Had a great talk with the organizer of this Saturday September the 7th’s Taste of Prince George’s Food and Wine Festival, Quianne Perrine. It’s so excited to hear that even the county’s own and only winery, Romano Winery, has signed on to participate.
The idea for the food and wine festival came quite organically to Quianne the food lover aka foodie. Perrine is an adventurous eater who usually orders 3 items at a minimum just to be able to experience different dishes and pairings. Now that’s my kind of eating. In addition to being the owner of boutique public relations firm, Flycandy, Quianne Perrine works with the Prince George’s County Chamber of Commerce on the Sports Hospitality and Entertainment Committee, Chaired by Craig Muckle. The purpose of group is to bring more of these things to PGCo. She says, “Without the Chamber, the Taste of Prince George’s Food and Wine Festival wouldn’t be happening.”
Just what is happening this Saturday inside Six Flags from 12-7pm at The Taste? Musical performances will feature a diversity of local sounds that include jazz keyboardist and pianist Marcus Johnson, a fusion of soul meets garage with Black Alley, R&B singer Reesa Renee, hip-‐hop/R&B duo The Co-‐Op2, gospel sensations Soul Messengerz and 7 Sons of Soul, progressive rock-‐neo group Future Band, the all-‐female group BelaDona,and the popular rock-‐techno group Bonnie Rash. In addition to featuring the best of the county’s culinary tastes, guests are invited to experience the Tastemakers Lounge. The lounge offers guests the experience of hookahs and hand‐rolled cigars in a plush setting. Attendees are invited to sample an assortment of stations that include wine and cocktail pairings, a DIY Sushi Station, and a Fit and Wellness Pavilion featuring Zumba and Yoga instructions. Don’t miss out on an array of DJs, renown chefs, and cooking demonstrations. This is going to be an event to remember.
Quianne Perrine sees the Taste of Prince George’s as a catalyst for culinary creativity and dining diversity in the county. She also took time to express her gratitude for all the restaurant owners in PGCo and hopes that the renewed interest in dining within PGCo will inspire some restaurant owners to expand. Speaking of expanding, next year’s Taste of Prince George’s Food and Wine Festival will include restaurants from Washington, DC and the surrounding area. I believe that the Taste of Prince George’s is just what our county needs to inspire a movement of authentic eating. Let’s face it, we have cheap space and LOADS of retail openings. My message to restauranteurs is this: Come to the County where you don’t have to dumb down your food. Get in on the cheap space now because Quianne Perrine will be implementing a “Eat out in Prince George’s County” campaign and I, along with other bloggers, will definitely be on board.
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Be sure to go and VOTE for your favorite restaurant in the county, best customer service, and best in entertainment. These votes make a difference and give numbers to your voice.
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Advance Tickets are $25 and going fast. It’s going to be a beautiful day. Why spend it riding around in circles in DC trying to find a parking space for Adams Morgan Day? Go to Six Flags, park without stress and spend an evening at the Taste of Prince George’s Wine and Food Festival. Go all out!! Spend good money and set this event off in an upward motion so that it grows bigger and bigger each year. Let’s do this.