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Côtes du Rhône Food & Wine Festival
June 23 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm$55 – $80
The inaugural Côtes du Rhône Festival will highlight the wine, food and atmosphere of the Côtes du Rhône, located in the south of France. Hosted at Second Floor — a stunning open-air venue that is ideal for summer sipping — guests can explore a range of wines from the Côtes du Rhône appellations from hearty Grenache, Mourvèdre, Syrah blends to aromatic white crus paired with delicious dishes.
Over 60 wines will be showcased throughout the festival. These wines span the different styles of the Côtes du Rhône, highlighting the diversity and heritage of the area. Guests can explore them alongside a regionally inspired menu—featuring the flavors of lavender, truffles and olives—crafted by celebrated chefs. Participating chefs include Tyler Atwell of Lafayette Grand Café and Kimberly Plafke of Grand Army, as well as artisan Baker Raymond Smith of Blacksmith’s Breads and Salumi-Maker Drew Buzzio of Salumeria Biellese.
VIP Admission – 5:15 PM – 6:00 PM – $80 – Start celebrating with early access and treat yourself to the VIP experience which includes an extra 45 minutes of extravagance. Start with a tasting of cured meats, artisan cheeses and olives, special wines from the winemakers and nibbles from the chefs.
General Admission – 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM – $55 – A unique culinary experience of gastronomy paired to more than 60 wines including 17 crus of the Côtes du Rhône, from North to South. General Admission is an experience filled with culinary creations from celebrated chefs preparing mouth-watering dishes showcasing the culture of the region.
For the full lineup of activities and chefs and to purchased tickets, click: www.CDRfest.com