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Hi everyone, just took a look at their events details. Unfortunately, they did not list the restaurants participating in the grand tasting villages. Does anyone know if it is listed elsewhere or have the insiders tips on what restaurants are participating?

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  1. It seems that as the event gets closer, they list who is participating. Just about all the good places do. Its really worth while.

    1. Tickets went on sale today! I already ordered mine.

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      1. re: Suzie

        Same. I had some difficulty doing so this morning w/ pages not working. I'll be attending the Saturday Grand Tasting w/ my wife... $411 is somewhat pricey, but i guess given the crowds last year, the demand is there.

        1. re: sprmario

          We are doing the Bubble Q and the Grand Tasting too. Grand total of 1068.21!!! But we do enjoy it! Can't wait!

          1. re: sprmario

            I absolutely agree, and for that much I really wish I knew what restaurants were participating on each day so that I could choose the one more to my liking. Oh well.

          2. re: Suzie

            I just got mine too...but the website is not working very well. I had to try it about 10 times before the site actually worked for me.

            Last year the Grand Tasting was amazing!!! I can't wait to go again.

            1. re: butrfli1227

              I like the bourbon and tequila tastings at 11AM-also the cocktail classes with Dale DeGroff and Tony Abu-G. The food and wine-tasting events seem wildly expensive, and not that interesting. Now's the time to remember that you're in the 'trade'!

          3. Try this more direct link to the ticket purchasing page:


            2 events are sold out already.

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            1. re: sprmario

              The Grand Tasting on Sat is already sold out! I am glad I got tickets today.

            2. As of this morning, only a day since things went on sale, 4 events are sold out. I cannot believe things are selling so quickly this year.

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              1. re: Suzie

                I bought my tickets to the grand tasting (sat) last year about 2 weeks after they went on sale.

                1. re: sprmario

                  I always buy them the day they go on sale only because it marked on my calender. Do you think they are releasing only a little a time or did these events really all sell out in less than a day?

                  1. re: Suzie

                    i've noticed twice now that events have shown sold out... and then shown later as being available.

                    The sat grand tasting was the only event i was planning on going to, so i'm glad i bought early if it is sold out.

              2. Did anyone go to the Burger Bash last year? We love a good burger, but can't imagine how $150 per person could be justified by a burger tasting. Love to know what it entailed (like were there foie gras burgers?)

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                1. re: YosemiteSam

                  I heard the Burger Bash was good last year. The only complaint I heard last year was that during the BubbleQ, they ran out of champagne half-way through the event, not good!

                  1. re: butrfli1227

                    Yep, they ran out around 9pm but it was still a great event and I am going to go again this year.

                  2. re: YosemiteSam

                    Guess my question is moot as it already sold out! Jeez, that many people are ready to spring $150 for burgers? :)

                    Maybe it is the Rachel Ray connection that brings them in so hot and heavy, I have a feeling she could sell out an event titled "poop sandwiches" for $99 a head.

                  3. FYI Everyone, I got this email last week... If you are a Delta SkyMiles member, you can get a 15 % discount when you buy two Festival Weekend Passes*. The action-packed agenda features access to gourmet dinners, Publix Grand Tasting Village, and late-night parties. Just reference promotional code "deltasbwff2008N" when purchasing tickets.

                    *Available until January 11, 2008

                    1. Southbeach residents get a 15% discount if you only order by phone. I ordered online without knowing about the discount. Trying to get the $30 refunded to me

                      1. arghhh! i was SO planning to go this year...but two of the events i wanted are already sold out.

                        this sucks.

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                        1. re: goodhealthgourmet

                          try Ebay. There were tickets on it last year.

                        2. Got my tickets already for the Saturday Grand Tasting event.

                          Also, i was reading the letter that came along with it and apparently for having purchased w/ my American Express card I have access via the Amex entrance to the big tents.

                          Did anyone enter that way last year? If it lets you bypass that big giant crowd at the main entrace at 1pm i'll be very happy.

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                          1. re: sprmario

                            There was such confusion last year with getting into the tents. I hope they have worked it out this year.

                          2. Hi everyone, I had to go out of town last minute and did not have internet access. Unfortunately, by the time i got back in town the grand tastings had sold out. Does anyone have 2 extras to either day?

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                            1. re: mikek

                              how much are you willing to pay..I cant beleive they are already sold out...I might have bought two extra?

                              1. re: sharoni345

                                Can we discuss over email? I would rather not talk $$$ figures over a public board... michaelkucz@gmail.com thank you so much for your help

                                1. re: mikek

                                  There are some tickets for sale on this site but they are almost $500. Its about what I saw them going for last year on e-bay.

                                  1. re: Suzie

                                    As much as I would love to go, I think somewhere a line in the sand must be drawn, and that line may be the price of a weekend at the Atlantis or 4 incredible meals out haha. Thank you for the help with those sites though.