South Beach Wine and Food Festival

Monday, March 9th, 2009
food-wine Wow, what a weekend! I just got back from the South Beach Wine and Food Festival where we cooked at 4 events in just four days. I've been appearing at the festival since its first years, six or seven now, and it just keeps getting better and better.  In addition to my usual demonstrations at Jungle Island and the main stage on the beach, I hosted a really hot party at the Raleigh with Miami Magazine and cooked up a storm at the Best of the Best event at the new Fontainbleau Hotel.  Take a look at this shot from the Miami Magazine party serving my seafood paella. It really is fun to see so many of you out there and then to be able to kick back and swap stories with so many of this country's great culinary personalities like Masaharu Morimoto, Mario Batali, Paula Deen and Nate Appleman.  If you get the chance, I encourage you to come on down next February and say hello...I'll be there! Cheers, Tyler