We can taste the rice and beans now.
In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, a Latin food and wine festival is coming to Palm Beach Gardens, and it will be bigger and better than any The Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Palm Beach County has thrown before.
Presented alongside South Florida Ford and with help from the organizers of SunFest, the inaugural Sabor y Vino festival will offer more restaurants, a new location, and greater attractions and entertainment than its predecessors. The food and wine tasting event will take place at Downtown at the Gardens on Thursday, Oct. 13, from 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.
“We took over the event in hopes to grow it and bring in an even wider audience,” Josh Weiner, special events coordinator for SunFest, said.
More than 30 restaurant, wine and beer vendor booths will be set up throughout Downtown at the Gardens for the evening, as guests roam around the outdoor mall to sample from each (with a souvenir wine glass in hand for easy sipping). Alongside cerveza (beer) samples from Negro Modelo, Corona and Pacifico, local restaurants including Cabo Flats, Calaveras Cantina, Texas de Brazil, and Mojito’s Latin Cuisine & Bar will be serving up delicious Latin eats.
The best part is that the cuisine will go beyond traditional Cuban or Mexican food, Weiner noted.
“There’s a wide variety of Latin restaurants including Mexican, Spanish, Cuban, Peruvian, Dominican, Brazilian, Colombian, and just general Latin and South American cuisines,” he said.
Because there’s no such thing as a Hispanic party without music, Latin artists including Puerto Rican Rock & Roll Hall of Famer Adrian Montijo, salsa artist Ivan Melendez, and DJ Caliche will provide musical entertainment all night long.
Finally, the iBallroom Dance Team will give Latin dance demos and teach traditional dances like the tango, cha-cha, merengue, salsa and bachata.
Tickets are $40 in advance, or $50 at the door. For a 20 percent discount, use promo code PB20 at latinfoodandwinefestival.com.
See the full list of participating restaurants below:
Burro Loco Cantina
El Sabor Latino
Tierra Mar Grill
Alicia’s Latin Cuisine
Delicias de la Abuela
Mealo’s DC Cocina & Bar
Texas de Brazil
Tacos al Carbon
Pandebon Latin Bakery
La Cosinita Cocina
Sloan’s Ice Cream
Mojito’s Latin Cuisine & Bar