Feastival is Philadelphia’s most prestigious, fun, and charitable event centered around food, and uniting the city’s best chefs for a night of elegance and overwhelming amounts of good food.  It will be held on Wednesday September 12 and headed by 3 of the Country’s most well known Culinary names including James Beard Award Winner Michael Solomonov, Restaurant Empire Owner Stephen Starr, and Culinary Queen Audrey Taichman, it will feature many of the Nation’s best chefs at the beautifully transformed Pier 9 on The Delaware River Waterfront including Iron Chef Jose Garces, Marc Vetri, Culinary Icon Georges Perrier, and Michael Schulson.

From their website PhillyFeastival.com (Linked here so that you can go buy tickets because it’s arguably Philadelphia’s best event every year):

Philadelphia’s cultural economy is world-class and nothing represents our dynamic and innovative arts scene better than the Philadelphia Live Arts Festival and Philly Fringe. In its sixteenth year, the annual 16-day Festival brings the best in contemporary, innovative and ground-breaking art to Philadelphia and fills the city with daring artistic performances, international legends, and local pioneers.

For the past two years, this premier arts festival joined forces with Philadelphia’s world-class restaurants to present FEASTIVAL, a benefit for the Philadelphia Live Arts and Philly Fringe. Described as a “completely delicious and amazing” evening and named “one of the best events in the last decade,” FEASTIVAL celebrates both our artistic and culinary scenes – two great economic engines that push Philadelphia forward. Last year’s event was called “a party from a different world” and this year promises to be even better!

On Wednesday, September 12, 2012, Pier 9 on the Delaware River Waterfront will transform into a magical, exclusive and chic party for the hottest movers and shakers in Philadelphia’s business, culinary and social scenes. FEASTIVAL unites Philadelphia’s most distinguished chefs and restaurants including Jose Garces, Marc Vetri, Georges Perrier and Michael Schulson and features live performances from some of the world’s most acclaimed artists.

Here is a taste of what to expect, as I interviewed Audrey Taichman, Michael Solomonov, and Michael Schulson at a preview party at one of the country’s hottest restaurants Sampan.  An enormous thank you to Corie Moskow of Gloss PR and Michael Schulson for the unreal access at Sampan!  Enjoy Kade Nation and make sure to get your tickets for a great cause and amazing event!

PHOTOS COURTESY OF Suzanne Tenuto Photography