Pick any month of the year and you’re bound to find a food festival, event or fundraiser on the agenda.
Winnipeg is emerging as a notable food city and a great food destination. For locals and visitors, a food party is a great way to immerse yourself in the local scene all at once.
Many of the events bring together the city’s top food makers and shapers. Here’s a list of upcoming food events in Winnipeg:
Winnipeg Wine Festival: April 27 to May 3
This year’s edition of the Winnipeg Wine Festival is all about Australia. More than 100 wines from 26 wineries across Australia will be showcased at public tastings May 2 and 3 at the RBC Convention Centre Winnipeg. Themed mix, mingle, sip and nibble events run throughout the seven-day event. The big gala dinner runs Thursday May 1. Event tickets range in price from $40 to $225. The annual fundraiser, in its 13th year, raises money for Special Olympics Manitoba. For a list of participating wineries click here. For more information about the festival visit winnipegwinefestival.com.
Chocolate Fest by Ciao magazine: Until April 30
This annual festival is hosted by Winnipeg-owned Ciao, a food and restaurant magazine. This year 14 Winnipeg restaurants and shops have all created special $7 chocolate desserts and treats that are “sweet, savoury and sippable.” White chocolate brulée, chocolate caramel fudge cake, chocolate sin torte and French hot chocolate are a few highlights. For more information visit ciaowinnipeg.com.
Table for 1200: May 31
On May 31 at about 6 p.m., the world’s largest dining table will mysteriously pop up at an as-of-yet-disclosed downtown location in Winnipeg. By 7 p.m., 1,200 guests will take a seat and sup on dinner created by a team of the city’s top chefs, all lead by Diversity Foods Executive Chef Ben Kramer of Elements restaurant. Local architecture firm 5468796 Architecture and StorefrontMB are pulling the event together as part of the Architectural Fringe Festival, a spin-off of the Architecture Canada RAIC (Royal Architecture Institute of Canada) Festival. For more information go to tablefor1200.ca.
#LOVELOCALMB Beer, Wine and Food Celebration: April 26 (5 to 9 p.m.)
Meet local producers and sample their wares at the first annual #LOVELOCALMB festival. This market party, to be held at the Winnipeg Winter Club, is a warm up to the city’s thriving farmers’ market season. More than 20 vendors will be on hand sharing samples. A complimentary glass of wine will be served to all guests, and a cash bar will also be on site at this 18+ event. Tickets cost $10 in advance or $15 at the door. For more information and tickets click here.
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