Here’s Columbia Food and Wine Festival’s 2023 five-day lineup | Food News & Features

Here’s Columbia Food and Wine Festival’s 2023 five-day lineup | Food News & Features

The Columbia Food and Wine Competition will bring seven new situations and choices to this year’s iteration of the once-a-year multi-day function centering food and drink.

The festival, which is put on by Free Moments, is in its sixth year. The 2023 event will bring shut to 100 places to eat alongside one another in eight diverse functions starting with the yearly kickoff supper April 19. 

This year’s kickoff meal will be hosted at Motor Provide Corporation Bistro, a longtime upscale Southern cafe in the Vista. The bistro’s govt chef Wes Fulmer will be joined by Hendrix’s executive chef Frank Bradley and Loosh Culinaire’s Blake Fairies. 

This the first yr that Motor Supply will host the kickoff meal. Previous year’s kickoff meal was hosted at Elgin’s Peruvian tiny plates cafe, Ratio. 

The five-working day culinary fest is marked by other signature activities like the Mixer on Major, a cocktail competitiveness hosted on Boyd Plaza near the Columbia Museum of Artwork. The April 21 celebration will feature nearby bartenders and cocktail crafters from the Principal Road district. 

Including to the exclusive listings is a new celebration for the annual celebration — the April 20 Pasta & Pairings class at The Pastor’s Review. Nearby pasta-generating chef Pierce Bowers, identified for his perfectly-received pasta building courses and Wednesday night pasta specials at Lula Drake Wine Parlour, will pair up with Lula Drake’s govt chef Rachael Harrison and area wine expert Mike-Wine Guy. 

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All of the activities will conclusion in a grand celebration finale, identified as the Grand Tasting. Attendees will be ready to peruse the lawn of the Roberts Mill Home and Gardens on the afternoon of April 23, the place above 60 dining establishments and breweries will have little bites and sips. 

Tickets for all pageant occasions can be acquired on the web commencing Feb. 6 at

Here’s the breakdown of gatherings:

Wednesday, April 19: Kickoff evening meal at Motor Source Business Bistro with Cooks Wes Fulmer, Frank Bradley and Blake Faries

Thursday, April 20: Pasta & Pairings at The Pastor’s Research with Cooks Pierce Bowers and Rachael Harrison and wine distributor Mike The Wine Guy

Thursday, April 20: Desserts & Digestifs at Hotel Trundle with Lula Drake’s owner and head sommelier Tim Gardner

Friday, April 21: Mixer on Most important: The Remix at Boyd Plaza with a variety of bartenders and mixologists competing in a cocktail level of competition

Saturday, April 22: Brunch and Bungies at Match Columbia with Tasty as Match

Saturday, April 22: Mezze on the Menu at Pita’s with nearby restaurants Pita’s, Mediterranean Tea Space, Arabesque and Generally Initial Bakery 

Saturday, April 22: CAE Live performance on the Runway at Eagle Aviation with community food trucks

Sunday, April 23: The Grand Tasting at Robert Mills Household and Gardens with above 60 local dining places and breweries.