Lauren Buzzeo of the Wine Enthusiast Magazine was in Atlantic City for the Food and Wine Festival in early August, 2009. She wrote of many events, but of interest here are her experiences at The Feast of Fieri, a private dinner with 24 guests, priced at $1000 each. From her blog Uncorking my Passion in Atlantic City:
"But the highlight of the weekend? Without a doubt, the intimate, exquisite, and undeniably delicious Feast of Fieri with Food Network personality Guy Fieri. The man isACFW Guy Fieri awesome, people… I mean, everything that you think he is from his shows and books (cool, friendly, funny, cuddly) HE IS!
And boy oh boy, the man can cook. I had some of the biggest prawns I’ve ever had (wrapped in bacon), a delicious grilled romaine salad (again, with bacon chunks), cedar plank salmon and steak Diane that rivaled any high-end restaurant (sadly, no bacon on that one).
The food was second only to Fieri’s tableside manner, which was immensely real and approachable as he regaled us with personal stories that entertained the whole room."
Bacon Wrapped Prawns with Chipotle BBQ
Grilled Romaine with Blue Cheese-Bacon Vinaigrette
Johnny Garlic's Cedar Plank Salmon
A Filet Mignon Steak Diane used to be on the menu at Russell Ramsay's Chop House, a brief concept restaurant of Guy Fieri and Steve Gruber, located where Johnny Garlic's is now in Santa Rosa, California. But the recipe for this steak Diane is not available online.
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