Cincinnati Food + Wine Classic: New event aims to celebrate Cincinnati's thriving foodie scene

To be held Sept. 12-13 in Washington Park

Attention Tri-State foodies: Donna Covrett and Courtney Tsitouris have cooked up a new event to please your palates.

Their inaugural Cincinnati Food + Wine Classic is designed to celebrate Greater Cincinnati's thriving food, wine and brewing scene. It will take place Sept. 12-13 in Over-the-Rhine's Washington Park and feature grand tastings, chef competitions, culinary demonstrations, panel discussions and VIP after-parties at downtown venues.

In other words, this isn't another Taste of Cincinnati.

"Greater Cincinnati already has food events. We were very conscious of that," said Covrett, the former food editor of Cincinnati Magazine who is partners with Tsitouris in the media company City Stories. "We've been very conscious of how we wanted to create something different."

Tickets will go on sale July 1 at

Insiders can read more about the event, the chefs involved and the national personalities who will be here to judge one of the culinary competitions and what others say this festival could mean for the region.


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