Tuesday, April 12, 2011

The Blue Ridge Wine & Food Festival is Ready for You - April 13 -17, 2011


The Blue Ridge Wine & Food Festival continues to draw foodies from near and far. The event, held in Blowing Rock, is held April 13 – 17. So you are just in time to take advantage of the talent of many chefs from the area as well as imbibe in wine ranging from local to international.

You can pop into the festival at the opening event, “Uncork the Festival”, hosted at Chetola Resort on April 13. The weekend continues with bartender’s facing off, culinary classes, wine seminars and tastings, Wine Maker dinners, gallery strolls, music, comedy, shopping, meet & greet with Festival VIPs, games and culinary competitions. This is a weekend that offers something for every foodie out there.

One of my favorites in the Festival is the Fire on the Rock Chef Challenge finale. The Blue Ridge Wine & Food Festival concludes the Chef Challenge and offers the opportunity to see the best of the best in action. The final four in the Challenge are Barbato of Chetola, Foreman of Bistro Roca, Palazzo of Sorrento’s and Welch of Green Park Inn.

Tickets for events are available, click here.

Additional information is available by going to the Blue Ridge Wine & Food Festival website or Facebook page.

And for those of you unsure how to get there, for directions ... click here.

Festival Schedule of Events

Wednesday, April 13, 2011
• Uncork the Festival - Australian food & wine!
• Bartenders Brawl

Thursday, April 14, 2011
• Downtown activities and shopping
• Cooking Classes
• Wine Seminars
• Wine Maker Dinners
• Bartenders Brawl

Friday, April 15, 2011
• Downtown activities and shopping
• Wine Seminars
• Cooking Classes
• Wine Maker Dinners
• Meet & Greet with festival VIPs
• Gallery Stroll Downtown
• Chuckleball at the Hayes Center
• Bartenders Brawl
• Late Night music and entertainment around town

Saturday, April 16, 2011
• Downtown activities and shopping
• Grand Wine Tasting in Downtown Blowing Rock
• Fire on the Rock Chefs Challenge
• Dig Into Local Food Show
• Late Night music and entertainment around town
• Murderous Vineyard- Interactive Mystery Theater

Sunday, April 17, 2011
• Fire on the Rock Finale
• Champagne Brunches

4 comments:

  1. hiiii.....
    very nice topic
    but i just want to know whether menu for food festival is different from normal day menu or not?

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  2. Special event menus tend to be different from the daily menu but still based on the Chef's preferences. It's a good opportunity to see the Chef stretch a little past his daily routine. Definitely worth it even if you are a frequent patron.

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  4. Thank you! I'm a big fan of wine as well. Do you have any favorites?

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