The Palm Beach Food & Wine Festival has announced new details of its annual ‘Sustain’ event featuring four James Beard Award winning chefs who will come together to prepare a menu for the one-night dining experience at the island’s PB Catch Seafood & Raw Bar on Dec. 10. (www.pbcatch.com).
The entire event – a highlight the Palm Beach winter season – will be held Dec. 10-13 (pbfoodwinefest.com).
Inspired by the sustainable farming practices of today’s agri- and aquaculturists, the ‘Sustain’ dinner invites chefs Mike Lata (James Beard Best Chef: Southeast, 2009), Jonathon Sawyer (Best Chef: Great Lakes, 2015), Stephen Stryjewski (Best Chef: South, 2011) and PB Catch Executive Chef Aaron Black to shine a light on sustainability by creating entrées and hors d’oeuvres that encapsulate their home regions’ local flavors. Chef Johnny Iuzzini (Outstanding Pastry Chef, 2006) will prepare one of his iconic desserts, and every course will be paired with exceptional wines from world-renowned vintners.
The five-course dinner will take guests on a culinary tour of America’s vast and colorful palate. Lata, of Charleston, S.C., will showcase low country flavors; Stryjewski will bring New Orleans’ Cajun roots, while Cleveland’s diverse history will certainly dictate Sawyer’s finished dishes.
Now in its fourth year, ‘Sustain’ is a staple event on the Palm Beach Food & Wine Festival’s roster of culinary celebrations, having featured the talents of such distinguished chefs as Gabrielle Hamilton, Virginia Willis, Elizabeth Falkner and Marc Murphy, as well South Florida’s Zach Bell and Dean Max. The event will begin with a reception at 7 p.m. in PB Catch’s bar and lounge.
Headquartered at the Four Seasons Resort Palm Beach with select locations on the island of Palm Beach, the ninth annual Palm Beach Food & Wine Festival will include a collection of dinners, wine and cocktail tastings, cooking demonstrations, book signings, and seminars discussing the latest culinary trends, all featuring some of the world’s most renowned chefs and industry leaders.
This year’s line-up of culinary masters and food trendsetters include returning chefs Robert Irvine, Marc Murphy, Christina Tosi, Johnny Iuzzini, Elizabeth Falkner, Anita Lo, Jeff Mauro and Ken Oringer, as well as new PBFWF additions Hugh Acheson, Gavin Kaysen, Dena Marino, Michael Ruhlman, Brad Kilgore and Beau MacMillan, and Palm Beach County favorites Clay Conley, Tim Lipman, Sean Brasel, Tory Martindale, Lindsay Autry and Aaron Black.