Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Giveaway - TWO "Afternoon on the Plaza" Workshop Tickets in Des Moines, Iowa

Winefest has given me the opportunity to giveaway not one but TWO tickets to my readers to this fantastic event in Iowa in early June. Giveaway is at the bottom but first, more information about the sessions and a sponsor.

Thank you Morgan, Event Assistant at Winefest, for this information:

The Des Moines Wine Festival Foundation is proud to have been a part of the Greater Des Moines area since 2003 and we look forward to our fourteenth year of celebrating fine food and wine while bettering the community. Winefest’s signature weeklong series of events has grown into one of Des Moines’ most anticipated weekends of the year. Besides supporting the wine and culinary industry, Winefest has raised more than $400,000 for local charities and cultural organizations. Unique events such as Winefest help to improve our community’s cultural landscape and help to earn Des Moines its national accolades for quality of life.

Food, fun and wine - sounds fantastic, check out the video!!

Your "Afternoon on the Plaza" tickets includes entry to both sessions.....

Summer Fire
  • Join us as we cook from the June Issue of Better Homes and Gardens with Greg and Gabi Denton, owners of OX Restaurant in Portland, Oregon. Greg and Gabi will demonstrate their take on recipes prepared on a sizzling summer fire. Gather “around the fire” to hear Greg and Gabi’s story of success and thoughts on the latest food trends, while enjoying samples from their magazine feature and sipping on a delightful wine pairing. Following their session, you will have the opportunity to purchase their new book Around the Fire. 

Local Treasures, National Masters

  • Herb and Kathy Eckhouse, owners of La Quercia in our own Norwalk, Iowa are ready to delve into how their travels to Parma, Italy inspired a local Iowa prosciutto business that has grown into a nationwide sensation. Gain an introduction to how different meats are cured around the world and enjoy delectable samples of meat with the perfect cheese and wine pairing.
Giveaway ends Sunday May 29, 2016 at midnight so enter now!


  1. This sounds like so much fun! I'd love to go to this!

    1. Oops, my favorite summer activity is sitting around a campfire with an adult beverage in hand. :-)