2019 Schedule of Events

2019 Wine & Food Festival Pre-Events

An Evening at Lilac with Western Cider Company of Missoula

February 25 at 6 p.m.
Lilac | 2515 Montana Ave., Billings

Get your taste buds ready for an evening of pure delight! Chef Jeremy and the team at Lilac will work their magic pairing culinary creations with ciders from Western Cider Company. Jon Clarenbach of Western Cider Company will be on hand to talk about their orchards, fermentation process, and selection of ciders. You won’t want to miss this culinary experience!

Presented by Jeremy Engebretson, executive chef/owner of Lilac and general manager of Billings Petroleum Club, and Jon Clarenbach, co-owner of Western Cider Company in Missoula, MT.

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An Evening at Seva Kitchen with Rombauer Vineyards

March 11 at 6 p.m.
Seva Kitchen | 313 N. Broadway, Billings

Enjoy the unique and delicious foods prepared by Chef Matt at Seva Kitchen perfectly paired with select wines from Rombauer Vineyards. Chef Matt will explain the art of pairing his foods with Rombauer wines, and Danielle Ball will provide information about all wines tasted at dinner. This event is a wine and food lover’s dream evening!

Presented by executive chef Matt Makowski of Seva Kitchen and Danielle Ball, western US sales manager at Rombauer Vineyards.

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Riedel Wine Glass Tasting

March 27 at 7 p.m.
MSU Billings Student Union Bldg., Glacier Room | 1500 University Dr., Billings

Experience the newest creation from Riedel – Performance glassware! The new bowl shapes in Performance, when combined with the optic effect, deliver ultimate wine enjoyment. This makes Performance the new essential “must have” wine glass collection for all wine lovers. Participants will taste four wines – two reds and two whites – in appropriate Performance glasses. Then take home the four glasses used in the class!

Presented by Doug Reed, regional sales manager at Riedel – The Wine Glass Company.

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Wine & Chocolate – Need We Say More?

April 23 at 7 p.m.
MSU Billings Student Union Bldg., Glacier Room | 1500 University Dr., Billings

What goes better together than chocolate and wine? Learn about the art of chocolate design and how to pair it with wine from Wlady and Shannon Grochowski. The Grochowskis’ love of chocolate has elevated La Chatelaine Chocolat Co. to impressive levels, including features in Food & WineVictoria, Big Sky Journal and numerous other publications. In addition, La Chatelaine Chocolat Co. was named Best Chocolatiers and Confectioners in the USA in 2013. Their passion for chocolate will be apparent, and perfectly paired wines will complement their creations. Class includes chocolate tastings with wine pairings. Wine and chocolate fans unite for this extraordinary class! 

Presented by Wlady and Shannon Grochowski, owners of La Chatelaine Chocolate Co. in Bozeman, MT.

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