Food Network Atlantic City Food and Wine Festival

Harrah’s Entertainment Atlantic City, Food Network and Conde Nast Traveler are teaming up with some of the world’s most prestigious chefs for the second annual Atlantic City Food and Wine Festival.  Featuring world-renowned chefs, the three-day festival will be held at all four Atlantic City properties, Harrah’s Resort, Caesars, Showboat & Bally’s, from July 29-August 1, 2010.  A portion of the proceeds from the festival benefit Susan G. Komen for the Cure.  The inaugural Atlantic City Food and Wine Festival was met with huge success and the 2010 event promises to be even larger and more prestigious.

Showcasing an array of national and local culinary talent including Paula Deen, Guy Fieri, Sandra Lee, Sunny Anderson, Pat & Gina Neely, Ted Allen, Claire Robinson, Melissa d’Arabian, Anne Burrell and Alex Guarnaschelli, the festival will include more than 40 lavish events including cooking demonstrations, wine and spirits seminars and walk-around tasting events.  Some of the highlights include:

  • Sommelier Showdown: The Ultimate Blind Tasting where three top sommeliers will go head-to-head in a blind tasting moderated by celebrity sommelier Michael Green.
  • Jersey Tomato Brunch with Claire Robinson featuring a five course brunch paired with Jersey Tomato-inspired specialty cocktails.
  • Sweet & Stylish Hosted by Sandra Lee blends designer fashion and sensual desserts in a nightlife event featuring Food Network stars Ted Allen, Alex Guarnaschelli, Claire Robinson, Melissa d’Arabian and Anne Burrell. Sandra Lee will showcase specialty cocktails while featured chefs serve favorite desserts as models walk the catwalk in today’s trendiest fashions.
  • Guy Fieri’s Cheesesteak Battle where regional chefs go head to head in the ultimate battle of the best judged by Guy Fieri and event participants to see who will receive the award for top cheesesteak.

“We have a supremely talented line up of chefs for this year’s Food and Wine Festival,” said Don Marrandino, President Eastern Division Harrah’s Entertainment, Inc. “Our partnership with Food Network and Conde Nast Traveler ensures that our guests will enjoy a sensational event unrivaled by anything seen in Atlantic City to date.”

Tickets for the Food Network Atlantic City Food and Wine Festival start at only $30.  Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased online at or by calling Ticketmaster.