Foxwoods Resort Casino and Celebrity Chef Robert Irvine
Kick Off the Second Annual Savor Event
Savor: A Celebration of Food, Wine, and Spirits.
Last week I had the opportunity to visit Foxwood's newest restaurant, Vue 24, to meet with Chef Robert Irvine, celebrity chef and host of Foxwood's upcoming Savor CT, a three-day food and wine culinary celebration!
Chef Irvine was welcomed by members of the Foxwoods Resort Casino’s culinary and leadership team, Adam Odegard, Vice President of Food & Beverage, Executive Chef Edward Allen, Executive Pastry Chef Franck Iglesias and Felix Rappaport, President and CEO. In addition members of the Hartford's CT Convention Center welcomed Savor back, and Plan B announced their sponsorship of an exclusive dinner and tasting during Savor CT.
Vue 24, located on the 24th floor of the Grand Pequot Tower, features exquisite Continental-based cuisine with a modern flair. In addition, the restaurant offers stunning panoramic views of the south east Connecticut countryside.
Savor is a supporter of the Robert Irvine Foundation, a not-for-profit organization that honors the men and women serving in the United States Armed Forces. Local military members and veterans were also in attendance to help launch this year’s event. Savor will once again donate a portion of event ticket sales to the foundation.
|Photo Courtesy of Foxwoods|
I would be remiss if I didn't show a sampling of Vue 24's luncheon offerings during our visit, which are also a preview of some of the amazing types of fare that Savor CT exhibitors will feature.
|Vue 24 Fingerling Potato and Hericut Vert Salad|
|Vue 24 House Cured Salmon Salad|
|Vue 24 Salad|
|Vue 24 Watermelon and Tomato Salad|
|Vue 23 Yogurt Shooters|
Savor will once again be THE event of the season with chef demonstrations and tastings from some of Connecticut's premier dining destinations. See a list of sponsors and exhibitors HERE
When: April 7 – 9, 2016
More about Savor CT for 2016
Where: Connecticut Convention Center
Savor will be held at the Connecticut Convention Center which boasts a dramatic riverfront setting overlooking the beautiful Connecticut River at Adriaen’s Landing. Connecticut’s premier meeting venue and the largest full-service convention facility between New York and Boston also features exceptional highway access at the crossroads of New England, where Interstates 84 and 91 meet.
A Kentucky style soiree and taste all five years of Pappy! Plan B kicks off the Savor weekend with a delicious Kentucky inspired menu, bourbon cocktails and more. Don’t miss this legendary night presented by Plan B!
Savor the Legends: Thursday, April 7, 2016
Savor’s Grand Tasting: April 8 & 9, 2016A two-day celebration that will spotlight top talent in the culinary industry including Robert Irvine, host of Restaurant: Impossible on Food Network. Chef Irvine will be joined by other celebrated chefs and world renowned vintners sharing their expertise. Tickets to The Grand Tasting are all-inclusive, where guests will sample bold cuisine, stylish wines, world-craft beers and the leading trends in inspired spirits. A fantastic line-up of chefs will perform on the Savor Culinary Demonstration Stage and share their signature recipes and trade secrets with you!
Savor in Style Charity Gala: April 8, 2016Hosted by Robert Irvine, will feature some of the nation’s top chefs and highly successful regional chefs paired with well-respected winemakers. Following a Champagne Reception, these masters will lavish guests with their sumptuous creations, where every dish will be paired with an exceptional wine or other luscious libation. Don’t miss your chance to see artistic genius up-close!
Connecticut Convention Center
100 Columbus Blvd.
Hartford, CT 06103