Slow Food Miami’s “Snail of Approval” Tasting Party will return for a seventh successful year on Friday, March 16. Regarded as Miami’s Freshest Night Out, the annual celebration will be held from 7PM to 10PM at The Palms Hotel & Spa, home to trend-setting farm-to-table concept Essensia Restaurant & Lounge. This year’s unforgettable evening under the stars is possible thanks to partnerships with The Palms Hotel & Spa, Whole Foods, JetSet Sounds, Just Ask Boo, The Scout Guide Miami, and Brustman Carrino Public Relations. The tasting party will unite dozens of the city’s top chefs, and local growers and producers for a night of tasting and honoring Miami’s food scene.
General admission tickets are $98 per person in advance; $128 per person at the door. All proceeds to benefiting Slow Food Miami’s Edible Garden Program. VIP Garden Sponsor tickets are $750 and includes a garden box for a school and free entry to Freshest Night Out with early bird admission at 6:30PM. Guests will indulge in tastes from Miami’s farm-to-table best, including a mix of current 2017-2018 “Snail of Approval” honorees and past “Snail of Approval” winners.
The event also features two awards, the coveted “People’s Choice” Award and the judge’s “Best Bite of the Night” Award. The evening’s celebrity host is INDULGE Miami magazine editor-in-chief Evan Benn, who will be joined by food writer Victoria P. Elliot and Eater Miami editor Olee Fowler; the trio will judge the Best Bite of the Night” Award. Guests will also have the opportunity to purchase school garden grants during the event.
The Slow Food Miami “Snail of Approval” points South Floridians and visitors to food that is good, clean and fair by identifying and honoring producers, purveyors and artisans who contribute to food and beverage quality, authenticity and sustainability. In its inaugural year (2010), nominations were solicited among Miami-Dade county farmers. Now nominations come from the general public and all nominations are vetted by the Slow Food Miami Snail of Approval Committee. #FreshestNightOut #SlowFoodMiami #SnailofApproval #ThePalmsHotel @slowfoodmiami @ThePalmsMiami