We just returned last night from The Art of Food & Wine Palm Desert, which took place this past Thursday–Sunday at the Desert Springs JW Marriott Resort & Spa in California’s Coachella Valley. Leading chefs, sommeliers, winemakers, food purveyors and artists came together for an event that takes the wine and food festival concept to another level entirely. We have much to report and we need some time to put it all together in a coherent fashion—likely, a series of postings. As a preview, we were active participants in an evening of decadent desserts and two days of upscale food and wine tastings and seminars presented by master sommeliers and celebrity chefs. We were able to squeeze in some interesting interviews, too. We’ll be reporting on all of this very soon!