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Mid-Atlantic Wine and Food Festival hits the beach

May 29, 2014
Photo by: Deny Howeth "I'll Have What She's Having" Lunch Adventure at a(MUSE.) in Rehoboth Beach featured visiting chef Roshni Mansukhani-Gurnani, being grilled by Ajit George, president of  MAWFF, about her course, saffron butter poached scallops, local braised kale, crispy pork belly and shaved radish.

The Mid-Atlantic Wine and Food Festival May 14-18 featured international vintners and chefs in collaboration with local talent, delivering a memorable week of tastings and meals. Festival events range from moderated tastings to three-course lunches to seven-course dinners, many built around wine.

The Mid-Atlantic Wine and Food Festival began as an independent festival in 2013. The festival’s purpose is to be the premier food and wine event of the Mid-Atlantic featuring international vintners and chefs in collaboration with local talent to bring tourism to Delaware and increase awareness of its cultural assets. For more information go to www.mawff.org.


Saffron butter poached scallops, local braised kale, crispy pork belly, shaved radish by visiting chef Roshni Mansukhani-Gurnani. (Photo by: Deny Howeth)
Wild Thing Zinfandel waits for the third course. (Photo by: Deny Howeth)
Winemaker Carol Shelton talks about new screw caps on her  Wild Thing Rendezvous Rose 2013. (Photo by: Deny Howeth)
Hosting Chef Hari Cameron and visiting Chef Roshni Mansukhani-Gurnani prepare a course for the I'll Have What She's Having lunch adventure. (Photo by: Deny Howeth)
Stephanie Cameron serves Barb Saulsbury the first course of smoked beets with cultured curds and whey and sea urchin with a garnish of fresh nasturtium petals. (Photo by: Deny Howeth)
Smoked beets, cultured curds and whey with sea urchin and a garnish of fresh nasturtium petals. (Photo by: Deny Howeth)
Eden Pastry Chef Danielle Panarello toasts winemaker Jon Staenberg with a Hand of God Old Vine Malbec, Stolen Horse Vineyards 2010, during a wine tasting at the Rehoboth Beach restaurant. (Photo by: Deny Howeth)
Meg Hudson, owner of Lula Brazil, which will open in the former Cloud 9 restaurant on Rehoboth Avenue next month, and her chef Abde Dahrouch create a Taste of Brazil Lunch. The second course of striped Bass Moqueca was paired with Lidio Carraro Agnus Merlot 2011. (Photo by: Deny Howeth)
Taste of Brazil Lunch began with a green salad, hearts of palm and passion fruit vinaigrette, paired with Lidio Carraro Dadivas Chardonnay 2012. (Photo by: Deny Howeth)
The Lidio Carraro Agnus Merlot 2011, waits for the second course to be served. (Photo by: Deny Howeth)
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