The event is held at The Kampong an exotic botanical oasis in Coconut Grove that offers a glorious
setting to enjoy fine wine and gourmet foods.
Regarded as one of the most important food and wine events on the Miami social calendar, Bali Ha’i at The Kampong has sold out each of its sixteen years with over 500 upscale gourmets in attendance. Bali Ha’i will entertain guests with exquisite wines, champagnes and exotic libations along with tempting culinary samplings from 25 top South Florida restaurants. Restaurant participants announced to date include: Ortanique on the Mile, Bimini Boatyard, Chef Allen’s, 1500 at the Eden Roc, 3030 Ocean, Mango Café at The Fruit & Spice Park, Por Fin, Florida International University Café and Techniques Restaurant at Le Cordon Bleu and manuy others.
Always a highlight of the event is our “People’s Choice Awards” selected by attending guests at our main event from previous year’s. Featured at our VIP “Party Under The Palms”, from 4 to 5 PM are People’s Choice Winner’s Chef Cindy Hutson – Ortanique on the Mile, Chef Marco Ferraro – Wynwood Kitchen & Bar and Chef Brandon Whitestone – Chef Allen’s Restaurant.
The event, a collaborative effort between The Kampong and the South Florida Chapter of The American Institute of Wine & Food, raises funds to maintain and expand The Kampong’s tropical botanical collection, providing a living classroom and laboratory for visiting scientists, students, and garden visitors. Bali Ha’i also raises funds to further the goals of the American Institute of Wine & Food, providing educational and nutrition based programs (Days of Taste) and scholarships to some of the finest culinary institutes in South Florida.