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Memphis Food & Wine Festival returns in October: Here's what to expect, how to get tickets

Jennifer Chandler

Memphis Food & Wine Festival will be Oct. 12 at Memphis Botanic Garden. (Photo: Memphis Food & Wine Festival)

More than 40 chefs and representatives from nearly 40 wineries will gather at The Live Garden at Memphis Botanic Garden on Oct. 12 for the third Memphis Food & Wine Festival.

"The Memphis Food and Wine Festival is a showcase of some of the finest chefs in Memphis — spiced with amazing regional and international chefs. The Memphis Food & Wine Festival basically reinforces Memphis not only as a culinary hot spot but truly a culinary destination. And it’s all topped off with homegrown Memphis music of course,” said Sherry Chimenti, the festival's director of marketing.

Almost 40 wineries will be sampling their wines at the 2019 Memphis Food & Wine Festival on Oct. 12. (Photo: Jay Adkins)

With FedEx as the presenting sponsor, Memphis Food & Wine Festival is bringing renowned chefs from around the world to Memphis to provide a tasting treat for festivalgoers.

Top Memphis chefs — including José Gutierrez of River Oaks, Wally Joe of Acre, Patrick Reilly of The Majestic Grille, Konrad Spitzbart of The Peabody Memphis and Zach Nicholson of Lucky Cat — will showcase their culinary creativity alongside visiting food superstars. Coming in from out of town will be chefs including Maitre Cuisinier de France Gérard Bertholon; Tory McPhail of Commander’s Palace in New Orleans; Frederic Morineau, executive chef at The Ritz-Carlton Grand Cayman; Jonathan Jerusalmy, executive chef and director of culinary at Sea Island Resort; and Deb Paquette from Etch and Etc. in Nashville.

Memphis chefs Jose Gutierrez of River Oaks, Wally Joe of Acre and Andrew Adams of Acre will be returning to Memphis Food & Wine Festival for the third year. (Photo: Memphis Food & Wine Festival)

Attendees will also be able to sample more than 150 wines from acclaimed vintners and wineries.

The “Best of Memphis” music for the evening features local acts such as Ghost Town Blues Band and Motel Mirrors featuring Amy LaVere and John Paul Keith. Brian “Breeze” Cayolle will play soulful jazz.

Over 40 chefs will be preparing their culinary specialties for the 2019 Memphis Food & Wine Festival. (Photo: Memphis Food & Wine Festival)

Proceeds from the event will benefit FedExFamilyHouse, a home away from home for out-of-town families with children receiving treatment at Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital. To date, Memphis Food & Wine Festival has donated more than $225,000 to FedExFamilyHouse.

Presale tickets go on sale Friday, June 7, at ticketmaster.com. Use code MFWF19.

Jennifer Chandler is the Food & Dining reporter at The Commercial Appeal. She can be reached at jennifer.chandler [at] commercialappeal [dot] com" target="_blank" data-track-label="inline|intext|n/a">jennifer.chandler [at] commercialappeal [dot] com and you can follow her on Twitter and Instagram at @cookwjennifer. 

If you go

Memphis Food & Wine Festival

When: 6-10 p.m. Oct. 12

Where: The Live Garden at Memphis Botanic Garden, 750 Cherry Road

Tickets: Individual tickets are $200 per person. Reserved tables of eight are $2,000. Reserved table seats (minimum 2 tickets) are $250 per ticket.

Online:memphisfoodandwinefestival.org