What to Drink (and Eat) at the Nantucket Wine Festival

The Nantucket Wine Festival starts tomorrow and its chockablock with Boston chefs, including Tremont 647’s Andy Husbands, Brian Konefal of Bina Osteria, and Summer Shack’s Jasper White. Though Friday night’s $600 dinner with Lydia Shire is already sold out, relatively inexpensive tickets remain for many events. Our picks:

Formaggio Kitchen’s Ihsan Gurdal will lead a $75 wine and food tasting at 11am on Thursday, featuring flights of cow, sheep, goat, and blue cheeses paired with Italian wines.

• There are still tickets available for every Grand Tasting session. Sure, it’s $110, but there will be 100 wineries represented, working out to only a little more than a dollar per taste.

• At Brian Konefal’s cooking demonstration at 10:45am on Saturday, you can learn how to prepare Bina Osteria’s signature spaghetti carbonara, which has a devoted cult following. The $65 ticket price also gets you a lecture about Bina’s excellent wine program.

Nantucket Wine Festival [Official Site]

What to Drink (and Eat) at the Nantucket Wine Festival