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Westchester Magazine’s Wine & Food Festival Adds To The Fun

Chefs at the kick-off of Westchester Magazine's 6th Annual Wine & Food Festival.
Chefs at the kick-off of Westchester Magazine's 6th Annual Wine & Food Festival. Photo Credit: Submitted

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. -- During this year's "Westchester Magazine's," 6th annual Wine & Food Festival taking place from June 8 to 12 in Valhalla, food and wine lovers will find more to love at the festival's Grand Tasting Village, which will feature even more fine wines and restaurants than in year’s past. 


The Village is also home to the NewYork-Presbyterian Celebrity Chef Demo Tent where Food Network stars, NBC TODAY Show personalities and local chefs come together to cook up their signature dishes on Saturday, June 11 at the Kensico Dam Plaza. 

Another exciting new feature will be the Party Line Connoisseurs Tent, where limited tickets will be sold to exclusive tastings of the finest world-class wines and top restaurants. 

The Wine & Food Festival, presented by "Westchester Magazine" is one of the Hudson Valley’s most popular festivals north of New York City.

 “As our signature event, The Grand Tasting Village continues to grow and gets better and better each year,” said Westchester Magazine Publisher Ralph Martinelli. “The Party Line Connoisseurs Tent adds a hint of exclusivity and the celebrity chef demos help our food-loving crowd out in their own kitchens, as they learn tips and tricks from the very best chefs.” 

More than 200 wines and spirits and nearly 50 restaurants will offer up signature bites to the 2,000 festival goers. 

The Party Line Connoisseurs Tent will provide a lounge-like atmosphere with select chefs providing savory and sweet dishes, higher-end wines as well as multiple seating areas. Restaurants will include Benjamin Steakhouse, Eastchester Fish Gourmet, Jean-Jacques, Serafina and Sherry B Dessert Studio. 

“The wines offered in the Party Line Connoisseurs Tent are some of my absolute favorites,” says Zraly. “Understanding that everyone’s palates are different, I put together an eclectic mix of wines that are a bit more special and exclusive.” 

 Westchester Magazine’s 6th Annual Wine & Food Festival supports two local not-for-profit organizations: Westchester Parks Foundation, committed to the preservation and conservation of 18,000 acres of parks and trails and the Food Bank for Westchester, dedicated to ending hunger in Westchester County. Visit for ticket sales.

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