Food + Wine Festival 2015 Spices up Roger Sherman Baldwin Park

Tim Passaro and Bill Taylor from Little Pub Cos Cob. Credit: Leslie Yager

Executive Chef Tim Passaro and Manager Bill Taylor from Little Pub Cos Cob. Credit: Leslie Yager

Fleisher's Craft Butchery will soon open in Cos Cob alongside Greenwich Cheese Company and Fjord Fisheries. Credit: Leslie Yager

Fleisher’s Craft Butchery will soon open in Cos Cob alongside Greenwich Cheese Company and Fjord Fisheries. Credit: Leslie Yager

Greenwich Food+Wine Festival’s Culinary Village drew an enormous crowd to Roger Sherman Baldwin Park on Saturday for Serendipity’s fifth annual event. Bigger and better than ever, thousands poured into the park on a perfect sunny afternoon, mingling with friends as they noshed on freshly prepared concoctions, including Executive Chef Passaro’s delicious Tuna Tacos from Little Pub, samples from soon-to-open Fleisher’s Craft Butchery and mouthwatering cupcakes courtesy of Sweet Lisa’s Exquisite Cakes.

A popular tent allowed guests to try their luck at games courtesy of Empire City Casino.

Throughout the afternoon, guests paced themselves as they maneuvered through the celebrity studded crowd, choosing from a wide array of restaurant and vendor tastings, cooking demonstrations, and samplings of beer, wine and spirits.


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Guests enjoyed painting with Pinot’s Palette within the Culinary Village at the Food+Wine Festival, Sept. 26, 2015. Credit: Leslie Yager

A popular spot was Pinot’s Palette, where wine enthusiasts poured creativity onto blank canvasses, creating masterpieces in the process.

The event benefited Paul Newman’s Hole in the Wall Gang Camp. The camp was founded in 1988 by Paul Newman with the premise that every child, no matter their illness, could experience the transformational spirit and friendships that go hand-in-hand with camp.


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Carol Swift and daughter Ariana Moaveni enjoy a Bloody Mary at the Food+Wine Festival, Sept. 26, 2015. Credit: Leslie Yager

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Adam Richmand and Matt Scott get the crowd going at the Food+Wine Festival, Sept. 26, 2015. Credit: Leslie Yager

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 Chef, author and notable television personality Geoffrey Zakarian, who will soon open The National at the bottom Greenwich Avenue. Credit: Leslie Yager

Chef, author and notable television personality Geoffrey Zakarian, who will soon open The National at the bottom Greenwich Avenue. Credit: Leslie Yager

Chopped Chef judge Alex Guarnaschelli gave a cooking demonstration infused with humor. Credit: Leslie Yager

Alex Guarnaschelli is an Iron Chef and a regular judge on the Food Network primetime show “Chopped.” Credit: Leslie Yager

Kimberly Schlapman of Little Big Town greeted fans. Credit: Leslie Yager

Kimberly Schlapman of Little Big Town greeted fans. Credit: Leslie Yager

One of 2015 Most Innovative Chefs, Erik Erlichson, with Sarah Bamford. Credit: Leslie Yager

One of 2015 Most Innovative Chefs, Erik Erlichson, with Sarah Bamford. Credit: Leslie Yager

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Co-authors Tracey Medeiros and Christy Colasudo with copies of The Connecticut Farm Table Cookbook. Credit: Leslie Yager

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Jason Wein, Carol Swift and Ariana Moaveni take a selfie at the Food + Wine Festival, Sept. 26, 2015. Credit: Leslie Yager

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Our friends from Old Greenwich Fine Wines & Cheese sampled a variety of wines at the Culinary Village on Saturday. Credit: Leslie Yager

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Staff from One Twenty One Restaurant, located in North Salem, NY. Credit: Leslie Yager

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Patricia Triano, Lenore Casserta and Jaime Triano having a blast at the Food+Wine Festival at Rogert Sherman Baldwin Park, Sept. 26, 2015

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Melt in your mouth tuna tacos went fast, courtesy of Little Pub Cos Cob. Credit: Leslie Yager

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Adrea Guido and Peter Yeskey at the Food + Wine Festival, Sept. 26, 2015. Credit: Leslie Yager

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Peter Yeskey, Jackie Hvolbeck, Jason Wein and Carol Swift. Credit: Leslie Yager

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Joe Kalinosky, Ellen Kalinosky and Gloria Winter paced themselves at the Food + Wine Festival, Sept. 26, 2015. Credit: Leslie Yager

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