Weekend Experience

Here’s what’s in store for Cincinnati Food + Wine Classic guests:

Four Unique Grand Tastings

Four tasting trails throughout the weekend to delight your tastebuds with a curated selection of the best restaurants in Cincinnati and beyond. Mingle with chefs, explore new flavors, and soak up the riverfront view.

Wine and Beer Tastings

Boutique wine, craft beer, and a selection of non-alcoholic beverages to enjoy. The Wine & Beer Pavilion is your one stop for 40-plus offerings to compliment your dining experience.

Three Dessert Pavilions

On Friday and Saturday evening, stop by each of our three dessert kitchens where masters of the last course will be rolling out finished products for sampling. Indulge your sweet side at The Chocolate Factory, Cake Like a Boss, and Rock ‘n Roll Pie School.

Sub-Zero & Wolf Demonstration Kitchen

Home to some of the weekend’s liveliest chef competitions, the Sub-Zero & Wolf Kitchen is also a main stage for interactive demonstrations and tastings. Learn tricks, tips and recipes from the experts as you sample their fare.

Live Grilling Pavilion

Check out our burning ring of fire and rub shoulders with top grill masters. It’s your chance to chow down, watch the techniques, and improve your backyard grill skills.

Artisan Marketplace

Get your shop on with top local artisans in the CFWC retail marketplace. It’s our hand-selected lineup of the products that everyone’s talking about.

Sysco Demonstration Kitchen

Culinary stars bring the kitchen heat in a variety of savory demonstrations and tastings. It’s all the latest in what, where, and how to sharpen your kitchen game.

Masterclass Salon

Stellar brewers and wine experts take the stage in a series of guided tastings. Not your typical lecture hall, this classroom not only brings the knowledge but rocks the palate.

Live Pavilion

By night, it’s the stage for killer live music to keep the party going. By day, it’s a platform for lively conversation with national writers and culinary personalities.

VIP Lounge

The Classic’s private lounge with superstar mixologists serving craft cocktails, reserve wine and beer, and exclusive tasting seminars throughout the weekend.