From Philadelphia Taste Festival of Food, Wine & Spirits Website:TASTE is what it is all about this fall at the 2013 TASTE Philadelphia Festival of Food, Wine and Spirits, presented by Gourmet Shows and being held at the Valley Forge Convention Center. This year's Festival showcases the finest in wine, spirits and gourmet foods along with the talents of local chefs and culinary personalities.
In 2012, Gourmet Shows welcomed to the center stage Bethenny Frankel of Bravo's Bethenny Ever After, creator of Skinnygirl Margarita and Skinnygirl Sangria, and best-selling author of Naturally Thin, The Skinny Dish, and A Place of Yes; Chef Justin Antiorio, the 2012 Season 10 runner-up of the FOX Networks' culinary reality program Hell's Kitchen hosted by celebrity Chef Gordon Ramsay; and chef and Emmy Award winning comedian Mark DeCarlo, from ABC's Windy City LIVE.
The culinary demonstrations were presented by celebrity personalities and an extensive list of talented chefs -- including Frank Benowitz, Amanda Nahas, Maria Liberati, Deboleena Dutta, Ralph Mazzocchi, Kathy Bello, Darryl Harmon, Jennifer Mueller, Rocky Fino, Tony Clark, Nicole Gaffney, Sam Morgante, Dangerous Chef JD Austin, Dangerous Deckhand Russel Newberry, Barry Sexton, Michael Giletto, Ron Duprat and Guy Mitchell. Each demonstration tantallized taste buds and provided a myriad of ways to enhance attendee dining experiences.
Also on the agenda for the 2013 TASTE Philadelphia Festival of Food, Wine and Spirits were educational and entertaining wine and beer seminars. Attendees joined in on the presentations by beer enthusiast Gary Monterosso, and Thirsty Girl's Leslie Sbrocco.
The 2013 TASTE Philadelphia Festival of Food, Wine and Spirits should be just as stellar and packed with some of our favorite culinary greats. With more than 200 stations featuring food, wines, ales, liquors and more from regionally-renowned restaurants and brands - attendees will TASTE it all!