YOUR VISIT

Our festival provides guests with unique experiences and loads of opportunities. With so many events and activities happening, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. In this section you’ll find everything that you need to know so you can make the most out of your visit. Get in touch if you would like to contribute your tips or for more information.

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CHEERS!

We want you to enjoy our Festival and make the most of your time by focusing on exploring and having fun. This is your opportunity to TASTE! and learn from a variety of winemakers and distillers from around the world.

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CULINARY SAMPLES

We’re thrilled about welcoming you to Philadelphia 2022 TASTE! Festival of Food, wine, spirits and more, and determined to make it the most engaging, inspiring - and fun event for you and the community. Delicious bites from the area's top restaurants, chefs and caterers. This is a GRAND TASTING!

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ENTERTAINMENT

DJ PHILATRINI:

Hailing from the land of Steelpan and Calypso, Trinidad & Tobago, and also representing the city for which he has much love, DJ PHILATRINI brings the vibes infused with Caribbean, RnB, House and Afro Beat flavors. He will be rocking out with us Friday 6pm-10pm.

Chef Ben Robinson FAQ 

What time is Ben Robinson's on-stage demo?

Ben's demo is at 1:00pm. If you have a ticket for this, we recommend getting to the festival by 11:30 at the latest to ensure you are scanned in and have plenty of time to enjoy the festival and find a seat at the demo stage. 

What will he be cooking on-stage?

General FAQ

Know Before You Go

WHAT IS INCLUDED IN MY TICKET

Your ticket grants you access to enjoy all food samples/ Wine, spirits and beer tastings. Wine glass/ shopping bag, and the majority of culinary demos. Cheers and Enjoy!

SHOULD I EAT PRIOR TO ARRIVAL?

Yes. We suggest eating a meal before the event. Keep in mind this is a tasting event, therefore all food is sample-sized. There is also a lot of alcohol at this event so eating a full meal is very important. 

ARE GROUP SALES AVAILABLE

Yes, this is the perfect opportunity to celebrate bachlor and bachloretter parties, Birthdays and work team events. Bring your group of 10 or more and receive a discounted rate. To book your group please email Tickets@gourmetshows.com

DIETARY RESTRICTIONS

We cannot accommodate or guarantee that participating chefs and restaurants will prepare dishes without common allergens, including nuts, dairy, gluten, etc.

WHAT IS PHILLY TASTE! REFUND POLICY

All ticket sales are final. We do not offer refunds or exchanges. Tickets are transferable and make great gifts.

HEALTH AND SAFETY

The health and safety of our attendees and participants is our number one priority. We are in close contact with local and state officials and continue to closely monitor and adhere to laws, regulations and executive orders as they are implemented across the events industry.

Can I bring my children to the event?

This is grown up time and a busy event. ALL attendees mut be at least 21 years of age. 

How can I avoid waiting in long lines?

Due to the high volumes of attendees entering at once, there is no way to completely beat the line. However, we do have a few suggestions. If you purchased from a third-party ticket seller, please make sure your ticket is converted to EventBrite. This is extremely important as EventBrite offers the fastest technology for ticket scanning. If your ticket has not been converted, you will be directed to a different line so that converted ticket holders are not slowed down. The casino WiFi can be very spotty, so please have your EventBrite Ticket loaded in your Apple Wallet or printed and have valid ID in hand. 

Pro Tip: Once you have entered the festival, start from the back. Most of our attendees are so mesmerized by the front that they begin there. OG Taste fans know that starting from the back and working your way up to the front is the move. 

Kurt Russell Bottle Signing FAQ

How many bottles can I purchase?

In order to accommodate as many fans and wine enthusiasts as possible, there is a two bottle GoGi Wine maximum per person. For all other bottles, you are free to load up your liquor cabinets with as many as you can carry from our on-site store.

Can I take a picture with him? How many?

Yes! Mr. Russell would be happy to take a photo with you. Only one photo per person, so make sure to check your pearly whites for GoGi Pinot Noir stains while waiting in line.

Will he sign my movie poster or my baby?

Mr. Russell will only be signing bottles of wine. No additional merchandise will be allowed. He also, unfortunately, cannot sign your baby/child because you must be 21 or over to attend the event.

If I purchased pairing ticket, will I have enough time after to get in line for the bottle signing?

If you purchased a pairing ticket, please enter "VIP bottle purchase line" immediately after the pairing.

Can I purchase a bottle of GoGi Wine prior to the event and bring it in to be signed?

No. In accordance with casino and TASTE! policies, no outside food or beverages are permitted.

Oh no! It says the pairing is sold out! Can I still get a bottle signed? 

The pairing is sold out, but you can still get a bottle signed. However, the bottles will likely sell out and are first come first. So get in line quickly upon entry. 

Does general admission ticket guarantee me a bottle?

No. Your ticket is for the enjoyment of the festival, it does not guarantee you a signed bottle. The bottle signing is a first come, first serve basis. LIMITED AVAILABILITY.

Oh no! The demo tickets are sold out but I really wanted to meet my favorite Bravo-lebrity/ world-renowned chef!!!!

Do not worry! Although you will not be able to sample his delicious food, you will still be able to see him on-stage from our standing room section. You can also still meet the lovely Chef Ben! The meet & greet is open to everyone with a Saturday general admission ticket. General Admission tickets are still available here 

When will the meet & greets take place?

During the Saturday 11:00-3:00 session, the meet and greet will take place following his demonstration. 

During the Saturday 4:00-8:00 session, the meet and greet will take place from approximately 4:15-5:15

Where is the meet & greet?

Chef Ben will have a signing table set up right by the demo stage. Someone from the TASTE! family will be happy to direct you there. 

Can I get a photo with him? 

Yes! Chef Ben is happy to take a photo with you. In order to keep the line moving and to accommodate everyone, only one photo per person.

What will he be signing?

Chef Ben will be signing and selling his professional photos, bandanas, and aprons. You will also have early access to pre-order his new line of hot sauces and knives right from his booth. 

Will he sign my baby? 

No, you must be 21 or older to attend. 

Whole red snapper filetted, cleaned and diced Peruvian style ceviche citrus cured, onion, fresno, chilled medallion sweet potato and torched blockette of salmon with ponzu dashi broth. Paired with a "Dirty Devil" Spicy Vodka Margarita.