We hear that the rains will roll out of here Friday night leaving us with sunny skies and plenty to see and experience on the banks of the Potomac River when the Food & Wine Festival at National Harbor comes to Maryland June 6 and 7.
Even better, I'll be in the heart of the activities as the Master of Ceremonies for the Viking Culinary Stage for the entire day on Saturday June 6.
The Lineup that I will introduce on Saturday:
2009 RAMMY Finalists for Hottest Restaurant Bar Scene: RAMMY Finalists Mix Rum
Cocktails. Four of the Hottest Restaurant Bars share recipes for delicious Puerto Rican Rum
Top Chef Trio: Join Bravo’s Top Chef contestants Carla Hall (Alchemy Caterers), Spike
Mendelsohn (Good Stuff Eatery) and Ariane Duarte (CulinAriane) as they demonstrate some of
their favorite summer recipes and talk about cooking on reality TV.
Sustainable Seafood from Alaska: Join Barton Seaver of Blue Ridge Restaurant as he
demonstrates Alaskan Sockeye Salmon with Raisin-Herb Salad and Broiled Broccoli with Pine
Performance: “Julia Child – Queen of Cuisine”: Join Mary Ann Jung of History Alive for this
Giant Foods presents “Healthy Taste of Summer”: Join Chef Stanley Dukes as he demonstrates
Mesquite Grilled Chicken Breasts with Mango Salsa, Citrus Grilled Shrimp and Black Bean and
Experience real-time tweets from the stage by following Michael Birchenall on Twitter: @fotorules
Bringing to life its theme, “Think Global. Taste Local,” the festival will feature celebrity chef
cooking demonstrations, culinary discussions, children’s activities, interactive opportunities and
over 100 exhibitors. These include a selection of the Chesapeake region’s many diverse restaurants,
food crafters, wineries, and a Belgian brewery.
General admission is $65 for adults 21 years and older, $30 for those ages 12-20 and $15 for those
ages 6-11. Children under 5 are free. To buy tickets, go to www.foodandwinenh.com.