We’ve gotcha covered for CT beer and food news and restaurant reviews, but we would feel remiss if we didn’t share five awesome events going down in Westchester: Westchester Magazine’s Wine & Food Festival, Taste of Port Chester 2015, and Port Chester Pub Crawl. Here ya go:
Burger & Beer Blast, Westchester Magazine’s Wine & Food Festival
June 3 from 6-10
Kensico Dam Plaza, Valhalla, NY
Deets: 30 local restaurants compete to see whose burger reigns supreme . . . and YOU get to help by eating and voting! Plus, beer. That doesn’t take much to convince you, now does it?
An Evening with Westchester’s Tastemakers VIP Access, Westchester Magazine’s Wine & Food Festival
6/5 from 5:30-10:30
42, Restaurant & Events in White Plains, NY
Deets: You get to enter an hour earlier than everyone else at 5:30 and start nomming right away! Your VIP ticket gets you access to the Antinori Lounge in the Skybox Suite in the Ritz Tower! You’ll get a Champagne reception and taste some amazing vintages. From there, you’ll move on to tastings with wine pairings from an amazing collection of Westchester chefs. We’re talking about Dave DiBari from The Cookery, Scot Fratangelo from L’inizio, Eric Gabrynowicz from Restaurant North, Anthony Goncalves from 42, Ethan Kostbar from Moderne Barn, Peter Larsen from RiverMarket Bar & Kitchen, Jay Lippin from Crabtree’s Kittle House, Andy Nusser from Tarry Lodge, Robert Paciullo from Zero Otto Nove, Christian Petroni from Fortina, and Blake Farrar from The Inn at Pound Ridge. A portion of the proceeds go to the Food Bank for Westchester.
Grand Tasting Village, Westchester Magazine’s Wine & Food Festival
6/6 from 12-6
Kensico Dam Plaza in Valhalla, NY
Deets: More than 35 restaurants will be providing food samples and there will be over 100 types of wine to drink. In addition, there will a farmers’ market and live chef demos. At 12:15 check out Bernard Janssen with a Zwilling J.A. Henckles Knife Demonstration, at 1 see Rafael Palomino from Sonora, at 2 watch Peter Kelly from X20, at 3 see Leslie Lampert from Cafe of Love, and at 4 hang out with the awesome Bruno DiFabio of Amore!
6-7 from 12-3
$25 for adults, $15 for children 6-12, and if you’re quick 2/$45 or 2 kids for $25.
To buy, contact Denise Quinn by e-mail or calling her at (914) 906-5627.
Deets: This is the best deal you’ll get at any restaurant week or tasting event. $25 gets you access to over 30 restaurants, liquor stores, and bakeries throughout Port Chester. Just buy a ticket (you can also buy day of at the Marina Parking Lot across from Copacabana) then take a walking/biking/bus tour of 30+ restaurants and try out all their noms. It’s not only a great time checking out new spots and stuffing your face, it’s also an important fundraiser for Port Chester Public Schools. Participating spots include A&S Deli, Acurio, Apetit Bistro (NEW!), Coals, Cousin Frankie’s, Dougie’s Stand By, Frankie & Louie’s, Neri’s Bakery, Nessa, Nico’s, Port Chester Beer Hall, Rye House, Salsa Picante, Sonora, Tarry Market, Varmax, and a crazy amount more.
6/13 @ 6 pm
$10 (includes a free t-shirt, shuttle and discounts)
Starts at Garcia’s @ The Cap
149 Westchester Avenue in Port Chester, NY
The Deets: It’s gonna be a killer Saturday in Port Chester! Buy your tix online then head to Garcia’s inside The Cap to get things started. Then, from there, you’ll head to the Port Chester Beer Hall, River House Bar & Grill, Sam’s Bar & Grill, Davy Byrne’s, and–our favorite–Coal’s Pizza. A shuttle, t-shirt, and a wristband that gets you drink and food deals are provided with registration. Also included in the $10 is a donation to the Food Bank for Westchester, so get on it and get crunked for a good cause.