Thanks to their discerning palates, medieval food tasters made sure their king ate only the finest poisons. Train your taste buds with this Groupon.
Choose from Four Options
- $45 for admission for two on Friday or Sunday (a $90 value)
- $79 for admission for four on Friday or Sunday (a $180 value)
- $49 for admission for two on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. (a $90 value)
- $65 for admission for two on Saturday from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. and seating for a celebrity demonstration (a $120 value)
This year's festival takes place on Friday, October 18, from 4 p.m. to 8 pm.; Saturday, October 19, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.; and Sunday, October 20, from noon to 4 p.m. General admission lets attendees sample food, wine, and spirits from more than 150 food-centric stations. It also grants access to most live culinary demonstrations and special events, such as a meet and greet with Ramona Singer from Bravo's Real Housewives of New York City, and an appearance by former pro football head coach Dick Vermeil, who will be signing bottles from his winery.
Attendees who purchase the fourth option will have the chance to watch Debi Mazar and Gabriele Corcos, hosts of the Cooking Channel show Extra Virgin, in action. Other special events, including wine and beer seminars and cooking demonstrations from chefs such as Fabio Viviani of Top Chef, may also require attendees to purchase additional tickets.
Taste Philadelphia Festival of Food, Wine and Spirits
Presented by Gourmet Shows, the annual Taste Philadelphia Festival of Food, Wine and Spirits showcases hundreds of local chefs, restaurants, and vendors. More than 150 food-centric stations pepper Valley Forge Casino Resort, including the Rastelli Pavillion, where attendees can sample the finest in meats and seafood. On the expo's stage, meanwhile, local chefs and culinary personalities teach onlookers their cooking techniques and favorite recipes during demonstrations. For an additional cost, attendees will have the chance to watch the likes of Debi Mazar and Gabriele Corcos, hosts of Cooking Channel show Extra Virgin, and Fabio Viviani, a fan favorite from the fifth season of Top Chef, in action. Other educational add-ons include beer seminars from award-winning food writer Gary Monterosso and wine seminars with the Wine Guru Laurie Forster that explain why, despite popular opinion, grape soda doesn’t complement veal as well as chardonnay does.