Newark's annual Wine and Dine Downtown event, featuring food and wine from local restaurants, will be held from 1-9 p.m., Saturday, April 5.

April 5: Wine and Dine Downtown

Newark restaurants to participate in annual Wine and Dine Downtown

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12:43 p.m., March 25, 2014--Newark’s annual Wine and Dine Downtown event, featuring food and wine from local restaurants, will be held from 1-9 p.m., Saturday, April 5.

The event promises a culinary and wine extravaganza featuring a dazzling array of tasty delights prepared by the chefs of downtown restaurants complemented by fine wines from around the world. 

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Fifteen of downtown’s restaurants have selected wines to feature and created menus to showcase their culinary abilities.

Restaurant-wine pairings will offer a $2 per two-ounce taste of wine with some restaurants offering premium tastings and flights at varying prices.

Event hours have been extended this year in order to accommodate those who may enjoy participating for lunch or dinner, and visitors to downtown Newark will enjoy free parking for the event.

The atmosphere is perfect for strolling, tasting, shopping, and dining with friends as there are lots of wineries, restaurants, and unique shops closely situated.

The first 2,000 attendees will receive a complimentary commemorative wine tasting glass and wine pouch.

Participating restaurants include Ali Baba Mediterranean, Caffe Gelato, Catherine Rooney’s, Café Ole, Cosi, Deer Park Tavern, Grotto Pizza, Home Grown Café, Iron Hill Brewery, Kildare’s Irish Pub, Klondike Kate’s, Pat’s Pizzeria, Saigon Restaurant, Santa Fe Mexican Grill and Taverna.

This event is made possible through generous sponsorships by the Downtown Newark Partnership, of which the University of Delaware is a member, United Distributors of Delaware, M&T Bank, Matt Slap Subaru and TD Bank.

No tickets are required. Participants can pick up a glass at any participating restaurant and pay as they go. Attendees must be at least 21 years of age with proper ID to participate in wine tastings.

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