Friday & Saturday, August 11th – 12th, 2017, Coventry Campus – just south 204th & Q Street – Omaha

Enhance the Nebraska Balloon & Wine Festival Featuring
Wine & Food Experts!

The FOOD & WINE EXPERIENCE

VIP Sessions

The 2017 Nebraska Balloon & Wine Festival is pleased to announce, because of such an overwhelming response, back for another year an opportunity to taste a vast selection of wine paired with delicious foods. These Wines will be combined with delicious hors d’oeuvres and food pairings prepared by some of the best area chefs.

THE SESSION SCHEDULE:

Friday, August 11th

6:00 PM & 8:00 PM

Carrabba’s, Italian Grill
By MELISSA VEITCH and Chef Jason Feregrino

$40 per person

 

Carrabba’s in Omaha offers flavorful, handmade Italian dishes prepared to order in a lively exhibition kitchen. Guests enjoy Carrabba family recipes handed down for generations including crispy calamari, homemade lasagne and a variety of fresh fish, seafood and meats cooked over our wood-fired grill. 

Carrabba's Food & Wine Courses

First course

Tuscan Strawberry salad

Fresh mixed greens, grape tomato, red onion, and sliced strawberries tossed in our house made strawberry vinaigrette and topped with gorgonzola crumbles and toasted pine nuts.

Paired with our house made sangria (blackberry or peach)

Second course

Prosciutto wrapped asparagus

Asparagus wrapped with fontina cheese and prosciutto Grilled and served over balsamic glaze

Paired with Terra Marre Bianco

Main Course

Chicken Marsala and Salmon W/ tomato basil vinaigrette

Grilled Chicken topped with our homemade Mushroom Marsala sauce, Grilled salmon topped with a fresh Tomato , Basil vinaigrette (served with broccoli)

Paired with Ravenswood Red Zinfandel

Dessert

Cheesecake

Brule cheesecake topped with macerated strawberries

Paired with Available Pinot Grigio

 

Saturday, August 12th

6:00 PM (Sold Out)  & 8:00 PM

 

Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar

 

                         By Executive Chef Doug Case and Josh Orsini

$49 per person

 

                     

 

 Here you’ll discover an exceptional dining experience driven by a passion for steak and wine. Drop in after work and select from our list of 100 wines by the glass or try some of our specialty cocktails. Then stay to enjoy an exceptional menu of steak and seafood, including chef-recommended selections such as our new Dry-Aged Prime Ribeye. 

 

The FOOD  & WINE EXPERIENCE Sessions will be set up classroom style with wine glasses and conducted by Culinary Chefs, Vintners and Wine Experts. These sessions will involve flights of wine paired with food tasting.   Mike Mancuso, Festival Manager, indicated “It had such a Great response in last years Nebraska Balloon & Wine Festival, we had to bring it back again this year.”  Whether you are a wine connoisseur, wine lover or simply interested in trying something new, the Food and Wine Experience will offer a special interaction of chefs with wine tastings.  It represents the culinary aspect of enjoying great wine and a fun way to discover the chemistry of life’s simplest indulgences!”

 

For More Information, Contact: Mike Mancuso and Joe Mancuso, Festival Manager

Produced By: Mid-America Expositions,Inc. (402) 346-8003