The Sixth Annual Greenwich Wine+Food Festival / September 23-24, 2016


The sixth annual GREENWICH WINE+FOOD FESTIVAL, presented by Serendipity magazine (www.serendipitysocial.com) and benefitting Paul Newman's Hole in the Wall Gang Camp and The Greenwich Department of Parks and Recreation, will be taking place Friday, September 23– Saturday, September 24 at the Roger Sherman Baldwin Park in Greenwich, Connecticut.  The festival will feature a Master Chef Dinner at Water’s Edge on Friday, September 23 and the Saturday Festival on Saturday, September 24.

The Master Chef Dinner at Water’s Edge on Friday evening will feature not only this year’s awarded Most Innovative Chefs from across Fairfield and Westchester Counties (honorees TBA) serving their signature dishes, but also Festival Ambassador Chefs will prepare their most innovative cuisine.  The intimate evening will also feature renowned wine selections and creative cocktails, an auction and live musical performance (talent TBA).

The Saturday Festival, the center of the entire GREENWICH 2016 WINE+FOOD FESTIVAL, will offer tastings and demonstrations from more than two hundred of the area’s finest food, wine, spirits and product vendors in the main Grand Tasting Tent, as well as the Burger & Beer Tent, Master Griller Tent, the first annual Ultimate Sandwich Take-Down and Taco Party!  Culinary demonstration tents and stages will house cooking presentations by celebrity chefs, including Marcus Samuelsson (“Chopped,” “Iron Chef” and winner of “Top Chef Masters”), and local talent. Guests will also enjoy sommelier presentations, celebrity chef book signings, Q&A sessions with top food and beverage talent, the fifth annual Burger Battle, the third annual Top Bartender’s Showdown and a live musical performance (talent TBA).  VIP ticket holders ($375 per ticket) will also enjoy a Sustainable Dinner by the water’s edge, prepared by local chefs featuring the finest, locally-sourced, sustainably-produced ingredients under a private tent with premium liquor, wines and beer service, secluded lounge areas open throughout the day, private restrooms and and a premium viewing area for the evening’s musical performance.

A special ticketed event, Saturday VIP Pass with Intimate Dinner featuring Marcus Samuelsson and Red Rooster Harlem, will give attendees the opportunity to enjoy the best of Harlem by the water’s edge, featuring the roots of American cuisine from award-winning chef, restaurateur and multi-titled cookbook author Marcus Samuelsson.  Featuring a seated dinner with table service (6:30-8:30pm), attendees will also enjoy the evening’s musical performance from private, tables on an elevated stage ($525 per ticket) or from reserved, lawn table seating ($450 per ticket).

Visit www.serendipitysocial.com for more information and updates about the event schedule, participating celebrity and local chefs, musical talent and more.

Tickets will be available in the coming weeks via http://serendipitysocial.com/ or by calling 203.588.1363.  The event’s Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/GreenwichwinefoodFestival, will be announcing restaurant participants and schedule updates.

The event will be held rain or shine, and anyone under 21, including infants or strollers, will not be admitted.  Animals are also not permitted.


NYCHG & AIWF-NYC Bowling Happy Hour / May 9, 2016

Monday, May 9, 2016 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

The New York City Hospitality Group and The American Institute of Wine and Food New York City invite you to gather for food and libations with a side of bowling.

Mingle with industry experts and score some strikes! Bowling optional. White Russians encouraged. BYO-Industry friends. Free lanes. Free shoes. Free food. Cash bar, man.


The NYC Hospitality Alliance Awards / May 10, 2016

Tuesday, May 10th, 2016, 6:30p.m. - 10:00p.m.
Marquee New York, 289 10th Ave, Manhattan 
Dress: Cocktail Attire 
Food & Drink: Featuring heavily passed NYC themed fare and crafted cocktails.  
About: This is a standing, club style event with some seating and lounges available for general admission ticket holders. The Award ceremony will occur approximately halfway through the event.

New York City is world famous for our 24,000+ restaurants, bars and nightclubs. From Mom & Pop pizzerias to fine dining cathedrals, from dive bars to velvet-roped hotspots…there's no doubt that NYC is the Hospitality Capital of the World. That's why in 2016 the hospitality industry’s movers and shakers will celebrate at the iconic nightclub, Marquee, on the Westside of Manhattan. This incredible event will celebrate our city's spectacular contributions to the hospitality industry and to the cultural and economic fabric of the Big Apple!   Unlike your typical awards function (yawn!) this soiree will tantalize your senses with the cuisine, cocktails and culture that define New York City. This high-octane awards ceremony will captivate you and may just keep you celebrating all night long. …But hey, this is The City That Never Sleeps, right?


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