Hudson Valley's Finest Chefs Share Their Cooking Secrets During the Hudson Valley Wine Fest
The 4th Annual Hudson Valley Wine Fest to be held at the Greig Farm in Red Hook, NY on September 9th, 10th and 11th will once again feature the Gourmet Food Showcase where local celebrity chefs will perform free cooking demonstrations to attendees of the Fest.
Red Hook, NY (PRWEB) September 1, 2005 -
Â The 4th Annual Hudson Valley Wine Fest to be held at the Greig Farm in Red Hook, NY on September 9th, 10th and 11th will once again feature the Gourmet Food Showcase where local celebrity chefs will perform free cooking demonstrations to attendees of the Fest. Sponsored by WineRacks. com, Viking Range, AckermanÂs Appliance, The Kitchen Drawer, and Kingston Kitchen and Restaurant Supply, this yearÂs Gourmet Food Showcase welcomes returning demonstrators Andrew Selz of Culinary Home Education with Friends (C. H.E. F), Dan Budd of Taste BuddÂs Chocolate Desserts and Jean Jaques Carquillat of Le Canard Enchaine, as well as newcomers to the Fest demonstration stage, Ric Orlando of New World Home Cooking, Josh Kroner of The Terrapin, Jesse Frederick of Gigi Trattoria and Jessica Applestone of FleischerÂs Meats.
The demonstrating chefs at this yearÂs Wine Fest have a varied and extensive background, not only in food preparation, but also in educating the public about food and wine. Chef Andrew Selz is owner and founder of Culinary Home Education with Friends, C. H.E. F. Chef Selz forte is exclusive private events and he specializes in culinary education whether it is in a private home, corporate environment or large fundraisers. Chef Selz also specializes in research and development for which he has developed his own gourmet product line that can be found in specialty stores in the Hudson Valley. He will be explain how to ÂEnhance Salad Dressings with WineÂ as well as ÂCedar Plank CookingÂ in addition to demonstrating a great new product Â The Freedom Grill.
Ric Orlando, chef-owner of New World Home Cooking in Woodstock New York will be demonstrating ÂAsian Food with WineÂ. Ric learned the art of chef-dom from the bottom up, starting as a dishwasher, moving to salad man and up from there. Great chefs he worked under such as Bob Kinkaid, Emmet Fox & Jake Jacubus, inspired his cooking. His unique style of World Cuisine was formed by combining the essential knowledge these chefs provided him with his curiosity and enthusiasm for ethnic foods in their own element (or as he says "eating in the neighborhoods"). In his public television series ÂRic OrlandoÂs TV KitchenÂ, Ric helps his audience to prepare excellent tasting and exciting food using 'clean' food. That is, using ingredients that are pure, healthy, organic and environmentally sustainable.
Once again Chef Dan Budd will regale us with one of his marvelous chocolate creations. This year it will be ÂDrunken Berries with White Chocolate SabayonÂ. Chef Budd has been the pastry chef at such famous eateries as New York Cities River Cafe and Adrienne and was the opening pastry chef of the highly acclaimed Park Avenue Cafe in both New York and Chicago. Both Chocolatier and Pastry Art and Design magazines have named Chef Budd on their lists of the "Ten best pastry chefs in America". He has spent 5 1/2 years sharing his knowledge with others as a full time Associate Professor in Baking and Pastry Arts at The Culinary Institute of America, our nations most prestigious culinary and pastry arts college and this will be his fourth year appearing at the Hudson Valley Wine Fest.
You can learn to make ÂThe Perfect RisottoÂ from Jesse Frederick of Gigi Trattoria in Rhinebeck; Jessica Applestone of FleischerÂs meats will educate us on the uses and advantages of organic meats, Josh Kroner and Jean Jaques Carquillat will be cooking up some surprises as well. So come taste New York StateÂs best wines and enjoy food from some of the best chefs in the Hudson Valley during the Hudson Valley Wine and Food Fest, September 10th and 11th at the Greig Farm in Red Hook, NY. Fest hours are from 10am to 5pm with cooking demonstrations running throughout both days. For more information visit www. hudsonvalleywinefest. com or call toll-free, 888-687-2517.