The inaugural Raleigh Food and Wine Festival was a fabulous event! Delicious Food, Great Drinks and Wonderful people gathered for a spectacular taste of Raleigh! On Sunday, June 28, 2015 , all of the festival participants were present at the historic Melrose Knitting Mill and Babylon restaurant in downtown Raleigh to host a half-day “tasting celebration”, where ticket holders came to sample food and beverages from local restaurants, brands, breweries, and more!
This innovative event showcased the new, evolving culinary traditions of Raleigh, while giving back to Band Together, which has raised more than $3.5 million to benefit the Triangle community since its 2001 inception. VIP ticket holders received early entrance to beat the crowds and a complimentary cocktail. The weather was superb as was the fun loving crowd. The gourmet offerings were plentiful as were the various samples of wine and liquor. No one left hungry, that’s for sure ! My girlfriend and I (as seen here: https://instagram.com/p/4e-UwMqNE7/ ) really appreciated DJ Nyce Danger spinning the tunes so we could dance off the food ! Beautiful venue, great food and fun people. I cannot wait for next year !
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‘Lovely’ Leslie Heigh / Freelance Photojournalist
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Contemporary patisserie from lucettegrace
Taco from Backyard Bistro
Chef Anthony Alvarez and Julio Marrero of Latin Quarters Restaurant & Bar
Lauren Husketh , Events & Marketing Coordinator of Architect Bar
Sticky Toffee Pudding from Plates Neighborhood Kitchen
Wine tastings courtesy of Adams Vineyards
Fiction Kitchen food sampling
Also check out my photo slideshow of the event! https://instagram.com/p/4fYlQbiXAg/