Thursday, October 20, 2011

Food Events @ Penn

Robert Mondavi Discover Wine Tour
What: Cooking demonstrations and tips by Food Network "Chopped" host Ted Allen, a Robert Mondovi Private Selection Food & Wine Ambassador, who continues to engage with consumers and solve - and simplify - the food and wine pairing mystery. Along with Ted at the Robert Mondavi Winery’s Napa-inspired tasting pavilion will be educational seminars and other interactive events all communicating Robert Mondavi’s message that wine is for everyone, not just connoisseurs and sommeliers.
This is part of the TASTE Philadelphia Food & Wine Festival; more information about the weekend festival below.
Where: Valley Forge Convention Center
When: October 21

2011 TASTE Philadelphia Food & Wine Festival
What: A festival celebrating food, wine and spirits featuring cooking demonstrations and live music. Get tickets here
Where: Valley Forge Convention Center
When: October 21-23
Cost: Varies by day. $10 off with discount code "samba."

Women of Beer
What: Celebrate The Women of Beer and benefit breast cancer as Midatlantic welcomes the ladies of Stoudts, Allagash, Dogfish Head, Victory, Ommegang and Rogue. Please contact Midatlantic to make reservations for the 8-course beer-paired dinner.
Where: Midatlantic Restaurant, 3711 Market Street
When: Tuesday, October 25
Cost: $150 per head all-inclusive, with $50 benefiting the Philadelphia Affiliate of Susan G. Komen For the Cure

2nd Annual Great Meatball Match Up
What: Villa di Roma, Marabella Meatball Co., Village Belle, Pastaficio, Ikea, and more businesses will be on hand for this meatball tasting contest. Even amateurs get in on the meat/breadcrumb/minced onion action. Tasters can vote for their favorite in the pro category, while a special panel of judges will choose the best amateur meatball extraordinaire. More info here.
Where: American Swedish Historical Museum, 1900 Pattison Avenue
When: Sunday, October 23, 4-6 pm
Cost: $8 for adults, $6 for seniors and students, $4 for ages 4-12

Photo courtesy of Marabella Meatball Co.

South Street Headhouse District Pumpkinland Event
What: Experience the city’s only downtown pumpkin patch at Pumpkinland, which aims to bring the farm to the city. From a petting zoo to balloon art, pumpkin decorating to pony rides, this is an event for the whole family to enjoy. More info available here.
Where: Headhouse Square, 2nd & Pine Streets
When: Saturday, October 29, 10 am – 1 pm
Cost: Free

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