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DMMO's Wine, Food & Beer Showcase

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    The Grand Showcase: 6 - 9pm - Sample the night away! Started in 1985, the Wine, Food & Beer Showcase is one of the oldest food & beverage events in the area & has become a yearly favorite for foodies, wine lovers & beer enthusiasts alike! Featuring nearly 40 of the finest restaurants, caterers, wineries, breweries & distilleries in the area, the Wine, Food & Beer Showcase has become the premier event of its kind in Des Moines & has become Des Moines Metro Opera’s signature fundraiser. All proceeds raised throughout the evening support Des Moines Metro Opera’s award-winning education & community engagement programs, which annually reach over 90,000 individuals. 

    The Reserve Experience: 6 - 9pm - Gain access to exclusive fine wines from the private collections of members of The Wine Group, paired with high-end culinary creations from premier Des Moines restaurants in the secluded elegance of the Reserve Experience room.

    The Silent Auction: 6 - 8:30pm - Guests may place bids on high-end silent auction packages featuring unique experiences you can only find at the Wine, Food & Beer Showcase! Previous packages have included trips to the Florida Keys, Chicago, the Twin Cities, Kansas City & Omaha, as well as a private tour of the Des Moines Art Center vaults, a Botox spa package, a hybrid Trek FX2 bike, tickets to My Fair Lady!, the Symphony, Shakespeare on the Lawn, the Principal Charity Classic & the National Balloon Classic, as well as culinary classes, wine tastings, and much more!