Emeril Lagasse, Fine American Wines Are The Stars at Boca Raton Wingding

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This gala's entertainment? Watching star chef Emeril Lagasse work his magic (Click on the Mike Jachles photo for more)

There were quite a few stars at the American Fine Wine Competition gala last night at the Boca Raton Resort & Club.

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Nicole Brewer (left) and Kait McNeil

Six hundred and thirty five, to be exact.

Click here for the Mike Jachles gallery of the event

That’s how many different kinds of wine the 600-plus guests were offered for sampling!

Oh, yes: There was star chef Emeril Lagasse who, BAM!, whipped up the main course of a four course meal on stage; and Alan Kalter, the red-headed announcer of CBS’ Late Show With David Letterman, who emceed.

What did Emeril make? Roasted filet mignon with Gulf blue crab, local mushroom fondue on a bed of spring field peas with a truffle sauce.

Best of all: Proceeds, 300 bucks a head, are going to the Diabetes Research Institute and the Golden Bell Education Foundation.

Who else was there? Click here to find out!

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