Westchester Magazine’s W&F Festival!

??????????????????????Westchester Magazine’s Wine & Food Festival is nearing close! Who’s attending? For those still seeking some last minute tickets to this ultimate food and wine fest in NY you can still get them. June 3-6th, 2015 you can enjoy culinary demo’s, restaurant tastings, wine, beer, spirits, and so much more. From brands to baked goods, to seasonal summer sips and dips… the options are endless.

 There are two very important events taking place that week/weekend too:

An Evening with Westchester’s Tastemakers will be held Friday, June 5 and showcase 11 of Westchester’s top chefs at a “dinner by the bite” reception at the stunning 42 Restaurant & Events atop The Ritz-Carlton, Westchester in downtown White Plains. Guests will enjoy a VIP culinary experience and sip the finest wines from around the world, all while surrounded by unmatched views of Westchester, the Long Island Sound and the Manhattan skyline. Proceeds from this event will go to Food Bank for Westchester.

Location: 42 Restaurant and Events, 1 Renaissance Square, White Plains, N.Y.

Time: 6:30 – 10:30 p.m.

Ticket Cost: $125

Early entrance V.I.P. Hour begins at 5:30 p.m. (Tickets: $175)

 

The Grand Tasting Village will be held Saturday, June 6 and spotlight nearly 50 of Westchester’s most popular restaurants, more than 100 fine wines and feature live chef demonstrations all under a tent and set against the dramatic backdrop of the Kensico Dam Plaza in Valhalla. The chefs will celebrate farm-to-table cuisine and spotlight local and seasonal ingredients. A select group of leading Hudson Valley farms and specialty food producers will be on hand offering samples and selling their products.

Location: Kensico Dam Plaza, 1 Bronx River Parkway, Valhalla, N.Y.

Time: 12:00 – 5:00 p.m. (Chef Demos: 12:15 p.m., 1:00 p.m., 2:00 p.m., 3:00 p.m., and 4:00 p.m.)

Ticket Cost: $75

 Also for those seeking other food filled adventures that weekend:

Wednesday, June 3

Event: Bloomingdale’s Fashion, Food & Wine

Location: Bloomingdale’s, 175 Bloomingdale Road, White Plains, N.Y.

Time: 6:00-9:00 p.m.

Description:  Guests will get their style fix by celebrity guest host Kathie Lee Gifford while savoring delicious bites by Chef Peter Kelly. A fashion show with Bloomingdale’s OVP/Fashion Director, Brooke Jaffe and Shoe Designer Paul Mayer make this the place to be and shop! Get the VIP treatment and score enviable “selfies.”

  • Turn out and turn it up with music, mingling, giveaways and a chance to win amazing gifts.*
  • The first 75 shoppers to spend $250 or more will receive 2 tickets to Westchester Magazine’s Burger & Beer Blast.*
  • The first 125 shoppers to spend $500 or more will receive 2 tickets to the Grand Tasting Village.* Enter to win prizes throughout the store.**

*One prize per customer, while supplies last. Purchases must be made on June 3 between 5:30-9pm. **No purchase necessary. Ticket Cost: Free (Pre-registration is required)

 

Thursday, June 4

Event: Burger & Beer Blast

Location: Kensico Dam Plaza, 1 Bronx River Parkway, Valhalla, N.Y.

Time: 6:00-10:00 p.m.

Description: Bigger, better and juicier than ever—Westchester’s ultimate block party marks its fourth year and the stakes are high as 30 local restaurants battle it out to flip the crowd-pleasing patty supreme. Come out to sample and vote on your faves—and bite into burgers that’ll range from haute to hearty. Check out a variety of great beers as well as wine and spirits.  Don’t forget to stop by the area’s most in-demand and trendy food trucks too.  Live music will keep the crowd moving, making the Burger & Beer Blast a rockin’ good time. Ticket Cost: $65

 

This is Westchester Magazine’s 5th Annual Wine & Food Festival. The company also proudly supports two local not-for-profit organizations: Friends of Westchester County Parks, committed to the preservation and conservation of 18,000 acres of parks and trails; and the Food Bank for Westchester, dedicated to ending hunger in Westchester County.

What are you waiting for? It’s a simple train, drive, or bus away!

Sara Lehman

About Sara Lehman

Sommelier, Private Chef, & Food and Wine Pairing Expert in NYC! Sara is a Wine Writer, Wine Ambassador, and Wine Consultant specializing in pairings, parties, entertaining and education.

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