Let’s Celebrate

As VeritageMiami Chairpersons, Jorge & Melinda Gonzalez are able to combine their love of food and wine with their passion for making Miami the very best it can be.
Text by Sandy Lindsey | January 31, 2019 | Lifestyle

Jorge Gonzalez, President & CEO of City National Bank, and his wife Melinda, are firm believers in building a Stronger Miami by supporting United Way of Miami-Dade’s VeritageMiami. “The Gonzalez Family is building a Stronger Miami one plate at a time,” they say. “We all want a Miami where all our residents have the opportunity to become financially stable so they can care for themselves and their families, where all of our children are educated and prepared to succeed in life and work, and where people are healthy because they have access to the services they need. This event supports United Way’s work to improve the education, financial stability and health of our neighbors.” The 23rd showcase of top sommeliers, illustrious chefs, prestigious wines and breweries kicks off on Feb. 7 with a festive Craft Beer Tasting featuring dozens of brews and bites stations taking over Wynwood Walls. March is even more delicious with the Bubbly Brunch with Pubbelly’s Chef José Mendín on the Feb. 5; followed by the Interactive Dinner on Feb. 15 where more than 600 energetic guests will prepare a 3-course meal under the direction of James Beard Award-Winning Chef Fabio Trabocchi. “To become a truly great city, it’s essential that all our neighbors have a chance to participate in our community’s advancement and we all have a responsibility to make that happen,” they say. “The best way we know to make a difference is by getting involved in United Way.”;