Friday, March 30, 2012

17th Annual Las Olas Food & Wine Festival

Recognized as a one of the most anticipated wine and culinary events of the year, the 17th Annual Las Olas Wine & Food Festival, presented by Bombay Sapphire® Gin, Martin Codax, elit™ by STOLICHNAYA® Vodka, Las Rocas Milagro Tequila, and Premier Beverage Company, returns April 16-21, 2012 on Las Olas Boulevard in Fort Lauderdale. This year’s event features exciting new additions and a variety of pre- and post-events that are sure to elevate the Festival experience. All proceeds from the Festival benefit the American Lung Association in Florida. 

“Premier Beverage is proud to continue their Title Sponsorship commitment of the Las Olas Wine and Food Festival,” said Bob Drinon, president & CEO, Premier Beverage. “Each year the festival continues to grow, and this year we will raise the bar with a wide variety of exceptional wines, the return of the Bombay Sapphire Lounge, and the addition of multiple ancillary wine and spirits events. We are excited to announce our title sponsors for the festival, which include Bombay Sapphire, Stoli Vodka, Milagro Tequila, Las Rocas and Martin Codax. One of the perks of attending the Las Olas Wine & Food Festival is the opportunity to place an order for the wines that are being sampled on the street and we’re pleased to say that ABC Fine Wine & Spirits will be our exclusive festival retailer.”

Monday, April 16th at 7:00 p.m., “Bourbon & Burgers” at Tap 42.
Wednesday, April 18th at 6:00 p.m., the Festival continues with “Wine Down Wednesday” at Preston’s Wine & Martini Bar inside of the classic Riverside Hotel.
Wednesday, April 18th, Rocco’s Tacos and Milagro Tequila will partner together for a Tequila dinner hosted by Milagro National Brand Ambassador Jaime Salas and
Rocco himself.
Thursday, April 19th at 7:00 p.m., Banfi Vintners and Tuscan Grill join together to present the Banfi Italian Festival.
Thursday, April 19th from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m., Cheese Culture, one of the newest locales on the Boulevard, will be hosting “Around the Wheel.” Tickets are $45 per person and seating is limited to 30 persons.
Friday April 20th from 7:30 to 10:00 p.m., the much-anticipated Street Festival on Las Olas Boulevard, between S.E. 6th Avenue and S.E. 11th Avenue, encompassing four city blocks of food, wine and fun! At 10:00 p.m. two sensational after-parties will be held at Vibe & O Lounge, both located in the Yolo courtyard.
Saturday, April 21st from 11a.m.-2p.m., Cheese Culture will be hosting a “Rise & Shine” brunch.

Tickets to the 2012 Las Olas Wine & Food Festival are $100.00 per person and now available. Ticket prices for pre- and post-events vary. A complete line-up of events and ticket information are available at
or call (954) 727-0907.

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