New food and wine fest set for May

New food and wine fest set for May
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CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Plans for a new multiday food and wine festival have been announced.

Crave Charlotte is set to take place May 6-9 and will feature dinner events with top local chefs and mixologists, a cooking class with popular Chef Alyssa and a festival in uptown.

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Participating chefs include Vince Giancarlo, from Zeppelin; Robert Hoffman, from Angeline’s; Chris Coleman, from The Goodyear House; and Craig Barbour, from Roots Cafe.

Tickets for the dinner events will be limited. Prices range from $70-$95.

The main festival event will be held from 1-5 p.m. May 9 at Romare Bearden Park.

Admission to the festival costs $75 for general admission and includes four hours of food, wine and craft beer sampling.

VIP admission costs $90 and includes early admission at noon, along with food, wine and craft beer sampling.

Proceeds from the events will benefit Rivendell Farms of the Carolinas, a nonprofit group that works to promote the local food and farming community, as well as STEM education initiatives.

To see the complete schedule of events or to purchase tickets, visit craveclt.org.

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