Without a doubt, the biggest event at the South Beach Wine and Food Festival is Rachael Ray's annual Burger Bash. The event was bigger and badder than ever, with 32 burgers from top restaurants and chefs across the country. It was also incredibly loud, hot, sweaty, sandy, and chaotic; frankly, we're not sure how we survived it. But we did eat some stellar burgers: read on to see who served what, and — of course — who won the coveted Burger Bash prizes!
We started off the 2012 South Beach Wine and Food Festival in a big way: at Moët Hennessy's The Q, a barbecue and bubbly bash that took place under a tent right under the stars of South Beach. The grillout, which was hosted by Food Network pals Emeril Lagasse and Guy Fieri, was filled with plenty of other star chefs, from Anne Burrell to Stephanie Izard. Check out everything we filled up on — plus all of our behind-the-scenes party pics — when you click ahead.
This weekend marks the 11th annual South Beach Wine and Food Festival, and we're en route to check in on the scene as you read this.
You may know that the festival offers an exciting mix of celebrity chefs, culinary demos, and of course, wine and food — but there's plenty more that goes on behind the scenes. We thought it'd be fun to offer a glimpse of the event by the numbers. Let's begin with the biggest one: the festival will see 57,000 ticketed attendees over the course of this weekend. For more surprising facts, keep reading.
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This weekend marks the anniversary of a special event, and we're not talking about the Oscars — we're headed to the 11th annual Food Network South Beach Wine and Food Festival! Last year, we heard insights from Jamie Oliver, discovered we'd been making cocktails all wrong, learned how to prep onions the Scott Conant way, and got in on Anne Burrell's secrets to making pasta. Stay tuned for more lessons from Food Network chefs and celebrity wine educators, tasting tent trendspotting, and, of course, the winner of this year's South Beach Burger Bash!
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