The 2018 Greenwich Wine + Food Festival this year welcomes Daniel Boulud in addition to returning chefs Adam Richman and Mary Giuliani, who will join previously announced chefs Scott Conant and Alex Guarnaschelli.
The 2018 event takes place September 21-22 at Roger Sherman Baldwin Park in Greenwich.
Boulud is a worldwide culinary icon, known best for his Michelin-starred restaurant, DANIEL in New York, as well as 19 renowned eateries across the globe, from Miami to Singapore. The French chef and restaurateur, a six-time recipient of the “Best Chefs in America” accolade from the James Beard Foundation, will be honored and dine with guests on Saturday night at the Platinum VIP On-Stage & Lawn Dinner, a separate ticketed event. He will also meet and greet festival-goers during a book signing on Saturday.
“It is an honor to welcome Chef Boulud to our event for the first time this year,” said Suni Unger, founder and CEO of Unger Media. “With his restaurant DANIEL marking 25 fantastic years, we are happy to be able to join in the celebration. In addition, Chef Boulud reflects the charitable focus of the Festival through his work with various causes, including Ment’or, which is inspiring the next generation of culinary talent.”
The lineup of celebrity chefs continues to grow. Festival favorite Adam Richman, beloved for his Travel Channel series “Man v. Food,” will return to lead a culinary demonstration, mingle with guests at a book signing and host the ever-popular Burger Battle. He’ll be joined by celebrity caterer and author Mary Giuliani, executive chef and author Kevin Des Chenes, and celebrated chef and educator Lindsay Perkins.
“We are thrilled to announce this strong lineup of award-winning chefs. Their passion for their craft shows in everything they do at the festival, from culinary demonstrations to interacting with foodie guests,” added Unger.
The 2018 Most Innovative Chefs, who will be announced in the coming weeks, and the Festival Ambassador Chefs, who have lent not only their culinary talent but also their enthusiasm for food to the Festival over the years, will provide their gourmet cuisine at the Opening Night Master Chef Wine Dinner, which will honor Alex Guarnaschelli for her innovation and substantial contributions to the culinary world, and welcome Scott Conant and Richman as special guests. Ambassador Chefs will also prepare an exceptional dinner for VIP ticket holders on Saturday.
This year’s Ambassador Chefs include:
- Mogan Anthony (Village Social) (Friday)
- Jes Bengtson (Terrain Cafe) (Saturday)
- Carlos Baez (The Spread / El Segundo) (Saturday)
- Arturo Franco Camacho (Shell & Bones Oyster Bar / Geronimo Tequila Bar & Southwest Grill) (Saturday)
- Rui Correia (Douro) (Friday)
- Stavros Karipides (Famous Greek Kitchen) (Saturday)
- Geoff Lazlo (Geoff Lazlo Catering) (Saturday)
- Stephen Lewandowski (Harlan Social / Harlan Publick) (Saturday)
- Lisa & Steve Maronian (Sweet Lisa’s Exquisite Cakes) (Friday)
- Nick Martschenko (South End / South End Uncorked) (Friday)
- Mike Pietrafeso (Ada’s Kitchen & Coffee / Roost) (Saturday)
- Debra Ponzek (Aux Delices) (Friday)
- Brian Reilly (Mecha Noodle Bar) (Saturday)
- Robin Selden (Marcia Selden Catering) (Friday)
- Brad Spence (Amis Trattoria) (Saturday)
- Matt Storch (Match / Match Burger Lobster / nom-eez) (Friday)
- Bill Taibe (The Whelk / Kawa Ni / Jesup Hall) (Saturday)
- Luke Venner (Elm) (Friday)
- Ian Vest (Back 40 Kitchen / Mill Street Bar and Table) (Friday)
Tickets for the Festival All Weekend Pass ($625/ticket) are available via www.greenwichwineandfood.com or by calling (203) 588-1363 (additional tickets including Opening Night Master Chef Wine Dinner, Saturday All Day Pass-General & VIP will be available in the coming weeks).
The festival weekend will be held rain or shine, and anyone under 21, including infants or strollers, will not be admitted. Animals are also not permitted.