If you're reading this, you have to like food. And you probably like wine. Which means you are most likely highly interested in the upcoming 18th Annual Las Olas Wine and Food Festival. The event is coming up April 19, and tickets are on sale now.
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The event, which takes place across four city blocks on Las Olas Boulevard, will feature around 40 wine tables, two liquor lounges, and over 70 local restaurants including 3030 Ocean, Tap 42, Big City Tavern, Timpano Italian Chophouse, and more. For those of you looking to take home a bottle, Las Olas Wine Cafe will have some of the featured wines available on site. The shop will also have pricing sheets and order forms for all of the wines that are not held in stock.
Due to the success of the Bombay Sapphire lounge in past years, it's coming back with a complete lounge set up and DJs. The on-site mixologists will be stirring up the festival's signature gin drink: the Bombay Sapphire Raspberry Collins, a combination of Bombay Sapphire, fresh lemon, muddled raspberries, simple syrup, and soda. On top of that, this year's festival will also feature the addition of a second liquor lounge promoting Shellback Rum, complete with an interactive sailing simulator, a photo/ video booth, and, obviously, rum cocktails.
Also new this year: Clean Plate Charlie will be lining up judges for the event, and administrating the awards.
This year's festival is sponsored by Premier Beverage, Bombay Sapphire Gins, Apothic Wines, The Naked Grape Wines, and Shellback Caribbean Rum. All proceeds from the $100 ticket price benefit the American Lung Association. For tickets or more information, click here.
Stay tuned for details on the festival's pre-events.