Gourmet Pairing Experience

This unique, exclusive dining experience pairs a tapas-style multi-course meal with select wine or beer presented, paired and served by one of Des Moines’ top chefs! Wine and beer pairing education presented by various wineries and breweries. Reservations can be made in advance on a first-come, first-served basis. Limited seating for 20 is available for each experience and is located on Level 1 of Hy-Vee Hall.

Tickets are $50 for the dinner alone, or purchase a $70 ticket package to include the gourmet pairing experience and admission into Iowa's Premier Beer, Wine & Food Expo.

Friday, November 10

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Stacey Wertzberger // 6:30–8:00 PM // Level 1 Rooms 105–106

Fleur Drive Hy-Vee

with Chris Anderson // Odell Brewing

First Course:

Glazed Donut Crostini topped with Brie, Bacon, Cranberries and Arugula

Second Course:

Holiday Salad with Red Pears, Goat Cheese and Maple Pecan Popcorn

Third Course:

Spiced Braised Pork Shoulder served with Sweet Potato Gnocchi and topped with Apple Slaw

Fourth Course:

Pumpkin Chai Tiramisu


Saturday, November 11

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Andrew Kintigh // 6:00–7:30 PM // Level 1 Rooms 105–106


with Kyle Cabbage // Vino209

First Course:

Seasonal Cheese and Charcuterie Plate, Local Honey, Cornichon, Almonds and Crackers

Second Course:

Seared Scallop, Braised Oxtail, Parmesan Risotto, Crispy Root Vegetable, Oxtail Jus

Third Course:

Wild Mushroom Stuffed Pork Tenderloin, Sweet Potato Dauphinoise Potatoes, Charred Broccolini

Fourth Course:

Spiced Pumpkin White Chocolate Créme Brulée