Los Angeles based food bloggers and media were treated to a meal of a lifetime when Palm Springs Life hosted top chefs in anticipation of the upcoming Palm Desert Food and Wine Festival at Poggenpohl Los Angeles Kitchen Studio. The festival is set for April 8-10 at The Gardens at El Paseo.
Attendees were entertained by Chef Aarti Sequeira, host of the Food Network’s Aarti Party, as well as a fabulous display by Chef Ricardo Zarate, who wowed the crowd with his presentation of dishes from Peru. Chef Engin Onural of The Venue Sushi Bar & Sake Lounge in Palm Desert demonstrated his mastery of sushi, while Chef Luca Ricca of Gioia Italian Bistro in Rancho Mirage delivered a delicious combination of meatballs and sausage.
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Chef Luca Ricca of Gioia Italian Bistro in Rancho Mirage shares one of his creations.
In addition to high-energy entertainment from the chefs, the event featured Palm Springs Life’s own brand of beer, Voss water, as well as the amazing taste of Rum Chata.
This year's Palm Desert Food & Wine Festival begins April 8 with the James Beard Gourmet Four-Course Luncheon featuring a quartet of culinary experts: Cat Cora, of Iron Chef America fame; James Beard award-winning pastry chef Gale Gand; Food Author/Chef Valerie Gordon, owner of Valerie's Confections in Los Angeles, and Chef Suzanne Tracht, owner of Jar restaurant in Los Angeles.
The festival continues on April 9 and 10 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day.
Visit www.palmdesertfoodandwine.com for ticket information, event schedule, and event information.
Attending media gather for Chef Aarti Sequeira's presentation.
Chef Ricardo Zarate gathers his ingredients while Chef Aarti Sequeira interacts with the audience.