Get ready folks because the annual Greenwich Wine + Food Festival presented by Serendipity is coming up soon! This spectacular event held every year in at Roger Sherman Baldwin Park in Greenwich is not only filled with the best food and drinks from local area restaurants, but also has activities with celebrity chefs and top notch entertainment as well.
What is even better about this yearly happening is that it is all done in the name of charity:
The main beneficiary of this year’s Festival is the Mario Batali Foundation. Founded in 2008, MBF raises funds to provide literacy programs, as well as nutrition information and access to emergency food organizations to underprivileged children and their families. MBF also funds pediatric disease research. Other Festival beneficiaries include The Friends of James Beard Benefits and the Town of Greenwich Parks and Recreation Foundation. (credit: GWFF)
And here is some more info on the two day event: (again, credit: GWFF)
The Master Chef Wine Dinner at Roger Sherman Baldwin Park by the water’s edge on Friday, September 22 will honor famed restaurateur and author Scott Conant (“Chopped”, “Top Chef”), with special guest Adam Richman. The event will also recognize the Serendipity 2017 Most Innovative Chefs: Carlos Baez (The Spread), Stavros Karipides (Famous Greek Kitchen), Lisa & Steve Maronian (Sweet Lisa’s Exquisite Cakes), Mike Pietrafeso (Ada’s Kitchen + Coffee), Brad Spence (Amis Trattoria), Ian Vest (Back 40 Kitchen) and Marc Weber (On the Marc Events). In addition, Festival Ambassador Chefs including Mogan Anthony (Village Social), Rui Correia (Douro/Gaia), Constantine Kalandranis (273 Kitchen), Brian Lewis (The Cottage), Christian Petroni (Fortina), Debra Ponzek (Aux Délices), Nadia Ramsey (Méli-Mélo Catering), Robin Selden (Marcia Selden Catering & Event Planning) and David Snyder (Char Restaurant), will serve innovative dishes alongside carefully selected wines and creative cocktails. The evening will be capped off by a live musical performance by platinum-selling southern rock band Big Head Todd and the Monsters (“Bittersweet,” “Broken Hearted Savior”).
Celebrity chefs Mario Batali, Scott Conant, Alex Guarnaschelli and Adam Richman will be conducting cooking demos, book signings and mingling with festival attendees during the signature day of the festival on Saturday, September 23.
On Saturday, there is an incredibly full day of scheduled happenings that include: the Grand Tasting Tent with samplings from over 150 vendors, the Market Place showing off latest trends and technology for the culinary world, lawn games, demos with the celeb chefs, book signings, Empire Casino tent to try your luck at a table or two, Tailgate Party with brews, bbq, food trucks and more and of course the 6th Annual Burger Battle to see who has the area’s bestest burger around! There is just so much going on this day, you wouldn’t believe the schedule if you saw it!
To finish off your Saturday…the one and only Train will be performing on the main stage!
So why is a site dedicated to Stamford posting about this? Because many of the bars/restaurants and competitors of the festival are Stamford businesses. This event is not only a lot of fun and helps worthwhile charities, but it is also a great way to show your support for our city’s great eateries. Such an amazing way to Keep it Local!
For more information on GWFF2017 and to get your tickets:
The event will be held rain or shine, and anyone under 21, including infants or strollers, will not be admitted. Animals are also not permitted. Please note this schedule is subject to change.
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