PHOTOS: Beautiful Day for the 7th Annual Wine + Food Festival 2017

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In addition to the abundant food and beverage sampling under the big tents, there were several food trucks with comfy seating on the lawn at Roger Sherman Baldwin Park. Sept 23, 2017 Photo: Asher Almonacy

Saturday was the perfect day for the 2017 Wine + Food Festival by Serendipity at Roger Sherman Baldwin Park. World class culinary and musical talent was abundant and celebrity guest chefs included Mario Batali, Scott Conant, Alex Guarnaschelli and Adam Richman.

Burger Battle Winners:

Hapa Food Truck – Judge’s Choice

Darien Butcher Shop – People’s Choice

Top Bartender Showdown Winners:

Juan Meyer from Eastend in Greenwich – Judge’s Choice

Jamie Johel from Craft 14 Kitchen + Bar in Wilton – People’s Choice

Friends had a chance to catch up while sampling delicious food, wine, spirits and beer. Also, there were cooking demonstrations, book signings and live interviews. The day ended perfectly with a performance by the band Train.

Giving back to the community was at the core of the festival and the primary beneficiary was the Mario Batali Foundation, which aims to make sure all children are “well read, well fed, and well cared for.”

The event also benefited the Greenwich Parks & Rec Foundation and the Friends of James Beard Benefits.

Sean Brawley, Vicky Newman, Sue Rogers, Michael Bodson at the Wine + Food Festival, Sept. 23, 2017 Photo: Asher Almonacy

Sean Brawley, Vicky Newman, Sue Rogers, Michael Bodson at the Wine + Food Festival, Sept. 23, 2017 Photo: Asher Almonacy

Susan Warner, Mary Dell'Abate, Gary Dell'Abate, Jamie Warner at the Wine + Food Festival, Sept. 23, 2017 Photo Asher Almonacy

Susan Warner, Mary Dell’Abate, Gary Dell’Abate, Jamie Warner at the Wine + Food Festival, Sept. 23, 2017 Photo Asher Almonacy

 Pat Monahan of the band Train at the Wine + Food Festival, Sept 23, 2017 Photo: Asher Almonacy

Pat Monahan of the band Train at the Wine + Food Festival, Sept 23, 2017 Photo: Asher Almonacy

Nancy Risman, Mark Karcher, Jill Kelly, Joe Kelly, Angela Swift and Mark the 2017 Wine + Food Festival, Sept 23, 2017 Photo: Asher Almonacy

Nancy Risman, Jill Kelly, Joe Kelly, Angela Swift and Mark Karcher the 2017 Wine + Food Festival, Sept 23, 2017 Photo: Asher Almonacy

Coldwell Banker's Jen Danzi shared viewing glasses for use with a cell phone and an app with guests of the 2017 Wine + Food Festival, Sept 23, 2017 Photo: Asher Almonacy

Coldwell Banker’s Jen Danzi shared viewing glasses for use with a cell phone and an app with guests of the 2017 Wine + Food Festival, Sept 23, 2017 Photo: Asher Almonacy

Angela and Brooke Swift at the Wine & Food Festival Sept 23, 2017 Photo: Leslie Yager

Angela and Brooke Swift at the Wine & Food Festival Sept 23, 2017 Photo: Leslie Yager

Donna Krausman of Abilis and GFP founder Leslie Yager. Sept 23, 2017

Donna Krausman of Abilis and GFP founder Leslie Yager. Sept 23, 2017 Photo: Asher Almonacy

Ken Borsuk at the Greenwich Wine + Food Festival, Sept 23, 2017 Photo: Asher Almonacy

Ken Borsuk at the Greenwich Wine + Food Festival, Sept 23, 2017 Photo: Asher Almonacy

At the 2017 Wine + Food Festival, guests enjoyed lawn games. Sept 23, 2017 Photo: Asher Almonacy

At the 2017 Wine + Food Festival, guests enjoyed lawn games. Sept 23, 2017 Photo: Asher Almonacy

Elizabeth Saunders at th ewine +Food Festival Sept 23, 2017 Photo: Leslie Yager

Elizabeth Sanders at the Wine +Food Festival Sept 23, 2017 Photo: Asher Almonacy

Bob Stacy

Leslie Yager and Bob Stacy, director of human resources for Greenwich Schools at the Wine + Food Festival, Sept 23, 2017 Photo: Asher Almonacy

 Pat Monahan of the band Train at the Wine + Food Festival, Sept 23, 2017 Photo: Asher Almonacy

Pat Monahan of the band Train at the Wine + Food Festival, Sept 23, 2017 Photo: Asher Almonacy

Rhone Men's Apparel

Rhone Men’s Apparel was on display inside a tiny house by New Frontier. The house was called Walden and is fabricated from reclaimed barnwood. Photo: Asher Almonacy

Pinot's Palet

Painting with Pinot’s Palette at the Wine + Food Festival Sept 23, 2017 Photo: Asher Almonacy

Maria Intevlandi with Jared and Anna Horowitz at the Sept 23, 2017 Wine + Food Festival. Photo: Asher Almonacy

Maria Intevlandi with Jared and Anna Horowitz at the Sept 23, 2017 Wine + Food Festival. Photo: Asher Almonacy

Janel Alexander and Suzanne Donahue at the 2017 Wine + Food Festival on Sep[t 23, 2017 Photo: Asher Almonacy

Janel Alexander and Suzanne Donahue at the 2017 Wine + Food Festival on Sep[t 23, 2017 Photo: Asher Almonacy

Enjoying the Wine + Food Festival, Sept 23, 2017 Photo: Asher Almonacy

Enjoying the Wine + Food Festival, Sept 23, 2017 Photo: Asher Almonacy

Enjoying the Wine + Food Festival, Sept 23, 2017 Photo: Asher Almonacy

Enjoying the Wine + Food Festival, Sept 23, 2017 Photo: Asher Almonacy

 

Mandy Peacock and Jennifer Schiavi at the Wine + Food Festival, Sept 23, 2017 Photo: Asher Almonacy

Mandy Peacock and Jennifer Schiavi at the Wine + Food Festival, Sept 23, 2017 Photo: Asher Almonacy

Madeline Stambaugh and Ali Hogue at the Wine + Food Festival, Sept 23, 2017 Photo: Asher Almonacy

Madeline Stambaugh and Ali Hogue at the Wine + Food Festival, Sept 23, 2017 Photo: Asher Almonacy

Wine + Food Festival Sept 23, 2017 Photo: Asher Almonacy

Cool display by Hoo Doo Brown Barbecue at the 7th annual Wine + Food Festival Sept 23, 2017 Photo: Asher Almonacy

Wine + Food Festival Sept 23, 2017 Photo: Asher Almonacy

Wine + Food Festival Sept 23, 2017 Photo: Asher Almonacy

Greg from Fleisher's with a novel display, Wine + Food Festival, Sept 23, 2017 Photo: Asher Almonacy

Greg Bardwell from Fleishers at the Wine + Food Festival, Sept 23, 2017 Photo: Asher Almonacy

Jen Danzi

Coldwell Banker’s Jen Danzi shared viewing glasses for use with a cell phone and an app with guests of the 2017 Wine + Food Festival, Sept 23, 2017 Photo: Asher Almonacy

Jason Wein, JJ Rattray, Stephanie Dunn Ashley, Bill Brown and Karen Brown

Jason Wein, JJ Rattray, Stephanie Dunn Ashley, Bill Brown and Karen Brown at the Wine + Food Festival, Sept 23, 2017 Photo: Asher Almonacy

Wusthof Knives

Wusthof Knives demonstration at the Wine + Food Festival, Sept 23, 2017 Photo: Asher Almonacy

Enjoying the Wine + Food Festival, Sept 23, 2017 Photo: Asher Almonacy

Enjoying the Wine + Food Festival, Sept 23, 2017 Photo: Asher Almonacy

Enjoying the Wine + Food Festival, Sept 23, 2017 Photo: Asher Almonacy

Enjoying the Wine + Food Festival, Sept 23, 2017 Photo: Asher Almonacy

Rhone Men's Apparel, Chris Devine, Marisa Grimshaw, Asher Almonacy

Marisa Grimshaw and Chris Devine of Rhone whose offices are on Pacific Street in Stamford inside a former piano factory. Rhone’s men’s apparel was on display inside “Walden House” made from reclaimed barn wood. Photo: Asher Almonacy

Chris Devine, Walden House

Chris Devine inside Walden House, a tiny house by New Frontier, where Rhone Men’s Apparel was on display. Sept 23, 2017 Photo: Asher Almonacy

Barbara Zaccagnini at the Wine + Food Festival, Sept 23, 2017 Photo: Asher Almonacy

Barbara Zaccagnini at the Wine + Food Festival, Sept 23, 2017 Photo: Asher Almonacy

 

Karen Brown, Carol Swift, Leslie Yager and Stephanie Dunn Ashley at the Wine + Food Festival, Sept 23, 2017 Photo: Asher Almonacy

Karen Brown, Carol Swift, Leslie Yager and Stephanie Dunn Ashley at the Wine + Food Festival, Sept 23, 2017 Photo: Asher Almonacy

Enjoying the Wine + Food Festival, Sept 23, 2017 Photo: Asher Almonacy

Enjoying the Wine + Food Festival, Sept 23, 2017 Photo: Asher Almonacy

Enjoying the Wine + Food Festival, Sept 23, 2017 Photo: Asher Almonacy

Enjoying the Wine + Food Festival, Sept 23, 2017 Photo: Asher Almonacy

Enjoying the Wine + Food Festival, Sept 23, 2017 Photo: Asher Almonacy

Enjoying the Wine + Food Festival, Sept 23, 2017 Photo: Asher Almonacy

Enjoying the Wine + Food Festival, Sept 23, 2017 Photo: Asher Almonacy

Enjoying the Wine + Food Festival, Sept 23, 2017 Photo: Asher Almonacy

Enjoying the Wine + Food Festival, Sept 23, 2017 Photo: Asher Almonacy

Enjoying the Wine + Food Festival, Sept 23, 2017 Photo: Asher Almonacy

Leslie Yager, Gary Dell'Abate

Leslie Yager chatting with Gary Dell’Abate at the Wine + Food Festival, Sept 23, 2017 Photo: Asher Almonacy

Enjoying the Wine + Food Festival, Sept 23, 2017 Photo: Asher Almonacy

Enjoying the Wine + Food Festival, Sept 23, 2017 Photo: Asher Almonacy

Jason Wein with Johnna Yeskey and Dennis Yeskey at the Wine + Food Festival, Sept, 23, 2017 Photo: Asher Almonacy

Jason Wein with Johnna Yeskey and Dennis Yeskey at the Wine + Food Festival, Sept, 23, 2017 Photo: Asher Almonacy

Enjoying the Wine + Food Festival, Sept 23, 2017 Photo: Asher Almonacy

Enjoying the Wine + Food Festival, Sept 23, 2017 Photo: Asher Almonacy

Enjoying the Wine + Food Festival, Sept 23, 2017 Photo: Asher Almonacy

Enjoying the Wine + Food Festival, Sept 23, 2017 Photo: Asher Almonacy

Enjoying the Wine + Food Festival, Sept 23, 2017 Photo: Asher Almonacy

Enjoying the Wine + Food Festival, Sept 23, 2017 Photo: Asher Almonacy

Enjoying the Wine + Food Festival, Sept 23, 2017 Photo: Asher Almonacy

Enjoying the Wine + Food Festival, Sept 23, 2017 Photo: Asher Almonacy

Enjoying the Wine + Food Festival, Sept 23, 2017 Photo: Asher Almonacy

Enjoying the Wine + Food Festival, Sept 23, 2017 Photo: Asher Almonacy

Enjoying the Wine + Food Festival, Sept 23, 2017 Photo: Asher Almonacy

Enjoying the Wine + Food Festival, Sept 23, 2017 Photo: Asher Almonacy

Enjoying the Wine + Food Festival, Sept 23, 2017 Photo: Asher Almonacy

Enjoying the Wine + Food Festival, Sept 23, 2017 Photo: Asher Almonacy

Enjoying the Wine + Food Festival, Sept 23, 2017 Photo: Asher Almonacy

Enjoying the Wine + Food Festival, Sept 23, 2017 Photo: Asher Almonacy

Enjoying the Wine + Food Festival, Sept 23, 2017 Photo: Asher Almonacy

Enjoying the Wine + Food Festival, Sept 23, 2017 Photo: Asher Almonacy

Enjoying the Wine + Food Festival, Sept 23, 2017 Photo: Asher Almonacy

Enjoying Early’s Edibles the Wine + Food Festival, Sept 23, 2017 Photo: Asher Almonacy

Enjoying the Wine + Food Festival, Sept 23, 2017 Photo: Asher Almonacy

Enjoying the Wine + Food Festival, Sept 23, 2017 Photo: Asher Almonacy

Enjoying the Wine + Food Festival, Sept 23, 2017 Photo: Asher Almonacy

Enjoying the Wine + Food Festival, Sept 23, 2017 Photo: Asher Almonacy

Enjoying the Wine + Food Festival, Sept 23, 2017 Photo: Asher Almonacy

Enjoying the Wine + Food Festival, Sept 23, 2017 Photo: Asher Almonacy

Enjoying the Wine + Food Festival, Sept 23, 2017 Photo: Asher Almonacy

Enjoying the Wine + Food Festival, Sept 23, 2017 Photo: Asher Almonacy

Enjoying the Wine + Food Festival, Sept 23, 2017 Photo: Asher Almonacy

Enjoying the Wine + Food Festival, Sept 23, 2017 Photo: Asher Almonacy

Enjoying the Wine + Food Festival, Sept 23, 2017 Photo: Asher Almonacy

Enjoying the Wine + Food Festival, Sept 23, 2017 Photo: Asher Almonacy

Enjoying the Wine + Food Festival, Sept 23, 2017 Photo: Asher Almonacy

Enjoying the Wine + Food Festival, Sept 23, 2017 Photo: Asher Almonacy

Enjoying the Wine + Food Festival, Sept 23, 2017 Photo: Asher Almonacy

Enjoying the Wine + Food Festival, Sept 23, 2017 Photo: Asher Almonacy


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