Named among Forbes Travel Guide’s Top 10 Winter Food Festivals, DC’s premier food and wine event, The Washington, DC International Food & Wine Festivalwill take place at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center from February 5 through 9, 2013; and this year, it’s bigger and better than ever with an extended schedule and extra added attractions including Signature Events, Tasting Room Experiences, educational seminars, focused tastings, chef inspired dinners and demos, food and wine pairing, a ‘Sommelier Showdown,” and a silent auction to benefit Cohn’s Kitchen, which provides restaurant and culinary job training and workforce development to DC’s underserved and underprivileged young adults with a demonstrated passion for excellence and a commitment to employment in the restaurant industry.
From February 5-8 from 4-8 p.m., free and open to the public, guests are invited to the Wine Cooperative Wine Tasting Room where they have a unique opportunity to purchase tastes/glasses of premium wines from around the world’s premier wine regions and meet winemakers, educators and other oenophiles The Wine Cooperative will host a Silent Auction display of items benefiting Cohn’s Kitchen.
The Festival closes with a bang on Saturday, February 9th from 7-9 p.m. with The Last Sipper—Sustainable Saturday. This event will feature recipes from Washington DC Chef’s Table, a recently published cookbook highlighting some of DC’s best chefs. Guests will sample nature’s incredible choices of food and beverage focused on sustainability and responsible farming practices. This walk around tasting will celebrate DC and the local chefs that support these important sustainability efforts.