Blue Ridge Wine & Food Festival
Blue Ridge Wine & Food Festival 2012 • Wednesday April 11th, 2012 to Sunday April 15th, 2012. Enjoy wine tastings, seminars, cooking classes, wine makers’ dinner and much more! Teresa Giudice will be joining the 2012 Blue Ridge Wine & Food Festival. Grand Tasting event downtown and Fire on the Rock Chef’s Competition at the Hayes Center.
The Blue Ridge Wine & Food Festival in Blowing Rock, North Carolina is proud to present an excellent line-up of North Carolina wineries, as well as a wide variety of regional, domestic, and international wines. Enjoy wine tastings, seminars, cooking classes, wine makers’ dinner and much more!
GRAND WINE TASTING • The Grand Tasting is the centerpiece of the Blue Ridge Wine & Food Festival. Located in the heart of Downtown Blowing Rock under the main tent, the Tasting showcases a wide assortment of wines from North Carolina wineries as well as vineyards from around the globe. Find new favorites among international, domestic, and NC vintages!
FIRE ON THE ROCK CHEF’S CHALLENGE • The Fire on the Rock Chef Challenge is a battle between the area’s best-known chefs. The public judged at the preliminary events- and sent the best chefs on to the final rounds! Dine on 6 amazing courses at the finale. Finale dinner will be held at Crippen’s Restaurant. Reservations required.
UNCORK THE FESTIVAL • The official kick-off of The Festival – A "must-do" event!
WINE SEMINARS & COOKING CLASSES • Fun topics and an easy, laid-back atmosphere make these festival favorites. This year, we are scheduling two days of seminars and classes! More options and times for you to enjoy! Held across town in several different locations, a class is always close by. Be sure to fit one (or more!) into your schedule. Plan a downtown lunch, shopping or dinner around your classes of choice. Have fun!
WINEMAKER’S DINNERS • Area restaurants will team up with esteemed wineries to create Vintners’ Dinners as part of the Blue Ridge Wine Festival. Prix Fixe menus will showcase the best the chef and vintner have to offer.
GRILLIN’ & CHILLIN’ EVENT • The festival’s newest event! Enjoy this fun, casual evening with friends.
Teresa Giudice will be joining the 2012 Blue Ridge Wine & Food Festival. She will make appearances at several festival events! See her special event, the Celebrity Chef Cooking Demo at the Hayes Performing Arts Center on Saturday, April 14 at 11am.
As a New York Times bestselling author, “The Real Housewives of New Jersey” star, Teresa Giudice is taking the food world by storm. The fearless TV personality is emerging as a burgeoning businesswoman through her irresistible Italian-based cookbooks and forthcoming business ventures.
Teresa’s expertise in authentic Italian cooking led her to success with the publication of her two New York Times best-selling books, Skinny Italian and Fabulicious!: Teresa’s Italian Family Cookbook.
"Skinny Italian" showcases the health benefits of Old World Italian cuisine by creating simple, tasty Italian recipes boosted with flavor from fresh herbs. Through this inaugural title, Teresa inspired a generation of mothers to get in the kitchen and build confidence cooking for their families. Fan favorites like her Gorgeous Garlic Shrimp, Veal Piccata and Fettucine Alfredo teach readers that it is possible to eat home-cooked, fresh Italian cuisine while still fitting into one’s skinny jeans.
"Fabulicious" combines Teresa’s two passions—food and family—in 60 more Italian “a la Giudice” recipes. Serving as a complete Italian cooking resource, Fabulicious reveals how her family keeps tradition alive by making time-honored dishes from scratch. Teresa is proud to share her techniques passed down from her parents for making homemade pasta, gnocchi, risotto, Italian bread, and more!