A day of sampling food and wine by over 150 vendors and watching cooking demonstrations by some top chefs sounds appealing, doesn’t it? Well, that’s what the Greenwich Wine + Food Festival is all about. Add some live music – this year Little Big Town performed – and a partnership with The Hole In the Wall Gang, a charity created by Paul Newman, to raise funds for their camp and you have all the components for an excellent food festival.
The GWFF is a three-day long event with several options for ticket admission to the different events offered each day. On Friday the GWFF kicked off with Serendipity’s 2015 Most Innovative Chefs Dinner, followed by the majority of events on Saturday such as the Grand Tasting Tent, live cooking demonstrators by James Beard award winning chefs with meet and greets and book signings.
This was my second year attending the Greenwich Wine + Food Festival and the trend I’ve noticed is that each year it gets better and better. Each year the GWFF keeps several key components such as the large Grand Tasting Tent where you can sample food and beverages from over 150 vendors and the burger competition with Plan B Burger taking home the win again this year, but there were also some additions this year including several smaller and specialized tents, Barbecue and Bluegrass and Ultimate Brewmaster for example, which opened later in the afternoon. This mixture of new additions along with traditional aspects attendees of the GWFF come to expect allows the comfort of knowing what makes this food festival so wonderful will be there again next year along with some added twists to make you want to keep coming back year after year.