Westchester Magazine has a ton of great events planned for you June 8-12 this year with the Westchester Wine & Food Festival! Whether you’re all into desserts, fashion, burgers, beer, wine, or just want to stuff your face with some of Westchester, Hudson, and Fairfield County’s best food, there’s an event going on that you’ll love. Get more info here and your tix here and read on for the meaty details:
Wednesday, 6/8: Fashion Food & Wine
Stop by the Bloomingdale’s in White Plains from 6-8 for a fashion show and a hand-picked food and wine pairing from wine expert Kevin Zraly and Sonora chef Rafael Palomino. Tickets are just $25 and that includes a $25 Bloomingdale’s Gift Card and Gift Bag. Plus, there are some great incentives for people who get some shopping done during the day! Other participating restaurants include The Dessertist, KEE Oyster House, Samosa Shack, The Wooden Spoon, and Wild Ginger.
Thursday, 6/9: Burger & Beer Blast
Stop by Kensico Dam Plaza in Valhalla from 6-10 and get your burger, food truck, dessert, beer, and drink fill! Tickets are $75 and include unlimited beer/wine/spirits and food items. And, you know it’s gonna be some great food with Schweid & Sons providing the best, top-notch beef! Some of the participants include 5 Napkin Burger, Bareburger, Campagna, Coals Pizza, Dinosaur Bar-B-Que, Fortina, Little B’s Burger Bar, Madison Kitchen, Peekskill Brewery, Piper’s Kilt, Pow! Burger, Prime 16, Rye House, X20 Xaviars on the Hudson, DoughNation, Souvlaki Truck, Walter’s Hot Dog Truck, Artuso’s Pastry Shop, and Beascake’s Bakery & Breads.
Friday, 6/10: An Evening with Westchester’s Tastemakers
Get ready for some amazing food from some of the most celebrated chefs in Westchester and the Hudson Valley! This event is happening from 6:30-10 at The Ritz Carlton in White Plains and costs $125 or $175 for VIP which includes a 5:30 early entrance. In addition to each chef’s signature dishes, there will be plenty of excellent wines that have been selected to complement each dish. We’re talking about chefs from Polpettina, Harvest on Hudson, The Cookery, L’inizio, Restaurant North, The Ritz-Carlton, An American Bistro, Purdys Farmer & the Fish, X20 Xaviars on the Hudson, Moderne Barn, RiverMarket Bar & Kitchen, Crabtree’s Kittle House, Tarry Lodge, The Inn at Pound Ridge, Sonora, Fortina, MP Taverna, BLT Steak, Campagna, Saltaire Oyster Bar, and dessert from Blue Tulip Chocolate, Coffee Labs Roasters, Lulu’s Cake Boutique, and Penny Lick Ice Cream Company.
Saturday, 6/11: Grand Tasting Village
From 12-5 you’ll be checking out some of the most amazing samples of food right at Kensico Dam Plaza. Entrance is $75 or $125 if you’d also like access to the Connoisseur Tent that has high-end food and wine. In addition to restaurants providing samples, there will be chef demos that include Michael Psilakis, Donatella Arpaia, Kathie Lee Gifford, and Joy Bauer. Some of the restaurants include Amore Cucina & Bar, Bar Sugo, Blue Moon Mexican, Chutney Masala, Clock Tower Grill, Elia Taverna, Kishuya Ramen, NoMa Social, Rosemary and Vine, Rye House, Serafina, The Taco Project, WUJI, Zuppa, and more.
Saturday and Sunday, 6/11-12
There will also be two cooking classes for kids if you want to instill that love of food with your offspring. The two options include Jr. Chefs Academy and Kids: Use Your Noodle.