I was privileged to meet Gale last year during the Celebrity Chef Luncheon and Chef of the Fest judging, and we met again this year during the Celebrity Chef Dinner and Chef of the Fest judging. The Hearty Boys have also been active in the festival for the last few years.
For today's post, I'm sharing a few photos of the brunch menu and the Lemon Meringue Pie Gale prepared for the Celebrity Chef Dinner on Thursday.
Apple Cider Doughnut Holes with warm Julian Mulled Cider
Creamy Organic Grits with Poached Egg, Caviar and Chives
Chicken & Waffles
Lavender Fried Chicken Thigh, Cheddar Waffles, Creamed Collards
Sticky Toffee Pudding with Butterscotch Sauce
Mini Peppermint Angel Food Bundt Cake
Crushed Malted Milk Ball and Vanilla Bean Ice Cream with Hot Fudge
Gale's Dessert for this year's Wine Spectator Celebrity Chef Dinner
Lemon Meringue Pie
Blackberries and Blackberry Paint
|Gale Gand and The Hearty Boys (last year's photo)|
I still have hundreds of photos to sort through this week, write an article for Coronado Lifestyles, and get ready for Thanksgiving! Have a good evening...