Supporting Frankie Lemmon School & Developmental Center.
Triangle Wine & Food Experience is North Carolina’s premiere wine and food event. Held annually on the first weekend in February, chefs, restaurants, wineries, and spirit brands from all over the world participate in an unmissable three-day affair that includes lavish dinners and curated tastings that culminates in a grand auction. From its humble inception 30 years ago, the Triangle Wine & Food Experience has grown to become one of the leading charity wine auctions in the nation, with all proceeds benefiting the Frankie Lemmon School & Developmental Center.
HERE, WE, GO! By popular demand, ALAN & EVELYN HUGHES, STEVE REYNOLDS, PAX MAHLE, and JAKE WOOD are getting everyone back together to celebrate MILBURNIE 3.0 on MAY 18TH, 2023! There is something undeniably special happening around these incredibly good people. It’s almost ethereal. You can’t quite put your finger on it, but we’re surely grateful for it! The modest charm of Milburnie Fishing Club, Alan & Evelyn’s southern hospitality, Steve’s allAmerican wholesomeness, Pax’s roguish charm, and Jake’s infectious enthusiasm melds into something that is so much more than the sum of its parts. Personalities aside, the product is equally enthralling. Large format selections from REYNOLDS FAMILY WINERY & PAX WINES, a spread from LAWRENCE BARBECUE so substantial it could almost be considered flagrant, live music, cold beer, rare bourbons…it’s no wonder this annual tradition is one of the most highly anticipated events of the year!
JOE PATTERSON and ‘COCKTAILS WITH KELLIE’ FALK are inviting you to a tequila tasting and dinner from the comfort of their own home. Join WILLIAM & COMPANY & LA VELADORA’S owner and mixologist, LILY BALLANCE, as she shares her passion for agave. William & Company boasts one of the state’s most impressive Latin American spirits list, while La Veladora serves over 80 impossible-to-find varietals of mezcal, tequilas and obscure agave spirits. Lily will teach everyone about the process behind creating agave spirits, from planting to growing to distilling and use a whole host of indigenous Mexican ingredients, showcasing their medicinal benefits. To accompany these magical mixes and spirits, indulge in the culinary genius of OSCAR DIAZ. Owner of CORTEZ SEAFOOD & COCKTAIL, Oscar is a James Beard nominee, putting his experiences, travels and tastes together to bring his culture and cuisine to Raleigh.
PAX MAHLE, ANTHONY GUERRA, and BRIAN & ELIZA are ready to party AL FRESCO! What’s more northern California than wine tasting on the terrace? Hangout with Brian & Eliza as they host a wine-soaked late afternoon (into evening) slinging pizza by the pool. Pax is going to take everyone back in time to the year 2000 (his very first vintage!), guiding guests through a RETROSPECTIVE of PAX LIBRARY WINES spanning two decades. For anyone who doesn’t know Anthony, you’ve surely had his pizza! Not unlike wine, for Anthony, pizza is a way of life. Owner of OAKWOOD PIZZA BOX, he pays tribute to the same style of pizza he grew up eating on Friday nights in Long Island. From Michelin 3 stars to inner tube floats…Dip your toes in the water! Party with Pax and Anthony poolside. Don’t forget your bathing suits and towels. Nighttime swimming is the best!
Whether you want to sample dozens of the world’s best wines, eat food prepared by the brightest culinary stars, or bid on incredible auction lots of un-gettable wines and unforgettable experiences, the Main Event is for you!
We cannot succeed alone. Without our sponsors, our important work couldn’t continue. What they do in support of this event makes an immense difference in the lives of the children and families we serve, on behalf of them, as well as everyone associated with this event, please accept our sincerest appreciation.
Since its founding, TWFE has existed for the sole purpose of supporting the Frankie Lemmon School & Developmental Center, a NAEYC accredited, 5-star child development center that welcomes children ages 2-6 with and without disabilities. With the funds and awareness TWFE raises, Frankie Lemmon is able to provide inclusive classrooms, life changing therapies, and experiential offerings, giving all children a sense of belonging, friendships, and an opportunity to reach their full potential.
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