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If you could go to one food and wine festival in the USA, which one would it be and why. Aspen, South Beach, New Orleans? Any others worth the expense?

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  1. Never been to the ones in South Beach or New Orleans, but I used to live in Aspen and have been to Food & Wine several times. That and their summer music festivals were the some of the best parts about living there.

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    1. re: dinner belle

      Guess I could have elaborated a bit. The weather mid-June in Aspen is perfect -- beautiful,, sunny days and cool clear nights. The Grand Tent is set up in Wagner Park close to the base of Aspen Mountain (Ajax). I didn't attend many seminars, but the grand tastings twice a day are really nice -- just watch how much you drink if you're not used to the altitude! Great restaurants and night life in town. I'd go again in a heartbeat.