Crave Charlotte food and wine festival returns

CHARLOTTE, N.C — The multiday food and wine festival, Crave Charlotte, is returning June 23-26.

The culinary celebration will feature dinner events at different locations with some of Charlotte’s top chefs along with the main festival happening June 26 at Innovation Barn.

Schedule of events:

June 23 - Best of Bardo

Bardo’s chef William and mixology specialist Ashley will prepare a five-course menu paired with wines and cocktails, highlighting favorite dishes from past menus. $110

June 24 - Alchemy Tequila Dinner

Alchemy’s executive chef Ken Aponte will prepare a four-course menu paired with craft cocktails featuring the full line of Espolon 100% Blue Weber Agave tequila. $80

June 24 - Bougie Bar B’ Que and Bourbon

Golden Owl Tavern’s chef Ben will prepare this dinner. $125

June 24 - Joy of the Feast

Five-course wine dinner by chef Lisa Brooks of Heart and Soul. $175

June 25 - French Summer Wine Dinner

Six-course dinner paired with six French whites, roses and champagnes at Roots Café. (sold out)

June 25 - Street Food and Beer Event at Salty Parrot Brewing

Admission includes unlimited beer tastings and one course from each food truck. $60

June 26 - Crave Charlotte Festival

Admission includes food, wine, cocktails and craft brews prepared by more than 20 local chefs and mixologists. $75 general admission, $90 early admission

June 27 - Summer Sunday Sip and Savor

Multicourse dinner paired with cocktails, wine and bubbles at Lincoln Street Kitchen and Cocktail. $75

For more information or to purchase tickets, go to