Wine and Food Festival dinner on the 17th, Oktoberfest on September 28, and Restaurant Week October 23-30, highlight events for foodies.
Wine and Dinner Pairing kicks off Wine & Food Fetival
This year’s Wine and Food Festival set for next spring kicks off with an “Exquisite Wine Pairing Dinner” at Wilmington’s RX restaurant. Featuring four California wines made by three iconic winemakers, RX Chef
James Doss and his team of talented chefs will pair unique and delicious courses to match each selection. The wines will include Arietta On The White Keys and Arietta Quartet (both made by Screaming Eagle winemaker Andy
Erickson), DeSante Old Vine Sauvignon Blanc (made by namesake winemaker David DeSante, who also makes wines for Napa Valley’s Jaffe Estate), and Vineyard 7&8 “7” Cabernet Sauvignon (made by prolific winemaker Luc Morlet). It’s 7 pm, September 17. Tickets are $75 each and available through RX at 910.399.3080
Oktoberfest 2013 at Front Street Brewery (September 28, 2013)
The 180th Anniversary of the world’s largest fair, Oktoberfest, will KICK OFF Saturday, September 28th with the tapping of Oktoberfest seasonal lager at Front Street Brewery in Historic Downtown Wilmington, NC. On Saturday
at 11am, Brewmaster Kevin Kozak will tap FSB’s Oktoberfest Lager and drink from “Das Boot”, officially beginning Front Street Brewery’s celebration of this historic cultural event.
At 7pm, the REAL fun gets started with fun contests, great music, and GREAT beer! The Oktoberfest Chive Unofficial Meetup begins in The Beam Room with a Big Pretzel Toss, Stein Holding Competition, Safe Slam Drinking Competition and THE OKTOBERFEST COSTUME CONTEST. Prizes include Front Street Brewery merchandise and beer, Chive Gear and cold, hard CASH! $5 Entry Fees for each contest and net proceeds from Oktoberfest will be donated to The Chive Charities, a non-profit organization that does BIG fundraising for smaller fundraising initiatives. Learn more at chivecharities.org. Chivers and Chivettes from the Wilmington area are encouraged to wear Chive Gear and Oktoberfest themed apparel.
Encore Restaurant Week (October 23 to 30)
Encore magazine has its annual restaurant week the week of October 23 to 30. Be on the lookout for special prices, special meals and special deals. It’s another fun time to dine.
Wine and Food Festival returns for the 2nd year! (May 2-4, 2014)
“We learned a lot from the first event,” Chrissy Absi Bonney, Bacchus’ Brood President and owner of Wilmington Wine, said. “This next Festival is going to have even more food and wine, along with a few other events, to really showcase what makes this such a great foodie community.”
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