Sunday, October 16, 2016

The 6th Annual Greenwich Wine and Food Festival

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The  Greenwich Wine + Food Festival keeps getting better!


I don't know about you, but when August arrives, I get a little sad. It means the end of the summer is coming and fall is just around the corner. As much as I love Connecticut's changing seasons, and the fall colors ARE beautiful, it means that the dreaded winter and frigid temperature are coming.

BUT.... what gets me through to September is that the GREENWICH 2016 WINE+FOOD FESTIVAL is back!

Photo Courtesy Inside Out Photo Booth 
and sponsor Shreve Crump, and Low

This year the cowboy and I traveled back up to one of our FAVORITE Connecticut Events, the Greenwich Wine and Food Fest! It just so happened that this beautiful sunny Saturday proved to be one of the last really warm weekends of the year promising to be in the the mid to upper 70's. So off we headed - up to Greenwich Connecticut to partake in some great food and drink on the Grand Tasting Day!



Although there's more to the Festival than just the Grand Tasting Day and Tent, it's my favorite part of the festival. If you're not familiar with this Greenwich festival it's a multi-day event that includes specialty tasting dinners and sampling events in the days leading up to the Festival. AND the best thing of all is the entire affair 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 and Wholesome Wave Organization.  

Here are some of the sights, products, demos, and flavors we sampled under the big top Grand Tasting Tent - and some of the celebrity sightings we made. The best thing about this festival is you can get up close and personal with the demonstrating chefs and most are more than happy to pose for a picture with you. 


Greenwich Wine + Food Festival: Food Tastings


There are so many great restaurants and food products under the big top that it's hard to feature all of them, so here are just a few of those appearing. Of those in attendance, most are from Fairfield County and surrounding areas in New York.

Apple Salad from B Good

Brown Dog Fancy Mustard



Fjord Fish Market Ceviche 


DeCiccio  & Sons Cannolis



Jalapeno Jam by Fourth Creek
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Tuna by Little Pub



Beverages, Wine and Spirits at Greenwich Wine and Food Fest


There's more than wine at the Greenwich Wine + Food Festival, there's beer, spirit and more! From Bloody Mary's to Margaritas, to all sorts of mixers and mixes, and coffee too!






Shearwater Coffee Roasters

The cowboy enjoying some Stella Artois







More at Greenwich Wine + Food Fest



There are also some pretty neat products found at the Greenwich Wine and Food Festival! 



Luxury Products from the Delamar Greenwich Spa

Bottle Openers and Cork Screws from M & W Coastal

Totes from Seabags Maine



Celebrity Sightings at the Greenwich Wine + Food Festival


In addition to the local celebrity chefs at the Festival, there are some pretty well know television chefs too!

Adam Richman

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Emma Frisch, Nicole Gaffney, and Alex Guarnaschelli

Marcus Samuelsson


Greenwich Wine + Food Fest Competitions

In addition to the great food, wine and entertainment, the festival hosts several competitions!


Burger Battle 

Photo Courtesy Serendipity Social
Winners:

  • Cask Republic won the Judges Choice.
  • Bareburger won the People’s Choice vote.

Top Bartender Showdown:

Photo Courtesy Serendipity Social
Winner
  • Eastend won the Judges Choice.


The Ultimate Sandwich Takedown

Winner:

  • Judy’s Bar + Kitchen won the Judges Choice.




Entertainment for the evening was 
Ziggy Marley and Old Crow Medicine Show!



Photo Courtesy Serendipity Social

Photo Courtesy Serendipity Social

We can't wait to see what Serendipity Social has in store for us next year for the 7th Annual Greenwich Wine and Food Festival!

Hope to see you there!


For more pictures of the event visit the 

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and while you're there - don't forget to "like" us!

The festival is presented by Serendipity magazine, along with Pure Leaf, PepsiCo, Citi®, Empire City Casino, and Stamford Lincoln.  Other official sponsors include Coldwell Banker Preview International, Cabot, Stamford Tent, Barbara Zaccagnini, Whole Foods, Westy Self Storage, Rudy’s Executive Transportation, Dacor, Deutsch Family Wine and Spirits, Granoff Architects, Shearwater Organic Coffee and Wusthof.  


Disclaimer: We were invited to attend the Festival by members of the event's management and marketing team, however all opinions are our own.



© Home Place 2016

7 comments:

  1. Love the pictures. You had a great day for the festival!

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    1. Yes! It was the perfect day - and this fest never disappoints! Food was amazing, and the entertainment and chef and chef demos are always first rate!

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  2. Good food and good wine equals a good day. Nice pictures, too.

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    1. Thanks Jennifer! It's one of CT's best festivals every year!

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  3. Oh man! I would have loved to see Old Crow Medicine show!

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    1. They always have a great range of entertainment lined up! It's such fun every year! Never disappoints!

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  4. Visited there last weekend with a group of friends, and had all the fun we could handle. I really like the ambiance at Venues in San Francisco. There's a decent draft beer selection at a reasonable price and the bartenders are good at what they do.

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