Zoological Society of Florida Host Feast with the Beasts on March 1 at Zoo Miami


Zoological Society of Florida Host Feast with the Beasts on March 1 at Zoo Miami

Presented by Ryder, Feast With The Beasts (FWTB) is the legendary fundraiser that combines tastes from more than 40 South Florida restaurants, full open bars, wild animal encounters and live entertainment at Zoo Miami

MIAMI, FL – February 14, 2013- The Zoological Society of Florida and the Host Committee are hosting Feast With The Beasts on March 1, 2013 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 PM to midnight, Feast With The Beasts returns in its 20th 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 wineries that will be present include:  Blue Martini, Chef Adrianne’s, China Grill, Kitchen 305, Ruth’s Chris Steak House, Schnebly’s Winery, Shake Shack, Shula’s 347 Grill, and Trattoria Sole.   Dessert and coffee providers include:  Blue Bell Creameries, Contenti Cupcakes, Starbucks, Unique Designer’s Cake, 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 PM to midnight at the Main Stage with live entertainment by Jon Saxx and Endless Possibilities and the hottest DJ in town playing the latest tunes. 

"We’re so proud to have been celebrating this wonderful fundraiser, Feast With The Beasts, now for two decades!! We are honored to chair this event again and hope to raise much needed funds for the Zoological Society of Florida," said Irene Korge and Ana VeigaMilton 2013 FWTB Co-Chairs.

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 pm.  Beastkeeper Passport’s are $500 and include the above plus access to the exclusive Beastkeeper lounge, The Lion’s Den.  Safari chic attire is encouraged.  Those planning on attending should make advanced reservations.  Sponsorship packages are also available.  Visit www.fwtb.org or call (305) 255-5551 to purchase tickets or for more information. 

FWTB 2013 is presented by Ryder.  Harpy Eagle sponsors include: Berenguer Group, FPL, GreenbergTraurig, and United Property Management. Toucan sponsors include: Assurant, Carnival Foundation, Cap Trust, Goldstein Schecter Koch, HSBC Private Bank, Lydecker/Diaz Attorneys at Law, Mercantil Commercebank, Regis HR Group, Shutts & Bowen LLP, Susan & Larry Kahn, United Way of Miami-Dade, and U.S. Trust.  Anaconda sponsors include:  Academica, Allen, Norton & Blue, Casino Miami Jai Alai, Dadeland Animal Hospital, Kabat-Schertzer-De La Torre, Minnie Bandel, MGM Manny Gonzalez Foundation and Parrot Fish Studio.  Media Sponsors include AroundTown Magazine, Magic 102.7 FM, Miami Herald, Miami New Times, and Social Miami.  The Official Liquor Sponsor is Bacardi and The Official Stage & Lighting Sponsor is Reflections Productions. 

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 AM – 5:30 PM; ticket booths close at 4 P.M.  For more information please visit http://www.zoomiami.org.

Media Contact:

Zoological Society of Florida 

Cindy Castelblanco 

Office: 305-255-5551, ext. 111 

Cell: 305-793-9813