| Calling all foodies! If you love watching the food channel, here is your chance to meet top chefs up close! Get your tickets for the 2019 Greenwich WINE + Food Festival presented by PepsiCo, benefitting Food Rescue US and the Town of Greenwich Parks & Recreation as the festival is going to be amazing. Held on Friday, September 20th and Saturday, September 21st in Roger Sherman Baldwin Park, 100 Arch Street in Greenwich, Connecticut, the festival is within walking distance of the Greenwich Metro North Station, and shuttle service from the station is also available. Eat, drink, enjoy great music, and a beautiful day in Greenwich,Connecticut!
Here are a few highlights to whet your appetite into buying tickets to attend:
Friday, September 20th
7:00 pm to 10:30 pm
Opening Night Gala presents "The Big Easy" honoring Martha Stewart for her contributions to the culinary, entertaining and lifestyle worlds, in addition to the 2019 Serendipity Most Innovative Chefs.
The evening, hosted by Gary Dell'Abate and Rob Burnett, will showcase the culinary and music scene of New Orleans, featuring the cuisine of this year's talented chefs, as well as several Festival Ambassador Chefs, accompanied with cocktails and carefully curated wine andbeer selections. A special silent auction will directly benefit Food Rescue US.
Performances from GRAMMY award-winning Rebirth Brass Band and Kermit Ruffins & The Barbecue Swingers.
Saturday, September 21st
12:30 pm to 10:00 pm
Celebrity Chef Cooking Demos, Sommelier and Cocktail Demonstrations, book signings, bartender challenges, tastings and samples in the Culinary Village. With more than 300 food, wine, spirits and product vendors, there is something to intrigue every palate!
Need more reasons to attend? There is the 8th annual Burger Battle, the 6th annual Top Bartender Showdown presented by Ketel One, chef interviews in the Celebrity Green Room, Beer & Burgers, Ultimate Taco!, The Tailgate, and Lawn Games presented by Tanqueray.
Live performances on the Pepsi Music Stage by Michael Franti & Spearhead and Little Big Town. The LIFEWTR VIP Tent will offer VIP ticket holders private bars, secluded seating areas, a private concert viewing area, priority parking and a special VIP Ambassador Dinner.
The Lawn + Stage Table Dinner, a separate ticketed event, includes a Cocktail Party with celebrity talent, a four-course seated dinner with table service from Chef Carlos Baez (El Segundo, Norwalk, CT and The Spread, Greenwich and Norwalk, CT) and the best seats in the house for the evening's musical performances!
A few of the Celebrity Chefs in Attendance on Saturday
Margaret and Geoffrey Zakarian
Chef Carlos Baez, El Segundo, Norwalk, CT and TheSpread, Greenwich and Norwalk, CT
Susanne Berne, Bianco Rosso, Trumbull and Wilton, CT
Jes Bengtson, Terrain, Westport, CT
Arturo Franco-Camacho, Shell & Bones Oyster Barand Grill, New Haven, CT
Julio Genao, Prime, Stamford, CT
Gabriele's of Greenwich, Greenwich, CT
Stavros Karipides, Famous Greek Kitchen, Greenwich,CT
Geoff Lazlo, Geoff Lazlo Food, CT
Stephen Lewandowski, Harlan Publick, Norwalk, CTand Haus, Bridgeport, CT
Brian Lewis, OKO, Westport, CT and Rye, NY, The Cottage,Westport, CT
Christian Petroni, Fortina, Stamford, CT, Rye, NY,Yonkers, NY and Armonk, NY
Nadia Ramsey, Meli-Melo Catering, Greenwich, CT
Brian Reilly, Mecha Noodle Bar, Norwalk, CT,Stamford, CT, Fairfield, CT
Armando Sanchez, Washington Prime, Norwalk, CT
Brad Stewart, Flinder's Lane, Stamford, CT
Ian Vest, Back 40 Kitchen, Greenwich, CT
David White, Bianco Rosso, Trumbull and Wilton, CT.
For more information on the schedule or to purchase tickets forthe 2019 Greenwich WINE + FOOD Festival, please visit www.greenwichwineandfood.com
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