Mark your calendar. Save the date. Put this on your radar and tell Siri to set a reminder. The seventh annual Greenwich Wine + Food Festival, presented by Serendipity magazine returns to the Roger Sherman Baldwin Park in Greenwich, CT with a Master Chef Wine Dinner on Friday, September 22nd, followed by a full day of food, drinks and more on Saturday, September 23rd. Tickets for the Friday event are on sale today. Here are all the details.
Celebrity chef Scott Conant will be Friday’s honoree; the Food Network star and famed restaurateur will talk about innovation in the restaurant industry and introduce the area’s top chefs who have been named Most Innovative and Ambassador chefs.
“Chef Conant’s fantastic New York City restaurants like L’Impero and Alto have made his name synonymous with innovation, so it’s only fitting that he’ll be introducing the incredible lineup of chefs in this region who also push the culinary envelope,” said Suni Unger, Founder and CEO of Serendipity and the Greenwich Wine + Food Festival. “We’re also thrilled to have festival favorite Adam Richman back as a special guest who will mix and mingle with Friday night guests!”
The evening will honor Serendipity’s 2017 Most Innovative Chefs and showcase some of this year’s festival’s Ambassador Chefs. The talented lineup of Ambassador Chefs for 2017 includes: Mogan Anthony (Village Social), Rui Correia (Douro/Gaia), Constantine Kalandranis (273 Kitchen), Michael Kaphan (Purdy’s Farmer and the Fish), Geoff Lazlo (Mill Street Bar & Table), Stephen Lewandowski (Harlan Social), Brian Lewis (The Cottage), Rafael Palomino (Sonora), Forrest Pasternack (Baldanza at The Farmhouse and The Barn at The Bedford Post Inn), Christian Petroni (Fortina), Debra Ponzek (Aux Délices), Nadia Ramsey (Méli-Mélo Catering), Robin Selden (Marcia Selden Catering), David Snyder (Char), Matt Storch (Match/Nom-eez), Bill Taibe (The Whelk/Kawa Ni) and Luke Venner (Elm). The Most Innovative Chefs and additional Ambassador Chefs will be announced soon.
“These celebrated area chefs will prepare and serve their inventive dishes while interacting with guests, making this a unique opportunity for area foodies to meet the men and women behind their favorite restaurants,” added Unger. “Wine will also play a major role in this year’s dinner, featuring tastings from wineries located around the world, including buzzed-about startups, winemakers with their own labels, and larger, well-known wineries.”
Friday night will finish with a live performance from platinum-selling blues-rock band Big Head Todd and the Monsters.
Tickets are now on sale for Friday’s Master Chef Dinner ($325 per ticket) via www.serendipitysocial.com or by calling 203.588.1363. Additional tickets, including Saturday General Admission, Saturday VIP and more, will be available soon. And, you can bet we will share any and all details as soon as they are available.
Visit www.serendipitysocial.com or the GWFF Facebook page for more information and updates about the event schedule, participating celebrity and local chefs, musical talent, ticket availability and more.