Over 20 restaurants will gather at the Westin Waltham Boston Hotel serving up their famed dishes, and all will be complemented with a selection of wines hand picked out by the experts over at Gordon's Fine Wines and Liquors. Of course, that's not all-the evening will also include cooking demonstrations, and music MC'ed by Krazy Kulo of JAM’N 94.5, as well live performances by the Waltham Philharmonic Orchestra, and the A Capella group "Talk to the Hand".
This promises to be a great night, full of great food, great wine, and great times, all to benefit the Charles River Museum of Industry & Innovation. I have included the full text press release below, and tickets are still available...however- I have TWO tickets to raffle off!
Yesterday I posted about these ridiculous brownies that I am 100% obsessed with- Peanut Butter and Jelly Brownies- since this has started a crazy Peanut Butter obsession for me- I want to know- what is your favorite way to eat Peanut Butter? Or, if you're allergic to PB- what is your favorite spread? Leave a comment here for one entry, and join my Facebook fan page for another (if you do that please let me know you did!). I will select one person to head on over and indulge in a fantastic night with a friend! Raffle will close at 4:00 ET pm tomorrow, 3/23/11.
AND THE WINNER IS: Renee from http://eatliveblog.com/ !!! (Renee-shoot me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org with your full name, email and contact phone number and Ill pass it a long!
Thank you guys for participating- if you didn't win but you would like to attend, please head on over to http://www.localwineevents.
Full text Press Release:
"FUN, MUSIC AND INNOVATION AT WALTHAM’S 19th ANNUAL FOOD AND WINE FESTIVAL
The 19th Annual Waltham Food and Wine Festival rocks the Westin Waltham Boston Hotel Thursday, March 24, 2011 from 6-9 p.m. Benefiting the Charles River Museum of Industry & Innovation, an anticipated crowd of 600 people from Waltham and Metrowest communities will enjoy a fun, casual evening of food, wine, music, and innovation.
The evening begins with a glass of champagne to quaff while placing bids at the silent auction, followed by samples of fare prepared by some of Waltham’s most popular restaurants, all complemented by a bounty of fine wines chosen and served by the sommeliers of Gordon’s Fine Wines & Liquors.
Master of Ceremonies Krazy Kulo of JAM’N 94.5 is joined by local celebrity chefs offering live cooking demonstrations, while members from the Waltham Philharmonic Orchestra and a cappella group Talk to the Hand perform. To support the Museum’s mission, the festival also showcases innovations past and present including a 1931 Packard limousine that once belonged to King Gustav of Sweden, exhibits from the Steampunk: Form & Function! exhibit currently on display, an example of the US military’s impact on mainstream fashion from the Lasell Museum Collection, and the Boston area launch of the Second Glass iPhone app which allows users at wine tasting events to easily remember all of the wines they try.
Participating restaurants include:
Bertucci’s Italian Restaurant, Bombay Mahal, La Campania, The Chateau, Edible Arrangements, Firenze, Glam Foods, The Grille at Hobbs Brook, Kitchen on Common, Lizzy's Homemade Ice Cream, Margaritas Mexican Restaurant, More than Words, Paellas at your Place by Antonio, Popkins Ice Cream, Seventy@3rd - Westin, Solea, The Tea Leaf, Tempo, Tuscan Grill, The Upper Crust, Waltham High Culinary Arts, and Wings Express.
Reservations are $45 in advance and $50 at the door. All proceeds benefit the programs of the Charles River Museum of Industry & Innovation in addition to generous sponsorships from Hobbs Brook Management LLC, Waltham West Suburban Chamber of Commerce, Watertown Savings Bank, Joyce Funeral Home, and Rockland Trust.
To reserve your spot:
By mail: send a check to 154 Moody Street, Waltham, MA 02453
By phone: call the museum’s office at 781-893-5410
By e-mail: send your request to email@example.com
Online: at www.localwineevents.com, event ID: 353669
In person: at Gordon’s Fine Wines & Liquors
Shuttle service between the Westin Hotel and several area corporations is provided by the 128 Business Council. The festival is in the Eden Vale Ballroom of the luxurious Westin Waltham Boston Hotel, conveniently located just off I-95/128 on Third Avenue in Waltham. Visit www.westin.com/boston for directions."
THIS LOOKS AWESOME. DIDN'T EVEN KNOW THAT WALTHAM HAD A FOOD AND WINE FESTIVAL, AND IT'S SOOOO CLOSE. ALSO I LVOE PEANUT BUTTER IN FROSTING. BUT NOT A WHIPPED FROSTING - THIS ONE IS MORE LIKE A GLAZE. OVER A WHITE CAKE. WE (MY SISTER AND I) GREW UP WITH IT AND IT'S STILL HER ALL TIME FAVORITE FROSTING - SO I MAKE IT ONCE A YEAR ON HER BIRTHDAY. THOUGH MY PB BALLS RUN A CLOSE SECOND.
I just heard about this event! I can't believe I didn't know about this going down in my own backyard!
Although peanut butter goes great on EVERYTHING, my fave way to eat it is on a spoon...straight out of the jar. ;)
So many things in this post cracked me up, but nothing more than the fact that there is an a cappella group called Talk to the Hand! THIS I NEED TO SEE!
The event sounds like so much fun!
My favorite way to eat peanut butter is in the peanut butter chip hard frozen yogurt at Christina's in Inman Square. Sugar cone, chocolate jimmies.
That's such a crazy mix of restaurants!
I love pb smeared on an apple, although I've also made a really delicious fudge with cashew butter: http://cavecibum.blogspot.com/2008/11/cashew-fudge.html
Okay. I'm pretty obsessed with peanut butter, and I positively DROOLED over that post of yours the other day. So basically any way shape or form that peanut butter is in, I will eat it. Some of my favorites are: cookies, bars, and the classic PB + J.
Also, this event sounds amazing--and it's only 7 minutes away from where I live! *crosses fingers*
I would love to attend this, its nice to see an event close to home!
I have peanut butter on a waffle each and every morning... and sometimes for dessert too!
I am a fan on Facebook!
Sadly, I cant make the event, but if you DO go, you will be eating fresh gelato, made by ME only a few hours beforehand! Be sure to try the fresh mint, I make it by slowly steeping mint leaves in milk for hours. It's the best mint ice cream or gelato I have ever tasted.
Holy cow I am so excited! Thank you!!!
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