Attention all Foodies! Parx Casino®, in partnership with Visit Bucks County and Visit Philadelphia, is hosting a brand new food fest on Friday, May 17 and Saturday, May 18.
Local chefs, restaurants and breweries, plus acclaimed West Coast and international wineries, will celebrate a weekend filled with delicious food, fine wine and local brews. All festival proceeds will benefit Libertae, Inc. an addiction and recovery treatment center for women and their children throughout Pennsylvania.
Look for a celebrity guest appearance by Chef Marc Murphy. March Murphy is a world-renowned chef, restaurateur, and judge on The Food Network's hit TV show Chopped. Special guest Chef Marc Murphy will be joined by area notable chefs, including Executive Chef Frank Perko of Parx Casino®, Oliveto, Liberty Bell Gastropub, Parxgrill; Chef Tim Amoroso of Harvest Seasonal Grill & Wine Bar; Chef Joe Zhou of AZ Gourmet; Chef Rich Furino of Taphouse 23; and Chef Fabian Quiroes of King George II Inn.
Experience the wonderful cuisine that represents the best of Bucks County and the surrounding area. Don’t miss everything from tastings, judging, wine seminars and even celebrity chef cook-offs. Participating restaurants include Parxgrill, Oliveto, Liberty Bell Gastropub, Steam Pub, Nectar, Logan Inn, King George II Inn, Harvest Seasonal Grill & Wine Bar, The Common PHL and many others.
“We wanted to showcase the vibrant culinary talent in Bucks County,” said Yeghiche Manoukian, Executive Vice President of Parx Casino®. “When foodies in the area are looking for an upscale, quality dining experience there are many reasons to stay local, and skip going into the city. The local restaurant scene has grown significantly in the last few years, and we are proud to have our very own Oliveto and Liberty Bell Gastropub as part of that regional development. Our festival is the next evolution of Bucks County’s food and wine scene. Come hungry, as it will be a day of delicious offerings we won’t soon forget!”
Friday, May 17 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Where: Liberty Bell Burgers & Brews and Liberty Bell Gastropub
Tickets: $50 per person
Celebrity Chef Marc Murphy will host an evening of delicious gourmet sliders, heavy hors d’oeuvres, craft beer and a selection of Beam Suntory cocktails. Guests will also enjoy a live performance by Emily Drinker. After the festivities, Parx Beer Garden will host an after-party and official opening of the roof for the season.
Saturday, May 18 from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Where: Food & Wine Festival at the Xcite Center
Tickets: $75 per person
Guests will enjoy the best food tastings of Bucks County restaurants along with opulent wine selections from around the world and handcrafted specialty cocktails. Celebrity Chef Appearances & “Iron Chef” Style Showdowns with Wine Seminars with Master Winemakers, and much more! Live performance provided by The Quixote Project.
Weekend passes for both days of events are $110 per person.
For tickets and more about the Food & Wine Festival, visit www.parxcasino.com.