Food, Fabulous Food -- Lori Hoffman Dining Spotlight
Attention gourmet food fans. The annual Atlantic City Food & Wine Festival takes place this Friday to Sunday, Oct. 17-19 at the A.C. Convention Center. Bring your appetite. One of the highlights every year is the opportunity to sample the culinary magic of top chefs from our region along "restaurant row." This show offers a gourmet shopper's paradise with row after row of culinary specialists selling everything from sauces, spices, salsa, cheese and specialty condiments to cookware, kitchen cabinets, appliances, cook books, microbrew beers and wines. Another highlight is the opportunity to see celebrity cooking demonstrations, cooking contests, live music and more.
This year's chef demonstration include Ace of Cakes star Duff Goldman on Saturday at 1:30pm, and another Food Network star, Tyler Florence, at 3pm Saturday and Sunday at 11:30am. This year's show also features a premium wine room plus wine classes with experts in the field.
Tickets for individual events range from $15-$55. The dinner with Tyler Florence and Duff Goldman at Resorts on Saturday evening is $145.
Atlantic City Food & Wine Festival Atlantic City Convention Center. Friday, Oct. 17, 3-9pm; Saturday, Oct. 18, 10am-7pm; Sunday, Oct. 19, 10am-5pm. For complete information call 398-4450 or visit www.gourmetshows.com.
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