Wine and Food Fest this weekend at ilani

Tickets, including 50-percent off for Grant Tasting, still available for lineup of celebrity and regional chefs

Culinary masters will be working their magic with live cooking demonstrations and there are a series of Grand Tasting events at ilani’s Wine and Food Fest this weekend, running Friday through Saturday.

The ilani Wine and Food Fest is Friday, Saturday, and Sunday at the casino. It will feature celebrity chefs, as well as partners from the local and regional restaurant communities. File photo
The ilani Wine and Food Fest is Friday, Saturday, and Sunday at the casino. It will feature celebrity chefs, as well as partners from the local and regional restaurant communities. File photo

David Rose, a finalist in Season 3 of Food Network Star, and Deanna Colon, a Master Chef Season 10 competitor, are among the chefs scheduled to appear. Cooking demonstrations are on tap from American Barbeque Showdown judge Kevin Bludso, Vegas Chef Prizefight champion Lamar Moore, and Manouschka Guerrier, the “Carrie Bradshaw” of cooking.

There will be cake sculptors, as well. Mike Elder and Chef Ngoc Trinh-Scott, who has worked for Wolfgang Puck. 

Sharie Mukherjee, a contestant on Master Chef Season 10, and Chef Tracey Bloom, from Bravo TV’s Don’t Be Tardy, are on the schedule, as well.

The festival comes via partnership with ilani and the Northwest Wine And Food Society and the Ridgefield Lions Club, the beneficiaries of the weekend’s events. 

Many local restaurants will be showing off their food, and regional wineries will be offering their best.

There are two Grand Tasting events on Friday, three on Saturday, and two more on Sunday. There is a cigar and bourbon tasting event on Friday, plus brunches on Saturday and Sunday. And a Vintage Elite Cru on Saturday. Tickets for the Grand Testing events are 50-percent off. For tickets, pricing, and more details on all of the events, go to: https://ilaniresort.com/

Here is a video of the event last year:

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