The feast returns with nine days and nights of food and drink events, beginning with the Distiller’s Fest, Friday, May 12, along the 18th fairway at Grouse Mountain Lodge. The cocktail party blends spirits from a dozen of Montana’s top micro-distilleries with appetizers from top Whitefish eateries. During Restaurant Week, May 14-19, participating restaurants offer unique food and drink specials for a range of prices ($10-$40). The focus shifts to burgers and beer May 19 when Bonzai Brewing Company hosts the Great Bonzai Burger Battle; local restaurants and bars try to dazzle the crowd and judges with their take on the ultimate burger. The festival concludes May 20 with the Grand Gala at Whitefish Mountain Resort; five local chefs collaborate on a gourmet six-course dinner, paired with award-winning wines from around the globe.