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Palm Beach Food And Wine Festival Celebrates 10 Years With 2016 Schedule Filled With Delicious Eats Around Town

Get those appetites ready. 

The Palm Beach Food and Wine Festival kicks off Thursday, Dec. 8, and runs through Sunday, Dec. 11, bringing acclaimed chefs to our slice of paradise for a weekend of food, drinks and fun. 

The 10th annual celebration will see culinary masterminds, such as Daniel Boulud, Elizabeth Falkner and Michelle Bernstein, together with local talent, including Lindsay Autry (The Regional), Rick Mace (Cafe Boulud) and Clay Conley (Buccan), across multiple venues from West Palm Beach up to Palm Beach Gardens. 

Heck, there’s even a few stars you might recognize from your foodie TV show binges. We’re lookin’ at you, Jeff Mauro (“The Kitchen”), Robert Irvine (“Restaurant Impossible”), Marc Murphy (“Chopped”) and Adam Richman (“Man v. Food”). 

With season in full swing and the holidays right around the corner, it may have been easy to lose track of time to RSVP for an expertly prepared dinner or tasting event. 

Luckily, a few open spots remain for meals at PB Catch and Avocado Grill, as well as breakfast at Eau Palm Beach’s Breeze Ocean Kitchen, to name a few. Additionally, more than 65 vendors will be at the Grand Tasting finale at The Gardens Mall, where participants can sample food from local-area hot spots including Café Chardonnay, Cholo Soy Cocina, Coolinary Café, Ian's Tropical Grill, Ironwood Steak & Seafood, Table 26 and the soon-to-open Sant Ambroeus Palm Beach location.

Curious about all the action? We’ll be attending several events around town and sharing photos, video clips and more on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. For more behind-the-scenes access, don't miss a beat by following the festival's official hashtag, #pbfwf. 

Here's a list of the descriptions to events for which tickets are still available, courtesy of Palm Beach Food and Wine Fest. (For the most up-to-date ticket information, visit pbfoodwinefest.com.)



Sustain at PB Catch

SUSTAIN continues to celebrate the best of sustainable seafood programs. Chefs Anita Lo, George Mendes, Ken Oringer and Aaron Black team up for a five-course dinner that highlights not only their personal cooking backgrounds, but also their regions' individual flavors.

Thursday, Dec. 8, 2016  |  7 p.m. - 10 p.m.

$170 per person


A Rustic Root at Avocado Grill

Calling all veggie lovers in South Florida. A Rustic Root, the festival’s first vegetable-based five-course dinner, has arrived and will certainly not be the last of its kind. Chef Julien Gremaud welcomes fellow chefs Amanda Cohen, Elizabeth Falkner and Dean Max to his West Palm Beach restaurant, Avocado Grill. It’s time to go veg-centric! 

Thursday, Dec. 8, 2016  |  7 p.m. - 10 p.m.

$150 per person 



Rise and Dine at Eau Palm Beach 

Beachfront walk-around breakfast. Located at the brand new Breeze Ocean Kitchen at the Forbes Five-Star, AAA Five-Diamond Eau Palm Beach Resort & Spa, the outdoor brunch will feature action stations from award-winning chefs. 

Saturday, Dec. 10, 2016  |  9 a.m. - 11 a.m.

$75 per person 

Lunch at The Grill at Palm Beach Grill 

Lunch at The Grill presented by Bell & Evans pays tribute to the good old days. For the first time, the iconic Palm Beach restaurant opens its doors for lunch, welcoming old and new patrons to experience its PBFWF event: a four-course luncheon alongside chef Andrew Schor.

Saturday, Dec. 10, 2016  |  12 p.m. - 2 p.m.

$99 per person 


After Hours at Imoto 

Unwind with festival chefs and guests at this late-night soiree featuring Asian street food, sushi, creative cocktails and a little rock n' roll as chefs Richard Hales and Clay Conley reunite in the kitchen for the first time in a decade. 

Saturday, Dec. 10, 2016  |  11 p.m. - late

$99 per person



10th Annual Grand Tasting at The Gardens Mall 

The 10th Annual Grand Tasting presented by Stoli, the centerpiece of the festival, brings South Florida’s top restaurateurs, sought-after wines and spirits, celebrity chef book signings, live bands and DJs, a fashion runway show presented by Palm Beach Illustrated, holiday-inspired displays and the Stoli Mule & Beer Garden under one giant roof: The Gardens Mall in Palm Beach Gardens. The festival concludes with its annual Grand Chef Throwdown Finale, welcoming three selected local chefs as they compete for the $10,000 charity prize presented by Creekstone Farms.

Sunday, Dec. 11, 2016  |  5 p.m. - 9 p.m.

$75 per person 


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