Returning for a fifth year in 2023, the St. Francisville Food & Wine Festival Grand Tastings (Sunday, November 12) showcase the culinary culture of Mississippi and Louisiana with celebrated chefs serving delicious dishes, delivered alongside creative wine pairings, cocktail and spirit tastings, craft beers, and live entertainment in one of Louisiana’s most spectacular and historic outdoor locations.
New events for 2023 include seated wine dinners featuring visiting chefs on Friday, November 10 and Saturday, November 11, and a Sunday Festival Marketplace, offering elevated products for table, kitchen, and home.
Sunday Grand Tastings
Sunday, November 12
1 pm–5 pm general admission $125
noon–5 pm VIP/Early Bird admission $175
Chefs' Tasting Stations
25 celebrated chefs from all over Louisiana and Mississippi, offering small plate portions of signature dishes, served from tasting stations scattered throughout The Myrtles' beautiful grounds.
Creative Wine Pairings
Tastings of 40+ artisanal and small-batch wines, sourced from vineyards across the United States and internationally, and paired with featured chefs' dishes
Craft Beer & Brats Garden
Presented by Bank of St. Francisville
Featuring craft beers and ales from Mississippi and Louisiana brewers, curated by Pelican Craft Brands and paired with Oktoberfest-style Bratwurst sausages by Iverstine Farms Butchers
Capital City Tasting Experience
Presented by City Group Hospitality
Featuring chefs from City Pork, Rouj Creole, & Beausoleil Coastal Cuisine
Spirits Of The Myrtles Cocktail Tasting Courtyard
Presented by Paretti Jaguar/Land Rover
Tastings of craft spirits, liqueurs, and cocktails created by Louisiana & Mississippi distillers
Making Raving Fans Tasting Experience
Presented by the Making Raving Fans Hospitality Group
Featuring chefs from Juban's, Portobello's Grill, & SoLou
Zero Proof Alcohol-Free Bar
Presented by Pennington Biomedical Research Center
Country Roads People's Choice Tasting Experience
Presented by Williamson Eye Center
Celebrating the achievements of notable chefs featured in the pages of
Country Roads magazine
St. Francisville Saturday Night
presented by Visit Mississippi
Saturday, November 11, 5:30 pm–9 pm
An exuberant, seated dinner featuring a four-course Italian feast by Chef Chaz Lindsay of Pulito Osteria restaurant, Jackson, MS. Served under the stars at St. Francisville’s iconic Magnolia Café/3V Tourist Court. With a “get-ready-to-fest” after-party to follow with the Tyler Tisdale Band from Hattiesburg, MS, playing live on the Magnolia Café stage.