Mark your calendars because the fourth annual Greenwich Wine + Food Festival presented by Serendipity magazine is happening Thursday, Sept. 25 – Saturday, Sept. 27 at the Roger Sherman Baldwin Park in Greenwich, CT.
The festival will feature a Raw Bar wine tasting on Thursday, Sept. 25, the Most Innovative Chefs Gala on Friday, Sept. 26 and the Culinary Village on Saturday, Sept. 27. The event benefits Paul Newman's Hole in the Wall Gang Camp.
“We’re so excited to be back for our fourth year, honoring and celebrating the area’s culinary community, while raising money for an amazing, local charity,” said Suni Unger, Founder + CEO of Unger Publishing, the publisher of Serendipity magazine. “As the festival continues to grow, we have a number of new events and new faces that will be debuting this year, mixed in with many new and returning food and wine vendors. I guarantee that everyone that attends will learn a new thing or two about food and wine, and try something new they’ve never had before!”
The official weekend kickoff on Thursday evening brings the First Annual Raw Bar wine tasting to the festival. This evening’s events will be held at L’escale Restaurant in Greenwich.
The Most Innovative Chefs Gala on Friday evening, with special guests Geoffrey Zakarian and Jean-Georges, will feature the 2014 Most Innovative Chef winners from restaurants across Fairfield and Westchester Counties, as well as Jean-Georges, serving an incredible tasting menu. The evening will also include elite wines, premium liquor, an exclusive auction and a live musical performance by Marshall Tucker Band.
On Saturday, the Culinary Village, the center of the entire Greenwich 2014 Wine+Food Festival, will offer tastings and demonstrations from more than one hundred food, wine, spirits and product vendors. Culinary demonstration tents and stages will house cooking presentations by celebrity chefs and local talent. Guests will also enjoy sommelier presentations, a beer garden, celebrity chef book signings, the third annual Burger Battle, BBQ Pit Masters’ Tasting Tent and live musical performances by Alabama. For the first time this year, the event will also include a Top Bartender Showdown, Food Truck Corner and a special ticketed event, Tequila and Tostadas hosted by Aaron Sanchez. This event will take place rain or shine at the Roger Sherman Baldwin Park in Greenwich.
Visit www.greenwichwineandfood.com for more information and updates about the event schedule, participating celebrity and local chefs, musical talent and more.
Ticket sales are now on sale and will be available through www.greenwichwineandfood.com or by calling 203.588.1363. The event’s Facebook page, will be announcing restaurant participants and schedule updates, as available.