For one week in October, everything seafood is celebrated on South Beach during South Beach Seafood Week and the South Beach Seafood Festival. Firstly, this week marks the perfect way to kick off stone crab season with a lineup of celebrations. These events range from thrilling competitions to glitzy dinners, all culminating in the grand South Beach Seafood Festival.
Seafood lovers, stone crab enthusiasts, and pescatarians, rejoice! Firstly, the South Beach Seafood Week is making a triumphant return from October 18th to 21st, 2023. Secondly, to kick off stone crab season in the heart of South Beach, this culinary showcase brings together some of Greater Miami & Miami Beach’s finest chefs. Make sure to secure your tickets now for each event, and, most importantly, arrive hungry.
Wednesday, October 18: An Evening At Joe’s
The festivities kick off at Miami Beach’s most iconic seafood restaurant, Joe’s Stone Crab, which opened in 1913 as a small seafood counter. Today it’s a glitzy, signature Miami Beach seafood restaurant where stone crabs are the main event (in season from October 1 through May 1) Besides, the rest of the menu is equally beloved. Consequently this week officially begins with An Evening At Joe’s, hosted by Jack Daniel’s Single Barrel. Chef Andre Bienvenue will show off with a five-course menu paired with fine wine and spirits. Certainly, General Manager Brian Johnson will be onsite to teach guests how to crack the perfect claw. Tickets are $500 and are extremely limited. The event starts at 6:00 p.m.
Thursday, October 19: Crabs, Slabs, & Cabs in Seafood week
Enjoy seafood, meat and wine poolside at this decadent event at the Kimpton Surfcomber Hotel. GOYA’S Crabs, Slabs, & Cabs is an evening showcasing the “best of the best” of Greater Miami & Miami Beach’s food world. Six chefs will present bites celebrating fresh ingredients, putting their own international spin on traditional surf ’n’ turf. Expect expertly paired cabernet sauvignons and rosés with each dish. The $250 ticket price is all-inclusive. The event starts at 7:00 p.m.
Friday, October 20: VIP Chef Showdown in Seafood Week
Also, It’s the Chef Showdown. Several years ago, the Travel Channel named this event the Best Seafood Competition in the USA – and now it’s your chance to take a bite of the fun. Held at Lummus Park, a beachfront park on South Beach, this signature event is presented by GOYA Foods, Tequila Herradura, Cadillac, Celebrity Cruises and official bank partner, City National Bank. Simultaneously, the Chef Showdown features 16 chefs, 8+ culinary battles and one champion. Enjoy tropical cocktails, live entertainment, competitions and, wonderful food. Lastly, guests can taste all 16 of the chefs’ entries. Tickets begin at $160. The event starts at 7 p.m.
Saturday, October 21: Seafood week Festival Main Event
Saturday is South Beach Seafood Week’s signature beachfront festival. Surprisingly, more than 15,000 “seafoodies” enjoy the South Beach Seafood Festival Main Event every year. This family-friendly event takes place at Lummus Park. It is open to the public and offers a lively festival atmosphere with stone crabs, steak and lobster skewers, shrimp tacos, fresh oysters, shrimp cocktail, crab cakes and much more. Many of Greater Miami & Miami Beach’s best-known restaurants set up pop-ups (look for Ella’s Oyster Bar, A Fish Called Avalon, RED South Beach, Pubbelly Sushi and more). Additionally, all can enjoy several bars, multiple dessert cafe’s, DJs and live music. General admission tickets are $60; VIP admission tickets begin at $160. The event starts at noon.
Have a memorable visit by staying at the Henrosa Art Deco Hotel that is located on 1435 Collins Avenue. For reservations call (786) 583 0400.