The Largest Local Sampling of Food and Wine Happens This Weekend

September 14, 2016

The Taste of WGBH Food & Wine Festival is here! We've introduced you to many of the players. Now it's time to get excited for the big event, and if you haven't already, get your tickets today!

By 
Danielle DeSiato
The Largest Local Display of Food & Wine Happens This Weekend | WBGH | CRAVING BOSTON

This year's Taste of WGBH Food & Wine Festival has arrived. The largest collection of chefs, wineries, breweries, and purveyors of all things delicious will be gathered at the WGBH headquarters for a weekend of exploration and indulgence. There’s so much to experience at this year’s festival:

Want to try the best products from the state of Vermont? You won't want to miss the Vermont Marketplace with sample goods from 14 Green Mountain State artisans including Cellars at Jasper Hill!

Looking for the latest wine or beer to serve dinner guests? Check out the special vintner and brewer tastings with hundreds of local and international samples.

Want to learn how to grow your own veggies in a small space? Check out the demo Have Your Yard and Eat it Too! – an introduction to edible landscaping.

It’s not too late to taste it all!

Thursday's Chef’s Gala tickets are already sold out, but you can still be a part of the weekend's delicious action.

Saturday’s Artisan Taste, with no less than five Chef Demos, plus hundreds of samples in the Grand Tasting Pavillion, promises to be a foodie feast. Don’t miss Chef Andy Husbands introduce the true pit-barbecue technique for his award winning ribs. Bring on the smoke! Saturday night will be capped off with the WGBH Culinary Stewardship award, so you don’t want to miss who wins.

At Sunday’s Brunch Bar, local jazz band, The Lucky 5, will set the mood, while you learn Craving Boston contributor Adam Centamore’s secrets to pairing wine and cheese (with samples!). And if it’s samples you’re after, the Grand Tasting Pavilion will still be filled with over 100 different sips and dishes from New England's best restaurants and international beverage producers. Of course, brunch wouldn’t be complete without something sweet, so don’t miss The Brass Sisters' chef demo: A Very Special Blueberry Cake.

Take a break from the Pavilion to hear the chef’s discussion panel, featuring 5 prominent local food influencers talking trash, then get ready for a fight – the Food Fight, that is!

It’s not a festival without food on sticks, and that’s the theme of this year’s Food Fight. 10 chefs will square off against each other to see who can win over festival-goers with their most inspired skewers. Audience participation goes beyond just tasting the fare. Come vote for the next Food Fight Champion!

Check out the schedule of events and get your tickets here

And for our lucky Craving Boston readers, we have a special offer!  Use promotional code Craving to save 20% off tickets (offer not valid for all-access pass).

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  • September 14, 2016