The Master Chef Wine Dinner will be Friday, Sept. 22, followed by a full day of food and drinks on Saturday, Sept. 23.
This year's celebrity chef is Scott Conant. The Food Network star will be honored on Friday.
He 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 festival's founder.
“We’re also thrilled to have festival favorite Adam Richman back as a special guest who will mix and mingle with Friday night guests.”
Chefs being showcased at the event include:
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).
“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.
The festival wines from around the world will include private labels and larger, well-known wineries.
Blues rock band Big Head Todd and the Monsters will provide entertainment.
Tickets ($325) may be purchased here or by calling (203) 588-1363.
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