Westchester Magazine’s Annual Wine & Food Festival is back for lucky number year seven! This year’s event will take place from Tuesday, June 6th – through Sunday, June 11th throughout Westchester County. Guests will love popular favorites like the Burger & Beer Blast and the Grand Tasting Village and new events like Salute! A Wine Tasting Tour of Italy, Taste & Style at Savor Westchester and Jr. Chef Experience.
The festival, which draws more than 6,500 people from across the New York Metro area including New York City, Westchester County, Long Island, New Jersey and Connecticut, will feature 100 top restaurants and a selection of world-class wines.
“All of us at Westchester Magazine are excited to be kicking-off the seventh incredible year of the Wine & Food Festival,” said Publisher Ralph Martinelli. “We’ve added days to bring festival goers even more delicious food and drink. Come join us for one of the region’s best culinary celebrations!”
Westchester Magazine’s 7th Annual Wine & Food Festival Schedule:
Tuesday, June 6
ALL NEW! Salute! A Wine Tasting Tour of Italy
Westchester Italian Cultural Center, Tuckahoe
6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Celebrate the regions of Italy with world-renowned wine expert, Kevin Zraly, during this walk-around tasting featuring the red and white wines of Tuscany, Veneto, Piedmonte, Trentino-Alto, Adige, Sicily and Sardinia while enjoying fine Italian delicacies. Enjoy a lively cooking demonstration of an Italian specialty by Chef Andy Nusser of Tarry Lodge.
Ticket Cost: $95
Wednesday, June 7
ALL NEW! Taste & Style at Savor Westchester
Savor Westchester at The Westchester, Level 4, White Plains, NY
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Grab your friends and check out the Wine & Food Festival at Savor Westchester - a delicious new dining experience featuring exclusive eateries. Enjoy an evening of food, shopping, fashion and cocktails! Sample fresh and flavorful cuisine, sip delicious cocktails and check out the season’s hottest fashion trends. Makeovers, massages, shopping, raffles and more make this an evening not-to-be-missed! 21 and over only.
Ticket Cost: $25 (all guests will receive a $25 Simon Giftcard*, special gift bag & complimentary parking)
*The Simon Giftcard(R) is subject to terms and conditions. Visit simongiftcard.com or Simon Guest Services for more information.
Thursday, June 8
Burger & Beer Blast
Kensico Dam Plaza, Valhalla
6:00 PM -10:00 PM
The popular Burger & Beer Blast is back! With 30 restaurants participating, the event is sure to be a foodie’s delight. All attendees will vote to see which local restaurant out of the 30 will take home the grand prize and be crowned "Burger and Beer Blast Champion!" Beers, wine and spirits and the best local food trucks makes this event not-to-be-missed.
Ticket Cost: $75 individual; Burger & Beer Blast Party Pack (10 tickets) $700
Friday, June 9
An Evening with Westchester’s Tastemakers
The Ritz-Carlton, Westchester - The Grand Ballroom – White Plains
7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Join Westchester’s top chefs for an exclusive one-night-only dining experience. Enjoy a memorable six-course meal with wine pairings at the beautiful Ritz-Carlton’s Grand Ballroom. Purchase your tickets now for this unforgettable evening.
Ticket Cost: $150
Saturday, June 10
Grand Tasting Village
Kensico Dam Plaza, Valhalla
12:00 PM – 5:00 PM (Chef Demos: 1:00PM, 2:00PM, 3:00PM and 4:00PM)
Known as the World’s Fair of the Wine & Food Festival, the Grand Tasting Village is a celebration of the most exciting chefs and culinary trends in the County, plus more than 200 world-class wines from some of the top internationally known wineries. 60 restaurants will serve samples of their signature dishes featuring their new or favorite summer ingredient.
Ticket Cost: $85
Connoisseurs Ticket Cost: $125, includes admission to the Grand Tasting Village and exclusive access to the Party Line Connoisseurs Tent with rare, high-end wine and food
Sunday, June 11
ALL NEW! Jr. Chef Experience
PLAY at The Westchester, Level 4, White Plains, NY
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Spend the morning with your little ones as they learn the basics of cooking. This hands-on event encourages creativity as kids learn basic cooking techniques from working chefs. Your little culinary artists will also practice cupcake decorating…and don’t worry, they’ll share their finished treats with you! Characters from Nickelodeon’s most popular kids shows will be on-hand for meet & greets, so be sure to have your phones ready for pictures. Little chefs will also receive a complimentary chef’s apron. This event is limited to 75 participants so purchase your tickets today. All children must be accompanied by an adult.
Ticket Cost: $10 per child, $25 for 3 children (ages 5-10 years old)
Westchester Magazine’s 7th Annual Wine & Food Festival proudly supports the Westchester Parks Foundation, committed to the preservation and conservation of 18,000 acres of parks and trails in Westchester County.
Visit www.westchestermagazine.com/winefood for complete details on ticket sales.