Be part of a select VIP group to meet & eat with seven incredible restaurants new to Chowdafest this year, along with three award winning veterans. Sample chowders, soups & bisque from all five categories while rubbing elbows with the owners & chefs from each. Enjoy a fantastic raw bar of clams and oysters fresh off the boat's of Copp's Island Oysters. Try a "cowtail" adult beverage from The Farmer's Cow, beer, wine, flavored seltzers from Polar Beverages. Sample new Greek yogurt from Nounos Creamery PLUS 27 time national award winning pies From Michele's Pies! The event benefits their efforts to fight food insecurity through Food Rescue US.