South Beach Wine & Food Festival 2012

Graphic: Ana Larrauri

The annual invasion of chefs, foodies and winos onto Miami Beach returns Feb. 23 – 26 as the South Beach Wine & Food Festival returns for its 11th year.

Most of the large events have sold out, but plenty of tickets remain for seminars, smaller parties and intimate dinners – so there is no excuse if you can’t get your wine on that weekend. (Click here for available tickets from the Festival’s official website)

As usual, has you covered before and during the Wine & Food Festival. Below are links to our pre-event breakdowns and chats with the chefs. During the festival check back to for recaps from each night’s activities and follow us on Twitter (@Miamicom) for live updates and photos.’s top picks for the 2012 South Beach Wine & Food Festival’s top seminar picks at the 2012 South Beach Wine & Food Festival’s tips to surviving the madness

Iron Chef Michael Symon talks about Burger Bash

Robert Irvine dishes on the beauty of a great challenge at Party Impossible

Paula Deen talks Type 2 diabetes and Joe’s Stone Crab

Scarpetta’s Scott Conant dishes on the Festival

Michelle Bernstein and Julie Loria talk baseball eats before Diamond Dishes event

Actress Debi Mazar talks Miami, Festival and the “other white meat”

Richard Hales talks Dim Ssam a Go-Go and Sakaya Kitchen

Chef Alberto Cabrera talks late night eats for Best Thing I Ever Ate event

Marcela Valladolid dishes on authentic Mexican eats and stalking chefs

Paula DaSilva talks about BBQ and Miami’s role as a food town


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