Greenwich Wine and Food Festival Schedule

This year’s Greenwich Wine and Food Festival promises to be as good or better than last year’s wine and food festival with national and local celebrity chefs, sommeliers and culinary experts, cooking demonstrations, gourmet tastings, cook-offs, and wine and spirits. When you buy your ticket you will enjoy more than 100 vendors and listen to live performances by Dispatch and Country Music star Pat Green

Greenwich Wine and Food Festival Schedule


Here is this year’s Greenwich Wine and Food Festival Schedule of Events:

Thursday, October 3

Miller Motorcars, Greenwich, CT
6:30 – 9:00 p.m.

Get a jump start on the festivities at the official 2013 Greenwich Wine + Food Festival Kick-Off Party! Mingle with culinary experts, The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp patrons, sponsors and Serendipity friends while surrounded by the worlds most famous luxury cars! The night will feature fine wine from Ninety+ Cellars and gourmet hors d’oeuvres, plus a silent auction and exclusive Serendipity gift bags. One hundred percent of the evening’s ticket sales and auction proceeds will benefit The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp. Cocktail attire. Tickets are limited!


Friday, October 4

Sponsored by Betteridge Jewelers
Roger Sherman Baldwin Park, Greenwich, CT
6:30 – 10:00 p.m.

6:30 p.m. Serendipity‘s carefully selected group of Featured Chefs come together under one tent to prepare and share their special dishes in a live demonstration.

Enjoy fine wines from The Deutsch Family Wine & Spirits, beer from Stella Artois, creative cocktails from American Harvest and artisan water from Voss. Guests will receive an exclusive gift bag with a Festival wine glass and a one-year subscription to Serendipity magazine. Attire is casual chic. Please wear shoes appropriate for the grass


Country Music Star Pat Green


Saturday, October 5

Roger Sherman Baldwin Park, Greenwich, CT

12:00 – 5:00 p.m. Culinary Village presented by Serendipity

Gourmet tastings by 90 of the Northeast’s finest food, wine and spirit vendors.

12:00 – 10:00 p.m. VIP Tent

This special tent will host a private lounge, open bar, specialty gourmet tastings and a buffet dinner. Ticketed guests will also have access to VIP Parking, Private Restrooms and an intimate viewing of the evenings live performance.

1:00 – 5:00 p.m. Celebrity Demonstration Tents presented by Clarke Kitchens

Your favorite network celebrity chefs, sommeliers and mixologists show off their best! Get there early and you may get a seat at the tasting tables!

Celebrity Demo Tent ONE presented by Clarke Kitchens:

1:30 p.m.   One-Pot Greek Paella with Michael Psilakis

2:30 p.m.   Baking with Duff Goldman

3:30 p.m.   Cooking with Master Chef Graham Elliot

4:30 p.m.   Sweet Experiences with Susan Whetzel and Chef Michael Behmoiras

Celebrity Demo Tent TWO presented by Clarke Kitchens:

1:00 p.m.  The Singing Chefs Neil Fuentes and Billy DiCrosta

2:00 p.m.  Dim Sum with Dale Talde

3:00 p.m.  Crispy Fish Tacos with Richard Blais

4:00 p.m.  Crispy Chocolate Phyllo Pastry with François Payard

5:00 p.m.  Five Ingredient Weeknight Entrées with Sara Moulton

Celebrity Sommelier and Mixologist Tent:

1:30 p.m.   Beyond Organic: Great biodynamic wines from Spain with Gretchen Thomas

2:30 p.m.   “Something to Wine About” and wine pairing with Stand-Up Sommelier Laurie Forster

3:30 p.m.   Brewmaster George Reisch introduces Stella Artois Cidre

4:30 p.m.   Mixologist Adam Patrick talks about the evolution of “Classic American Whiskey Cocktails”

*Times are subject to change. Please check the Festival journal schedule the day of event.

1:00 – 5:30 p.m. Celebrity Book Store presented by Celebrity Cruises

Meet the minds behind your favorite cookbooks and culinary reads. Books will be available for purchase. Have yours signed!

1:30 p.m.  Duff Goldman & John Stage

2:00 p.m.  Graham Elliot & Richard Blais

2:30 p.m.  Ray “Dr. BBQ” Lampe & François Payard

3:00 p.m.  Michael Psilaskis & Debra Ponzek

3:30 p.m.  Katie Workman & Sara Moulton


3:30 – 8:30 p.m. Burgers, Beer & Bluegrass Tent

Get your fill of the acclaimed “Best Burgers in Fairfield and Westchester Counties.” The winner will be announced after the 4:30 p.m. Burger Battle. Enjoy the Northeast’s best craft beers, an exclusive beer tasting by Stella Artois and live bluegrass music.

3:30 – 8:30 p.m. BBQ Pit Masters Demo Tent

Watch the ultimate BBQ Pit Masters as they serve up their champion ribs, pulled pork, BBQ salmon, beef brisket and more southern favorites.

3:45 p.m. Barbeque with Tim Doherty

4:30 p.m. Burger Battle with Celebrity Guest Judges

Network favorites Michael Psilakis, Richard Blais, Graham Elliot, Duff Goldman, Ray “Dr. BBQ” Lampe, John Stage and Dale Talde choose their favorite burger and announce the “People’s Choice” winner. Hosted by Joe Bastianich.

*Event located at the Burgers, Beers & Bluegrass Tent.

5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. “A Little Bit Country” presented by Serendipity and Bobby Q’s  Bodacious BBQ & Grill

Serendipity magazine’s signature weekend celebration with the Festivals’ Featured & Celebrity Experts. Ticket purchasers will enjoy Bourbon Tasting, delicious BBQ by Bobby Q’s, Cigar bar and live music. Limited tickets available.

*Event located in the Serendipity Tent.

5:30 p.m. The Gourmet Grilled Burger with Ray “Dr. BBQ” Lampe

6:15 p.m. Dinosaur Bar-B-Que’s John Stage and his famous Pulled Pork Sliders. Plus, Saugatuck Craft Butchery’s Ryan Fibiger talks Butchery 101. 

6:30 p.m. LIVE Stage presented by Serendipity

  • Introductions by The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp and Serendipity
  • Opening band: Ian Murray Band
  • Headliner: DISPATCH

 *Event located in the Culinary Village Tent. Doors will re-open at 6:30 p.m.

Here is a full list of participants this year:

121 Restaurant Oxford, Connecticut
55 Wine Bar Fairfield, Connecticut
Arrosto Port Chester, New York
Aunt Sassy Sauce’s Southport, Connecticut
Aunt Whiskey Bloody Mary Mix
Aux Delices Greenwich, Connecticut
Bar Q BBQ Saloon Stamford, Connecticut
Bar Rosso Stamford, Connecticut
Bar Sugo Norwalk, Connecticut
Barcelona Wine Bar &
Greenwich, Connecticut
Beaver Beer Westport, Connecticut * Southern Bash 3:30-8:30p
Benjamin Steakhouse White Plains, New York
Big Green Egg
Big Still Liquors Clifton, New Jersey
BLT Steak White Plains, New York
Bobby Q’s Westport, Connecticut * Southern Bash 3:30-8:30p
Bobby Q’s Pit Stop Greenwich, Connecticut * Southern Bash 3:30-8:30p
Brooklyn Spirits
Café of Love Mt. Kisco, New York
Captain Lawrence Brewery West Haven, Connecticut * Southern Bash 3:30-8:30p
Cava Wine Bar New Canaan, Connecticut
Cayman Islands Dept. of
Chantilly Patisserie Bronxville, New York
Char Restaurant Greenwich, Connecticut
Chocopologie Norwalk, Connecticut
Cockspur Rum Dundee, New York
Coffee Distributing
Coffee Lab Roasters Tarrytown, New York
Connecticut Cookie Company Southport, Connecticut
Dan Rooney’s Yonkers, New York * Southern Bash 3:30-8:30p
DaPietro’s Westport, Connecticut
Dinosaur Bar-B-Que Stamford, Connecticut * Southern Bash 3:30-8:30p
Douro Greenwich, Connecticut
Edible Arrangements Westport, Connecticut
Elia Taverna Bronxville, New York
Espresso NEAT Darien, Connecticut
Estrella Damm Daura Stamford, Connecticut * Southern Bash 3:30-8:30p
Estrella Damm Inedit Stamford, Connecticut * Southern Bash 3:30-8:30p
Fly the Whale
Fortina Armonk, New York
Good Life Gourmet Irvington, New York
Green Leaf Organic Bakery &
Wilton, Connecticut
Half Full Brewery Stamford, Connecticut * Southern Bash 3:30-8:30p
Harlan Social Stamford, Connecticut
Harth Restaurant Rye Brook, New York
Harvest Wine Bar Greenwich, Connecticut
Horseneck Wines Greenwich, Connecticut
Iceburg Vodka Dundee, New York
Chef Johnson’s Johnson Truck Mamaroneck, New York * Southern Bash 3:30-8:30p
Ladle of Love Mt. Kisco, New York
Leinenkugels Orange Shandy West Haven, Connecticut * Southern Bash 3:30-8:30p
Lolita Cocina Greenwich, Connecticut
Macduff’s Public House Greenwich, Connecticut
Mako Vodka East Hartford, Connecticut
Martin Millers Gin
Master Brands Ridgefield, Connecticut
Morello Bistro Greenwich, Connecticut
Murphy’s Stout Stamford, Connecticut * Southern Bash 3:30-8:30p
My Favorite Place Cos Cob, Connecticut * Southern Bash 3:30-8:30p
Nantucket Vineyards East Hartford, Connecticut
Napa & Co. Stamford, Connecticut
Narragansett Brewing Company Providence, Rhode Island * Southern Bash 3:30-8:30p
Ninety+ Cellars Allston, Massachusetts
Nola Oyster Bar South Norwalk, Connecticut * Southern Bash 3:30-8:30p
Nothin’ but Snacks Westport, Connecticut
Oak & Almond Norwalk, Connecticut
Organic Planet Greenwich, Connecticut
Parallel Post Trumbull, Connecticut
Path Coffee Roasters Port Chester, New York
Pecan Patti Worthington, Massachusetts
Pinch Food Design New York, New York
Pinkberry Greenwich, Fairfield and
Westport, Connecticut
Plan B Burger Bar Stamford, Connecticut * Southern Bash 3:30-8:30p
Preppy Pig Warren, Rhode Island * Southern Bash 3:30-8:30p
Prima Dolce Company Greenwich, Connecticut
Quintessential Wines New York, New York
Redding Roadhouse West Redding, Connecticut
Restaurant North Armonk, New York
Rive Bistro Westport, Connecticut
Rodizio Grill Stamford, Connecticut
Roger Sherman Inn New Canaan, Connecticut
Saffron Indian Cuisine Norwalk, Connecticut
Scena Wine Bar & Restaurant Darien, Connecticut
Shake Shack Westport, Connecticut * Southern Bash 3:30-8:30p
Shaw Vineyard Dundee, New York
Sixpoint Brewery Brooklyn, New York * Southern Bash 3:30-8:30p
Spiked Seltzer Westport, Connecticut
Soundview Millworks Darien, Connecticut
St. Moritz Pastry Shop Greenwich, Connecticut
Star Distributors West Haven, Connecticut * Southern Bash 3:30-8:30p
Sweet and Simple Fairfield, Connecticut
Sweet Loren’s
Czechvar Premium Czech Lager Stamford, Connecticut * Southern Bash 3:30-8:30p
Tabouli Grill Stamford, Connecticut
Tea-rrific Ice Cream Norwalk, Connecticut
The 808 Bistro Scarsdale, New York
The Ginger Man Greenwich, Connecticut
The Local Meatball Fairfield, Connecticut * Southern Bash 3:30-8:30p
The Mumbai Times Cos Cob and Westport,
The Restaurant at Rowayton
Rowayton, Connecticut
The Rye Roadhouse Rye, New York
The Ritz Carlton White Plains, New York
The Schoolhouse at
Wilton, Connecticut
The Spread Sono South Norwalk, Connecticut
The Tavern at Croton Landing Croton-on-Hudson, New York
Tiger Beer Leinenkugels
Orange Shandy
West Haven, Connecticut * Southern Bash 3:30-8:30p
Total Wine & More Norwalk, Connecticut
Two Roads Brewing Stamford, Connecticut * Southern Bash 3:30-8:30p
United States Beverage Stamford, CT * Southern Bash 3:30-8:30p
Waterfront Roasters Westport, Connecticut
Widmer Brothers Brewery Portland, Oregon * Southern Bash 3:30-8:30p
Winam Wines Farmington, Connecticut
WineWise Greenwich, Connecticut
Wooster Street Meats
Yonkers Brewing Company Yonkers, New York * Southern Bash 3:30-8:30p
Zeppoleme Port Chester, New York
Zuppa Restaurant and Lounge Yonkers, New York

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