This weekend I am headed to the beautiful North Carolina coast to participate in the Beaufort Wine and Food Weekend. I'll be hosting 6 events, and there will be plenty of books on hand, so come on down and join us for this wonderful festival!
Here are the details from the official press release for the event:
Having just been named "the Coolest Small Town in America" by Budget Travel magazine, Beaufort is ready to have one of the very coolest events of the year as the Beaufort Wine & Food Weekend welcomes celebrity chefs, winemakers and sommeliers to share their talents and expertise with the Crystal Coast. From April 25 -29, Beaufort’s unique laid back charm, architecture and coastal setting will be the backdrop for the 21 different events showcasing award-winning wines from winemakers visiting from around the world and irresistible food from local and visiting celebrity chefs.
Top-notch celebrity chefs featured at the 2012 event include: Sandra Gutierrez, food writer and author of the recent best-selling cookbook, The New Southern-Latino Table: Recipes That Bring Together the Bold and Beloved Flavors of Latin America and the American South; Scott Howell, Chef-Owner of Nana’s in Durham, NC, 2012 James Beard Semifinalist for Best Chef Southeast whose restaurant has also been recognized as one of the 20 best organic restaurants in the country by Organic Style magazine; and Keith Rhodes, recently featured on Top Chef, from Wilmington. Other celebrity chefs include: Chip Smith, James Beard Award Winner from The Inn at Celebrity Dairy, Siler City, NC; Chris Kastner of CK's Real Food in Hailey, Idaho; and nationally recognized Chef Amy Tornquist of Watts Grocery, Durham, NC.
The festival will also showcase flavorful wines from wineries and winemakers around the world -- including Authentiquevin Wineries from France’s Loire Valley, Puro Uno Wineries from Argentina, LIOCO, Tortoise Creek Winery, Arietta Vineyards and Folie a Deux, all from California, to name a few.
Tickets for this five-day charitable event are now available and can be purchased at www.beaufortwineandfood.com or at the Beaufort Historical Association, 130 Turner Street. For more information, sponsorship packages or questions visit www.beaufortwineandfood.com, email email@example.com or call 252-728-5225.