Hello WOTM Nation!
The time has come…I will be at the 2015 Greenwich Wine and Food Festival covering the action, the food, the drinks, the happenings and of course…Keeping it Local with the Stamford folks who will be showcasing their talents!
While this event is happening in our neighboring town of Greenwich, I assure you, Stamford is WELL represented each year at this event. Hosted by Serendipity Magazine (located on Canal St.), the Wine and Food Festival has been growing more and more each year.
Celeb chefs from The Food Network and beyond will be on hand to share their secrets, demonstrate their craft and even judge food battles. While representatives of the cocktail elite will be showing us how to pair wine and beer with food, mix the perfect drink and compete in a bartender showdown. It’s a chance not only to eat and drink with some of the best in the business, but also a great chance to learn a few things as well! (And I must say, looks like all diets are off for this event.)
This final day of the festival will be capped off with a performance by headlining CMA & Grammy winning band Little Big Town!
The best part about this whole week of food, drinks and fun is that it benefits the Hole in the Wall Gang Camp. Founded in 1988 by Paul Newman, it (in their words): “gives every child, no matter what their illness, a chance to raise a little hell.” This group is dedicated to giving seriously ill children and their families a ‘different kind of healing.’ For more information on how you can help, volunteer or donate to this awesome cause: http://www.holeinthewallgang.org/
The event also raises funds for the Greenwich Parks and Recreation Scholarship Fund. This “scholarship program provides income eligible families exposure to positive experiences, and active lifestyles, as well as opportunities to gain and refine life skills, and to develop positive personal and social assets.” 100% of funds raised goes directly to their programs. How great is that?? To find out how you can help or to donate: http://www.towngreenwichprfoundation.org/#!contribute-to-scholarship-fund/cjb5
On a personal note, I’m very excited that What’s on the Menu? has been invited to be a member of the press for this event. It is my pleasure to go and represent WOTM and all that I’ve been working for with this site. I can’t wait to meet everyone, swap some stories and ok, maybe eat a bite or two! I’ll certainly be doing a full write-up on the site in the days following the event.
Have a great Saturday folks and as always, Keep it Local!
Founder of What’s on the Menu?
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