South Florida's Top Chefs featured at A Blue Wave Affair!

The 4th Annual Deerfield Beach Wine & Food Festival features south Florida's Culinary Chef’s preparing fresh cuisine from culinary regions around the world.

Festival Schedule:
Vineyard Party - Friday, April 25th, 2014 from 7 PM to 10 PM (VIP Vineyard Party starts at 6 PM)
Grand Tasting - Saturday, April 26th, 2014 from 6 PM to 10 PM (VIP Grand Tasting starts at 5 PM)


Festival & Live Cooking Demonstration Chefs

Gourmet At Your Door Gourmet At Your Door Review

The VIP Vineyard Party and VIP Grand Tasting Host Gourmet At Your Door is your home delivery service of (ready to cook) five-star restaurant quality portioned controlled foods. Our company features and distributes an extensive variety of top quality gourmet products. We opened our doors in 2004 with a management team that has a combined experience in the meat and home delivery business for over 30 Years!
Our Company takes pride in providing the highest quality meats, along with outstanding value to our loyal clientele. Most of our products are Gourmet at Your Door exclusives: succulent seafood and lobster, spectacular colossal shrimp, top-grade meats (Angus, Premium Choice, Kobe,Wagyu, Prime, Organic), irresistible hors d’oeuvres, top quality poultry (antibiotic and hormone free), heat & serve entrées, and decadent desserts. We are exclusive vendors of high quality beef such as "Sterling Silver" brand, and Bell and Evans Poultry. All of these conveniently delivered to your door.

Gourmet At Your Door | Miami, FL | 305.252.3096 | Web

Oceans 234 Restaurant in Deerfield Beach, FL Victor Franco

Born and raised in South Florida, Chef Victor Franco has worked for some of South Florida’s finest Chefs. After graduating from The Art Institute in Fort Lauderdale, Victor went to work for Chef Mark Militello on Las Olas Boulevard. After Marks Victor moved on to The Riverhouse, one of Fort Lauderdale’s most historic landmarks. There he learned the importance of using the finest ingredients, as well as sharpening his skills preparing veal, seafood and produce. Since then, Chef Victor has apprenticed in Maryland as a Pastry Chef, as well as a Personal Chef for foreign dignitaries and Local Politicians. After two and a half years in Maryland, Chef Victor returned to South Florida. Recently Victor has become the new Executive Chef at Oceans 234, Deerfield Beach’s premier oceanfront restaurant. By combining all his experience and adding his personal touch, Chef Franco has elevated the Oceans 234 menu far beyond anyone’s expectations!

Oceans 234 | 234 North Ocean Blvd. | Deerfield Beach, FL 33441 | 954.428.2539 | Web

Ethos Greek Bistro Ethos Salad

Welcome to Ethos Greek Bistro. Located in Coconut Creek, Ethos will be serving the finest Greek foods with exciting dishes and unique relaxed ambiance. At Ethos, every dish is created in house using only the freshest, finest ingredients. We serve only the choicest meats and seafood, extra virgin olive oil from the island of Crete, freshest vegetables, and desserts that are baked fresh daily. Our authentic menu and atmosphere create a truly enjoyable dining experience.

Ethos Greek Bistro | 4437 Lyons Road E104 | Coconut Creek, FL | 754.999.0050 | Web

Cafe Med Pasta Cafe Med Deerfield

The Taste of Tradition - For Italians around the world, mealtime is family time – when generous portions of delicious food, lively conversation and timeless traditions get passed around the table, and from one generation to the next. Food is love and at Cafe Med, that passion is expressed in an exciting blend of Old World traditions and New World flair. The origins of our time-tested recipes and authentic ingredients can be traced from the shores of the Mediterranean to the shops of Arthur Avenue, “The Real Little Italy” of the Bronx, New York. For generations, the family-owned bakeries, butcher shops and restaurants of Arthur Avenue have been where those in the know go for the best Italian breads, pastas, meats, sausages, pastries, espresso machines, and more. We proudly source many of these ingredients, to which our chefs add a creative South Florida flair. So come, gather round and enjoy a delicious taste of tradition, from our family to yours.

Cafe Med Ristorante | 2096 NE 2nd St | Deerfield Beach, FL 33441 | 954.596.5840 | Web

Moonshine Mollys Moonshine Mollys Country Saloon

Moonshine Molly's Country Restaurant & Saloon is an American style country BBQ restaurant that fuses the mouth-watering award winning BBQ with a myriad of unique drinks, tasty bites, country line dancing, live music, a comfortable atmosphere & fun! Award winning Chef Walt has brought exciting new techniques & flavors of Southern favorites to Moonshine Molly's. Specialties include fall off the bone baby back ribs, country fried chicken, delicious hush puppies, pulled pork, Moonshine Molly's signature "Sweet Becca Blues BBQ Sauce" and much more. This great food is complemented by amazing signature "Moonshine" drinks as well as a one of a kind Whiskey Fusion Bar the only one in Florida (no sugar, no toxin) with over 23 different whiskey cocktails! Also featuring a Moonshine specialty cocktail menu with over 40 unique creations. Moonshine Molly's welcomes the south Florida community to come and enjoy not only their food & drinks but their fun atmosphere which offers so much. There will be Free line dancing classes (beginner, intermediate, advance & couples) as well as live band karaoke (starting in January) & family nights with Bingo and trivia. Live entertainment on Friday & Saturday night will be featured as well as open mic nights

Moonshine Molly's Country Saloon | 6450 N Federal Hwy Boca Raton | 561.443.3337 | Web

Gimme A Burger Gimme A Burger Deerfield Beach

2012 2nd Place Judges's Pick for Best Grill Master in the Boca Burger Battle! Gimme a Burger, based in South Florida, is the collaborative effort of a group of close friends with a lifetime of experience in the restaurant and hospitality industry. The idea was to create a fast food dining experience based on high quality food served in an upscale environment rather than the common cafeteria type atmosphere.

Our promise is to serve great food, fast and fresh. We use only the finest ingredients from the finest purveyors in the industry. Unlike others we don't just use any old meat or fillers for our burgers. Our burgers are 100% Prime Certified Angus Beef® that give them a distinctive taste and flavor, even without any toppings. This beef is produced under strict sanitary conditions inspected by the USDA. We don't cut corners or quality. We deliver the best at a value price. We won't serve anything we wouldn't be proud to serve to our family and friends.

Come taste the difference and don't forget; If you're hungry all you have to say is Gimme A Burger.

Our head cook and bottle washer is Craig Marcy. He has spent a lifetime in food industry working at all levels from the kitchen to management. He's worked in mom and pop operations all the way up to corporate multi-chain operations in a managerial role. He has a true passion for food and creative flair. Since the opening of Gimme A Burger, Craig has decided he likes the title of self taught burger engineer. Craig and his team of burger engineers, Dave Erbe and Randy Johnson can build your ultimate burger.

Gimme A Burger | 1200 East Hillsboro Blvd. Deerfield Beach, FL 33441 | 954.708.2553 | Web

Blue Martini Boca Raton Chef Carrie Spalding Blue Martini

Carrie Spalding attended Florida Culinary Institute and has been with Blue Martini for nine years. Always have had a passion for food and enjoys creating delicious plates for family and friends when not at work.

Blue Martini | 6000 Glades Road, Suite C-1380 Boca Raton, FL 33431 | 561.910.2583 | Web

The Whale Raw Bar and Fish House The Whale Restaurant

Welcome to The Whale Raw Bar and Fish House where they serve the finest and freshest seafood, as well as offering a full raw bar menu along with sandwiches and salads. Some of the signature items that customers return for each time includes, Fried Mahi Rueben, Award Winning Maine Lobster Roll, and try our Lobster Empenadas and selection of Fajitas. Steamed or Fried Ipswich Clams and Baked Stuffed Dolphin. The Whale raw Bar offers a full liquor bar. Our full children's menu will keep all family members happy. We're looking forward to serving you!

The Whale Raw Bar & Fish House | 7619 N. State Rd 7 | Parkland FL, 33073 | 954.345.9190 | Web

JByrd's Muddy Waters Restaurant in Deerfield Beach JByrd's Muddy Waters Chef

Muddy's extraordinary & sometimes "pirated" recipes are made in-house with the finest of fresh ingredients. From our fresh seafood, meats, chowders, soups & sauces, our quality is unsurpassed and a value that we take pride in presenting to you.' Sit back, enjoy our clean, unique atmosphere, friendly staff and slip into "Island Mode." Relax and enjoy and let us take the helm... you just enjoy the cruise. The outdoor patio area with its eclectic Key West style atmosphere with gliding picnic tables, tropical trees and landscaping, a fish pond with turtles, gold fish and two parrots to complement the tropical scenery. Bon Appetite and may the bounty be yours!

JByrd's Muddy Waters | 2237 W Hillsboro Bldv | Deerfield Beach FL, 33442 | 954.428.6577 | Web

Burger Craze Burger Craze French Apple Angus Beer Burger

The name says it all! Top quality ingredients come together to create unique taste sensations. Enjoy juicy burgers topped with fresh ingredients to satisfy any craving! All Burgers are made with certified Angus Beef but can also be substituted with a tasty Chicken Breast, Veggie Chipotle Black Bean, Salmon or Turkey Burger! Burger Craze will also have a selection of flavorful wings, fresh gourmet salads and savory hotdogs that will tantalize your taste buds! You’ll crave the craze!

Burger Craze | 2096 NE 2nd St. Deerfield Beach, FL 33441 | 954.596.5949 | Web

Galeto Pertini Galeto Pertini Chef

We, at Gelato Petrini, are firmly dedicated to the highest standards of quality and consistency. Our focus on sourcing top quality and natural ingredients allows Gelato Petrini to produce awarding gelati and sorbetti. Our ability to cater to a wide range of dietary restrictions makes Gelato Petrini unique and our capacity and focus on offering high levels of customization makes Gelato Petrini the perfect partner for discerning clients.

Gelato Petrini | 1205 SW 4th Ave | Delray Beach, FL 33444 | 561.600.4088 | Web

Tijuana Taxi Co Tijuana Taxi Co Enchilada Platter

Tijuana Taxi Co. serves delicious authentic Mexican food and the best Margaritas this side of the border! Huge portions, patio seating, amazing cocktails and an unusually inviting atmosphere make THE TAXI one of the hottest eateries in town! Two great locations conveniently located in Coral Springs and Davie! Deerfield Beach location Coming Soon!

Tijuana Taxi Co | 901 N University Drive | Coral Springs, FL 33071 | 954.344.9201 | Web

Bistro N Logo Bistro N Wine Bar

Bistro N is a stylish, yet comfortable restaurant featuring a contemporary American interpretation of classic bistro cuisine. The exhibition kitchen provides a stage for chefs to prepare uniquely designed dishes creating an energetic environment. Perfect for a sophisticated evening on the town, dinner between shopping and a movie or a quick family meal, Bistro N can meet all of your dining needs. A step above your typical dining expectation, the wait staff is knowledgeable with a passion for attentive service. Start your experience with signature asparagus tempura followed by traditional chicken pommes frites, filet bordelaise or jumbo lump crab cake. Top off your meal with house made desserts including white chocolate bread pudding. The menu is complimented by a well-chosen selection of hand-crafted cocktails and wines, many available by the glass, that pair well with the menu. Bistro N looks forward to serving you soon.

Bistro N | Nordstrom - Town Center Mall | 5820 Glades Rd. | Boca Raton, FL 33431 | 561.620.3286 | Web

Potions In Motion Potions In Motion Dane Iacangelo

Meet Executive Chef, Dane Iacangelo. Chef Dane has over 12 years of cooking experience. Chef Dane ran the Hampton Clambake and Catering company in the Hamptons for 7 years along with 5 seasons in Palm Beach. Chef Dane came aboard to Potions in Motion's food division about 2 years ago and has totally revamped and revitalized the food catering aspect of the company. Chef Dane has incorporated all types of cuisine to prepare exquisite food and amazing presentation that will surely excite even the pickiest of pallets.

Potions in Motion | Boca Raton, FL | 877.727.8964 or 561.989.8879 | Web

Italio Modern Italian Kitchen Boca Raton Italio Kitchen Boca Raton

Italio is a modern Italian kitchen created with freshness in mind. Every meal is completely customizable and handcrafted in our open kitchen with only the finest and freshest ingredients. We believe in fast, flavorful meals. And we believe great food shouldn't break the bank. Whether you take your time or take it to go, Italio invites you to enjoy a crisp salad, heaping pasta bowl or one of our legendary piadinas - thin, authentic Italian wraps filled with your choice of grilled entrée, delicate pasta, crisp vegetables, artisan cheese and house-made pesto and sauce.

Italio Modern Italian Kitchen | 1658 N Federal Hwy, Boca Raton, FL 33432 | 561.392.7778 | Web

Living Green Living Green Oakland Park

When certain people get up in the morning, they choose to do things in a different, special way. Their idea is to try and be a little better than the day before, one decision, one meal, one fruit one lap at a time. Living Green is about health and balance across all spectrums of our lives. It's about eating healthy foods and exercising with a purpose, beyond the conventional definition. Living Green is not a diet, a workout or about recycling. Those are just words. Living Green is a lifestyle. -It’s about helping others without any self interest. -It’s about making choices that will influence our environment in the days to come. -It’s about craving nutritious food because you know it’s good for you. -It’s about exercising so you are strong and flexible; therefore looking good is a wonderful byproduct of feeling good! -It’s about jumping over the rail on your porch. -It’s about riding your bicycle in the rain. -It’s about “having good stories to tell when we are old and sitting on a rocking chair” G.P. As much as Living Green is about eating properly and exercising, Living Green is about nourishing a healthy and spiritual mind. Having a glass or two of wine even dessert after a healthy meal with loved ones, whether family, friends or even a good conversation with a stranger, we believe is as beneficial as the most disciplined habits. Food for the soul; taking few minutes to acknowledge and be appreciative of the something we all have to be thankful for. Living Green is a health conscious market that provides some of the basic tools to those people that are looking for a pure and better way to live. Stay healthy, Anthony Papageorgiou

Living Green Fresh Market | 1305 E Commercial Blvd Oakland Park, FL 33334 | 954.771.9770 | Website

Godiva Boca Raton Town Center Mall in Boca Raton, FL Godiva staff in Boca Raton

GODIVA Chocolatier Boca Town Center is gearing up for our 2010 Season. We just introduced our NEW Bakery Dessert Truffles - featuring Chocolate Lava Cake, Carrot Cake, Red Velvet and more. Now we KICK off the Season with our New Devilish Chocolates. Come Check out our Chocolate made of the FINEST ingredients. Stop in Join our Rewards Club and ENJOY some SWEET TREATS on us.

GODIVA Chocolatier | 6000 Glades Road Boca Raton | Boca Raton, FL 33431 | 561.338.3210 | Web

Wing Stop Wing Stop Deerfiled Beach

At Wingstop we are obsessed with making the best wings in town. That's why wings aren't just on the menu, they are the menu! Always made to order, sauced and tossed in our 10 mouthwatering flavors.

Our original chicken wing, crispy and juicy. We make our wings from fresh chicken and don't cook them until you order. Some things are just worth the wait. Available in individual combos, meals for two, family packs and a la cart sizes.

Regardless if you enjoy Classic Wings, Boneless Wings or Boneless Strips, Wingstop is sure to have a Combo to fit your taste. Now you can mix and match Classic Wings and Boneless Wings. Sauced and tossed in your favorite Wing flavors served with Fresh Cut Seasoned Fries, Dip and a fountain drink.

Wing Stop | 3656 W Hillsboro Blvd | Deerfield Beach, FL 33442 | 954.422.9621 | Web

big bear brewing co logo big bear brewing co

AT BIG BEAR BREWING COMPANY

We provide outstanding service and the highest quality food. We are committed to sourcing the highest quality ingredients at the peak of their season. Our soups, salad dressings, desserts, and sauces are homemade from scratch daily. We use locally sourced fresh seafood & produce.

OUR STORY…

Big Bear Brewing Co. opened its doors in July of 1997. Our concept was based on serving fresh brewed beer with quality and creative food in a warm and friendly atmosphere. When we opened, brewpubs were expanding throughout the country. Since then, the brewpub concept has slowed, but not Big Bear.

We like to think of our very loyal guests as family, and after 15 years that family continues to grow. We have a strong foundation in this community and are very proud of that achievement. Behind the scenes of any successful restaurant is a devoted staff… we have many who have been with us since the beginning. Consistency breeds success and for that we thank our crew.

Big Bear Brewing Co | 1800 North University Drive, Coral Springs, FL 33071 | 954.341.5545 | Web

Vargsa Best Seasoning Vargsa Best Seasoning Miami

Varga's Best Seasoning was founded in the 30 years of the Culinary Arts experience by the Chef (''Blanca Vargas") a certified Graduate from Le Cordon Bleu known as "Chef Mama Goose". It's an All Natural Dry Spice Seasoning used for all types of meats even for beans and eggs. It's a new way of cooking, it's like having a chef at home. Why have your cabinets full of other uneccesary seasonings when you ONLY need one "Varga's Best Seasoning".

Varga's Best Seasoning, LLC | P.O. Box 432096 | South Miami, FL 33243 | 786.239.2226 | Web

Butcher Block Grill Boca Raton Butcher Block Grill Boca Raton Restaurant

If you’re searching for a great Palm Beach County steakhouse with an all-natural menu, Butcher Block Grill of Boca Raton is the place to go for ‘naturally delicious’ fine dining.

At Butcher Block Grill of Boca Raton, we only use the highest-quality, 100% natural aged beef, along with fresh poultry, shellfish and locally-grown produce. We combine these all-natural ingredients with a unique fusion of Mediterranean flavors and American steakhouse classics to create a memorable and healthy dining experience.

Butcher Block Grill | 7000 W Camino Real | Boca Raton, FL 33433 | 561.409.3035 | Web

Salt Life Food Shack Salt Life Food Shack Coral Springs

Salt Life Originating in Jacksonville Beach, “Salt Life” was once a simple phrase uttered on a spearfishing trip. Today, Salt Life is a widely recognized sub-culture amidst avid divers, surfers, fishermen and everyone who loves the sound of surf, sand in their shoes and beautiful seas. It’s a way of life, a matter of choice, and one that we are proud to be a part of. That’s why you will find so many that display these two simple words on their shirts, shorts, cars and boats. For more information on Salt Life Inc., visit saltlife.com. Salt Life Food Shack Salt Life Food Shack is designed to be a natural extension of the values and lifestyle exemplified by Salt Life. Salt Life Food Shack was developed with the commitment to provide a community driven restaurant that compliments the brand, where “living the Salt Life” is a part of everyday life. We offer a carefully crafted eclectic menu to cater to all tastes and personalities. Salt Life Food Shack of Jacksonville Beach is just the first of many destinations to provide the perfect locale for beach goers to enjoy great dishes, cool drinks and the opportunity to catch up with family and friends. Our casual yet trendy open-air space accommodates all types, from the avid seaman to land lovers looking for a taste of the Salt Life. It’s your choice of flops over loafers, and now your ideal choice for lunch or dinner! So bask in “the life” and pull up a stool. Eat, Drink and above all, be Salty.

Salt Life Food Shack | 2660 N University Dr. Coral Springs, FL 33065 | 954.340.7258 | Web

Melting Pot Boca Raton Melting Pot Chef, Bill Schmearer

Bill has been in the business of making memories by serving fondue in Boca Raton for over 20 years. The Boca location continues to be a Zagat award-winning restaurant, where food is cooked tableside by diners guided by servers sharing their secret recipes. He is currently involved in 10 of these locally owned and operated franchise locations nationwide, but he and his family call the community of Boca Raton they’re home and they continue to give back to this community in a big way. Monthly fundraisers or “fondueraisers” as Bill calls them have raised thousands of dollars for local and national charities.

The Melting Pot | 5455 N. Federal Hwy, Suite A | Boca Raton, FL 33487 | 561.997.7472 | Web

A Flair For Fudge Hilary Saporta

Armed with twelve unique creations such as Cuban Coffee Toffee, Wasabi and Ginger, Key Lime Pie, Guava and Cream Cheese, White Chocolate Blueberry Pie, Black Bean, and Oreo® Cookie, A Flair For Fudge was launched in April, 2011, offering a distinct spin on this classic treat. Owner, Hilary Saporta , started experimenting with additional ingredients such as black beans. “I drew on my mother-in-law’s Cuban roots for that one.” The results are some of the most original combinations and delicious tasting fudge, anyone will ever experience. Encouraged by the quick progress of her exciting new enterprise, orders started coming in almost immediately from old friends, colleagues and the “South Florida motorcycle community.” In fact, she received her first corporate order from a local property of a national hotel chain after her second week in business. In addition, A Flair For Fudge just landed a monthly gift program deal with a major automotive retailer. “I am so flattered and thankful for all of the wonderful support and incredible response to my product. It fuels my dream and determination to take this company nationally. If you love what you do, you’ll love how you live. I’m certainly doing that and I realize how lucky I am,” Hilary said. A Flair For Fudge ships nationally. Treat yourself to the extraordinary. Treat yourself to Real! Unique! Fudge! Order online at AFlairForFudge.com.

A Flair For Fudge | 754.444.0585 | Web

Lime Fresh Mexican Grill Lime Fresh Mexican Grill Salsa Bar

"It's not your ordinary Oompah place!"

“Fresh” “Healthy” “Organic” “Sustainable” We’re sick of green-washed buzzwords you hear a lot but don’t mean much at all.

So, here’s our no-quote truth:
Our food is freakin’ good. It’s how we went from one bumpin’ burrito shop in hell-raising, health-conscious South Beach to over 20 (… and counting) along the East Coast.

Why’s our food so good?
We use the best ingredients available, delivered daily and prepared on-site for all our homemade salsa, sauces and sides. Plus, we really care if you like it. We make your meal however you want it, bring it out to you and bring it back if it’s not perfect. We’re cool like that.
We also have vegetarian, low-carb and low-fat options. But we’ll be the first to tell you that a mound of sour cream on a low-carb wrap… still has a mound of sour cream. So keep it in check Madam Denial.
So, yeah. If you want delicious, freshly-prepared Mexican food with a precocious, often-offends attitude … then welcome. We like you already.

Lime Fresh Mexican Grill | 4425 Lyons Rd (Promenade), Coconut Creek, Fl 33073 | 954.586.2999 | Web

Palate Party Palate Party Chef

Serving South Florida with the finest & freshest ingredients making a party in your mouth every time.

Chef Robyn Almodovar brings to South Florida bold, fresh and vibrant flavors. Chef Robyn practices farm to table and only uses the finest and freshest and ingredients available. It's a guaranteed 'party in your mouth every time'.

Palate Party | Mobile Catering Truck, Hollywood, Florida 33020 | 954.495.8385 | Web

Chef_Annette_Watkins

Annette Watkins lived her first 13 years in Rochester, N.Y., but considers herself a native Floridian. She graduated from the University of South Florida in 1981,with a B.A. in Communications, and spent many years working in marketing with Revlon Cosmetics, and later as a pharmaceutical sales representative

“Not only was it always a “dream job,” I’ve had a passion for, but it helps and inspires so many people. There is definitely a need out there for a show like this, and I hope we make it not only interesting for our audience, but lots of fun.”

Cooking without Looking | 305.200.9104