Wednesday, October 2, 2019

the 2019 Greenwich Wine + Food Fest Recap

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The 2019 #GWFF Recap

September has been such a busy month! 

As much as we loved all the traveling we did, we couldn't wait to get back to Connecticut at the end of the month to head on up to Greenwich Connecticut for the 9th Annual Greenwich Wine and Food Festival

The Cowboy and me!

That's right! Approximately 9-1/2 years ago Suni Unger, publisher of Serendipity Magazine, decided that Greenwich CT would be the ideal location for a premier wine and food festival. Boy, did she have it right. Now, nine 'Wine and Food Fests' later, it just keeps getting better and better! 

Matt Storch interviews Valerie Bertinelli

Case in point, this year celebrity chefs like Valerie Bertinelli, Martha Stewart, Marc Murphy, David Burtkus and Geoffrey & Margaret Zakarian were on hand. 

Photo Courtesy: Greenwich Wine + Food Festival

Local celebrity chefs like Robin Selden, Matt Storch, Lindsay Perkins, Bill Taibe and Mary Giuliani were in attendance.


It only gets better! Some of our "Next Food Network Star's" fan favorite competitors like Jessica Tom, David Rose, and Christian Petroni also made appearances. 

Jessica Tom and David Rose

And top notch entertainment - like Michael Franti  & Spearhead, and Grammy award winning Little Big Town.

Little Big Town Takes the Stage
Photo Courtesy Greenwich Wine+Food Fest

The eighth annual Burger Battle was hosted by David Burtka and featured a panel of judges including Marc Murphy, Jessica Tom, David Rose, Christian Petroni, Matt Storch, Robin Selden and Bill Taibe.

2019 GWFF Burger Battle Winners

Photo Courtesy Greenwich Wine+Food Fest

  • People’s Choice:  Greenwich Fire Department
  • Judge’s Choice:  Greenwich Police Department

The sixth annual Bartender’s Showdown presented by Ketel One, hosted by Gary Dell’Abate, featured a panel of six judges including Ted Koppy, Matt Scott, Suzie Hunter, Erik Ofgang, Tina Redwine and Taylor Kinzler. 

Photo Courtesy Greenwich Wine and Food Festival

2019 GWFF Bartender Showdown Winners

  • People’s Choice AND Judge’s Choice:  Cask Republic

Some of my favorite moments from this year's festival were from watching the cooking demonstrations and learning little tips from the pros! 

David Burtka prepares an breakfast baked apple

Marc Murphy's silky carbonara

But, hands down, the Grand Tasting Tent (aka the Culinary Village) was one of the best I've ever experienced in all the years I've attended! 

Here are some of the tasty treats we sampled!
Mix Root Vegetable Chili

Chocolates by LeRouge by Aarti

Fjord Fish Market Poke Salmon Bowl
A crowd favorite!

Little Beet Table
(now open in Greenwich CT!)

Stella Artois always delivers!

Definitely the prettiest table theme and display
Wine Spectator Magazine

Sweet Sip Sampling from PureLeaf Tea

Let there be wine!
And more wine!

Z Hospitality Group

As the sun set over the festival we wound down our night listening to the sweet sounds of Michael Franti  & Spearhead, and stayed to end the night by watching an amazing performance by Little Big Town.

Greenwich Wine + Food Fest, you've done it again! Another great year supporting a wonderful cause like Food Rescue and the local parks commission, and bringing the best of the best to Greenwich Connecticut! 

Stay tuned for news of what's coming to you as this wonderful food and wine festival turns 10 and heads into their TEN YEAR ANNIVERSARY for #GWFF 2020!

Greenwich Wine + Food celebrates community, charity, food, beverage and more in the Connecticut and New York area with multiple events throughout the year, including the Greenwich Wine + Food Festival presented by PepsiCo, the GWF Golf Classic presented by Pure Leaf, and the GWF Fun Run presented by Aquafina. 2019 beneficiaries include Food Rescue US and the Town of Greenwich Parks & Recreation Foundation.  Greenwich Wine + Food is a part of Unger Media. For more information, visit

The Greenwich Wine + Food Festival presented by PepsiCo is a multi-day event celebrating the area’s rich culinary landscape and showcasing innovation in the food and beverage industries. Previous participants include chefs Daniel Boulud, Scott Conant, Mary Giuliani, Alex Guarnaschelli, Marc Murphy, Adam Richman, Marcus Samuelson and Geoffrey Zakarian, as well as musical artists Tim McGraw, Train and Ziggy Marley. This year’s festival will benefit Food Rescue US and the Town of Greenwich Parks & Recreation Foundation; previous beneficiaries include Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation and Ment’or. Sponsors to date include Pepsico, Bubly, Pure Leaf®, bubly™, LIFEWTR®, The Jeep® Brand Experience, FCA National Sweepstakes, Compass, Westy Self Storage, Greenwich Hospital, Monogram Appliances, NuKitchens, Rudy's Executive Transportation, Barbara Zaccagnini, Whistle Pig Whiskey, 90+ Cellars, Delamar, Blancpain, Manfredi Jewels, Rhone, Stamford Marriott, Ketel One Vodka, Don Julio Tequila, Tanqueray Gin, Bon & Viv Spiked Seltzer, Rums of Puerto Rico, Stella Artois, Frito-Lay, The Calling, Floyd of Leadville, E. & J. Gallo Winery, Mionetto, United Airlines, Valerie Wilson Travel, Hess, Wine Spectator, Sysco, Pernot Ricard, Douglas Elliman, Ashforth, Sam Bridge Nursery & Greenhouses, Val's Putnam Wines & Liquors, Crowne Plaza, Two Oh Three, MYX Creative Kitchen, The Capitol Theatre, Maze, Hotel Zero Degrees, Schoefferhofer, NY Post, Pepperidge Farm, SoNo Collection, Frederick Wildman & Sons, Beyond Meat, Glyph, Soul Point, Lyon Rum.*  The Festival was created by Suni Unger, founder and CEO of Unger Media, the parent company behind Greenwich Wine + Food and Serendipity magazine. For more information, visit, or the event’s social media channels:  Facebook (@Greenwichwineandfoodfestival) and Instagram (@greenwichwineandfood).

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