What's three days, has 200 participating restaurants and vendors with proceeds to benefit for Paul Newman's Hole in the Wall Gang Camp?
The answer: Oh yeah, it's the Greenwich Wine + Food Festival and it returns September 24-26.
That's right. The fifth annual Greenwich Wine + Food Festival presented by Serendipity Magazine to benefit Paul Newman's Hole in the Wall Gang Camp will be Thursday, Sept. 24 through Saturday, September 26 at the Roger Sherman Baldwin Park in Greenwich, CT.
The festival will feature a Dinner Under The Starts on Thursday, the Most Innovative Chef Gala on Friday and the Culinary Village on Saturday with musical headliner Little Big Town on Saturday.
If you love food and drink, you have got to go. We attended last year's festivities and we have to say that it was one of our favorite event's of the year. To see for yourself, feel free to check out our recap from last year's event here.
Here's the 2015 schedule breakdown (that we know of so far):
The official weekend kickoff on Thursday evening brings the first Dinner Under the Stars to the festival. This intimate event will accommodate 60 guests to enjoy a five-course dinner, accompanied by awarded select wines. More details on this event will be announced in the coming weeks.
The Most Innovative Chefs Gala on Friday evening will feature the 2015 Most Innovative Chef winners from restaurants across Fairfield and Westchester Counties serving an incredible tasting menu (honorees to be announced). The evening will also include elite wines, premium liquor, an exclusive auction and a live musical performance (TBA).
On Saturday, the Culinary Village, the center of the entire festival, will offer tastings and demonstrations from more than two 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, celebrity chef book signings, the fourth annual Burger Battle, the second annual Top Bartender’s Showdown, Barbecue + Bluegrass, and a live musical performance by Little Big Town.
A special ticketed event, Saturday on Stage Dinner, will give 100 guests the chance to enjoy the headliner performance on an elevated stage while enjoying a special dinner (chef TBA), premium liquor, wine and beer. In addition, VIP ticket holders will enjoy a VIP Big Easy Dinner, celebrating the culinary, musical and festive atmosphere of New Orleans. This tented event will feature a traditional Louisiana jazz marching band, the Festival’s Ambassador Chefs serving up signature small plates with a New Orleans Twist, premium liquor, wines and beer, and a private, early-evening concert with the world-renowned band Funky Meters, comprised of Art Neville, Ian Neville, George Porter Jr. and Russell Batiste Jr. VIP ticket holders will also enjoy a premium viewing area for Little Big Town’s performance.
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 open (with the exception of the Thursday evening event) and are available through www.greenwichwineandfood.com or by calling 203.588.1363. The event’s Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/GreenwichwinefoodFestival, will be announcing restaurant participants and schedule updates, as available.
The event will be held rain or shine, and anyone under 21, including infants or strollers, will not be admitted. Animals are also not permitted.
We'll be sure to keep you informed of more details as soon as they are released. Stay tuned.