Our best advice for Boston's WGBH Food and Wine Festival is to go hungry - there's so much delicious food to eat and drinks to sip.
- When? 5th - 8th October 2017.
- Where? WGBH Studios, One Guest Street, Boston.
- Price: Check the official website for prices when 2017 dates are released.
We all like a two-for-one deal right? (We're not cheap, honest). So when we heard that we could combine an American city break with an international food fest our ears pricked up. Welcome to Boston's WGBH Food and Wine Festival.
Now, while New England cuisine definitely gets a thumbs up from us (clam chowder, lobster bisque and fresh oysters anyone?) Boston's food and wine fest offers something a bit more international. Showcasing chefs and taste-makers from around the globe, this four-day foodie extravaganza is the perfect place to try global plates, learn the art of culinary techniques and watch the pros do their thing. Featuring a range of areas including a brunch bar, 'food fight' plus a chef's gala, the event is renowned throughout the Boston region. There'll also be plenty of live music, awards for industry experts and the chance to sample a range of tasty beverages.
The Brunch Bar is usually the first event to sell out each year, offering up to three hours of eating and drinking. Award-winning chefs present their best dishes accompanied by wines, cocktails, craft beers and ciders. The live-cooking demonstrations will leave you feeling inspired and should you wish to buy a cookbook to try your favourite dishes at home you'll also be able to get it signed.
The Food Fight is also a highlight but unfortunately doesn't involve chefs throwing food at each other. Instead they go head-to-head to create the 'competition' food, which in 2016 was 'food on a stick' - think kebabs, yakitori, satay and pie pops. Who knows what 2017 will bring, just make sure you wear baggy pants because you're going to need all the room you can get.
If you fancy a city break with a gourmet twist then make sure you book tickets to Taste of WGBH Food and Wine Festival soon. You'd better be quick though, they're likely to go faster than a Toblerone at Christmas.
- Get there: Fly into Boston then use the subway or walk around the city.
- Stay: Look for accommodation close to Guest Street so you can walk to the venue.
*We do our very best to verify the dates of our events but please check with the official event provider before booking your flights. We would hate for you to be disappointed!