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Goya Closes The SBWFF In Latin Style

Finka's Lovely Pork Dish, photo by lee kleinPork Belly at Goya's Swine & Wine, photo by lee kleinPork Carnitas by Tacology, photo by lee kleinMaking Tacos, photo by lee kleinGoya's Swine & Wine, photo by lee kleinThe Lovely Biltmore, photo by lee kleinChef Todd Ericson, photo by lee kleinSakaya Kitceh at Goya's Swine & Wine, photo by lee kleinPork Banh Mi, photo by lee kleinHavana Club Rum, photo by lee kleinGoya's Swine & Wine Event, photo by lee klein

For the seventh consecutive year, Goya Foods was an active participant in the South Beach Wine & Food Festival. Once again, the company sponsored all the happenings at the Grand Tasting Village, but this time around Goya also served as the Official Latin Foods Provider. As part of the company’s expanding role at the food and wine gathering, this past Sunday the festival closed out with Goya Foods’ Swine, Wine & Spirits party at the Biltmore Hotel.

Pork Belly at Goya's Swine & Wine, photo by lee klein

Finka's Lovely Pork Dish, photo by lee klein

Sakaya Kitceh at Goya's Swine & Wine, photo by lee klein

Many of Miami’s top chefs participated, including Richard Hales of Sakaya Kitchen and Blackbrick Chinese; Cindy Hutson of Ortanique and Zest; Eileen Andrade of Finka Table & Tap; Todd Ericson of HuaHua’s Taqueria in South Beach and the newer Society in Ft. Myers; Fernando Desa, Goya’s executive chef, who teamed with Sean Brasel of Meat Market; and Giorgio Rapicavoli of Eating House and Glass & Vine, who hosted the evening (which was presented by The National Pork Board).

The Lovely Biltmore, photo by lee klein

Goya's Swine & Wine Event, photo by lee klein

Pork belly, pork rib, pork cheek, pork tacos, pork bollitos, pork banh mi…with crafted Latin cocktails poured by Bacardi and by Havana Rum Club, Latin music, dancing under the stars, Red Stripe beer, cigars…it was quite the affair.

Havana Club Rum, photo by lee klein

Pork Carnitas by Tacology, photo by lee klein

Making Tacos, photo by lee klein

Bravo to Goya: It makes sense that America’s largest Hispanic-owned food company should close out the South Florida food festival with a Latin-accented bash.

Chef Todd Ericson, photo by lee kleinGoya's Swine & Wine, photo by lee klein