It’s a not to be missed event for anyone who loves a weekend filled with chef inspired food, wines from around the world, cooking demos, educational seminars, focused tastings, pairings, battling sommeliers and whew, more. Yes, there’s more. Â The city’s premier food and wine event, which has grown exponentially year and after year in activities, attendance, and buzz and has even earned Forbes Travel Guide’s Top 10 Winter Food Festivals, will be held again at theÂ Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Centerfrom February 5 through 9th.
In addition to the aforementioned categories, there will be a silent auction to benefit Cohnâ€™s Kitchen, which provides restaurant and culinary job training and workforce development to DC’s under-served and underprivileged young adults with a demonstrated passion for excellence and a commitment to employment in the restaurant industry.
For a full listing of times so you can pick and choose where to go and what to do from the plethora, please go to EVENTS.
This yearâ€™s Washington International Food & Wine Festivalâ€™s presenting sponsor is The Washington Post with Kimpton Hotels: principle and exclusive hotel sponsor of the Festival,and fine dining waters Acqua Panna and San Pellegrino: exclusive sponsors of the Regional Wine & Food and the Sommelier Showdown signature events.
For ticket packages and to a la carte events and further information, log onto WINEANDFOODDC.COM.
Pamela Lynne Sorensen is the founder of Pamela’s Punch, a leading source of information for the “who, what, when, and where” of Washington, DC’s elite social, professional, and philanthropic scene, which she founded in November of 2006. In 2012 she launched Pacific Punch, based in Los Angeles. Pamela comes from an extensive background in sales and business development from a variety of industries, has been involved with charities and fundraising for a number of years and holds several Board and leadership positions. She currently resides in Arlington, Virginia and when she’s not out on the town, she’s reading or writing while sipping fine wine, or traveling the country and the world ISO adventures, beauty, fun, food, style, libations, music, and the good life. Follow her on Twitter at @pamelaspunch.