PALM BEACH FOOD & WINE FESTIVAL 2016

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PALM BEACH FOOD & WINE FESTIVAL 2016PALM BEACH FOOD & WINE FESTIVAL RINGS IN A DECADE OF SUCCESS WITH CULINARY GIANTS AND THE ADDITION OF MUSIC TALENT COOLIO

PALM BEACH FOOD & WINE FESTIVAL 2016
PALM BEACH FOOD and WINE FESTIVAL 2015 Photo Credit: Sandy Axelrod
PALM BEACH FOOD & WINE FESTIVAL 2016
PALM BEACH FOOD and WINE FESTIVAL 2015 Photo Credit: Sandy Axelrod
PALM BEACH FOOD & WINE FESTIVAL 2016
PALM BEACH FOOD and WINE FESTIVAL 2015 Photo Credit: Sandy Axelrod

Four Events Added to Weekend Line-Up and Tickets Now on Sale at PBFoodWineFest.com

PALM BEACH, FLA. (September 2016) – Rolling out the culinary carpet, Palm Beach Food & Wine Festival toasts to 10, with an impressive chef lineup and expanded food program on Dec. 8-11 in various locations throughout the Palm Beaches. Headquartered at the Four Seasons Resort in Palm Beach, festival tickets are now on sale at pbfoodwinefest.com and include a collection of intimate and lively dinners, wine and cocktail tastings and cooking demonstrations. All events culminate with the Grand Tasting presented by Stoli at The Gardens Mall.

PALM BEACH FOOD & WINE FESTIVAL 2016
                        Daniel Boulud
PALM BEACH FOOD & WINE FESTIVAL 2016
Top Chef Season 13 Winner Jeremy Ford
PALM BEACH FOOD & WINE FESTIVAL 2016
Robert Irvine

Returning chefs and industry leaders include Daniel Boulud, Robert Irvine, Marc Murphy, Johnny Iuzzini, Elizabeth Falkner, Anita Lo, Jeff Mauro, Mike Lata, Jonathon Sawyer, Dean Max, Stephen Stryjewski, George Mendes, Ken Oringer, Michael Ruhlman, Virginia Willis and Beau MacMillan, Brad Kilgore, Giorgio Rapicavoli, Timon Balloo, alongside Palm Beach County favorites Clay Conley, Tim Lipman, Julien Gremaud, Josh Thomsen, Sean Brasel, Tory Martindale, Jeff Simms, Andrew Schor, Rick Mace, Zach Bell, Lindsay Autry and Aaron Black. These Festival veterans will be joined by exciting new additions, including Top Chef Season 13 winner, Jeremy Ford; and James Beard-recognized chefs Michelle Bernstein and Lee Wolen, Amanda Cohen, Richard Hales, Jose Mendin and national musician headline talent, Coolio.

Festival events begin Thursday, Dec. 8, with dinners held simultaneously at Palm Beach’s most popular restaurants Būccan and PB CATCH Seafood & Raw Bar with the addition of a new dinner at Avocado Grill. Over the subsequent four days, guests will take part in an official kick-off party at The Breakers Palm Beach presented by Cheney Brothers followed by a bevy of fun tasting events at host resort, Four Seasons Resort Palm Beach: the annual Chillin’ N’ Grillin’ presented by The Gardens Mall, industry panel discussions, a Street Food competition featuring a Battle Royal presented by SYSCO, children’s cooking demonstrations presented by Whole Foods Market and Sunday brunch and Daniel & Friends hosted at Café Boulud presented by Old School Bakery. Additional new events include a luncheon at THE REGIONAL Kitchen & Public House – Autry’s highly anticipated new concept; a “Rise and Dine” walk-around beachfront breakfast with chef’s Brad Kilgore, Giorgio Rapicavoli, Lee Wolen and Josh Thomsen; and Lunch at The Grill hosted by chef Andrew Schor.
Palm Beach Food & Wine Festival 2016 event highlights include:
THURSDAY, DEC. 8
Chefs Anita Lo, George Mendes, Ken Oringer, and Aaron Black make ocean sustainability sexy in SUSTAIN, a seafood-inspired, five-course sit down dinner hosted at PB CATCH Seafood & Raw Bar. ($170 per person; 7 p.m.)
Expect the unexpected at The First Bite, a four-course sit down with Charleston’s southern charmer, Mike Lata as he joins Clay Conley and others at his open-kitchen concept restaurant, Būccan. ($170 per person; 7 p.m.)
Enjoy healthy, fresh food at A Rustic Root, a five-course sit down dinner hosted at Avocado Grill with chefs Amanda Cohen, Elizabeth Falkner, and Dean James Max along with Julien Gremaud. ($150 per person; 7 p.m.)
FRIDAY, DEC. 9
Miami flair meets Palm Beach sophistication in Miami Takeover at Sean Brasel’s Meat Market. Miami chefs Timon Balloo, Jeremy Ford, Richard Hales, and Jose Mendin will serve up a Miami-inspired lunch menu at Meat Market Palm Beach, Brasel’s spin off of his South Beach flagship. ($99 per person; 12 p.m.)
A unique and soulful perspective on America’s time-honored cuisine will be showcased at the Southern Revival, a four-course sit down lunch hosted by THE REGIONAL Kitchen & Public House with chefs Michelle Bernstein, Stephen Stryjewski, Virginia Willis and Lindsay Autry. ($99 per person; 12 p.m.)
The official kick-off soiree, Chef Welcome Party presented by Cheney Brothers returns to The Breakers Resort Palm Beach in its entire red carpet splendor. With the resort’s executive chef Jeff Simms at the helm along with Master Sommelier Virginia Philip, expect a unique theme for the many food stations, passed bites, delicious wines and specialty cocktails. ($150 per person; 7 p.m.)
SATURDAY, DEC. 10
Kids Kitchens presented by Whole Foods Market encourages children to become the next generation of top chefs. Chefs Robert Irvine and Jeremy Ford guide mini sous chefs in hands-on classes held at the Four Seasons Resort in Palm Beach. ($45 per person, includes 1 child & 1 adult; 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.)
Rise and Dine. Join chefs Brad Kilgore, Giorgio Rapicavoli, Lee Wolen and Josh Thomsen beachside and enjoy a walk-around breakfast with a view hosted at the Ocean Breeze Kitchen at the Eau Resort & Spa Palm Beach. ($75 per person; 9 a.m.)
Chillin’ N’ Grillin’ presented by The Gardens Mall challenges some of the industry culinary favorites like Johnny Iuzzini, Anita Lo, Jeff Mauro, Marc Murphy, Ken Oringer and Tony Martindale to reimagine how they grill up their favorite dishes. This event is held poolside at the Four Seasons Resort in Palm Beach. ($125 per person; 12:30 p.m.)
Lunch at The Grill offers a seat at the highly sought after Palm Beach Grill – Hillstone and encourages guests to enjoy a delicious four-course sit down lunch by Chef Andrew Schor. ($99 per person; 12 p.m.)
Street Food: Battle Royal presented by SYSCO brings out the competitive side of our culinary participants. In this street-friendly food competition held in front of the Four Seasons Resort in Palm Beach, chefs Zach Bell, Julien Gremaud, Robert Irvine, Mike Lata, Tim Lipman, Beau MacMillan, Tory Martindale and Jonathon Sawyer battle for bragging rights. Prizes will be awarded for People’s Choice and judge’s Best Bite. Special guest judges include Elizabeth Falkner, Johnny Iuzzini, Marc Murphy and Jeff Mauro. ($125 per person; 7 p.m.)
After Hours at Imoto. This late night cocktail party includes late night bites, wine-pairing and open bar. Attire is smart casual. Clay Conley is the chef on site. ($99 per person; 11 p.m. until late)
SUNDAY, DEC. 11
Daniel & Friends presented by Old School Bakery, takes Sunday brunch to the next level at internationally renowned chef Daniel Boulud’s restaurant, Café Boulud at The Brazilian Court Hotel. This casual brunch features tables of satisfying mid-morning dishes presented in collaboration with Chef Rick Mace. ($125 per person; 11 a.m.)
10th Annual Grand Tasting presented by Stoli. The Gardens Mall in Palm Beach Gardens welcomes the festival and more than 60 of South Florida’s hottest restaurants to serve up their celebrated dish. Throughout the venue, guests will encounter music from local bands and DJs, a main stage full of action, celebrity chef book signings, holiday-inspired displays, Stoli Mule & Beer Garden, a runway fashion show and more. Guests will enjoy a variety of tastings, from many participating restaurants and wineries. For the grand PBFWF conclusion, the crowd will cheer on three local chefs as they compete in the Grand Chef Throwdown presented by Creekstone Farms for the $10,000 prize. ($75 per person; 5 p.m.)
Special priced festival packages are available through pbfoodwinefest.com. Options include the PBFWF Passport Package with access to all events for a 25 percent savings, the Four Seasons TASTE Package offering an exclusive price of a 15 percent savings to every Four Seasons Resort-hosted event, and the Pick 4 Package, which allows guests to select four events for a 20 percent savings and Lunch Pass which offers a 10 percent savings for multiple sit-down lunches. Packages exclude tickets to Kids Kitchens.
For more details about individual events, chef biographies, press information and how to purchase tickets, please visit pbfoodwinefest.com or call 877.503.9463. For daily updates, follow the festival on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook @pbfoodwinefest or #pbfwf. For sponsorship inquiries, please contact sponsorship@pbfoodwinefest.com.

About the Palm Beach Food & Wine Festival The Palm Beach Food & Wine Festival is produced by Brickhouse Public Relations with support from community partners Host Hotel Four Seasons Resort Palm Beach, Breakthru Beverage, Cadillac, Cheney Brothers, The Gardens Mall, SYSCO, The Breakers Palm Beach, Café Boulud, Būccan, PB Catch Seafood & Raw Bar, Meat Market VerTerra, Stoli, Old School Bakery, Creekstone Farms, ChefWorks, Stella Artois, Eau Resort & Spa Palm Beach, Palm Beach Grill, Avocado Grill, THE REGIONAL Kitchen & Public House, Palm Beach Illustrated, iHeart Radio and Whole Foods Market. After nine successful years, the Palm Beach Food & Wine Festival returns to the balmy island of Palm Beach and beyond for its 10th annual affair on Dec. 8-11, 2016. Held at a time when South Florida experiences its best weather of the year, PBFWF celebrates incredible foods prepared by some of the world’s most renowned chefs, enjoyed in a variety of the resort’s most idyllic settings—an allure that keeps even the most discerning gourmands coming back each year to experience this palatable festival.

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