Las Olas Food and Wine Festival Pre-Events: The Party Starts Early

It's getting closer. On April 19, the Las Olas Wine and Food Festival will be taking over Las Olas Boulevard in Fort Lauderdale. What's even better? The pre-events for the festival will be here in just over a month. For those of you who like food, wine, and all things pertaining to the festivities, read on after the jump.

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Sunday, April 14
Las Olas Wine Cafe will hold an event from noon to 10 p.m. All wine machines will be cleared out and filled with wines that will be featured at the festival. Entrance to the event is included in the purchase of a $20 wine card, which can be used to sample any of the wines. Live music will be featured from 2 to 6 p.m. Twenty percent of all proceeds will benefit the American Lung Association.

Tuesday, April 16
Sponsored by the Crimson Wine Group, from 7 to 9 p.m., Cheese Culture will host a wine and cheese pairing. The event will accommodate just 20 to 30 people for a cost of $45 per person. A wine representative and cheese expert will be present in-store to describe the pairings and answer questions.

Wednesday, April 17
The Riverside Hotel will host Wine and Dine Wednesday. From 6 to 9 p.m., E&J Gallo winery is sponsoring a five-course meal with wine pairings.

Thursday, April 18
Sponsored by Chateau Montelena, Tuscan Grill will host an event for 60 to 70 people from 7 to 9 p.m. The event will include live music, multiple food stations, and great wine on the patio.

Friday, April 19
Prive will host the Las Olas Wine and Food Festival Sponsor Party at the Stranahan House from 6 to 7:30 p.m. The street festival will run from 7:30 to 10 p.m. and will be followed by the Bombay Sapphire afterparty at Vibe starting at 10 p.m.

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