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The 5th Annual Greenwich Wine and Food Festival
Over 5500 participants attended the 2015 Greenwich Wine and Food Festival held at Roger Sherman Baldwin Park on the Greenwich CT shoreline on Saturday. September 26, 2015.
The festival supports Paul Newman’s The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp, an organization dedicated to providing “a different kind of healing” to children and their families coping with cancer, sickle cell anemia and other serious illnesses. All proceeds from the festival’s Kick-Off Party, live and silent auctions and direct donations benefit the organization.
This is a 'not to be missed' annual event featuring culinary celebrities, highly regarded local chefs, and nationally renowned music acts. This year, celebrity chefs included Adam Richman, Alex Guarnachelli, Geoffrey Zakarian, Rocco DiSpirito and more! And the headlining music act was the amazing Little Big Town.
|Celebrities at Greenwich Wine and Food Festival|
(Photo far left courtesy of Serendipity Magazine)
Clockwise, Kathy Lee Gifford & Geoffrey Zakarian, Katthy Lee Gifford, Rocco DiSpirito, Alex Guarnachelli
This year the food was amazing and I can honestly and without hesitation say as I moved around the tent, each dish just got better and better! Here's just SOME of the highlights from my day at the Grand Tasting Event on Saturday.
Harvest Wine Bar served up their amazing Brussels Sprouts salad plus more!
Barcelona Wine Bar was carving some delicious Mangalitsa ham accompanied by some sweet tomato gazpacho -- and an incredible sangria. We could have parked ourselves at Barcelona's table and not moved for the rest of the day and been happy!
Another favorite was the Gazpacho garnished with feta cheese from Elm Restaurant.
Another favorite was Geronimo's guacamole - that they were making right at the festival!
And so, so much more!
Of course, where there is great food...let there be wine!
There were many different varieties of wines to be sampled!
We finished off the day with some sweet treats from LuLu's Exquisite Cake shop! See that mermaid to the left? It's a CAKE! Unbelievably creative!
|LuLu's Exquisite Cakes|
The Greenwich Wine and Food Festival is an event not to be missed. It's most definitely a foodie's delight - with something for everyone. Whether you want to get up close and personal with your favorite food network star, or get tips and hints from celebrity chefs during demonstrations - or if you just want to sample some fabulous food and drink - the Greenwich Wine and Food Festival is for you!
In addition to celebrity demonstrations - there are also local competitions!
Winner of the Burger Battle:
- Judges Choice: Plan B
- Peoples Choice: Westchester Burger
Winner of the Top Bartender Showdown:
- Judges Choice: Sasha Jarufe from Harvest Wine Bar in Greenwich
- Peoples Choice: Dimitrios Zahariadis of Highland Brass Co. in Waterbury, CT
Founded in 1988 by Paul Newman, The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp provides “a different kind of healing” to more than 25,000 seriously ill children and family members annually – all completely free of charge. For many of these children and families, Hole in the Wall provides multiple Camp experiences throughout the year at the facility in Ashford, Conn., in more than 35 hospitals and clinics, directly in camper homes and communities, and through other outreach activities across the Northeast. To learn more, go to: www.holeinthewallgang.org
Special thanks to all the vendors who make this day so special for everyone, all the sponsors who make this event possible, Suni Unger for her vision, Serendipity Magazine for putting on one of New England's BEST food and wine festivals, and to Shelley from Splash PR who gets the word out about this fab Greenwich event!
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For more information on the festival, visit their webpage at http://greenwichwineandfood.com/
Disclaimer: I was invited to this event by members of the festival's marketing team however all views are my own.