With 600 wines from over 100 vintners, The 11th Annual Washington DC International Wine & Food Festival welcomed wine and food lovers to the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center this weekend. City-wide events started Thursday with a kick-off co-hosted by Peter Smith (PS7's) and Todd Gray (Equinox) and a TastePost wine & cheese happy hour reception Friday at The Washington Post. Saturday and Sunday were filled with street fare food pavilions, grand tastings and a Sunday friend-raiser brunch for DC Central Kitchen held at RIS, Ris Lacoste's newest hot spot in The West End. Some of our favorite premier chefs took the The Washington Post demo stage to demonstrate their expertise: Jose Andres (ThinkFoodGroup), Nic Jammet (Sweetgreen), Claudio Pirollo (Et Voila!), Todd Gray (Equinox), and Patrice Olivon (L'Academie Cuisine), Barton Seaver (Blue Ridge - sponsored by the Alaska Seafood Institute) and Glenn Babcock (Nage).
Dusty Lockhart of ThreeLockharts Communications samples a Chardonnay
Sean Moore & Erik Zambrano of Jana Foods say cheese!
11th Annual Washington DC Wine & Food Festival
Stefano Frigerio, Founder & President of Copper Pot Food Company with his sauces, jams, and vinegars
Maryland Wine never tasted so good!
Chef Todd Gray shares his savory secrets
The International Food Pavilion at the Ronald Reagan Building
Standing room only for Todd Gray's gastronomy tips
Charlottesville's Kluge Estate Winery & Vineyard