Viva Veritage

VeritageMiami is celebrating 25 years of uniting foodies for a cause with a hybrid series format — offering interactive virtual and in-person participation. There’s truly something for everyone, all to benefit the community.
Words by Sandy Lindsey | March 26, 2021 | Lifestyle

VeritageMiami brings together a who’s who of wine, beer, spirits and food lovers with top sommeliers, notable chefs, prestigious wineries, breweries and exclusive auctions. The 2021 star-studded lineup includes Chef Adrianne Calvo, James Beard Award-Winning Chef Michael Schwartz, Chef Justin Flit and Chef Niven Patel. What’s more, all three highly-anticipated main events are back: The Farm To Fork Brunch on Apr. 11; Craft Beer Tasting on May 13; and Interactive Dinner on May 14.  In line with the times, guests have the opportunity to choose to participate virtually or in-person from the comfort of their homes for each event. Virtual participants will receive meal and beverage kits for up to 8 guests as well as exclusive livestream access. Since the start of the pandemic, United Way of Miami-Dade has distributed more than $31 million for emergency assistance and relief positively impacting 70,000 individuals and 445 small businesses. They have galvanized 1,900 volunteers who dedicated more than 6,800 hours to ensure families including children, older adults and veterans receive food, care and PPE kits. In the last quarter century, VeritageMiami has raised more than $13 million for a stronger Miami. This year’s event proceeds will continue to benefit their work in financial stability, health and education;