Good news, D.C. Foodies! Even if your countless broad hints about how much you'd love to check out the tenth annual Washington DC International Wine & Food Festival went unheeded by your friends and loved ones, you can still enjoy a $10 discount on tickets.
The folks at the festival have decided to extend the discount they offered to our readers all the way up to February 13th - the day before the festival. So if you're still trying to decide whether to make this year to check out all the chefs' demonstrations, wine pairing panels and food and wine vendors that the festival offers, you can factor in a savings of $10 if you use promo code "09FO10."
Some updates to the program since we first announced our deal:
- Martin Yan, a true chef celebrity who first introduced Americans to homemade Chinese food through his Yan Can Cook program all the way back in 1978! Since then, Yan has published more than 30 books and has taught at culinary schools around the world.
- Andreas Viestad, one of the hosts of Perfect Day on PBS and the author of the Washington Post's monthly "Gastronomer" column (dealing with the science of cooking). His cooking is influenced by his Nordic upbringing and his years of travel and research.
With more chefs being announced regularly (and with local celebs like Barton Seaver and Patrice Olivon already announced), the 'food' part of the festival is shaping up to complement the 800+ wines from more than 200 wineries that will be available for sample on the show floor.
The Festival takes place in the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center downtown (located at 14th and Pennsylvania Avenues, NW) and is open to the public from 2 PM to 6 PM each day, and there's a special "Grand Cru Wine Lounge" that will be open on Saturday for those with a taste for reserve wines and other upscale offerings at an additional cost.
Tickets are $85 per day before February 9th or $140 for a two-day pass. After that date, the prices rise to $95 per day and $160 for both. Tickets for the Grand Cru Lounge are currently $125 per person, and they will rise to $150 after February 9th. So head over there soon to claim your $10 discount.
We'll see you there!