June 1-3 2018

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Schedule of Events

Friday, June 1, 2018

Cooking Demonstration with Celebrity Chef Emeril Lagasse

2:00 – 3:30 pm - Foundry Meeting Room
Chef Emeril Lagasse will prepare some of his favorite recipes for the audience and announce the student winners of the Northampton Community College Culinary Arts Competition.

Sponsor Gala Reception & Dinner (Sponsors only)

6:00 – 9:30 pm - Monroe Room & Emeril’s Chop House
Festival sponsors will be treated to a private reception and dinner with Celebrity Chef, Emeril Lagasse, assisted by NCC students and featuring wine pairings by Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits of Pennsylvania.

Saturday & Sunday, June 2-3, 2018

Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits of Pennsylvania Sponsor Suite

11:30 am – 4:00 pm - Vision Bar, Level 2
Exclusive opportunity for participating sponsors to network with distinguished restaurateurs, chefs, wine experts and one another.

Grand Tasting

12:00 pm – 4:00 pm - Sands Bethlehem Event Center
Our signature event features tastings from more than 25 of the region’s best restaurants and wines from all around the world.

Champagne and Spirits Tasting Room

12:00 pm – 4:00 pm - Monroe Conference Room
Learn about, and sample fine champagne and spirits presented by Southern Glazer’s Wine and Spirits of Pennsylvania knowledgeable staff. (VIP Noon Access Pass tickets required.)

Pork Tasting Adventure by Clemens Food Group

12:00 pm – 4:00 pm - Bucks Conference Room
Featuring a great combination of product tasting items, pork education, and all around fun! Try some new products and even a new beer while you learn about the Clemens way.

Cigar Bar

Vision Bar Patio
Featuring premium cigars available for purchase


Craig Thatcher Band presented by BB&T

Gourmet Food & Beverage Pairing Seminar

1:30 pm – 3:00 pm - Berks Conference Room
Saturday, Executive Chef Victor Bock

  • Sake Tasting: Mushroom “Risotto”, Mushroom Medley, Lemongrass, Confit Fried chicken, Green Curry Broth, Micro Cilantro
  • Cocktail Tasting: Duck Fat Fries “Poutine”, Braised Lamb Shoulder, Mint, House made Ricotta Cheese
  • Red Schooner Malbec Tasting: Steak and Foie Gras Empanadas, Chorizo, Sweet Corn, Avocado, Lime

1:30 pm – 2:30 pm - Berks Conference Room
Sunday, Chef de Cuisine, Tyler Baxter

  • Sake Tasting: Chicken Wing Yakitori, Soy Caramel, Thai Basil-lime Vinaigrette
  • Cocktail Tasting: Braised Pork Shoulder, English Pea Chow Chow, Pickle Rhubarb Hot Sauce, New Potatoes
  • Red Schooner Malbec Tasting: Meyer Lemon-Roasted Chicken, Warm Mushroom Salad, Braised Escarole, Chicken Confit

Best of the Fest Winners Announced

3:00 pm
Recognition and prizes will be provided to the winning restaurant participants each day of the festival.

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