La Caja China on South Beach
The much anticipated SoBe Wine and Food festival is upon us here in sunny Miami, FL and if you are a foodie this is heaven for your taste buds; famous chefs from everywhere come to one area and bring their culinary talents to South Beach…sounds a lot like Lebron coming to the Miami Heat huh. Jokes aside, one of my favorite events of the weekend is the Swine and Wine event co-sponsored by La Caja China, which will be held at the Biltmore Hotel hosting a mix of two of my favorites, cajachina pork inspired dishes and great wine.
I have written past posts highlighting different meals that you can make in your roasting box, well at this event there are roughly 17 different ways the pork will be prepared using La Caja China. Can you imagine! Local chefs from Miami such as Michelle Bernstein making a whole Whole Lechon Asado with Vietnamese Noodle Salad & Pork Dashi. Ingrid Hoffman making Tequilla-Chipotle Pulled Pork Buns with Fennel-Tomatillo Curtido , Avocadolicious Sauce & Toasted Coriander Seeds. Cory Lambert from Swine Southern Table & Bar restaurant making Pork “Brisket on a Biscuit” Vanilla Pork Belly, Blackberry Jam and Buttermilk Powder White Chocolate Pork Rinds…and that just names a few locals. There will also be a few great chefs from the great city of New York showcasing their roasting talents, such as Cesare Casella from Salumeria Rosi, Brad Farmerie from Public and Harold Moore from Commerce. I wish they had all the recipes to take home so that I can give my culinary skills a try because they sound delicious.
The South Beach Wine and Food festival spans over 4 days and hosts different events throughout Miami aside from South Beach. You have cooking demonstrations, seminars, dinners, brunches and parties with top chefs and personalities from The Food Network. Beer and wine tastings along with a wealth of food to taste is located in the Grand Tasting tent, the biggest tent set-up right on the beach. Here you can rub elbows with many celebrities while giving your palate a treat.
This event is quite the experience and for me I enjoy the Swine and Wine event and the Grand Tasting, definitely both are worth my money and my stomach and taste buds thank me every year. If you ever need an excuse to come visit Miami and get away from the cold then this would be one good excuse! Hog roasting and wine is the fine dining of what can be accomplished with your roasting box. Here’s to some happy roasting…