Greenwich Wine + Food Festival 2014: The Food Event You Don’t Want To Miss!

The 2014 Greenwich Wine + Food Festival is here! From September 25-27th you can enjoy food, wine, beer, cooking demos, live music, and the best part of all – this three-day event benefits Paul Newman’s The Hole In the Wall Gang Camp!

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Presented by Serendipity, the Greenwich Wine + Food Festival will take place rain or shine at the Roger Sherman Baldwin Park in Greenwich. (Please note, you must be 21 or older to attend all festival events, and infants and strollers are prohibited per Greenwich Wine + Food Festival’s website.)

Tickets
The Greenwich Wine + Food Festival offers an array of different ticket options depending on how many days you plan to attend the festival, as well as how many events you plan to partake in each day. Please see the Greenwich Wine + Food Festival (click here) to choose which ticket(s) are best for you.
If you aren’t a foodie (I know, what am I saying??), there’s still something for you – a live concert on Saturday featuring The Bacon Brothers, Ian Murray Band, and Alabama! Just look for the Night General Ticket on the website.

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What events can you expect to see?
Head over the Greenwich Wine + Food Festival’s website for the full schedule, however you can expect such events as:

Thursday

Oysters & Wine with Castello Banfi wines and L’escale’s finest oysters from 6:30-8:30pm where guests will enjoy hors d’oeuvres and premium liquor & exclusive gift bag.

Friday

From 6:30-10:30pm you can partake in the Most Innovative Chefs Gala with Geoffrey Zakarian, Jean-Georges and other awarded chefs. This evening includes cocktails, a tasting menu prepared by the Most Innovative Chef winners and Chef Jean-Georges, and an exclusive auction.

Don’t forget to close the evening with live music by The Marshall Tucker Band. (The website notes that attire is casual chic and reminds you to wear shoes appropriate for the grass.)

Saturday

If you cannot attend all three days of the Greenwich Wine + Food Festival you might want to consider attending on Saturday, which is jam packed with plenty of events to choose from.

Celebrity Sommelier and Mixologist Tent, 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm, 30 — 40 minute demos.

Balducci’s Demo Tent ONE and TWO presented by Aitoro & Blue Star, 1:00-4:00pm, half hour demos.

Book Store, have your favorite cookbooks signed from 1:00-4:00pm! Books will be available for purchase.

BBQ Pit Masters’ Tent, 3:00-8:00pm

VIP Tent Celebrity Stage, 3pm, featuring “The Singing Chef” Neil Funtes

Top Bartender Showdown presented by Ketel, 3:30pm

Fourth Annual Celebrity Judged Burger Battle, hosted by Adam Richman, 4:30pm

Culinary Village, 12:00-5:00pm, Gourmet tastings by 100+ food, wine, and spirit vendors! See the Greenwich Wine + Food Festival site for a complete list (and some vendors are listed below).

Main Stage with Kerry Degman, country music’s rising star, and Kathie Lee Gifford with GIFFT wines by Scheid Family Wines of Monterey, California, 1:30-2:30pm.

Food Truck Corner – experience the area’s BEST food trucks.

Tequila & Tostadas! with Aarón Sánchez presented by Casamigos Tequila, 6:00-8:00pm

Front Stage Box Seats with Dinner by Red Rooster Harlem! 6:30pm

VIP Tent Ambassador Chefs Dinner, 6:30-8:00 pm
“An exclusive culinary feast at the water’s edge by award winning chefs: Rui Correia of Douro, Bill Taibe of The Whelk/ Le Farm, Frederic Keiffer of L’ecale, Rafael Palomino of Sonora Café & Bistro Latino, Debra Ponzek of Aux Delices, Clifford Crooks of BLT, Eric Gabrynowicz of Restaurant North, Eric Korn of Good-Life Gourmet, and Tim LaBant of The Schoolhouse at Cannondale.”

This year’s participants will include (list is subject to change):

Food Vendors

121 Restaurant North Salem,New York
Barcelona Greenwich Connecticut
Baro New World Cantina Fairfield, Connecticut
Mezon Danbury,Connecticut
Bar Sugo Norwalk,Connecticut
Bare Burger Coming to Stamford,Connecticut
Bobby Q’s Westport,Connecticut
Benjamin Steakhouse Westchester,New York
Cathy’s Biscotti White Plains,New York
Cayman Islands Dept. of Tourism N/A
Char Greenwich, Connecticut
Connecticut Cookie Co. Bridgeport,Connecticut
Cook & CraftOld GreenwichConnecticut
Cos CobberCos CobConnecticut
Da GiorgioNew RochelleNew York
Dan Rooney’sYonkersNew York
Dinosaur BBQStamfordConnecticut
Emmi Roth USANew York
Fairfield Cheese CompanyFairfield and GreenwichConnecticut
Fire Engine Food TruckBridgeportConnecticut
Fjord Fish MarketCos CobConnecticut
GabrielesGreenwichConnecticut
Good Karma Crunch, LLCN/A
Green & TonicGreenwichConnecticut
Harvest Wine Bar & RestaurantGreenwichConnecticut
Cava Wine Bar & RestaurantNew CanaanConnecticut
Scena Wine Bar & RestaurantDarienConnecticut
55 Wine Bar Wine Bar & RestaurantFairfield Connecticut
Hudson GrilleStamfordConnecticut
Johnson Food TruckMamaroneckNew York
Kelly’s Four Plus GranolaNew CanaanConnecticut
Little PubCos CobConnecticut
Mike’s Organic DeliveryFairfield/Westchester Counties
Morello BistroGreenwich Connecticut
NoMa SocialNew RochelleNew York
Parallel PostTrumbullConnecticut
Pinch American GrillYonkersNew York
Plan B BurgerStamford Connecticut
Preppy Pig BBQRhode IslandNew York
River House Bar & GrillPort ChesterNew York
Roger Sherman InnNew CanaanConnecticut
Ruth Chris SteakhouseTarrytownNew York
Schweid & SonsCarlstadtNew Jersey
Simply Delicious CateringNorwalkConnecticut
SonoraPort ChesterNew York
Tea-rrific Ice CreamNorwalkConnecticut
The DessertistCroton-on-HudsonNew York
The Flavored OliveMeridenConnecticut
The GingermanGreenwichConnecticut
The Granola BarWestportConnecticut
The Mumbai Times Indian CuisineCos CobConnecticut
The Purple Pear by TinaWillingtonConnecticut
The Restaurant at Rowayton SeafoodRowaytonConnecticut
The SpreadSouth NorwalkConnecticut
TomatilloGreenwichConnecticut
Versailles BistroGreenwichConnecticut
Villa ItaliaStamfordConnecticut
Whipped Up LLCWestonConnecticut
Wendy’s WeeniesGreenwichConnecticut

Beer + Wine + Spirit Vendors

American Harvest
Basil Hayden
Bloody Good Products
Blue Point Brewery
Buon Cello
Captain Lawrence Brewery
Casamigos Tequila
Cockspur Rum
Czechvar Premium Czech Lager
Daura
Estrella Damm Daura
Estrella Damm Inedit
GIFFT Wines
Goose Island
Half Full Brewery
Ice Wine Exclusives
Iceburg Vodka
Jim Beam
Ketel One
Knob Creek Rye
Leaf Vodka
Leinenkugels Orange Shandy
Long Trail – Otter Brewery
Makers 46
Martin Millers Gin
Miami Beverages
Murphy’s Stout
New Planet
Ninety+ Cellars
Old Greenwich Fine Wines
Pinto’s Pino
Quintessential Wines
Shaw Vineyard
Shock Top
SpikedSeltzer
The Wine Press
Tiger Beer

Disclaimer: I have been invited to attend the Culinary Village event (Saturday), however all opinions and views expressed herein are my own.

Images from Greenwich Wine + Food Festival

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