Even though it’s a month away, we’re already looking forward to the Fourth Annual Greenwich Wine+Food Festival on September 25-27. We were fortunate to attend the event last year and know that this year’s festival, featuring over 100 restaurants and vendors, will be just as much of a treat. Read below for information about the event as well as details on how to get your tickets!
The festival, presented by Serendipity magazine and benefiting Paul Newman’s Hole in the Wall Gang Camp, will take place Thursday, September 25 – Saturday, September 27 at the Roger Sherman Baldwin Park in Greenwich, Conn. The festival will feature a Raw Bar wine tasting on Thursday, September 25, the Most Innovative Chefs Gala on Friday, September 26 and the Culinary Village on Saturday, September 27.
The official weekend kickoff on Thursday evening brings the First Annual Raw Bar wine tasting to the festival. The 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 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. The event will take place rain or shine at the Roger Sherman Baldwin Park in Greenwich.
Stay tuned next week for our interview with Suni Unger, Founder of and CEO of Unger Publishing, which publishes Serendipity. For tickets and more information, be sure to visit the Greenwich Wine and Food website. We hope to see you there!