The Fifth Annual Greenwich WINE+FOOD Festival Returns September 24 through 26 with more than 200 Restaurants and Vendors, and Country Superstars Little Big Town.
“Our fifth year is positioned to be our best year yet, celebrating food, community, charity, culture and music,” said Suni Unger, Founder & CEO of Unger Publishing, the publisher of Serendipity magazine. “I couldn’t be more excited to already have over 100 local restaurants and vendors committed to this year’s event, a new Thursday evening kick-off event, and Grammy and Country Music Award winner’s Little Big Town closing out the weekend with an amazing performance!”
The official weekend kickoff on Thursday evening brings the first Dinner Under the Stars to the festival. This intimate event will accommodate 60 guests to enjoy a five-course dinner, accompanied by awarded select wines. More details on this event will be announced in the coming weeks.
Visit greenwichwineandfood.com for more information and updates about the event schedule, participating celebrity and local chefs, musical talent and more. Ticket sales are now open (with the exception of the Thursday evening event) and are available through greenwichwineandfood.com or by calling 203-588-1363.
This year’s list of Chefs and Retaurants includes:
- Alison Awerbuch, Abigail Kirsch at The Loading Dock, Stamford, Conn.
- Jes Bengston, The Granola Bar of Westport, Westport, Conn.
- Beck Bolender, One Twenty One, North Salem, New York
- Francesco Casu, Golden View Firenze, Greenwich, Conn.
- David DiBari, The Cookery, Dobbs Ferry, New York
- Renato Donzelli, Basso Café, Norwalk, Conn.
- Nick DiBona, Madison Kitchen, Larchmont, New York
- Erik Erlichson, Bistro Versailles, Greenwich, Conn.
- Stephen Lewandowski, Harlan Social, Stamford, Conn.
- Pat Pascarella, Bar Sugo, Norwalk, Conn.
- Matt Storch, The Chelsea, Fairfield, Conn. and Match, Norwalk, Conn.
- David Raymer, Strada 18, Norwalk, Conn.
- Luke Venner, Elm, New Canaan, Conn.
- David White, Vespa, Westport, Conn.
The Most Innovative Chefs Gala on Friday evening will feature the 2015 Most Innovative Chef winners from restaurants across Fairfield and Westchester Counties serving an incredible tasting menu (honorees to be announced). The evening will also include elite wines, premium liquor, an exclusive auction and a live musical performance (TBA).
On Saturday, the Culinary Village, the center of the entire GREENWICH 2015 WINE+FOOD FESTIVAL, will offer tastings and demonstrations from more than two hundred food, wine, spirits and product vendors. Culinary demonstration tents and stages will house cooking presentations by celebrity chefs and local talent. Guests will also enjoy sommelier presentations, celebrity chef book signings, the fourth annual Burger Battle, the second annual Top Bartender’s Showdown, Barbecue & Bluegrass, and a live musical performance by Little Big Town.
A special ticketed event, Saturday on Stage Dinner, will give 100 guests the chance to enjoy the headliner performance on an elevated stage while enjoying a special dinner (chef TBA), premium liquor, wine and beer. In addition, VIP ticket holders will enjoy a VIP Big Easy Dinner, celebrating the culinary, musical and festive atmosphere of New Orleans. This tented event will feature a traditional Louisiana jazz marching band, the Festival’s Ambassador Chefs serving up signature small plates with a New Orleans Twist, premium liquor, wines and beer, and a private, early-evening concert with the world-renowned band Funky Meters, comprised of Art Neville, Ian Neville, George Porter Jr. and Russell Batiste Jr. VIP ticketholders will also enjoy a premium viewing area for Little Big Town’s performance.
Follow the Greenwich Wine and Food Festival on Facebook to keep up with restaurant participants and schedule updates.
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.