Oh yes, and of course besides getting up close and personal, there is plenty of food and drink; every chef aims to impress and outdo the others. The real winners of this competition are the attendees who sip and savor bites familiar and foreign, ingredients comforting and exotic. The beverages range from the tete de cuvee champagnes of France to the cult wines of Napa and First Growth Bordeaux to kickin’ cocktails, Belgian beer, and bottled water. Besides eating you can bid on lifestyle auction lots, learn from wine seminars, see cooking demos, and join interactive dinners where you do the cooking.
For 2013, guests can look forward to a myriad of cool events, including cooking demonstrations with Fabio Viviani, who you may recognize from Top Chef: Season 5, and celebrity chef Guy Fieri (who will also be participating in an interactive dinner). For the wine lovers, make note of when Secrets of a Sommelier: Blind Tasting Sparkling Wines will be taking place (April 7) so you can take a stab at guessing the wines right alongside a team of Master Sommeliers.