Bern's Winefest sells out fast. So fast that CL usually doesn't have the chance to fill you in on the neat happenings associated with the annual food and wine extravaganza.
But, aha! Online-only ticket sales for this year's installment don't kick off until 10 a.m. Saturday.
Hosted between April 15 and 22, the eight-day Bern's Winefest No. 21 showcases everything from dreamy seminars that'll appeal to gastronauts and Pappy Hour (exactly what you think it is) to multicourse, wine-paired dinners and the big-deal tradition that is the Grand Tasting — a chance for guests to sample more than 200 highly rated wines from around the world, matched with bites by the talented culinary teams behind Bern's Steak House, Haven and the Epicurean Hotel.
Pricing for these top-notch events — which go down in Tampa across the Bern's, Haven and Epicurean properties — starts at $120 for the indulgent port-meets-chocolate seminar, peaking at $1,200 for the lavish Legacy Dinner.
So, if one-of-a-kind experiences of a culinary nature are your thing, especially local ones, don't even think about sleeping in tomorrow.