Greenwich WINE+FOOD Festival presented by presented by Serendipity magazine (serendipitysocial.com) will be returning for its seventh year, September 22 through 23 at Roger Sherman Baldwin Park in Greenwich, Connecticut. The multi-day event will once again feature a Master Chef Dinner on Friday evening, this year honoring celebrity chef Scott Conant and the 2017 Most Innovative Chefs (names TBA). Adam Richman (Travel Channel’s “Secret Eats with Adam Richman,” NBC’s “Food Fighters) will again be in attendance, and the night will be capped off with a performance by Big Head Todd & The Monsters. Ticket’s for Friday’s festivities are on-sale today.
Celebrity chef Scott Conant will be Friday’s honoree; the Food Network star and famed restaurateur will talk about innovation in the restaurant industry and introduce the area’s top chefs who have been named Most Innovative and Ambassador chefs.
“Chef Conant’s fantastic New York City restaurants like L’Impero and Alto have made his name synonymous with innovation, so it’s only fitting that he’ll be introducing the incredible lineup of chefs in this region who also push the culinary envelope,” said Suni Unger, Founder and CEO of Serendipity and the GREENWICH WINE+FOOD FESTIVAL. “We’re also thrilled to have festival favorite Adam Richman back as a special guest who will mix and mingle with Friday night guests!”
Where to Buy Tickets
Tickets are now on sale for Friday’s Master Chef Dinner ($325 per ticket) via serendipitysocial.com or by calling 203.588.1363. Additional tickets, including Saturday General Admission, Saturday VIP and more, will be available in the coming weeks.
Visit the event’s Facebook page for more information and updates about the event schedule, participating celebrity and local chefs, musical talent, ticket availability and more.
The event will be held rain or shine, and anyone under 21, including infants or strollers, will not be admitted. Animals are also not permitted.
The evening will honor Serendipity’s 2017 Most Innovative Chefs and showcase some of this year’s festival’s Ambassador Chefs. The talented lineup of Ambassador Chefs for 2017 includes: Mogan Anthony (Village Social), Rui Correia (Douro/Gaia), Constantine Kalandranis (273 Kitchen), Michael Kaphan (Purdy’s Farmer and the Fish), Geoff Lazlo (Mill Street Bar & Table), Stephen Lewandowski (Harlan Social), Brian Lewis (The Cottage), Rafael Palomino (Sonora), Forrest Pasternack (Baldanza at The Farmhouse and The Barn at The Bedford Post Inn), Christian Petroni (Fortina), Debra Ponzek (Aux Délices), Nadia Ramsey (Méli-Mélo Catering), Robin Selden (Marcia Selden Catering), David Snyder (Char), Matt Storch (Match/Nom-eez), Bill Taibe (The Whelk/Kawa Ni) and Luke Venner (Elm). The Most Innovative Chefs and additional Ambassador Chefs will be announced soon.
“These celebrated area chefs will prepare and serve their inventive dishes while interacting with guests, making this a unique opportunity for area foodies to meet the men and women behind their favorite restaurants,” added Unger. “Wine will also play a major role in this year’s dinner, featuring tastings from wineries located around the world, including buzzed-about startups, winemakers with their own labels, and larger, well-known wineries.”
Friday night will finish with a live performance from platinum-selling blues rock band Big Head Todd and the Monsters (“Bittersweet,” “Broken Hearted Savior”).
Details for the Saturday Festival, featuring tastings, demonstrations by celebrity and local talent, celebrity chef book signings, the sixth annual Burger Battle, the fourth annual Top Bartender’s Showdown and a live musical performance, will be announced in the coming weeks along with ticket details and availability.