Plans simmering for seventh annual Feast Walla Walla

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Foodies: Get your forks ready.

Organizers of Feast Walla Walla are tantalizing tastebuds with plans for this year’s seventh annual event.

Thirteen eateries, 33 wineries and two breweries are making up the menus for this year’s Feast, the annual foodie celebration that takes place under a giant tent along downtown’s First Avenue.

Feast, coordinated by the Downtown Walla Walla Foundation with Bella Fortuna and designed to highlight the talents of area chefs and winemakers, takes place April 12, 1-4 p.m. between Main and Alder streets.

The food festival kicks off April 11 with a Downtown Wine Reception at 6 p.m., followed by Chefs’ Table on First at 7.

Celebrity chef and author Maneet Chauhaun will join local chefs Antonio Campolio, Dan Theissen, Michael Kline and Jerry Meza preparing an six-course dinner with wine pairings. The limited seating dinner runs $125.

For the next day’s Feast, participants pay $50 and get 12 tokens, a souvenir plate and wine glass. The tokens can be exchanged for samples from the food vendors and wineries serving at the event. Wines can also be purchased at discounted rates for half and full cases.

Tickets to the event can be purchased at downtownwallawalla.com .

Participating eateries are: A Stones Throw Café, A Wine & A Prayer Barbecue + Catering, Aloha Sushi, Andrae’s Kitchen, Bright’s Candies, Cugini Italian Market, Frosted - A Cupcake Shop, Olive Markeplace & Café, South Fork Grill, T. Maccarone’s, The Bank & Grill Catering Co., The Marc and Wine Country Culinary Institute.

Beers from Dragon’s Gate Brewery and Mill Creek Brew Pub will be poured.

Participating wineries are: Amavi Cellars, Basel Cellars Estate Winery, Browne Cellars Estate Winery, Cadaretta, Canoe Ridge, Castillo de Feliciana, Charles Smith Winery, College Cellars, Cougar Crest Winery, DaMa Wines, Dunham Cellars, Dusted Valley/Boomtown, El Corazon, Foundry Vinyeards, Glencorrie Winery, Kontos Cellars, L’Ecole No 41, Lagona Cellars, Locati Cellars, Long Shadows Vintners, Northstar Winery, Otis Kenyon, Pepper Bridge Winery, Reininger Winery, Result of a Crush, Revelry Vintners, Sapolil Cellars, Seven Hills Winery, Spring Valley Vineyard, SYZYGY, Trust Cellars, Waterbrook Winery and Woodward Canyon.

Vicki Hillhouse can be reached at vickihillhouse@wwub.com or 526-8321.

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