The 91st annual National Restaurant Association Restaurant, Hotel-Motel Show and the International Wine, Spirits and Beer Event (IWSB) saw an increase in both attendees and exhibits from 2009. The NRA Show attracted more than 58,000 registrants--up 6 percent from 2009--and approximately 1,700 exhibitors showcased new products and services this year. Attendees trekked to Chicago for the show from 120 countries, up from 107 countries in 2009. IWSB, the industry's only professional event focused exclusively on growing restaurant and hospitality bar programs, saw a 17 percent increase in attendee registration over last year with more than 3,500 qualified registrants.

For more information on the show including photos, videos, and the Floored! blog, visit NRA Show 2011 will take place May 21 to 24 at Chicago's McCormick Place. The 2011 International Wine, Spirits & Beer Event will be held May 22 and 23.
The Winery Restaurant & Wine Bar, Tustin, Calif., raised $40,000 at its second annual "Sunday in the Vineyard" fundraiser benefiting the Marconi Foundation for Kids and the Child Guidance Center.

More than 150 guests enjoyed a wine tasting with over 60 wines, many from boutique wineries around the globe. The Winery's executive chef/partner Yvon Goetz conducted a live cooking station, and guests participated in live and silent auctions.

(l to r) Executive chef/partner Yvon Goetz and chef de cuisine Daniel Garcia prepare contemporary California regional cuisine for guests.

"Our second year hosting 'Sunday in the Vineyard' proved more successful than our first, raising more than $40,000, and is now an annual event that will continue to make a positive impact by raising significant funds for worthy organizations in our community," said JC Clow, managing partner at The Winery, in a statement.

(l to r) The Winery managing partner JC Clow, food columnist and cookbook author Cathy Thomas, Thomas' husband Phil McCullough, The Winery executive chef/partner Yvon Goetz and The Winery event coordinator Rochelle Segobia