May 15, 2010 - Las Olas Wine and Food Festival
Where: Las Olas Blvd, Ft. Lauderdale, Fl
When: Saturday, May 15, 2010
Beneficiary: American Lung Association
Libations: Premier Beverage Company
Catering: VIP Event - Riverside Hotel
Sponsors: Title Sponsor: Premier Beverage Company - VIP Reception Host:m Bonterra Vineyards - Exclusive Festival Retailer: Crown Wine & Spirits - Platinum: Tangled Spider Design Group: Las Olas Company, Las Olas Association, The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale - Gold: Memorial Healthcare System, Allied Kitchen & Bath and Viking Culinary Range, Pavilion, Southern Custom Carts - Silver: Comerica Bank, North Broward Hospital District, United States Sommelier Association, Water Taxi - Media Sponsors: Around Town Magazine, BocaRaton.Com, Dine Magazine, Florida Travel & Life, Go Riverwalk Magazine, Gold Coast Magazine, Lifestyle Magazines ? Las Olas Lifestyle Magazine, LivingFLA.Com, SocialMiami.Com, Southern Beverage Journal, TheGourmetClub.Com, Florida Table Magazine, East Magazine, TW Magazine - Entertainment Sponsors: The Weedline Pan Vibes
Blacktie Photos by: Ginny Fujino
Bonterra Vineyards VIP Reception
kicked off the Las Olas Wine & Food Fesitval
Saturday, May 15, 2010
On Saturday May 15th the Bonterra Vineyards VIP Reception year) was held Las Olas Boulevard (located on the Riverside Hotel lawn by 8th Ave) from 6.00pm - 7.30pm. The VIP reception lounge opened the entire festival for VIP ticket holders until 10.00pm. So at any point during the festival VIP ticket holders could go back into the lounge and still enjoy Bonterra wine and signature appetizers.
All VIP patrons received a complimentary wine glass and included in the VIP ticket was a fabulous VIP Gift Bag which contained a bottle of wine and exciting items from our sponsors. The VIP experience included an open bar courtesy of Brown Forman Corporation and delicious cuisine from the Riverside Hotel.
World Famous Las Olas Boulevard Street Festival
Often imitated but never duplicated the Saturday, May 15th street festival ticket had everything that seals the deal in making this clearly the #1 wine and food event in South Florida! Your street festival ticket included a complimentary wine glass (6½ oz.), butler tray and unlimited sampling from over 60 of the best local restaurants, 40 tables of wine and micro brews from 7.30pm - 10pm. This ticket also included the unparalleled Bombay Sapphire lounge. Guests could also visit the Allied Ultra Lounge to view demonstrations by Viking Range and sample bites from Chef Ralph Pagano paired with wine from Bonterra Vineyards. Of course to compliment this affair we included live music from amazing South Florida acts like Weedline and Pan Vibes.
Kick-Off VIP Party
Allied Kitchen & Bath, (616 West Oakland Park Blvd. Fort Lauderdale, FL 33311) a family owned and operated one-stop shop for kitchen and bath design and remodeling, proudly hosted a Kick-Off VIP preview party at their showroom, on May 6, 2010 from 6pm-8pm. The VIP Kick-Off featured an evening of worldly-inspired cuisine prepared by celebrity chef and star of “Hell’s Kitchen” and “Iron Chef America,” Ralph Pagano showcased his culinary talents and offered a sneak peak as to what guests can see at the Las Olas Wine & Food Festival. Guests also enjoyed a fine pairing of wines and cocktails courtesy of Bombay Sapphire Gin and Bonterra Vineyards. LUNG USA All proceeds benefit the American Lung Association. “Allied Ultra Lounge,” presented by Allied Kitchen & Bath and Viking Range featured at the 2010 Las Olas Wine & Food Festival on May 15, 2010 from 7:30pm-10pm.
The Official Las Olas Wine and Food Festival After-Party!
The party continued on the Lawn at the Riverside Hotel from 10pm – 1am. Guests enjoyed a cash bar, late night bites, dance floor and deejay under the stars on historic Las Olas Boulevard.