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Four Seasons Resort Palm Beach Showcases International Cuisine at its Annual Wine & Food Classic


In collaboration with Sub-Zero/Wolf and Food & Wine magazine, Four Seasons Resort Palm Beach proudly presents its annual Palm Beach Wine & Food Classic, October 21-22, 2006. Showcasing “global cuisine” at its finest, guests will sample the culinary specialties of Executive Chef, Hubert Des Marais (named one of “America’s Ten Best New Chefs” by Food & Wine magazine and frequently seen on PBS’ “Great Chefs of the Southeast”) and his talented team, each expertly paired with some of the world’s most highly-regarded wineries, champagnes and spirits.

Participating winemakers, champagnes and spirits confirmed for the event are: Maison Louis Jadot, Merryvale Vineyards, Stags’ Leap Winery, Darioush, Frog’s Leap Winery, Swanson Vineyards & Winery, Robert Young Estate Winery, Martin Estate Winery, Taittinger Champagne and Van Gogh Vodka. Executive Chef Hubert Des Marais and his international team of Four Seasons Resort Palm Beach chefs – Ryan Vargas, Jason Van Bomel, Shahram DeContades, Damian Zedower, Albert Tanudjaja, Bryan Kohl and Jamon Harper – will highlight innovative cuisine from around the world including Hawaii, Indonesia, the Meditteranean, Southeast Asia and the U.S. (North Carolina and Florida, respectively).

The weekend’s agenda will include: a wine seminar series, a Chefs’ Challenge & Lunch, a cocktail reception featuring a silent charity wine auction and a gala dinner on Saturday; and a champagne brunch on Sunday. Participation is priced per event and as a package. Individual events range from $50* to $225* per person; the event package is $585* per person. Event participants can also take advantage of a special $195*per night room rate. *All pricing excludes tax & gratuity.

Palm Beach Wine & Food Classic activities include:
Saturday Series of wine seminars – $50* per seminar, per person
“Hubert’s Appetizer Challenge” & Lunch – $85* per person
Cocktail Reception, Gala Dinner, Dancing & Silent Charity Wine Auction** – $225* per person
Sunday Chef Brian’s Champagne Brunch – $75* per person

For more information or to make reservations for one or more event, please call: (561) 582-2800, (800) 432-2335 or visit:

**Monies raised from Saturday’s silent charity wine auction will be donated to the University of Miami Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center. UM/Sylvester opened in 1992 to provide comprehensive cancer services and today serves as the hub for cancer-related research, diagnosis, and treatment at the University of Miami Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine. UM/Sylvester handles 1,400 inpatient admissions annually, performs 3,000 surgical procedures, and treats 3,000 new cancer patients. All UM/Sylvester physicians are on the faculty of the Miller School of Medicine, South Florida’s only academic medical center. In addition, UM/Sylvester physicians and scientists are engaged in 200 clinical trials and receive more than $31 million annually in research grants. UM/Sylvester at Deerfield Beach recently opened to better meet the needs of residents of Broward and Palm Beach Counties. This 10,000 square-foot facility at I-95 and S.W. 10th Street offers appointments with physicians from six cancer specialties, complementary therapies from the Courtelis Center, and education and outreach events. For more information, please visit

One of the country’s highest rated resorts, the Mobil Five Star Resort Palm Beach is located on six beautifully landscaped acres overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. Intimate in size, the resort offers 210 spacious guest rooms, all with a private balcony, marble bathroom, private bar, in-room safe and a full array of personal amenities. Guests enjoy an expansive white sand beach and inviting tropical pool deck and oceanfront whirlpool, where attendants stand ready with every comfort, from chilled mineral water and tropical fruit skewers to iced face cloths for quick cool-downs. For recreation, the resort also has a full-service Spa and Fitness Center, two HAR-TRU tennis courts with two resident pros, and a complimentary, full-day Kids For All Seasons children’s program. For more information and reservations in Palm Beach, call (800) 432-2335 or (561) 582-2800.

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