West Alabama Food and Wine Festival returns next week

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By WVUA 23 Digital Reporter Kyrsten Eller

The West Alabama Food and Wine Festival returns to the Tuscaloosa River Market for an evening of food and spirits on Thursday, April 7 at 5:30 p.m.

Participants include 23 restaurants and food vendors, three wine vendors, four beer vendors and Alabama’s Clyde May’s whiskey. Patrons can look forward to high-quality food and wine served up alongside live music by Chase Evans.

The event is benefitting the West Alabama Food Bank.

“We are delighted to be selected as the beneficiary of the festival,” said WAFB Executive Director Jean Rykaczewski in a statement. “Not only do we receive much-needed funds to help distribute food throughout West Alabama, but we also have the opportunity to introduce our mission and show what services we provide to this large audience.”

The event includes a wine pull sponsored by The Wine Market, a raffle for a private chef-catered dinner by Chef Alison Hudnall of Cleaver and Clove and a toast to the renaming of the “Best in Show” award in memory of Bill Buchanan.

Guests can purchase a ticket to the wine pull for $20 at the event. Retail on each bottle will range from $20-100.

For a $25 donation to Fullers Fund, a person can enter the raffle to win the five-course dinner that will be prepared by a private chef. The winner will be able to select the menu items and raffle donations will go directly to the fund.

For VIP ticket holders, a private tent with furnishing and seating is included along with a private wine bar and a charcuterie display by Sweet Olive Eats.

Tickets are $50 for General Admission and $75 for VIP.

Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased here.

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