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Preview of the 2014 Greenwich Wine and Food Festival

greenwich_2014How fast a year goes.  It seems like it was yesterday that we were flying from one festival to another in late September, the week becoming a blur at times.  Now here we are again, and that is OK with us because the last two weeks of September are the best if you are a wine and food junkie in New England.  This

Under the food tent

Under the food tent

September 25-27 the 2014 Greenwich Wine and Food Festival winds up, and it is a fun affair.  Great food, top chefs, lots of demos and wine and spirits combine to make for a memorable weekend.  We’re including the press release below,

Burgers on a pole!  Dr. Suess meets Adam Richman?

Burgers on a pole! Dr. Suess meets Adam Richman?

and we’ll do a reminder as we get close to the event.  Tickets are now on sale at the event website located at http://greenwichwineandfood.com/.  You should check it out.  We’ll be there all day Saturday.  Last year was very, very fun.  Remember that this is for The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp, so your money does more than buy a good time, it helps out a lot of kids as well.  Here’s a few highlights to look forward to:

Thursday September 25th – start the weekend very early with Oysters and Wine presented by Castello Banfi.  We like oysters and wine, and we do especially like Castello Banfi’s wines, but unfortunately we can’t get there until Friday night.  If you’re in the area it should be worth your time.

Friday September 26th – Mix and mingle with Geoffrey Zakarian and Jean-Georges over cocktails!

No, not our car.

No, not our car.

Award winning chefs, featuring special guest Jean-Georges, create and serve up their top dishes! Guests will also enjoy exquisite wine & cocktails, live music by The Marshall Tucker Band, and auction to benefit The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp, among other things.

The wines of SUVLA - a great find!

The wines of SUVLA – a great find last year!

Saturday, September 27th – the main event, or events as there is a lot going on.  Tons of food and wines to sample in the Culinary Village.  Cooking demos, wine seminars and mixology related events happen throughout the afternoon.  There’s a Food Truck Corner, The Burger Battle, Aaron Sanchez serving up Tostadas and Tequila and more.  Alabama will be supplying the musical entertainment in the evening.

That’s a lot.  We’re excited about it.

Here’s the press release with more details, a votre sante!

FOURTH ANNUAL GREENWICH WINE+FOOD FESTIVAL

SCHEDULED FOR SEPTEMBER 25-27

 

Three-Day Event to Benefit The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp

 

More than 100 Participating Restaurants and Vendors

 

Ticket Sales Now Open

 

Greenwich, CT – The fourth annual GREENWICH WINE+FOOD FESTIVAL presented by Serendipity magazine (www.greenwichwineandfood.com) and benefits Paul Newman’s Hole in the Wall Gang Camp, will be taking 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.

 “We’re so excited to be back for our fourth year, honoring and celebrating the area’s culinary community, while raising money for an amazing, local charity,” said Suni Unger, Founder & CEO of Unger Publishing, the publisher of Serendipity magazine.  “As the festival continues to grow, we have a number of new events and new faces that will be debuting this year, mixed in with many new and returning food and wine vendors.  I guarantee that everyone that attends will learn a new thing or two about food and wine, and try something new they’ve never had before!”

 The official weekend kickoff on Thursday evening brings the First Annual Raw Bar wine tasting to the festival. This 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 GREENWICH 2014 WINE+FOOD 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.  This event will take place rain or shine at the Roger Sherman Baldwin Park in Greenwich.

 Visit www.greenwichwineandfood.com for more information and updates about the event schedule, participating celebrity and local chefs, musical talent and more. Ticket sales open today and are will be available through www.greenwichwineandfood.com or by calling 203.588.1363.  The event’s Facebook page, www.facebook.com/GreenwichFoodWineFestival, will be announcing restaurant participants and schedule updates, as available.

                                        GREENWICH 2014 WINE+FOOD FESTIVAL

The GREENWICH 2014 WINE+FOOD FESTIVAL is a three-day event that benefits The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp, a nationwide organization dedicated to providing healing to children and their families coping with cancer, sickle cell anemia and other serious illnesses. The festival is hosted by Serendipity magazine in conjunction with other event sponsors.

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