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Food and Wine Festivals


How many green thumbs does it take to feed 15,000 children?

Promise of Peace Garden holds benefit on Sunday, November 19. The Promise of Peace (POP) Garden celebrates a  beautiful community of chefs who have been fundamental in helping POP feed over 15,000 children over the past eight years… (more)

You can never be too thin or too rich or have too much Chocolate

The 2017 Dallas Chocolate Festival extravaganza, held in the heart of the Dallas Art District at the  Fashion Industry Gallery F.I.G. celebrates everything chocolate.  Guests are invited to meet artisans, watch live demonstrations of the chocolate making process,… (more)

Park and Palate: chefs from Dallas, Austin, Houston and San Antonio tempt you with Texas’ best tastes.

Instead of spending up to four hours traveling on a  culinary exploration of Texas, you can enjoy gourmet offerings prepared by 3 of the top chefs from each of Teas’s best culinary destinations: Dallas, Austin, Houston and San Antonio.… (more)

More on Milwaukee

It’s easy to see why they call Milwaukee a festival city, since there always seem to be at least one and sometimes three or four festivals going on there. In just two days in July, I attended North America’s largest… (more)

Shop the flavors of Italy in Dallas

All things Italian: Passport Italy I  love Italy. I love the food, the wine, the people, and the landscape. I have been to Tuscany, Umbria, Sicily and Rome. I love different things about each of those destinations because their… (more)

Florida Keys Uncorked Food & Wine Festival does a gorgeous long lunch

It was a gorgeous (literally) long lunch on a narrow strip of land at the edge of the Atlantic Ocean! It was a magical spot in Islamorada in the Florida Keys. On January 18th, the “Grand Tasting Festival Finale” ended… (more)

Sampling Portland’s Artisan Foods

Shoppers snacked on pickles and chocolates and sipped vinegar and whiskey at Portland’s fourth annual Season’s Eatings event last Saturday. The get together in New Deal Distillery hooks up local producers with local consumers—and traveling consumers if they’re lucky enough… (more)

Chapman and the Los Cabos Culinary Scene

At age 20, most adolescents would be just getting into the workforce, but not for Canadian Chef, Tadd Chapman. Armed with a fiery entrepreneurial spirit, a culinary education and some restaurant experience, Chapman boldly ventured into the resort city of… (more)

Pairings Dallas: Wonderful Wine and Fantastic Food

Recently, a hot new neighborhood in Dallas was a wonderland of food and drink. It was an evening designed to tantalize taste buds and introduce people to the new restaurants located in the Trinity Groves development. The exicing new culinary… (more)

Fall Festivity at Francis Ford Coppola Winery

Fall is a time for happenings at Francis Ford Coppola Winery. Francis puts it best, saying the winery is a wine wonderland, a park of pleasure where people of all ages can celebrate the love of life. A Masquerade Ball… (more)

The Best of Pairings? Food and Wine (or Beer), of Course

The new Trinity Groves development at the foot of the landmark Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge in Dallas, Texas, will be the site of a tasting event that is sure to amaze all who attend. Called “Pairings”, the event is being… (more)

Tour Italy by Sea (Kayak, that is…)

Who doesn’t dream of visiting Italy? By land? By sea!  It probably doen’t matter, so long as one can return, time and time again.  And with each return visit comes a chance to view this sublime country in… (more)

Savor the Flavor of Dallas

 Savor Dallas 2013 Spectacular showcases Best New Venues in Bid D and Surrounds  Savor the flavor of the 9th annual Savor Dallas, expanding this year to include four days of festivities:  Thurs., March 14-Sun., March 17th. … (more)

The 24th Hokitika Wildfoods Festival

New Zealand, a country synonymous with award-winning wines and renowned lamb, has also developed a discerning palate for wild grown, authentic “bush food”.  Experience this cuisine at the Hokitika Wildfoods Festival, an iconic gourmet extravaganza showcasing novel “bush tucker”… (more)

Celebrate Food and Wine, Kapalua Style

Oenophiles, gourmands and enthusiasts of the good life will once again reconvene on the beautiful western shores of Maui in celebration of the 32nd Annual Kapalua Wine & Food Festival.  Along with veteran restaurateur, Homegrown Host Master Sommelier… (more)

Sweet Tooth Meet Tout Sweet

You can have your cake and eat it too at Tout Sweet Patisserie.  You can also have your wine and drink that, too, with dessert!   Desserts Paired with Wine and Beer Yigit Pura, chef and owner… (more)

Peruvian cuisine festival in Los Cabos

Award-winning Chef & Peruvian Cuisine Pioneer Jose Montes Will Lead the Epicurean Extravaganza Peruvian cuisine, recognized around the world for providing some of South America’s most exciting ethnic flavors, takes center stage beginning Monday, November 26, during a six-day… (more)