Last updated on February 10th, 2016 at 02:07 pm
The Boston Guild of Oenophilists is hosting the 25th annual Boston Wine Expo at the Seaport Hotel & World Trade Center, Feb. 13-14. It is considered the first major foodservice event of the year in the Boston area.
The silver anniversary “Grand Tasting” gives guests a global adventure in a glass, according to organizers. There are hundreds of exhibitors and international producers who will pour more than 2,000 wines throughout the weekend.
Local Boston restaurants showcasing their bites throughout the weekend include 7ate9 Bakery, Athan’s European Bakery, Bertucci’s, Cask ‘n Flagon, Catering by North East of the Border, Compliments Food Co., Jennifer Lee’s Gourmet Bakery, Kings Bowl America, Mamadou’s Artisan Bakery, Montilio’s Baking Co., Noodle Lab Boston Pennypacker’s Food Truck, Smackadoodles, The Chubby Chickpea and The Living Room.
Additionally, there will be dueling celebrity chef stages that will showcase the talents of New England’s renowned chefs, including Ming Tsai (Blue Ginger, Blue Dragon); Barbara Lynch (No. 9 Park, Sportello, Menton); Chris Coombs (Deuxave, dbar); Daniel Bruce (Meritage Restaurant at the Boston Harbor Hotel); Louis DiBicarri (Tavern Road); Dave Becker (Sweet Basil & Juniper); Mitchell Brumels and Nicholas Foley (Ocean Prime); Annie Copps (Intellibelly.com); Nick Deutmeyer (Post 390); Rachel Klein (RFK Kitchen); Michael Lombardi and Kevin O’Donnell (SRV); Karen Mitchell (The Palm Boston); Brendan Pelley (Pelekasis); and Michael Scelfo (Aldon & Harlow).
There also will be educational seminars with nearly 40 topics ranging from food and wine pairings, “The One Hour Wine Expert” and, for those who enjoy shopping, scores of vendor booths with wine accessories, gourmet foods and even jewelry.
Show hours are 1-5 p.m. The event is reserved for adults age 21 and older. The Seaport Hotel & World Trade Center is located at 200 Seaport Boulevard in Boston.