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The Tastiest Pig at “Swine and Wine” at The Biltmore Hotel in Coral Gables Florida: Southbeach Wine and Food Festival Event

Swine and Wine Cookies at SOBE 2012The prettiest Pig at the Party

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A Duroc sow being shown at The Last Royal Show

A Duroc sow being shown at The Last Royal Show (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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On the southern side of Miami in the heart Coral Gables, you will find the elegant and historic Biltmore Hotel.

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The Biltmore Hotel in Coral Gables Florida

A happy Chef admires his Swine

As part of the South Beach Wine and Food Festival, there was an extravagant “Swine and Wine” Event at the Biltmore Hotel Country Club in Coral Gables on the last day of the festival.

This event was hosted by Debi Mazar and Gabrielle Corcos from the Cooking Channels’s “Extra Virgin” Show in conjuction with Pat LaFrieda Meats.

More than a dozen chefs used their favorite preparation technique for an incredible afternoon of pork flavors. Chefs prepared Duroc and Hampshire farm-raised breeds of super tender pigs. Prizes were given for the Tastiest Swine at the Party.

Chefs carving their Swine

Chefs prepared roasted suckling pigs, attendees tasted their cuisine and cast their vote for their favorite preparation technique.  Attendees sipped wine and mojitos and walked around tasting the Swine. They voted with chips for the best Swine. Each chef station had piggy banks for swine-eaters to cast their ballots.

Mojitos at Swine and WIne

Swine eaters could cast their vote in a Piggy Bank

Swine and Wine Event at SOBEWFF 2012

At the end of the event, all of the piggy banks were collected and the votes were counted.

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Votes are cast for the Best of Swine and Wine

The winning Chef was Ingrid Hoffman from “Simply Delicioso.” She prepared a mini pulled pork taco bowl with guava salsa negra and pickled mustard seeds.

Ingrid Hoffmann was born on April 10, 1965, She is a Colombian-American television personality and restaurateur, currently hosting the Food Network series Simply Delicioso and the Spanish-language cooking and lifestyle show Delicioso on Galavisión. Her cookbook, Simply Delicioso: A Collection of Everyday Recipes with a Latin Twist was published on February 8, 2008 by Clarkson Potter.

Plan to attend the Coral Gables International Mango Festival  in July.

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Raise your glass to Ingrid Hoffman for winning the Swine Award at the Biltmore

Dr. EveAnn Lovero writes Travel Guides at www.vino-con-vista.com

Salute to Ingrid!!

Igrid Hoffman was the Winner at Swine and Wine at the BIltmore

Ingrid Hoffman was the Winning Chef at Swine and Wine 2012 at the BIltmore

Swine and Wine 2012 at the Biltmore in Coral Gables

Winner of Wine and Swine at the Biltmore in Coral Gables Florida

Wine and Swine at SOBE 2012

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