SOBEWFF 2017 Event Photos: Barilla’s Italian Bites on the Beach – The South Florida Sage

This year, The South Beach Wine and Food Festival ran from Wednesday, February, 22nd through Sunday, February 26th 2017. This Thursday night event was hosted by leading ladies Valerie Bertinelli and Alex Guarnaschelli beachside behind the Delano hotel. Bertinelli is a two-time Golden Globe Award-winning personality who now charms on Food Network’s Valerie’s Home Cooking, while Guarnaschelli’s Michelin-starred training in France helped mold the tenacious expert we enjoy today on Chopped. They joined forces to host more than 30 of the nation’s greatest chefs who served up dishes originating from various regions of Italy!

All images appearing in this post photographed by Holli Lapes, property of TheSoFlaSage.com

Barilla's Italian Bites on the Beach SOBEWFF

Barilla's Italian Bites on the Beach SOBEWFF

The tent was festive with dancing shapes of pasta on the roof!

Barilla's Italian Bites on the Beach SOBEWFF

Alex Guarnaschelli and Valerie Bertinelli

Barilla's Italian Bites on the Beach SOBEWFF

Ricotta Toast with Roasted Tomatoes, Herb Pesto and Saba from Alex Guarnaschelli’s “Butter” Restaurant in NYC

Barilla's Italian Bites on the Beach SOBEWFF

Butternut Squash Ravioli with Creamy Vodka Sauce from Mimi’s Ravioli of Hollywood, FL

Barilla's Italian Bites on the Beach SOBEWFF

Spring Maccheroncini with Pesto and Spring Vegetables from Saint Ambroeus of Palm Beach, FL

Barilla's Italian Bites on the Beach SOBEWFF

Barilla tasting station

Barilla's Italian Bites on the Beach SOBEWFF

Short Rib Pizza with Gruyere and Carmelized Onions from Harry’s Pizzeria of Miami, FL

Barilla's Italian Bites on the Beach SOBEWFF

Snapper from Michael Schwartzs’ newest (Italian) Restaurant in Brickell called Fi’lia

Barilla's Italian Bites on the Beach SOBEWFF

Modern Caprese from Gianni’s At The Villa in Miami Beach, FL

Barilla's Italian Bites on the Beach SOBEWFF

Pasta in a Parmesan Wheel by Louie Bossi Restaurant Ft. Lauderdale

Did you attend the festival this year? Let us know which was your favorite event! Stay tuned for our coverage of the Grand Tasting Village.

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Disclaimer: I received complementary admission to SOBEWFF Italian Bites event.

All images appearing in this post photographed by Holli Lapes, property of TheSoFlaSage.com

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