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The Art of the Slurp + Shuck: Exclusive Oysters 101 Preview from Serendipity Magazine

19 Aug

Oysters, pic from Serendipity Magazine

Oysters are our drug of choice. And, while we’ve never shucked one before, we’ve eaten hundreds from the East Coast, to Canada, and back to the West Coast. Yes, the tastes are quite different and, as Romy Pokorny Weinberg from Serendipity Magazine notes, it’s like drinking only one kind of wine. Blasphemy!

So, in fitting with the theme of enjoying oysters, we’d like to take you to Mollusk School with Serendipity Magazine for a special, exclusive preview of their September issue out this week. Get slurping, people! 

Oysters 101 by Romy Pokorny Weinberg for Serendipity Magazine

September is the unofficial start of oyster season. Here’s what you need to know about the popular shellfish, from cooking to slurping. Whether you’re a novice or aficionado, these tips will guide you on how to shop for, shuck and serve oysters. Continue reading

Serendipity Magazine Releases Locally Made 2015 Guide to Best Products

14 Jul

Serendipity Magazine has rounded up a stellar list of the best products made right in our own backyards of Fairfield and Westchester Counties. From design studios, to soaps, to bakeries, to chocolatiers, and even violins, the end result is the Serendipity Locally Made 2015 guide that show off what Fairfield and Westchester have to offer. 

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Major Noms and Fun @ Greenwich Wine + Food Festival 2014: A Full Recap

29 Sep

We’ve just woken up from our food and drink coma courtesy of the 4th Annual Greenwich Wine & Food Festival. To us, as our friend Ken Tuccio who runs the Welcome to Connecticut Podcast said when we saw him on Saturday, this event is our Super Bowl. Seriously, right? There are great drinks to drink, awesome local restaurants and chefs to get to know, plenty of celebrity food people to interact with, and plenty of good vibes going around all in the name of raising money for Paul Newman’s Hole in the Wall Gang. All in all, this was our favorite year of attending and we feel like the festival was stronger than ever.  Here’s our four cents (we both get 2 cents to share, see?) about all three days of events that we were fortunate enough to attend.

Oyster bar at kick off party of Greenwich Wine Food Festival 2014

Day 1:  Oysters & Wine Kick Off Party

Day 1 Slideshow

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Epicly Awesome: Greenwich Wine + Food Festival 2013

28 Aug

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One of the biggest highlights of the year for Fairfield County is the Greenwich Wine + Food Festival, brought to you by Serendipity Magazine.  Now in its third year, this three day event marks the beginning of fall, but also celebrates the best of food and drink in Fairfield and Westchester Counties.  Something else that makes the Greenwich Wine + Food Festival great is that proceeds from ticket sales go directly to The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp, a charity started by Paul Newman in 1988 that gives seriously ill children a chance at a fun and soul-healing summer camp experience.

This year you can expect more food, more celebrity chefs, more wine, more beer, more drinks, and more awesomeness than ever before.  All the fun starts off on Thursday, October 3 with the Kick-off Party at Miller Motors in Greenwich.  Then, on Friday is the Grand Tasting Gala that we were fortunate enough to go to last year…it was excellent.  We met lots of chefs, sampled some amazing food, and even had some wine.  And, finally on Saturday there is the heart of the Greenwich Wine and Food Festival:  culinary village, chef demo tents, lots of food and drinks, meets and greets with celebrity chefs, and a monumental burger contest hosted by Joe Bastianich and judged by an all-star panel.

Here’s a breakdown of each day with prices and info.  Hope to see you there fellow winos, beerocrats, cocktailers, and foodicianados!

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Celebrity Chefs, Food, and Wine Galore @ 2012 Greenwich Food + Wine Festival

21 Sep
Doesn’t it annoy you when you hear about the NYC Food and Wine Festival, year after year?  You look up the details, it seems great, and you tell yourself that someday, maybe someday, you’ll finally attend.  You look into the classes or sessions but they are sold out within the first few hours.  Well, boo on that.  Boo on that because Westchester and Fairfield County people have their own three days of awesomeness to look forward to.  Last year was the inaugural year of the Greenwich Food + Wine Festival, hosted by Serendipity magazine.  This year it’s back and, we dare say, it looks even more amazing.  Tickets might be a bit on the high end of the scale, but all of the proceeds are going to The Hole in the Wall Gang.  Here’s a little clip from their website, describing what they are all about:
“Founded in 1988 by Paul Newman, The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp is a community dedicated to providing “a different kind of healing” to children and their families coping with cancer, sickle cell anemia and other serious illnesses. Through summer sessions and family weekend programs at the Camp in Ashford, Connecticut, and year-round outreach to hospitals and clinics throughout the Northeast, the Camp serves more than 20,000 children and family members annually.”
Well, onto the fun!  We’ll take you on a day by day breakdown of the festivities:
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