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Get Set To Sample: Food Festival Features Westchester Eateries

Rye's Blue Tulip Chocolates was among the venders at the 2015 Greenwich WINE + FOOD Festival, and will be there again this year. Photo Credit: Jeanne Muchnick
Glasses lined up for the Cocktail Demo at last year's Greenwich WINE + FOOD Festival. Photo Credit: Jeanne Muchnick
Local eateries are highlighted at the Greenwich Wine + Food Festival. Photo Credit: Submitted

GREENWICH, Conn. -- Westchester is on the menu at the sixth annual Greenwich Wine + Food Festival taking place Friday. Sept. 23 to Saturday, Sept. 24. 

Among the venues featured: Rye's Blue Tulip Chocolates, Eastchester's Polpettina, Port Chester's Saltaire Oyster Bar, Harrison's Halstead Ave Taqueria and New Rochelle's Dubrovnik. The local eateries are among 200-plus vendors that will be handing out free samples in Saturday's Culinary Village at Roger Sherman Baldwin Park in Greenwich, Conn.

The event, held from noon. until 10 p.m and presented by Serendipity magazine, benefits Paul Newman's Hole in the Wall Gang Camp, Wholesome Wave and The Greenwich Department of Parks.

Go o hungry. Participants in this year’s Grand Tasting include:

  • Angelini Wine, Ltd.
  • Bakery On Main
  • BGOOD Greenwich
  • Blue Tulip Chocolates
  • Brotherhood, America's Oldest Winery
  • Brown Dog Fancy Mustards
  • Cabot Creamery Cooperative
  • Calcutta Kitchens
  • Chelsea Piers
  • Churncraft
  • Cielo e Terr Winery - Murphy Distributors
  • Citarella
  • Colby Davis of Boston
  • Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage
  • Connecticut Cookie Company
  • Cutco Cutlery
  • Dan Rooney's Restaurant
  • Darien Social
  • DeCicco and Sons
  • Delamar
  • Deutsch Family Wine & Spirits
  • Don Julio
  • Don Sebastiani & Sons - Murphy Distributors
  • Drunken Fruit LLC
  • Dubrovnik Restaurant
  • Entrée Nous
  • Fishers Island Lemonade
  • Fjord Fish Market
  • Flinders Lane
  • Fourth Creek Foods
  • Frank Family Vineyards - Murphy Distributors
  • Full Moonshine
  • Gates Restaurant
  • Geronimo Tequila Bar & Southwest Grill
  • Ggachi Bakery
  • Gifft Wines
  • Greenwich Cheese Company
  • Hilton Club New York
  • KAS Spirits
  • Latitude Beverage
  • Le Pain Quotidien
  • Little Mexican Café
  • Little Pub
  • Malai
  • Maple Craft Foods
  • Martin Miller's Gin
  • Meatball and Co.
  • Mt. Kisco Smokehouse of Greenwich
  • MW Coastal Goods
  • New Canaan Olive Oil
  • NoMa Social
  • Nonno's Trattoria
  • O.N.E Coconut Water
  • Pepsi
  • Pinot's Palette
  • Polpettina
  • Punzone Italian Vodka - Murphy Distributors
  • Pure Leaf
  • Rosemary and Vine
  • Rudy's Executive Transportation
  • Ruth's Chris Steak House
  • Rutini Winery - Murphy Distributors
  • Rye House
  • Saltaire Oyster Bar
  • Sap on Tap Maple Water
  • Schweppes Seltzer
  • Sea Bags
  • Shearwater Organic Coffee Roasters
  • Simply Delicious Catering
  • Sonora Restaurant
  • Spiked Seltzer
  • Stella Artois
  • Stubborn Soda
  • Sweet Lisa's Exquisite Cakes
  • Teff Stamford
  • Thaithentic
  • The Ginger Man
  • The Granola Bar of Greenwich
  • The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp
  • The Olive Oil Factory
  • The Pine Leaf
  • The Restaurant at Rowayton Seafood
  • The Rye Roadhouse
  • The Two Oh Three
  • Tomatillo Taco Joint
  • Tourism Authority of Thailand
  • Uber
  • Val's Putnam Wines and Liquors and Val's Fine Wines and Liquors of Glenville
  • Veal Made Easy funded by the Beef Checkoff
  • Waterbands
  • Wave Hill Breads
  • Whole Foods
  • Wholesome Wave
  • Winam Wines
  • Wine Wise
  • Wooster Street Meats
  • WUJI
  • Zesty Z

And there's more at the Bud and Burgers Tent, going on from 4 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. where you'll find:

  • Anhueser-Busch
  • b Restaurants
  • Bareburger CT
  • Brown Dog Fancy Mustards
  • Cask Republic
  • Dan Rooney’s Restaurant
  • Flipside Burgers and Bar
  • The Blind Rhino
  • Westchester Burger Company

The Grill Master Tent, where sampling will include everything from grilled meat to pizzas, is also set for 4 p.m. to 8:30 p.m and features the following:

  • 10 Barrel Joe IPA & Golden Road Wolf Pup
  • Amore Cucina & Bar
  • Baked and Sauced
  • Benjamin Steakhouse
  • Brother Jimmy's BBQ
  • Elysian Spacedust IPA & Elysian NightOwl
  • Festivities
  • Gentry Bourbon
  • Greatest Blaze & Co.
  • Hoodoo Brown BBQ
  • Mike's Organic Delivery
  • Pizza Luca
  • Shock Top & Shock Top Pretzel
  • Skinny Pines Mobile Wood Fired Catering
  • The Pizza Truck Company
  • The Ultimate Sandwich Tent will be serving unique and innovative sandwich creations from 5:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., with participants including:
  • Black Hog Brewing Co.
  • Blue Point Toasted Lager & Blue Point Oktoberfest
  • Corbo's Corner Deli
  • Garden Catering
  • Goose Island IPA & Goose Island Sofie
  • Judy's Bar + Kitchen
  • Pearl at Longshore Restaurant & Bar
  • Tabouli Grill
  • The Pine Leaf
  • The South of the Border Tent, presented by Don Julio, will offer samples of Mexican dishes and festive cocktails using Don Julio tequila from 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., and include:
  • Bodega Taco Bar
  • Don Julio
  • Halstead Ave Taqueria
  • Hapa Food Truck
  • Sonora Restaurant
  • Tomatillo Taco Joint
  • Val's Putnam Wines

The multi-day festival also includes Friday’s Master Chef Dinner hosted by Adam Richman, with food, wine and cocktails from this year’s class of Most Innovative Chefs and Ambassador Chefs from Connecticut and New York, and a live concert by The Bacon Brothers (tickets start at $325 per person).

Tickets for Saturday’s events are available starting at $150 with VIP tickets available for $375. For all ticketing options, visit the Festival’s website HERE or call (203) 588-1362.

The event will be held rain or shine; anyone under 21, including infants and those with strollers, will not be admitted. Animals are also not permitted.

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