Bethany Beach Ocean Suites Food & Wine Festival to benefit Food Bank of Delaware Nov. 18

November 14, 2017

Bethany Beach Ocean Suites Residence Inn by Marriott will host the Bethany Beach Ocean Suites Food & Wine Festival from 1 to 4 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 18. The event will be the first food and wine festival to be presented in Bethany Beach, and it will raise funds for The Food Bank of Delaware, which facilitates long-term solutions to the problems of hunger and poverty through community education and advocacy.

"We're not only proud to share the wonderful cuisine of our region, we're also excited to partner with The Food Bank of Delaware, which will use the funds that we raise to help reduce hunger in Kent and Sussex counties," said Allyson Knight, activities director at Bethany Beach Ocean Suites. "Our guests at the event will experience delicious samples, spectacular fine wines, and wonderful ambiance – all in support of an important philanthropic organization."

Festival highlights will include samples of dishes from a variety of critically acclaimed local restaurants such as 99 Sea Level, Bethany Blues, Fins Fish House, Northeast Seafood Kitchen, Sedona, U.S. Foods, and Fork & Flask; samples of wines from Vintage Imports, Country Vintner, Bacchus Distributors, Specialty Wines, Breakthru Beverage Group, and Southern Wines & Spirits; a commemorative wineglass for all guests; door prizes; a silent auction benefitting The Food Bank of Delaware; a cooking demonstration with Chef Danio Somoza from 99 Sea Level; special guest Bob Yesbek of; and entertainment by the George and Pat Bilenki Duo.

"This is our first time working with Bethany Beach Ocean Suites, and we're thrilled that they're supporting our mission to alleviate hunger in the First State," said Food Bank of Delaware President and CEO Patricia Beebe. "We're always looking for new community partners to engage as we work to educate our neighbors about the problems of poverty and hunger in our state, and what better way to introduce our mission to the coastal community than through the area's first food and wine festival."

Tickets are $45 in advance and $55 at the door. Special discounted weekend stay packages that include tickets to the festival are available. To make reservations or purchase tickets, go to For more information about the event, contact Lorna Petchey at 302-539-3200.