Monday, February 3, 2014 , Updated 12:40 p.m., March 5, 2014
Bye Taste Addison, hello Fork & Cork
The new food festival in Addison will be significantly pricier. Its target audience is people who want to learn from and interact with local chefs.
ADDISON The more than 20-year-old tradition of Taste Addison got the knife this year, as a new festival called Fork & Cork will officially take its place. Fork & Cork is a two-day event designed for foodies.
At the inaugural fest May 16 and 17 at Addison Circle Park, attendees can sample local beer and take cooking classes, for instance.
"It's a much more interactive event," said Barbara Kovacevich, Addison special events director. "We'll have wineries out here, craft breweries, art vendors. I think the park itself will be much cooler."
The new, chef-driven focus comes with a much higher price tag.
In 2013, for instance, a ticket for adults at Taste Addison could cost $15. At the new Fork & Cork, VIP tickets on Saturday are $100; tickets to a Friday night party are $65; and general admission tickets on Saturday are $35.
Those $35 tickets include seeing Texas country singer Pat Green Saturday, though hungry attendees will pay $1 to $5 extra for food samples. Some free samples will be available in the grand tasting tent on Saturday also, said Kovacevich.
Also slated for an appearance Friday and Saturday is chef Marcus Samuelsson, who is now a judge on the ABC food reality show The Taste. Only VIP ticketholders can attend his demo on Saturday.
A list of local chefs participating in Fork & Cork wasn't yet available.
[UPDATE: Tickets went on sale March 1.]
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