Having attended dishcrawls in both Old Greenwich and Stamford, as well as the Best of Gold Coast event, we know firsthand that Fairfield County has a vibrant culinary scene. We will have another opportunity to taste what the county has to offer at the 2013 Greenwich Wine & Food Festival. The three-day event, sponsored by Serendipity Magazine, will take place October 3-5 at Roger Sherman Baldwin Park in Greenwich, CT. The festival will feature a Kick-Off Party on Thursday, October 3, a Grand Tasting Gala on Friday, October 4, and the Culinary Village on Saturday, October 5, with all proceeds benefiting The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp.
On Friday during the Grand Tasting Gala, twelve featured chefs will be honored. This year’s list includes:
Michael William Batt, Food Design Catering, Greenwich, Conn.
Rui Correia, Douro Restaurant, Greenwich, Conn.
Clifford Crooks, BLT Steak, New York, N.Y.
Eric Gabrynowicz, Restaurant North, Armonk, N.Y.
Bryan Gilmore, 121 Restaurant, Oxford, Conn.
Frederic Kieffer, L’Escale, Greenwich, Conn.
Michelle Klem, CakeSuite, Westport, Conn.
Fritz Knipschildt, Chocopologie, New Haven/South Norwalk/Stamford, Conn.
Eric Korn, Good Life Gourmet, Irvington, N.Y.
Tim LaBant, The Schoolhouse at Cannondale Restaurant, Wilton, Conn.
Debra Ponzek, Aux Delices Foods, Greenwich/Westport, Conn.
Bill Taibe, LeFarm and The Whelk, Westport, Conn.
Note: As residents of Westchester, we’re glad to see a few chefs and establishments from the county 🙂
We’re looking forward to attending the Culinary Village on Saturday, which will offer product demonstrations and plenty of food/drinks from more than ninety vendors. Of course, we’re also ecstatic about the possibility to interact with celebrity chefs that will be present to display their culinary talents!
You can purchase tickets for events throughout the weekend on www.greenwichwineandfood.com or by calling 203.588.1363. Also, make sure to visit (and like) the event’s Facebook page, www.facebook.com/GreenwichFoodWineFestival, as it will announce restaurant participants, as they become available.
Make sure to check out www.greenwichwineandfood.com daily for more information and updates about the event. We look forward to seeing you there!