Events

Located on the island of Nantucket, this boutique experience of world class wines and award winning food will forever change you. Over the past 22 years, the Nantucket Wine & Food Festival has become one of the most celebrated wine and food events in the country.  

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Culinary Village

 

 

Friday May 18, 2018

Code Event Description Time Price Tickets
CUL-02

Culinary Tent - Friday

It’s all about food and fun - come have a taste of the Culinary Tent! Step inside a culinary oasis for a day of celebrity chef cooking demos, food samples, libations, shopping and live entertainment by the City Winery Marching Band. Have a first taste of Santa Margherita Rosé, a Tito’s Handmade Vodka cocktail and a glass of Whispering Angel as you browse local and regional vendors and enjoy the culinary talent.

Guest chefs take the stage with cooking demonstrations featuring their favorite recipes.

Culinary Demonstrations include:

  • Elizabeth Falkner 10.30 am
  • Jeremy Sewall 11:30am
  • Katherine Clapner 12.30 pm
  • Brian Mercury 1:30pm
  • Gabriel Kruether 2.30pm
  • Karen Akunowicz 3:30pm

Book Signings to include:

  • Jeremy Sewall, Oysters: A Celebration in the Raw 12:15-1:00pm
  • Elin Hildebrand, The Blue Bistro 1:15- 3:00pm
  • Barbara Lynch, Out of Line 3:15- 4:00pm
  • Karen Akunowicz, Myers+Chang at Home: Recipes from the Beloved Boston Eatery 4:15- 5:00pm 

Don't miss bubbly tastings from Champagne Château de Bligny (Bligny, France) and Ca’ del Bosco (Franciacorta, Italy) from 1:00pm-3:00pm

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10:00am - 5:00pm
$60.00
Sold Out!
CUL-01

Bluegrass Brunch

Kick back and enjoy Bluegrass and Seagrass. Live Bluegrass Music by Lucas Hudgins & the First Cousins - overlooking the Seagrass and Sand Dunes of Jetties Beach… Join us for this delicious kick-off to your full day of NWF events and activities. Enjoy some bubbles from G.H. Mumm, an Aperol Spritz or a famous Tito’s Handmade Vodka Bloody Mary as you taste the amazing dishes that our chefs have in store for you. Shrimp and grits, farm fresh eggs, sausage and some fine chef entertainment on the grill. This will be a hearty meal to start your NWF Marathon Friday!

Featured Chefs:

  • Geoff Lazlo
  • Mary Dumont & Robert Gonzalez, Cultivar
  • Brooke Vosika, Sawkill Creek
  • Michael Scelfo, Alden & Harlow
  • Island Kitchen

 

10:00am - 1:00pm
$60.00
Sold Out!
CUL-03

Culinary Village - Friday, All Access

The All-Access Culinary Tent Pass gives you admission to Bluegrass Brunch and the Culinary Tent on Friday. For a one-time fee, you can come and go as you please all day long!

It’s all about food and fun - come have a taste of the Culinary Tent! Step inside a culinary oasis for a day of celebrity chef cooking demos, food samples, libations, shopping and live entertainment by the City Winery Marching Band. Have a first taste of Santa Margherita Rosé, a Tito’s Handmade Vodka cocktail and a glass of Whispering Angel as you browse local and regional vendors and enjoy the culinary talent.

Guest chefs take the stage with cooking demonstrations featuring their favorite recipes.

Culinary Demonstrations Include:

  • Elizabeth Falkner 10.30 am
  • Jeremy Sewall 11:30am
  • Katherine Clapner 12.30 pm
  • Brian Mercury 1:30pm
  • Gabriel Kruether 2.30pm
  • Karen Akunowicz 3:30pm

 

Book Signings to include:

  • Jeremy Sewall, Oysters: A Celebration in the Raw 12:15-1:00pm
  • Elin Hildebrand, The Blue Bistro 1:15- 3:00pm
  • Barbara Lynch, Out of Line 3:15- 4:00pm
  • Karen Akunowicz, Myers+Chang at Home: Recipes from the Beloved Boston Eatery 4:15- 5:00pm

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10:00am - 5:00pm
$100.00
Sold Out!
SPEV-02

Rosé Sunset Clambake


A New England Clambake with a little NWF Elegance...!

Come celebrate the 200th anniversary of Veuve Clicquot Rosé during the  "Magic Hour" overlooking the dunes at Jetties Beach. This extravaganza will include lobsters, mussels, clams, corn on the cob, a cool breeze blowing off the water and pink bubbles in your hand every step of the way.

Live DJ - Dancing is a must!

Featured Wine:

  • Veuve Clicquot, Brut Rosé, Reims 
5:00pm - 8:00pm
$100.00
Sold Out!

Saturday May 19, 2018

Code Event Description Time Price Tickets
CUL-05

Culinary Tent - Saturday

It’s all about food and fun - come have a taste of the Culinary Tent! Step inside a culinary oasis for a day of celebrity chef cooking demos, food samples, libations, shopping and live entertainment by the City Winery Marching Band. Have a first taste of Santa Margherita Rosé, a Tito’s Handmade Vodka cocktail and a glass of Whispering Angel as you browse local and regional vendors and enjoy the culinary talent.

Guest chefs take the stage with cooking demonstrations featuring their favorite recipes. Emcee will be Celebrity Chef, Linkie Marais.

Culinary Demonstrations include:

  • Matt Jennings of Townsman
  • Jose Enrique of Jose Enrique, San Juan
  • Colin Lynch, Bar Mezzana
  • John Tesar of Knife, Dallas

Featured Book Signings:

  • Matt Jennings, Homegrown 12:15pm
  • Tj Douglas, Drink Progressively!  1:15pm
  • Laura Catena, Vino Argentino 2:15pm
  • John Tesar, Knife Steakhouse Meals at Home 3:15pm
  • Kevin Zraly,  Windows on the World Complete Wine Course 4:15pm

Don't miss bubbly tastings from Champagne Château de Bligny (Bligny, France) and Ca’ del Bosco (Franciacorta, Italy) from 1:00pm-3:00pm

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10:00am - 5:00pm
$60.00
Sold Out!
CUL-04

The British Brunch, A Celebration of the Royal Wedding

Celebrate The Royal Wedding at our British Brunch sponsored by Hattingley Valley – the finest English sparkling wine. What better way to connect with the festivities at Buckingham Palace to welcome the new princess and toast the new couple. Enjoy a spot of tea, British bubbles, delicious bites and wedding cake prepared by our guest chefs while watching the wedding procession and celebratory events taking place in London.

Featured Chefs:

  • Michael Lombardi & Kevin O’Donnell, SRV
  • Robert Gonzalez, Cultivar
  • Brian Alberg, The Red Lion Inn
  • Ryan Boya, NAHITA
  • Amie Smith, Amie Pastry
  • Island Kitchen 

Featured Wines:

  • Hattingley Valley Wines, Classic Reserve, England
  • Hattingley Valley Wines, Brut Rosé, England
  • Hattingley Valley Wines, Blanc de Blancs, England 
10:00am - 1:00pm
$60.00
Sold Out!
CUL-06

Culinary Village - Saturday, All Access

~~Drink Progressively! The All-Access Culinary Tent Pass gives you admission to British Brunch and the Culinary Tent on Saturday. For a one-time fee, you can come and go as you please all day long!

It’s all about food and fun - come have a taste of the Culinary Tent! Step inside a culinary oasis for a day of celebrity chef cooking demos, food samples, libations, shopping and live entertainment by the City Winery Marching Band. Have a first taste of Santa Margherita Rosé, a Tito’s Handmade Vodka cocktail and a glass of Whispering Angel as you browse local and regional vendors and enjoy the culinary talent.

Guest chefs take the stage with cooking demonstrations featuring their favorite recipes. Emcee will be Celebrity Chef, Linkie Marais.

Culinary Demonstrations include:

  • Matt Jennings of Townsman
  • Jose Enrique of Jose Enrique, San Juan
  • Colin Lynch, Bar Mezzana
  • John Tesar of Knife, Dallas

 

Featured Book Signings:

  • Matt Jennings, Homegrown 12:15pm
  • Tj Douglas, Drink Progressively!  1:15pm
  • Laura Catena, Vino Argentino 2:15pm
  • John Tesar, Knife Steakhouse Meals at Home 3:15pm
  • Kevin Zraly,  Windows on the World Complete Wine Course 4:15pm
10:00am - 5:00pm
$100.00
Sold Out!

Sunday May 20, 2018

Code Event Description Time Price Tickets
SPEV-09

Junior Top Chef

Watch four teams of culinary students go head-to-head as they compete for the title of “Junior Top Chef Champion” with the prize of a $10,000 Culinary Scholarship benefiting the Nantucket High School Culinary Arts Program. Mentored by Sodexo Chefs, the teams will be given a mystery basket of ingredients and will have one hour to prep, plate and present their dishes to the Celebrity Chefs for judging. Judges include Joseph Keller, Executive Chef of Company of the Cauldron; Tiffani Faison, Chef & Owner of Sweet Cheeks Q and Tiger Mama, Dennis Powell of Butter Pat Industries and Ed Brylczyk of Dole & Bailey.

10:00am - 12:00pm
$10.00
Sold Out!
SPEV-11

Get Your Grill On - NanTEXAS

If you forgot your cowboy boots, you can find some here! Make this your LAST STOP before you head to the boat. Grab a Tito’s Vodka cocktail - handmade with love from TEXAS. Mingle with our favorite BBQ Chefs from Texas and around the country! Live band from Austin’s Lucas Hudgins & the First Cousins, Chef entertainment on the grill, spirited cocktails and a last glass of Rosé… savor the last moments of the 2018 Festival and plan to do it all again next year!!

Featured Wine: 

2017 Château d'Esclans, Whispering Angel Rosé, Côtes de Provence

2:00pm - 6:00pm
$75.00
Sold Out!