Event Alert: 2014 Montclair Food and Wine Festival

The Montclair Food and Wine Festival is returning for its third annual event this May to celebrate  local food culture.

The three day festival will kick off with the Grand Tasting on Saturday, March 31st at the Montclair Art Museum. Offerings from Montclair’s most esteemed local eateries will be served up to the guests. Gary’s Wine and Marketplace will be sponsoring the libations for the evening.  $95 will get you a ticket to this festivity and for $125 you can be added to the VIP guest list for early entry to the event.

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On Sunday, June 1st there will be a seminar series of 5 events to showcase the talents, diversity, and cuisine of some of the local chefs. Get tickets to any or all of these programs that strike a culinary interest with you!

1.       Fois Gras with Ariane (Duarte) + Ariane (Daguin)
2.       Aquaculture: Consider the Oyster and the Clam
3.       The Pasta Show with Laura (Schenone) + Lou ( Palma)
4.        Latin Vegan Tapas with SO Tasty Vegan
5.       Milk: Give It to me Raw

Read more about what each seminar entails up on the MFWF site: montclairfoodandwinefestival.org

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To finish off what is sure to be a fabulous foodie weekend is the Gala Dinner on Monday, June 2nd. This event will take place at the Manor in West Orange, NJ. The tickets are priced at $165 for the elaborate six course meal. The guests will be treated to courses prepared by Chef Mitchell Altholz (Highlawn Pavilion), Chef Michael Carrino (Pig and Prince),  Chef Ryan DePersio (Fascino, Bar Cara, & Nico Kitchen and Bar), Chef Ariane Duarte (CulinAriane), Chef Francesco Palmerie (Orange Squirrel) and a special guest chef that is yet to be announced. There will also be a wine pairing with each course that will be prepared by Sharon Sevrens of Amanti Vino.

This gastronomically jam packed weekend is not one to miss. Rub elbows with your favorite North Jersey chefs and proprietors. Network, wine, dine and most importantly have fun at this culinary affair.

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There is a special ticket promotion going on for the month of March when you purchase your tickets.
Enter the promo code “march14” when purchasing your tickets for the Grand Tasting or Gala Dinner events and you will receive 10 % off your ticket price for both general admission and VIP.

Hurry the offer expires after March 31st!

…all for the love of the dish

photo credits to montclairfoodandwinefestival.org

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