Impressive List of Participants for Wine + Food Festival

Screen Shot 2014-09-19 at 9.52.01 AMThe 2014 Wine + Food Festival benefits Paul Newman’s The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp. This year’s Culinary Village event takes place on Sat., September 27 from 12 p.m. to 10 p.m. The Culinary Village offers grand, savory tastings and demonstrations from food, wine and spirit vendors at Roger Sherman Baldwin Park in Greenwich, rain or shine.

Screen Shot 2014-09-16 at 9.40.22 PMEnter Greenwich Free Press’s contest to win 2 FREE tickets to the event on Saturday, Sept. 27 which includes the Culinary Village. Email your best photo, along with your name and a brief description of the photo to [email protected] before Monday, Sept. 22 at 12:00 noon.

On Monday afternoon, Greenwich Free Press will publish all the photo entries, and give readers 24 hours to vote on the GFP Facebook page for their favorite. Simple.Deadline to vote will be Tuesday, Sept. 23 at 12:00 noon. We’ll announce the best photo winner on Greenwich Free Press on Tuesday afternoon and the winner’s 2 tickets will be waiting at the will-call line at the event in Roger Sherman Baldwin Park.

This year’s participants will include (list is subject to change):

  • 121 Restaurant (North Salem, NY)
  • Barcelona (Greenwich)
  • Baro New World Cantina (Fairfield)
  • Mezon (Danbury)
  • Bar Sugo (Norwalk)
  • Bare Burger (Coming to Stamford)
  • Bobby Q’s (Westport)
  • Benjamin Steakhouse (Westchester)
  • Cathy’s Biscoti (White Plains)
  • Cayman Islands Dept of Tourism
  • Char (Greenwich)
  • Connecticut Cookie Co. (Bridgeport)
  • Cook & Craft (Old Greenwich)
  • Cos Cobber (Cos Cob)
  • Da Giorgio ( New Rochelle, NY)
  • Dan Rooney’s (Yonkers)
  • Dinosaur BBQ (Stamford)
  • Emmi Roth USA
  • Fairfield Cheese Co ( Fairfield and Greenwich)
  • Fire Engine Food Truck ( Bridgeport)
  • Fjord Fish Market (Cos Cob)
  • Gabrieles (Greenwich)
  • Good Karma Crunch, LLC
  • Green & Tonic (Greenwich)
  • Harvest Wine Bar & Restaurant (Greenwich)
  • Cava Wine Bar & Restaurant (New Canaan)
  • Scena Wine Bra & Restaurant (Darien)
  • 55 Wine Bar Wine Bar & Restaurant (Fairfield)
  • Hudson Grille (Stamford)
  • Johnson Food Truck (Mamaroneck)
  • Kelly’s Four Plus Granola (New Canaan)
  • Little Pub (Cos Cob) Read our Greenwich Free Press feature on Little Pub
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  • Mike’s Organic Delivery (Fairfield and Westchester)
  • Morello Bistro (Greenwich)
  • NoMa Social (New Rochelle)
  • Parallel Post (Trumbull)
  • Pinch American Grill (Yonkers)
  • Plan B Burger (Stamford)
  • Preppy Pig BBQ (Rhode Island)
  • River House Bar and Grill (Port Chester)
  • Roger Sherman Inn (New Canaan)
  • Ruth Chris Steakhouse (Tarrytown)
  • Schweid & Sons (Carlstadt)
  • Simply Delicious Catering (Norwalk)
  • Sonora (Port Chester)
  • Tea-rrific Ice Cream (Norwalk)
  • The Dessertist (Croton-on-Hudson)
  • The Flavored Olive (Meriden)
  • The Gingerman (Greenwich)
  • The Granola Bar (Westport)
  • The Mumbai Times Indian Cuisine (Cos Cob)
  • The Purple Pear by Tina (Willington)
  • The Restaurant at Rowayton Seafood (Rowayton)
  • The Spread (SoNo)
  • Tomatillo (Greenwich)
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Molly Hart, 5, who attends Christ Church Preschool in Greenwich, enjoys a later afternoon eclair at Versailles with he mother Audra. Credit: Leslie Yager

  • Villa Italia (Stamford)
  • Whipped Up LLC (Weston)

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Beer + Wine + Spirit Vendors

  • American Harvest
  • Basil Hayden
  • Bloody Good Products
  • Blue Point Brewery
  • Buon Cello
  • Captain Lawrence Brewery
  • Casamigos Tequila
  • Cockspur Rum
  • Czechvar Premium Czech Lager
  • Daura
  • Estrella Dam Daura
  • Estrella Damm Inedit
  • GIFFT Wines
  • Goose Island
  • Half Full Brewery
  • Ice Wine Exclusives
  • Iceburg Vodka
  • Jim Beam
  • Ketel One
  • Knob Creek Rye
  • Leaf Vodka
  • Leinenkugels Orange Shandy
  • Long Trail – Otter Brewery
  • Makers 46
  • Martin Millers Gin
  • Miami Beverages
  • Murphy’s Stout
  • New Planet
  • Ninety+ Cellars
  • Old Greenwich Fine Wines
  • Pinto’s Pino
  • Quintessential Wines
  • Shaw Vineyard
  • Shock Top
  • SpikedSeltzer
  • The Wine Press
  • Tiger Beer
  • Total Wine & More
  • Val’s
  • Winam Wines
  • WineWise
  • Yonkers Brewing Company

Other Vendors

  • MWCoastal Goods
  • Soundview Millworkds
  • Rhineland Cutlery
  • Balducci’s (Riverside) Last but not least, Balducci’s invites everyone visit them at the Culinary Village where they’ll have an iSnap photo booth to connect directly to social media.

In addition to these tastings, demonstration tents will house cooking presentations by celebrity chefs including Geoffrey Zakarian, Jean-Georges, Aarón Sánchez., Anne Burrell, Adam Richman and more.  Other features include demonstrations in the sommelier and mixologist tent as well as the BBQ Pitmaster’s stage, celebrity chef book signings, the third annual Burger Battle and the first annual Top Bartender Showdown.  The Ian Murray Band, The Bacon Brothers and Alabama will be performing beginning at 6:30pm, with food served during the musical performances by various local food trucks.

Tickets for Saturday’s Festival are available beginning at $135 per person, with VIP tickets available for $375 (this includes access to the Festival VIP Tent, which is equipped with a private lounge and restrooms, full bar, elite wines and food from award winning local chefs, as well as VIP parking and a private viewing to the musical acts).  A new ticketing option this year includes access for a select number of attendees to “Tequila & Tostadas! With Aaron Sanchez,” an intimate gathering featuring food and beverage.  Also new this year are Front Stage Box Seats to the evening’s musical performances with a private dinner served by Red Rooster Harlem.  For all ticketing options, visit the Festival’s website:

The three-day event will also include Thursday’s kick-off Oysters & Wine event (tickets are available for $125 per person), and Friday Night’s Most Innovative Chefs Gala with decadent tastings by the event’s featured chefs from New York and Connecticut and a live concert by the Marshall Tucker Band (tickets are available for $325 per person).

Tickets can be purchased online, or by calling 203.588.1363.

For more information, visit and the event’s Facebook page,

The GREENWICH 2014 WINE+FOOD FESTIVAL is a three-day event that benefits The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp, a nationwide organization dedicated to providing healing to children and their families coping with cancer, sickle cell anemia and other serious illnesses. The festival is hosted by Serendipity magazine in conjunction with other event sponsors