Miami’s Heritage Fuego to Feature Culinary Talents of South Florida Chefs

The food and wine festival at The Biltmore Hotel features over 2,500 pounds of delicacies.

The 13th annual Heritage Fuego, a live-fire, open-air culinary experience, is set to take place at The Biltmore Hotel in Coral Gables on Sunday, Nov. 12. The event will feature 20 South Florida chefs, each grilling heritage-bred proteins al fresco with inspiration from global food cultures. Among the participating chefs are Andrew Gonzalez of Rolled and Night Owl Cookies, Adam Darnell and Steve Santana of Nano Brewery, Greg Tetzner of Old Greg’s Pizza, Giorgio Rapicavoli of Luca Osteria and Eating House, Rick Mace of Tropical Smokehouse, Carlos Garcia of Leku, Sue Torres and Leanne Kelleher of Tides, Jeff Bud of Apocalypse BBQ, Josh Elliott of QP Tapas, Yoel Sanchez of Bricked Burgers, Louie Estrada of My Cuban Spot, Alex Kuk and Diego Ng of Temple Street Eatery, Nicholas Murray of Beaker & Gray, Fernando Desa of Goya Foods, Aaron Brooks of Edge Brasserie & Cocktail Bar, and Darien Borges and Ismael Llano of Pin Pan Pollo, with more to be announced.

The culinary event will also feature various heritage and heirloom foods. The list of foods includes dry-aged beef, pork, lamb, goat, rabbit, duck, fish, chicken, artisan cheeses, oysters, and vegetables. The event is produced by a21, formerly Agency 21 Consulting, the nation’s premier culinary experiential marketing agency. The event aims to educate consumers and create an unforgettable experience for guests. The event showcases honest food from real farmers prepared with love and precise technique.

“We take great joy in honoring our local heritage as we bring Heritage Fuego back to our beloved hometown of Miami,” Brett Friedman says, Partner and CEO of Agency 21. “Returning to Miami marks a wonderful opportunity to celebrate our 14-city tour as it ends in December. We eagerly anticipate our return, enriched by the local influences, as we craft vibrant, live-fire dishes complemented by exceptional wine, spirits, and cocktails.”

After tasting the delicacies, guests at Heritage Fuego can vote for the “Best Bite of the Day.” The winner will be crowned Heritage Hero and invited to participate in the first-ever Heritage Fire Grand Finale event at the 2024 Food Network South Beach Wine & Food Festival presented by Capital One. This event will feature the winners from all 2023 Heritage Fire tour stops and will take place on Sunday, Feb. 25, 2024, on the sands of South Beach. Alongside the live-fire culinary creations, the event will offer a curated selection of beers, wines and craft cocktails to complement the dishes.

For additional details and to purchase tickets, visit Heritagefiretour.com/miami/.

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Drew Limsky

Drew Limsky



Drew Limsky joined Lifestyle Media Group in August 2020 as Editor-in-Chief of South Florida Business & Wealth. His first issue of SFBW, October 2020, heralded a reimagined structure, with new content categories and a slew of fresh visual themes. “As sort of a cross between Forbes and Robb Report, with a dash of GQ and Vogue,” Limsky says, “SFBW reflects South Florida’s increasingly sophisticated and dynamic business and cultural landscape.”

Limsky, an avid traveler, swimmer and film buff who holds a law degree and Ph.D. from New York University, likes to say, “I’m a doctor, but I can’t operate—except on your brand.” He wrote his dissertation on the nonfiction work of Joan Didion. Prior to that, Limsky received his B.A. in English, summa cum laude, from Emory University and earned his M.A. in literature at American University in connection with a Masters Scholar Award fellowship.

Limsky came to SFBW at the apex of a storied career in journalism and publishing that includes six previous lead editorial roles, including for some of the world’s best-known brands. He served as global editor-in-chief of Lexus magazine, founding editor-in-chief of custom lifestyle magazines for Cadillac and Holland America Line, and was the founding editor-in-chief of Modern Luxury Interiors South Florida. He also was the executive editor for B2B magazines for Acura and Honda Financial Services, and he served as travel editor for Conde Nast. Magazines under Limsky’s editorship have garnered more than 75 industry awards.

He has also written for many of the country’s top newspapers and magazines, including The New York Times, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Miami Herald, Boston Globe, USA Today, Worth, Robb Report, Afar, Time Out New York, National Geographic Traveler, Men’s Journal, Ritz-Carlton, Elite Traveler, Florida Design, Metropolis and Architectural Digest Mexico. His other clients have included Four Seasons, Acqualina Resort & Residences, Yahoo!, American Airlines, Wynn, Douglas Elliman and Corcoran. As an adjunct assistant professor, Limsky has taught journalism, film and creative writing at the City University of New York, Pace University, American University and other colleges.