On Saturday, June 23, 2012, Old Town Alexandria, VA will usher in the 1st Annual Alexandria Food & Wine Festival. The festival will transform the Carlyle District into a lively festival, complete with live entertainment, a children’s corner, food and wine tasting, a food demonstration showcase area and a VIP networking reception for the event sponsors. Local restaurants will compete for the best appetizer, the best main course and the best desert. Attendees will be able to sample food and wine from a variety of local restaurants and Virginia’s wineries.
Some local favorites to look out for: The Chart House, Delia’s, San Antonio Bar and Grill, Walker’s Grille, Clydes at Mark Center, Rita’s, Indigo Landing, La Tasca, and Jamieson Grille. Local wineries will include Mattaponi Winery, Unicorn Winery, Prince Michel Vineyard and Winery, Lake Anna Winery, Glass House Winery, DelFosse Vineyard and Winery and Cedar Creek Winery.
The festival provides the opportunity to give back to the community through local non-profit organizations. Active duty military families will benefit from one (1) free book (25 taste tickets) per family (while supplies last) and a portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Carpenter’s Shelter of Alexandria. Sponsors for the festival includes: Elmina Catering, Post Properties at Carlyle, George Washington University Off Campus Programs, NOVA Advertising, Indigo Landing, and ESI Enviro Solutions.
When: Saturday, June 23, 2012
Where: John Carlyle Square in the Carlyle District of Alexandria. 300 John Carlyle Street, Alexandria, VA 22314
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$$$: This is a FREE event to attend; however tickets are needed to sample food and beverages. Each booklet is comprised of a total of 25 Taste tickets at the price of $20. Each food item costs between 1 to 5 tickets.
About the Author (Author Profile)Johnna French is a Harlem NY native with deep roots in Washington, DC and North Carolina. All three places have heavily influenced her life and the foods she loves today. After graduating Howard University School of Law and beginning her life as a young professional in the city she was led to start Johnna Knows Good Food in November 2007 to keep family, friends and colleagues updated on where to go and what to eat while dining in the nation’s capitol. French, who still practices law, leads a team of three writers to cover the ever expanding Washington, DC food scene. French has been featured in print and television, appearing in Washingtonian Magazine and is a regular contributor to various local TV affiliates including WUSA 9, FOX 5 DC and WJLA (ABC Affiliate) News Channel 8. Johnna is currently airing on Comcast Sports Mid-Atlantic (CSN) show, Redskins Life, as the weekly tailgate host.
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