Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Last few tidbits from AC Festival 2010

Here are a few last comments from the Atlantic City Wine & Food Festival, held in the first weekend of August, 2010.

Food Network host Guy Fieri, in town for the Atlantic City Food and Wine Festival, brought his wife, Lori, to the Pier Shops at Caesars, where she picked up a $448 handbag at Michael Kors. - www.philly.com

"Over 700 food fanatics swarmed the Caesars Palladium Ballroom. Two contestants from AC; 2 from Philly. Talk about a border war! The winner was a local -- Tony Baloney's.

Saturday started by intro'ing Guy at his Big Bite Brunch @ Phillips Seafood Restaurant, on the pier. .... They oversold the event, so I had the pleasure of welcoming nearly 300 peeps to this gathering. The menu was conceived by Guy and his team (led by the unflappably talented Korina).... It was, to put it mildly, unique.

• Drink ~ Mai Tai oh My – fresh fruit and juices blended with Cazadoras Reposado tequila
• Gratis ~ Garlic Parmesan Crab, with King Crab topped with garlic a lemon aioli (mayo) and panko, then broiled
• 1st course ~Grilled polenta with a crawfish Etouffee “Guy style”
• 2nd course ~ Tequila Turkey Fettuccini with Cazadoras Reposado tequila
• Dessert ~ Coffee Banana’s Foster French Toast with Formica Challah Bread

... Guy's cooking demo. .... Turns out he SOLD OUT the frickin' theater (Circus Maxximus) to the tune of 1600 people!! .... Guy had 'em eating out of his hand, pardon the pun, the entire time. To be honest, the food he demo'ed is overshadowed by this guy's personality and charm and energy. For the record, he prepared Duck Fried Rice and Blackened Sesame Salmon." - Rich Cooks

*Link to video*

Not only did Guy Fieri set out across southern New Jersey to record segments for his popular Diners, Drive-ins and Dives series, but the spiked-haired chef — who also hosts the game show Minute to Win It on NBC — is seriously thinking of opening a restaurant in Atlantic City.

“Serious as a heart attack,” the 42-year-old California native said. “You give me a year, 18 months at the most, and I’m gonna have a restaurant here. Bet on it.” - Atlantic City Weekly


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