August 2012 Culinary Travel Events Calendar - Page 1 of 2
This page lists culinary events that typically take place in August.
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- Miami Spice , in Miami, Florida.
Miami Spice is the area's equivalent to a "Restaurant Week", only it lasts two months. More than 80 restaurants offer prix-fixe special meals, $22 for lunch, and $35 for dinner. (Taxes and gratuities are extra.)
Location and information: Restaurants around Greater Miami and the beaches. See the Miami Spice website for more info
- SF Street Food Festival, in San Francisco's Mission District.
A chance to sample San Francisco's food truck and street food vendors all in one event.
- Tanglewood Wine & Food Classic , in Lenox, Massachusetts.
Wine seminars, locally-sourced food, a grand tasting and more at this event that takes place on the Boston Symphony Orchestra's famed Tanglewood grounds.
Location and information: Buy tickets online, or call (888) 266-1200.
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- The Bite of Oregon, in Portland, Oregon. Sample the best of a true food town (and beer town, and wine town), right on the Willamette River.
- Great Chef's Dinner, in Bridgehampton, New York
A culinary event befitting the Hamptons, this event benefits its host school and includes a cocktail party with hors d'oeuvres prepared by top area chefs (including Top Chef's Sam Talbot, who is cooking at Montauk's Surf Lodge), at $125 per person; a four-course dinner prepared by Eric Ripert (of New York City's Le Bernadin) along with Joseph Realmuto of Nick & Toni's, Christian Mir of Stone Creek Inn and Miche Bacher of Sacred Sweets. (Dinner plus cocktail party, $500.)
Location and information: At the Hayground School. Call (631) 537- 7068 for tickets.
- American Cheese Society Annual Festival.
This annual event brings together the nation's cheesemakers and cheese aficionados for seminars that range from the highly technical aspects of cheesemaking, to those that will appeal to cheese enthusiasts, including tips on cooking with cheese. Most of the conference is for members only, but membership is open to non-professionals in its "enthusiast" category , and two events are open to the general public: a Festival of Cheese, which includes a chance to sample more than 1,000 cheeses from 30 states and Canada, and a cheese sale.
- S.F. Chefs , in San Francisco, California.
San Francisco has long been a terrific food city, with fresh produce, seafood and of course great wines with a 100-mile radius of the city limits. This event, which debuted in 2009, aims to celebrate all of that, assembling a who's-who of culinary talent from the City by the Bay.
- Cooks Confab, in San Diego, California.
A group of celebrated San Diego chefs get together every few months to cook a meal around a theme ingredient.
- Finger Lakes Riesling Festival , in Canandaigua, New York.
A dozen local wineries get together to celebrate the area's most prized wine varietal, riesling. Seminars, cooking classes, and a farmer's market are also on deck.
- Celebrate America's Grape Country Week , in the Lake Erie area, New York.
The Lake Erie area of New York is the largest grape growing region in the country outside of California, and this festival features events with tastings of grape jam and jelly, grape sundaes and more.
- Beaver Creek Wine & Spirits Festival, in Beaver Creek, Colorado.
An event that features the winners of the San Francisco Wine International Wine and Spirits competition, this event combines culinary demonstrations and tastings with BBQs, fly-fishing and hiking.
Location and information: events held throughout Beaver Creek. Buy tickets online, or call (970) 845 -TIXS.
- New Haven Food & Wine Festival, in New Haven, Connecticut.
In conjunction with the city's Pilot Pen Tennis match, the New Haven Food & Wine Festival offers tastes from the city's diverse and well-regarded restaurant scene.