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Columbia Food and Wine Festival

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Columbia Food and Wine Festival


THE FIRST EVER :: Columbia Food and Wine Festival -- Sunday, April 15th the the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center from noon - 3pm. Free Times and the Five Points Association have teamed up to create this long-awaited event, taking place in the heart of Columbia's original village neighborhood - Saluda Avenue in Five Points.


THE DETAILS :: [ Tickets are all inclusive ] - Small bites from over 40 restaurants, 48 wine offerings from Southern Glazer's Wine & Spirits, local craft brews by nearly a dozen breweries, food and wine seminars, a marketplace with local artisans, farmers, and live music from Soda City Brass Band.


TICKETS :: On sale now at Columbiafoodandwinefestival.com.


- Sneak Peek: $85
All the perks of general admission, but with an extra private hour at the beginning of the day. These attendees can arrive an hour before general admission (11am) and will have exclusive access to the first bites of the day.

- General Admission: $65 (in advance) / $75 (day of)
General admission ticket holders can sample over 40 restaurants on Restaurant Row and 15 beverage stations with an array of wine and craft beer. Additionally, general admission ticket holders have access to the Culinary Corner where festival patrons can submerge themselves in Columbia’s culture and learn more about its food scene by attending live chef demonstrations, engaging local farmers, and more.

- Pre-Event:
Inaugural Kick-Off Dinner of the Columbia Food and Wine Festival / $90 (advanced ticket sales only)
Join us at Saluda’s restaurant on Saturday, April 14, for the official kick-off dinner to the inaugural Columbia Food and Wine Festival. A city-wide collaboration, this intimate dinner will feature five courses along with hors d’ourves and cocktails. Limited tickets available.

NOTE:
>>The Kick-Off Dinner is a separate, ticketed event from Sunday’s Columbia Food and Wine Festival.
>>VIP is sold out.


Participating Restaurants:
Over 40 local restaurants will be providing small samples to patrons, with each restaurant providing specialty items representative of their menu.
1801 Grille
Ally and Eloise Bakeshop on Main Street
Alodia's Cucina Italiana
Blue Marlin
Bodhi Thai Dining
Burger Tavern 77
Cantina 76
Cellar On Greene
Chocolate Nirvana Bakery
City Limits BBQ
Coa Agaveria y Cocina
The Crescent Olive
Cupcake DownSouth
Delaney's Music Pub
The Devine Cinnamon Roll Deli
Gervais & Vine
Goat's
The GRAND
Hunter-Gatherer Brewery & Alehouse
Il Giorgione Pizzeria and Wine Bar
Kaminsky's Dessert Café
Kiki's Chicken and Waffles
Lamb's Bread Vegan Cafe
Main Street Public House
Motor Supply
Mr. Friendly's
Pearlz Oyster Bar
Ripper's
Ristorante Divino
River Rat Brewery
Rosso Trattoria
Ruth's Chris Steak House
Saluda's Restaurant
Solstice Kitchen
Spotted Salamander Catering
Tallulah
Tazza Kitchen Trenholm Plaza
Thirsty Fellow Pizzeria and Pub
Village Idiot Pizzeria
The War Mouth
Yesterdays Restaurant & Tavern
Za's On Devine


Featured Chef Demonstration Details: Culinary Corner
The festival will feature a Culinary Corner in the former Exxon parking lot. This large tented area will feature two platforms, which will have a host of different chef demonstrations throughout the day.

12pm – 12:30pm
Chef Todd Woods, The Oak Table
How to properly braise a piece of meat

12:45pm – 1:15pm
Chef Alex Strickland, Hunter-Gatherer Brewery & Alehouse
How to make pizza dough with toss techniques

1:30pm – 2pm
Chef Josh Rogerson, Saluda's Restaurant
How to roll out perfect pasta

2:15pm – 2:45pm Chef Alex Suaudom du Monde, Baan Sawan How to use a mortar and pestle

12:15pm – 12:45pm
Chef Wes Fulmer, Motor Supply
Top Secret!

1pm – 1:30pm
Chef Joe Cardinale, Ripper's
How to make Italian sausage and dry salami

1:45pm – 2:15pm
Chef Charley Scruggs, Tallulah
How to have fun cooking with grains

2:30pm – 3pm
Chef Jason Bruner, 1801 Grille
Top Secret!


Beverage Offerings:
All admission levels include a complimentary tasting glass upon entry to the festival, which they may fill with samples of wine and/or local craft brews.
Wineries:
(Provided by Southern Glazer's Wine & Spirits)
Cave de Lugny
Clos de los Siete
Delicato Family Vineyards
Gonzalez Byass Familia de Vino
Fleurs de Prairie
Frescobaldi Toscana
Kenwood Vineyards
Precept Wine
Ste. Michelle Wine Estates
Ty Ku Sake & Spirits

Breweries:
Bierkeller Columbia
Columbia Craft Brewing Company
Conquest Brewing
Cottontown Brew Lab
Hazelwood Brewing
Island Coastal Lager
Hunter-Gatherer Brewery & Alehouse
Munkle Brewing
Old Mill Brewpub
Pawleys Island Brewing Company
River Rat Brewery
Swamp Cabbage Brewing Company
Twisted Spur Brewing


Educational Experience
First come, first served with limited spaces available.
Location: 745 Saluda Avenue (Twig by Petal)

11:15am – 11:45am
Meet the Influencers
Meet and Greet with Columbia’s biggest foodies: ColaTown Foodie, The Messy Kitchen Girl, Samantha Kingsmore of COLAtoday, April Blake, Soda City Sites and Bites

12pm – 12:30pm
Wine Seminar: “War of the (Wine) Worlds: Old World vs. New World Wines”
Erlinda Mazeika Doherty, founder of ViníCola and Level 1 Sommelier

12:45pm – 1:15pm
Wine Seminar: “Demystifying Old World Wines”
Phillip Kirby, 1801 Grille

1:30pm – 2pm
Wine Seminar: “Survivor! The Wines of Argentina and Chile”
Erlinda Mazeika Doherty, founder of ViníCola and Level 1 Sommelier

2:15pm – 2:45pm
Heirloom Panel
Moderated by Amanda McNulty from South Carolina ETV’s “Making it Grow,” local farmers David Shields, Nat Bradford, and Glenn Roberts discuss the process to grow and cultivate heirloom vegetables in the Midlands


Farmer & Artisan Alley:
Along with the Culinary Corner in the former Exxon parking lot, there will be an Artisan Alley lined with high end home goods, jewelry, pottery, and retail shops, along with local farmers educating and showcasing their products.
Artisans:
The Collective
The Gallery West
The Heart Knot
Petite Fleur: Mobile Flower Boutique
Portfolio Art Gallery
USC Clay Club

Farmers:
Agape Chocolate Company
Bee Trails Farms
Benz Haus Farms
City Roots
Congaree Milling Company
Freshly Grown Farms
Trail Ridge Farm

Bohemian -- hosting a beverage tasting with mixologist Josh Streetman of Motor Supply Co. Bistro
Good for the Sole Shoes -- hosting a beverage tasting with mixologist Sebastian Griffin of Ristorante Divino
Loose Lucy's -- hosting a vegan sampling with Lamb's Bread Vegan Café
Revente -- hosting The Food Academy for an education piece


THANK YOU :: The inaugural Columbia Food and Wine Festival would not be possible without generous support from: Free Times, Five Points Foundation, Publix, Southern Glazers Wine & Spirits, The Crescent Olive, Columbia Craft Brewing Company, Breakthru Beverage, Discover South Carolina, Bottles Beverage Superstore, State Farm - Kali Render, Something Borrowed, River Rat Brewery, US Foods, Grace Outdoor, BB&T, Iris & Marie Letterpress, Office Depot, the City of Columbia, and Experience Columbia SC.


Questions or Need Tickets? ColumbiaFoodandWineFestival.com



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