Memphis Food & Wine Festival Returns

Oct 8, 2019

Over 40 wineries and 40 chefs from across Memphis and around the country will be gathering together on Oct. 12 for a night of amazing food, stellar wines and a heaping serving of fun.

The  third Memphis Food & Wine Festival will once again be held at the Memphis Botanic Garden.

It’s a night not to be missed. The line-up of world-renowned chefs, hometown favorites and first-class vintners rivals top food festivals across the country.

“From the beginning, we wanted this to be the best party in Memphis ever,” said Jose Gutierrez, event co-founder and chef/owner of River Oaks. “And now we strive to top it year after year.”

Of the 40 chefs, here are five visiting chefs not to be missed.

Ken Frank is the Executive Chef and owner Of La Toque in Napa Valley. His restaurant has earned a Michelin Star every year they have been awarded in the Wine Country.

Known as the Chef In The Hat, Thierry Rautureau is the Executive Chef and owner of restaurants, Luc Bistro and Loulay Kitchen and Bar in Seattle. It will be the second time that this French Master Chef has appeared at the Memphis Food and Wine Festival.

Deb Paquette is the award-winning chef of restaurants ETCH and etc. in Nashville. She is known for her adventurous Southern-meets-global cuisine.

This is the second time French Master Chef Gerard Bertholon has attended the Memphis Food & Wine Festival. Bertholon is the Chief Strategy Officer for Cuisine Solutions, a renowned company considered the experts on sous vide cooking.

And last but not least, Michelle Tribble is the Executive Chef at Gordon Ramsay Hell’s Kitchen restaurant in Caesar’s Palace Las Vegas.  It will be her first time at the festival.

This is Jennifer Chandler with The Weekly Dish. Bon Appetit!

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