Wine and Food Week returns June 5-11, 2023 with a new theme: Wine + Food = Art. The weeklong extravaganza will kick off with an Australian Wine Dinner at Harrison's at The Woodlands Resort. Returning fan favorites include Wine Around the World Wednesday; Rose’ Way, A Sweet Soiree at The Peach Orchard Venue; Ladies of the Vine Tasting, Luncheon, & Panel Discussion, at The Club at Carlton Woods, and Sips, Suds & Savor. The week culminates with the elaborate Wine Rendezvous Grand Tasting & Chef Showcase at The Woodlands Waterway Marriott.
“Wine and food are like art because they express the culture, imagination and passion of the people who create them” said Wine & Food Week co-founder Constance McDerby. “We’re excited to announce that the stage is set for Wine & Food Week June 5- 11 with the theme Wine + Food = Art which will celebrate the creativity found in the heart of the wine and food industry. Featuring hundreds of wines, chefs from across Houston and beyond, we’re also weaving the arts into our entire line-up plus we’re honoring food journalist Patricia Sharpe, who is the restaurant critic for Texas Monthly. She has been on staff at the magazine for 48 years and has also contributed to Gourmet, Bon Appétit, Saveur, and the New York Times,” added McDerby. Paying homage to the theme Wine + Food = Art, guests can expect to indulge all their senses including a range of experiential art installations, meet and greet with award-winning and emerging artists, and much more.
The Full Event Line-up
MONDAY, JUNE 5
Flavors of Australia Wine & Dinner Kickoff
Harrison's at The Woodlands Resort | 6:00 - 9:00pm | Ticket: $95++
Wine and Food Week kicks off with a seven-course dinner paired with Australian wines led by Winebow International Wine Ambassador, Simon Solomon. The event takes place at the newly renovated Woodland's Resort in their new dining concept, Harrison's. A local electric violinist will provide entertainment for the evening.
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 7
Wine Around The World Wednesday
The Woodlands Waterway Marriott | 6:00 - 9:00pm | Ticket: $55
Get ready to travel around the world. No passport required. Just bring along your tastebuds and a friend, for this international wine-tasting experience. Salud! Nosh on lite bites with international foods paired with each wine. Knowledgeable wine experts will be on hand to walk you through the wines exploring the wine industry in the country of origin.
THURSDAY, JUNE 8
Rosé Way, A Sweet Soiree
The Peach Orchard Venue | 6:00 - 9:00pm | Ticket: $75 • Reserved Fashion Show Seat: $125
Step into your pink mode and enjoy Rosé Way, a Sweet Soiree. Rosé wines, sparkling wines and trending sweet wines will flow as guests enjoy getting their posh on with a fashion show provided by Market Street, hairstylists, make-up, music, door prizes and more.
FRIDAY, JUNE 9
Ladies of the Vine Tasting, Luncheon & Panel Discussion
The Club at Carlton Woods | 11:30am - 3:00pm | Ticket: $135
The moderator leads a panel of women winemakers, owners & experts, guiding guests behind the bottle. Intimate experience with tasting stations followed by a multi-course wine meal.
Sips, Suds & Savor
The Woodlands Waterway Marriott | 6:00 - 9:00pm | Ticket: $45
Casual and fun Friday night out with great grub, live music, wine, beer, craft spirits and did we mention fun? Perfect date night, friends group gathering or come meet a new friend and capture the moment at selfie stations capturing this lively experience.
SATURDAY, JUNE 10
Wine Rendezvous Grand Tasting & Chef Showcase
The Woodlands Waterway Marriott Ballroom | 7:00 - 10:00pm | Ticket: $150
A culinary extravaganza for the decadent taste bud enthusiasts. You’ll enjoy chef demonstrations and culinary offerings from 35 restaurants competing to be the winner of the Chef of Chefs Culinary Awards as voted by an esteemed panel of judges. Featuring hundreds of wines, The Wine Rendezvous Grand Tasting & Chef Showcase presents guests with the opportunity to slip into their finest attire and be in the company of serious wine enthusiasts.
Bayway Cadillac VIP Luxury Lounge
The Woodlands Waterway Marriott Ballroom | 7:00 - 10:00pm | Ticket: $200
If the finer life is more your style, the lavish VIP Luxury Lounge is the place for you. Indulge in luxury with crème de la crème wine selections only available in this posh playground. Rub elbows with Wine & Food Week special guests, celebrities, media, and food judges throughout the evening.
SUNDAY, JUNE 11
La Dolce Vita Sparkling Brunch
Sorriso Modern Italian Kitchen | 11:00 am - 2:00pm | Ticket: $75
End your Wine & Food Week by enjoying a 4-course brunch paired with a guided Italian wine tasting from Palm Bay International. Guests will also have the opportunity to join a guided walk of the Waterway Art Benches with Westin's Wellness Concierge.
Tickets for all events can be purchased at WineandFoodWeek.com
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