South Beach Seafood Week       |       October 21 - 24, 2020       |       Miami Beach, Florida

South Beach Seafood Festival: In The Kitchen with Red, the Steakhouse South Beach and Stacy Moya

Enjoy this “In The Kitchen” guest article by Stacy Moya who got ready for South Beach Seafood Festival with Red, The Steakhouse South Beach.

Hello Seafood Festival Lovers! Stacy Moya here featuring one of my all-time-favorites, Red, the Steakhouse South Beach as we prepare for the South Florida’s best seafood festival.

South Beach Seafood Festival

Later this month, the popular week-long event takes place for its 7th year.

  • The festivities begin at Joe’s Stone Crab on Tuesday, October 22nd.
  • The fun continues Wednesday and Thursday with indulgent VIP parties at Meat Market Miami and Shore Club South Beach respectively.
  • Friday night’s Chef Showdown is an epic beach bash featuring live chef battles plus complimentary five-star cuisine and flowing drinks (it’s one of my all-time favorite events).
  • On Saturday, October 26th you’ll find over 10,000 seafood enthusiasts on the sands of South Beach enjoying the main event: The South Beach Seafood Festival.

Use code 10OFF2019 to save $10 on tickets here.

Chef Peter Vauthy

In anticipation of the decadence to come, I sat down with the man, the myth, the legend; Chef Peter Vauthy of Red, the Steakhouse South Beach.

Forget what you think you know about Peter because I had the opportunity to speak with him and have the scoop for you.

For instance, did you know that Peter has a masters in political science and public policies and was interviewing for a position with a congressman? Yup, it’s true.

It wasn’t until his mom encouraged him to pursue the culinary arts that he enrolled at L’Academy de Cuisine, where he made French onion soup with just an onion and water on his first day. If you’ve had the pleasure of tasting his food, it comes as no surprise to you that he graduated with honors.

Peter lives in South Beach approximately two blocks from Red and rides his bicycle to work. He also has two dogs; French bulldog, Capone, and American Eskimo, Peanut, with whom he loves to watch the sunset at Monty’s.

Photo: Miami Food Pug

 

Red, the Steakhouse South Beach is primarily known for its top notch steaks and has earned the title of Best Steakhouse in Miami from countless outlets over the years. BUT…

…you may not know that Peter actually prefers to prepare pasta (hence that creamy cacio é pepe many can find on Red’s menu) and seafood!

I saw him pull the meat off a 1lb lobster in a snap, coat it in butter, stuff it with fresh crab, and pop it in the oven in a matter of minutes.

Photo: Stacy Moya

 

The two-time champion of the South Beach Seafood Festival’s Chef Showdown hung up his competition gloves— err… knives in 2017 and now lends his expertise as a judge for the event.

The festival’s adrenaline fueled Friday night blowout, which takes place on October 25th this year, is one of those experiences you have to see to believe.

Peter hopes the returning competitors took his advice from the previous two years he’s been judging and upped their game. Plus, guests get a vote as well!

I’m excited to try everyone’s competition-level cuisine and cast my vote! We will “sea” who takes the 2019 title soon enough.

This year, attendees can look forward to Red’s decadent crab cakes, and mouth watering surf & turf kabobs to tame their appetites while partying on the sand. Oh, and here’s that massive crab stuffed lobster I mentioned earlier and it was delicious.

Photo: Stacy Moya

 

Conclusion

Mouth watering yet? Join me on South Beach for the best Florida festival all year! Use code 10OFF2019 to save $10 on tickets here.

I can’t wait to see everyone on the sand!

-Stacy Moya

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SOUTH BEACH SEAFOOD WEEK

An Evening At Joe's
Wed, October 21, 2020
Crabs, Slabs, & Cabs
Thu, October 22, 2020
VIP Chef Showdown
Fri, October 23, 2020
South Beach Seafood Festival
Sat, October 24, 2020