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2021 Greater Fort Lauderdale Food & Wine Festival
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The 3rd Annual Greater Fort Lauderdale Food & Wine Festival presented by Visit Lauderdale, on Saturday, January 15, 2022, from noon – 4 p.m. features live cooking demos from host chefs, live music, entertainment, and VIP experiences. The signature Grand Tasting event provides guests an opportunity to sample bites and sips from more than 40 top restaurants throughout the county. Located in the heart of Fort Lauderdale Beach at Las Olas Oceanside Park, located at 3000 E. Las Olas Blvd., the premier foodie experience has doubled in size from its inaugural festival. Guests attending this year’s festival will enjoy three hours of unlimited food and beverage tastings.

Participating Restaurants



Cocktail Confidential

When: 7 p.m., Wednesday, January 12

Where: Rooftop @1WLO

Details: This ‘Spirited Affair,’ sponsored by Rooftop @1WLO, The Restaurant People and TRP Taste, will feature 3 signature cocktails crafted by a master mixologist with light bites by TRP Taste’s renowned culinary team. This VIP event is guaranteed to take guests on a craft cocktail journey to be remembered.

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Tasting plate of beef and mashed potatoes lined up on a table

Poolside BBQ Battle

When: 7 p.m., Friday, January 14

Where: Hyatt Centric Las Olas

Details: Join us with FOX’s Master Chef Season 7 winner, Shaun O’Neale, and Chopped Champion from Handsome Devil BBQ, Ed Randolph, as local chefs and BBQ joints compete for the title of ‘Best BBQ.’  This VIP experience will take place at the Hyatt Centric’s beautiful 8th floor pool deck right in the heart of Downtown Fort Lauderdale.  #ReleaseYourInnerFoodie with BBQ bites and sips throughout the evening amongst the larger-than-life murals and live music. A silent auction featuring memorabilia and experiences will be featured in which proceeds will directly benefit Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital.

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The Grand Tasting

When: 12 p.m., Saturday, January 15

Where: Las Olas Oceanside Park

Details: Celebrate the culinary revolution sweeping throughout the Greater Fort Lauderdale region.  The Grand Tasting, taking place at the beautiful Las Olas Oceanside Park, features food and beverage tastings, cooking demonstrations, live music and more.

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Chef searing several small servings of meat, with a blow torch

Couple sitting inside a vintage VW van that has been made to resemble a tiki

Family Day, presented by Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital

When: 12 p.m., Sunday, January 16

Where: Las Olas Oceanside Park

Details: Round up the family, chairs, and blankets for a good cause! This FREE event will be fun filled with live entertainment, children-friendly activities (culinary and non-culinary), food trucks curated by Burger Beast and cocktail bars. Family Day presented by Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital is FREE to attend; however, the suggested donation for admission is one new, unwrapped, toy that will go to patients at Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital. This event is open to all ages.

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