In just a few short weeks, we’ll be in attendance at the Southern Westchester (SOWE) Food and Wine Festival. As residents of Westchester County, we’re really looking forward to the local event, which will be held September 19-21.
The SOWE Food & Wine Festival is a unique culinary celebration showcasing the talents of renowned restaurants, wineries, pit masters, cheese mongers, breweries, specialty culinary providers, spirits producers, chefs and culinary personalities. Hosted by the Scarsdale Chamber of Commerce and The Village of Mamaroneck, the Festival brings community together through food, wine, and beverage sampling, while generating awareness and raising funds to fight hunger, obesity and malnutrition. This fun-filled weekend also includes music concerts, book signings, cooking demos and even activities for kids. A full schedule of events is available on the festival’s website.
Curious about which chefs will be in attendance? A partial roster of celebrity chefs participating in this year’s festival includes: Dan Amatuzzi, Wine Director, Eataly, NYC (named a “30 under 30 to Watch” by Forbes), and Nick Coleman, Oleologist (olive oil specialist), Eataly (NYC). They will be conducting a wine and olive oil demonstration. Also, attendees can view culinary demonstrations from Franklin Becker; Kamal Grant, Owner and Chef of Sublime Doughnuts, Atlanta; Joe (JJ) Johnson, Chef of The Cecil in Harlem, NYC (named a “30 under 30 to Watch” by Forbes); Nisa Lee; Rafael Palomino and Dave DiBari. Look for some of your favorite personalities to be added to the schedule at a later date.
An important part of the SOWE Food and Wine Festival is giving back to the local community. This year’s beneficiaries include: WhyHunger, Scarsdale Volunteer Ambulance Corp., Food Bank for Westchester, Greyston Foundation, and others. SOWE is also excited to partner this year with the Culinary Institute of America (CIA), the world’s premier culinary college, which will be providing cooking demonstrations and tasty samples from their world famous restaurants.
For tickets and to learn more, be sure to visit the SOWE Food and Wine Festival’s website. We hope to see you there!