This weekend in Atlantic City you may need a seatbelt, as gravity will not exist. A culinary junkie will be in heaven at the Annual Atlantic City Food and Wine Festival running from July 26th through the 29th. Casinos, theaters and the sandy beach are just the beginning as the festival offers a long list of events from which all are welcome to choose.
Caesar’s Entertainment Atlantic City hosts the festival narrowing venues down to Caesar’s, Harrah’s, Showboat and Bally. Each destination will offer cooking demonstrations, panel discussions, wine seminars, dinners and more with some of the culinary world’s most familiar faces to present. This years roster includes Paula Deen, Tyler Florence, Nadia G. and Buddy Valastro just to name a few.
Last week, House Beautiful and KitchenAid hosted Kitchen of the Year with Celebrity Chef (and our current crush) Tyler Florence. Held in Rockefeller Center, the event took place in a demo kitchen designed by the man himself, with plenty of outdoor seating and Tyler’s (yes, we’re on a first name basis) own wine to keep guests hydrated.
It was an evening of food-talk at San Francisco's Omnivore Books. This unique store, once a butcher's shop, offers all books on everything food. Along with the selection, the store hosts frequent discussions by some of the nation's most influential culinary geniuses.
Last night's speaker was none other than Food Network's Tyler Florence. The Bay Area is lucky enough to have Tyler Florence who recently relocated to Marin County with his family from New York City. For a city based on adoration for food, it was no surprise the turnout to hear Mr. Florence speak was successful. A predominantly female audience listened intently to the charming chef and TV icon as he recounted the journey of his success. Last night was organized to celebrate Mr. Florence's latest cookbook, Tyler Florence Family Meal: Bringing People Together Never Tasted Better. However, with most book signings, the talk branched into a spontaneous discussion on owning San Francisco's Wayfare Tavern and balancing the life of a celebrity chef.