In its third year, The Delray Beach Wine and Seafood Festival in partnership with Republic National Distributing Company present a series of vintner education and food and wine pairing symposiums. In ancient Greece, a symposium was defined as a drinking party. “The Greek symposium was a key Hellenic social institution. It was a forum for men of good family to debate, plot, boast, or simply to revel with others.” – Wikipedia. In modern times, symposium has a more refined connotation; a gathering of specialists and experts on a particular topic discussing and delivering information on the said topic. There are eight vintner symposiums, and one chefs panel discussion at this years festival. Renowned wines from around the world will be presented, discussed, tasted, and paired with food from equally celebrated local chefs and their restaurants. The wine pairing seminars are $45 each. The Chefs Panel Brunch is $50/person.
The wines presented will be from Plumpjack Winery/Cade, Banfi Vintners, Cakebread Cellars, Tattinger Champagne, Silver Oak Cellars/Twomey, Joseph Drouhin, ZD Wines, and Chalk Hill Estate Winery. Click here to purchase tickets to any of the seminars and Chefs Panel Brunch
Tattinger Champagne will be paired with a tasting menu from the Delray Beach Marriott.
Silver Oak Cellars and Twomey Cellars wines will be paired with a tasting menu from Whole Foods.
Chalk Hill wines will be paired with a tasting menu from Dada.
ZD Wines will be paired with a tasting menu from Eclectic Eats, restaurant, lounge & garden.
Banfi wines will be paired with a tasting menu from La Cigale, a taste of the Mediterranean.
Joseph Drouhin wines will be paired with a tasting menu from Ziree Thai & Sushi.
Plumpjack Winery/Cade, Cakebread Cellars seminars are sold out.
Six chefs and a beverage expert from Boca Raton and Delray Beach will gather for the first ever Delray Beach Wine and Seafood Festival’s Chef’s Panel discussion and brunch, moderated by Christine Najac, managing director of SouthFloridaFoodandWine.com. The panel event will be a lively gathering of discussion and information sharing about industry trends, doing business in South Florida, and of course some really great kitchen stories. The seminar will take place on Sunday, November 9th from 11am-12:30pm in the Festival Seminar Tent at Atlantic Avenue and Gleason Street. Tickets are $50/person. The hour and a half seminar includes a continental brunch, mimosas and a take home gift bag. The interactive panel discussion will take questions from the audience, as well as an opportunity to take photos with the chefs. The participating chefs and beverage experts are,
Anthony Fiorini – 13 American Table
Blake Malatesta -50 Ocean
Ernie DeBlasi- Luna Rosa
Bruce Feingold -DaDa
Michael Haycook- The Grove
Joey Giannuzzi- The Farmers Table
Millie Wilkinson- Beverage Expert Ocean Properties