May 2012 - Spring Culinary Travel Events CalendarThis page lists culinary events that typically take place in May. It will be updated throughout the month, bookmark and check back often!
This top-notch event at the Monterey Aquarium benefits the aquarium’s invaluable Seafood Watch program. Watch as celebrity chefs demonstrate how they make dishes with sustainable seafood, tour local sustainable farms, and sample plenty of this delicious food at a unique gala dinner, which takes place throughout the aquarium.
This food event takes full advantage of Sin City's proliferation of celeb chefs. There are huge gala dinners, chef's tables, workshops, and plenty of opportunities to observe the city's best-known chefs at work.
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Wine dinners, grand tastings, seminars and more in a city that's still serving some of the best cuisine in the country.
This festival, inspired by the Aspen Food&Wine Classic, is designed to showcase the best cuisine of the south of the Mason-Dixon, from D.C. to Texas, from pitmasters to sommeliers.
Sample menu items from over 40 restaurants.
Purchase sample tastes from over 60 area restaurants, and watch as chefs participate in a cooking competition for various menu bragging rights.
A huge street party with loads of Italian food to sample, as well as foods from other cultures in Philly's melting pot.
A unique restaurant sampling event that takes place in Historic Cold Spring Village, a 19th century living history museum.
Small production winemakers gather for a tasting that also features small plates from some of the city's best-regarded restaurants.
Taste North Carolina wine made in the Yadkin Valley and participate in a Grape Stomp, for which wine barrels are filled with grapes and contestants pair off to race to see who can make the most juice first.
Celebrate the best of this fantastic wine region.
In addition to sipping beer and bourbon while sampling barbeque, participate in the Annual Biggest Beer Belly Competition with a grand prize of $300.
Celebrate spring's green stalks with tastings of all manner of asparagus dishes (from pizza to fish and chips), a cooking competition and a 5K Kick Ass-paragus Fun Run/Walk.
Poultry is big business in this part of the world, and while there's plenty of chicken to be had at this event, it's really more of an excuse to have a wide-ranging community fair, including car shows, beauty pageants and so on.
Sample terrific barbecue while listening to bluegrass at this Kansas City Barbeque Society sanctioned event.
A four-day Cajun crawfish boil, complete with musical entertainment and several different classes of crawfish-eating competitions.