FORT WORTH FOOD + WINE FESTIVAL MARKS RETURN AFTER TWO YEAR HIATUS
December 21, 2021 | The Black Texas Team | Black Texas Magazine
The Fort Worth Food + Wine Foundation announced the official return of the Fort Worth Food + Wine Festival (March 31 - April 3, 2022) with the launch of early bird individual tickets and special packages.
After a two-year hiatus due to the pandemic and the successful launch of a mini fall festival, the FWFWF is thrilled to fully welcome back Fort Worth foodies for four days of unparalleled culinary experiences. There's something for everyone to enjoy with returning favorites and brand new experiences. From a special festival kickoff event featuring a one-of-a-kind collaborative dinner with nationally celebrated James Beard Award-Winning Chef Chris Shepherd to Vietnam with Funkytown favorite Chef Tuan Pham to the return of the classic Tacos + Tequila event followed by a special NiteBites bringing a street market flair and the Music, food, and drink with Burgers, Brews + Blues to The Main Event, the 2022 Festival will be bigger and better than ever before. Events do sell out, so FWFWF encourages guests to start purchasing tickets today!
When asked about the return of the signature Festival event, FWFWF Executive Director Julie Eastman said, "We are thrilled to be hosting the festival again. The pandemic hit the restaurant industry harder than most and our local restaurants have had to work so hard to survive. The Fort Worth Food + Wine Festival is all about celebrating them and giving them a chance to show off what they do best with the support and much deserved celebration from our North Texas community!”
Tickets are available online at fwfwf.com and begin at $50. For the first time ever, guests who purchase the Weekender Pass will gain access to the VIP tent. Each event offers a unique lineup of menu options and one-of-a-kind experiences that can’t be missed. Guests must be 21 years of age or older to attend any of the Spring Events.
The Fort Worth Food + Wine Festival will feature more than 100 exceptional wines, craft beers, and spirits from near and far to pair perfectly with food from the best chefs and restaurateurs Panther City has to offer. With six signature events and a special limited-seating collaborative dinner, including:
HOUSTON TO HO NAI — THURSDAY, MARCH 31, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Take a trip around the world by way of Houston with nationally celebrated James Beard Award-Winning Chef Chris Shepherd to Vietnam with Funkytown favorite Chef Tuan Pham (of Four Sisters – A Taste of Vietnam). This seated four-course dinner will include drink pairings and will be a collaboration sure to excite and delight! Every guest receives an autographed copy of Shepherd’s new book, Cook Like a Local: Flavors That Can Change How You Cook and See the World. *This event will take place at Brik Venue.
TACOS + TEQUILA — THURSDAY, MARCH 31, 7 PM - 10 PM
Enjoy the ultimate classic of tacos and tequila that Funkytown has to offer. From the traditional to the inventive, this fan-favorite can’t be missed! Eighteen chefs and 12 tequila vendors will bring their most delicious grub to this Thursday night event. *Ticket covers all of the food and beverages you can (responsibly) consume at the event, so come ready to eat!
THE MAIN EVENT — FRIDAY, APRIL 1, 5:30 PM - 9 PM
More than 100 exceptional wines, craft beers, and spirits from near and far will pair perfectly with bites from 27 of the best North Texas chefs, restaurateurs, artisan producers, and crafters. This signature event will be one for the books! *Ticket covers all of the food and beverages you can (responsibly) consume at the event, so come ready to eat!
NITE BITES — FRIDAY, APRIL 1, 8:30 PM - 11 PM
Sip a proper Texas cocktail courtesy of TX Whiskey, enjoy sweet somethings, savory snacks, and dance the night away. 16 Chefs and 14 mixologists will whip and blend delectable eats and drinks. Guests can enjoy a street-market flair topped with beats and tunes brought by a local DJ. *Ticket covers all of the food and beverages you can (responsibly) consume at the event, so come ready to eat!
CULINARY CORRAL — SATURDAY, APRIL 2, 11 AM - 2 PM
Brunch the day away with a three-hour celebration of the best of the fest with 25 Chefs and 35 beverage vendors. The Culinary Corral features a tasting tent, beer garden, and live music. Guests can wander, taste, and sip to their hearts’ delight! *Ticket covers all of the food and beverages you can (responsibly) consume at the event, so come ready to eat!
BURGERS, BREWS + BLUES — SATURDAY, APRIL 2, 5 PM - 9 PM
Celebrating a trio of all-American classics – sliders, craft beer, and blues. This rockin’ party on ranchland along the Trinity River will feature 13 chefs grilling up their best mini-burgers, and craft breweries will pour two of their signature brews. Celebrity judges will choose their favorite burger while guests select a fan favorite for burgers and beer. Live blues will take the event to the next level! *Ticket covers all of the food and beverages you can (responsibly) consume at the event, so come ready to eat!
RING OF FIRE — SUNDAY, APRIL 3, 1 PM - 4 PM
Twenty-two pitmasters and chefs, and 15 beverage vendors will take the cookout concept to a whole new level. Joining the classics, like BBQ, will be exotic meat dishes and other surprising additions – all paired with wine, beer, and spirits set to the beat of a live band. You won’t want to miss this event featuring one of the culinary world’s hottest trends! *Ticket covers all of the food and beverages you can (responsibly) consume at the event, so come ready to eat!