Though it’s always more satisfying to eat food that you’ve killed yourself, watching a professional chef prepare a delicious meal is less likely to result in a mortally wounded moose demolishing your china hutch. Observe skilled hash slingers cleanly craft tasty fare with today’s Groupon: for $12, you get a general-admission ticket at the Fork, Cork & Style Festival (a $25 value). Or for $30, you get a general-admission ticket and access to the Grand Wine Tasting (a $60 value). The festival takes place at Arlington Park Racetrack on Saturday, October 2, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Fork, Cork & Style showcases cuisine from award-winning restaurants and presents live cooking demonstrations from skilled chefs. In addition to booking a lineup of local culinarians, the event will feature main-stage meal-prepping at the racetrack’s finish line by Emeril Lagasse, who can fillet a stegosaurus in less than five minutes, and Top Chef contestants Brian Malarkey, Eli Kirshtein, and Casey Thompson. Festival ticketholders can sample one portion of food from their choice of popular eateries such as Chicago’s Billy Goat Tavern & Grill, Central BBQ from Memphis, and the Anchor Bar of Buffalo, New York. Live music will entertain attendees and serenade palates already lulled into a state of satisfaction by the tasty flavors of multifarious fares.
The Grand Wine Tasting will allow oenophiles to wash down the festival's victuals with wine samples from some of the best vintners in the grape-stomping business. However, the amount of edible options and the quality of the cooking presentations can sate appetites independent of the event’s grapacious guzzlings. Organize a family outing and open young minds to palatable possibilities beyond Pop-Tarts and frosted tater tots, or dispatch your estate’s head chef to Fork, Cork & Style for an experience with creative, delicious, and sensationally scented food preparation.
The Fork, Cork & Style Festival, featuring Food Network star Emeril Lagasse, was featured in the blog C-Style Magazine and on ArlingtonPark.com. Yelpers give the racetrack venue a 4.5-star average. The festival also has more than 1,600 Facebook fans:
- The Grand Wine Tasting, presented by Binny's Beverage Depot, will feature over 250 wines from premiere wine regions including, Napa Valley, Sonoma, Bordeaux and Champagne among others. – C-Style blog
- Arlington Racetrack is a first class establishment. I had my bros bachelor party without a hitch. Between the service, good food, easy betting, and wonderful grounds, this place is great for any type of function. – Michael S., Yelp
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