5 Food Festivals to Visit This March

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Food-lovers, mark your calendars: From Relais & Chateâux’s second annual Gourmetfest to Charleston Wine + Food, March will keep you busy.

Charleston Wine + Food is taking place from March 4–8 with an all-star line-up of celebrity chef talent, including the likes of Andy Ricker, Jonathan Benno, Kelly English, Gabrielle Hamilton, Hugh Acheson, Linton Hopkins, and Vivian Howard, who will host tastings and demos. Also on offer: live music, formal dinners, and, of course, after parties. From $40; 1 Cool Blow St.; 843-727-9998.

The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs will host their first Taste & Savor event from March 5–8. Talent in attendance includes Jessica Koslow of Sqirl, Tales of the Cocktail’s 2014 American Bartender of the Year Sean Kenyon, Master Sommelier Doug Frost, Michelin three-star chef Curtis Duffy of Grace, and others. From $7501 Lake Ave.; 719-623-5112. 

Relais & Chateâux will host its second annual Gourmetfest at L’Auberge Carmel from March 5–8. The four day festival will feature an impressive roster of chefs from around the world—including Diego Muñoz, Lanshu Chen, and Gary Danko—as well as several local and international wine estates. Don’t miss the Rarities dinner on Friday March 6 ($5,500); if you can’t make the trek, you can still participate in the online charity auction (proceeds to benefit the Cystic Fibrosis FoundationRancho Cielo, and more) through March 15. From $175; Monte Verde St. at Seventh Ave.; 831-622-5909.

The All-Star Chef Classic is coming back to Los Angeles from March 11–14 with a powerhouse lineup of international chefs, including Daniel Patterson, Suzanne Goin, Jenn Louis, Zoe Nathan, Wylie Dufresne, Dominique Crenn, and Jonathan Waxman. They’ll be throwing down at a fabricated “Restaurant Stadium” at downtown’s L.A. Live, complete with the arena seating, lights, cameras, and LED screens to rival any pro-sporting event. Added to the program this year is a series of "Masters Dinners,” and family friendly activities. From $125; 1005 W. Chick Hearn St​.

The fourth edition of the Cancun/Riviera Maya Wine & Food Festival will take place this year at the Moon Palace Golf & Spa resort from March 12–15, with 24 events showcasing local Mexican, Spanish, and other global cuisines. Talent attending the four-day festival includes Joan Roca, Juan Mari Arzak, Henri Charvet, Carmen “Titita” Ramirez Degollado, and more, with events ranging from wine tastings to chef talks to extravagant sit-down dinners. From $50; Carretera Cancun-Tulum Km. 36.5, Tamul; 52-988/881-6000.