The second annual Savor Food & Wine Event took place at the Hartford Convention Center this past weekend. Savor’s Grand Tasting was a two-day event showcasing culinary delights from well known celebrity and regionally acclaimed chefs including Robert Irvine, Mary Ann Esposito and Elizabeth Falkner to name a few.
Joining the lengthy list of talented chefs were renowned vintners sharing their expertise and wines, as well as several beer breweries and spirit distillers. During the all-inclusive Grand Tasting attendees could sample creative and sumptuous cuisine, fine wines, craft beers and top-notch spirits. During each session, several chefs gave demonstration, sharing their signature recipes and culinary secrets. Three local mixologist demonstrated their craft by creating their signature gin libation.
Here is just some of the tasty food and beverages that Savor Connecticut had to offer. Savor will be back again next year in April so make sure you add this great event to your event calendar.
Kentucky Mountain Lemonade make with Russell’s Reserve will be available on the Spring cocktail menu at Plan B Burgers.
OnTwenty Restaurant in Hartford provided a unique display of their custard dish.
Pastry Chef Frank Iglesias showed us how to cook rhubarb properly and make a Strawberry Rhubarb dessert on the stage.
Savor Connecticut closed out with the Savor in Style Charity Gala that featured savory bites and bountiful wine and cocktails. The gala, hosted by Robert Irvine, showcased culinary cuisine from culinary celebrities Robert Irvine, Mary Ann Esposito joined by distinguished regional chefs Edward Allen, Tyler Anderson, Bill Carbone, Vinnie Carbone, Prasad Chirnomula, Marcell Davidsen, Sebastien Derbomez, Jeffrey Lizotte, and others. Each of the chef’s amazing creations were paired with the perfect wine, beer, or spirit. During the event, an auction was held with 100 percent of the proceeds going to the Robert Irvine Foundation, who’s “mission is to support individuals and organizations committed to enriching the lives of our military personnel (active, retired and veterans) and their families. The Foundation also strives to create awareness throughout the community of the sacrifices made by our military personnel and their families, and inspire community support for the men and women defending our freedom.”
A special cocktail made with Hendricks Gin.
This memorable evening was a well organized walk-around affair, where one enjoyed bubbles to dinner to dessert, while listening to live music and palate pleasuring cuisine and libations.