The Zoological Society of Florida and Zoo Miami are hosting Feast With the Beasts on March 7, 2014 to celebrate wildlife and tantalize your palates with tastes of the most extraordinary dishes created by some of South Florida’s most renowned fine food establishments. Proudly presented by Ryder, Feast With the Beasts will help support the Zoological Society of Florida’s wildlife education and conservation programs on behalf of Zoo Miami.
From 8 p.m. – 12 a.m., Feast With the Beasts returns in its 21st year as one of the best events in town featuring tastes from 40 local restaurants & caterers, full open bars, wild animal encounters, live entertainment, and complimentary valet parking. To date, some of the featured restaurants and caterers that will be present include: Blue Martini, Chef Adrianne’s, China Grill, Kitchen 305, Ruth’s Chris Steak House, Shake Shack, Shula’s 347 Grill, Bonefish Grill, Delicious Catering Services, Inc., Fit2Go, Crave, Sidewalk Salads, Devon Seafood & Steak, Ortanique on the Mile, Badia, The Oceanaire, Taverna Opa, Dave and Busters, Taste of the Wild, Mango Café at Fruit & Spice Park, Biscayne Tavern, Pollo Tropical, Crepe Maker, and more. Dessert providers include: Blue Bell Creameries, Misha’s Cupcakes, and World Famous Bassetts Ice Cream.
After all of the wining and dining, every guest is invited to burn off the calories at Ron Magill’s Spectacular Dance Party from 10 p.m. – 12 a.m. at the Main Stage with live entertainment by Jon Saxx and Endless Possibilities, and the hottest DJ in town playing the latest tunes.
Admission tickets to FWTB are available for $175 and VIP Cocktail Reception tickets that include admission to the main event are $225. VIP cocktail reception is at 7 p.m. Beastkeeper Passports are $500 and include the above plus access to the exclusive Beastkeeper lounge sponsored by Bacardi USA. Safari chic attire is encouraged. Those planning on attending should make reservations. Sponsorship packages are also available. Visit www.fwtb.org or call (305) 255-5551 to purchase tickets or for more information.
FWTB 2014 is presented by Ryder. Harpy Eagle sponsors include: FPL. Toucan sponsors include: Assurant; Carnival Foundation; CapTrust; Susan & Larry Kahn; United Property Management; Groupon; West Kendall Baptist Hospital; Main Street Children’s Dentistry & Orthodontics; GSK; Shutts & Bowen, LLP. Anaconda sponsors include: Minnie Bandel; Manny Gonzalez, MGM Foundation; Bill & Jill Moore; Dadeland Animal Hospital; U.S. Trust; Perry Ellis International; Casino Miami Jai-Alai; Parrot Fish Studio; Regis; BB&T; Morris & Reynolds Insurance; Rodtech Engineering; URS. Media Sponsors include AroundTown Magazine; SocialMiami.com; Miami New Times. The Official Liquor Sponsor is Bacardi. The Official Stage & Lighting Sponsor is Reflections Productions. In-kind sponsors are: Pepsi; Caidal Events; ABC Bartending Schools; Southern Golf Cars, Inc.; Hi Tec Graphics; Parrot Fish Studio; L & M Engraving & Trophy, Inc.; Winn Dixie; Bayfront Floral & Event Design.
The Zoological Society of Florida is a non-profit 501(c)(3) that supports Zoo Miami through education, conservation and outreach programs; marketing and public relations; volunteer services and financial support for the construction of new exhibits. Zoo Miami is located at 12400 SW 152 street; Miami, FL 33177. General zoo admission is: $15.95/adult, plus tax and $11.95/child (3-12) plus tax. Children under two, zoo members, and parking are free. Zoo Miami’s hours are 9:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.; ticket booths close at 4 p.m. For more information please visit http://www.zoomiami.org.