NW Food & Wine Festival Marks 10th Year November 14, 2015

For the past ten years The Northwest Food & Wine Festival has built a reputation for offering the Slama Lama Ding Dong when it comes to festival fare, whether in liquid or solid forms. Known for the highest quality cuisine from the areas best-known and adored chefs and for a plethora of wineries, spirits and beers this festival celebrates everything you want to eat and drink. “This year is turning out to be our largest offerings ever, crazy good food and a great big tasting room filled with flavours from wineries, distillers and breweries we love,” said Chris Cannard, Director.

Food centric areas and all the staples in a gourmet food world are available to sample like Pate’s, Duck, Lovely Lamb, Succulent Sausages, Fallow Elk & Bison, Seafood & Oysters, Argentina Foods, Local Farm Foods and a specialty Sandwich that will bring you to your knees by DPI Specialty Foods.Many more chefs simply whip up bites that have inspired them to be tasted by a winery they have paired up with. It’s a food connoisseur’s wonderland!

With an array of wineries that are not often at other tasting events the festival makes for a very desirable destination for wine enthusiasts, who love the fact they can taste all at one place at one time.

Back by popular demand are special wine guests from Lodi, CA. Top Lodi producers will be on the floor to sample and introduce their juices to lucky guests.  It’s really an honour to have them here in Portland and such a bonus tasting experience. Additionally, a variety of wines from Argentina are being paired with new local Argentina inspired restaurant LeChon.. As well German and Austrian wines will be highlighted.

This year the cocktail camp is lead by local favourite David Shenaut noted for his impressive background in helping put Portland on the map whether it be the quote “Put a bird on it” or for excellent drinks made from his liquid Sherpa hands. These demonstrations for attendees aim to impress guests itching for inspired, new found recipes and skills.  “We used to do cocktail competitions, but it seems to make more sense to let the guests experience and learn in this venue.  These are the things that make this festival so much fun.  Each year brings new things to explore and taste.”

Tickets http://nwfoodandwinefestival.ticketleap.com/2015/

More information http://www.nwwinefestival.com

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