Join us from Aug. 18 to 23 for a week-long food festival. Food lovers will gather for a festival featuring great food and craft beverages. Bestor Plaza will again come alive with a diverse array food and drinks prepared by the best regional restaurants, farms, wineries and breweries.

 

Explore from the full breadth of Chautauqua programming this week, themed "Exploring Race and Culture in America with Wynton Marsalis and Jazz at Lincoln Center."

 

Bestor Plaza Food Festival Hours
Sunday, Aug. 18:
Noon–4 p.m.
Aug. 19–23: Noon–2 p.m. and 4–8 p.m.

 

Daily Food Festival Schedule

 

Sunday, August 18
12-4 p.m. | Bavarian Garden in Bestor and the Ultimate Wine and Beer Tasting 

Sip the best wine, beer and spirits from the region while you enjoy great food and company. With the purchase of a tasting ticket, you will receive a souvenir glass to sample the hand-crafted wines, craft beer and artisanal beverages vendors have to offer as well as a tasting sheet so you can make notations and decide what you want to purchase to enjoy at home. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased by calling 716-357-6250.

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Carnegie Science Center:

1-3 p.m. | Frozen S’Mores

Heirloom Restaurant at the Athenaeum Hotel: Food Festival dinner with a five-course tasting menu with wine pairings featuring Chef Ross Warhol, executive chef of Oliver's Restaurant in Buffalo, New York, 5:30 p.m.  $99 per person • Make Reservation or call 716-357-5005View Menu


Monday, August 19

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Tuesday, August 20

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Wednesday, August 21

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Athenaeum Hotel Parlor: Murder Mystery Cocktail Hour 

3:30–5 p.m. | Athenaeum Hotel Parlor • Register today
Ever watch a crime drama like CSI or SVU and think you'd like to try your hand at forensic investigation? Join the Carnegie Science Center in the Athenaeum Hotel Parlor on Wednesday, Aug. 21 for an immersive experience, Murder Mystery Cocktail Hour. A fun afternoon at Carnegie Science Center ends abruptly when Harry turns up dead in the theater. But whodunnit? Louise, his lady love; Vince, a blackmail victim; Wendell, a jealous weasel; or Thelma, a woman scorned? Interact with the suspects and victim during cocktails and hors d'oeuvres, then gather clues and test the evidence to determine who had the opportunity, means and motive for murder!


Thursday, August 22

Heirloom Restaurant at the Athenaeum Hotel: Food Festival dinner with a five-course tasting menu with wine pairings featuring Heirloom's executive chefs Edward Work, 5:30 p.m.  $99 per person• Make Reservation or call 716-357-5005 View Menu

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Friday, August 23

Heirloom Restaurant at the Athenaeum Hotel: Food Festival dinner with a five-course tasting menu with wine pairings featuring President Cottage chef Ben Shropshire, 5:30 p.m.  $99 per person• Make Reservation or call 716-357-5005 View Menu

Vendor Menu for August 23


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Carnegie Science Center:

4-6 p.m. | Liquid Nitrogen Slushies