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Greenwich Wine and Food Festival Preview

With the Newport Mansions Wine & Food Festival on the doorstep, we are already looking into the future toWF2013_Logo1 what’s next.  In this case what’s next, along with an edition or two of Joe’s Wine Making Adventure and some wine reviews, is the Greenwich Wine and Food Festival , being held Oct 3-5, 2013.

This tented event on the Long Island Sound features national and local celebrity chefs, sommeliers and culinary experts, cooking demonstrations, gourmet tastings, cook-offs, and wine and spirits. You can enjoy more than 100 vendors and listen to live performances by Dispatch and Country Music star Pat Green!

Now as a disclaimer, while Newport is a Wine and Food Festival with the focus on wine, the Greenwich event really might be better categorized as a Food and Wine Festival, because it seems the food is going to take center stage here.  We haven’t been before, but we have some press passes waiting for us and it looks like a really good time.  We’ll also be doing an interview with one of the sommeliers who will be talking at the event, so look for that sometime next week.


You can visit their website here:

The event is benefiting the Hole in the Wall Gang Camp, a very worthy cause.

If you’ve never heard of it, the Hole in the Wall Gang Camp is dedicated to providing “a different kind of healing” to seriously ill children and their families throughout the Northeast, free of charge. It’s a community that celebrates the fun, friendship and spirit of childhood where every kid can “raise a little hell.”

The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp was founded in 1988 by Paul Newman with one simple premise in mind, that every child, no matter their illness, could experience the transformational spirit and friendships that go hand in hand with camp.  All proceeds from the festival’s Kick-Off Party, live and silent auctions and direct donations benefit the organization.

Here is the high level schedule of events.  Please check their site for more details and tickets if so inclined.

Thursday, October 3
Miller Motorcars, Greenwich, CT
6:30 – 9:00 p.m.

Get a jump start on the festivities at the official 2013 Greenwich Wine + Food Festival Kick-Off Party! Mingle with culinary experts, The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp patrons, sponsors and Serendipity friends while surrounded by the worlds most famous luxury cars! The night will feature fine wine from Ninety+ Cellars and gourmet hors d’oeuvres, plus a silent auction and exclusive Serendipity gift bags. One hundred percent of the evening’s ticket sales and auction proceeds will benefit The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp. Cocktail attire. Tickets are limited!

Friday, October 4

Sponsored by Betteridge Jewelers
Roger Sherman Baldwin Park, Greenwich, CT
6:30 – 10:00 p.m.

6:30 p.m. Serendipity‘s carefully selected group of Featured Chefs come together under one tent to prepare and share their special dishes in a live demonstration.

Enjoy fine wines from The Deutsch Family Wine & Spirits, beer from Stella Artois, creative cocktails from American Harvest and artisan water from Voss. Guests will receive an exclusive gift bag with a Festival wine glass and a one-year subscription to Serendipity magazine. Attire is casual chic. Please wear shoes appropriate for the grass.


Saturday, October 5
Roger Sherman Baldwin Park, Greenwich, CT

12:00 – 5:00 p.m. Culinary Village presented by Serendipity

Gourmet tastings by 90 of the Northeast’s finest food, wine and spirit vendors.

12:00 – 10:00 p.m. VIP Tent

This special tent will host a private lounge, open bar, specialty gourmet tastings and a buffet dinner. Ticketed guests will also have access to VIP Parking, Private Restrooms and an intimate viewing of the evenings live performance.

1:00 – 5:00 p.m. Celebrity Demonstration Tents presented by Clarke Kitchens

Your favorite network celebrity chefs, sommeliers and mixologists show off their best! Get there early and you may get a seat at the tasting tables!


Roger Sherman Baldwin Park‎
Greenwich, CT 06830

We’ll certainly be reporting on the event afterwards, so check back.  Maybe we’ll see you there!

A votre santé!

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