Things to do in Miami: Seed Food & Wine Week November 3-7, 2021
The plant-based foodie feast known as Seed Food & Wine Week will return to Miami later this fall for its seventh year of celebrity chef dinners, cooking demonstrations, vendor tastings, craft cocktails and beer. , live music, fitness events, etc.
Seed was launched in 2014 and has won all sorts of accolades over the years, including being named number three of the top ten wine festivals in the country by USA today. After a hiatus in 2020 necessitated by the pandemic, the wellness-focused festival will return from November 3-7.
In total, Seed will present seven different events at various locations around town, including dinner at Red Rooster Overtown, yoga and brunch, and the popular Burger Battle.
Plant Kingdom dinner. Guests can feast on dishes created by James Beard and Chef Bryant Terry, winner of the NAACP Image Award. 7-10 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 3 at Red Rooster Overtown, 920 NW Second Ave., Miami. Tickets are $195 and include wine pairing and gratuity.
Plant-based burger battle. This event includes a green carpets, celebrity guest judges, bites of burgers from restaurants across the country, accompanied by craft beers and kombucha. Participants will be able to vote for the best plant-based burger in the United States. 7-10 p.m. Thursday, November 4 at a TBA location. Tickets cost between $55 and $85.
Seed Summit. A full day of workshops and panels featuring chefs, influencers, cookbook authors, entrepreneurs and other experts speaking on all things conscious, sustainable and plant-based. 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, November 5 at Sacred Space, 105 NE 24th St., Miami. Tickets are $50 and include an organic, plant-based breakfast and lunch.
Dinner on the state of mind of New York. Guests can enjoy cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and a wine pairing dinner from chefs Jeremiah Stone, Fabian Von Hauske and Excellent chef former Ilan Hall. 7-10 p.m. Friday, November 5 at 1 Hotel South Beach, 2341 Collins Ave., Miami Beach. Tickets are $150.
Namaseed Yoga and Meditation Day. This free event will include a meditation and yoga class guided by some of Miami’s top practitioners. 10-11:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 6 at Regatta Park, 3500 Pan American Dr., Coconut Grove. Participation is free.
Seed Festival Tasting Village. This one-day festival will be held outdoors at Coconut Grove’s Regatta Park and will feature unlimited samplings of plant-based foods and beverages from hundreds of vendors (local and national), interactive demonstrations and speakers, fitness activities, a designated puppy lounge, kids’ area, and an exclusive VIP lounge. Noon-7 p.m. Saturday, November 6 at Regatta Park, 3500 Pan American Dr., Coconut Grove. Tickets cost between $55 and $85.
Bloom Brunch Yoga + Meditation Presented by Florida Crystals. Participants will spend the morning in a yoga practice followed by guided meditation and a herbal brunch including juices, cocktails and bellinis. 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sunday, November 7 at Sacred Space, 105 NE 24th St., Miami. Tickets are $50.
“We are in a place where society is watching the way we eat more than ever. Seed spotlights and supports restaurants and chefs who are making a difference by focusing on more plant-based, whole-food options,” said Seed founder Alison Burgos of the festival’s mission. .
Chefs and celebrities in attendance include Food Network’s Excellent chef season four alum Spike Mendelsohn of Plnt Burger, bodybuilder Torre Washington, fitness expert John “Vegan Badass” Lewis, nutritionist Dr Michael Klaper, former NBA star John Salley, and dozens of others.
Additionally, filmmaker Joe Cross (Fat, sick and almost dead) will speak at Seed Summit about the power of storytelling to change the world. He will also host a demo on the Seed Culinary stage.
“People are waking up to the truth about climate change and the impact of factory animal farming on our environment. We are so proud to be a plastic-free, zero-carbon-footprint festival,” Burgos says. All festival events will be ADA compliant and sign language interpreters will be present during the festival day talk and on the chef’s demo stages, and wheelchair accessible seating will be available.
This year, Seed benefits Debris-free oceans, a Miami-based organization that “inspires local communities to responsibly manage the life cycle of plastics and litter as part of a global initiative to eradicate marine debris from our beaches, reefs and oceans.”