Palm Beach Food and Wine Festival Announces 2014 Line-up: New Chefs and Events

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Photo by Michele Eve Sandberg
Eat some caviar with Danile Boulud this winter
It's coming back: Broward and Palm Beach Counties' premier food-lovers event is returning in December.

This year brings with it a whole new slew of celebrity chefs (think Anita Lo, Gabrielle Hamilton, Ken Oringer, Virginia Willis, Elizabeth Karmel, Aaron Brooks, Jamie DeRosa, and Eden Grinshpan) and events. From sustainable seafood dinners to a mano a mano street food battle royale to shirtless (hopefully) chefs slapping some balls around the volleyball court, check out this year's

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Chef Eric Grutka Wins Palm Beach Food and Wine Fest's Grand Chef Throw Down (Photos)

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All photos by Sara Ventiera
Have you ever watched an episode of Iron Chef, Top Chef, Chopped, or one of the myriad of competitive cooking shows and thought to yourself damn I wish I could be there in person?

If you missed the Palm Beach Food and Wine Fest's Grand Tasting last night, you missed your chance -- for this year, at least.

Held at 150 Worth on the island, Chef Eric Grutka of Ian's Tropical Grill in Stuart took home the award and Ten Grand -- $5,000 went to his chosen charity -- for the second year in a row.

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Five Best Dishes at the Palm Beach Food and Wine Fest's Grand Tasting (Photos)

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All Photos by Sara Ventiera
Meat Market's braised beef cheeks pasta with parmesan emulsion and sour cherry jus -- look out for the new Palm Beach location next spring
While some people are all right ordering the same dish over and over again, if you're reading this food blog, there's a chance you're the type of person who wants to sample bits and pieces from all across the menu.

As much as you'd like to order a little of everything every time you go out to eat, doing so adds up on the wallet eventually.

Food festivals were invented to solve this very (first-world) problem.

Last night was the apex of the Palm Beach Food and Wine Fest 2013, the Grand Tasting. Taking place at 150 Worth, over 30 restaurants represented with delicious and decadent dishes ripe for the picking.

Hopefully, you got to try it for yourself -- if not, we're sorry. Luckily for you, we're here to tell you what the five best dishes of the night were and where you can get them now.

Check out our picks for the five best dishes of the Grand Tasting.

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Buccan's Reception: A Showcase Of Talent With Chefs David Burke, Clay Conley and Todd English

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Chef David Burke placing the finishing touches on hors d'oevers.

It was an evening of wine and passed hors d'oeuvres at Buccan in Palm Beach as the intro to the intriguingly named 'Last Supper' event for the Palm Beach Food and Wine Festival. At F&W festivals, even the smallest of events, in this case an hour-long reception before a major meal, can showcase the talents of participating chefs. The small format of passed hors d'oeuvres is a perfect canvas for chefs to take a few ingredients and make a powerful hand-held statement in the palates of diners.

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"Sustain by the Ordinary" Brought a Taste of Charleston to Palm Beach (Photos)

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All Photos by Sara Ventiera
Lata's Lobster "Minute" Ceviche
When most people think of gourmand capitols, big cities like New York, San Francisco, or Chicago usually spring to mind.

But those who really know where to find good food, stick to the smaller foodie towns.

Charleston, South Carolina is one of the best small culinary cities in the country; and one of its best restaurants popped up at PB Catch last night as part of the Palm Beach Food and Wine Festival.

James Beard award winner Mike Lata brought down his award winning concept The Ordinary, which has made it to Esquire's list of "Best New Restaurants 2013," for a celebration of local, sustainable seafood.

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

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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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Scenes From the Cypress High Tea After Party (Photos)

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Michael Schwartz with Pastry Chef Hedy Goldsmith
Parties are fun; after parties are better -- it's where all the action happens.

After the Palm Beach Food and Wine Fest's Savannah-themed An Evening in the Garden of Good and Evil dinner at the Breakers, festival chefs and partygoers headed over the the Four Season for the Cypress high Tea After Party hosted by Miami-based James Beard award winning chef Michael Schwartz for a pop up of his highly acclaimed Cypress Room.

Schwartz was joined by Michael's executive pastry chef Hedy Goldsmith, chef de cuisine Roel Alcudia, and mixologist Ryan Goodspeed for an evening of cocktails and tea service -- with alcohol, obviously.

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Foodie Fun Was in Full Swing at Last Night's Grillin' N Chillin'

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The Four Seasons' 'hot dog'

The Palm Beach Food & Wine Festival was in full swing by Saturday, December 13. With so many events to choose from over the course of the five day fest, they no doubt come with variety. Some are on a large scale, others require you to dawn your fanciest of Island couture. But Saturday's Grillin' N Chillin' event was more like a chef party and we are all invited.

The Four Seasons pool set the stage for a relaxed day, full of all things grilled, with the beach providing the perfect backdrop to prove that South Florida really is the place to be this time of year. Celebrity chefs aplenty all served up their favorite grilled dishes, the bar was flowing and the vibes just right. While the setting played a major role, as expected it was the food that shined through to steal the spotlight.

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The Palm Beach Food & Wine Festival Begins: Cloud 9 After Party (Photos)

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Michele Eve Sanderg
Daniel Boulud during the opening night event "Daniel and Friends" with the Palm Beach Food & Wine Festival.
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.

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.

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Palm Beach Food and Wine Festival: Daniel Boulud Appearance This Weekend, Book Signing Sunday

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Courtesy of Cafe Boulud Palm Beach
We love food from around the world.

From Korean barbecue to Italian pasta to Indian curry to Argentine beef to tofu from Japan, we'll eat it and love it -- as long as it's prepared well, of course.

Although our taste buds can be tempted by a variety of dishes and styles from near and far, one still stands atop of them all.

As much as we may not like to admit it's true, French cuisine started it all by laying out classic culinary techniques -- if you want to be a good cook, you have to know the French way of doing things.

This weekend, one of the greatest French chefs in the world, Daniel Boulud, will be visiting Cafe Boulud for the Palm Beach Food and Wine Festival, a signing of his new book, and a special menu tasting based on its recipes.

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