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Taste of sbe 2018: The Ultimate Epicurean Showcase Features International Celebrity Chefs in Los Angeles, Miami, Bahamas

With an uncompromising entrepreneurial instinct and personal style, sbe Founder, Chairman and CEO, Sam Nazarian has been a transformative force in revolutionizing contemporary hospitality. In only a decade, Nazarian has defined “the scene” in Los Angeles and beyond.

Now, sbe is bringing a star-studded chef line-up to Los AngelesMiami and The Bahamas spanning three weekends of world-class collaborations in partnership with Rolling Stone Magazine.  Chefs Danny Elmaleh, Martin HeierlingJames Beard Award Winner Michael SchwartzKatsuya UechiJose IcardiMakoto Okuwa and Dario Cecchini will unite to present custom tastings, extravagant cuisine, interactive demonstrations and the finest spirit and cuisine pairings.

Chef Danny Elmaleh

In true sbe fashion, this exceptional culinary experience will be complemented by not-to-be-missed partiescelebrity DJs and late-night celebrations with music tailored by Allison Hegendorf.  Plus, book accommodations under the Taste of sbe room package at Mondrian in Los Angeles, SLS South Beach, Mondrian South BeachDelano South Beach, Shore Club, SLS BrickellHyde Midtown or SLS LUX Brickell in Miami or SLS Baha Mar in the Bahamas and receive complimentary bites and sips at all participating sbe restaurant and lounges in the region.


sbe is a global lifestyle hospitality company with a 360-degree lifestyle experience.  Taste of sbe is born out of our desire to bring unique experiences to our guests and offer an exclusive opportunity in three of our hottest locales: Miami, LA and The Bahamas,” said Sam Nazarian, Founder and CEO of sbe. “We pride ourselves on being able to curate a lineup of all-star chefs to collaborate across our brands, all united under the sbe umbrella.”

James Beard Award Winner Michael Schwartz

“I’m so excited to be part of this incredible line up of sbe celebrity chefs and be part of this revolutionary program,” said Chef Makoto Okuwa. “The collective talent within sbe is second to none, and the diversity of experience and expertise that they bring to the table as a whole is unparalleled. I’m looking forward to adding my style and experience to the mix and working alongside these celebrated chefs.”

A percentage of proceeds from all ticket sales will benefit the local Make-A-Wish Chapters and sbe will also grant a wish of a vacation to a child and his/her family to The Bahamas for a two-night experience at SLS Baha Mar.

The first Grand Weekend takes place in Los Angeles, October 20-21, and will kick off with a Veuve Clicquot Rose and Whispering Angel Brunch at Cleo Third Street, followed by a weekend of activities and events that includes private shopping experiences on Rodeo Drive, cooking classes, a Grand Dinner at Skybar at Mondrian Los Angeles, Farewell Brunch at Doheny Room and more.

Katsuya Uechi

Heading east across the country to Miami, the second Grand Weekend runs October 25-28 starting with Celebrity Taste at SLS South Beach on Thursday evening with participation from The Bazaar by José Andrés, Leynia, Katsuya, Fi’lia by Michael Schwartz, Makoto and K Ramen.Burger.Beer. Saturday’s temptations include an interactive Sushi Making Class and lunch at Katsuya South Beach followed by a Grand Dinner in Delano’s iconic lobby complete with special live performances. The weekend concludes in style with a Farewell Brunch at Diez y Seis.

The final Grand Weekend takes place on the private beaches of SLS Baha Mar resort in The Bahamas from November 15-18 where the coveted ticket on Friday night provides access to a one-of-a-kind tasting event at Bungalow Pool with celebrated chefs Dario CecchiniMichael Schwartz and Danny Elmaleh topping off with an after-party at Bond Nightclub with special guest performance.  On Saturday, guests experience a Grand Dinner White Party, held on the private Baha Mar Pier.  A Farewell Brunch at Cleo Mediterráneo on Sunday brings the memorable weekend to a close.  

Founder and CEO of sbe Sam Nazarian

Individual tickets are available for each event throughout all three weekends, ranging from $55 to $500, as well as all-access packages.  The weekends are presented by Rolling Stone, Heineken, Lincoln, Fever Tree, Diageo, Moet Hennessy, The Patron Company (Bahamas only), Pepsi and Red Bull.

For further information visit and follow #tasteofsbe, #worldofsbe and #thisisbeyond to unlock your passport for the finest experiences that sbe has to offer.

Joe Wehinger
Joe Wehinger (nicknamed Joe Winger) has written for over 20 years about the business of lifestyle and entertainment. Joe is an entertainment producer, media entrepreneur, public speaker, and C-level consultant who owns businesses in entertainment, lifestyle, tourism and publishing. He is an award-winning filmmaker, published author, member of the Directors Guild of America, International Food Travel Wine Authors Association, WSET Level 2 Wine student, WSET Level 2 Cocktail student, member of the LA Wine Writers. Email to: [email protected]
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