FOR ITS 10TH ANNIVERSARY WITH MORE
NEW & EXCITING EVENTS THAN EVER BEFORE
Tickets Now On Sale
Westchester Magazine’s Wine & Food Festival returns this September for its 10th year.
The festival is a not-to-be missed experience recognizing the culinary spirit of Westchester County with 100+ top local restaurants and a selection of world-class wines. The one-week wine and food extravaganza will take place September 21-25 and serves as a salute to the finest food, exceptional spirits, and award-winning chefs from across the region.
“Westchester has come back stronger than ever from the pandemic, so this is our salute to all chefs and restaurants who persevered and found ways to stay open during the pandemic,” said Sam Wender, publisher of Westchester Magazine. “We look forward to celebrating all our favorite dining establishments this Fall.”
Adding to the popular Burger & Beer Blast and the iconic Grand Tasting Village are two new events – Party on the Pier at Playland, the last hurrah for summer that will also feature the annual Bartenders Shakeoff and the Wine Collectors’ Dinner, a celebration of wine and food sure to please the most discerning palate.
Throughout the week-long festival of events, guests will sip, savor, and enjoy the county’s finest plates and pours while mingling with Westchester’s top chefs, sommeliers, and specialty food purveyors as they attend exclusive dinners, tastings, and demos. The full lineup includes:
Tuesday, September 21, 2021 | 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. with a special dinner at 8:00 p.m.
Location: Kanopi, 1 Renaissance Square, White Plains, NY 10601
Price: $95 per ticket; With dinner $150
Experience a wine tour of Italy up on the 42nd floor of Opus Hotel at Kanopi restaurant and event space, with tastings provided by Chef/Owner Anthony Goncalves. In addition to sampling fine wines highlighting different regions of Italy, renowned author and wine educator, Kevin Zraly will hold condensed wine seminars throughout the event. Stay after the event for a special dinner offered by Chef Anthony.
Party on the Pier & at Playland *NEW EVENT
Wednesday, September 22, 2021 | 6-9 p.m.
Location: Playland Park Pier, 1 Playland Parkway, Rye
Price: $50 per ticket
The brand-new Party on the Pier at Rye Playland will salute our County and the restaurants who made it through the pandemic. Get ready to savor the end of the summer at the Playland Pier. Sample flavorful favorites, sip delicious cocktails and cheer on your favorite bartender during the third-annual Bartender Shake-Off.
Burger & Beer Blast
Thursday, September 23, 2021 | 6:00 to 10:00 p.m.
Location: Kensico Dam Plaza, Valhalla
Price: $75 per ticket
Burgers, beer, music, wine, spirits, food trucks, and the best grilling this side of the Hudson River come together at Westchester’s ultimate block party! Top local chefs present their unique take on the all-American burger as they compete for the Best Burger Award. Piccinini Bros is the official beef sponsor.
First Annual Wine Collectors’ Dinner – *NEW EVENT
Friday, September 24, 2021 | 6:30pm – 9:30pm
Location: X20 Xaviars on the Hudson, 71 Water Grant Street, Yonkers
Price: $185 per person (includes tax & gratuity) plus minimum of one bottle per person OR one magnum per couple
The first annual Wine Collectors’ Dinner is an ultra-exclusive event for all Wine Connoisseurs to tap into their collections and share their most valued vintages with other wine lovers. Renowned Chef Peter X. Kelly will serve an extraordinary one-of-a-kind, four-course dinner. The event is a tribute to the late Ralph Martinelli, founder of the Wine & Food Festival and former publisher of Westchester Magazine, and is sponsored by Carl Petrillo of Yonkers Contracting Company. A special live charity Wine Auction will be held.
Grand Tasting Village
Saturday, September 25, 2021 | Noon- 4:00 p.m.
Location: Kensico Dam Plaza, Valhalla
Price: $85 per ticket; $125 Connoisseurs Tent
The signature event of the Wine & Food Festival, the Grand Tasting Village features live Chef demos, tastings from 40+ local restaurants and more than 200 wines and spirits. Chef demonstrations and a variety of food trucks create a gastronomic delight for food and wine lovers.
For those looking for something a little more personal, there is the Connoisseurs Tent within the Grand Tasting Village. The private area features an exclusive lounge for relaxing while you sample the event’s highest quality wines along with dishes from the area’s top restaurants. Wine expert, author and educator Kevin Zraly will be leading Wine Seminars throughout the day focusing on the vintages being served in the Connoisseurs Tent. Entrance to this exclusive area and the wine seminars are only for guests purchasing Connoisseurs Tent tickets, which includes access to all Grand Tasting Village events. *Limited tickets available. First come, first serve *
**No one under 21 will be admitted.
No Infants, Children, Strollers, or Pets are allowed. **
For additional information or to purchase tickets visit westchestermagazine.com/winefood.