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It's officially tourists season here in Miami. With that comes big tips for the city's hard-working service industry, high temperatures, and an influx of New Yorkers -- particularly those fleeing that big storm. There are also premier events like the South Beach Wine & Food Festival and Miami Dade College's Miami International Film Festival (MIFF).
For the third year in a row, the film festival will host Culinary Cinema, which marries the best parts of these two premiere events. Jaie Laplante, Executive Director of MIFF has teamed up with Lee Brian Schrager, creator of the SoBeWFF, to develop restaurant pairings for five of the festival's films.
"Film is a passion of mine and I really enjoyed collaborating with Jaie on this year's program," noted Schrager. "The 2015 line-up really showcases, on a global level that wine and food experiences bring out great personal stories that everyone can connect with."
Festival attendees will be able to go online and purchase pairing packages to each of the films selected. The package includes a movie ticket, a three-course-meal, and wine provided by Frederick Wildman and Sons.More »