Southern Westchester Food and Wine Festival


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Tickets on sale now for SoWe Food & Wine Festival, in Scarsdale, NY, Sunday, September 22, 2013

 Tickets for food, wine & beer samples are now available for the SoWe (Southern Westchester) Food & Wine Festival, taking place in Scarsdale Village, Westchester County, NY, Sunday, September 22, 2013, from 11 AM to 5 PM. Fully tented for rain or shine, this festival is the one truly exciting, outdoor culinary event you won’t want to miss.

The SoWe Food & Wine Festival (, will bring community together through food & wine sampling, while generating awareness and raising funds to fight hunger, obesity, and malnutrition. Scarsdale Village will be closed to traffic, to accommodate celebrity chef cooking demonstrations, tastings from 60+ top restaurants, bakeries, & caterers, award winning wines and beer, live music, children’s activities, tips on healthy eating and nutrition, great give-aways, kitchenware raffles, and much more. The festival will highlight the work of Food Bank for Westchester (, WhyHunger (, the Don Bosco Community Center (, and Greyston Bakery (

Experience up close and personal demonstrations from chefs David Burke, Rafael Palomino, David DiBari, The Sneaky Chef, Ken Arnone, and Nisa Lee. Pamper your palate in our Grand Tasting Village, with signature dishes from restaurants in Southern Westchester, Connecticut & NYC. Participating restaurants include Lusardi’s, Moscato, Savona, Café of Love, Dolphin Café, Chat, Hudson Grille, Meritage, Le Jardin Du Roi, Zuppa, Mima Vinoteca, Andiamo To Go, Cooked & Co., Benjamin’s Steak House, ZaZa’s Italian Kitchen, Palomino, Patisserie Salzberg, River City Grille, Taiim Cellar, American Bistro, Taj Palace, Frankie & Fanucci’s, Kittle House, 8 North Broadway, Pinch, Sofrito, Sunset Cove, Chat 19, Chop’t, Cedar Street Grill, Intoxicake NYC, Butterfield 8, Noma Social, ABC Cakes, The 808 Bistro, Sonora, The Willett House, Tramonto, Le Provencal Bistro, Martine’s Bakery, Bistro Latino, Thyme, Pete’s Saloon, Racannelli’s, Mulberry Street, Molly Spillanes, Gus’s Franklin Park Restaurant, Restaurant 42, Blue Moon Mexican Café, Fig & Olive, Café Azzurri, Serafina, Plates, The Cookery, Gaucho Grill, etc.). Sip your way through our Grand Wine & Beer Village, as Zachy’s ( provides two hundred top wines from all over the world, while Captain Lawrence Brewing Company ( presents fine micro brewed beer to quench your thirst. Tanya Wenman Steel, Editor-in-Chief of (, will introduce the chefs; announce the SoWe Best Dish Award for the restaurant serving the most creative samples, and the SoWe Five Star Award for exemplary community service. Additional food and beverage samples are being provided by Godiva, Sunsweet, 34 Degrees, Skinny Pop, Polar Beverages, Taza Chocolate, Benitos, and many more.

The festival will take place under fully tented streets; Chase Road, Spencer Place, Harwood Court, and Boniface Circle.  Carolyn Stevens and Lewis Arlt, of the Scarsdale Chamber of Commerce ( explained, “We are excited to sponsor the SoWe Food and Wine Festival. We look forward to a first class event that shows off the wonderful array of food and wine in Scarsdale and all of Southern Westchester.”

Admission to the festival is free, while food tastings are available for purchase via tickets redeemed at each restaurant booth. Entrance to the wine & beer tasting tent requires a small fee (must be 21 years of age older). Tickets are available at, as well on site, at the festival. Event goers will receive an oversized, four color festival directory, with details of all the activities. Attendees sampling food & wine will also receive a gift bag complete with samples, coupons, special offers, information, and product samples. For updates, ticketing information, participating chefs and restaurants, schedule of events, sponsorship opportunities, recipes, and more, follow us on, on twitter @SoWeFwF, and visit our website at

About SoWe Food & Wine Festival: ( Located in Scarsdale Village, the SoWe (Southern Westchester) Food & Wine Festival showcases gourmet food samplings from Southern Westchester’s top restaurants, caterers, and bakeries, plus award winning wines and beer from around the world. Attendees will experience celebrity-chef cooking demonstrations, product displays, book signings, live music, children’s activities, and more! Baumer Ventures, Inc. (BVI, Inc.) is producing the festival, hosted by the Scarsdale Chamber of Commerce.


About David Burke: ( Blurring the lines between chef, artist, entrepreneur and inventor, David Burke is one of the leading pioneers in American cooking today. His fascination with ingredients and the art of the meal has fueled a thirty-year career marked by creativity, critical acclaim and the introduction of revolutionary products and cooking techniques.

About Rafael Palomino: ( When a celebrity chef opens a new restaurant, you hardly expect him to pick up the phone at the place he opened fifteen ago. Then again, Rafael Palomino is no ordinary celebrity chef. Palomino, who’s also a cookbook author and caterer, has built his reputation as a master of Modern Latino cuisine, a style of cooking that blends Latin ingredients with classic techniques and puts a modern spin on both.

About David Dibari:  ( David DiBari is the chef/owner of The Cookery restaurant in Dobbs Ferry New York. David has been cooking since the age of fifteen. His training began in his grandmother’s basement kitchen and has advanced to some of the most prestigious kitchens in Manhattan. Whether in your kitchen or his, passion, warmth and creativity will always be his guiding philosophies, resulting in a joyous experience for chef and guest alike.

About The Sneaky Chef: ( Missy Chase Lapine is best known as the creator of the wildly successful Sneaky Chef series of books, including her first, a New York Times bestseller, The Sneaky Chef: Simple Strategies for Hiding Healthy Foods in Kids’ Favorite Meals

About Ken Arnone: ( Chef Ken Arnone has achieved the highest level of certification in his craft, Certified Master Chef (65 in the US) and Global Master Chef (300 worldwide). His culinary expertise was honed at the Culinary Institute of America, Cuisine Actuelle, The Salish Lodge and the New York Marriott Marquis as he traversed across the country.

About Tanya Steel: ( Tanya Steel is a well-known food writer and Editor-in-Chief of the award-winning food Web site, Before joining Epicurious, Steel was the New York Editor of Bon Appetit magazine. touches 22 million people a month through web, print, social media, etc.

About WhyHunger: ( WhyHunger is a leader in building the movement to end hunger and poverty by connecting people to nutritious, affordable food and by supporting grassroots solutions that inspire self-reliance and community empowerment. Founded in 1975 by the late Harry Chapin and current Executive Director Bill Ayres, WhyHunger works to put an end to the hunger suffered by 49 million Americans and nearly 1 billion people worldwide.

About Food Bank for Westchester: ( The Food Bank mission is to lead, engage and educate the Westchester community in creating a hunger-free environment.

About Don Bosco Community Center: ( The Don Bosco Community Center offers multi-lingual youth and adult social/support services to the community-at-large without regard to sex, race, and religion.

About Greyston Bakery: ( Greyston Foundation was created to help individuals forge a path to self-sufficiency. Today, Greyston Foundation has become a national model for comprehensive community development. Recognized as a pioneer in social enterprise, Greyston uses entrepreneurship to solve the problems of the inner city and reduce reliance on external funding sources.

About The B Street Band: ( The BSTREETBAND, originally known as Backstreets, was formed in Asbury Park, New Jersey in May of 1980 by musicians Will Forte and the late Bob Chipak. Since that time, the top drawing band has performed from Maine to the Bahamas for well over 3 million people

About Nisa Lee:  ( Founded a unique culinary service offering chef and catering services focused on classic Thai, and Thai and Asian influenced cuisine.  Service is based on specialized offerings evolved to reflect the global passion for food with a contemporary style.  Nisa has completed hundreds of private, corporate and benefit events including politicians, dignitaries, award-winning, actors (Halle Berry, Vanessa Williams, America Ferrera), legendary rock stars (Sir Paul McCartney), fortune 500 corporate clients and other prominent individuals. Looking for where to , go to the official website of the Starburst 1win game