SoBeWFF's The Q: Paula Deen and a Host of Famous Faces
The Deen family takes center stage at the Q.
All photos by Laine Doss
The 2013 edition of the South Beach Wine & Food Festival kicked off with Moët Hennessy's the Q, the bash that brings bubbly, barbeque, and famous faces to the beach.
Thousands of guests converged under the SoBeWFF party tents to drink good Champagne and hand crafted cocktails and to eat barbeque made by some of the world's best chefs while being entertained by Latin funk fusion band, Suenalo.
Our favorite Miami chefs were joined by culinary bigwigs, Food Network celebrities, and America's favorite weatherman (who can really cook)!
Michael's Genuine Food & Drink's Hedy Goldsmith tempted us with bourbon-infused candied bacon.
Geoffrey and Margaret Zakarian won points for best giveaway -- Black glasses on a stick -- so everyone could look like the dapper chef and be part of "Team Zakarian."
Chef and barbecue master Tim Love strikes a pose.
Moët Hennessy's national bartender, Jordan Bushell, makes us a "Sports Legend" cocktail.
Paula DaSilva and the 1500 Degrees team pose for a group shot.
Travel Channel host and champion eater, Adam Richman, enjoys some good "Q."
Today's Al Roker trades in the trench coat for a chef's coat at the Q.
Chakall Noir rocks his trademark turban.
Maybe Edward Lee of Louisville's 610 Magnolia is smiling because of his James Beard nod... or is it just the Q's great party vibe?
Miami restaurateur George-Eric Farge was clearly having a great time.
Food Network's Robert Irvine was usually surrounded by groups of women who wanted a picture with the brawny chef.
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