National Harbor Wine & Food Festival this Saturday and Sunday

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A great summer tradition will return to the National Harbor Waterfront on the Potomac with the much anticipated 9th Annual National Harbor Wine & Food Festival on Saturday, April 23 and Sunday, April 24  from 12:00 pm to 6:00 pm each day.

The event is outdoors, on the banks of the Potomac River and surrounded by the National Harbor hotels, restaurants and shops, and continues to be a destination event.  More than just a tasting, the festival brings together award winning celebrity chefs, artisanal  craftsmen, culinary pioneers, live music, as well as wine and spirits from around the world. 

This year’s festival will include over 150 International wines, spirits and beers featured along with local and regional favorites in and all-you-care-to-taste affair.  Guests will be able to sample all of the varieties as well as purchase them by the glass and the bottle, on-site at special event only low prices. Beyond the drink tastings there are many other highlights which include:  Special craft beer tasting Bier Garten experience, Whiskey and Bourbon Tasting Lounge, Cooking Kitchen featuring hands-on cooking demonstrations and wine pairings, three stages of live music and so much more.  It is the largest award winning wine festival of its kind in the Metro DC market.

This year’s organizers have turned up the heat on the Cooking Stage and brought in some award winning super star chef talent. Special appearances on the Cooking Stage include, Saturday: Chef Scott Drewno of The Source by Wolfgang Puck, Chef Jennifer Carroll of Requin, and Chef Victor Albisu of Del Campo. Sunday will feature Kwame Onwuachi of Shaw Bijou, Matt Baker of Gravitas and Chef Danny Lee of Mandu. All of these local, regional and nationally recognized chefs will offer meet and greets and cooking demonstrations.

To purchase tickets and view schedule, visit www.wineandfoodnh.com or call (800) 830-3976.