It’s only July but we’ve already marked our calendars on September 23-24 for the annual Greenwich Wine & Food Festival, presented by Serendipity magazine and taking place at Roger Sherman Baldwin Park. The festival will feature a Master Chef Dinner at Water’s Edge on Friday, September 23 and the Saturday Festival on Saturday, September 24. Both days will include great musical acts, delicious food from renowned chefs and a great selection of wine and drinks.
On Friday, the Bacon Brothers, which includes Connecticut’s own Kevin Bacon, along with his brother Michael, will play their unique blend of folk, country and rock music at the Master Chef Dinner. The Saturday Festival features two co-headlining acts, Ziggy Marley and Old Crow Medicine Show.
In addition to the musical acts, celebrity chefs Michel Nischan, Adam Richman and Marcus Samuelsson will participate in this year’s festivities, conducting cooking demos, mingling with guests and signing cookbooks.
At the Master Chef Dinner on Friday evening, Adam Richman will award Serendipity’s Most Innovative Chefs from across Fairfield and Westchester Counties who will serve their signature dishes. The 2016 Most Innovative Chefs include:
- Mogan Anthony, Village Social, Mount Kisco, NY
- Carl Carrion, Cask Republic, South Norwalk, CT
- Albert DeAngelis, Eastend, Greenwich, CT
- Constantine Kalandranis, 273 Kitchen, Harrison, NY
- Michael Kaphan, Purdy’s Farmer & The Fish, Salem, NY
- Geoff Lazlo, Mill Street Bar & Table, Greenwich, CT
- Brian Lewis, The Cottage, Westport, CT
- Tony Pham, Mecha Noodle Bar, South Norwalk, CT
- Robin Selden, Marcia Selden Catering & Event Planning, Stamford, CT
- Bobby Will, Saltaire Oyster Bar, Port Chester, NY
We’re excited to attend the Saturday Festival, a day-long event offering 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 and Taco Party! There will also be a number of lively competitions, including the first annual Ultimate Sandwich Take-Down, the fifth annual Burger Battle and the third annual Top Bartender’s Showdown.
Proceeds from the events benefit Paul Newman’s Hole in the Wall Gang Camp and The Greenwich Department of Parks and Recreation. Tickets are available at www.serendipitysocial.com or by calling (203) 588-1363. Keep checking the festival’s Facebook Page for information on restaurant participants, updates about the event schedule, participating celebrity and local chefs, musical talent and more.
Check out video and pictures from last year’s festival. Also, read our posts from 2015 and 2014, and you’ll see that we always have a delicious time at Greenwich Wine & Food Festival. This is a can’t miss event and we hope to see you there!