The Aftermath: 2017 Greenwich Wine + Food Festival | Greenwich, CT

Disclosure: I attended this food event for free in exchange for writing a review on this blog. While this is a sponsored post, all opinions are my own.

Last Saturday, hubby and I were in Greenwich, CT for the 2017 Greenwich Wine + Food Festival held at Roger Baldwin Park. It was a beautiful Saturday afternoon, just perfect for spending the day outdoors. It didn’t feel like fall, more like a great summer day.

Here are some of the good eats from the festival.

Dig Inn’s kale dish

Nonno Trattoria’s Bruschetta

Empire City Casino’s Avocado Toast

Cabot Creamery Co-Operative’s cheeses

CHAR Restaurant’s Crispy Chili-Garlic Shrimp

The Drunk Alpaca Bake Shop’s Malted Pretzel Crunch

There was an overwhelming array of tasty wines at the festival, but I fell in love with Triibe Celtic Liqueur. With its hints of chocolate, vanilla and caramel, this is my kind of drink. I love, love, LOVE this! Must. Have. This.

Triibe Celtic Liqueur

Then there were these sparkling teas. They look innocent enough, right?

Tea Guys’s Sparkling Teas

They served this Chaider Fire (left) with Fireball Whiskey and Raspberry Lime Cooler (right) with Lime Vodka. Yum!

Chaider Fire and Raspberry Lime Cooler courtesy of the Tea Guys

In between eating and drinking, we saw these celebrity chefs. Originally, I wanted to be at the festival by noon to watch Adam Richman at the Ethan Allen Celebrity Green Room, but we had a late night and didn’t get to leave early enough. Good thing he was scheduled for a demo!

Adam Richman

Alex Guarnaschelli

Adam Richman

Adam Richman

I wanted to have a picture with him and I got it, so YAY!

Hubby and I with Adam Richman

Lindsay Perkins

Now back to the food. . .there was this Prime Steak Tartare from Washington Prime with shallot, black pepper, scallion and parmesan truffle crema.

Washington Prime’s Prime Steak Tartare

This Chicken Banh Mi from The Lodge at Woodloch was excellent.

The Lodge at Woodloch’s Chicken Banh Mi

The Restaurant at Rowayton Seafood had this Crab Maison with grapefruit, remoulade and avocado.

The Restaurant at Rowayton Seafood’s Crab Maison

One of the good stuff – the Little Pub’s Braised Beef Tacos! It was served on a fresh corn tortilla with fermented vegetable slaw and roasted pepper and corn.

The Little Pub’s Braised Beef Tacos

Such a pretty, pretty cake on display from By the Way Bakery.

I love how delicate these Jicama Wraps looked! It was from On the Marc Catered Events. The wraps had avocado puree, pickled ginger and toasted sesame seeds.

On the Marc Catered Events’ Jicama Wraps

Citarella’s Surf & Turf Paella

I crushed so hard on these beautiful cupcakes courtesy of Ggachi Bakery. It made me realize how long it’s been since I last baked cupcakes!

Anyway, what made the festival even more fun was running into my friend Bonnie of Home Place Blog!

Me with my friend Bonnie of Home Place Blog

So was the festival worth the drive from our place to Greenwich? You betcha! Plenty of parking. Efficient check-in. Staggering turnout. Your cup. .  . correction, your wine glass runneth over. We didn’t leave the festival hungry. How is that even impossible? There were so much food and drinks to partake and relish.

In addition, I saw and spoke to Adam Richman (which was my goal). I also saw Alex Guarnaschelli and Lindsay Perkins, plus Scott Conant from a distance (too far for me to take a picture – people kept coming up to him!).  We left way before Train performed because we had another appointment to go to, which means I also missed seeing Mario Batali. Nevertheless, it was still a rewarding Saturday afternoon, especially when you spend the day having fun at a food festival!

 

 

3 comments

  1. Bonnie says:

    GREAT RECAP!! I swear each year gets better and they seem to switch things up just a little bit every year! Everything was delish!

    So happy we got to see you and get a pic! Miss you! Xxoo

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