Weekend Highlights: Asparagus, Wine & Food Trucks!

Our eatdrinkTC calendar is always packed with great events and this weekend is no exception! Read on for information about three highlighted events: Blossom Day at the Old Mission Wineries, the Food Truck Launch Party at The Little Fleet and the Empire Asparagus Festival!

Blossom Day at the Wineries of the Old Mission Peninsula

Old Mission Blossom DayThe winemakers of Old Mission swing open their cellar doors this Saturday (May 17) and invite you to sample their yet-to-be-released wines. You’ll meet the winemakers themselves and taste their future offerings right from the barrel (or tank). Barrel and reserve wines are showcased in addition to each winery’s standard tasting list. Tickets are $25 in advance or $30 the day of the event (while supplies last). The ticket price includes a souvenir glass and special Blossom Day tastes at all eight wineries.

If you’d like to make a full day of it, follow up with the 2896 Vertical Dinner at Bowers Harbor Vineyards tasting room – four courses prepared by The Boathouse and expertly paired with Bowers’ wines including 3 vintages of their signature 2898 red wine with the main course of Black Angus Filet Mignon! Read our eatdrinkTC feature on the wine and the dinner.

You can also do a wine dinner with Hawthorne Vineyards on Friday night.

Empire Asparagus Festival

Empire-Asparagus-FestivalThe annual Empire Asparagus Festival takes place Friday – Sunday (May 16-18). Things kick off Friday night from 7-10 PM with  Art’s Taverns famous pig roast featuring Right Brain Brewery brews (including their Asparagus Beer!) and music from K.Jones & the Benzie Playboys. Saturday features a slew of asparagus-themed events including a Street Dance & Pig Roast from 7-10 PM Friday, a fun run (or walk), Asparagus Eats/Wine and Beer Tasting, Asparagus recipe cook-off, the Asparagus Parade, chalk art, music & dance and kids games.

The highlight is definitely the Asparagus Eats/Wine and Beer Tasting under The BIG TENT featuring food from Norconk’s Asparagus Farm (Fresh & Pickled Asparagus), La Becasse, Hearth & Vine, Deerings Market (Asparagus Brats), Bay Town Kitchen (Ramp & Asparagus Omelet) and lots more. Wash the great eats down with wine from St. Ambrose Cellars, Black Star Farms, Left Foot Charley and brews from Right Brain. Live music with BoBossa Swing and The Accidentals too!

Food Truck Launch Party

Come down to the Little Fleet for the Food Truck Launch Party from 4 PM to Midnight!

Lots more on our calendar!