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Wine, Cheese and Food Pairings – Festivals

Ok ladies…forget wearing that bikini (that’s why the tankini was invented) and have some fun! Check out some of the most popular food and wine festivals across the country

The New Orleans Food and Wine Experience. Well…there aren’t many places that know food better than the Big Easy. Your friends will have to get you back on the plane with sponsors like Brennans, Commander’s Palace, Galatoires, Morton’s and NOLA…and those are just a few of the 75. Wait…it gets better. With over 175 wineries including Artesa, Cakebread, Folie a Duex, Foxen and Jordan, you’ll find something for even the most discerning oenophile.

New York City’s Ninth Avenue Food Festival. While this street party isn’t as grand as the New Orleans festival…it’s just as fun. If you are looking for something fun and modern that showcases ethnic food and music…this is the festival for you. Bonus…if you ditch the taxis and subways and walk everywhere…you may wear that bikini after all…or you may not!

Nantucket Wine Festival. Here you will find something for everyone. From tastings at some of Nantucket’s best houses to wine and cheese pairings, auctions and seminars, this is one of the most refined wine festivals around. The best of this festival?? If you’ve ever been to Nantucket in the summer, then you already know the answer…yes…no crowds!

Palm Springs Restaurant Week. Okay…technically it’s mostly June and “week” is actually two separate weeks of festivals but…well…it’s fun anyway. Imagine perfect weather, palm trees and the most fabulous local restaurants offering pre-set menus at a reasonable price. You may even have some money left over for shopping!

Fredericksburg Crayfish Festival. Listen ladies…if you’ve never had crab before, here’s your chance! This quaint Texas town comes alive with music and bedbugs. Enjoy local wineries, antique shops and Cajun food in the heart of Texas.

Houston Food and Wine Week. Located just north of Houston in the Woodlands, this up-and-coming wine festival isn’t just for locals anymore. Where else can you grab a Texas-style steak (meaning a steak big enough to meet your weekly meat quota) and sample over 500 wines from around the world? If somehow the wine isn’t enough to hold your interest…local shopping will do…Sur La Table…Bath Junkie…lululemon…Smith & Hawken…I could do this all day. ..

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