GIVEAWAY: WIN FREE TIX to Greenwich Wine + Food Festival Sept 24-26

Stephanie Webster

It's that time of year! The fifth annual GREENWICH WINE+FOOD FESTIVAL, presented by Serendipity magazine ( and benefits Paul Newman's Hole in the Wall Gang Camp and The Greenwich Department of Parks and Recreation, will be taking place Thursday, September 24– Saturday, September 26 at the Roger Sherman Baldwin Park in Greenwich, Conn. 

CTbites is giving away 3 pairs of general admission tickets for Saturday September 26th. This includes The Grand Tasting Tent, Chef Demos, Burger Battle with Adam Richman, Bartender Showdown + more. 

TO WIN tell us why you deserve a pair of free tickets be emailing us your entry here. Winners will be announced September 21st.

"CTbites is excited to be participating this year as a host to the Celebrity Chef Demos as well as Moderator for the special CT Chef Panel as part of the Hole in The Wall Gang Celebrity Green Room." 

The festival will feature a Dinner Under the Stars on Thursday, September 24, the Most Innovative Chefs Gala on Friday, September 25 and the Culinary Village, featuring Little Big Town’s performance, on Saturday, September 26.

The Most Innovative Chefs Gala on Friday evening will feature the 2015 Most Innovative Chef winners from restaurants across Fairfield and Westchester Counties serving an incredible tasting menu (honorees to be announced). The evening will also include elite wines, premium liquor, an exclusive auction and a live musical performance.

This Year’s Innovative Chefs

Alison Awerbuch, Abigail Kirsch at The Loading Dock, Stamford, Conn.

Jes Bengston, The Granola Bar of Westport, Westport, Conn.

Beck Bolender, One Twenty One, North Salem, New York 

Francesco Casu, Golden View Firenze, Greenwich, Conn.

David DiBari, The Cookery, Dobbs Ferry, New York

Renato Donzelli, Basso Café, Norwalk, Conn.

Nick DiBona, Madison Kitchen, Larchmont, New York

Erik Erlichson, Bistro Versailles, Greenwich, Conn.

Stephen Lewandowski, Harlan Social, Stamford, Conn.

Pat Pascarella, Bar Sugo, Norwalk, Conn.

Matt Storch, The Chelsea, Fairfield, Conn. and Match, Norwalk, Conn.

David Raymer, Strada 18, Norwalk, Conn.

Luke Venner, Elm, New Canaan, Conn.

David White, Vespa, Westport, Conn. 

On Saturday, the Culinary Village, the center of the entire GREENWICH 2015 WINE+FOOD FESTIVAL, will offer tastings and demonstrations from more than two hundred food, wine, spirits and product vendors. Culinary demonstration tents and stages will house cooking presentations by celebrity chefs and local talent. Guests will also enjoy sommelier presentations, celebrity chef book signings, the fourth annual Burger Battle, the second annual Top Bartender’s Showdown, Barbecue & Bluegrass, and a live musical performance by Little Big Town.  A special ticketed event, Saturday on Stage Dinner, will give 100 guests the chance to enjoy the headliner performance on an elevated stage while enjoying a special dinner (chef TBA), premium liquor, wine and beer.  In addition, VIP ticket holders will enjoy a VIP Big Easy Dinner, celebrating the culinary, musical and festive atmosphere of New Orleans.  This tented event will feature a traditional Louisiana jazz marching band, the Festival’s Ambassador Chefs serving up signature small plates with a New Orleans Twist, premium liquor, wines and beer, and a private, early-evening concert with the world-renowned band Funky Meters, comprised of Art Neville, Ian Neville, George Porter Jr. and Russell Batiste Jr.  VIP ticketholders will also enjoy a premium viewing area for Little Big Town’s performance. 

Visit for more information and updates about the event schedule, participating celebrity and local chefs, musical talent and more. Ticket sales are now open (with the exception of the Thursday evening event) and are available through or by calling 203.588.1363.  The event’s Facebook page,, will be announcing restaurant participants and schedule updates, as available.

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.


The GREENWICH 2015 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, as well as The Greenwich Department of Parks and Recreation. The festival is hosted by Serendipity magazine, in conjunction with other event sponsors.