Palm Beach Wine and Food Festival Schedule Announced; Tickets Now on Sale

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Broward and Palm Beach counties seem to have food festivals, like, every other weekend. If it's not a beer fest, it's a wine fest or particular city, town, neighborhood, street, or whatever else.

It's cultural events such as these that draw seasonal and year-round residents to this active little region of ours.

Although any occasion that includes tons of food and alcoholic drinks is never going to be a bad time, one local event stands out from the pack by drawing in celebrity chefs such as Daniel Boulud and Restaurant Impossible's Robert Irvine from across the country. That little gathering, which was just noted in the Wall Street Journal earlier this week, would be the Palm Beach Wine and Food Festival; and it just released its lineup, schedule, and tickets for 2013.

See Also: Palm Beach Food & Wine Festival 2012

Taking place Friday, December 13, through Tuesday, December 17, the five-day festival will bring in new and returning celebrity chefs from South Florida and around the country.

"After months of hard work and planning, we're excited to announce we've expanded the schedule of events, such as Kids Kitchen, a hands-on cooking class with Robert Irivne and Christina Tosi; chef afterparties Cloud 9 and Cypress Room High Tea; and the roster of new chefs and television personalities like Ted Allen, Todd English, Christina Tosi, Amanda Freitag, and Johnny Iuzzini to the festival," said event organizer David Sabin. "And of course, we're glad to welcome back chefs like Daniel Boulud, Robert Irvine, Marc Murphy, David Burke, and many more. Now we're just looking forward to the actual festival!"

Friday, December 13

Chef Talk

Location: Four Seasons Resort, Palm Beach

Time: 11 a.m. to noon

Participating Talent: Amanda Freitag, Robert Irvine, Jeff Mauro, Marc Murphy, and others. Marc Summers is moderating.

Marc Summers and the chefs will be weighing in on "reality TV to stardom" in this industry-only chat.

Get Served!

Location: Four Seasons Resort, Palm Beach

Time: 2 p.m.

Participating Talent: Robert Irvine, Jeff Mauro, Clay Conley, and others.

Celebrity chefs will be putting down their knives and battling it out on the resort's volleyball court. This is a free event.

Daniel & Friends

Location: Cafe Boulud, Palm Beach

Time: 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Participating Talent: Daniel Boulud and Rick Mace; wines by Sommelier Mariya


As per usual, the festival kicks off in the courtyard of the Brazilian Court with passed hors d'oeuvres, creative cocktails, small plates, and, of course, mingling celebrity chefs. The cost to attend id $100.

See Also: Event Coverage: Palm Beach Food and Wine Fest 2012 Kick-Off at Cafe Boulud (Photos)


Location: Four Seasons Resort

Time: 11 p.m. to 2 a.m.

Participating Talent: Christina Tosi, Jennifer Reed, and others.

Dinner should always culminate with dessert. Finish the night with pastry powerhouses Johnny Iuzzini, Christina Tosi and Jennifer Reed as well as Four Seasons executive chef Darryl Moiles at this late-night event. Tickets are $75 per person

Saturday, December 14

Kids Kitchens

Location: Four Seasons Resort

Time: 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. with Robert Irvine; and 10:30 a.m. to noon with Christina Tosi.

With two courses -- and two celebrity chefs -- to choose from, parents and little get to learn how to cook kid-friendly dishes. Each class is limited to 25 kids. The cost to attend is $45 per person.

Chef Talk

Location: Four Seasons Resort

Time: 11a.m. to noon

Participating Talent: Michael Schwartz, Mike Lata, Stephen Stryjewski, Giorgio Rapicavoli, and others. Ted Allen is moderating.

For this industry-only talk, Ted Allen and the participating chefs will be discussing the James Beard Foundation and the ways in which it has inspired their careers.

Chillin n' Grillin

Location: Four Seasons Resort

Time: 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Participating Talent: Amanda Freitag, Robert Irvine, Jeff Mauro, Dean Max, Darryl Moiles, Marc Murphy and others. Ted Allen is hosting.

Taking place poolside, this laid-back party will feature celebrity chefs grilling away in the sun. The cost to attend is $95 per person.

An Evening in the Garden of Good and Evil

Location: The Breakers, Palm Beach

Time: 7 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.

Participating Talent: Jeff Simms, wines by master sommelier Virginia Philip, and

others. Marc Summers is hosting.

Savannah's famed Mercer House is taking over the Breaker's in this Southern-inspired event. Expect to see bow-ties, seersucker, and some low-country favorites like fried oysters and shrimp and grits. Tickets cost $250 per person.

Cypress Room High Tea

Location: Four Seasons Resort

Time: 11:30 p.m. to 2 a.m.

Participating Talent: Michael Schwartz, Hedy Goldsmith, and Roel Alcudia

James Beard Award-winning executive chef/restaurateur Michael Schwartz and the team from his new highly praised spot the Cypress Room will be hosting high tea in 1920's style with classic, specialty and barrel aged cocktails from The Beverage Book and Cold Tea Service, an exotic and refreshing cocktail served from vintage bone china, as well as passed hors d'oeuvres, tea sandwiches, a carving station, and sweet treats. The cost to attend is $75 per person.

Sunday, December 15

Southern Comfort

Location: Swank Farms, Loxahatchee

Time: noon to 3 p.m.

Participating Talent: Lindsay Autry, Timon Balloo, Michael Ferraro, Darryl Moiles, Marc Murphy, Clayton Miller, James and Julie Petrakis, Daniel Serfer, Stephen Stryjewski, Marc Vetri, Sarah Sipe.

Mixologist: Charles Steadman

Wines by: Jeff Benjamin, Mariya Kovacheva and David Lombardo.

Farm-to-Table is obviously quite the trend these days; you can't get any fresher than eating on an actual farm. Here, Swank Farms and Lindsay Autry will host a slew of highly lauded chefs with Florida producers right on the property of Swank Farms. Tickets are $200 per person.

See Also: Event Coverage: Food4Thought Lunch at Swank Farms (Part of PB Food & Wine Fest)

Sustain by The Ordinary

Location: PB Catch Seafood & Raw Bar, Palm Beach

Time: 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Participating Talent: Mike Lata , Zach Bell, Dean Max, Aaron Black, Patrick Leze.

Mike Lata's renowned, new sustainable seafood spot The Ordinary, in Charleston, South Carolina is coming down to Palm Beach for this pop-up hosted by PB Catch. Lata and PB Catch head chef Aaron Black are working with the other participating talent to bring innovative seafood dishes to the festival. The cost to attend is $125 per per person.

Real Food Revolution

Location: Coolinary Cafe, Palm Beach Gardens

Time: 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.

Participating Talent: Mike Isabella, Tim Lipman, Kevin Sbraga.

Top Chef's Sbraga and Isabella are joining Coolinary Cafe chef/ owner Tim Lipman for this private event at the Palm Beach Gardens restaurant.

Monday, December 16

Lunch with Payard

Location: Pistache French Bistro, West Palm Beach

Time: noon to 3 p.m.

Participating Talent: Francois Payard and Isaac Cerny.

Renowned French Pastry Chef François Payard is bring his famous New York City patisseries to West Palm Beach's favorite French Restaurant. The cost to attend is $125 per person.

The Last Supper

Location: Buccan, Palm Beach

Time: 7 to 10 p.m.

Participating Talent: David Burke, Clay Conley, Todd English, Joanne Chang and others.

For the first time in a long time, Clay Conley is pairing up with his mentor Todd English, as well as highly acclaimed chef David Burke and renowned pastry chef Joanne Chang for this multi-course last dinner of the festival. Tickets are $175 per person.

See Also: A Few Last Pictures: Palm Beach Food and Wine Festival -- The Last Supper at Buccan (Photos)

Tuesday, Dec. 17

Seventh Annual Grand Tasting

Location: 150 WORTH, Palm Beach

Time: 6 to 9 p.m.

Description: Tastings from local restaurants and others as well as the Grand Chef Throwdown.

Hosted by WPTV's Jay Cashmere, the grand tasting offers guests samples from over 30 local chefs and restaurants, boatloads of wine and other beverages, and artisanal products in the grand finale of the festival. Restaurants will be announced by November 1. Tickets are $100 per person.

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit pbfoodwinefest.com.

Follow Sara Ventiera on Twitter, @saraventiera.

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