As you know, we’ve been talking about the SoWe (Southern Westchester) Food & Wine Festival quite a bit recently. Last weekend, we finally got to experience it– and our stomachs are still thanking us for such a delicious few days.
On Friday, we started our busy weekend with the Celebrity Chef Battle, which kicked off the festivities for the second annual SoWe festival. The battle featured Chefs Graham Elliot and Franklin Becker competing against Rocco DiSpirito and Dave DiBari.
The chefs delighted the crowd with their cooking skills and playful banter with the judges and audience as they were given secret ingredients to incorporate into their dishes. At the end, it was called a draw as the judges could not decide which meal was most deserving. What a tough choice to make!
After the Chef Battle, we went inside the showroom of Pepe Infinity in White Plains for a reception that featured food, drinks and dessert from some of the area’s best spots. Check out pictures from the event below!
Friday evening was just a preview of what was in store for us on Saturday.
The weather on Saturday was perfect for visiting Harbor Island in Mamaroneck, NY for the Grand Culinary Village. When we looked at the map and saw a wine and beer village, Mrs. Green’s Healthy Eating Pavilion and a Grand Tasting Village, we knew we were in a for a decadent day!
As you can see below, we enjoyed tasting, eating and learning from a variety of chefs including Jacques Torres and Graham Elliot. We’re still thinking about Motto Sparkling Matcha Tea and the pizza from Luzzo’s!
In its first year, SoWe was one day in one town. This year it was three days in three towns. We hope it continues to grow! Will we see you there next year?