Sunday, February 24, 2008

Tom Shines at Food Network Wine & Food Festival

Tom participated in the "Grand Tasting" as part of the Food Network South Beach Wine & Food Festival yesterday -- one of only 40 restaurants in south Florida to be invited to what is quickly becoming THE most prestigious (snooty) food show in the U.S. and one of the most coveted events in town (tickets sold out long ago and I had no luck getting one which was going for about $200!). With the mercury registering over 85 degrees on South Beach, Tom and his team served up nearly 3,000 servings of "seared sea scallops with a truffled sweet corn broth" -- ask Tom how many times he said that with a smile! Several folks rated it the best of the lot including famed pastry chef, Jacques Torres, who owns two candy factories in Manhattan. Needless to say, he had a great showing and was pumped up after his performance -- bean and I couldn't be prouder!

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