Event Brings the Spirit of New Orleans and World-Renowned Musical Talent to
The Capitol Theatre
Musical Talent includes Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, Big Head Todd & the Monsters and Dumpstaphunk + Cyril Neville
Greenwich Wine + Food is continuing its 10-year anniversary celebration at the Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, New York on Saturday, March 4 with The Big Easy, bringing the sights and flavors of New Orleans to life, coupled with world-renowned musical talent. Beneficiaries include two national non-profit organizations with roots in Connecticut – The Jacques Pépin Foundation and Wholesome Wave. Premium sponsors include Wagoneer and Greenwich Hospital.
“We promised a bigger than-ever birthday celebration, and after a successful week of one-of-a-kind events and our Gala in October, we are ready to wrap this party up with The Big Easy,” said Suni Unger, founder, and CEO of Unger Media, the parent company behind Greenwich Wine + Food and Serendipity magazine. “What other city comes to mind than New Orleans when you think of amazing food, creative cocktails, and world-renowned musical talent? Mardi Gras may be over, but we’re excited to keep that party – and ours! – going for our guests for this one night only!”
This completely new, dine-around evening event will feature acclaimed area chefs serving up signature Cajun and Creole dishes from 6-8:30 pm, paired with Bourbon Street’s iconic drinks such as Hurricanes and Mudslides, as well as local craft brews, premier wine and liquor served throughout the evening. Musical talent for the evening includes headliner Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue (taking the stage at 10pm), Big Head Todd & the Monsters (taking the stage at 8:00 pm), and Dumpstaphunk + Cyril Neville (opening the evening’s musical line-up at 6:30 pm).
Tickets go on-sale Friday, December 16, and include food, unlimited drinks, and all musical performances. Prices range from $325 (VIP Floor Badge) to $450 (Diamond VIP Loge Badge). A limited number of private booths are available via sponsorship opportunities.
The full schedule of programming, including participating chefs, will be available at www.greenwichwineandfood.com in the coming weeks, as well as the GWF’s social media channels (Facebook @Greenwichwineandfoodfestival and Instagram @greenwichwineandfood). Tickets can be purchased at the website above, or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note that talent, chefs and dates for the celebration are subject to change.
Parameters for weather, age restrictions, and health and safety guidelines will also be available on www.greenwichwineandfood.com.
ABOUT GREENWICH WINE + FOOD
Greenwich Wine + Food embraces and honors culinary visionaries in the community of Connecticut and New York, and beyond. A pillar of the brand is creating content, experiences and opportunities to bring together the most incredible chefs, restaurateurs, purveyors, farmers, vintners, industry leaders and guests while giving back to important causes. GWF celebrates community, charity, food, beverage and more in the Connecticut and New York area with multiple events throughout the year, including its flagship Greenwich Wine + Food Festival. The 2022 beneficiaries include the Jacques Pépin Foundation and Wholesome Wave. All proceeds will benefit both organizations.
Previous participants include chefs Jacques Pépin, Daniel Boulud, Scott Conant, Mary Giuliani, Alex Guarnaschelli, Marc Murphy, Adam Richman and Marcus Samuelsson, as well as musical artists Tim McGraw, Little Big Town, Train and Ziggy Marley. Celebrating its 10-year anniversary this year, previous beneficiaries include the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation, the Town of Greenwich Parks & Recreation Foundation, Food Rescue US and Ment’or.
Sponsors to date include Wagoneer, Greenwich Hospital (Premium Sponsors), Compass, Douglas Elliman, Mionetto, Serendipity, Sysco, Tyson Fresh Foods, Westy Self-Storage, Woodford Reserve and Barbara Zaccagnini (*). The event was created by Suni Unger, founder and CEO of Unger Publishing, the parent company behind Greenwich Wine + Food and Serendipity magazine (a women-owned, women-run business), and is supported by a board of advisors including Rob Burnett, Gary Dell’Abate, Icy Frantz, Griffith Harris, Lee Milazzo, Holly Parmelee, Jenny Prince, Karen Rubenstein, Gerard N. Saggese III, Lara Spencer, Andy Stern and Bill Taibe. For more information, visit www.greenwichwineandfood.com or the event’s social media channels: Facebook (@Greenwichwineandfoodfestival) and Instagram (@greenwichwineandfood), or email email@example.com.
ABOUT THE JACQUES PÉPIN FOUNDATION
The Jacques Pépin Foundation supports community kitchens that offer free life skills and culinary training to adults with high barriers to employment, including previous incarceration, homelessness, substance abuse issues, low skill and education attainment and lack of work history. Become a JPF Member to support our educational programs and grants. For more information, visit www.jp.foundation.
ABOUT WHOLESOME WAVE
Wholesome Wave is a national non-profit established on the belief that everyone, regardless of race, age, ethnicity, or income, has a fundamental right to choose healthy food. Wholesome Wave’s mission is to address disparities in diet-related disease and enhance nutrition equity by making fruits and vegetables more accessible and affordable to low-income community members through systems change. Founded in 2007 by James Beard Award-winning Chef Michel Nischan and former USDA Undersecretary of Agriculture Gus Schumacher, Wholesome Wave successfully established the legal framework and advocated funding the doubling of SNAP benefits when spent on healthy fruits and vegetables – a program that has reached millions of community members across the country and has been established as a permanent program in the 2018 Farm Bill, named the Gus Schumacher Nutrition Incentive Program. Today, Wholesome Wave is leveraging our 15 years of experience and relationships supporting successful fruit and vegetable access programs to advocate for their inclusion as a covered healthcare treatment through government-sponsored health plans.