Calendar of Events: The MidAtlantic Food + Wine Feast

Thursday, Feb. 23

DINNER 1

Seven-Course Winemakers Dinner  TIME 7 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.  VENUE Home of Michael and Ellen Kullman, Greenville.  HOSTS Michael and Ellen Kullman, with co-chair Michael Marquardt and Claire De Matteis  WINEMAKERS Internationally known winemakers  CHEFS Visiting chefs Garg, Mathebula, and Pernambucco, along with regional chefs Butler, Lluhlier and Mitchell

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DINNER 2

Five-Course Winemakers Dinner  TIME 7 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.  VENUE Home of Drs. Laurie Jacobs and Barry Roseman, Hockessin.  HOSTS Drs. Laurie Jacobs and Barry Roseman, together with co-chair Ajit Mathew George and Dr. Sarah E. Brown  WINEMAKERS Internationally known winemakers  CHEFS Chefs Trevino  and Van Zyl, along with regional chefs Banks, Herbert and Morton

DINNER 3

Five-Course Winemakers Dinner  TIME 7 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.  VENUE Lesley Manor, Home of Darren and Karen Wright, Old New Castle  HOSTS Darren and Karen Wright, together with co-chair Lisa Quadrini  WINEMAKERS Internationally known winemakers CHEFS Visiting chefs Ruckauer and Vacharat, along with regional chefs Hannum, Lazzarini and visiting sous chef Stuart

 


Friday, Feb. 24

DINNER 4

Five-Course Winemakers Dinner  TIME 7 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.  VENUE Oberod  HOSTS Vance Kershner, together with co-chair Michael Marquardt  WINEMAKERS Internationally known winemakers  CHEFS Visiting chefs Mathebula and Ruckauer, along with regional chefs Banks, Herbert, Butler and Hannum

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DINNER 5

Five-Course Winemakers Dinner  TIME 7 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.  VENUE Home of David and Karen Pensak, Highlands, Wilmington  HOSTS David and Karen Pensak, together with co-chair Lisa Quadrini WINEMAKERS Internationally known winemakers  CHEFS Visiting chefs Trevino and Vacharat, along with regional chefs Lazzarini, Lluhlier and Morton

DINNER 6

Five-Course Winemakers Dinner  TIME 7 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.  VENUE Bracebridge Hall at The Sassafras River Club, Earleville, Md.  HOSTS Jim and Betsy Chaffin, Laird Bunch and Victoria Storm, along with Co-chair Ajit Mathew George and Dr. Sarah E. Brown  WINEMAKERS Internationally known winemakers  CHEFS Visiting chefs Garg, Pernambucco, Van Zyl, along with regional chef Mitchell

 


Saturday, Feb. 25

Tasting and luncheon 

A grand tasting of seven different wines  personally presented by the seven visiting winemakers and moderated by Mr. Charles Curtis, M.W., Head of Wine for Christie’s Asia. A light lunch will be served.  TIME Noon to 2 p.m.  VENUE Gold Ballroom, Hotel du Pont 

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1,000-Point Tasting 

Featuring ten 100-point wines TIME 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.  VENUE Green Room, Hotel du Pont  PANEL Charles Curtis, MW, Head of Wine at Christie’s, Asia, with renowned wine critics and sommeliers

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DINNER 7 

Seven-Course Winemakers Dinner and Live Wine Auction  (black tie) TIME 6 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. Champagne reception followed by seven-course dinner and live wine auction  VENUE Gold Ballroom, Hotel du Pont  WINEMAKERS Seven internationally known winemakers will each pour two of their wines per course, for a total of 14 wines served  CHEFS Seven international chefs in tandem with leading regional chefs. The Winemakers International Hall of Fame will induct Piero Antinori, Angelo Gaja, Marcel Guigal, Christian Moueix, Miguel Torres and the late Henri Jayer and Robert Mondavi.

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Sunday, Feb. 26

SUNDAY GOSPEL BRUNCH 

Around the World with 80 Wines  TIME 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.  VENUE Gold Ballroom and Du Barry Room, Hotel du Pont  BRUNCH Caffé Gelato, Domaine Hudson, Harry’s Savoy Grill and Harry’s Seafood, Hotel du Pont, Moro, Piccolina Toscana, Montrachet Fine Foods, Orillas, Union City Grille, University & Whist Club  WINE Branmar Wine and Spirits, Colliers of Centreville, Country Vintner,  Greenville Wine and Spirits, Moore Brothers, Prestige Wine and Spirits, Ryan’s Wine, United Distributors of Delaware, Unplugged and Uncorked  ENTERTAINMENT Gospel Choir, Paul Cullen on guitar, silent auction  DEMONSTRATIONS Jennifer Behm, Fox TV’s MasterChef and Dana Herbert, winner of TLC’s  “Cake Boss” program.

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