Thursday, April 16, 2015

Greenwich Wine and Food Festival 2015 Returns September 24-26

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Three-Day Event to Benefit The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp and The Greenwich Department of Parks and Recreation

Platinum Selling Country Group Little Big Town to
Headline Saturday’s Event

More than 200 Participating Restaurants and Vendors

Ticket Sales Now Open

The fifth annual GREENWICH WINE+FOOD FESTIVAL, presented by Serendipity magazine ( and benefits Paul Newman's Hole in the Wall Gang Camp and The Greenwich Department of Parks and Recreation, will be taking place Thursday, September 24– Saturday, September 26 at the Roger Sherman Baldwin Park in Greenwich, Conn.  

The festival will feature a Champagne Dinner Under the Stars on Thursday, September 24, the Most Innovative Chefs Gala on Friday with music by The Wailers, September 25 and the Culinary Village, featuring Little Big Town’s performance, on Saturday, September 26.

“Our fifth year is positioned to be our best year yet, celebrating food, community, charity, culture and music,” said Suni Unger, Founder & CEO of Unger Publishing, the publisher of Serendipity magazine.  “I couldn’t be more excited to already have over 100 local restaurants and vendors committed to this year’s event, a new Thursday evening kick-off event, and Grammy and Country Music Award winner’s Little Big Town closing out the weekend with an amazing performance!”

The official weekend kickoff on Thursday evening brings the FIRST Champagne Dinner Under the Stars to the festival. This intimate event will accommodate 60 guests to enjoy a five-course dinner, accompanied by awarded select wines.  More details on this event will be announced in the coming weeks.

The Most Innovative Chefs Gala on Friday evening will feature the 2015 Most Innovative Chef winners from restaurants across Fairfield and Westchester Counties serving an incredible tasting menu (honorees to be announced). The evening will also include elite wines, premium liquor, an exclusive auction and a live musical performance by The Wailers.

This year’s list includes:
  • Alison Awerbuch, Abigail Kirsch at The Loading Dock, Stamford, Conn.
  • Beck Bolender, One Twenty One, North Salem, New York
  • Francesco Casu, Golden View Firenze, Greenwich, Conn.
  • Renato Donzelli, Basso CafĂ©, Norwalk, Conn.
  • Nick DiBona, Madison Kitchen, Larchmont, New York
  • Erik Erlichson, Bistro Versailles, Greenwich, Conn.
  • Stephen Lewandowski, Harlan Social, Stamford, Conn.
  • Brian Lewis, Darien, Conn.
  • Pat Pascarella, Bar Sugo, Norwalk, Conn.
  • Matt Storch, The Chelsea, Fairfield, Conn. and Match, Norwalk, Conn.
  • David Raymer, Strada 18, Norwalk, Conn.
  • Luke Venner, Elm, New Canaan, Conn.
  • David White, Vespa, Westport, Conn.
“We are so lucky to have such extraordinary culinary talent in our local community,” said Suni Unger, Founder & CEO of Unger Publishing, Serendipity magazine and the GREENWICH WINE+FOOD Festival.  “The creativity of our honored chefs, as well as all of the foodie talent in our area, has made dining out in this region a fun and unique experience, whether it’s for an elegant evening out with friends, a romantic meal for two, or for a family dinner on a Sunday night.”

On Saturday, the Culinary Village, the center of the entire GREENWICH 2015 WINE+FOOD FESTIVAL, will offer tastings and demonstrations from more than two 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, celebrity chef book signings, the fourth annual Burger Battle, the second annual Top Bartender’s Showdown, Barbecue & Bluegrass, and a live musical performance by Little Big Town.  

A special ticketed event, Saturday on Stage Dinner, will give 100 guests the chance to enjoy the headliner performance on an elevated stage while enjoying a special dinner (chef TBA), premium liquor, wine and beer.  

In addition, VIP ticket holders will enjoy a VIP Big Easy Dinner, celebrating the culinary, musical and festive atmosphere of New Orleans.  This tented event will feature a traditional Louisiana jazz marching band, the Festival’s Ambassador Chefs serving up signature small plates with a New Orleans Twist, premium liquor, wines and beer, and a private, early-evening concert with the world-renowned band Funky Meters, comprised of Art Neville, Ian Neville, George Porter Jr. and Russell Batiste Jr.  VIP ticketholders will also enjoy a premium viewing area for Little Big Town’s performance.

Visit for more information and updates about the event schedule, participating celebrity and local chefs, musical talent and more. Ticket sales are now open (with the exception of the Thursday evening event) and are available through or by calling 203.588.1363.  The event’s Facebook page,, will be announcing restaurant participants and schedule updates, as available.

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.


The GREENWICH 2015 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, as well as The Greenwich Department of Parks and Recreation. The festival is hosted by Serendipity magazine, in conjunction with other event sponsors.

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