Each autumn, the area’s most renowned restaurants join forces with exquisitely selected spirits, wines, and craft beers for a weekend of fine taste and excellent company.
Move over, fall harvest fairs, it’s time for the Greenwich Wine and Food Festival!
Kicking off with a champagne dinner at Gaia and concluding with an on stage dinner with music headliner and Grammy winner Little Big Town, it’s a spectacular series of events not to be missed. From a burger battle with Adam Richman (I’m rooting for Plan B) to the top bartender showdown and taco & tequila tasting, it’s pretty safe to say there’s something for everyone.
A portion of ticket proceeds (and there’s a pretty solid menu of ticket pricing options) will go to support Greenwich Parks & Recreation Department along with Paul Newman’s Hole In The Wall Gang Camp.
I’m looking forward to the Culinary Village on Saturday (the name alone is great) which will feature tastings and live demos from a well-curated list of 200+ local restaurants and vendors.
Here’s the official press release. See ya there!
Greenwich, CT – The fifth annual GREENWICH WINE+FOOD FESTIVAL, presented by Serendipity magazine (www.greenwichwineandfood.com) and benefits Paul Newman’s Hole in the Wall Gang Camp and The Greenwich Department of Parks and Recreation, will be taking place Thursday, September 24– Saturday, September 26 at the Roger Sherman Baldwin Park in Greenwich, Conn. The festival will feature a Dinner Under the Stars on Thursday, September 24, the Most Innovative Chefs Gala on Friday, September 25 and the Culinary Village, featuring Little Big Town’s performance, on Saturday, September 26.
“Our fifth year is positioned to be our best year yet, celebrating food, community, charity, culture and music,” said Suni Unger, Founder & CEO of Unger Publishing, the publisher of Serendipity magazine. “I couldn’t be more excited to already have over 100 local restaurants and vendors committed to this year’s event, a new Thursday evening kick-off event, and Grammy and Country Music Award winner’s Little Big Town closing out the weekend with an amazing performance!”
The official weekend kickoff on Thursday evening brings the first Dinner Under the Stars to the festival. This intimate event will accommodate 60 guests to enjoy a five-course dinner, accompanied by awarded select wines. More details on this event will be announced in the coming weeks.
The Most Innovative Chefs Gala on Friday evening will feature the 2015 Most Innovative Chef winners from restaurants across Fairfield and Westchester Counties serving an incredible tasting menu (honorees to be announced). The evening will also include elite wines, premium liquor, an exclusive auction and a live musical performance.
On Saturday, the Culinary Village, the center of the entire GREENWICH 2015 WINE+FOOD FESTIVAL, will offer tastings and demonstrations from more than two 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, celebrity chef book signings, the fourth annual Burger Battle, the second annual Top Bartender’s Showdown, Barbecue & Bluegrass, and a live musical performance by Little Big Town. A special ticketed event, Saturday on Stage Dinner, will give 100 guests the chance to enjoy the headliner performance on an elevated stage while enjoying a special dinner (chef TBA), premium liquor, wine and beer. In addition, VIP ticket holders will enjoy a VIP Big Easy Dinner, celebrating the culinary, musical and festive atmosphere of New Orleans. This tented event will feature a traditional Louisiana jazz marching band, the Festival’s Ambassador Chefs serving up signature small plates with a New Orleans Twist, premium liquor, wines and beer, and a private, early-evening concert with the world-renowned band Funky Meters, comprised of Art Neville, Ian Neville, George Porter Jr. and Russell Batiste Jr. VIP ticketholders will also enjoy a premium viewing area for Little Big Town’s performance.
The event will be held rain or shine, and anyone under 21, including infants or strollers, will not be admitted. Animals are also not permitted.
I like the part about infants and strollers not being allowed. MORE FOR US BIG KIDS!