JW Marriott Hotels & Resorts and Food & Wine Magazine kick off

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JW Marriott Hotels & Resorts and Food & Wine Magazine kick off

FOOD & WINE’S First European Festival kicks off today at JW Marriott Venice Resort & Spa from May 3-6, 2018

JW Marriott Hotels & Resorts and Food & Wine kick off the inaugural Venice Food & Wine Festival, which will take place at JW Marriott Venice Resort & Spa from May 3-6. Hosted by FOOD & WINE Editor-in-Chief Hunter Lewis, the festival will join celebrity chefs, renowned winemakers, and epicurean insiders for a spectacular three-day weekend showcasing the finest Italian cuisines, wines, and spirits, with a focus on local Veneto traditions and the magnetism of the Venetian islands.

Guests will have personal access to internationally-celebrated chefs and wine and spirits experts including:

  • Michelin-starred Chef Giancarlo Perbellini and Chef Federico Belluco of JW Marriott Venice Resort & Spa’s Michelin-starred
  • Dopolavoro restaurant
  • James Beard Award-winning celebrity Chef, Author, Restaurateur and 2004 FOOD & WINE Best New Chef Scott Conant
  • Michelin-starred Chef and Owner of Lilia Missy Robbins
  • Food Artist, Baker and Owner of Flour Shop Amirah Kassem
  • 2002 FOOD & WINE Best New Chef and James Beard Award-winning Chef and Restaurateur Fabio Trabocchi
  • James Beard Award-winning Chef Jonathan Waxman
  • Chef and Food Stylist Camille Becerra
  • James Beard Award-winning Chef Melissa Kelly
  • Award-winning Italian Chef Caterina Ceraudo
  • Co-Owner and Beverage Director of Spirited Award-winning 2017 Best American Cocktail Bar Columbia Room and 2016 FOOD
  • & WINE Best New Mixologist JP Fetherston
  • Wine Expert Anthony Giglio
  • FOOD & WINE’s Executive Wine Editor Ray Isle
  • FOOD & WINE’s Editor-in-Chief Hunter Lewis

Culinary legends such as Chef Missy Robbins from Michelin-starred A Voce restaurants, Food Artist, Baker and Owner of Flour Shop Amirah Kassem, and Chef and Food Stylist Camille Becerra, have also joined the impressive roster of celebrated and established epicureans. There will also be a special performance by multi-award-winning singer and songwriter Emeli Sandé, who will headline the festival’s grand finale concert.

With leading sponsors such as illy caffè, Barilla, San Pellegrino, Aromatherapy Associates and Electrolux, Venice Food & Wine will feature enriching gastronomic experiences including: ‘Mercado di Rialto,’ a market-themed lunch with live music and lawn games; ‘The Feed,’ a lunch experience inclusive of Instagram and photography tips; ‘Saluti After Dark,’ a daily after hours party with crafted cocktails accompanied by whimsical Flour Shop treats and live music at Rose Bar; ‘Bocce & Bubbles’ tournament and al fresco lunch at the Villa; ‘Michelin-Starred Masters’ dinner party; ‘Curds & Whey’ ricotta-making demonstration; ‘Grown in Veneto’ farm-to-fork dinner; ‘Summertime Risotto & Spritz’ demonstration; ‘The Invention of Italian Cocktails,’ mastering the art of making the perfect cocktail; and interactive culinary workshops led by notable culinary personalities at Sapori Cooking Academy.

“Venice Food & Wine’s newest talent additions will bring an exciting dynamic to our distinguished roster of culinary figures. We are thrilled to showcase the craft of these internationally-acclaimed personalities so all of the festival attendees can experience The JW Treatment,” said Mitzi Gaskins, Global Brand Leader, JW Marriott. “Through JW Marriott’s exclusive partnership with FOOD & WINE, the festival will highlight modern Italian cuisine with the magical JW Marriott Venice Resort & Spa as the backdrop.”

Culinary is one of the main passion points for JW Marriott, and the Venice Food & Wine is another exciting example of how the luxury brand delivers enriching culinary experiences. This event follows the recent Taste of JW culinary festival, which showcased JW Marriott chef talents from across Asia-Pacific, culminating in a two-day food festival held at the JW Marriott Singapore South Beach (March 24-25). Subsequent Taste of JW events are planned to roll out in China, Korea and India later this year and through to early 2019.

Tickets to the Venice Food & Wine Festival are available online and can be purchased by visiting www.jwvenicefoodandwine.com. JW Marriott would also like to thank additional sponsors including Agroittica, Domori, Ferrari, Steelite International, and Umana along with our many festival participants. “MILUX Food & Beverage is extremely excited to showcase the culinary and beverage talent of the company during this spectacular three-day festival at the JW Marriott Venice Resort & Spa,” said David Murphy, Global Vice President, Food & Beverage Design & Development MILUX.

About JW Marriott

JW Marriott is part of Marriott International’s luxury portfolio and consists of beautiful properties and distinctive resort locations around the world. These elegant hotels cater to sophisticated, self-assured travelers seeking The JW Treatment™ – the brand’s philosophy that true luxury is created by people who are passionate about what they do. JW hotels offer crafted experiences that bring to life the brand’s commitment to highly choreographed, anticipatory service and modern residential design, allowing guests to pursue their passions and leave even more fulfilled than when they arrived. Today there are nearly 80 JW Marriott hotels in over 25 countries and territories. JW Marriott is proud to participate in the industry’s award-winning loyalty program, Marriott Rewards® which includes The Ritz-Carlton Rewards®. Members can now link accounts with Starwood Preferred Guest® at members.marriott.com for instant elite status matching and unlimited points transfer. Visit JW Marriott online, and on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.


FOOD & WINE is the ultimate authority on the best of what’s new in food, drink, travel, design and entertaining. FOOD & WINE has an extensive social media following on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, Tumblr and Snapchat. FOOD & WINE includes a monthly magazine in print and digital; a website, foodandwine.com; a books division; plus newsletters, clubs, events, dinnerware, cookware and a restaurant partnership, Chefs Club by FOOD & WINE. At Food & Wine, we inspire and empower our wine and food obsessed community to eat, drink, entertain, and travel better—every day and everywhere.


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