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PURCHASE TICKETS

Presented by:
Greater Birmingham Convention & Visitors Bureau
Kinetic Communications

We hope to see you this spring as we toast C&C’s 25th year milestone and continue its mission of spotlighting local restaurants, chefs, caterers, wine, craft beer, spirits, cocktails, and tasting seminars alongside great art from the state, region, and around the country.

As part of C&C’s silver anniversary, we look forward to honoring the Birmingham Chapter of Les Dames d’ Escoffier International, a diverse professional organization of women leaders in food, beverage and hospitality whose mission is education, advocacy, mentoring and philanthropy.

C&C TICKET INCLUDES: a 15 oz stemless 25th annual commemorative wine glass, One (1) Plate @ each Culinary Tasting Table (4-6 features each day), Unlimited Wine & Beer Sampling, Cocktail tastes from each Participating Bar, access to one (1) of the seated tasting seminars (limited seating, sign up at the event), plus Admission to Magic City Art Connection.

FEATURED RESTAURANTS & CHEFS (to date)

Saturday, April 23

EastWest, Owner Colby Conklin
EATS Highland, Chef Wendy Cruse
Sol y Luna, Chef Jorge Castro (Les Dames D’Escoffier International Birmingham Chapter Member)
Watkins Branch, Chef Alexander Johnson
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Special Combo Table Featuring members of the Birmingham Chapter of Les Dames D’Escoffier International:
Homewood Gourmet, Owners Chris & Laura Zapalowski
The Greek Kouzina, Fanoula Gulas
Sorelle, Joy Smith

Sunday, April 24

Chez Lulu / Continental Bakery, Chef Carole Griffin
El Barrio Restaurante y Bar, Chef Neville Baay
Ocean, Chef George Reis
Pizza Grace, Chef Ryan Westover
Southern Graze, Chef Maureen Holt (Les Dames D’Escoffier International Birmingham Chapter Member)

FEATURED POP UP COCKTAIL BARS (to date)

Juniperpresented by Fords Gin & Old Forester
Paper Dollpresented by Camarena Tequila
Queen’s Park – presented by Ketel One

BREWS BY THESE LOCAL & ALABAMA BREWERIES & DISTRIBUTORS

Ghost Train Brewing Company
Trim Tab Brewing Company

Alabev is presenting:
Avondale Brewing Company
Druid City Brewing Company 
Fractal Brewing Project
Good People Brewing Company
Salty Nut Brewery
Straight to Ale
Yellowhammer Brewing Company

WINES DISTRIBUTED BY

Alabev
International Wines & Craft Beer
Vineyard Brands

TASTING SEMINARS
Limited Seating. Sign up at the Festival.

SESSION 1: Saturday, April 23rd, 12:00pm- 12:30pm
Chefs Tyler & Jennifer Lyne, Tasting TBL Reservation Only Supper Club
“Molecular Gastronomy”

SESSION 1: Saturday, April 23rd, 1:00pm- 1:30pm
Chef Susan Notter, Elizabeth Moore Chocolates
(Les Dames D’Escoffier International Birmingham Chapter Member)
“Chocolate and ganache tasting featuring single origins”

SESSION 2: Saturday, April 23rd, 2:30pm- 3:00pm
James Joseph, Old Forester
“Old Fashion? Old Forester!”

SESSION 2: Saturday, April 23rd, 3:30pm- 4:00pm
Stephen Humphreys, Athens Imports
“Vintage Wines”

SESSION 3: Sunday, April 24th, 12:00pm- 12:30pm
Steva Casey, Tiki by the Sea, Lou’s Pub
“Fresh for the Derby: Mint Julep featuring George Dickel 8 year Bourbon”

SESSION 3: Sunday, April 24th, 1:00pm- 1:30pm
Chef Susan Notter, Elizabeth Moore Chocolates
(Les Dames D’Escoffier International Birmingham Chapter Member)
“Chocolate and ganache tasting featuring single origins”

SESSION 4: Sunday, April 24th, 2:30pm- 3:00pm
James Joseph, Old Forester
“A Taste through History” bourbon whiskey tasting

SESSION 4: Sunday April 24th, 3:30pm- 4:00pm
Stephen Humphreys, Athens Imports
“Vintage Wines”

Proceeds Benefit:
MCAC is a 501c3 non-profit festival and sole recipient of all funds received through grants, donations, fees, ticket revenues and in-kind support. Corks & Chefs profits help support Imagination Festival, which serves 3rd & 4th grade students from visiting schools on Friday plus families and children over the 3 day weekend through interactive workshops and art experiences that engage their creativity, imaginations, and cognitive skills.

Don’t miss out on this wonderful event celebrating its 25th year at the Festival. Grab your tickets today!

Corks & Chefs over the last 24 years: