The Hudson Valley Wine & Food Fest has announced this year’s celebrity chef demonstrator is Peter X. Kelly – who earlier this year bested Iron Chef Bobby Flay on the Food Network’s Iron Chef America show. I had written some blog entries at the time about this great chef competition!
Chef Kelly, who heads the Xaviers Restaurant group in the lower Hudson Valley, will share some of his cooking secrets with festival patrons during the festival. Check the Web site for details.
This year the wine festival takes place on September 8 and 9 at the Dutchess County Fairgrounds in Rhinebeck. We have a two-page guide to the fest (and some other great regional wine events) in the August issue of Hudson Valley Connoisseur magazine.