Miami Lakes first annual Food and Wine Festival scheduled for Sat.,March 3

Tuesday, February 13, 2018 0 Comments

Miami Lakes first annual Food and Wine Festival scheduled for Sat.,March 3


Town of Miami Lakes’ first annual Food and Wine Festival has enjoyed overwhelming acceptance by residents and sponsors for the event scheduled from 5 to 9 p.m. on Saturday, March 3, at Miami Lakes Optimist Park and Marina.

The festival will showcase something for every gourmand. Attendees can sip and savor for a great cause as all proceeds from ticket sales, sponsorships and donations will go to the Miami Lakes Town Foundation, Inc. which was established for charitable and educational purposes in the Town.

The Foundation was created, in part, to encourage continuing education of community members and foster such programs as the Imagination Library. It also helps to conduct and develop youth projects, beautification projects and cultural events.

Local business Miami Lakes Auto Mall has supported the event by becoming the main title sponsor while Specialized Investigations and Smack Tactical are also contributing with sponsorships.

Mayor Manny Cid said, “Our first Food and Wine Festival will put the Miami Lakes food scene on the map. Miami Lakes is developing into a foodie destination and the festival is the culmination of those efforts.

"What a better way to bring our community closer together than sharing food and wine with your neighbors. The Festival is yet another step in continuing to grow our town beautifully,” he added.

Renowned restaurants and chefs from Miami Lakes and surrounding areas will be participating with their best presentations of food, wine and specialty beer. Gourmet food tastings will feature contributions by Anacapri, Ben & Jerrys, CanCun, Dr. Limon, El Novillo, Gauchos Gourmet Market, Italy Today, Mayor’s Cafe, Miller’s Ale House, NQC, Pampered Chef, Vicky Bakery, and more.

Inspiration for the Festival came from local Realtor Lynn Matos, former longtime chair of the Youth Activities Task Force and current chair of the Town’s Public Safety Committee. The project will be supported by the Town’s Economic Development and Cultural Affairs committees.

“I was very inspired to see the community spirit during Hurricane Irma and the way our community came together beautifully,” Matos said.

Two levels of tickets for the event include VIP at $75 and General Admission at $30. The popular VIP tickets were sold out earlier this month. Event organizers are expecting nearly 1,000 visitors and hope to make this an annual event.

For sponsorships, donations and ticket information, contact Charisma Glassman at, or Matos at


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