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Atlantic City Food and Wine Festival 2012

Andrew Zimmern (at right) at Punch Neapolitan ...
Andrew Zimmern (at right) at Punch Neapolitan Pizza in the Twin Cities, trying his hand at cooking the pizza. In 2011, Zimmern named Punch the “best place to get a thin crust pizza.” Rachel Hutton, Punch Pizza lauded by Travel Channel, offers $3 pizzas, City Pages, January 24, 2011, accessed January 25, 2011; his own words are in the YouTube video at the link. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Caesars Entertainment Atlantic City will host the Atlantic City Food and Wine Festival 2012.

WHEN: July 26–29, 2012.

WHERE: The festival will take place across all four Caesars’ Atlantic City properties: Caesars, Harrah’s Resort, Showboat and Bally’s.

English: Image of Paula Deen taken as part of ...
English: Image of Paula Deen taken as part of a public relations campaign for the nonprofit group Civitan. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The Festival will feature some of the culinary world’s most renowned chefs including: Anne Burrell, Tyler Florence, Robert Irvine, Paula Deen, Aaron Sanchez, Buddy Valastro and Andrew Zimmern.

NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 25:  Vice President of ag...
NEW YORK, NY – MARCH 25: Vice President of agency relations for The Food Bank, Carlos Rodriguez (L) and Chef Anne Burrell serves dinner at the Food Bank for New York City’s Community Kitchen of West Harlem on March 25, 2011 in New York City. (Image credit: Getty Images via @daylife)

For more information visit: www.acfoodandwine.com to purchase tickets.

The Atlantic City Food and Wine Festival 2012 will “showcase wine and spirits luminaries such as Gary Moterosso, Michael Green and Caesars’ top in-house culinary talents. The festival will offer many events such as cooking demonstrations, wine tasting and spirits seminars, and walk-around tasting events.”
  Some of the highlights include:
The Grand Market: Eat, drink and indulge your way through this tasting village, showcasing more than 100 stations featuring food samples, New Jersey wine tasting, spirits and more from world-renowned restaurants and brands.
  • Mia Seminar Series: America’s premier wine-tasting seminars return to the shore with Michael Green’s hands-on seminar, designed to educate oenophiles with exemplary wines from around the world.
  • Book Store & Signings: Throughout the weekend, festival goers are given a wonderful opportunity to shop for their favorite cookbooks from the festival personalities and meet their favorite culinary idols.
  • Define “Cheese-Steak”: Join our guest celebrity chef as he walks you through a who’s who of cheese steaks while local sub shops battle it out for votes in the contest to find the “Best Of” this Philadelphia classic.
  • Sunset Sliders, Sushi & Saki:  Summer nights along the Jersey coastline are like none other and when you add a chic, rooftop party with Sushi & Saki, then it must be at Caesars. This is our unique version of a ‘surf and turf’ party atop the Pool Deck at Caesars, all paired with Saki tasting.
  • Sweet & Stylish: Blending designer fashion and sensual desserts, Chef Buddy Valastro from Cake Boss and owner of Carlo’s Bakery in Hoboken, NJ, will create the ultimate nightlife event and one-of-a-kind showcase of style and decadance, displaying favorite specialty cocktails and sweets for your tasting pleasure.

Tickets for the Atlantic City Food and Wine Festival can be purchased online at www.acfoodandwine.com, at www.ticketmaster.com, or by calling Ticketmaster at 800-736-1420.

2012 Atlantic City Food and Wine Festival
Schedule of Events (Printable PDF Version) Property Location Price Event Times
Thursday, July 26  
Festival Poolside Launch Party HAC The Pool $55 8-11pm
Friday, July 27
The Grand Market & Italian Village (Session 1) CAC Grand Ballrm $55 6-10pm
Dinner Impossible with Chef Robert Irvine BAC Arturo’s $85 7-10pm
Define “Cheese Steak” with Guest Chef SAC Main Lot $65 8-11pm
Book Signing with Andrew Zimmern CAC Circus Maximus $99 8-9pm
New Jersey Says “Drink My Beer” CAC Spa Deck $55 10p-midnite
Saturday, July 28
Bizarre Brunch with Andrew Zimmern CAC Atlantic Grill $85 10a-noon
Blind Leading the Blind: Mystery Wine Tasting CAC Mia $45 11am-noon
Blues, Brews & BBQ CAC Main Lot $65 12-3pm
Grand Market & Italian Village (Session 2) CAC Grand Ballrm $55 12-4pm
Buddy Valastro: Viking Cooking School HAC Viking School $149 12-1pm
Chef in Restaurant: Anne Burrell HAC The Reserve $65 12-3pm
The Colors of Spain with Michael Green CAC Mia $45 1-3pm
Phillips Seafood’s “Spiked Brunch” PIER Phillips Seafood $75 1pm-
Book Signing with Nadia G CAC Circus Maximus $99 1-2pm
Book Signing with Buddy Valastro CAC Circus Maximus $99 2:30-3:30p
Grapes and Regions You Probably Don’t Know… CAC Mia $45 3-4pm
Nadia G: Viking Cooking School HAC Viking School $149 3-4pm
Book Signing with Tyler Florence CAC Circus Maximus $99 4-5pm
Sunset Sliders, Sushi & Sparkles CAC Pool Deck $65 5-7pm
Chef in Restaurant: Paula Deen SAC Mansion Café $125 5-7pm
Grand Market & Italian Village (Session 3) CAC Grand Ballrm $55 6-10pm
Tasting of Bourbon and Scotch Whiskey CAC Boardwalk $40 6pm-
Tyler Florence: Viking Cooking School HAC Viking School $149 7-8pm
Book Signing with Anne Burrell CAC Circus Maximus $99 7:30-8:30p
Sweet & Stylish CAC Palladium Ballrm $85 8-11pm
Blushing Beyond White Zinfandel CAC Boardwalk $40 8pm
Diana Henderiks: Viking Cooking School HAC Viking School $65 8-9pm
Drew Estate Cigar & Whiskey Gala CAC Spa Deck $90 10p-midnite
Wine Down 101: Fast Track to Wine Expertise CAC Boardwalk $40 10pm
Sunday, July 29
Your Morning Cup CAC Diamond Club $40 10am-1pm
The Gospel Brunch with Paula Deen CAC Music Hall $60 10am-1pm
Grand Market & Italian Village (Session 4) CAC Grand Ballrm $55 12-4pm
Book Signing with Paula Deen CAC Circus Maximus $99 1:30pm
HAC – Harrah’s Atlantic City
BAC – Bally’s Atlantic City
CAC – Caesars Atlantic City
SAC – Showboat Atlantic City

Tickets for the Atlantic City Food and Wine Festival can be purchased online at www.acfoodandwine.com or by visiting Ticketmaster.

This year, Caesars Entertainment has partnered with local charity, the Community Food Bank of New Jersey, to be the official sponsor of the Atlantic City Food and Wine Festival. The community Food Bank of NJ fights hunger and poverty by distributing food and groceries, providing education and training and developing new programs to help low income individuals meet their basic needs. As a non-profit organization, The Community Food Bank of NJ acts as the central food distribution center for other non-profits in New Jersey that serve individuls including local soup kitchens, food pantries and shelters.

Dr. EveAnn Lovero writes Travel Guides and Apps @ www.vino-con-vista.com

 

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