Food Bank of Delaware one of three beneficiaries for SoDel Fest on October 8

September 26, 2016

By Gwen Guerke, Communications Coordinator 

The Food Bank of Delaware is thankful to be selected one of three beneficiaries of this year’s Southern Delaware Wine, Food and Music Festival. Children & Families First and Rotary’s End Polio Now will also receive proceeds from this Oct. 8 event.

Billed as “The Hippest Festival on Delmarva,” the festival will be held from noon until 4 p.m. at the Independence Clubhouse, 23767 Samuel Adams Circle, near Millsboro.

Ticket holders will enjoy wine tasting, signature food tastings prepared by 18 of the finest coastal-region restaurants, music, and a chef throw down hosted by Bob Yesbek, the Rehoboth Foodie.

Chad Robinson, Director of Strategic Initiatives, is excited to be included as a beneficiary of this year’s event.

“This promises to be a great day for everyone, and ticket holders will obviously enjoy themselves. They will also be helping their neighbors who are dealing with food insufficiency every day. We thank them in advance for their support,” he said.

Each restaurant’s tasting will have a wine or spirit paired by sommeliers Mike Zygmonski and John McDonald.

Musicians Keith Mack and Ed Shockley and Patty Blee with Sol Knopf will perform throughout the afternoon.

North Chef Robbie Jester will face off against South Chef Doug Ruley in an exciting food competition.

Jester, executive chef at the Stone Balloon in Newark, has been featured on the Food Network as winner of Beat Bobby Flay and Guy’s Grocery Games. Ruley is vice president of SoDelConcepts, and is a three-time James Beard Guest Chef, James Beard Boot Camp alumni, and the chef behind the “Breaking Bread” cooking dinner inside a maximum security prison.

While last year “everybody had a good time,” according to Stacy LaMotta, SoDel Concepts spokesperson, this year’s festival promises to be even better.

Tickets are $75 per person for admission to the festival grounds; for an additional $65, guests can enjoy a 100-point wine tasting hosted by Larry O’Brien, Best Sommelier in America.

Click here to purchase tickets.

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