Lake Norman Wine and Food Festival’s Acting Executive Director, V. Tom Gardner, shared a preview of the local favors attendees will have a chance to savor at the upcoming festival. In addition to the dozen confirmed wineries, six restaurants also plan to participate in the event, June 5-6, 2010, at Kenton Place in Cornelius, NC. Up to three signature dishes will be provided by each of the restaurants, allowing attendees to try several small servings with event tickets. Participating restaurants currently include: Brooklyn South Neighborhood Pizzeria, The Creole House on Main Street, Dressler’s Restaurant, Kernel T’s Korn Krib, Mayo’s Ristorante and Sangam Indian Cuisine. “We are fortunate to have such a diverse group of participating restaurants. With American, Creole, Indian and Italian inspired menu items, there is a little something for everyone. It is a great opportunity for residents to try a variety of restaurants that they may not yet have had a chance to visit,” stated Gardner. In addition to restaurants, the Lake Norman Wine and Food Festival will feature area wineries and vendors. The event will include a number of distinct areas including: the Fogle Insurance Group Wine Tent, wine tastings from local wineries; the Restaurant Galley, small dishes from local restaurants; as well as a Merchants area, regional vendors and boutique offerings. The Lake Norman Wine and Food Festival was founded to benefit local charities in need and has filed for its 501(c)(3) nonprofit status. The festival will be donating proceeds to Angels and Sparrows, Hope House and the Mooresville Soup Kitchen. Prospective attendees, as well as vendors, restaurants, and sponsors can get up-to-the-minute information by visitingwww.lakenormanwineandfoodfestival.org.