Thousands of people flocked to the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino's inaugural Wine and Food Festival yesterday. As the sun broke free from late-morning clouds, guests ate from more than 20 restaurants, sampled more than 300 wines and spirits, and watched interactive cooking demonstrations.
Clean Plate Charlie was there to catch the fun, from the Martorano meatball toss to Harley-Davidson test rides.
Hard Rock's executive chef, Jason Gronlund, takes center stage to demonstrate his cooking skills.
The Famosa Beer girls were muy caliente!
The guys from Cafe Martorano take time out from serving meatballs to flex their muscles.
This is soooo going on our Christmas gift list.
Mad Housewife Wine sampled their new sweet varieties -- complete with a mad housewife.
The chefs at Council Oak served delicious steak and soup, inspired by fall flavors.
Tequila Ranch served fresh tacos al carbon.
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