Tickets on Sale Now for 2018 ideastream Grand Tastings and Seminars Featuring Master Chef Jacques Pépin

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Tickets on Sale Now for 2018 ideastream Grand Tastings and Seminars Featuring Master Chef Jacques Pépin


Dec. 22, 2017 (Cleveland) – Just in time to help Northeast Ohioans wrap up their holiday gift giving, ideastream has released tickets to its signature ideastream Grand Tastings and Seminars wine event. Coming to the Idea Center® at Playhouse Square on June 1 and 2, 2018, the two-day celebration of wine features two Grand Tastings, five seminars and two new events with special guest Chef Jacques Pépin. Tickets are available at

The two Grand Tastings will be held from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. on Friday, June 1 and Saturday, June 2. Grand Tasting tickets include access to the wine tasting, a buffet of hearty appetizers and a selection of desserts, a souvenir wine glass and plate, access to the silent auction and a complimentary subscription to Wine Spectator magazine. Tickets are $75 per person, with designated driver tickets available for $50.

On Saturday afternoon, ideastream is offering five educational, topic-based wine tasting seminars (each with limited tickets). Seminars held at 1 p.m. include ABCs of Wine, Sparkling Wine and Champagne, and Entrée to Rosé. At 4 p.m., seminars are Which Glass and Why presented by Riedel and Bordeaux with Dan Greathouse. Seminars range in price from $40 to $100.

Saturday at 2:30 p.m., legendary chef Jacques Pépin and his daughter, Claudine Pépin, will host a food demonstration in the Westfield Insurance™ Studio Theatre. Tickets are $100.

“What better way to experience Jacques Pépin than to be able to watch him in his element, preparing delicious food?” said Mary Grace Herrington, ideastream chief development officer. “We are very pleased to not only welcome Pépin into our home at the Idea Center for this fantastic event, but also all of Northeast Ohio.”

Guests are also able to purchase a limited amount of tickets to a VIP dinner with chef Pépin. The dinner includes wine pairings with each course and takes place on Saturday, June 2 at 6:00 p.m. in the ideastream Boardroom. All dinner guests will receive a signed copy of Pépin’s latest book, A Grandfather's Lessons: In the Kitchen with Shorey. Dinner tickets are $300 each.

For attendees who want a full event experience at a reduced price, ideastream is offering two Super-Pass ticket packages from now until Jan. 31 or sell-out. The Standard Super-Pass includes access for one guest to the ABCs of Wine seminar, the food demonstration with Jacques Pépin and the Saturday evening Grand Tasting. The Premium Super-Pass includes access for one to the food demonstration, the VIP Dinner with Jacques Pépin and the Saturday evening Grand Tasting.

Event sponsors include United Airlines, the exclusive airline partner, and Miceli Dairy Products Company. Media sponsors include TheWineBuzz. All event proceeds benefit ideastream programs and public service.

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About ideastream

The mission of ideastream is to strengthen our communities. ideastream pursues this mission as a multiple media public service organization by providing distinctive, thought-provoking programs and services that enlighten, inspire, educate and entertain.

About Jacques Pépin

Master chef, author and educator Jacques Pépin is “the original Iron Chef.” Winner of 16 James Beard Awards and author of 29 books, Pépin has taught millions of Americans—plus an entire generation of chefs—how to cook. His classical approach to the kitchen centers on skill and method, teaching everyone from the greenest home cook to the seasoned professional how to put techniques into practice. GQ called him "probably the most impactful living chef in America.” Full bio and video here.

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