Wine, Food & Beer Showcase

Thursday, April 28, 2022 | 5:00-8:00pm

Presented by TruBank


Grand Showcase: $50/person if purchased in advance; $60/person at the door
Reserve Experience: $150/person

The Grand Showcase | 5:00-8:00pm

Sample the night away! Started in 1985, the Wine, Food & Beer Showcase is one of the oldest food and beverage events in the area and has become a yearly favorite for foodies, oenophiles and beer enthusiasts alike! Featuring over 40 of the finest restaurants, caterers, wineries, breweries and distilleries in the area, the Wine, Food & Beer Showcase has become the premier event of its kind in Des Moines and has become Des Moines Metro Opera’s signature fundraiser. 

At the event, patrons may also partake in a silent auction and raffle filled with packages that can only be found at Wine, Food & Beer Showcase. All proceeds raised throughout the evening support Des Moines Metro Opera’s award-winning education and community engagement programs, which annually reach over 90,000 individuals. 

The Reserve Experience | 5:00-8:00pm 

Gain access to exclusive fine wines from the private collections of members of The Wine Group, paired with high-end culinary creations from Aura Restaurant and Lounge and the Des Moines Embassy Club, delectable desserts from Chellies Sugar Shack, as well as other premier Des Moines restaurants in the secluded elegance of the Reserve Experience room.

Thank you to our Reserve Experience sponsor, the Elder Corporation!

The Raffle & Silent Auction | 5:00-7:30pm

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 and 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 and the National Balloon Classic, as well as culinary classes, wine tastings, and much more!

The raffle portion of the evening allows guests to purchase tickets and distribute among exclusive packages. The 2020 Wine, Food & Beer Showcase featured raffle packages including a private puppy party for 10, a pop-up family-style dinner party, a spring cleaning package, a Cedar Ridge Whiskey barrel with a bottle of bourbon and glasses, Sweeney Todd tickets, food/wine baskets, spa packages, gift cards galore, and so much more. Please note, to purchase raffle tickets you must pay with cash, check or debit card. To abide by Iowa State Law, we cannot accept credit card payments for raffle tickets.

Spotlight on the Reserve Experience Vendors:

Spotlight on the Grand Showcase Vendors:

Previous Showcases

2020 Wine, Food & Beer Showcase

Friday, February 21, 2020
Downtown Des Moines Marriott
Photo credits: Ivory House Photography

2019 Wine, Food & Beer Showcase

Friday, March 1, 2019
Downtown Des Moines Marriott
Photo credits: Christopher Maharry Photography

2018 Wine & Food Showcase

Friday, February 16, 2018
Downtown Des Moines Marriott
Photo credits: Devita Paschell Photography