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Annual Sun Wine & Food Fest Returns to Mohegan Sun Casino
January 26 - January 29
The Annual Sun Wine & Food Fest is back at Mohegan Sun starting Friday, January 26th – January 29th, 2023. Sun Wine & Food Fest is back and better than ever with seven brand new exclusive events! Participate in a weekend full of wines, spirits, celebrity chef showcases and delightful dishes!
Must be 21 years of age or older to attend the event. Valid ID and ticket/wristband required upon entry at all events.
Wine connoisseurs and food aficionados rejoice! Sun Wine & Food Fest is back at Mohegan Sun. Don’t miss your chance to sip and sample your way through endless vintages and signature dishes, incredible showcases and tastings during a four-day affair across the Uncas Ballroom and the Earth Expo & Convention Center.
Sun Wine & Food Fest kicks off on Thursday, January 26th with three incredible events. First up is the TAO Japanese Whisky Dinner at 5:00pm and 6:30pm. Guests can enjoy top-shelf Japanese Whisky paired with a succulent three-course meal at TAO Asian Bistro & Lounge.
At 8:00pm, Clay Pipe Cigar Bar will feature the Ferrand Cognac & Cigar Pairing where guests can enjoy an exclusive tasting of Pierre Ferrand paired with a Macanudo cigar, and a great time!
Also taking place at 6:30pm inside Tuscany will be The Todd English Experience where Chef Todd will take on hosting duties for an evening that kicks off with a craft cocktail hour followed by a seated dinner. Live entertainment will be mixed in, and guests will also be able to mingle with Chef Todd.
Beam & Burgers presented by Beam Suntory, Inc.
Get the weekend started early and warm your palate during the new Beam & Burgers party in the Earth Ballroom. Chef Chad Rosenthal, Chef Mike Puma and Gotham Burger Social Club are teaming up with Beam Suntory, Inc. to provide juicy variations of scrumptious burgers that pair perfectly with top-notch whiskeys. This event will feature live entertainment and a complimentary cigar.
Beam & Burgers presented by Beam Suntory, Inc. takes place from 6:00pm to 9:00pm on Friday, January 27th. Tickets are $100 in advance of the event, or $125 on the day of the event.
Grand Tasting Preview
Guests can get a sneak peek of the Grand Tasting, one of Sun Wine & Food Fest’s signature showcases. This preview is held at the Earth Expo Center, and guests can sample a variety of wine, beer, and spirits while pairing their favorites with delectable dishes from some of the region’s top restaurants. The Grand Tasting Preview offers the opportunity to experience an exclusive preview of SWFF’s largest event while also getting an early peek at celebrity chefs showing off their skills.
On Friday, January 27th from 8:00pm to 10:00pm the Grand Tasting Preview will take place. Ticket prices are $100 in advance and $125 at the door. Tickets for designated drivers cost $40.
Sun Wine & Food Fest’s main event features over 1,000 different types of wine, beer, and spirits for guests to sample inside the 125,000 square-foot Earth Expo Center! Foodies can also taste dishes from award-winning restaurants throughout the region and select bites from elite chefs. Two culinary stages will be set up for guests to take in a variety of celebrity chef demos from the likes of Michael Symon, Robert Irvine, Marc Murphy, Maneet Chauhan, Nyesha Arrington, Richard Blais, and more!
The Grand Tasting is Saturday, January 28th and has a VIP hour from 11:00am to Noon, with General Admission from Noon to 5:00pm. Tickets are $150 for regular admission and $160 on the day of the event. Designated driver tickets are available for $40.
Industry heavyweights Chefs Rocco DiSpirito and Christian Petroni will be on hand to host the Vintage Cru in the Earth Ballroom. Here, taste the “best-of-the-best” vintages from around the world and meet the winemakers and principles behind them. Wine is available for purchase with shipment directly to your home! Each guest in attendance will also receive a $50 iGourmet gift card at the conclusion of the event!
Vintage Cru is from 4:00pm to 6:00pm on Saturday, January 28th. Public on-sale tickets are $150, or $165 on the day of the event.
Exclusive Pappy Van Winkle Tasting
Clay Pipe Cigar Bar, located in Casino of the Sky, joins the SWFF fun with an exclusive Pappy Van Winkle Tasting! Taste one of the most sought-after bourbons of Pappy Van Winkle, including a tasting of 10 Year, 12 Year, 15 Year, 20 Year, and 23 Year. Guests will have the opportunity to enjoy an in-house Macanudo cigar that has been infused with Old Rip Van Winkle 10 Year. Tickets to this event are in limited quantity so be sure to reserve your seat today!
Exclusive Pappy Van Winkle Tasting is from 6:00pm to 8:00pm on Saturday, January 28th. Tickets can also be purchased during the public on-sale at $500, or $525 the day of the event.
Celebrity Chef Dine Around
The Celebrity Chef Dine Around is where SWFF fans will see some of the most talented chefs at work during Mohegan Sun’s trademark walk-around event in the Uncas Ballroom. Over 20 famous chefs including Esther Choi, Amanda Freitag, Chris Santos, and Michael Symon will each personally serve a distinctive meal paired with a wine, beer, or spirit. DJ Irie will set the vibe for what is one of the most thrilling events at Sun Wine & Food Fest every year.
Celebrity Chef Dine Around is from 8:00pm to 10:30pm on Saturday, January 28th. Tickets can also be purchased during the public on-sale at $250, or $275 the day of the event.
Bloodys & Brunch With Buddy
Join Buddy Valastro inside Mohegan Sun’s luxury lounge novelle for the Bloodys & Brunch event to finish off Sun Wine & Food Fest 2023 in style! Guests can book their tickets now for $90 or for $100 the day of the event. The famous Buddy Valastro will serve up sweet and savory options while guests sip on premium, crafted Bloody Marys.
Bloodys & Brunch With Buddy is from 10:00am to 2:00pm on Sunday, January 29th. Stay tuned for more exciting updates! For the full list of Sun Wine & Food Fest events, visit the Mohegan Sun website.