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Eye Candy: NYCWFF at the Beard House



October 14, 2009


Reports touting the success of the Food Network New York City Wine and Food Festival have flooded the internet, and we're pleased to hear that the Beard House events were no exception to the rule. Over the next couple of days we will be linking to photo galleries on our website—today we have a slideshow of Saturday's Food Meets Fashion event, featuring Zac Posen, Giada De Laurentiis, and Marcus Samuelsson. Here are some our favorite shots from the long weekend: Alain Ducasse

Alain Ducasse and an assistant plate foie gras–quince terrines with quince marmalade and gelée Alain Ducasse and crew

JBF CFO Marilyn Platzer presents Beard House gift bags to Alain Ducasse, Sandro Micheli, Joel Dennis, and Pierre Schaedelin


Gabriel Kreuther's Alsatian country sausage with caramelized turnips

The Modern crew

Gabriel Kreuther and the rest of the Modern crew are introduced to Beard House guests in the dining room Giada with truffles

Food Network's Giada De Laurentiis readies plates of truffle pops for Beard House diners

Zac, Giada, and Marcus Zac Posen, Giada De Laurentiis, and Marcus Samuelsson pose for photos in the Beard House kitchen

chocolate oven

A miniature chocolate house—complete with white chocolate awning and chocolate sauce sidewalk—from Jacques Torres's chocolate brunch

Jacques Torres

Jacques Torres presents a ball of pink spun sugar

Jeff plating mordidas

Jeff McInnis builds a rainbow of mordidas (Mexican for "bites") in the Beard House kitchen, including tuna crudo with rum–pepper jelly; avocado-olive oil sorbet; snapper and mango ceviche; and crab salad with roasted coconut and jack fruit vinaigrette

Don Q groupJacopo Falleni, Fabio Viviani, Esteban Ordonez, and Jeff McInnis pose with JBF director of programming Izabela Wojcik

(Photos by Philip Gross, Bobbi Lin, and Eileen Miller)