The festival’s crème de la crème event—9th Annual Grand Tasting presented by Stoli—receives a noticeable refresh. Hosted for the first time ever at The Gardens Mall in Palm Beach Gardens, expect a complete takeover of the mall’s first floor. The Grand Tasting also doubles its sizes with more than 60 South Florida restaurants serving their most celebrated dishes and more than 30 wineries pouring drinks. In addition to food, entertainment includes music by The Potash Twins, SOSOS and local DJs Adam Lipson and Ilya Tatarov, a Main Stage of activities presented by The Palm Beach Post, celebrity chef book signings by Chefs Robert Irvine and Marc Murphy, a fashion runway show curated by Palm Beach Illustrated’s Fashion Stylist Katherine Lande, holiday-inspired displays, a Stoli Mule & Beer Garden and much more. The festival concludes with its annual Grand Chef Throwdown Finale, welcoming three newly selected local chefs as they compete for the $10,000 prize. Event includes: Food, wine-pairings, open bar, etc.