Tickets go on sale for Columbia Food and Wine Festival > Columbia Business Report

Tickets go on sale for Columbia Food and Wine Festival > Columbia Business Report

Tickets are now on sale for the Columbia Food items and Wine Festival scheduled for Wednesday, April 19 via Sunday, April 23 at different locations all around the higher Columbia area.

Activities include every thing from intimate chef dinners to hands-on culinary actions. The celebration is introduced by Qualified South Carolina and is now in its sixth yr.

“Columbia’s meals scene has blossomed in excess of the earlier numerous decades and continually generates substantial-high quality chefs and mixologists,” claimed pageant organizer Chase Heatherly in a news launch. “Our staff has worked tough to create just one-of-a-type ordeals that lift up the incredible culinary expertise in our region. We hope the competition will highlight Columbia on a regional scale and garner very well-deserved consideration for our talented and hardworking culinary local community.”

The 2023 Pageant program allows guests to encounter the creations of nearly 100 neighborhood chefs, mixologists, brew masters, sommeliers and additional, the release claimed.

Occasions involve the kickoff supper from 6-9 p.m. April 19 at Motor Offer Co. Bistro in Columbia’s Vista district. A multi-program menu will be made available by Motor Supply’s government chef Wes Fulmer, Frank Bradley of Hendrix and Blake Fairies of Loosh Culinaire.

“I have been concerned with Columbia Meals and Wine Pageant due to the fact its inaugural year, and I generally look ahead to collaborating with neighborhood cooks and friends,” Fulmer said in the launch. “I am fired up to host the kickoff dinner at Motor Supply due to the fact we’re likely to have exciting with this menu highlighting refreshing, spring flavors.”

“Pasta and Pairings,” scheduled for 6-8 p.m. Thursday, April 20, will function Pierce Bower, chef and operator of Dorsia Pasta Co., sharing the artwork of pasta producing. This function will take put at the historic Pastor’s Review, 1633 Most important St. Suite 100 in Columbia.

“Desserts and Digestifs” from 7 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, April 20 will be held in the lobby of Hotel Trundle on Taylor Street in pair dessert wines, aperitifs and other drinks with a variety of pastries and treats. The beverage portion of the occasion will be led by Tim Gardner, operator and head sommelier of Lula Drake. Nearby jazz musicians will execute.

A lineup of Most important Avenue mixologists will participate in a cocktail competition at Mixer on Principal: The Remix from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, April 21 on Boyd Plaza in entrance of the Columbia Museum of Art. Company and judges will style and vote on a lot more than 10 handcrafted cocktails. The drinks will be paired with stay music, neighborhood artwork and food from places to eat in the Major Street District.

“Brunch and Bungies” on Saturday, April 22 from 10 a.m. to midday is hosted by Healthy Columbia and sponsored by Publix. Attendees will master the nearby gym’s technique to sustainable conditioning via bungee demonstrations and other events. The wellness-centered party will function smoothies as nicely as sustainable food items and cocktails.

“Mezze on the Menu,” scheduled for noon to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 22, will attribute Greek, Lebanese and Center jap flavors as nicely as wine pairings. This event can take put at Pita’s, 1800 Taylor St. in Columbia and contains offerings from Mediterranean Tea Place, Arabesque and Normally Initial Bakery.

The “CAE Live performance on the Runway” functions food items from Columbia’s food stuff truck scene made available at the Eagle Aviation Hangar at the Columbia Metropolitan Airport. A regional tunes act will execute at this party sort 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday, April 22.

The festival’s finale function will be the “Grand Tasting” from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, April 23 at the historic Robert Mills House and Gardens, featuring food items and drink from additional than 60 region restaurants, breweries, mixologists and some others. The party also characteristics reside songs, are living chef demonstrations, and artisan pop-up stores. VIP and Early Accessibility ticket holders will obtain entry one particular hour early at noon.

Proceeds from the pageant gain the Charitable Plate and the South Carolina Cafe and Lodging Basis (SCRLF).

The Charitable Plate supplies scholarships to fund the advancement and advancement of foreseeable future cooks, farmers, heritage foodstuff, and instructional pursuits to improve our area food stuff process. SCRLF gains the state’s hospitality marketplace by administering education and learning and workforce improvement plans, industry certifications and a lot more.

Due to the fact its debut in 2018, Columbia Foods and Wine Pageant has drawn much more than 7,000 folks at 26 activities featuring far more than 150 culinary partners in the increased Columbia region, according to the launch. In accordance to 2022 stats, 48% of attendees came from outside Columbia and out-of-town company have doubled in the previous 3 many years. In 2022, 14% of competition visitors came from exterior the Midlands.

Tickets can be ordered on the web. 


Access Christina Lee Knauss at 803-753-4327.