Food and wine, like Saturday and Sunday and George and Martha Washington, are best enjoyed together. Behold the glory of the dynamic duo with today's Groupon: for $40, you get a two-day general ticket, plus a souvenir lanyard and wine glass, to the 2011 Wine & Food Festival in National Harbor on May 14 and 15 (a $65 value).
The fourth annual Wine & Food Festival unites world-class chefs and faithful foodies for two days of samples, demonstrations, live entertainment, and copious merrymaking. The festival's all-you-care-to-taste policy gives curious tongues a taste-bud-building workout as they try the more than 150 different wines, beers, and spirits, in addition to a plethora of delicious food samples. The bevy of wine selections allows grapes from across the globe to mingle with locally vine-ripened orbs, and a special biergarten serves up craft brews. Rub elbows with internationally renowned chefs as they rub spices on meats or audience member's elbows during a full schedule of hands-on cooking demonstrations and wine pairings in the Tasting Theater.
During a casual stroll down the Art Walk, featuring the galleries of National Harbor, make a pit stop in the Whiskey & Bourbon Experience Lounge for a hand-rolled cigar demonstration, or stop by the Cabanas on the Beach, where a steel-drum band, tropical drinks, and imported volcano create a transporting island environment. Each two-day general ticket is accompanied by a souvenir wine glass and lanyard.
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