Rosemarie and Rainer Drygala met and greeted all at the door, with buckets of son Reiner Drygala's luscious home grown red, orange and green mangoes!
|Chef Reiner Drygala|
Chairman Chris Cassel and President Craig Panneton greeted everyone and encouraged all to join the ACF.
|CMC Peter Timmins, Chef Panneton, CEC Queisser|
The 6th Annual Gasparilla Inn Food and Wine Weekend is scheduled for January 13-15, 2012-don't miss this! The Inn sells out for the stellar Thanksgiving and Christmas weeks, so book now.
Todd Johnson of Artisan Bread Bakery brought a wide variety of his hand made breads. These taste better and last longer because of natural ingredients, using the old fashioned wild yeasts, incorporating more water for moistness, and letting the dough leisurely double in size before punching down.
Angie Koher, district manager of Opici Wines did a great demonstration of how food and wine interact with each other, matching a great pair of Opici wines with carefully prepared tasting plates.
Jerome Sanchez of Sandy Butler Market and Restaurant brought delicious sea salts from around the world and Italian dried pastas.
Chef Leone, of Cape Coral's well known Leone's Authentic Italian and Leone Italian Foods, cooked delicious natural casing Italian sausages, and passed them around. Delicious!
|Chef Leone Exposes Steaming Sausages|
Other solid contributors included Lisa Leoni of Sysco Foods, Max K of Chenney Brothers,
|Swiss Chalet Fine Foods|
Sponsor Tony Pica and New ACF Member Chef Marbin Avilez