The Fabulous Food Show returns is now held twice a year--in April and in November--at Cleveland's Cleveland I-X Center
. The events feature appearances by celebrity chefs, cooking demonstrations by local chefs, wine and food tastings, and lots more to interest Northeast Ohio food lovers. The fall, 2013 dates are November 8-10.
The Fall 2012 Celebrity chef line-up for the show included the Food Network's Guy Fieri, Cleveland's own Michael Symon, legendary Jacque Pepin and Sara Moulton of PBS's "Sara's Weekend Meals." Audience members will be able to watch these chefs perform live in the 1500-seat Main Kitchen Theater. Each guest will be able to attend at least one of the six or seven daily celebrity events.
Cooking Demonstrations by Local Chefs:
In addition to the celebrity chefs, a number of prominent local chefs will hosts cooking demonstration. Past participants have included Ohio City's Flying Fig and Heck's Cafe, Tremont's Grumpy's Cafe, and West Park Station.
The Grand Tasting Pavilion:
The Grand Tasting Pavilion will be hosted by the American Wine School
. This area features more than 250 wines as well as spirits and beers from around the world. The pavilion includes a Wine Shop where visitors can buy wine and beer, an International Wine Bar for tastings, and a Wine Theater. A $12 passport entitles visitors to a crystal souvenir tasting glass, six one-ounce tastings, and a tasting booklet for notes. $15 beer and wine tasting passports are also available. Additional sampling tickets will be available for purchase.
Meet and Greet and Book Signings:
The event also includes a section where you can meet and greet your favorite celebrity -- or have him or her sign a book for you at the Book Signing Pavilion. The table is open throughout the day and stocked books by all of the participating celebrities. Guest chefs and celebrities will take turns manning the pavilion. Autographs are free and available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Sweet Street features cakes, cookies, a chocolate fountain, and chocolate martinis, among other treats. There will also be live demonstrations by candymakers, chocolatiers, and cake designers.
Fabulous Food Marketplace:
The culinary marketplace features more than 200 exhibitors. What a great place to start your holiday shopping.
Hours and Admission:
The Fall 2013 Fabulous Food Show will be open daily from 10am to 6pm. General admission starts at $25 ($30 at the door) plus $12 for the wine tastings.
Tickets may be purchased and printed from your computer from the show's Web site
Visiting the Fabulous Food Show:
(last updated 8-7-13)