly a taco & tequila fiesta.
Day 2 at the Loews Miami Beach Hotel
There is no better way to wake up after a night of taco’s & tequila than with a spa treatment from the Exhale Spa located in the St. Moritz Tower at the Loews Miami Beach Hotel. Both Lena and myself got to enjoy a customize skincare facial, which included a exfoliating mask and Ultrasonic therapy. We definitely left with our skin feeling hydrated and smooth!
Oyster Bash hosted by Chef Capon of the famous Lure Fishbar located in the Loews Miami Beach Hotel was definitely an event to remember. From the delicious delicacies from the sea paired with unlimited night; it’s safe to say we definitely enjoyed ourselves during this event!
Day 3 at the Loews Miami Beach Hotel
The breakfast from the In-Room Dining service was out of this world! All of the fresh and delicious food was the perfect fuel for our busy day at SOBEWFF. My personal favorite was the Avocado Toast with a poached egg on top!
The Bobby Flay Tribute Dinner at the Loews Miami Beach Hotel was an honor to be apart of. This star-studded event was truly one of a kind, as guests were served food personally by the best-of-the-best in the industry, while honoring the beloved Food Network Personality: Bobby Flay. The chefs cooking at the event included: Michelle Bernstein, Giada De Laurentiis, Frederic Delaire, Alex Guarnaschelli, Hot Tamales: Susan Feniger & Mary Sue Milliken, Stephen Kalt, Clarisa Martino, Masaharu Morimoto, Michael Symon, Jet Tila, Marc Vetri, Michael Voltaggio and Jonathan Waxman.
Overall, our stay at The Loews Miami Beach Hotel was truly unforgettable and we cannot wait to go back! Thank you to the Loews for all of their amazing hospitality during our stay!
Check out our room at The Loews Miami Beach Hotel below!