Arrive at 6:45 at the grand entry to meet Wine Wizard Master of Ceremonies, Guy Stout and Wizard Gourmet DJ Shaun O’Neale, for a toast to the official start that signals the festivities have begun.
The Gloria Ferrer Bubble Cove greets patrons upon arrival and offers an array of sparkling selections to start an effervescent experience. Guests enjoy chef demonstrations, sample from more than 500 wines and taste gourmet food from 60 restaurants. Accomplished Chefs from near and far are personally invited to showcase their talents for the attending guests. At evening’s end, The Waterford Crystal Chef of Chefs Trophy and $5,000 cash is awarded to the best chef, as voted by a panel of esteemed judges.
Still have some room for dessert? Finish a fabulous evening on a sweet note with selections of confectionery perfection and desserts by renowned pastry chefs vying for the "Just Desserts" Award.
Features include Destination Spotlight on Aruba, Mexico, The New Wines of Ancient Thrace and returning Chef of Chefs award winners are bringing back their best to defend their title. The evening benefits New Danville, a self-sustaining, master-integrated community for adults with intellectual disabilities to Live, Learn, Work and Grow.
It all takes place within the lustrous atmosphere of The Woodlands Waterway Marriott Hotel and Convention Center providing the ultimate experience of elegance and charm.
Are you a serious wine enthusiast? Then you’ll want to get your space in the Tom Peacock Cadillac VIP Luxury Lounge. Crème de la crème selections for discerning palettes are offered in swank surroundings with lounging areas.A limited number of upgrades are available Guests of the VIP Luxury Lounge will rub elbows with the Wine & Food Week's special guests, winemakers, culinary judges and authors while enjoying crème de la crème wine selections in their upgraded keepsake glass. Learn more about the VIP Luxury Lounge here.