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The South Beach Food & Wine Festival

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This past Friday evening’s Bubble Q at the South Beach Wine & Food Festival offered free-flowing Moët & Chandon and incredible foods prepared by celebrity chefs, and I was honored to be included in the lineup with these incredibly talented chefs. The food prepared was equally amazing!

Fortunately, I ended up with enough time to sample the dishes that the other chef’s were serving, which made for a very filling evening. This was not your average barbecue, but it was so inspiring to me. Everything from the flavors to the presentation was perfection. Here’s a list of some of the amazing chefs who were present and what they were serving, including myself!

  1. Aaron Sanchez : Adobo rubbed sirloin with roasted tomatillo and smoked tomato salsas; garnished with cactus and roasted poblano rajas
  2. •Christian Thompson: Peppercorn & coriander rubbed tenderloin medallions with chimi churi, arugala & fennel salad with lemon vinaigrette topped with Michigan dried cherries.
  3. •Jasper White: Grilled jumbo Maine sea scallops with garlic herb butter, baby arugula and white bean ragout
  4. •Giada De Laurentis: Mini Italian sausage, pepper & onion sandwiches. And chocolate & brie panini
  5. •Andrew Swersky: Grilled Wagyu ribeyes with port wine foie gras sauce with homemade goat cheese tater tots & buffalo black bean chili
  6. •Rick Bayless: Cochinita pibil achiote marinated pork, slow roasted in banana leaves served with pan juices, habanera salsa, black beans & pickled red onions
  7. •Dean Fearing: Buffalo Taco with green chili salsa and smokey aioli
  8. •Tyler Florence: Grilled Monterey Bay calamari over fresh fava bean salad garnished with raisin-caper salsa verde and topped with fresh bread crumbs
  9. •Katie Lee Joel: Logan county hamburgers
  10. •Mark Militello: Oak oven roasted spicy Italian baby back ribs with chestnut polenta; herb grilled rack of Colorado lamb with cornbread strata and rosemary jam; chocolate banana custard cake with coconut-curry mousse, banana caviar and coconut crisp
  11. •Patrick Neely: Wagyu beef brisket & grilled vegetable medley
  12. •Terry Zarikian: Terry’s Mediterranean citrus BBQ ribs with all white bean Greek salad
  13. •Zak Pelaccio: Smoked fat burger with kimchi slaw