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Tuesday, May 10, 2011

2011 Wine and Food Festival at National Harbor

Besides the South Beach Wine and Food Festival, perhaps our favorite festival is the Wine and Food Festival at National Harbor, which occurs this coming weekend, May 14th & 15th. First, the event is held in a really cool location - on the docks at National Harbor - not even in the parking lot. Then there's the 150+ different wines, beers, & spirits in an ALL-YOU-CARE-TO-TASTE affair. Care for a BIER GARTEN serving Stella Artois, Lefe, Hoegaarden, Kona, Redhook, Heavy Seas, Starr Hill, & Magic Hat. I personally am looking forward to the The Jim Bean sponsored Whiskey-Bourbon Experience offering whiskeys and bourbons from some of the greatest distilleries around. How about a beach party with a steel drum band. Or the local musicians performing at the Live Music stage. Plus there's a kid's area with moon bounces and activities. Oh yea, I almost forgot you foodies out there. Yes, there will be plenty of cooking demonstrations and seminars by Chefs Katsuya Fukushima, Elizabeth Falkner, Billy Strynkowski, Dave Zino and many more. What's the price? Just $35 for general admission or $75 for a VIP package. Plus other affordable options. Like I said, this is one of our favorite annual events. And while you are at National Harbor, check out Boxwood Winery's new satellite tasting room.

2 comments:

Rakshabandhan Gifts said...

I never go over there but i search on net...find cool place and suitable for this type of event..
one more thing the packages are also affordable...

Bob H said...

Those would didn't get tickets; consider yourself lucky...money saved. Now under new management (as I was told), we had limited to access to vendors and booths. It appears that as opposed to years past, (I attended the previous two), you could only go so far down the main pier (big guards blocking the way). Not sure what we paid previously, but this year we felt we didn’t need the special bathroom, or the bag and trinkets (got plenty of those); so we went with the less expensive tixs... Had we known that fully half the event was out of a bound, who knows… And what was up with the food trucks as you entered the event doesn't make much sense to me... The number and kind of actual vendors limited to us ordinary folks were way too heavy on the trinket sellers. The beer garden was OK, but where was the wine, there was one kiosk. BTW, except for the “beef” people, cheese was about it for food…