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The 2021 Greenwich Wine + Food Festival
September 28 - October 3
Greenwich Wine + Food has announced its 10 year anniversary celebration, taking place September 28 – October 3, 2021. The week-long festivities will recreate some of the most memorable experiences from the past decade of festivals and special events, as well as introduce new events for guests. Beneficiaries include two national non-profit organizations with roots in Connecticut: The Jacques Pépin Foundation and Wholesome Wave. Platinum sponsors include Wagoneer and The Village.
August 17, 2021 Update: With the uptick in Covid cases and the growing concerns for our community, it is with a very heavy heart that we have decided to postpone the larger Anniversary Celebration until Spring 2022. In reviewing the goals and expectations of GWF events, coupled with the collaborative nature of our celebration, and new Covid restrictions, we are unable to deliver a safe, fun and secure event for our guests traveling from various towns and states to attend.
Weekend events will be held rain or shine, and anyone under 21, including infants or children in strollers, will not be admitted. Pets are also not permitted.
Exclusive Wine Experiences, kicking off the week, will invite vintners, winemakers and sommeliers to lead entertaining discussions of wine history and production practices with guests in exclusive homes and restaurants throughout Fairfield County surrounding areas. These intimate affairs will pair rare, world-class wine tastings with multi-course menus prepared by notable, local chefs.
The 10th Anniversary Master Chef Gala, honoring Jacques Pépin for his lifetime of achievement, will take place on Friday, October 1 at The Village. New for 2021, award-winning chefs will prepare multi-course dinners showcasing curated menus created just for the evening serving the Chef’s table of 10 guests. The evening will also include mingling with celebrity chefs, tastings of elite liquors, wines and beers, a charity auction and musical performances. A limited ticketed event will provide access to an intimate cocktail party before dinner with Jacques Pépin, Michel Nischan and other celebrities.
Saturday, October 2 and Sunday, October 3 will host classic Greenwich Wine + Food events at The Village, including a re-imagined Savor & Stroll (formerly known as the Grand Tasting Tent) offering food and beverage tastings, demonstrations and industry leaders sharing products on the boardwalk, as well as events devoted to the best in burgers, tacos and more. 2021 will host the 9th Annual Burger Battle and 7th Annual Top Bartender Showdown, inviting friendly competition between area restaurants and bars.
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