On the southern side of Miami in the heart Coral Gables, you will find the elegant and historic Biltmore Hotel.
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 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.
At the end of the event, all of the piggy banks were collected and the votes were counted.
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.
Dr. EveAnn Lovero writes Travel Guides at www.vino-con-vista.com
Salute to Ingrid!!
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