From this summer's Food Network Food and Wine Festival in Atlantic City, a recap in case you couldn't make it.
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2. Thousands of foodies flocked to The FOOD NETWORK ATLANTIC CITY FOOD AND WINE FESTIVAL on July 28th- July 31st, 2011. Headlining chefs Guy Fieri, Sunny Anderson, Robert Irvine, Pat and Gina Neely all returned to showcase their culinary talents in a four-day fte of parties, tastings, wine seminars, and demonstrations. The festival was hosted by Caesars Entertainments four resorts (Harrahs, Caesars, Ballys and Showboat), which donated a portion of the proceeds to the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Foundation. Celebrated sponsors Belvedere, Grand Marnier, Chandon, and Lapostolle wines were featured throughout the festival in a series of highly anticipated events, including Guy FierisCheesesteak Battle, Fire & Ice with Robert Irvine, Sweet & Stylish hosted by Sunny Anderson, and Sun, Sand & Organic. 3. The Chefs Party 4. Featured Cocktail Bloody Margarita 800 consumers at event Harrahs Pool 5. 6. 7. 8. Consumer Comment The combination of Grand Marnier and Blood Orange juice is wonderful. Robert Irvine 9. The Grand Market 10. Ballys Featured Cocktails Belvedere Bloody Mary Bloody Margarita French Kiss 2,000 consumers over 3 day event 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. Consumer Comments You ladies look wonderful and are serving the best cocktails. Wow the French Kiss is so delicious. 16. Fire and Ice 17. Ballys Courtyard Featured Cocktail Bloody Margarita Featured Spirit Belvedere UF 80 Featured Wines Lapostolle Chardonnay & Merlot 300 Consumers at event 18. 19. 20. 21. Consumer Comments "This UF80 has a great smoothness about it" "The GM girls are so much fun to be around and so educated on their cocktails!" 22. Guy FieriCheesesteak Battle 23. Ballys Courtyard Featured Cocktails Bloody Margarita Featured Spirit Belvedere UF 80 neat 400 consumers at event 24. 25. 26. .. . And the winner is . . . Guy Fieri; Nicole DiZio, owner of Wit or Witout and winner of Guy FierisCheesesteak Battle with her trophy; and her husband Dan DiZio. 27. Consumer Comments Bloody Margarita Frightening, yet delicious Belvedere UF 80 will go great with cheesesteaks! 28. Sweet and Stylish with Sunny Anderson 29. Caesars Ballroom Featured Cocktail Grand Cosmo Featured Champagnes Chandon Riche Moet & Chandon Nectar Imperial Blanc VeuveClicquotDemi Sec 350 consumers at event 30. 31. Sunny Anderson Pat & Gina Neely 32. 33. 34. 35. Consumer Comments ChandonRiche is exactly what I was looking for! "The Grand Cosmo goes so well with these sweets" 36. Sun Sand Organic 37. Ballys Beach Front Featured Wines Lapostolle Chardonnay & Merlot 100 consumers at event 38. Robert Irvine 39. Guy Fieri and Allied Beverage Group 40. 41. Consumer Comment Throughout the events your setup always looks so cool. Your tables always stand out. You can tell how much effort is put into them. 42. Spiked Lunch at Phillips Seafood, Caesars Palace 43. 44. 45. DrewToonz comic. "Fat Guy Courtesy of Atlantic City Weekly