Corks & Forks: National Harbor Hosts Culinary Festival This Weekend

National Harbor Wine & Food Festival

Familiar face: Chef Bryan Voltaggio, from TV’s Top Chef and his own Volt Restaurant in Frederick, Md., will offer hands-on cooking demos on Saturday. ( via Flickr)

I’m hardly well-to-do enough to give you anything other than a hard time, but I do like to clue you in on where to have some area fun.

This time it’s the National Harbor Wine & Food Festival in said National Harbor, a humongous residential and mixed-use community on the Potomac River in Prince George’s County.

On May 4 and 5, this sixth annual festival is “bringing together world-renowned chefs, artisanal craftsmen, and culinary pioneers with thousands of Metro DC’s foodies.”

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Some particulars …

    • An all-you-can-taste affair featuring more than 150 wines, beers and spirits.
    • A craft beer bier garten.
    • The Whiskey & Bourbon Experience Lounge featuring hand-rolled cigar demonstrations.
    • Covered seating under big tents.

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137 National Plaza
National Harbor, Md. 20745

  • Live jazz.
  • The Tasting Theatre, featuring hands-on cooking demonstrations and wine pairings.
  • Nationally recognized chefs on hand for meet-and-greets, book signings and demonstrations.

Here are a list of exhibitors, a festival schedule and your sponsors.

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This thing has some rather varied ticket options, but as far as I can tell, it’s $30 to get in on either day, with the price climbing as more goodies are added. Here is what’s in store for people who snag VIP tickets. A portion of the proceeds will go to Spirit of Hope Childrens Foundation.

The fun starts at noon for those who purchase VIP tickets, and 1 p.m. for the rest of you. Both days finish at 6 p.m.

So if you rent an apartment in Prince George’s County and you’re into this kinda thing – and guys, this might be a good event to take your woman to, maybe to make up for some earlier boorish behavior – come out and eat, drink and be merry.

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Scott D

Scott D

Scott is a local writer and has been with the Apartment Showcase blog since its inception in 2010.

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