Calling all wine and food lovers! It’s a star-studded chef lineup of events over four days to celebrate the 13th Annual Palm Beach Food & Wine Festival. Headquartered at the Four Seasons Resort Palm Beach, the festival hosts events throughout the Palm Beaches including wine tastings, cocktail events, cooking demonstrations and wine dinners. The event is held Dec. 12-15, 2019 with the grand finale the Wine Spectator’s Grand Tasting held at the Palm Beach County Convention Center on Sunday, Dec. 15. While some of the events are sold-out, there are still plenty of events to attend.
New additions and highlights to this year’s Palm Beach Food & Wine Festival lineup include:
The Beef N Bourbon Experience, a dinner at Okeechobee Steakhouse hosted by Adam Richman.
SPICE, an Indian lunch at Avocado Grill (West Palm Beach location) hosted by chefs Maneet Chauhan, Pushkar Marathe along with chef-host Julien Gremaud.
A Dinner at Florie’s at the Four Seasons Resort hosted by chefs Jose Gamez and Brandon Salomon.
The Master Taste, a wine tasting at Virginia Philip Wine Shop & Academy with master sommelier Virginia Philip.
The Porch BBQ, a walk-around tasting event at Oceano Kitchen featuring New Orleans’ award-winning chef Stephen Stryjewski, with chef-hosts Jeremy and Cindy Bearman.
A full lineup of PBFWF event highlights include:
THURSDAY, DEC. 12
The four-day festival kicks off with four different sit-down dinners taking place throughout Palm Beach county all featuring five courses, beginning at 7 p.m.
·**New event – Hosted by Adam Richman and Michter’s Master Distiller Dan McKee, be sure not to miss the Festival’s newest Thursday night dinner at Okeechobee Steakhouse. The Beef N Bourbon Experience features a five-course dinner paired with rare selections of Michter’s. ($215 per person)
·PB CATCH Seafood & Raw Bar’s SUSTAIN dinner features masterful preparations of sustainable and eco-friendly seafood at the upscale casual restaurant, hosted by chef Aaron Black, and featuring guest chefs Jose Garces, Matthew Jennings, Charles Phan and Sarah Sipe. ($195 per person)
·At Buccan, The First Bite presented by Old School Bakery dinner is hosted by chef Clay Conley and Zach Bell and features chefs Michael Anthony, Marc Forgione and Alon Shaya. (Sold out)
·One Caribbean Night, A Bell & Evans Dining Series hosted by chef Julien Gremaud at Avocado Grill (Palm Beach Gardens), pays homage to the best ingredients the islands have to offer, and featured chefs Mike Lata, Dean Max and Jonathon Sawyer. ($195 per person)
FRIDAY, DEC. 13
Four lunch-event favorites return with all-new chef lineups, followed by a new dinner event at Four Seasons Resort, and the official kickoff party at the Breakers Palm Beach, Beach Club.
Photo: Chef Sean Brasel – Meat Market
·Join host chef Sean Brasel and featured chefs Richard Blais, Ben Ford and Sarah Grueneberg for a lively Lunch with Friends at Meat Market ($135 per person; 12 p.m.)
·Head to THE REGIONAL Kitchen & Public House for Southern Revival, A Bell & Evans Dining Series featuring Duckhorn Wines alongside host chef Lindsay Autry and featured chefs Michael Hackman, Tory McPhail, Sarah Sipe and Stephen Stryjewski. ($135 per person; 12 p.m.)
·Café Sapori will play host to GRAVY featuring Antinori Wines, the ultimate Italian feast. Chef Fabrizio Giorgi will host returning chefs Tony Mantuano, Joe Flamm and Elizabeth Falkner. ($135 per person; 12 p.m.)
·**New event – Experience SPICE at Avocado Grill, a 5-course sit down Indian lunch prepared by renowned chefs Maneet Chauhan and Pushkar Marathe along with Julian Gremaud of Avocado Grill, West Palm Beach. ($135 per person; 12 p.m.)
·**New event – At the Four Seasons Resort, A Dinner at Florie’s is hosted by chefs Jose Gamez and Brandon Salomon and will feature Four Seasons visiting masters. The dinner will be fueled by Florie’s open and live fire kitchen. ($195 per person; 7 p.m.)
·Dine, drink and dance the night away in the Breakers Palm Beach beach club for the Chef Welcome Party and Festival Kickoff, presented by Cheney Brothers. The party features live entertainment, a beachside walk-around tasting with carving stations as well as an open bar. (Sold out; 7 p.m.)
SATURDAY, DEC. 14
Mixing up the perfect combination of fun, food and learning, Saturday’s happenings include wine tastings, kids’ cooking events, as well as two outdoor lunches by the ocean, a poolside tasting in the evening, and an after-party.
Photo: Chef Marc Murphy
·Bring the kids to join chefs Marc Murphy and Maneet Chauhan for two sessions of Kids Kitchen at the Four Seasons Resort Palm Beach. The attendance fee includes admission for one kid and one accompanying parent. The first session starts at 9 a.m. hosted by Marc Murphy, and the second session starts at 10:30 a.m. hosted by Maneet Chauhan; each session lasts one-and-a-half hours. ($50 per child and accompanying adult – Session A is Sold out)
·**New event – Oenophiles should grab their tastevins and head straight to the Master Taste wine tasting with master sommelier Virginia Philip. This event is new to the Festival’s schedule and held at her namesake Wine Shop & Academy. ($125 per person; 11 a.m.)
·**New event – Skip breakfast and save your appetite for Porch BBQ featuring Paul Hobbs Winery, a walk-around tasting event at Oceano Kitchen, with chef-hosts Jeremy and Cindy Bearman, along with featured chef Stephen Stryjewski. ($100 per person; 12 p.m.)
·The fan favorite, Chillin’ & Grillin’, A Bell & Evans Dining Series event, returns to the Eau Palm Beach Resort & Spa. Host chef, Matthew Gale welcomes chefs Richard Blais, Marc Forgione, Mike Lata, Sarah Grueneberg, Dean Max, Charles Phan, Jonathan Sawyer and Alon Shaya to this walk-around poolside tasting. ($150 per person; 12:30 p.m.)
·On Saturday night at the Four Seasons Resort Palm Beach, chef Jose Gamez hosts INDULGE, a walk-around tasting event, featuring Michael Anthony, Mary Attea, Ashley Christensen, Elizabeth Falkner, Joe Flamm, Ben Ford, Jose Garces, Matthew Jennings, Anita Lo, Tony Mantuano and Marc Murphy. ($175 per person; 5:30 p.m.)
·**New event – Celebrate with top chefs Clay Conley and Zach Bell at After Hours-Chef After Party located at Grato. (No tickets required, Cash bar; 9 p.m.)
SUNDAY, DEC. 15
The festival wraps with three delicious dining events including two brunches and the Grand Tasting, which recently moved to a new time and location at the Palm Beach County Convention Center.
Photo: Chef Daniel Boulud
·Cooking legend Daniel Boulud along with Rick Mace host their much-anticipated Daniel & Friends brunch at Café Boulud at the Brazilian Court Hotel and welcome guest chefs Michael Anthony, Richard Blais, Elizabeth Falkner and Alon Shaya. Chef Boulud’s always-extravagant spread takes places in the hotel’s courtyard gardens with a free-flowing bar. (Sold out; 11 a.m.)
·Guest can also enjoy a sit-down brunch with chef Tim Lipman and featured guest chefs Tory McPhail and Ashley Christensen for the Festival’s Real Food Revolution, A Bell & Evans Dining Series, taking place at Coolinary Café. ($135 per person; 11 a.m.)
·The Wine Spectator’s Grand Tasting event will cap off the festival with more than 50+ restaurants and an anticipated 2,000 guests. Guests can watch in anticipation as chefs compete for the $10,000 charity prize at the Grand Chef Throwdown presented by Creekstone Farms with guest judges Robert Irvine and Adam Richman. ($95 per person; 3 p.m.)
For tickets and more information, visit www.PBFoodWineFest.com or call 877.503.9463.