Thursday, April 14, 2016

Greenwich Wine and Food Fest 2016 Returns in September

THE SIXTH ANNUAL 

GREENWICH WINE+FOOD FESTIVAL 

RETURNS SEPTEMBER 23-24


Greenwich Wine + Food Festival
#GWFF2016

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

It's back! Save the dates -- September 23rd and 24th!

The 6th Annual GREENWICH WINE+FOOD FESTIVAL, presented by Serendipity magazine (www.serendipitysocial.com) and benefiting Paul Newman's Hole in the Wall Gang Camp and The Greenwich Department of Parks and Recreation, will be taking place Friday, September 23– Saturday, September 24 at the Roger Sherman Baldwin Park in Greenwich, Connecticut.  

The festival will feature a Master Chef Dinner at Water’s Edge on Friday, September 23 and the Saturday Festival on Saturday, September 24.


We are excited to be back for our sixth year honoring the best of food, drink, charity and music,” said Suni Unger, Founder & CEO of Unger Publishing and the Founder & CEO of Greenwich WINE+FOOD Festival.  “We have some exciting changes this year, including an expanded Friday evening event with even more local talent preparing their creative fare for our guests.  For Saturday, an all-new event, the Ultimate Sandwich Take-Down, will be added to the day’s line-up, and additional ticketing options for the headline performance including premium seating and unique food service will be added to our previous offerings.” 

In addition to unique culinary samplings and competition there is fabulous music! 

This year the event is featuring Ziggy Marley, Old Crow Medicine Show, and the Bacon Brothers!

“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. 


The Master Chef Dinner at Water’s Edge on Friday evening will feature not only this year’s awarded Most Innovative Chefs from across Fairfield and Westchester Counties serving their signature dishes, but also Festival Ambassador Chefs will prepare their most innovative cuisine.  The intimate evening will also feature renowned wine selections and creative cocktails, an auction and live musical performance.

The Saturday Festival, the center of the entire GREENWICH 2016 WINE+FOOD FESTIVAL, will offer tastings and demonstrations from more than two hundred of the area’s finest food, wine, spirits and product vendors in the main Grand Tasting Tent, as well as the Burger & Beer Tent, Master Griller Tent, the first annual Ultimate Sandwich Take-Down and Taco Party!  

Culinary demonstration tents and stages will house cooking presentations by celebrity chefs, including Marcus Samuelsson (“Chopped,” “Iron Chef” and winner of “Top Chef Masters”), and local talent. Guests will also enjoy sommelier presentations, celebrity chef book signings, Q&A sessions with top food and beverage talent, the fifth annual Burger Battle, the third annual Top Bartender’s Showdown and a live musical performance (talent TBA).  

VIP ticket holders ($375 per ticket) will also enjoy a Sustainable Dinner by the water’s edge, prepared by local chefs featuring the finest, locally-sourced, sustainably-produced ingredients under a private tent with premium liquor, wines and beer service, secluded lounge areas open throughout the day, private restrooms and and a premium viewing area for the evening’s musical performance. 

A special ticketed event, Saturday VIP Pass with Intimate Dinner featuring Marcus Samuelsson and Red Rooster Harlem, will give attendees the opportunity to enjoy the best of Harlem by the water’s edge, featuring the roots of American cuisine from award-winning chef, restaurateur and multi-titled cookbook author Marcus Samuelsson.  Featuring a seated dinner with table service (6:30-8:30pm), attendees will also enjoy the evening’s musical performance from private, tables on an elevated stage ($525 per ticket) or from reserved, lawn table seating ($450 per ticket).

Visit www.serendipitysocial.com for more information and updates about the event schedule, participating celebrity and local chefs, musical talent and more. 


Follow updates on Greenwich Wine + Food Festival's Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/GreenwichwinefoodFestival, for restaurant participants and schedule happenings!

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.

ABOUT THE 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 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 partnered with Serendipity magazine and Pepsi. 

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