The 2022 Columbia Food and Wine Festival runs March 30-April 3 and includes venues from Elgin to Lexington.
The event begins on Wednesday, March 30th with dinner at Ratio at 566 Spears Creek Church Road in Elgin. The curated meal includes dishes from Ratio, Black Rooster, and Boca Grande, and tickets also include specialty cocktails and wine pairings with each course.
Mixer on Main will be on view at the Columbia Museum of Art’s Boyd Plaza on Thursday. The event will feature a cocktail competition between Main Street bartenders with small bites offered by neighboring restaurants.
Dinner on the Green will be held Friday at the Boyd Foundation Horticultural Center at 1615 Blanding St. in Columbia. The new center at the Hampton-Preston Mansion serves as the backdrop for cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, followed by a four-course meal featuring ingredients influenced by the horticultural center and sourced fresh from SC farms.
Several events will be held on Saturday, beginning with a children’s cooking class at the EdVenture Children’s Museum at 10:00 am, taught by local chefs for children under 10 years old. Sushi & Sake introduces attendees to sushi-making techniques at M Space at 530 Lady St., with Miyo’s chefs preparing Asian cuisine with wine and sake. At 1:00 PM, a Flights & Bites brewery bus tour departs from Steel Hands Brewing and continues to River Rat, Columbia Craft and Savage Craft. And at 4:00 p.m., the events move to Lexington for a Main Street walking tour, beginning at the Icehouse Pavilion.
The festival concludes on Sunday with a finale at Robert Mills House at 1616 Blanding St. featuring more than 40 local food and drink vendors.
Tickets for the festival, presented by Certified South Carolina, are available online at columbiafoodandwinefestival.com. Safety precautions include tents with two meters apart, as well as disposable masks and hand sanitizer, and guests are encouraged to wear face coverings.
Reach Melinda Waldrop at 803-726-7542.