Rain Didn't Stop the Chefs at Southern Comfort at Swank Farms (Photos)

Categories: Food Festivals

All photos by Sara Ventiera
Sundays are supposed to be a day of rest -- and a day of nursing the hangover left from the aftermath of Saturday night.

Starting the day with a brunch and a few cocktails never hurt anyone.

To follow up the after party and big dinners of Saturday night, the Palm Beach Food and Wine Fest held its "Southern Comfort: a Hair of the Dog Experience" on Sunday from noon to 3 p.m. Set directly on Swank Farms, the event brought together Swank Resident chef Lindsay Autry with Darryl Moiles of the Four Seasons and a bunch of celebrity chef participants and guests.

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The crew of Southern Comfort

Put together by the fest's organizer David Sabin, Autry, and Moiles, the event featured local and national celebrity chefs Timon Balloo of Sugarcane Raw Bar Grill, Michael Ferraro of Delicatessen, Marc Murphy, James and Julie Petrakis of the Ravenous Pig, Daniel Serfer of Blue Collar, Cochon's Stephen Stryjewski, Marc Vetri, Giorgio Rapicavoli of Eating House, Sarah Sipe pastry chef of Sundy House, and Clayton Miller.

Michael Ferraro's Surf and Turf with speckled grits, braised veal cheeks, and Florida shrimp

Charles Steadman of Jack's Grumpy Grouper created cocktails onsite, while Jeff Benjamin, Mariya Kovacheva of Cafe Boulud, and David Lombardo paired the wines for the five-course meal.

While Autry regularly plans and executes lunches on the farm, this event was a much more intense planning process.

Location Info


Swank Farms

14311 N. Road, Loxahatchee, FL

Category: Restaurant

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