It was our first time in Palm Beach and what better time to experience it than the Palm Beach Food and Wine Festival? We’ve been to so many luxury capitals and Palm Beach takes the cake. The streets are gorgeous with gargantuan palm trees sprawling to the sky. The weather is perfect, the people are beautiful and the pristine blue waters of the Atlantic Ocean are steps away. This place reminded me of Beverly Hills, but sophisticated in an understated way.
The Palm Beach Food and Wine Festival is a series of food tasting events–from fancy sit down dinners at PB hotspots to street food festivals–there is something for everyone.
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We began our weekend by checking into the Brazilian Court.
The hotel is housed in a Mediterranean style villa with landscaped courtyards and lush greenery.
This ultra exclusive getaway is home to one of the most popular restaurants in town, Daniel Boulud’s Cafe Boulud.
I wish we had more time to relax by the pool. It felt like we went through a time warp, transported back to the 1940s.
We popped over to PB Catch for the first event of the evening. Elizabeth Falkner is pictured below talking about the incredible pasta she prepared for guests that evening.
The lemon zested genoise by Patrick Leze was the perfect dessert to top off the night. The macaroons had the perfect amount of sweetness.
Yup, it was one of those kinds of nights…
Cheers! Just blame it on the night.
The next morning we took a trip to the Everglades and learned how to canoe.
No canoe trip would be complete without a lesson in archery. We decided to call it Bo’s and Blazers. I learned that I was incredibly accurate. I hit bulls-eye every shot.
Raj looks dashing with his 1952 Vacheron Constantin watch and diamond jewelry.
The grand opening gala was hosted later that night at the Breakers Hotel. The Breakers was founded in 1896 by oil tycoon Henry Flagler to house travelers on his Florida East Coast Railway. Little did he know that the hotel would become one of the grandest resorts in the world.
Kia was one of the main sponsors of the evening. They premiered their newest luxury vehicle.
An ice sculpture was on display and had colorful frozen fish covered in ice. It was simply gorgeous.
We drank Stoli Elit all night. Elit by Stolichnaya celebrated its 500th anniversary by launching this edition. Stoli uses a modernized freezing method of distillation for the highest level of purity.
The buffet was out of control and featured avocado poppers, oysters, and lamb chops.
We met this Southern Belle from Kentucky. She was wearing cognac diamonds and was the best dressed of the evening.
They had an oyster girl walking around the venue serving the best oysters in town.
Are you serious?
It was an evening of excitement, romance and decadence. We mixed and mingled with the finest Palm Beach citizens.
Carli Brinkman is so fun to hang out with.
Cheers to creating memories that will last a lifetime.
We are with the Executive Chef of the Breakers, Jeff Simms.
Then we were off to the Four Seasons for a night of karaoke with chefs.
The night commences.
The chefs had really great voices.
What would your last meal be?
I guess it’s time for wine.
The chefs are rocking out!
As you can tell, it was a blast.
The next day, the Four Seasons Palm Beach hosted the Chillin’ and Grillin’ event by the pool. This day had the best weather by far. Look at those fluffy clouds.
Jeff Mauro knows how to BBQ.
Robert Irvine made delicious New Zealand lamb chops.
It was paired with a farro salad and goat cheese.
Our favorite dish was the salmon pizza by Elizabeth Karmel and Bob Blumer.
Grass covered couches were placed throughout the pool deck. People were chatting it up and everyone was ecstatic.
After the event, the boys enjoyed a drink by the pool.
We ate too much…
The Four Seasons Palm Beach is known for being a place of effortless luxury. The experience is priceless.
They started preparing the wild boar for the evening.
Eight hours later, this happened.
The skin had the ultimate crispiness.
The meat had mind-boggling tenderness.
Meanwhile, the street food festival began.
It was a competition between the South Beach and Palm Beach restaurants.
The winner of the evening was the fried chicken by Clay Conley, Executive Chef of Buccan.
Everyone drank Stoli lemonade.
It was such a nice bottle.
These guys have planned so many events and weddings at the Breakers. We chatted all night.
The after party was hosted at the Four Seasons lobby bar. It’s a candid photo, right?
The next day, Daniel Boulud hosted a brunch at Cafe Boulud located at the Brazilian Court.
A posh tent was set up over the Brazilian Court courtyard.
These were all the chefs of the event.
We just couldn’t get enough of our new friends. They’re so fabulous and fun.
Their colors are so vibrant. Maybe Skittles should consider becoming a sponsor?
Voss Water, Elit by Stolichnaya and Stella Artois were our favorite beverages at the Palm Beach Food and Wine Festival.
Here’s the Boulud family portrait.
We ate champagne jello shooters.
Fresh squeezed tangerine juice mimosas were the hit of the afternoon.
Look at these shooters.
There was no shortage of dessert either.
Cheers to life! It was a fabulous time at the Palm Beach Food and Wine Festival. We are sure that we will be back. Palm Beach takes the cake when it comes to luxury.