Join Us @ Greenwich Wine & Food Festival 2013: The Ultimate Foodie Event

CTbites Team

JOIN US for the GREENWICH 2013 WINE+FOOD FESTIVAL presented by Serendipity Magazine, all proceeds benefitting The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp. This tented event on 6.3-acres features celebrity chefs, cooking demonstrations, gourmet tastings, wine and spirits and live performances by favorite headlining musicians. This event brings together the very best Chefs, Sommeliers, and food experts in the Fairfield County/ Westchester area. Events include: The Culinary Village taking place on October 5th hosts Gourmet tastings by 90 of the Northeast’s finest food, wine and spirit vendors. Celebrity Demo Tents will feature: Duff Goldman, Graham Elliot, Sara Moulton, Francois Payard and many many more. Mixology Tent features: Gretchen Thomas of Barcelona, and Adam Patrick of Classic American Whiskey Cocktails. Plus, there's a Burger Throwdown & Food Trucks galore. 

And for the first year, CTbites will join the festival by presenting The CTbites Blogger Lounge. CTbites will be hosting an agenda of chef appearances and moderating a series of interviews by and with chefs.

The Blogger Lounge will be available for media only, but keep an eye out as...we will be giving away Blogger Lounge tickets to 10 CTbites Readers. 


Thursday, October 3
Miller Motorcars, Greenwich, CT
6:30 – 9:00 p.m.

Get a jump start on the festivities at the official 2013 Greenwich Wine + Food Festival Kick-Off Party! Mingle with culinary experts, The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp patrons, sponsors and Serendipity friends while surrounded by the worlds most famous luxury cars! The night will feature fine wine from Ninety+ Cellars and gourmet hors d’oeuvres, plus a silent auction and exclusive Serendipity gift bags. One hundred percent of the evening’s ticket sales and auction proceeds will benefit The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp. Cocktail attire. Tickets are limited!


Friday, October 4
Sponsored by Betteridge Jewelers
Roger Sherman Baldwin Park, Greenwich, CT
6:30 – 10:00 p.m.

6:30 p.mSerendipity‘s carefully selected group of Featured Chefs come together under one tent to prepare and share their special dishes in a live demonstration.

Enjoy fine wines from The Deutsch Family Wine & Spirits, beer from Stella Artois, creative cocktails from American Harvest and artisan water from Voss. Guests will receive an exclusive gift bag with a Festival wine glass and a one-year subscription to Serendipitymagazine. Attire is casual chic. Please wear shoes appropriate for the grass.



Saturday, October 5
Roger Sherman Baldwin Park, Greenwich, CT

12:00 – 5:00 p.m. Culinary Village presented by Serendipity

Gourmet tastings by 90 of the Northeast’s finest food, wine and spirit vendors.

12:00 – 10:00 p.m. VIP Tent

This special tent will host a private lounge, open bar, specialty gourmet tastings and a buffet dinner. Ticketed guests will also have access to VIP Parking, Private Restrooms and an intimate viewing of the evenings live performance.

1:00 – 5:00 p.m. Celebrity Demonstration Tents presented by Clarke Kitchens

Your favorite network celebrity chefs, sommeliers and mixologists show off their best! Get there early and you may get a seat at the tasting tables!

Celebrity Demo Tent ONE presented by Clarke Kitchens:

1:30 p.m.   Michael Psilaski: One-Pot Greek Paella

2:30 p.m.   Duff Goldman: Baking

3:30 p.m.   Graham Elliot: Cooking with a Master Chef

4:30 p.m.   Susan Whetzel and Chef Michael Behmoiras: Sweet Experiences

Celebrity Demo Tent TWO presented by Clarke Kitchens:

1:00 p.m.  Neil Fuentes and Billy DiCrosta: The Singing Chefs

2:00 p.m.  Dale Talde: Dim Sum

3:00 p.m.  Richard Blais: Crispy Fish Tacos

4:00 p.m.  Francois Payard: Crispy Chocolate Phyllo Pastry

5:00 p.m.  Sara Moulton: Five Ingredient Weeknight Entrées

Celebrity Sommelier and Mixologist Tent:

1:30 p.m.   Gretchen Thomas: Beyond Organic — Great biodynamic wines from Spain

2:30 p.m.   Laurie Forster: Something to Wine About and pairings

3:30 p.m.   Brewmaster George Reisch: Stella Artois Cidre

4:30 p.m.   Mixologist Adam Patrick: Classic American Whiskey Cocktails

*Times are subject to change. Please check the Festival journal schedule the day of event.

1:00 – 5:30 p.m. Celebrity Book Store presented by Celebrity Cruises

Meet the minds behind your favorite cookbooks and culinary reads. Books will be available for purchase. Have yours signed!

1:30 p.m.  Duff Goldman & John Stage

2:00 p.m.  Graham Elliot & Richard Blais

2:30 p.m.  Ray “Dr. BBQ” Lampe & François Payard

3:00 p.m.  Michael Psilaskis & Debra Ponzek

3:30 p.m.  Katie Workman & Sara Moulton


3:30 – 8:30 p.m. Burgers, Beer & Bluegrass Tent

Get your fill of the acclaimed “Best Burgers in Fairfield and Westchester Counties.” The winner will be announced after the 4:30 p.m. Burger Battle. Enjoy the Northeast’s best craft beers, an exclusive beer tasting by Stella Artois and live bluegrass music.

3:30 – 8:30 p.m. BBQ Pit Masters Demo Tent

Watch the ultimate BBQ Pit Masters as they serve up their champion ribs, pulled pork, BBQ salmon, beef brisket and more southern favorites.

3:45 p.m. Barbeque with Tim Doherty

4:30 p.m. Burger Battle with Celebrity Guest Judges

Network favorites Michael Psilakis, Richard Blais, Graham Elliot, Duff Goldman, Ray “Dr. BBQ” Lampe, John Stage and Dale Talde choose their favorite burger and announce the “People’s Choice” winner. Hosted by Joe Bastianich.

*Event located at the Burgers, Beers & Bluegrass Tent.

5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. “A Little Bit Country” presented by Serendipity and Bobby Q’s  Bodacious BBQ & Grill

Serendipity magazine’s signature weekend celebration with the Festivals’ Featured & Celebrity Experts. Ticket purchasers will enjoy Bourbon Tasting, delicious BBQ by Bobby Q’s, Cigar bar and live music. Limited tickets available.

*Event located in the Serendipity Tent.

5:30 p.m. The Gourmet Grilled Burger with Ray “Dr. BBQ” Lampe

6:15 p.m. Dinosaur Bar-B-Que’s John Stage and his famous Pulled Pork Sliders. Plus, Saugatuck Craft Butchery’s Ryan Fibiger talks Butchery 101. 

6:30 p.m. LIVE Stage presented by Serendipity

  • Introductions by The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp and Serendipity
  • Opening band: Ian Murray Band

  • Headliner: DISPATCH

 *Event located in the Culinary Village Tent. Doors will re-open at 6:30 p.m.