Raleigh Food & Wine Festival tickets on sale

Tickets are on sale for the Raleigh Food & Wine Festival, which highlights the city’s restaurants and food purveyors.

The four-day event, now in its third year, is scheduled May 18-21 and features a variety of Raleigh restaurants and food vendors hosting dinners, tastings, tours and culinary lessons for three days.

On Sunday, May 21, all of the festival participants will gather at Mulino Italian Kitchen and Bar at 309 N. Dawson St., Raleigh, for a tasting celebration with food and beverage samples.

Tickets are not required for the restaurant events, but RSVP requirements and other details are provided on each event listing. They include a pig pickin with Fullsteam Brewery at Whole Foods, a dessert sampling at Lucettegrace and a wine tasting at Plates Neighborhood Kitchen.

Tickets for the May 21 event are on sale for $29 general admission from 1 to 4 p.m., or $49 VIP, which offers admission at noon. For its first two years, the event sold out a week in advance.

The Raleigh Food and Wine Festival is organized by Samad Hachby, chef/owner of Mulino restaurant (formerly Babylon restaurant), and Lisa Jeffries, founder of Raleighwood Media Group + Raleighwood Event Group.