The time has come for Central Kentucky's ﬁrst outdoor, made-from-scratch food + music festival, Crave Lexington, September 21-22, 2013. The food: local + seasonal. The music: local + international. The ﬁnest local chefs and well seasoned musicians are collaborating to celebrate two pleasures enjoyed by folks of all ages and walks of life.
To kick off Crave Lexington food + music makers' festival there are mini events to whet the palate. In July, enter the Crave Best Home Chef Competition and in August attend Crave Pops throughout Lexington.
The Crave Best Home Chef Competition seeks the best made from scratch chef through a recipe and cooking challenge. The top three recipes will be chosen and a one hour challenge will occur at Sullivan University Culinary School where a panel of top area chefs will choose Crave Lexington's Best Home Chef. The winner will be cooking on the Crave main stage Saturday, September 21st and have the winning recipe featured at Crave.
August brings a collaborative pop-up event with Chamber Music Festival at West Sixth Brewery and Crave Lexington Sunday Fare: a pass-the-plate brunch at MoonDance.
August 17th: Crave presents a Chamber Music Festival, West Sixth Brewery, and mobile food truck collaboration featuring a musically inspired menu by Fork in the Road Mobile Galley.
Crave Lexington Sunday Fare, August 25th teams food trucks and top area chefs to produce a sit down, pass the plate brunch at the MoonDance at Midnight Pass Amphitheater in Beaumont Centre; seating limited to 100.
Unique in music festival programming, the Crave Lexington food + music makers' festival September 21-22 is free and open for all to enjoy. The stage will feature a variety of genres including Americana, Bluegrass, Bollywood, Gospel, Blues and Rock. Regional rockstar chefs and food producers will simultaneously serve local, seasonal foods to display the bounty of Kentucky's fall harvest.
Sixty diverse cuisine vendors will serve small plate ticketed foods including variations of a trail theme. Attendees can hop on the Dumpling Trail, On a Stick Trail, Pickled Trail, Seasonal Trail or the Soaked Trail. Cooking demonstrations will sharpen the chef in everyone. Workshops for children will inspire family conversations. Sponsorship opportunities are available. One more feature ofCrave Lexington food + music makers' festival will be a Sunday Breakfast on festival grounds, Sunday September 22nd. Limited to 500, this breakfast menu by Chef Jeremy Ashby, Azur Restaurant & Patio and hosted by Food News & Chews TV Show will perk everyone up for a ﬁnal day of music + food fun.
Please join Crave Lexington in the Best Home Chef Competition, pop-up events and a full weekend of celebrating diverse food + music makers in Central Kentucky.