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4th Annual Los Angeles Food and Wine Festival 2014

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Montage of Los Angeles pictures on Commons (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

Montage of Los Angeles pictures on Commons (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

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Attend the Lexus Grand Tasting at the Los Angeles Food & Wine Festival 2014. Enjoy over 300 wines from 200 of the world’s most prestigious wineries.  More than 30 Celebrity Chefs will showcase their culinary prowess with decadent bites of their sumptuous cuisine.  There will be book signings and photo sessions with some of the weekend’s biggest celebrity chefs.

The Annual Los Angeles Food & Wine Festival is a “city-wide epicurean extravaganza featuring celebrated chefs and wineries.

Los Angeles Food & Wine Festival is the city’s weekend-long celebration of gourmet food and beverages.  For more information visit www.lafw.com

 

L.A. Live development in Downtown Los Angeles

L.A. Live development in Downtown Los Angeles (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

WHEN: August

WHERE: Downtown Los Angeles

TICKETS:  $150.00   VIP: $195.00

Get your tickets here: http://www.lafw.com/tickets/

 

Dr. EveAnn Lovero writes Travels Guides and Apps @ http://www.vino-con-vista.com

 

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Chicago’s 8th Annual Windy City Wine Festival 2012

Chicago’s 8th annual Windy City Wine Festival 2012 is coming to Grant Park!
Buckingham Fountain at night. Kelvin Kay, user...
Buckingham Fountain at night. Kelvin Kay, user:kkmd (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
WHEN: Friday, September 7, 2012  from 4-10 PM
Saturday, September 8, 2012 from  3-9 PM
WHERE: Buckingham Fountainin Grant Park

English: Buckingham Fountain
English: Buckingham Fountain (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Adult Wine Tasting Ticket $28 in advance or $35 at the door. “This ticket includes a souvenir wine glass, ten tastings, Festival Program, Food & Wine seminars, cooking demonstrations, musical entertainment and the opportunity to purchase wine at a discount.”Designated Driver Ticket $10 in advance or at the door. This ticket includes two non-alcoholic drinks, Festival Program, Food & Wine seminars, cooking demonstrations, musical entertainment, souvenir wine glass upon departure. Under 21 admitted free when accompanied by paid adult.
Chicago’s Buckingham Fountain At Night

Gaze at Chicago’s incredible horizontal evening cityscape and watch the light-show at Buckingham Fountain for an incredible “Vino con Vista” experience.

Watch this YouTube video of the Windy City Wine Festival http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8qiWMpieX8M

What could possibly be better than going to Grant Park in September at dusk and sipping wine from all over the world while listening to live music?

Chicago Skyline at night from Grant Park

Chicago’s 8th Annual Windy City Wine Festival is the place to be. The Windy City Wine Festival is held at Buckingham Fountain in Grant Park in Chicago.

Chicago WIndy City Wine Festival 2011
Buckingham Fountain in Chicago

Chicago Restaurants

Taste some of the delightful wines including the Cabernet Reserva from Cass Winery and the Spanish Rioja.

Some of the other wineries include: Chicago based Cooper’s Hawk and  Lynfred Winery, Wollersheim Winery, Reggae Wines and Fess Parker.

Here’s a link to the full list of wineries for 2012:

http://www.windycitywinefestival.com/windycity_wine.html

Lynfred Winery at the Windy City Wine Festival

 

Reggae Wines at the Chicago Wine Festival 2011

Chicago Windy City Wine Festival 2011
French Wines at the Windy CIty Wine Festival in Chicago 2011

Try the Fess Parker Winery Pinot Noir. The festival features more than 270 wines from around the world with wine tasting seminars.

Foodies can flock to the food booths where local restaurants will offer their signature dishes. Last year I liked the Markethouse Restaurant’s very tasty pulled pork sandwich and cornbread. I also liked the steak sandwich at Sullivan’s Steakhouse and The Melting Pot’s fondue.

Sullivan’s Steak Sandwich on a Pretzel Roll-YUM!
Sullivan’s Steakhouse at the Windy CIty Wine Festival in Chicago 2011
Kendall College at the WIndy City WIne Festival in Chicago 2011

Here’s the food line-up from the website:

Caoba Mexican   Grill and Bar 1619 N. Damen Avenue Chicago, IL   60647 773-342-2622 www.caobachicago.com Fire it Up A premier mobile catering service, brings the restaurant to you! 630-984-5240           http://fireituptruck.com/
Markethouse   Restaurant 300 E. Ohio Street Chicago, IL   60611-3308 312-224-2200 www.markethousechicago.com Sullivan’s   Steakhouse 415 N. Dearborn Street Chicago, IL   60654 312-527-3510 www.sullivansteakhouse.com
The Melting   Pot 609 N. Dearborn Street Chicago, IL   60654 312-573-0011 www.meltingpot.com Weber Grill Restaurant 539 N. State Street Chicago, IL   60654 312-467-9696 www.webergrillrestaurant.com

Last year, Kendall College sent some of their future chefs to the event. There will be cooking demonstrations by top chefs and samples from gourmet food companies. Take time to stroll through the lovely gardens at Grant Park. Our city planners attempted to make Grant Park a “Paris on the Prarie”. This is a great “Vino con Vista” Venue!

Here’s the Entertainment Schedule:

Friday, September 7       4:00-10:00 pm

6:15-6:45 pm Eric Swanson,      Tenzing Sake Specialist

6:55-7:25 pm            Michelle Gerber, Banfi Vintners

7:45-9:45 pm LLOYD DOBLER EFFECT

Saturday, September 8 3:00-9:00 pm

4:00-5:00 pm LLOYD DOBLER EFFECT

5:15-5:50 pm “Barefoot  Sweet Wine Sangria Competition – Who Can Cool Down the Fall with the Best  Sangria?” JAMES BEGLEY, E & J GALLO
6:00-6:30 pm Eric Swanson, Tenzing Sake Specialist

6:45-8:45  pm LLOYD DOBLER EFFECT

Grant Park Garden in Chicago
Fountains in Grant Park in Chicago
Live Entertainment at Chicago’s Windy City WIne Festival 2011

Dr. EveAnn Lovero writes Travel Guides and Apps @ www.vino.con.vista.com

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Naperville Wine Festival 2012

Plan to attend the Naperville Wine Festival 2012. Wine festivals offer outstanding and affordable Vino con Vista opportunities. Wine connoisseurs can discover new wines, attend wine seminars and meet wine-makers in an outdoor festival setting.

Here’s a short video with some of my favorite Vino con Vista Buddies that I met at the Naperville Wine Festival in 2011:

http://youtu.be/gPrJhCRmXSQ

WHEN: Friday, August 24, 2012 from 4-10 pm

Saturday, August 25, 2012 from 3-9 pm

WHERE: City Gate Center in Naperville

Hess Winery

Hook and Ladder Winery

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From author: “From left to right: Iron Horse 1997 Cabernet Sauvignon Testarossa 2006 Garys’ Vineyard Syrah Calera 2006 Ryan Pinot Noir Chateau Montelena 2007 Chardonnay Ridge 2007 Zinfandel” (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Tickets: Adult Wine Tasting Ticket – One day admission $28 in advance or $35 at the door. Admission ticket good for either day. This ticket includes a souvenir wine glass, ten tastings, Festival Program, Food & Wine seminars, cooking demonstrations, musical entertainment, and the opportunity to purchase wine at a discount.Designated Driver Ticket – One day admission $10 in advance or at the door. Admission ticket good for either day.

This ticket includes two non-alcoholic drinks, Festival Program, Food & Wine seminars, cooking demonstrations, musical entertainment, souvenir wine glass upon departure. Under 21 admitted free when accompanied by paid adult.

Assortment of wine from Domaine Chandon in Yar...
Assortment of wine from Domaine Chandon in Yarra Australia showing their sparkling Chardonnay and Pinot noir wine as well as a still pinot noir. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Local chefs will offer foodies an opportunity to taste some of their cuisine. Here’s a list of the restaurants that will be serving food at the 2012 event:

Caoba Mexican Grill and Bar 1619 N. Damen Avenue Chicago, IL 60647 773-342-2622 www.caobachicago.com

CityGate Grille 2020 Calamos Court Naperville, IL 60563 630-718-1010 www.citygategrille.com

Heaven on Seven 224 S. Main Street Naperville, IL 60540 630-717-0777 www.heavenonseven.com/naperville

Le Chocolat Bouchard 129 S. Washington   Street Naperville, IL 60540 630-355-5720 www.lechocolatbar.com

SugarToad Restaurant2139 Citygate Lane Naperville, IL 60563630-778-8623 www.sugartoad.com

Sullivan’s Steakhouse 244 S. Main Street Naperville, IL 60540 630-305-0230 www.sullivansteakhouse.com

The outdoor festival will feature more than 200 wines from around the country and the world with wine seminars and cooking demonstrations. For a nominal charge you can sample pinot Noirs, Cabernet Sauvignons, Merlots and chardonnay wine from various regions.

Here’s a complete list of the wineries and distributors that will be attending the 2012 event:

Peterson    Spirits and Fine Wines
Valley of the Moon Pinot Blanc
Lake Sonoma Chardonnay
Kenwood Table Red
Peterson Zero Manipulation
Peterson Dry Creek Zinfandel
Cantina Aurora Dolce Stilnovo

Peterson    Spirits and Fine Wines
Villa Puccini Pinot Grigio
Villa Puccini Tuscan Red
Entwine Pinot Grigio
Entwine Chardonnay
Entwine Merlot
Entwine Cabernet Sauvingon
Haus    Wines
Schug Sauvignon Blanc
Cline Albarino
Cline Field Blend
Scott Harvey Red Label Barbera
Scott Harvey Red Label Zinfandel
Schug Pinot Noir

Jarvis-Tomei
Coloma Chardonnay
Lady Slipper Pinot Noir
Nomad Red Blend
Tomei Barbera
Jarvis Tomei Syrah
Lonati Moscato d’Asti
Essential    Wines
Arabella Chenin Blanc
Enon Chardonnay
Arabella Viognier
Arabella Merlot
Arabella Cabernet Sauvignon
Grinder Pinotage

Laird    and Company
Moletto Prosecco
Stival Pinot Grigio
Lunae Vermentino
La Pisara Primativo
Pietrafitta Chianti
Moletto Refosco

Wine    Cru
Secret Coast Sauvignon Blanc
Bennett Lane Maximus White
Prezzolini Chianti
Zolo Malbec
Zolo Cabernet Sauvignon
Bennett Lane Maximus Red
Eola    Hills
Eola Hills Pinot Gris
Eola Hills Chardonnay
Eola Hills “La Ceole” Reserve    Chardonnay
Eola Hills Pinot Noir
Eola Hills “La Creole” Reserve Pinot Noir
Eola Hills Vin d’Or LH Sauvignon Blanc
Martin    Ray Winery
Angeline Sauvignon Blanc
Martin Ray Chardonnay
Angeline California Pinot Noir
Martin Ray Pinot Noir
Angeline Cabernet Sauvignon
Martin Ray Merlot

Cabernet    Corp
La Playa Sauvignon Blanc
Don Rodolfo Torrentes
La Playa Cabernet Rose
La Playa Cabernet Sauvignon
La Playa Block Selection Carmenere
Don Rodolfo Malbec
Ventana    Winery
Ventana Riesling
Ventana Sauvignon Blanc
Ventana Gewurztraminer
Ventana Pinot Noir
Ventana Rubystone Syrah/Grenache
Ventana Syrah

Broadbent    Selections
Broadbent Vino Verde
Broadbent Gruner Veltliner
Dr. Hermann H Riesling
Chateau Musar Rouge
Quintas do Crasto Flor
Warwick Three Cape Ladies
Small    Vineyards
Trevisiol Extra Dry Prosecco
Tre Donne La Perlina Moscato d’Asti
Giocato Pinot Grigio
Perazzeta Sangiovese
Palama Negroamaro
Antonio Sanguineti Nessun Dorma Red

Fess    Parker Family of Wines
Fess Parker SBC Riesling
Fess Parker SBC Chardonnay
Parker Station Pinot Noir
Fess Parker SBC Pinot Noir
Hodge du Podge Red
Big Easy Syrah
Vinilandia
Good Pinot Grigio
Belpoggio Verdicchio DOC
Nicolis Valpolicella Classico
Poggio Amorelli Chianti Classico
Villa Donna Moscato d’Asti
Scagliola Petali Di Rose Brachetto
Hahn/Other    Guys
Huntington Sauvignon Blanc
Cycles Gladiator Pinot Grigio
White Knight Viognier
Cycles Gladiator Syrah
Leese Fitch Pinot Noir
Plungerhead Lodi Zinfandel
Duck Pond Winery
Duck Pond Pinot Gris
Duck Pond White Blend
Duck Pond Pinot Noir
Duck Pond Red Blend
Desert Wind Ruah
Desert Wind Barbera
Hook and    Ladder Winery
Hook and Ladder Chardonnay
Hook and Ladder Pinot Noir
Station Ten Zinfandel Blend
Hook and Ladder Zinfandel
The Tillerman Cab Blend
Hook and Ladder Cabernet Sauvignon

E&J    Gallo
La Marca Prosecco
Whitehaven Sauvignon Blanc
Martin Codax Albarino
Las Rocas Garnacha
Bridlewood Cabernet Sauvignon
Louis Martini  Cabernet Sauvignon
E&J    Gallo
Laguna Chardonnay
William Hill Chardonnay
Bridlewood Blend 175
MacMurray Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir
William Hill Napa Cabernet Sauvignon
Gascon Reserve Malbec

Kobrand
Domaine Carneros Sparkling Brut
Craggy Range Sauvignon Blanc
Benziger Sangicamo Chardonnay
Domaine Carneros Pinot Noir
Benziger Sonoma Cabernet Sauvignon
Sequoia Grove Cabernet Sauvignon
Pinnacle    Fine Wines
Long Boat Sauvignon Blanc
La Crema Monterey Chardonnay
Gaga Rose
Gaga Rouge
Calina Carmenere
Arrowood Cabernet Sauvignon
Bronco    Wine
Silver Ridge Sauvingon Blanc
Silver Ridge Chardonnay
Silver Ridge Pinot Noir
Hacienda Riesling
Hacienda Merlot
Hacienda Cabernet Sauvignon

Maritime
Graham Beck Brut Sparkling
Jules Taylor Sauvignon Blanc
Skyleaf Riesling
Graham Beck Game Res. Chenin Blanc
Jules Taylor Pinot Noir
Graham Beck Game Res. Cabernet

Wente
Hayes Chardonnay
Wente Riva Ranch Chardonnay
2009 Tamas Double Decker Red
Wente Reliz Creek Pinot Noir
Spur Meritage
Wente Charles Wetmore Cabernet
Quintesential    Wines
New Age Rose
New AgeWhite
Elsa Bianchi Torrentes
Simonsig Chenin Blanc
Grand Rojo Garnacha
Morse Code Shiraz

Prestige    Wine Group
Starling Castle Riesling
Michel Picard Vouvray
Michel Picard Bourgogne Pinot Noir
Broke Ass Red
Le Grand Noir GSM
Luccio Moscato d’Asti
Jomad    Imports
San Hubberto Torrentes
San Hubberto Reserve Chardonnay
San Huberto Bonarda
San Huberto Malbec
San Huberto Reserve Syrah
San Huberto Cabernet Sauvignon

Cartlidge    and Browne Winery
Cartlidge and Browne Sauvignon Blanc
Cartlidge and Browne Chardonnay
Cartlidge and Browne Pinot Noir
Cartlidge and Browne Zinfandel
Cartlidge and Browne Cabernet
C&B Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon
Vibrant    Rioja
Cortijo White
Cortijo Rose
Ramon Bilboa
Ramon Bilboa Limited Edition
Gloriso Reserva
Campo Viejo Gran Reserva

CIV
Vina Arnaiz Roble Tinto
Salneval Albarino
Antano Virura
Conde de Valdemar Reserve
Opera Prima Moscato
Don Simon Sangria
V2 Wine    Group
Toad Hollow Risque Sparkling
Dry Creek Chenin Blanc
Dry Creek Sauvignon Blanc
Steel Head Chardonnay
Steel Head Pinot Noir
Dry Creek Meritage

Indigo    Wine Group
Bon Cap The Ruins Organic Sparkling
Bon Cap The Ruins Organic Sauvignon Blanc
Bon Cap The Ruins Organic Syrah/Cab
Robertson Shiraz/Mouvedre/Viognier
Casa de Campo Moscato
Robertson Sweet Red
Classical Wines
Mont Marcal Cava Rosada Brut
Legado del Conde Morgadio Albarino
Bodegas Garci Grande Verdejo
Guelbenzu Red
Lorinon Crianza
Carchelo “C”

Lagnaippe    Beverage
Boomtown Pinot Gris
Schild Estate Chardonnay
Schild Estate GMS
Dexter Lake Red
Boomtown Syrah
Revah Pomegranite
Maverick
Alias Chardonnay
Cannonball Chardonnay
Alias Merlot
Cannonball Merlot
Alias Cabernet Sauvignon
Cannonball Cabernet Sauvignon

Cape    Classics
Buitenverwachting Beyond Sauv Blanc
Indaba Chardonnay
Mulderbosch Rose
Buitenverwachting Beyond Cabernet
Mulderbosch Faithful Hound Red
Jam Jar Shiraz
Robert    Kacher/Winebow
Tariquet Classique
Tariquet Rose de Pressee
Clean Slate Riesling
Gournier Grenache Noir
Cazes le Canon du Marechal Rouge
Root 1 Carmenere

Winebow
Kris Pinot Grigio
Argiolas Costamolino
Catena Chardonnay
Valle Reale Vigne Nuove    Montepulciano
Allegrini Palacco Della Torre
Catena Malbec
Palm Bay
Twin Vines Vinho Verde
Arrogant Frog White
Arrogant Frog Pinot Noir
Arrogant Frog Lily Pad Red
Periquita Duoro Red
Santa Rita Reserve Malbec

Hess
Peter Lehmen Layers White
Glen Carlou Chardonnay
Peter Lehmen Layers Red
Sequana “Sarmento” Pinot Noir
Artezin Zinfandel
Amalaya Malbec Blend
Sequana Pinot Noir
Sequana Pinot Noir
Boisset
L. Buillot Rose
DeLoach Heritage Chardonnay
Lyeth ‘Fleur de Lyeth’ Red Blend
Raymond ‘R’ Merlot
Raymond ‘R’ Field Blend
Batoisiolo Moscato d’Asti

Winesellers
Francois Lurton Blanco
Tortoise Creek Pinot Noir
Santa Julia Reserva Cabernet
Tortoise Creek Zinfandel
Araucano Carmenere
Familia Zuccardi  Q Malbec
Heritage
Hirschbach & Sohne Liebfraumilch
Lucky Star Pinot Noir
Milbrandt Traditions Merlot
Oxford Landing GSM
Oxford Landing Shiraz
Bricco Riella Moscato d’Asti

Diamond    Imports
Domaine Sigalas Athiri/Assyrtiko Blend
Domaine Sigalas Assyrtiko
Domaine Skouras White
Domaine Skouras Moscofilero
Domaine Skouras St. George
Alpha Estate Xinomavro Hedgehog Vnyd
CLD
Sidewood Sauvignon Blanc
Deviation Road Chardonnay
The Garden Path Shiraz/Cab
Smidge Houdini Shiraz/Zin
Deaf Galah Red
Alliance Shiraz

Opolo    Winery
Opolo Chardonnay
Opolo Viognier
Opolo Sangiovese
Opolo Maestro
Opolo Summit Creek Zinfandel
Opolo Serenade Cab/Malbec
Underdog    Wine Merchants
A Mano Pinot Grigio
Concannon Conservancy Chardonnay
Concannon Conservancy Crimson &    Clover
Cupcake Red Velvet
Flip Flop Moscato
Helfrich Gewurztraminer

Barefoot    Wine and Bubbly
Barefoot Pinot Grigio
Barefoot Bubbly Brut
Barefoot Bubbly Pink Moscato
Barefoot Bubbly Moscato Spumante
Barefoot Moscato
Barefoot Sweet Red
Easley    Winery
Reggae White
Reggae Rose
Reggae Red

Evaton, Inc
Anakena Sauvignon Blanc
Gazela Vino Verde
Gazela Rose
Finca Flichman Cabernet Sauvignon
Finca Flichman Reserve Malbec
Finca Flichman Tupungato
Lynfred    Winery
Vin de City White
Vin de City Red
Illinois Seyval Blanc
Oktoberfest Wine
Rose
Plum Wine

St.    James Winery
Velvet White
Velvet Red
Cherry
Blackberry
Blueberry
Strawberry
Raspberry
Cooper’s Hawk    Restaurant & Winery
Almond Sparkling
Semi-Dry Riesling
Cooper’s Hawk White
Barbera
Cabernets
Rhubarb Fruit Wine
Cass Winery

Cass Winery
Cass Winery
2010 Oasis Rose
2010 Roussanne
2009 Grenache
2009 Mourvedre
2008 Syrah
2008 Cabernet Sauvignon
2008 Cass Reserve

Constellation Wines
Blufield Riesling
Nobilo Sauvignon Blanc
Estancia Pinot Grigio
Toasted Head Untamed White
Diseno Malbec
Primal Roots Red Blend
Wine Festival

The ticket includes a souvenir wine glass, ten tastings, Festival Program, Food & Wine seminars, cooking demonstrations, musical entertainment and the opportunity to purchase wine at a discount.

Dr. EveAnn Lovero writes Travel Guides and Apps @ www.vino-con-vista.com and attends many food and wine events around the world.

Last year, I fell in love with Cass Winery’s Reserve and had a case shipped to my home from the winery. Try the Cooper’s Hawk Barbera; it’s from a local winery near Naperville.

Naperville Wine Festival
Naperville Wine Festival

For more information visit www.napervillewinefestival.com

 

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Key Largo Food and Wine Festival 2012

Sunset, Key Largo, Florida
Sunset, Key Largo, Florida (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Make plans to attend the Key Largo Food and Wine Festival 2012 in Florida.

WHEN: July 27th-August 5, 2012

WHERE: Various venues around Key Largo

There will be 10 glorious days of wine tasting events, cooking demonstrations, themed wine dinners, food and wine pairing classes, progressive wine dinners, art and wine shows. The Festival’s Finale will feature ‘A Taste of Key Largo’ at the Sundowners restaurant complex grounds.

 

For more information visit:http://www.keylargofoodandwinefestival.com/

Key Largo Sunset
Key Largo Sunset (Photo credit: tomkellyphoto)

Taste of Key Largo 2012

A festival finale event, “A Taste of Key Largo,” is planned for 4-8 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 5, 2012. Local chefs will prepare signature dishes. You can sample wines while you listen to live music. There will be mixology demonstrations and summer cocktail tastings on the water. Tickets to this event are $28 (incl. tax and tip) per person, including a souvenir tasting glass and gift bag.

Dr. EveAnn Lovero writes Travel Guides and Apps @ www.vino-con-vista.com

 

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Los Angeles Food & Wine Festival 2012

Attend the Lexus Grand Tasting at the Los Angeles Food & Wine Festival. Enjoy over 300 wines from 200 of the world’s most prestigious wineries.  More than 30 Celebrity Chefs will showcase their culinary prowess with decadent bites of their sumptuous cuisine.  There will be book signings and photo sessions with some of the weekend’s biggest celebrity chefs.

Flag of Los Angeles, California.
Flag of Los Angeles, California. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The Los Angeles Food & Wine Festival is the city’s weekend-long celebration of gourmet food and beverages. The grand tasting will be held at L.A. Live. More Festival Events will be held from August  9-12, 2012 throughout Los Angeles. For more information visit www.lafw.com

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This event takes place on the Event Deck at LA LIVE where the entire space is transformed into a feast for all senses! Don’t miss this great opportunity to experience food and wine at its best.

WHEN: August 11, 2012 from 12:00 – 3:00 pm
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HERE: Downtown Los Angeles at L.A. Live

TICKETS:  $150.00   VIP: $195.00
Get your tickets here: http://www.lafw.com/tickets/
Dr. EveAnn Lovero writes Travels Guides and Apps @ www.vino-con-vista.com
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Adirondack Festival of Food and Wine 2012 in New York

WHEN:  April 19-22, 2012

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Lake Placid, from Whiteface Mountain; most of the islands and part of the south shore are part of the Wild Forest. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

F00d and wine devotees will converge upon Lake Placid; a lovely village in the Adirondack Mountains in Essex County, New York. This will be the 7th-annual Adirondack Festival of Food and Wine. This year’s theme will be “The Culinary Melting Pot of Taste.”

There is a Festival of Food and Wine package for the 7th-annual Lake Placid event. Participants will enjoy wine tastings, seminars, interactive food demonstrations and tastings, a grand tasting reception, a seven-course dinner and admission to a cooking competition. Guest chefs will prepare international delicacies using flavorful locally-grown Adirondack meats and cheeses in the Inn’s Adirondack-themed private dining room.

Here are some of the Festival highlights:

  • An opening reception featuring guest mixologists
  • Guest Chef cooking demonstrations
  • The “Ready-Set-Cook! Competition” which pits the Inn’s culinary team against the talented guest chefs.
  • A seven-course dinner paired with wines prepared by guest chefs, the Inn’s culinary team and a guest sommelier.
  • A farewell brunch and tasting featuring live jazz music.
The Culinary Institute of America
The Culinary Institute of America (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Chefs will offer expertise from world-class institutions such as the New England Culinary Institute, Culinary Institute of America and the Research Chefs Association. A master sommelier, brew master, gardener, baker and chef will all be presenting at this year’s event.

Dr. EveAnn Lovero writes Travel Guides @ www.vino-con-vista.com

 

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The 8th Annual Savor Dallas Food and Wine Festival 2012

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The 8th Annual Savor Dallas Food and Wine Festival 2012 will take place on March 30th and 31st, 2012. This is the largest premium wine, food and  spirits event in Texas with over 60 of the area’s top chefs and more than 400 premium wines, spirits and beers. There will even be a concert! All of the events are fund-raisers for local organizations.

Here’s a summary of the events:

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The Arts District Wine Stroll is $35 and allows participants to enjoy wine and food tastings at the Dallas Museum of Art, the Nasher Sculpture Center, the Meyerson Symphony Center and the Winspear Opera House on Friday, March 30th from 5-7 pm.

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Following the Wine Stroll, “Sips and Sounds” ($35) is scheduled at the historic Kessler Theater in the Bishop Arts District from 8-midnight with recording artist Carrie Rodriguez and tasty sips and bits from Oak Cliff Chefs.

There will be a “Great Women Chefs” ($99) event at the Milestone Culinary Arts center in Uptown Dallas on Saturday March 31st  from 11:30-1:30 led by Chef Sharon Van Meter. The ticket includes a copy of the “Cooking with Les Dames D’Escoffier” cookbook.

On Saturday, you can also enjoy a Wine and Scardello Artisan Cheese seminar for $55 at the Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek or a Wine Panel Tasting seminar at the Four Seasons Resort Las Colinas with Master Sommeliers James Tidwell and Drew Hendricks. ($50)

The main event will be held on Saturday, March 31st at the Irving Convention Center at 500 W. Las Colinas Boulevard. The VIP Reserve Tasting is on Saturday from 5-6:30 ($125) and will feature ultra-premium wines. This event will lead into the International Grand Tasting ($100) from 7-10 pm with top chefs serving  plenty of food and drinks. There will be a silent auction to benefit the North Texas Food Bank.

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The event has partnered with hotels in the immediate vicinity like the Four Season Dallas-Las Colinas and the Omni Mandalay Hotel for special room rates. Visit www.savordallas.com/hotelinfo.htm for more information.

To get tickets and see the full schedule of events visit www.savordallas.com

Dr. EveAnn Lovero writes Travel Guides @ www.vino-con-vista.com

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Park Hyatt Masters of Food & Wine: Global Wine and Food Events

The Park Hyatt Masters of Food & Wine Program is a series of Global Food and Wine Events. These culinary weekend workshops are available at Park Hyatt hotels. Park Hyatt chefs and sommeliers lead masters-in-training  quarterly classes. Park Hyatt Masters events take place on the following dates:  January 13-15; March 23-25; June 22-24 and September 21-23, 2012.

Here’s how it works. The Park Hyatt chefs and sommeliers lead masters-in-training seminars in different types of

“hands-on courses” on the designated day:

(1) In the Field: Interaction with artisanal food or beverage purveyors

(2) In the Kitchen: Onsite cooking, prep workshops, and specialty tastings and

(3) In the Moment: Tips on service and presentation.

Check out the full calendar of events and participating properties’ itineraries at www.mastersfoodandwine.com.

Here’s a list of some of the activities from the website:

Park Hyatt Maldives will host a fishing excursion led by the hotel’s Executive Chef and resident Marine Biologist. The following day, guests will collect local produce on a farm on a nearby island. After returning to the resort, they will learn regional cooking techniques and will enjoy a traditional Maldivian meal prepared with the fresh ingredients caught and collected.

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Park Hyatt Washington will host a local microbrew tasting with the brew masters at PortCity Brewing Company, a winter tea blend tasting with Certified Tea Master Rodrick Markus, and an intimate cooking class with Blue Duck Tavern Chef de Cuisine John Melfi highlighting the season’s best ingredients.

Park Hyatt Abu Dhabi will host an excursion to a local date farm. Following the excursion, guests are invited to a cooking class led by the culinary team where they will learn to prepare the region’s famous hot and cold mezza as well as delicious Arabic sweets.

Park Hyatt Beaver Creek is partnering with ski legend Chris Anthony and Silver Oak Cellars to host a weekend of great skiing, delicious food, and decadent wine. Après-ski, enjoy tasty Colorado cuisine prepared by 8100 Mountainside Bar & Grill’s Executive Chef, Christian Apetz, and a reserve wine tasting led by Silver Oaks.

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Park Hyatt Chicago will hosts an evening of wine, beer and a variety of Judy’s Goat Cheeses on March 23, 2012.  Participants will experience a behind-the-scenes kitchen tour and interactive cheese and wine/beer tasting in our Wine Cellar.

Dr. EveAnn Lovero writes Travel Guides @ www.vino-con-vista.com

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Atlanta Food and Wine Festival 2012 in Georgia

Attend the Atlanta Food & Wine Festival 2012 from May 10th to the 13th in Midtown, Atlanta Georgia.

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Atlanta is a vibrant cultural, economic, and culinary powerhouse. This is the home of the The Coca Cola Company and the Home Depot Empires. There are plenty of intersting sites in Atlanta, Georgia. I love the Georgia State Capitol Building.

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The city is home to a plethora of high-end chef-driven restaurants in Atlanta’s neighborhood including: Bocado, Bacchanalia, Flip Burger Boutique, and Miller Union in West Midtown, Empire State South in Midtown and Two Urban Licks and Rathbun’s on the east side. On Buford Highway,  from Buckhead to Gwinnett County, Atlanta has plenty of international food and ethnic restaurants including Vietnamese, Indian, Cuban, Korean, Mexican, Chinese and Ethiopian. Local landmarks include: The Varsity (opened in 1928) and Mary Mac’s Tea Room (opened in 1945). Paschal’s and the Busy Bee Cafe are local  soul food favorites.

Get your tickets here: http://atlfoodandwinefestival.com/. Support the Festival Founders Council’s charitable partners. Join award-winning chefs, sommeliers and beverage innovators for a four-day culinary journey through Atlanta at the 2nd annual Atlanta Food & Wine Festival.

Here’s a snapshot of the events:

1. Learning Experiences More than 80 carefully-crafted cooking and cocktail demonstrations, technique labs, food and beverage tasting seminars and panel discussions.

2. Tasting Experiences Festival Tasting Tents like none other with chef-curated “trails” to guide guests through the best flavors of the region and other Southern regions around the globe.

3. Connoisseur Experience Limited in quantity. An exclusive program with reserve food and beverage classes and tastings and access to a very special Connoisseur Lounge.

Dr. EveAnn Lovero is the Queen of Bacchanalia Events and writes Travel Guides @ www.vino-con-vista.com

 

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