Food and wine lovers in Westchester County have reason to celebrate as the annual Westchester Magazine Food and Wine Festival returns June 8th-12th for its 6th annual celebration. This celebration is considered to be one of the premier food and wine events in the Northeast. The event is spread over several days with unique events in several locations Some of the highlights are:
Thursday June 9th –Burger and Beer Blast–at the Kensico Dam Plaza park in Valhalla. Attendees will sample burgers from 30 different local restaurants, with beer, wine and spirits served. You can vote for your favorite burger in the competition. Live music will make the evening a festival for all. New this year will be the Empire Casino Tent with five gaming tables, and cocktails and food from some of the Casinos restaurants.
Time 6pm to 10pm . Cost : $75
Friday June 10th –An evening with Westchester’s Tastemakers– now in its 2nd year, it takes place at the Ritz-Carleton in White Plains. Twenty of the County’s top Chef’s will prepare two of their own dishes each for an exclusive gathering. Each dish will be paired with top wines from around the globe. Some of the chefs who will be there will be Peter Kelly (Xaviers), Bobby Will (Saltaire), Jay Lippin (Crabtree), Michael White (Bedford Post), Leo Pablo (Inn at Pound Ridge) and many more !
Time: 6:30 pm to 10:30 pm Cost: $125
Saturday June 11th- Grand Tasting Village – at Kensico Dam Plaza, 1 Bronx River Parkway, Valhalla NY. This incredible event which grows in popularity each year and will return for a 2nd year to Kensico Dam Park. The event is located outdoors under white tents concentrating on Farm to Table cuisine. Considered to be the “Worlds Fair” of the Wine and Food Festival. There will be 43 local restaurants serving tastings of their specialty dishes. For wine lovers you can sample 100 different wines from the many wine growing regions of the world. There will be celebrity chefs demos local craft beers and wine. An event not to be missed!.
Time 12 pm to 5 pm Cost: $75 Connoisseurs Ticket: $125 (access to Connoisseurs Tent for exclusive Tastings.)
The event helps support two not for profit organizations, The Food Bank For Westchester and The Friends of Westchester County Parks There will be other events as well so check the website below for more information and updates as the event draws closer.
For more information, the full list of restaurants and tickets westchestermagazine.com/winefood
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