Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Foodies Flock to Santa Fe - Food and Wine Expo Sunday

Sara Moulton
Do you have your Santa Fe Harvest Festival pass? This Sunday, I'll be at the Food and Wine Expo at the Eldorado Hotel and Spa. The event runs 1pm - 4pm. It's the first of its kind and it looks like fun!

The organizers are calling you! Food and wine lovers, don’t miss this Sunday afternoon epicurean extravaganza! Taste the specialties of top restaurants such as La Boca, Jambo CafĂ© and Epazote and Luminaria, as well as more than a dozen wineries. Exhibits featuring everything from cookware to coffee beans will make your early holiday shopping easy.

Meet celebrity chefs Sara Moulton, John Rivera Sedlar & Bradley Ogden, who will be signing their latest cookbooks: Sara Moulton’s Everyday FamilyDinners (Simon & Shuster); Tamales (John Wiley & Sons) Holiday Dinners with Bradley Ogden:150 Festive Recipes for Bringing Family and Friends Together (Running Press).

At the Silent Auction, you’ll find dozens of great gifts (or gifts for yourself), such as hotel & spa packages, a hand-made Turkish carpet, dinner prepared by professional chefs and more – all at incredible bargain prices! All proceeds go to benefit the educational programs of Cooking with Kids.

During the Grand Gourmet, you can also watch 10 of Santa Fe's best bartenders battle it out in the Bar Wars! finale to see who will take home the $1,000 cash prize! Semi-finalists include Alex Velez of Amavi and The Junction, Sergio Perez of Luminaria, Veronica Rae Raffensperger of the Eldorado Hotel, Forrest Wynn of the Ore House at Milagro, James Reis of the Inn of the Anasazi, Melanie Liparulo of Sleeping Dog, Todd Walker of the Hotel St. Francis, Tony Fiorina of Milagro, Dana Luttrell of Tiny's and Adrienne Miller of Hard Rock Casino.

Note: Grand Gourmet& Bar Wars! finale admission FREE with Gold and Red Pass; $25 at the door without SFHF Pass.