Epicurience Virginia is a food and wine festival held at multiple venues throughout Loudoun County, Virginia. The event highlights the region’s culinary offerings showcased in scenic and historic settings stretching from stylish equestrian farms to the misty Blue Ridge Mountains. Attendees taste the finest in Virginia wines, meet top tastemakers and master winemakers, and sample cuisine prepared by celebrated chefs from around the country. The signature event is the Grand Tasting, held at a new location this year, featuring Virginia wineries, culinary products and renowned chefs.
There will be demonstrations, book signings, educational seminars, as well as exclusive events including dinners at wineries, farms, or historic homes.
About the Grand Tasting
Date and Time: October 15, 2016, 1-7 p.m.
Location: The Barn at One Loudoun, Ashburn, VA
The Chef Demonstration Tent features some of the region’s best chefs showing off their kitchen prowess and sharing their tips and tricks for creating culinary masterpieces. Chefs featured include: Executive Chef/owner Bryan Voltaggio of Volt, Master Butcher Mark Pauvert of the Four Seasons, Executive Chef Jim Drost of Matchbox, Chef de cuisine Chris Edwards of Salamander Resort & Spa, Executive Chef Jason Lage of Market Table Bistro, Justin Garrison of West End Wine Bar and farmer Andrew Crush of Spring House Farm.
The Virginia Education Tent will feature celebrated winemakers, sommeliers, and local food producers presenting informative educational sessions for wine novices to experts covering a range of topics on Virginia wine including geographic terroir, varietals, culinary pairings, and more.
Exhibitors: The event will include tastings from 8 Chains North Winery, Horton Vineyards, The Barns at Hamilton Station Vineyards, Zephaniah Farm Vineyard, Sunset Hills Vineyards, Olio Tasting Room, Dominion Tea, Theory Brewing Company, Nomini Bay Oyster Ranch, LLC, AGGIO, The Wine Kitchen, The Vineyards & Winery at Lost Creek, Vanish, James River Distillery, Catoctin Creek Distilling Company, Sense of Thai St., One Loudoun, Bluemont Vineyard, Spring House Farm, Tarara Winery and more.
Admission: General Admission $85/person, VIP $145.
Post Festival Events:
- 6-9pm: Old Ox & Friends at One Loudon’s World of Beer. Join representatives from Old Ox Brewery following the festival
- 7-10pm: Burgers and Bourbon is offering their famous mini burgers and a bourbon nip for $15 to anyone with a festival wristband.
- 7-11pm: Hail & Hog will feature two custom pairing menus, a burgundy menu (red wines) and a gold menu (white wines) that will feature perfectly paired food and wine! There will also be wine specials throughout the restaurant on select Virginia wines.
- 7pm: Catoctin Creek Happy Hour at Sense of Thai St features $10 Dealer's Choice drinks highlighting Catoctin Creek's Roundstone Rye and Watershed Gin. Living the mantra "Tell us what you like and we'll make something you love," these fine masters of mixology will do a quick interview to establish a flavor profile based off of your palate preference and a personal cocktail will arrive.
- 8-10:30pm: Get a taste of the newest upscale eats in One Loudoun with the rollout of Chef Bryan Voltaggio's newest concept, Aggio. Enjoy special offers on dessert and beverage pairings all night long.
- 10am to 2pm: Aggio offers a beautiful, tasty -- oh, and did we mention bottomless? -- brunch brought to you by headlining Demo Chef, Bryan Voltaggio. $35 per person.
For more details, visit www.epicvirginia.com.
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