Thursday, November 29
Food Network New York City Wine & Food Festival, coming in Fall 2008.
(These festival names are a mouthful!)
Rachael channeled her inner Oompa-Loompa for the event, with her mega spray tan proudly showcasing a deep chocolate-orange hue-- perhaps serving as an homage to the famous Willy Wonka candy makers?
And how is it that Ingrid Hoffmann, well-known as Food Network's most scantily dressed star, is wearing the most clothes!?!
I guess Miami girls have a hard time adjusting to New York weather.
Even Chiarello showed up! That's quite a jaunt from his Napa-valley abode, just for a lil' old candy party.
Businesswire has the deets on the goodies:
Guests will sample the mouthwatering creations of New York’s premiere pastry chefs, chocolatiers, and bakers, including such notable James Beard Outstanding Pastry Chef award winners and nominees as Le Bernardin’s Michael Laiskonis (2007 winner), Dessert Studio at Chocolat Michel Cluizel’s Will Goldfarb (2007 nominee), Jean Georges’ Johnny Iuzzini (2006 winner), and Karen DeMasco of Craft (2005 winner). Also participating in the festivities will be Food Network stars Rachael Ray, Giada De Laurentiis, Michael Chiarello, Duff Goldman, Cat Cora, Sandra Lee and Ingrid Hoffmann
Luckily, there was a good cause thrown in. The event benefitted Share Our Strength and the Food Bank for New York City.
Plus, you got a nice photo opp with G and R:
Doesn't that look... nice.
I didn't get a chance to go, but I'm hoping to make it to the actual festival next year. Check out http://www.nycwineandfoodfestival.com/ for more info.
[Photos via Wireimage]