So you’re here on WOTM who prides themselves on Keeping it Local STAMFORD and you’re wondering why we’re here posting about the Greenwich Wine + Food Festival…right? Well, besides being a great event for a great cause, every year, Stamford is VERY well represented! Many Stamford restaurants and businesses participate and share their creations with those who attend. Here is the latest on this fabulous event:
THE GREENWICH 2016 WINE+FOOD FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES CELEBRITY CHEFS AND MUSICAL TALENT
Ziggy Marley and Old Crow Medicine Show to Co-Headline
at the Saturday Festival
The Bacon Brothers to Perform at Master Chef Dinner with Adam Richman
Celebrity Chefs Featured Throughout the Festival Include Michel Nischan and Marcus Samuelsson
Greenwich, CT – The sixth annual GREENWICH 2016 WINE+FOOD FESTIVAL, presented by Serendipity magazine (www.serendipitysocial.com) and benefitting Paul Newman’s The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp, Wholesome Wave and The Greenwich Department of Parks and Recreation, has announced the headlining musical talent and celebrity chefs who will appear at this year’s festival.
“We wanted to give our guests an extra special night of music to cap off Saturday’s festival this year, so are featuring two co-headlining acts that are sure to get the crowd on their feet,” said Suni Unger, Founder & CEO of Serendipity magazine and the GREENWICH WINE+FOOD FESTIVAL. “The combination of Ziggy Marley’s reggae with the American string band Old Crow Medicine Show will entertain everyone in attendance.”
“We are also excited to once again welcome back Connecticut’s own Kevin Bacon, along with his brother Michael, to join in our celebration and offer their unique blend of folk, country and rock music to an intimate group of attendees at the Master Chef Dinner on Friday night,” added Unger.
In addition to the musical acts, celebrity chefs Michel Nischan, Adam Richman and Marcus Samuelsson will participate in this year’s festivities, conducting cooking demos, mingling with guests and signing cookbooks.
At the Master Chef Dinner on Friday evening, Adam Richman will award Serendipity’s Most Innovative Chefs from across Fairfield and Westchester Counties (honorees TBA) who will serve their signature dishes. Festival Ambassador Chefs will also be in attendance, preparing their best cuisine. The special evening is rounded out with renowned wine selections, creative cocktails and an auction.
The celebration of local and national talent continues on Saturday, the signature day of the GREENWICH 2016 WINE+FOOD FESTIVAL. The lineup features tastings and demonstrations from more than two hundred of the area’s finest food, wine, spirits and product vendors in the Grand Tasting Tent, as well as the Burger & Brew Tent, Grill Master Tent and Taco Party! There will also be a number of lively competitions, including the first annual Ultimate Sandwich Take-Down, the fifth annual Burger Battle and the third annual Top Bartender’s Showdown. Throughout the day, guests can enjoy sommelier presentations, celebrity book signings, and Q&A sessions with top culinary experts.
Saturday VIP ticket holders ($375 per ticket) are invited to the Sustainable Dinner with three-time James Beard Foundation Award winner Michel Nischan, highlighting exquisite, locally-sourced ingredients, served under a private tent with premium liquor, wine and beer. Ticket holders also have access to exclusive lounge areas (open throughout the day), private restrooms and a premium viewing area for the evening’s musical performance.
The Saturday VIP Pass with Intimate Dinner, featuring Marcus Samuelsson and Red Rooster Harlem, will give attendees the opportunity to sample the best of Harlem in a stunning waterfront setting. Award-winning chef, restaurateur and cookbook author Marcus Samuelsson will prepare a meal inspired by the roots of American cuisine at a seated dinner with table service (6:30-8:30pm). Attendees can take in the evening’s musical performance from private tables on an elevated stage ($525 per ticket) or from reserved, lawn table seating ($450 per ticket). Table packages will be available as well.
Visit www.serendipitysocial.com for more information and updates about the event schedule, participating celebrity and local chefs, musical talent and more.
Tickets will be available in the coming weeks via http://serendipitysocial.com/or by calling 203.588.1363. The event’s Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/GreenwichwinefoodFestival will announce restaurant participants and schedule updates.
The festival will be held rain or shine, and anyone under 21, including infants or strollers, will not be admitted. Pets are also not permitted.country influences.
GREENWICH 2016 WINE+FOOD FESTIVAL
The GREENWICH 2016 WINE+FOOD FESTIVAL is a multi-day event that benefits The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp, a nationwide organization dedicated to helping children and their families coping with cancer, sickle cell anemia and other serious illnesses, as well asWholesome Wave and The Greenwich Department of Parks and Recreation. The festival is sponsored by Serendipity magazine in partnership with Pepsi.