Monday, April 18, 2016

Sixth Annual Greenwich Wine + Food Festival Returns This September


I know what you're thinking. Sharing news of a September event?! It's only April for goodness sake. I know September is months away, but you better believe we're already making our calendar for this epic event.

The sixth annual Greenwich Wine + Food Festival, presented by Serendipity magazine and benefitting Paul Newman's Hole in the Wall Gang Camp and The Greenwich Department of Parks and Recreation, will be Friday, Sept. 23 and Saturday, Sept. 24 at the Roger Sherman Baldwin Park in Greenwich, CT.

Just a sample from last year's event.

“We are excited to be back for our sixth year honoring the best of food, drink, charity and music,” said Suni Unger, Founder + CEO of Unger Publishing and the Founder + CEO of Greenwich Wine + Food Festival. “We have some exciting changes this year, including an expanded Friday evening event with even more local talent preparing their creative fare for our guests. For Saturday, an all-new event, the Ultimate Sandwich Take-Down, will be added to the day’s line-up, and additional ticketing options for the headline performance including premium seating and unique food service will be added to our previous offerings.”

The Master Chef Dinner at Water’s Edge on Friday evening will feature not only this year’s awarded Most Innovative Chefs from across Fairfield and Westchester Counties (honorees TBA) serving their signature dishes, but also Festival Ambassador Chefs will prepare their most innovative cuisine. The intimate evening will also feature renowned wine selections and creative cocktails, an auction and live musical performance (talent TBA).

Did someone say taco party!

The Saturday Festival, the center of the entire festival, will offer tastings and demonstrations from more than two hundred of the area’s finest food, wine, spirits and product vendors in the main Grand Tasting Tent, as well as the Burger + Beer Tent, Master Griller Tent, the first annual Ultimate Sandwich Take-Down and Taco Party! Culinary demonstration tents and stages will house cooking presentations by celebrity chefs, including Marcus Samuelsson (“Chopped,” “Iron Chef” and winner of “Top Chef Masters”), and local talent.

And, there will be cocktails!

Guests will also enjoy sommelier presentations, celebrity chef book signings, Q+A sessions with top food and beverage talent, the fifth annual Burger Battle, the third annual Top Bartender’s Showdown and a live musical performance (talent TBA).

VIP ticket holders ($375 per ticket) will also enjoy a Sustainable Dinner by the Water’s Edge, prepared by local chefs featuring the finest, locally-sourced, sustainably-produced ingredients under a private tent with premium liquor, wines and beer service, secluded lounge areas open throughout the day, private restrooms, and a premium viewing area for the evening’s musical performance.

A special ticketed event, Saturday VIP Pass with Intimate Dinner featuring Marcus Samuelsson and Red Rooster Harlem, will give attendees the opportunity to enjoy the best of Harlem by the water’s edge, featuring the roots of American cuisine from award-winning chef, restaurateur, and multi-titled cookbook author Marcus Samuelsson. Featuring a seated dinner with table service (6:30-8:30 pm), attendees will also enjoy the evening’s musical performance from private, tables on an elevated stage ($525 per ticket) or from reserved, lawn table seating ($450 per ticket).

For more information and updates about the event schedule, participating celebrity and local chefs, musical talent, tickets and more, visit http://serendipitysocial.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.

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.
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