Raleigh‘s three-day Triangle Wine and Food Experience is just that — an experience. The city’s premier fine dining event serves specialties from 21 chefs, 63 wineries and 28 restaurants. Indulgent dishes made by Emmy award-winning TV personality, chef, writer and social justice advocate Andrew Zimmern and local favorite Ashley Christiansen of AC Restaurants are just a taste of what takes place at the Triangle Wine and Food Experience.
Starting from humble beginnings 30 years ago, the festival has grown to include North Carolina favorites like Angus Barn and Glasshouse Kitchen, and a plethora of unique chefs from across the country. Prepare your palate for the culinary adventures of Compere Lapin’s Nina Compton and Pomegranate Hospitality’s Alon Shaya, paired with wines from Ad Vivum, Bodega Salentein and Cirq. The three-day event has five signature events including the Community Wine Dinners, the In-Home Wine Dinners, Breakfast of Champions, Death & Taxes VIP Party and of course, the Main Event on Feb. 4 which culminates with a live auction.
The Triangle Food and Wine Experience is the nation’s largest charity wine auctions and all proceeds benefit the Frankie Lemmon School & Developmental Center.
- 1,000-2,000 people attend.
- Over 100 chefs, wineries and restaurants.
- Tickets to the Community Wine Dinners are $250, the Main Event tickets are $500 and tickets to the In-Home Wine Dinner are $1000+. Additional events take place throughout the weekend and can be seen here.
- Individual events take place at various locations throughout the weekend.