Food & Wine Classic 2012: Food Photo Gallery

October 15, 2012

Food & Wine Classic Banner in the lobby of the Dolphin Resort

This past weekend was the third (and I’ll go ahead and say now, most successful) incarnation of the Swan and Dolphin Food & Wine Classic.

I’ll give you, Dear Dedicated Readers, a more in-depth look at our weekend there in a future post, but I thought I’d tempt/tease/allow your taste buds to live vicariously through some pictures of the foods served this past Friday and Saturday…

So let’s take a look at the eats!

Carved Prime Rib with Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes and Horseradish Sauce from Shula’s Steakhouse

Jumbo Lump Crab Cake Sliders with Shredded Lettuce, Pickle Chips and Old Bay Aioli on a Sesame Roll from The Garden Grove

Texas-Style Beef Brisket with Fried Pickles and Brioche Puree from Cib’s Smokehouse

Smoked Pork Belly with Texas Toast and Baked Bean Foam from Cib’s Smokehouse

Custom Blended 2 oz. Burger on a Cheddar Cheese Roll with Truffled Aioli and Caramelized Onions from Fresh

Shrimp Cocktail Steam Rollers from bluezoo

Pan Seared Shrimp “n” Grits from bluezoo

Pork Carnitas with Brasied Pork, Sofrito and Pico de Gallo on Pita from Cabana Bar & Beach Club

Blackened Fish Taco from Cabana Bar & Beach Club

Assorted Desserts from pastry chef Laurent Branlard

Assorted Desserts from pastry chef Laurent Branlard

Falafel: Chick Pea Fritters with Tahini from the Fountain

Fried Calamari with Spicy Marinara Sauce from Il Mulino

Traditional Oysters Rockefeller with Creamy Spinach, House Bacon and Parmesan from Todd English

“Six Shooter”: Oyster Shooter with Bloody Cocktail, Horseradish, Celery, Corona, Lemon Foam and Old Bay and a Traditional Raw Oyster on the Half Shell with choice of sauce from Todd English

Crispy Fried Oysters with Old Bay from Todd English

“Frenchy” Oyster with Crème Fraiche, Hackleback Caviar, Pickled Onion and a  Quail Egg from Todd English

Hamachi Parfait with Crispy Rice Cake and Wasabi Tobiko from Chef Michael Mina

Dragon Roll with Crispy Shrimp, Tuna and Avocado from Kimonos

Spicy Yellow Fin Tuna from Kimonos

Okay… so there you have some food pics… but I can’t resist a couple more non-food shots…

as usual, the stalking of Celebrity Chefs continues (there will be more later)…

Yours truly with Emily Ellyn

and this weekend I got to meet the “Retro Rad” (and all-around-fabulous-babe) Emily Ellyn from the Next Food Network Star! I was a bit star-struck, but tried to hold it together… more on the celeb-chefs at this weekend’s Food & Wine Classic later… along with everything else…

Back to the kitchen…

8 Responses to “Food & Wine Classic 2012: Food Photo Gallery”

  1. Virginia R Says:

    I just got hungry all over again.


  2. oooooooh shoot, I saw you guys on Friday and did not put two and two together to say hi. I loved the event, looks like you did too!


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  4. Kate Says:

    The sliders from Fresh were the best! We had them both days!


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