Celebrity chefs, regional favorites and more, Oct 8-10; tickets still available
RIDGEFIELD, WA. (October 1, 2021) – The ilani Wine & Food Fest returns next weekend, October 8-10, with an impressive lineup of celebrity and regional chefs. The culinary masters will be present at many festivities, including live cooking demonstrations at the weekend’s hallmark event, the Grand Tasting. Chefs will also make appearances at the Bloody Mary & Bubbles Brunch session as well as Vintage Elite Cru. Tickets for these events are on sale now and ilani is offering 50% off Grand Tasting tickets purchased this weekend, Oct. 1-3. Tickets may be purchased on ilani’s website, which offers more details about the event.
With several chefs confirmed for this thrilling three-day festival, there is sure to be plenty of amazing food and wine to choose from. Chef David Rose, a finalist in Season 3 of Food Network Star, and Deanna Colón, a Master Chef Season 10 competitor, are just a couple of the talented chefs taking part. In addition, can’t-miss cooking demos are on tap from American Barbeque Showdown judge Kevin Bludso, Food Network’s Vegas Chef Prizefight champion Lamar Moore, and the “Carrie Bradshaw” of cooking, Manouschka Guerrier. Things sweeten up with renowned cake sculptor, Mike Elder, and Chef Ngoc Trinh-Scott, who previously worked as an executive pastry chef for Wolfgang Puck. Shari Mukherjee, a self-taught chef and baker who was a contestant on Master Chef Season 10, will take part in weekend events, as well, alongside Chef Tracey Bloom, the funny and talented chef on Bravo TV’s Don’t Be Tardy.
Purchase Tickets Today
With the ilani Wine & Food Fest just one week away, ilani is offering a special 50% discount off the purchase of Grand Tasting tickets this weekend, Oct. 1-3. This sale is valid for all Grand Tasting tickets and can be accessed now at ilaniresort.com.
ilani is proud to partner with the Northwest Wine & Food Society and the Ridgefield Lions Club, which will be beneficiaries of the weekend’s events. To further support the revitalization of its local restaurant community, ilani will also be waiving exhibitor fees for local restaurant vendors. Those interested in sponsoring this event or being an exhibitor should contact [email protected] and mention “ilani Wine & Food Fest.”
All events will follow updated health and safety guidelines from the state of Washington and the CDC. The events will be held in an open-air environment and will be limited to less than 500 attendees. Events are subject to rescheduling or cancellation as necessary.
Located on the Cowlitz Reservation in Ridgefield, Washington, ilani, developed by the Cowlitz Tribe and Salishan-Mohegan, a partnership that includes Mohegan Sun, one of the world’s foremost gaming and entertainment developers and operators, is the Pacific Northwest’s premier gaming, dining, entertainment and meeting destination. With nearly 400,000 total square feet, ilani includes 100,000 square feet of gaming space with nearly 3,000 slots and 75 gaming tables; 15 different restaurants, bars, and retail outlets; and a 2,500-seat meeting and entertainment venue hosting nationally recognized performances. For more information, visit ilaniresort.com and follow ilani on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.