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Palm Springs Art of Food And Wine
Palm Desert Art of Food & Wine photos are provided courtesy Brian Maurer


Palm Springs--The Art of Food & Wine™ Palm Desert, is a four-day celebration showcasing the best in art, food and wine hospitality.


Honored with numerous awards for the eventt's advertising efforts, production and communications, it was selected as one of the Top 100 Annual Events in Southern California by BizBash; 2008 Gold ADDY & 2008 Bronze ADDY  Advertising Federation of the Desert honoree for the poster to complement and commemorate The 2007 Art of Food & Wine Palm Desert; 2008 Golden Trumpet for the event production firm, KemperSports.


Exhibitors at the event combine the love of food and wine with fine art, providing a cultural feast to sample, sip and savor. Among the interesting companies attending, Maple Leaf Duck Farms, Siku Vodka, Russian Traditions and Ultimate Munch offer diverse products for the public to learn about in the event, which is a four-day course on fine living. While there are many activities and events throughout the four-day festival, many visitors look forward to the grand finale on Sunday, November 9, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Desert Springs JW Marriott Resort & Spa. Grand Tasting Sunday includes over 20 of California's favorite wineries such as Sterling Vineyards, Francis Ford Coppola Winery, Ironstone Vineyards, Charles Krug Winery, Gloria Ferrer and Carina Cellars.  Celebrity chefs such as Tommy Tang prepare gourmet faire, and restaurants such as Hog's Breath Inn, The Cliffhouse and mister parker's provide top quality appetizers for sampling. Paired with fine art from Desert Art Collection and Sculpture Garden, plus several other renown galleries, guests will be entertained throughout the afternoon.

Tickets are available for The 2008 Art of Food & Wine Palm Desert which will take place November 6 – 9, and includes an opening night culinary competition, celebrity chef demonstrations with well known chefs such as Tommy Tang shown in the photo above, cooking and cultural seminars, golf tournament, decadent dessert evening poolside, charity wine dinners, a concert, and two unique days of Grand Tastings.

The award-winning Art of Food & Wine Palm Desert features:

• Two-day Grand Tasting featuring internationally renowned, James Beard award-winning chef Rick Tramonto; Chef, author, restaurateur and tv personality David Rosengarten; Food Network stars The Hearty Boys; "Breakfast Queen" Ina Pinkney; the 'godfather' of Thai cuisine Tommy Tang; and many others. Plus, cooking demos, wine tastings, food sampling and more!

• Opening Night 'Food Flight!' Event guests are the ultimate judges of good taste as leading local chefs and bartenders square off in a spirited competition for bragging rights.

• Sweet Dreams, a magical evening of decadent desserts and elegant drinks, served poolside at the beautiful Desert Springs JW Marriott Resort & Spa.

• A Taste of Desert Willow Golf Tournament Featuring celebrity chefs and local notables, plus food and wine tastings all around the course.

• El Paseo Invitational Exhibition Dedication of 18 new sculptures all along the famed shopping district.

• Music at the McCallum Theatre, Charity Wine Dinners, El Paseo shopping and much more!

It is a unique four-day celebration attracting thousands of art and culinary enthusiasts from across California and around the country to enjoy the very best in art, food and wine hospitality and education. Taking place November 6-9, 2008 in Palm Desert, California, the event features food and wine tastings, celebrity chef demonstrations, culinary seminars, art, music, shopping and golf — all nestled in Southern California's beautiful Coachella Valley. For more information and to order tickets, visit or call 1.866.96.TASTE (82783).