Photography by Betty Alvarez
NIkki Squire, Jillian Mehler
On Thursday, Feb. 21st, America’s beloved queen of Italian cuisine headed back to the sands of South Beach to kick-off the Festival weekend once again! Giada De Laurentiis,
Emmy Award-winning television personality best known for her hit shows on Food Network, a New York Times’ bestselling author and flourishing restaurateur shared a dose of la bella vita on the beach alongside more than 30 of the nation’s greatest chefs serving up dishes originating from various regions of Italy.