Before the news was 24 hours old about this year’s Palm Beach Food & Wine Festival schedule, taking place Dec. 12 to 15, there were four sold-out events. Two of them were sold out even before the announcement, but it’s indicative of how popular this 13-year-old festival is—so be forewarned and buy your tickets ASAP.
Speaking of tickets, the prices have gone up this year by about $10 per ticket (the grand tasting was $85 in 2018, this year it’s $95). But don’t let that stop you from attending and meeting your favorite TV and cookbook chefs in your own back yard. Totally worth it! Go here for tickets.
Below is a listing of the tickets still available, and there are ticket packages, too.
- Sustain: A now-yearly dinner at PB Catch Seafood & Raw Bar on Palm Beach, starting at 7 p.m. Chefs Jose Garces, Matthew Jennings, Charles Phan, Sarah Sipe and PBC’s host Chef Aaron Black with a five-course dinner that emphasizes sustainable seafood. Tickets are $195.
- The First Bite: This takes place at Owner/Chef Clay Conley’s Buccan on Palm Beach, starting at 7 p.m. He and co-host chef Zach Bell will be there with chefs Michael Anthony, Marc Forgione and Alon Shaya. It includes a cocktail hour and amuse-bouches before the five-course dinner. Tickets are $215.
- One Caribbean Night: At the Avocado Grill in Palm Beach Gardens with a five-course dinner, at 7 p.m., and host Chef Julien Gremaud with guest chefs Mike Lata, Dean Max and Jonathon Sawyer. Tickets are $195.
- GRAVY featuring Antinori wines: This is at Café Sapori in West Palm Beach, starting at noon, and host Chef Fabrizio Giorgi will present lunch with guest chefs Elizabeth Falkner, Joe Flamm and Tony Mantuano. Tickets are $135.
- Southern Revival, featuring Duckhorn wines: Starting at noon, this is The Regional’s Owner/Chef Lindsay Autry’s mouthwatering lunch each year. This year, she will cook with guest chefs Timon Balloo, Tory McPhail, Stephen Styjewski and her amazing Pastry Chef Sarah Sipes – a five-course meal. Tickets are $135.
- A Dinner at Florie’s: At Palm Beach’s Four Seasons, starting at 7 p.m., Florie’s chefs Jose Gamez and Brandon Salomon will present dinner. Tickets are $195.
- Kids Kitchen: Always sold out, these teaching classes at the Four Seasons on Palm Beach with chef Marc Murphy are a thrill for kids and their parents. There are two sessions, each 90 minutes and class size is 60 kids each—one session at 9 a.m., one at 10 a.m. One adult per child is able to attend. Session A will be with Murphy, Session B will be taught by a special guest chef yet to be announced. Tickets are $50.
- Master Taste: Master Sommelier Virginia Philip, and owner of the Virginia Philip Wine Spirits & Academy, will lead a private tasting featuring rare wine selections. Starting at 11 a.m.; tickets are $125.
- Porch BBQ: Owners/chefs Jeremy and Cindy Bearman of Oceano Kitchen in Lantana will be joined by Chef Stephen Stryjewski for lunch starting at noon. Tickets are $100.
- Chillin’ N’ Grillin’: Starting at 12:30 p.m., this lunchtime ode to good cooking will be at Eau Palm Beach Resort & Spa, with host Chef Matthew Gale and guest chefs Timon Balloo, Richard Blais, Marc Forgione, Sarah Grueneberg, Mike Lata, Charles Phan, Jonathon Sawyer and Alon Shaya. Tickets are $150.
- Indulge: Starting at 5:30 p.m. at the Four Seasons on Palm Beach, join host Chef Jose Gamez with guest chefs Michael Anthony, Mary Attea, Ashley Christensen, Elizabeth Falkner, Joe Flamm, Ben Ford, Jose Garces, Matthew Jennings, Anita Lo, Tony Mantuano and Marc Murphy. Tickets are $175.
- Daniel & Friends: A fast sell-out is sure to be this Sunday brunch at Café Boulud hosted by Chef Daniel Boulud, starting at 11 a.m. It’s an al fresco walk-around tasting you won’t forget. Tickets are $150.
- Wine Spectator’s Grand Tasting: Starting at 3 p.m. at the Palm Beach County Convention Center, this gathering has more food and wine and spirits than you can eat or drink. Guaranteed. There’s also a Grand Chef Throwdown with guest judges Robert Irvine and Adam Richman. Tickets are $95.