If humankind never learned to play with its food, it would never have learned to play with its ingredients, and the world would be one bereft bowl of gruel. Taste the fruits of culinary creativity with today's Groupon: for $9, you get one admission to the Maryland Food, Libations & Luxury Home Show (a $20 value), which takes place at Turf Valley Resort on Saturday, February 19 and Sunday, February 20 from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m.
This year's exhibition features culinary creations, international libations, and luxury home and landscape design, all soundtracked by the sweet sounds of live jazz and Latin-inspired beats. Attendees can drink and dine their way through more than 200 exhibits that titillate the brain receptacles responsible for renovation. Exhibitors range from blueprinting builders and kitchen architects to landscapers capable of sculpting an overgrown pepperbush into an immaculate full-scale bust of John D. Rockefeller. More than 150 artisan beers and fine wines are available for ingesting, and the liquor-tasting lounge provides insight into our liquor legacies. From pungent cheeses and savory sauces to semi-sweet chocolate and flat bread-banana cake, culinary connoisseurs can celebrate complexly satisfying samples, which are also available for purchase.