Are you a foodie? I am. The American College of Psychologists defines a foodie as an individual who is "…obsessive-compulsive, bonkers, gaga and at times downright loopy about good food and fine wine, more or less." But never mind that. All that matters is this – if you are a foodie, you have won the lottery, your stars are aligned, your ship has come in, backed out, then come in again.
Don't thank me. Thank the Balboa Bay Club and Resort, because the 7th Annual International Food & Wine Festival is just days away, running Thursday through June 6. Are you excited? I knew you would be.
For foodies, the International Food & Wine Festival at the BBC is the Super Bowl, the Oscars, the 4th of July and Lady Gaga's next outfit all rolled into one. Every year, BBC President and epicurean visionary Henry Schielein and his second in command, food and beverage master Dieter Hissin, conjure up a four-day celebration of food and wine that will make grown men cry and women sigh. If you miss it, you will hate yourself and be really cranky and maybe need therapy for years and years, which is very pricey.