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    TASTE! Lancaster Food, Wine & Spirits Festival

    TASTE! Lancaster is back and better than ever for the 2017 edition of the TASTE! Lancaster Food, Wine & Spirits Festival right in the center of Lancaster. It’s an all-inclusive passport to extravagant culinary travels and we can’t wait to discover all it has to offer.

     

    Join on Saturday, November 18 (Session 1 is from 11am-3pm and Session 2 is from 4-8pm) and Sunday, November 19 from Noon-4pm. All events will be at the Lancaster County Convention Center, downtown Lancaster. Order tickets online here and use promo code Lancaster17 to get $25 off.

     

    Don’t miss this unique event that combines appearances by Celebrity Chefs and personalities (see below for feature chefs), samples of the finest wine & gourmet food, and exclusive VIP cooking demos in this one-stop flavor festival sure to please all foodies.

     

    Tickets range from general admission which includes all tastings and demos, to Red Carpet party, to all-access VIP tickets that offer attendees exclusive opportunities for a chef meet-and-greet, private appetizer parties, and more. Purchase tickets here–they will go fast.

     

    We chatted with Michelle Myers, from the TASTE! Lancaster team, to get the inside scoop on why this year’s event is the best yet.

     

    Fig: It’s almost here! What are you most excited about regarding this 2017 edition of the TASTE! Lancaster event?

     

    “Year-after-year, we are continuing to bring in new vendors, new restaurants, new chefs. We’re extremely excited about Lancaster’s event this year because Lancaster is a booming destination for food tourism and for foodies–gaining national recognition from media as a culinary destination. Not to mention our roots are here–so to see this gastronomical destination coming to life is truly an honor. We’re so excited to be a part of it.”

     

    Some people may just be getting to know this event. What should guests expect when attending this event? 

     

    “For guests looking for a stress-free way to decompress, relax, and enjoy some good food and wine before the bustling holiday season takes off, it’s hard to think of another way to spend a Saturday and Sunday, especially with no cooking needed. It’s great for foodies, wine enthusiasts, beer drinkers–or if you’re just looking for some new culinary finds for your kitchen or dining room from hand-painted wine glasses to innovative cooking tools.”

    Enjoy a variety of wine, beer, and other delicious beverages. 

    Relaxing during this holiday season sounds good to us. We also can’t wait for the food and beverages. What tastes and flavors will be offered at the event? 

     

    “We’ll have an assortment of samples from your favorite reality show chefs, restaurants, trending new venues, and for imbibers, we’ll have a number of brand-name spirits, the finest of wines and breweries, and distilleries too. Highlights include our on-site wine store from Fine Wine & Good Spirits, Lancaster Brewing Co., Main Entrée, Weis, Tito’s, Blue Moon, and Jack Daniel’s. Food will include offerings by Kunzler–and of course all the good food from our Celebrity Chefs and personalities.”

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    LEFT: Brian Duffy. MIDDLE: Chef Milly. RIGHT: Darren McGrady. 

    We’re very much looking forward to the celebrity chefs. Is there a chef (or chefs) that you are most excited about featuring?

     

    “We have a fantastic line-up of chefs and personalities on the roster for this year’s event including alternative and hip-hop musician G. LOVE as he presents his own “Special Hot Sauce;” Chef Eddie Berner, former Lead Guitarist of A Flock of Seagulls; The Royal Chef Darren McGrady who cooked for Queen Elizabeth II and Princess Diana; Chef Brian Duffy of Spike TV’s Bar Rescue; and Chef Milly of Hell’s Kitchen, currently on FOX Hell’s Kitchen All Stars. Not to mention, we have a number of other featured Chef favorites that have appeared on a number of Food Network programs including Executive Chef Kevin Des Chenes, Chef Eddie Gallagher, Christine Hazel, and of course, White House Guest Chef Guy Mitchell. The passion these chefs bring to food and wine is just absolutely incredible.”

     

     

    Tickets are going fast. Reserve yours today to ensure you have the opportunity to take this culinary adventure here in the heart of Lancaster City. Find more information and get tickets online here. Don’t forget to use promo code Lancaster17 to get $25 off your oder.

     

    Bring your appetites. We sure will!

     

    VIP food demos are one of the great experiences this event has to offer.