Newark foodies and their friends will enjoy the best food and drink in Delaware at the 14th annual Taste of Newark. The premier food and wine festival will take place on Sunday, September 24, from noon - 3 p.m. on Old College Lawn at the University of Delaware. Guests will enjoy a wide variety of culinary delights from 50 restaurants, wineries, breweries and distributors.
"The City of Newark is a dining destination every day of the year," said Mayor Polly Sierer. "This event highlights that on a larger scale, and allows attendees to experience the diverse and unique options all at once."
The event will feature new breweries and distributors this year, including Dogfish Head Craft Brewery, Liquid Alchemy Beverages, Harvest Ridge Winery and Rebel Seed Cider and Twin Lakes Brewing Company.
Attendees will also learn tips on how to be a chef in their own kitchens. Ronnie Burkle of SoDel Concepts will be leading a cooking demonstration on three different dishes. His demonstration will also feature wine pairings from Southern Glazer's Wine & Spirits.
The annual event features more than just food and drink. Guests can bid on dozens of items during a silent auction hosted by the Newark Arts Alliance. The auction includes items varying from hand-crafted wine goblets to an overnight stay at Dover Downs.
"We have a beautiful collection of artwork donated by local artists and lots of fun items from local businesses," said Newark Arts Alliance executive director Linda Majewski. "The proceeds from the auction allow us to continue offering the many activities, programs, and events that bring the arts to our community."
Along with the Newark Arts Alliance, Taste of Newark also supports students in the Department of Hospitality Business Management in the Alfred Lerner College of Business and Economics and the Downtown Newark Partnership.
Tickets are $50 per person and can be purchased at TasteofNewark2017.eventbrite.com. Tickets can also be purchased at the entrance the day of the event for $60 per person.