We enjoyed the reserve wine tasting from Silver Oak Cellars, Blenheim Vineyards, Anderson's Conn Valley and Donkey & Goat Winery.
Cowgirl Creamery presented an artisan cheese installation along side craft brews from Heavy Seas Beer.
After the VIP reception, I headed into the judging room to begin the 45 course tasting.
Brady Lowe introduced the chefs.
The tasting began with NICHOLAS STEFANELLI - Bibiana.
Bev and Chef Nicholas served the courses to 20 hungry judges, including: Nycci Nellis and Melissa McCart.
Each chef gave us a presentation about their dishes.
Chef Nicholas went all out with 18 dishes. Impressive!
Dessert included nutella lollipops.
Already stuffed, we still had 4 more chefs to judge...find out more tomorrow!
Photos by Emily Clack