Clairvoyant Anna Raimondi will host a special evening of spiritual readings on April 11th in Greenwich

 

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A very interesting and special evening is coming to our area on Thursday April  11th.   Clairvoyant medium and healer Anna Raimondi will host a very special evening of spiritual group reading at the Bow Tie Cinema in Greenwich, Ct.  Ms Raimondi is known as a very gifted medium, healer and author of several books.  During the evening Anna will connect audience members to their loved ones on the “other side” with messages of guidance and with love.

Her mission is to give others the tools they need to live their lives in joy, while following their souls’ mission. Anna, through her gift of intuition, provides wisdom and healing from heaven as she provides others with insight, guidance and direction. . Her path has led her to teach, facilitate seminars and retreats, and work with clients to provide profound insight and healing.

She traces her clairvoyant powers back to her childhood   where she blessed with the gift of clairvoyance and ability to hear the voice of Mother Mary. She states she has devotedly prayed with her and listened to her advice, as she offers me guidance, solace, love, and wisdom. Mary communicates with her so that she can share her messages with other people, no matter what faith,  and she wants everyone to know they have a refuge in her and God.

Anna holds a BA in Clinical Psychology, and an MBA .  She is a certified Hypnotherapist, Grief Counselor, Spiritual Healer and author of Conversations with Mary: Messages of Love, Healing and Hope for  Everyone  (Atria Books, 2017), Talking to the Dead in Suburbia: An Ordinary Woman with an Extraordinary  Gift, and One with the Drum-A Journey to the Soul.

Anna has appeared on numerous radio and television shows, and is a regular guest on  The Dr. Oz Show for various segments pertaining to spirituality and the afterlife.  She is in the process of beginning her own podcast and is in conversations for her own television show.  This looks to be a very intriguing event you will not want to miss.

When >>Thursday, April 11th,  7-9 pm

Bow Tie Cinemas  2 Railroad Avenue Greenwich, CT 06830 

(Right off I-95 at Exit 3), steps from the Greenwich RR Station.

$55 Early Bird

$85 Meet and Greet (includes a personal introduction to Anna after the show)

For tickets, visit annaraimondigreenwich.eventbrite.com.

For more information about Anna, please visit her website: www.annaraimondi.com.

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Greenwich Wine and Food Festival returns to Greenwich September 21-22nd

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The fantastic Greenwich Wine and Food Festival presented by PepsiCo returns to Roger Sherman Baldwin Park on the harbor in Greenwich Ct., September 21-22, 2018.  The festival is amazing with food, wine, beer, and spirits tastings, celebrity chefs and demonstrations, a casino gaming tent, and capped off by a fantastic outdoor concert.  All this is the beautiful setting of Roger Sherman Baldwin Park.

Friday night will feature a  special dinner with The Opening Night Master Chef Wine Dinner, held at Roger Sherman Baldwin Park on Friday, September 21, will honor Alex Guarnaschelli for her innovation and substantial contributions to the culinary world.

Saturday September 22nd is a fun filled day starting at 12:30 pm with the Grand Tasting Tent with 150 different food and beverage vendors!  It is quite the treat.  It is a great way to sample wine, spirits, beverages and check out the culinary delights from great local restaurants.

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Celebrity chefs abound at the festival with The Celebrity Green Room, presented by Ethan Allen, will host celebrities and culinary experts in a luxury lounge while being interviewed by Serendipity contributing editors Chef Matt Storch and Chef Robin Selden.

12:30-12:50pm – Adam Richman  1:00-1:20pm – Scott Conant 1:30-1:50pm – Alex Guarnaschelli  2:00-2:20pm – Samantha Benjamin (The Dessertist), Kevin Des Chenes (restauranteur and author) and Lindsay Perkins (Lindsay Culinary, LLC)    2:30-2:50pm – Christian Petroni (Fortina, Winner of Next Food Network Star), Bill Taibe (Jesup Hall, Kawa Ni, The Whelk) and Serena Wolf (author and Domesticate-Me.com)  and more!

From 1pm to 6pm there will be two kitchen demonstration stages with celebrity chefs presenting great cooking demos.

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From 4:30 pm to 8:30pm there will be more great activities leading up to concert time!  There will be “The South of The Border” presented by Don Julio featuring the flavors of Mexico.   Bud and Burgers will have burger samples from competing restaurants as well as plenty of Budweiser on tap.   There is also a great “Tailgate Party” during this time with great samples from   featuring samples from Blue Point Brewing Company, Cafe’ Bon, Dinosaur Bar-B-Que, Filippo Berio, Half Full Brewery, Hoodoo Brown BBQ, Izzi B’s Bakery, Jameson, Kettle One, KOW Steaks, Mike’s Organic Delivery, Pepsi Zero, The Blind Rhino, The Dough Girls, True Color Sparkling Wine, Val’s Putnam Wines & Liquors, Walter’s Hot Dogs and Woodford Reserve.  There is something for everyone!

The festival will end with an outdoor concert.  At 6:30 pm vocalist and multi instrumentalist Caroline Jones will kick off the concert. She has released her first album this year “Bare Feet” and has spent much of 2018 touring with Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band.  I have seen her in concert and she is not to be missed!

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At 8:30 pm Tim McGraw will be the main act on stage.  McGraw’s career spans over 20 years and  is considered a top  country music artist. He has numerous Grammy, CMA and AMA awards to his credit.  His crossover into a blend of country and pop music has made him a fan favorite all over the country.

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This event is not to be missed and comes along once a year !  For more information click the link below.

https://serendipitysocial.com/greenwich-wine-food

Greenwich Wine and Food Festival presented by PepsiCo

 

Winfield’s: fine dining in a elegant tropical atmosphere

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It was a cold and damp January evening outside, but inside Winfield’s at the Greenwich Hyatt, I felt as if I was on vacation in a tropical locale.  Was I in Miami? The Caribbean or Mexico?  I was in fact inside a restaurant that is a tranquil tropical oasis filled with tall palm trees, tropical plants, garden umbrellas, a waterfall and running stream, a gazebo bar, and soaring Mayan pillars that support the glass roof.  It is a very special indoor space and is located inside the Hyatt Regency Greenwich in Old Greenwich Ct. The restaurant has just launched a new menu which were eager to try.

I felt I was in a tropical paradise and dining on delectable food and sipping classic cocktails. There are many nice dinner selections and plates to share with a broad assortment for all tastes.  There is also healthy options by creating your own entree by selecting the meat/fish/tofu and then choosing the sauce and the sides.

Starters:  We shared some of the appetizers in order to get a sample of what Winfield’s has to offer. We tried the Poached Shrimp with grilled lemon , the Mediterranean trio of roasted red pepper hummus, baba ghanoush, egg plant caponata and grilled pita bread.  Both were delicious with nice presentations and great choices for the vegetarian in your party.

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Poached Shrimp with grilled lemon

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Mediterranean Trio

We so sampled  the Maryland Crabcake with roasted butternut squash and brussel sprout relish with lemon pepper aioli.  The crabcake was perfectly cooked and the compliment of squash and spices made for an interesting taste treat.  A very nice presentation on a unique plate.

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Maryland Crabcake

If pizza is your favorite try one of  the several flatbreads offered. The margarita pizza flatbread with fire roasted red and yellow tomatoes and buffalo mozzarella is a sure winner.

Main Course:   I  selected the Pan Seared Salmon with asparagus and Mediterranean couscous.  This was a light healthy choice and so delicious.

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Pan Seared Salmon

If pasta is your favorite, try the Pumpkin ravioli, with shaved brussel sprouts, and dried cherries in a butternut squash sage cream sauce.  A real satisfying dish with an interesting combo of ingredients, though I wish the cream sauce was a little lighter.  A real comfort food.  For steak lovers, we tried and enjoyed the NY Strip Steak with potatoes and roasted asparagus.  The steak was cooked as ordered and was delicious.

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Pumpkin Ravioli

Desserts:  You will want to try one of the excellent desserts. We sampled two including  the Marquis Chocolate cake (yum!), and the interesting Croissant with pumpkin spice ice cream.  Both were great and a fun way to round out an excellent dining experience.

Need to get away but can’t make it to the islands?  Then have dinner and drinks in the tropical oasis at Winfields .

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Winfield’s  at the Hyatt Regency Greenwich

1800 East Putnam Ave  Old Greenwich  Ct.

tel:   203.637.1234

web:  https://greenwich.regency.hyatt.com/en/hotel/dining/Winfields.html

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Harvest Cider Dinner at the National in Greenwich on Nov. 14th

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A fun food experience comes to Greenwich Ct. on November 14, 2016.  The Harvest Cider Dinner featuring Downeast Ciders will be held at The National restaurant in Greenwich.  The National which opened in 2015 is owned by Geoffrey Zakarian celebrity chef, author and star of several shows on the Food Network.

The dinner which is a culinary event which coincides with Greenwich Restaurant Week  will be a true experience including the best of Autumn with a seasonal feast paired with cider from Downeast Ciders of Charlestown, Massachusetts.  This will be  a three course meal that is expertly prepared and served in the beautiful setting that is The National.

The dinner is $68 per person.

The menu is as follows (subject to change)

 First Course
Bibb Lettuce & Lolla Rosa Salad
Blue Cheese, Fennel, Apple, White Balsamic Vinaigrette
Chicken Liver  Mousse
Persimmon-Citrus Chutney, Fennel Cracker
Connecticut Burrata
Artichokes, Rapini ,Green Olive Vinaigrette

Mains
Wood Grilled Pork Shoulder
Heirloom Polenta, Spiced Apples, Apple Cider Jus
Pan Roasted Chatham Cod
Butternut Squash, Pomegranates, Five Spice
Wood Roasted Chicken
Wild Rice, Kale, Cured Cabbage, Natural Jus

 Dessert
Local Honey Mousse
Mulled Wine Gelee, Almond
NTL Apple Pie Granny Smith Apple, Cranberry, Malted Vanilla Ice Cream

This is a great opportunity to dine at a fantastic restaurant.  For more infomation:

Reservations available on The National website, by calling 203-861-6851 or by emailing reservations@thenational-ct.comMenu items subject to change.

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 The National

376 Greenwich Avenue  Greenwich Ct     tel: 203-861-6851

web: http://thenational-ct.com/

November 14, 2016  starting at 5pm

A look back at the Greenwich Wine and Food Festival 2016

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The Greenwich Wine and Food Festival presented by Serendipity Magazine  that took place on September 24th was a big success with 200 hundred vendors serving food, wine, hard cider, spiked seltzer, spirits and lots of great food from restaurants in Fairfield and Westchester Counties.  It was a fantastic event filled with cooking demonstrations, cooking and drink competitions and music.

If you missed this event, here are some of the highlights from the 2016 festival.  If you are a foodie, this should be on your “to do” list for next year.

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Delicious food to sample

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Burger Battle Winners:

Cask Republic (Stamford, Norwalk)  won the Judges Choice.

Bareburger won the People’s Choice vote.

 Top Bartender Showdown:

Eastend (Greenwich ) won the Judges Choice.

 The Ultimate Sandwich Takedown:

Judy’s Bar + Kitchen (Stamford)  won the Judges Choice.

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The festival was a great time and Roger Sherman Baldwin Park which overlooks Greenwich Harbor is a wonderful venue for this event. We hope to see you there next year !

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Ziggy Marley with his cookbook

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Best of Greenwich 2016 Party returns!

 

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The fabulous party of the year, “Best Of Greenwich 2016” returns on Monday August 8th.   This party which is hosted by Greenwich Magazine is a celebration of the best that Greenwich Ct has to offer.  The party will be held at the Delamar Greenwich Harbor Hotel overlooking the water.  A fantastic location for a summer party!

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Greenwich Magazine readers and editors have chosen the “Best” in many categories, including in the Cuisine category: Best New Restaurant, Best Seafood, Best Creative Menu, Best Outdoor Dining and many more.  Other categories include best bars, fitness places, home decor, markets and so much more.

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Best of Greenwich

Food and drink will be served and the list of local restaurants providing  food will be L’Escale, Le Penguin, Little Pub, Fiord, Gabriel’s, Elm Street Oyster House, Meli Melo and many more.  Drinks will be provided to guests by Val’s Putnam  Wine and Liquor, Keel Vodka, and Pernod Ricard.

Guests will be entertained by Nanni Assis Brazilian Trio.

Greenwich Magazine is published by Moffly Media

 The Best of Greenwich 2016 Party

 Date: Monday, August 8, 2016
Time: 7-10 pm
Location: Delamar Greenwich Hotel       500 Steamboat Road Greenwich Ct.

Tickets: $55 online, $65 at the door

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Char:New American cuisine in a rustic chic setting

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Char is a contemporary American restaurant with an emphasis on fresh seafood dishes.  Char is located just over the Westchester County border in the Byram section of Greenwich, Ct.

The menu changes seasonally and is enhanced with daily specials that offer the freshest and finest ingredients which are locally sourced when possible.

The interior of Char can be described as rustic elegance with wood beams, a fireplace, a beautiful red oak bar and ship lap siding which uses reclaimed lumber throughout the dining area.  The metal ceiling, brass lighting fixtures and wood floor  finish the subdued look of this casual yet upscale dining  destination.

Starters:  I visited Char for Dinner with friends and started with their signature dish, grilled octopus with farro and roasted tomatoes in a lemon -oregano dressing.  This starter was a great choice on a warm summer day as it was light and refreshing.  The fried calamari with a side of marinara  was crispy and not soggy and the coating was  a perfect blend of spices.   Lastly we chose a Deconstructed Lobster Roll which was  a twist on the traditional lobster roll and was not only tasty but displayed culinary artistry as well.

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Grilled Octopus with Farro

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Deconstructed Lobster Roll

Main course:  My favorite entree was the special of the day, Zuppa de Pesce.  A large bowl  containing lobster tail, mussels, shrimp, clams and scallops over linguini.  A seafood lovers dream dish and a satisfying portion.  I was quite happy and full after this wonderful dish.

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Zuppa De Pesce

Also ordered was the Scottish Salmon Wellington, a unique dish featuring Salmon in a flaky pastry and served over lentils and watercress.  It was delicious.  Another entree was the Branzino  (European Sea Bass) which was served whole and I was told was fresh and a great selection.    There is a nice wide selection of dishes on the menu including the seafood delights we sampled.  There is a kids menu as well

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Salmon Wellington

There is some interesting specialty drinks including the Twisted Peach which was a delicious combo of vodka, peach puree, ice tea and lemonade. There is a nice wine list as well, after dinner drinks and dessert which I will have to sample on a return visit.

Char is a beautiful space with character  and a great for high quality dining. Check their website for price fixe lunch and dinner specials and more!

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2 South Water Street Greenwich Ct   (just over the border with Port Chester)

203-900- 1100

http://www.charct.com

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Greenwich Concours d’Elegance car show returns June 3-5th

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Greenwich Concours d’ Elegance celebrates its 20th anniversary at Roger Sherman Park on June 3rd, 4th and 5th.   The event described as “A Festival of Speed and Style”  includes two days of collector car,motorcycle and boat displays and as well Bonhams auction house will be holding its collector car auction on  Sunday June 5th at the Concours.

The festival  events are as follows:

Friday June 3rd– Concours entered vehicles will participate in a grand tour parade down Greenwich Avenue at 4pm.

Saturday June 4th–  The Greenwich Concours Americana– will feature American cars and motorcycles with a special display honoring Ford performance cars including the Ford GT 40 which celebrates its famous win over Ferrari at the 24 hours of Le Mans race back in 1966.    There is also a preview of the cars to be sold at the Bonhams auction. Saturday’s show will also highlight Brass Era cars, prewar classics, rare muscle cars, incredible Corvettes, fabulous 1950s cars and early Harley-Davidson motorcycles.

Sunday – The Greenwich Concours International – will feature a field of foreign makes from 1900 to the present.  There will be a special circle of historic BMW s including a 1937 BMW 328 MM Bügelfalte, as the brand celebrates its 100th anniversary.   Ferraris starring on Sunday include a 1961 Ferrari 400 Superamerica Cabriolet, 24 Hours of Le Mans-winning 1961 Ferrari 250 TRi/61 Spider, 1958 Ferrari 180 Testa Rossa Pontoon-Fender Children’s Car, 1949 Ferrari 166S Coupe and 1958 Ferrari 250 GT Tour de France Coupe fresh from receiving a platinum award at this year’s Cavallino Classic.

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Bonhams will host its Greenwich Concours Auction on Sunday, June 5th, 12:00pm. Viewings are on Saturday 10am-5pm and Sunday 9am-12:00pm. A Concours ticket and purchase of a Bonhams sale catalog are required for admission to the Sunday auction.

This year’s Grand Marshal of the will be Connecticut’s own Wayne Carini, car restorer, collector and host of Velocity Channel’s “Chasing Classic Cars”.

Admission:  $40 for one day, $60 for both days.  Hours 10 am to 5 pm

Where:  Roger Sherman Baldwin Park  100 Arch Street Greenwich, Ct

For more information:

http://www.greenwichconcours.com

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Greenwich International Film Festival June9-12 announces special events to its schedule

 

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The Greenwich International Film Festival (GIFF) announced today additional special events for its second edition, as well as its jury members for competition films. GIFF will be hosting special events such as “LOL: The Big Business of Comedy” and “Children’s Acting Workshop.” The festival will also be honoring John Turturro at a conversation series entitled “Spotlight On.”

Comprised of directors, producers, writers, and actors, “LOL: The Big Business of Comedy” is a conversation  guaranteed to make you laugh out loud. Panelists include Richard Brener (President of Production of New Line Cinema), Chris Bender (Producer of We’re The Millers, Vacation, Horrible Bosses), Peter Principato (Head of Principato-Young – Talent Manager; Producer of Wet Hot American Summer), Stuart Cornfeld (Partners with Ben Stiller; Producer of Dodgeball, Zoolander, Tropic Thunder), & comedian Will Arnett (Arrested Development). Moderated by Deadline Hollywood’s New York Editor Mike Fleming, this event will take place on Saturday, June 11th at 8:00PM and will be followed by an after party.

“Children’s Acting Workshop” reveals secrets from the pros on how to make it in the entertainment industry.  Acting Coach, Matt Newton, Casting Director, Adrienne Stern, and Moderator and Acting Coach, David Gideon, along with some of Hollywood’s bright young stars including The Jungle Book’s Neel Sethi and actress Peyton List (of Disney Channel’s Bunk’d) will be participating in this engaging workshop on Saturday, June 11th at 1:00PM. The festival previously announced it will screen The Jungle Book on Friday, June 10th at 4:00PM.

The Greenwich International Film Festival will take place June 9th ‐ 12th, 2016. Tickets are now on sale and available for purchase at http://www.greenwichfilm.org/2016-box-office/  or at the festival’s box office.

 About The Greenwich International Film Festival

Greenwich International Film Festival (GIFF) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that hosts a world-class film festival in Greenwich, CT. The goal of the festival is to bridge the worlds of film, finance and philanthropy. The second annual festival will take place June 9th to 12th, 2016, and will support important human rights initiatives, as part of its social impact focus.  The four-day event will feature a star-studded Opening Night Party, film premieres, educational panels, a Children’s Acting Workshop, an honoree gala, and more.  For additional information, and a full list of films at the Festival, please visit:

www.greenwichfilm.org.

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Greenwich Art Gala: a special art show to benefit Haiti

 

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The First Annual Greenwich Art Gala is a special event in which attendees can view the art of over 20 artists. Art dealers Saya Ishii Velazquez, Suhayb Ibn M Zarroug in collaboration with Unik Ernest and Jen Danzi are bringing a world class selection of art to attract collectors from near and far. Greenwich Art Gala will be one of the first of its kind at this level to showcase art in this style with this caliber of exposure in Connecticut.  It will be held in a beautiful home in Greenwich, Ct.

The proceeds of the Gala will go to Endeyo a non-profit based in NYC that  is devoted to improving the future for children in Haiti through programs focused on education. Supporting the impoverished Bel-Air neighborhood in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Edeyo’s primary school supplies life-changing opportunities through free education and the provision of desperately needed food, water, health care and social support to affected children. Since its grassroots beginning in 2007, Edeyo has grown to support a school of 300 elementary school students annually.

EVENT DAYS: May 6th- May 17th 2016

Tickets:  Bronze $25, Silver $100, Gold $500

Location:  35 Winding Lane Greenwich, Ct.

For tickets and more information:

http://www.greenwichartgala.com

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