‘Palm Beach Food& Wine Fes­ti­val’ hosts16 events ben­e­fit­ing five char­i­ties

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Six­teen de­li­cious din­ners, lunches and evenings of desserts and hors d’oeu­vres are beck­on­ing this De­cem­ber in the name of phi­lan­thropy. The “Palm Beach Food & Wine Fes­ti­val” re­turns for its sev­enth year, and this year net pro­ceeds are ben­e­fit­ing Amer­i­can Red Cross, Palm Beaches - Trea­sure Coast Re­gion, Feed­ing South Florida, James Beard Foun­da­tion, Share Our Strength and Alex’s Lemon­ade Stand.

The fes­ti­val hosts a wide va­ri­ety of events through­out Palm Beach County, Dec. 13-17, and of­fers some­thing for ev­ery­one, from a glam evening in­spired by the deep south to a lazy, cock­tail-filled af­ter­noon and sweet-filled late nights.

“The 2013 lineup of­fers a col­lec­tion of world-class tal­ent and ex­clu­sive venues, ideal for wine and food en­thu­si­asts. This year we are also of­fer­ing a new kids’ se­ries and late night soirées, in ad­di­tion to the re­turn of our sig­na­ture events,” said fes­ti­val or­ga­nizer David Sabin.

On Fri­day, Dec. 13, both sunbathers and night owls head to of­fi­cial host ho­tel Four Sea­sons Re­sort Palm Beach. Guests can watch as the chefs’ ath­leti­cism is put to the test dur­ing the af­ter­noon beach vol­ley­ball game, “Get Served!”. Fri­day also of­fers the first of­fi­cial late-night soirée, “Cloud 9,” where pas­try pow­er­houses Johnny Iuzzini, Christina Tosi and Jen­nifer Reed, along with Four Sea­sons Ex­ec­u­tive Chef Dar­ryl Moiles and Chef Mauro Zanusso of the re­sort’s soon-to-open Jové Kitchen & Bar, will tempt your taste buds.

On Satur­day, Dec. 14, the Four Sea­sons Re­sort Palm Beach hosts a va­ri­ety of day events in­clud­ing the in­ter­ac­tive “Kids Kitchens” pre­sented by Whole Foods Mar­ket with chefs Robert Irvine and Christina Tosi. That evening, The Break­ers Re­sort Palm Beach in­vites guests to “An Evening in the Gar­den of Good and Evil.” Sa­van­nah’s famed Mercer House will come to life and will fea­ture sul­try, south­ern fare pre­pared by The Break­ers’ Ex­ec­u­tive Chef of Banquets, Jeff Simms, and paired with wines by mas­ter som­me­lier Vir­ginia Philip. Known for its so­phis­ti­cated am­biance and gourmet gas­tron­omy, The Break­ers of­fers a de­light­ful twist on fa­vorites like fried oys­ters and shrimp & grits.

The party con­tin­ues af­ter hours back at the Four Sea­sons fea­tur­ing “The Cy­press Room High Tea” with James Beard Award-win­ning chef/restau­ra­teur Michael Schwartz. Re­lax with libations from The Bev­er­age Book, as well as Cold Tea Ser­vice, an ex­otic re­fresh­ing cock­tail. Feast on passed hors d’oeu­vres, tea sand­wiches and carv­ing sta­tion by chef Roel Al­cu­dia and el­e­gant sweets from ex­ec­u­tive pas­try chef Hedy Gold­smith.

For a dif­fer­ent foodie ex­pe­ri­ence, on Sun­day, Dec. 15, it’s off to “South­ern Com­fort,” a farm-to-ta­ble af­ter­noon at Swank Spe­cialty Pro­duce’s hy­dro-nat­u­ral farm.

The fes­ti­val will also be serv­ing up cre­ative cock­tails. Some of South Florida’s fa­vorite chefs will pre­pare lunch on stage and will of­fer fam­ily-style din­ing. And be­cause no lazy day is com­plete with­out mu­sic: Sounds Good, Tastes Good, a mu­si­cal col­lab­o­ra­tion by Grammy award-win­ning artist Phil Roy and chef Michael Vetri, proves that mu­sic, food and wine are one of life’s great­est pairings.

A per­fect Mon­day break, or hol­i­day lun­cheon with co-work­ers, “Lunch with Pa­yard” will pro­vide a happy plate of French fa­vorites. On Mon­day, Dec. 16, renowned French pas­try chef François Pa­yard comes to West Palm Beach’s Pis­tache French Bistro to cook along­side the restau­rant’s chef de cui­sine Isaac Cerny.

Tick­ets and de­tails for th­ese events and more dur­ing the “Palm Beach Food & Wine Fes­ti­val” are avail­able at www.pbfoodwinefest.com or 855-428-7849.

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