MIAMI BEACH (CBSMiami) – The South Beach Wine and Food Festival is back for its 18th year, bringing fabulous food and famous chefs and foodies in town from around the world.READ MORE: US Education Department To Take "Enforcement Action" If Florida Goes Forward With Defunding Broward And Alachua School Districts.
Thursday night was the popular party in the sand known as Barilla Italian Bites on the Beach, behind The Delano Hotel.READ MORE: Florida Gas Prices At Highest Level Since 2014
Back as host this year – TV personality and host Giada De Laurentiis.
CBS4’s Lisa Petrillo talked to the chef about why this festival has become so popular.MORE NEWS: Pembroke Pines Police Say No Credibility In Viral Online School Threat
You can watch the conversation above.