NEW TASTE OF SOUTH BEACH: PRESENTED BY WINE N DINE & KETEL ONE VODKA WITH CHEF JJ | EVENT PRODUCTION / by Eric Monteiro

For the second year running, our team produced Wine n Dine’s “NEW TASTE of South Beach” at the renowned Versace Mansion (Casa Casuarina) on Ocean Drive. The event is hosted by Chef JJ Johnson, “Young Chef on the Rise” according to the New York Times, and recipient of accolades such as features on the Forbes and Zagat  30 under 30 lists and Eater’s Young Guns (2014.) The event showcased a dynamic group of talented chefs and mixologists from around the US. 

  Chef JJ  with featured chefs:  Jose Mendin  (Food Comma Hospitality,)  Sean Brasel  (Meat Market, Miami,)  Chris Coombs  (Boston Urban Hospitality,)  Martin Monteverde  (1111 Peruvian Bistro,)  Amaris Jones  (Celebrity Chef / Caterer,) and  Janine Booth  (Stiltsville Fish bar, Miami.)

Chef JJ with featured chefs: Jose Mendin (Food Comma Hospitality,) Sean Brasel (Meat Market, Miami,) Chris Coombs (Boston Urban Hospitality,) Martin Monteverde (1111 Peruvian Bistro,) Amaris Jones (Celebrity Chef / Caterer,) and Janine Booth (Stiltsville Fish bar, Miami.)

 

Guests, who were also on the beach for the South Beach Food & Wine Festival, got to sip Ketel Soda Cocktails poolside.Featured bartenders, Martin Guitierrez and Daniel Lovera, served the Ketel Casuarina, a custom cocktail made with a refreshing blend of Ketel One Family-Made Vodka, fresh grapefruit juice, and Pavan topped with soda and rosemary. Guests also got to enjoy an interactive cocktail experience as they customized their own Ketel Soda Cocktails at the colorful Ketel Market stand.

 KETEL ONE MARKET PLACE

KETEL ONE MARKET PLACE

The event was organized by Wine n Dine. The Wine n Dine app is the must-have app for foodies, allowing you to explore restaurant pages, visual menus and share your own photos of your favorite dishes on your city’s leaderboard. Wine n Dine has created a community of enthusiastic, positive-minded food enthusiasts so you can create and discover insightful restaurant lists.

This exclusive event was a huge success and VIPs included actress, Dasha Polanco, who stars in the Netflix hit show, Orange is the New Black and The Assasination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story. Rapper & TV talk show host, Action Bronson was there, and so was celebrity chef, Alon Shaya.

 Chef Aamaris Jone greets Action Bronson

Chef Aamaris Jone greets Action Bronson

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Actress, Dascha Polanco with the Ketel Soda - Cucumber Mint

Thierry Isambert Culinary and Event Design provided full production services including furniture rental and layout, staffing, cooking equipment and recipe prepping for the featured chefs. We provided similar production services for Chef JJ's 3 day pop up restaurant at the sacred Space in 2016, sponsored by VOX Media and Infiniti.

 Chef JJ with David Johnson, TICED Event Planner who managed production of the event.

Chef JJ with David Johnson, TICED Event Planner who managed production of the event.

Sponsors: 

Cholula Sauce, Rock Angel, Sand Pelegrino, Open Table, Chateau Desclans