4th Annual Greenwich Wine + Food Festival Returns: Schedule, Chefs, and Details Released

5 Aug

Wine, beer, bourbon, tacos, burgers, bbq, and celebrity chefs…oh freaking my!  That’s just a tiny portion of what’s in store for you at the 4th Annual Greenwich Wine & Food Festival.  We’re talking about three days (9/25-27) of excess, featuring some of the best local food, drinks, and chefs around Fairfield and Westchester Counties all in one spot.  Tickets for the events vary in price, but it all goes down at the beautiful setting of the Roger Sherman Baldwin Park.  We’ve always had an amazing time at the Greenwich Wine & Food Festival, and this year will be no different…especially because they are set to donate even more money to Paul Newman’s Hole in the Wall Gang Camp!

There’s so much going on this year, (wayyyy more than last year) so let’s break it down for ya day by day with some special deals at the end.

Thursday, 9/25

Oysters & Wine Kick Off Party, $125 (tickets on sale soon)

6:30-8:30 at L’escale in Greenwich

Taste some great hors d’oeuvre paired with Castello Banfi wines or cocktails and…wait for it…a raw bar.  A raw bar.  A raw bar!  Don’t forget your swag bag before you leave, either.

Friday, 9/26

2014 Most Innovative Chefs Gala, $325

6:30-10:30 at Roger Sherman Baldwin Park

♥ Taste the best of the best from Fairfield, Westchester, and NYC

• Geoffrey Zakarian (can NOT wait to meet him!)

• Jean-Georges (the Jean-Georges, YES!)

• Devin Bozkaya, Bedford Post Inn in Bedford, NY

• Gustave Christman, Harvest Wine Bar in Greenwich, CT

• Samantha Eichenberg, The Dessertist based in NY and CT

• Blake Farrar, The Inn and Pound Ridge by Jean-Georges in Pound Ridge, NY

• Ryan Fibiger, Saugatuck Craft Butchery in Westport, CT

• Giorgio Giacinto, Da Giorgio Restaurant in New Rochelle, NY

• Anthony Concalves, 42 in White Plains, NY

• Chaz Maza, Mama’s Boy Southern Table and Refuge in Norwalk, CT

• Nicholas Martschenko, South End in New Canaan, CT

• Forrest Pasternack, Bailey’s Backyard in Ridgefield, CT

• Reuben Palma, Gabriele’s Italian Steakhouse in Greenwich, CT

• Christian Petroni, Fortina in Armonk, NY (and Stamford and Rye Brook too)

• Nancy Roper, Truck in Bedford, NY

• David Snyder, Char in Greenwich, CT

• Adam Truelove, Napa & Company in Stamford, CT

♥ Cocktails…lots of cocktails…and wine…and liquor!

♥ An auction to help benefit The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp

♥ Live performance from The Marshall Tucker Band

Saturday, 9/27

Culinary Village, Taste of the South, Burger Battles, and More, $135

12-10:30 pm

♥ Gourmet tastings (12-5 pm) from an amazing variety (more than 100 places) of Fairfield and Westchester County hotspots such as The Spread, Mezon Tapas, Spiked Seltzer, Shaw Vineyard, Morello Italian Bistro, Pinch American Grill, Fjord Catering, Fairfield Cheese Company, Cathy’s Biscotti, Baro, Barcelona, 90+ Cellars, Douro, Aux Delices, BLT Steak, Restaurant North, The Schoolhouse at Cannonade, Char, Fortina, Napa & Co, Benjamin Steak House, Rowayton Seafood, Coffee Labs Roasters, Connecticut Cookie Company, Half Full Brewery, Preppy Pig BBQ, South End, Bailey’s Backyard and so so many more…

♥ Drink Expert Stage

1:30 pm:  Gretchen Thomas

2:30 pm:  Marc Stroobandt

3:30 pm:  Joe Campanale

4:30 pm:  Matthew Habdas

♥ Book Signings w/ Meet & Greets

2:15 pm — 3:00pm:  John Stage / Adam Richman

3:00 pm — 3:45pm:  Aarón Sánchez

3:15 pm — 4:00pm:  Jean Georges / Anne Burrell

3:45 pm — 4:30pm:  Geoffrey Zakarian

♥ Cooking Demos, Stage One

1:30 pm:  Anne Burrell

2:30 pm:  Jean-Georges Vongerichten

3:30 pm:  Adam Richman

4:30 pm:  TBA

♥ Cooking Demos, Stage Two

1:00 pm:  TBA

2:00 pm:  Aarón Sánchez

3:00 pm:  Geoffrey Zakarian

4:00 pm:  TBA

 ♥ Burger Battle, 4:30

Hosted by Adam Richman and also judged by Geoffrey Zakarian, Jean-Georges, Anne Burrel, Joe Campanale, John Stage, and more.

♥ Beer Garden as well as cocktail, wine, and liquor pours

♥ Top Bartender Showdown, 3:30 on Main Music Stage

♥ BBQ Pit Master’s Tent, 3-8

♥ Alabama plays the Greenwich Wine & Food Festival, 5:30-8:30

♥ Food Truck Corner, 6-10

♥ Tequila & Tostadas hosted by Aarón Sánchez from 6:30-8:30, add-on ticket $85

Special Packages

VIP Weekend, $600

• Friday Night Gala Ticket and Saturday VIP Ticket

♥ VIP Front Stage Dinner, $475

• General and VIP access

• Be served dinner while you watch Alabama from the front row!

♥ VIP Ticket, $375

• VIP Parking, private tent with special demos, private restrooms, and lots of drinks

• Ambassador Chef Dinner from 6:30-8

• Private viewing spot for Alabama

♥ Night General Ticket, $95

• BBQ Pit Masters, beer garden, food truck corner, drinks, and Alabama


6 Responses to “4th Annual Greenwich Wine + Food Festival Returns: Schedule, Chefs, and Details Released”

  1. talkavino August 5, 2014 at 8:19 am #

    Are you guys going?



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