Wine & Food Week 2013: Wine Rendezvous Grand Tasting & Chef Showcase, presented by Capital One Bank
"The Wine Rendezvous Grand Tasting & Chef Showcase," presented by Capital One Bank, offers guests a sampling of delectable cuisine and hundreds of wines as chefs representing more than 50 restaurants compete for Wine & Food Week's Waterford Crystal Chef of Chefs Award and a $5,000 cash prize. To complete the evening, the epicurean experience culminates with the Just Desserts contest, a confectionery competition to crown the night's dessert extraordinaire.
Food Network Star's Emily Ellyn will host as the Official Wizard Gourmet and Culinary Master of Ceremonies. Sponsored by Fetzer Vineyards, Ellyn divides her time between finishing her Ph.D. in Food Service Education at University of Central Florida's Rosen College of Hospitality Management in Orlando, teaching food and beverage classes, doing consulting work and developing her Retro Rad culinary TV career after competing on The Food Network's Food Network Star where she worked closely with Alton Brown.
Find a complete listing of Wine and Food Week events here.