Posted by: albfor | February 29, 2012

Feb 28, 2012 5th Annual John DeBella Comfort Food Festival


Last night 11 of the area’s top chefs showcased their “reality” on basic comfort food at the restaurant VieVie is a huge hall about 17,000 square foot so the 400 or so invited guests were dwarfed by the space.  However, it didn’t matter the comfort foods were excellent and engulfing to all who attended.

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VIE RESTAURANT | Tracey Dry & Tabatha Klossin in front of mosaic-tile wall

FOR A COMPLETE VIEW OF ALL THE IMAGES from this event please select this link or the Feb 28, 2012 5th Annual John DeBella Comfort Food Festival Album in the right column of this picture weblog it will link you to the images.

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VIE RESTAURANT |      Old Homestead |  Amanda Stefanko


John DeBella | The Inquirer’s Ashley Primis, NBC 10′s LuAnn Cahn & food critic Beth D’Addono

This year’s judging panel is comprised of: The Inquirer’s Ashley Primis, NBC 10′s LuAnn Cahn and food critic Beth D’Addono. The highest scoring chef on the judges’ cards will be awarded the DeBella Golden Spoon Award.

Participating Chefs were from the following restaurants:

Brad Spence – Amis   |  Peter Woolsey – Bistrot La Minette  |  Anthony Goodwin – Butcher & Singer  | Jasper Alivia – Cuba Libre  |  David Walti – Harvest  |  Patrick Feury – Nectar  |  Romeo DiBona – Old Homestead Steakhouse (Borgata)  |  Giancarlo Generosi, Chef Chris Baulo –Scarduzio’s Steak-Sushi-Lounge  |  Anthony DiRenzio – Route 6  | Matt Levine – Square Peg|  Chef Ryan Kirwan – Vie

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