Although there are a bunch of incredible events that are part of the Food Network South Beach Wine and Food Festival, in my opinion, the "mac daddy" of them all is the Whole Foods Market Grand Tasting Village featuring the Master Card Grand Tasting Tents. Feeling a bit like Alice in Foodieland, I followed the "celebrity-filled road" for opportunities to meet Food Network and Cooking Channel chefs and culinary personalities, as I sampled foodie favorites on my way to nirvana: the two huge tents. Inside, the aromas of bold cuisine and the taste of refreshing spirits tantalized my senses, as I strolled from exhibitor to exhibitor, letting my appetite be my guide. (Wait, I changed my Disney movies.)
Take a virtual stroll with me through the sights of this year's SOBEWFF Grand Tasting Village!
|May the culinary fun begin...|
|No you're not seeing double|
|Yes, I"ll have a red please!|
|Hey...what do you say I take the big bowl instead? Delizioso!|
|Tyler Florence spicing things up|
|Long line for Martha Stewart's |
|Anthony Bourdain and Nigella Lawson up close and personal|
|Guava empanadas from|
Whole Foods Market
|Gelato topped with bacon,|
|Chef Todd Erickson from HaVen South Beach preparing |
delicious bites at the Goya exhibit.
I finally made it to the Evian Water exhibit where all the action was taking place with TV Personality and Atlanta-based restaurateur Richard Blais and his interactive takeover of the @evianwater Instagram account; giving fans a behind-the-scenes look at the epicurean festival. Read all about it here: Instagram and Foodie Fun at SOBEWFF. We took some fun pictures and chatted with the charismatic chef.
|Chef Richard Blais|
|More drinks, more fun, oh boy!|
|Non-stop eating fun!|