Friday, December 13, 2013
If you’ve ever dreamed of hitting South Beach and rubbing elbows with some of your favorite celebrity chefs, here’s your chance.
Time Warner Cable is holding a sweepstakes that will send five grand prize winners on a trip for two to the Food Network’s South Beach Wine & Food Festival Feb. 21-24.
Each of the winners will get a three-day/two-night trip for two to Miami; tickets to select festival events; tickets to talent meet-and-greets; $500 in spending money; and one year of digital TV and broadband internet service.
What’s on the table? Time Warner doesn’t specify which events you might be able to attend, or which celebrity chefs you might meet, but the food stars who will be attending include Giada De Laurentiis, Bobby Flay, Emeril Lagasse, Amanda Freitag, Tyler Florence, Guy Fieri and Paula Deen.
There will be a “Carnivorous Dinner” hosted by Michael Symon, and a vegetarian dinner hosted by Nobu Matsuhisa.
Seminars will run the gamut from making mac-n-cheese to how to stock and tend your home bar. And there will be a Grand Tasting on both Saturday and Sunday.
Individual tickets are pricey, so if you want to try your luck in Time Warner’s contest, fill out the online registration form by Jan. 21. To enter, you must be a fan of either the Time Warner Cable Facebook page or the Mi Cultura Facebook page. That’s also where you’ll find the official rules.
The winners will be chosen on or around Jan. 22.
Meredith Goad has harvested oysters on the Chesapeake Bay, eaten reindeer in Finland and sipped hot chai in the Himalayas. She writes the weekly Soup to Nuts column and enjoys a good cocktail.
Susan Axelrod's food writing career began in the kitchen; she owned a restaurant and catering business before turning to journalism more than a decade ago. To relax, she bakes, gardens and hikes with her husband and their two dogs. A newcomer to Portland, she is an online content producer for the Press Herald.
Susan can be contacted at 791-6310 or saxelrod [at] pressherald.com.
On Twitter: @susansaxelrod