The Palm Beach Food & Wine Festival Begins: Cloud 9 After Party (Photos)
Friday, December 13th kicked off the start of the 2013 Palm Beach Food & Wine Festival, what -- in its seventh year -- is already considered a distinguished, staple event on Palm Beach's annual social roster as one of the nation's premier culinary festivals. The festival brings together an eclectic collection of the world's most illustrious, award-winning chefs, culinary personalities, authors, winemakers and mixologists -- all right here in Palm Beach County. Together they celebrate the art of preparing and enjoying the world of epicurean pleasures.
Michele Eve Sanderg Daniel Boulud during the opening night event "Daniel and Friends" with the Palm Beach Food & Wine Festival.
This year, legendary chefs including Daniel Boulud, who opened the event at Cafe Boulud in Palm Beach. The celebration continued at the Four Seasons Resort, where the Cloud 9 after party featured some of the nation's hottest pastry chefs, including the Four Seasons Palm Beach executive chef Darryl Moiles.
Jennifer Reed is the proud founder of the sugar monkey, where an infusion of French training mixes with her Midwestern spirit and a distinctly feminine touch for modern American pastries. Her use of natural and organic products, fresh fruits, single estate chocolates, and European style butter has created a demand for the sugar monkey's sweets throughout South Florida. From four star plated desserts for a hundred, to ultra-luxe tiered wedding cakes, to custom designed favors; the sugar monkey is your source for anything your sweet tooth desires. The sugar monkey is also the proud provider of key lime pie for all of Shake Shacks' Florida locations for their signature Key Lime Pie Oh My Concrete.
Nicole Danna Carrot cake by Jennifer Reed of sugar monkey, and former pastry chef for Café Boulud Palm Beach.