Foodies and grape lovers are looking forward to gathering together to enjoy fine cuisines and Virginia wines at the 1st Annual Alexandria’s Food & Wine Festival, taking place on Saturday, June 23.
This first annual signature event will transform Old Town’s Carlyle District into a lively festival, complete with live entertainment, a children’s corner, food and wine tasting, a food demonstration showcase area and a VIP networking reception for sponsors. Local restaurants will compete for the best appetizer, the best main course and the best dessert. Attendees will be able to sample food and wine from a variety of local restaurants and Virginia’s wineries.
Participating restaurants and wineries include: The Chart House, Delia’s Mediterranean Grill, San Antonio Bar & Grill, Walker’s Grille, Clydes at Mark Center, Rita’s Ice Custard, Indigo Landing, Alexandria Cupcake, La Tasca, and Jamieson Grille; Mattaponi Winery, Unicorn Winery, Prince Michel Vineyard and Winery, Lake Anna Winery, Glass House Winery, DelFosse Vineyard and Winery and Cedar Creek Winery.
The judging panel consist of Lisa Shapiro, dining reporter for the Washington Examiner and Founder of Dining in DC, Molly Ahearn from regional foodie website TheListAreYouOnIt.com, and Darik Kristofer, radio personality from 94.7 Fresh FM
The festival provides the opportunity to give back to the community, as a portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Carpenter’s Shelter of Alexandria.
WHEN: Saturday, June 23
12:00 PM -5:00 PM
John Carlyle Square in the Carlyle District of Alexandria
300 John Carlyle Street,
Alexandria, VA 22314
This is a FREE event to attend; however tickets are needed to sample food and beverages. Each booklet is comprised of a total of 25 Taste tickets at the price of $20. Wine tastes are $10.