You heard about it here first. Now here’s all you need to know about the inaugural Greenwich Food + Wine Festival, coming up in less than three weeks!
Also, don’t forget about Eating Greenwich & Port Chester, a week-long event Oct. 16 to 21 that will offer prix fixe, a la carte and wine pairing menus, in addition to other deals in the neighboring municipalities.
Serendipity magazine will host the first Greenwich Food + Wine Festival to benefit the Breast Cancer Alliance Oct. 22 and 23 at Roger Sherman Baldwin Park. The weekend event will feature more than 60 food, wine and spirit experts, BBQ Grill Masters, Sunday brunch specialties, celebrity book signings, private-event tents and live performances by Rusted Root, Entrain and Sister Hazel, among others.
Guests will enjoy special presentations by celebrity guests Jacque Pépin, Michel Nischan, Graham Elliot, Stephen Asprinio and Joy Bauer as well as hosting chefs Jon and Laura Brennan of Plum Pure Foods and Rui Correia of Douro, (both in Greenwich). Featured local chefs include Debra Ponzek of Aux Délices (Greenwich), Justin M. Warner and Lynn Saathoff of CB5 Restaurant Group LLC (Greenwich), Rodney Kirton of Empire Terrace (Yonkers, NY), Bryan Gilmour of 121 Restaurant and Bar (North Salem, NY), Scott Quis of Barcelona (Greenwich; Fairfield, CT; South Norwalk, CT; Stamford, CT) and Jeremy McMillan of Bedford Post (Bedford, NY).
There will be a Grand Tasting Gala Oct. 22 with live music and samplings from the region’s finest restaurants, as well as a live performance by Natasha Bedingfield.
Festivities will be held from noon to 10 p.m. Oct. 22 and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 23. For more information or to buy tickets, visit serendipitysocial.com or call Serendipity at 203-588-1363. For information on sponsorship opportunities, ask for Molly Galterio.