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JW Marriott Hotels & Resorts and FOOD & WINE are thrilled to announce that tickets to the inaugural Venice Food inaugural Venice Food & Wine Festival will be available to the general public starting 2/12/18. Hosted by the extraordinary JW Marriott Venice Resort & Spa along with FOOD & WINE Editor-in-Chief Hunter Lewis, the highly-anticipated Venice Food & Wine Festival will take place from May 3-6. Ticket-holders will join celebrity chefs, renowned winemakers, and epicurean insiders for a spectacular three-day weekend showcasing the finest Italian cuisines, wines, and spirits, with a focus on local Veneto traditions and the magnetism of the Venetian islands.

Venice Food & Wine will bring together some of the most well-respected names in Italian cuisine for three incredible days of cooking demonstrations, wine tastings, and culinary experiences. Guests will have personal access to internationally-celebrated chefs and wine and spirits experts.

JW Marriott Venice Resort & Spa will feature enriching on-property experiences including: an Italian-themed market on the Main Lawn; ‘Bocce & Bubbles’ tournament at the Villa; ‘Michelin-Starred Masters’ dinner party; ‘Curds & Whey’ ricotta-making demonstration; ‘Grown in Veneto’ farm-to-fork dinner; ‘Summertime Risotto & Spritz’demonstration; ‘The Invention of Italian Cocktails,’ mastering the art of making the perfect cocktail; and interactive cooking demonstrations led by notable culinary personalities at Sapori Cooking Academy.

“We are excited to give food and wine and spirits aficionados the opportunity to experience the rich history and splendor of JW Marriott Venice through our exclusive partnership with FOOD & WINE,” said Mitzi Gaskins, Global Brand Leader, JW Marriott Hotels & Resorts and The Luxury Collection. “Venice Food & Wine will highlight internationally-acclaimed chefs and culinary talents who have played a key role in defining modern Italian cuisine, with a magical city as the backdrop.”

“At Food & Wine, we are all about enjoying life’s greatest pleasures — food, wine, cocktails, travel, culture — which is what the inaugural Venice Food & Wine Festival is all about,” said Hunter Lewis, Editor in Chief of FOOD & WINE. “With its extraordinary location and culinary legacy, JW Marriott Venice is the ideal place to bring this event to life”.”

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