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 30th Annual Festival of Food & Wine Set

Food lovers, wine enthusiasts, and party hosts get set for a weekend long adventure in Wild & Wonderful West Virginia. The 30th Annual Festival of Food & Wine at Lakeview Golf Resort & Spa will take place January 24-26, 2014. This year’s theme is “The Taste of Country.” There will be demonstrations focusing on entertaining friends and family with special dishes along with complementing the meal with the perfect wine.

“We’ll have venison goulash, fried trout with garlic & lemon, jerk spiced flat iron steak, southern fried quail and more,” says Hutwagner Executive Chef at Lakeview. Hutwagner went on to add, “the chefs that are attending are highly regarded in their positions and prepare nothing but the best.”

The weekend includes a Friday dinner and cocktail reception for guests, a Saturday filled with culinary demonstrations, buffets, artisan marketplace, wine and whiskey tasting. Throughout the weekend there will be an abundance of seminars, cooking competitions, wine, whiskey and more from Hutwagner and six other acclaimed chefs. The chefs have a wide range of experience cooking different specialty items.

Lakeview General Manager Steve Sharkey says “this event is expected to be the biggest Food & Wine Festival we have had in the last five years” he went on to add “packages are available for anyone who wants to learn more about food and wine or just to get away for a fun filled relaxing weekend.”

The 30th Annual Festival of Food & Wine will feature wines from Heston Winery in Fairmont, West Virginia and ingredients from locally owned businesses. The Winery will be taking part in the “Art of Whiskey Making.” Also Master Brewer Brian Anderson will be on hand to give a demonstration on brewing beer from The Mountain State Brewery.

On Friday January 24, 2014 there will be a cocktail reception where guests will meet the chefs and enjoy a bountiful display of food and wine followed by the Friday dinner buffet. Saturday’s breakfast will be followed with culinary demonstrations including different meals from around West Virginia & the whole country. 

Throughout the day the Artisan Marketplace will be open with local vendors selling specialty items unique to the region. One of the main events will be the 4th Annual Lakeview Iron Chef Competition on Saturday.

Saturday evening, attendees will be catered to a spectacular spread of the year’s best and most delicious meals. The event will wrap up on Sunday morning with a brunch prepared by Lakeview’s own Chef Ed Hutwagner and the Lakeview Team.

Packages are available for a three day weekend package at $415 plus tax and gratuity, day package at $125 per person plus tax and gratuity, and Saturday day package at $79 per person plus tax and gratuity. For more information call 304.594.1111 or visit our website at www.lakeviewresort.com.

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