Food and Wine Festival Returns to AC

Alexandra Leshner | July 19, 2013 | The Latest Atlantic City Confidential Latest

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Rocco DiSpirito will help host the fourth annual Food Network Atlantic City Food and Wine Festival.

Caesars Entertainment will celebrate the fourth annual Food Network Atlantic City Food and Wine Festival with four days of fantastic culinary events from July 25-28 at Harrah’s, Caesars, Showboat, and Bally’s in Atlantic City.

Hosted by Food Network celebrity chefs Rocco DiSpirito, Robert Irvine, Pat and Gina Neely, and Laurie Foster, the long weekend of festivities includes a series of cooking demonstrations, wine tastings, and elaborate parties. The festival kicks off with a celebration at The Pool at Harrah’s (8-11 pm) where DiSpirito will entertain the crowd as they enjoy small bites from Rastelli Direct, Phillips Seafood, and Caesars Entertainment’s best restaurants.

“I am especially excited to start the festival with a party at The Pool because it’s my first time kicking off the event, and I am looking forward to meeting all of Atlantic City’s passionate foodies,” says DiSpirito. “I've worked alongside Robert and the Neely's before and had a brilliant time, every time! I am also looking forward to meeting Laurie because there is always something to learn about wine.”

Other events include Blues, Brews, & BBQ at The House of Blues Music Hall, an island luau with the Neely’s, and the festival’s signature event—The Grand Market, a tasting village featuring a selection of foods, wines, craft beers, and liquors from all over the world.

Tickets for each event are available for purchase online at

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