The wine-soaked, bacon-infused, foie-gras-stuffed long weekend that was the 2013 South Beach Wine & Food Festival wrapped up yesterday. There were celebrity chef appearances, parties, tastings, chef demos, and wine pairing sessions, among other things.
Above are a few scenes from this year's festival along the theme of unlikely pairings. Like spike heels and events on the sand, certain combinations just don't work (as many ladies discovered this weekend). However, other surprising pairings can provide a moment of delight or wonder. You can also find other photos from the South Beach Wine & Food Festival, including some with chefs John Besh, Stephanie Izard and Guy Fieri, on our new WLRN Instagram feed (@WLRN).
Also, WLRN's Kenny Malone created a GIF of one of these unlikely pairings: Marlins Park and hungry fans who paid a lot of money to get in. In this case, the fans were foodies hungry for dishes like kielbasa hotdogs with giardiniera or popcorn, peanut and caramel ice ice cream created by talented chefs from around the country like April Bloomfield and Stephanie Izard.