The Greenwich WINE+FOOD Festival Happens Next Week
The sixth annual GREENWICH WINE+FOOD FESTIVAL, presented by Serendipity magazine and benefitting Paul Newman's Hole in the Wall Gang Camp and The Greenwich Department of Parks and Recreation, has announced the ten local chefs who have been named to this year’s class of Most Innovative Chefs. These culinary stars will be honored at the Master Chef Dinner on Friday, September 23, where they will prepare their unique dishes and interact one-on-one with festival guests.
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
The celebration of local and national talent will continue with the Saturday Festival, the center of the entire GREENWICH 2016 WINE+FOOD FESTIVAL. This day-long event will offer 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, the first annual Ultimate Sandwich Take-Down and Taco Party! Culinary demonstration tents and stages will house cooking presentations by celebrity chefs, including Marcus Samuelsson (“Chopped,” “Iron Chef” and winner of “Top Chef Masters”), and local talent. Guests will also enjoy sommelier presentations, celebrity chef book signings, Q&A sessions with top food and beverage talent, the fifth annual Burger Battle, the third annual Top Bartender’s Showdown and a live musical performance. VIP ticket holders ($375 per ticket) will enjoy a Sustainable Dinner by the water’s edge, prepared by local chefs featuring locally-sourced, sustainably-produced ingredients under a private tent with premium liquor, wines and beer service, secluded lounge areas open throughout the day, private restrooms and a premium viewing area for the evening’s musical performance.
A special ticketed event, Saturday VIP Pass with Intimate Dinner featuring Marcus Samuelsson and Red Rooster Harlem, will give attendees the opportunity to enjoy the best of Harlem in a waterfront setting, featuring the roots of American cuisine from award-winning chef, restaurateur and cookbook author Marcus Samuelsson. Guests at this seated dinner with table service (6:30-8:30pm) will also enjoy the evening’s musical performance from private tables on an elevated stage ($525 per ticket) or from reserved, lawn table seating ($450 per ticket).
Visit www.serendipitysocial.com for more information and updates about the event schedule, participating celebrity and local chefs, musical talent and more.
Tickets are now on sale via http://serendipitysocial.com or by calling 203-588-1363. Be sure to check out the event’s Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/GreenwichwinefoodFestival for schedule updates.
The event will be held rain or shine, and anyone under 21, including infants and those with strollers, will not be admitted. Animals are also not permitted.
See you there!
Photo credit Jay de Castro, deecuisine.com