Tickets on sale for Pearland Wine & Food Festival

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By KAROLYN GEPHART

Tickets are on sale for the 6th Annual Pearland Wine & Food Festival Saturday, Aug. 26 from noon to 8 p.m. at the Pearland Town Center, located at 11200 Broadway Street.

Dionisio Premium Wines, the hosting winemaker for this year’s festival, is pleased to announce that the festival will feature multiple local Texas Wineries, local food vendors and 30+ additional craft and specialty item vendors for shopping.

This year, the event will feature a chef’s corner and bring in celebrated chefs to conduct food & wine recipes and pairings.

Chef Francesco Casetta originally from Florence, Italy will be on hand to recreate tantalizing dishes from Italy Casetta is a world decorated chef, who has been commissioned to create meals for dignitaries as well as celebrities such as Sting, Carlos Santana and Bruce Springsteen.

Casetta was formerly with Italy’s Del’Pescatore Restaurant of three Michelin fame as well as Florence’s L’Incontro at Hotel Savoy. Currently, he resides in Houston with his business, Casetta Catering, with his wife, Rebekah.

This year, a portion of all ticket sales will benefit Yellow Up, a 501(C)(3) not-for-profit organization whose mission is to provide financial aid, emotional or physical needs to youth cancer warriors and their families.

Tickets available on Eventbrite now at $30 pre-sale/ $35 at the event.

This year, the festival will also feature a VIP experience ticket $100 early bird pre-sale/$150 at the event, which includes a lounge, wine, small bites and a dessert island.

“We are looking forward to another wonderful wine festival & invite everyone to spend the weekend in Pearland to enjoy all that the city has to offer,” Dionisio Winery owner Jimmy Aranda said. “We are so thrilled to bring the flavors of the world to this year’s festival and we are also looking forward to giving back to a good cause, Yellow-up.”

For details, go to dionisiowinery.com.

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