Slips, slurps, chomps and laughter will fill the air in Old Town Alexandria as the local community gathers together to enjoy the diverse restaurants of Alexandria and Virginia’s wineries for the 1st Annual Alexandria Food & Wine Festival, taking place on Saturday, June 23, 2012.
This first annual signature event will transform the Carlyle District into a lively festival, complete with live entertainment, a children’s corner, food and wine tasting, a food demonstration showcase area and a VIP networking reception for our sponsors. Local restaurants will compete for the best appetizer, the best main course and the best desert. Attendees will be able to sample food and wine from a variety of local restaurants and Virginia’s wineries.
Example of Alexandria’s Food and Wine Festival 2012 Participating Restaurants and wineries includes: Restaurants--The Chart House, Delia’s, San Antonio Bar and Grill, Walker’s Grille, Clydes at Mark Center, Rita’s, Indigo Landing, La Tasca, and Jamieson Grille; Wineries—Mattaponi Winery, Unicorn Winery, Prince Michel Vineyard and Winery, Lake Anna Winery, Glass House Winery, DelFosse Vineyard and Winery and Cedar Creek Winery.
The festival provides the opportunity to give back to the community through local non-profit organizations. Active duty military families will benefit from one (1) free book (25 taste tickets) per family (while supplies last) and a portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Carpenter’s Shelter of Alexandria.
Sponsors for the festival includes: Elmina Catering, Post Properties at Carlyle, George Washington University Off Campus Programs, NOVA Advertising, Indigo Landing, and ESI Enviro Solutions.
Cost: This is a FREE event to attend; however tickets are needed to sample food and beverages. Each booklet is comprised of a total of 25 Taste tickets at the price of $20. Each food item costs between 1 to 5 tickets.
About Alexandria’s Carlyle Community
Alexandria’s Carlyle Community is undergoing rapid change, both demographically and economically. The Carlyle District is one of the newest parts of Alexandria. It is a 76.5 acre development in Old Town Alexandria. This modern district includes a complex of offices, hotels, including The Westin Alexandria and retail space. It is home to U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, the Federal Courthouse, as well as condo communities such as Carlyle Towers. The dynamic of these balanced uses insure a vibrant environment for office workers, residents, shoppers, and visitors alike.
It is conveniently located across from the King Street Metro Station. The Carlyle District welcomes over 10,000 workers and 5,000 residents daily.We also want to give back to the community: active duty military families will benefit from one (1) free book per family and a portion of the proceeds will be donated to Carpenter’s Shelter of Alexandria.