Mark Your Calendars For The 2018 Wine & Food Festival!

With seven events over seven days, Westchester Magazine’s 8th Annual Wine & Food Festival is a celebration of gourmet food, exceptional wines, beer, spirits, mouth-watering burgers, and award-winning chefs. Join the more than 7,000 guests who will sip and savor, enjoy the county’s finest plates and pours, mingle with Westchester’s top chefs, sommeliers, and specialty food purveyors, and attend exclusive dinners, tastings, and demos. Wine & Food Festival is a not-to-be missed experience celebrating the culinary spirit of Westchester County.

Mark your calendars now for the 8th Annual Wine & Food Festival on June 5-10, 2018! Check back for more details on the chefs, restaurants, dishes, and wines in the coming months.


Reserve Your Spot

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Salute! A Wine Tasting Tour of Italy

Westchester Italian Cultural Center
Price: $95
Price At The Door: $100

No one under 21 will be admitted.


Celebrate the regions of Italy with world-renowned wine expert, Kevin Zraly, during this walk-around tasting featuring the red and white wines of Tuscany, Veneto, Piedmonte, Trentino-Alto Adige, Sicily, and Sardinia, while enjoying fine Italian delicacies. Chef Michael Abruzese of Polpettina will be doing chef demos of eggplant chips with wildflower honey and sea salt, octopus fre diavlo, and pizza. Catering provided by DeCicco & Sons and ACE Endico.

2018 Salute! A Wine Tasting Tour of Italy Wines:

Tasca D’Almerita Grillo Cavallo delle Fate 2016 (Sicily)
Ceretto Blance Langhe Arneis 2016 (Piedmont)
Botromagno Primitivo Murgia 2016 (Puglia)
Tua Rita Rosso dei Notri 2016 (Tuscany)
Giuseppe Cortese Nebbiolo Langhe 2015 (Piedmont)
Mastroberardino Redimore Irpinia Agliancico 2014 (Campania)
Castello di Bossi Chianti Classico Riserva Berardo 2013 (Tuscany)
Castello di Neive Barbaresco 2014 (Piedmont)
Movia Pinot Grigio 2015 (Trentino)
Fantinel Venko Tenuta Sant’Helena 2010 (Trentino)
Colle Massari Montecucco Sangiovese Riserva Poggio Lombrone 2013 (Tuscany)
Torgata brunello di Montalcino 2012 (Tuscany)
Farro Falanghina 2015 (Campania)
Broglia Gavi di Gavi ‘La Meirana’ 2015 (Piedmont)
Rocca di frassinello Le Sughere 2013 (Tuscany)
Castello dei Rampolla Chianti Classico 2015 (Tuscany)
Feudi del Pisciotto Missoni Cabernet Sauvignon 2014 (Sicily)
Arenara Fiano 2014 (Campania)
Costa di Bussia Barolo Bussia Riserva 2011 (Piedmont)
Scriani Amarone della Valpolicella Classico 2012 (Veneto)
Marisa Cuomo furore Rosso Riserva 2013 (Amalfi Coast)
Grattamacco Bolgheri Superiore 2014 (Tuscany)
Secondo Marco Amarone della Valpolicella 2010 (Veneto)
San Polo Brunello di Montalcino 2013 (Tuscany)

Michael Abruzese of Polpettina Chef Demos:

6:45 – Eggplant Chips with Wildflower Honey & Sea Salt
7:15 – Octopus fra diavlo
7:45 – Pizza


Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Taste & Style at Savor Westchester

Savor Westchester at The Westchester, Level 4, White Plains, NY
Price: $30
All guests will receive a $25 Simon Gift card* & complimentary parking
*The Simon Gift card(R) is subject to terms and conditions. Visit simongiftcard.com or Simon Guest Services for more information.

No one under 21 will be admitted.


Grab your friends and join us at Savor Westchester – the delicious new dining experience featuring exclusive eateries at The Westchester. Sample fresh and flavorful cuisine, sip delicious cocktails and cheer on your favorite bartender during the all-new Bartender Shake-Off. Makeovers, massages, shopping, raffles and more make this an evening not-to-be-missed!
21 and over only.

2018 Taste & Style Restaurants:

Hai Street Kitchen & Co.
Juice Generation
Melt Shop
Mighty Quinn’s BBQ
Nordstrom Cafe
P.F. Chang’s
Penny Lick Ice Cream
Tomato & Co.
The Dessertist
The Little Beet
Whitman’s New York

2018 Competing Bartenders:

Serena Costello, NoMa Social
Daniel Chang, The Birch Collective
Keven Ordonez, Mima Restaurant
Sarah Pyles, Rye House
Emilio Ugarte, RiverMarket Bar & Kitchen

2018 Taste & Style Wines:

Sauvignon Blanc

Wines Provided By:


Thursday, June 7, 2018

Burger & Beer Blast

Kensico Dam Plaza, Valhalla
Price: $75
Price At The Door: $80

No one under 21 will be admitted.


Burgers, beer, music, wine, spirits, food trucks and the best grilling this side of the Hudson River all 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.

2018 Burger & Beer Blast Participating Restaurants:

AJ’s Burgers
BV’s Grill
Castle Hotel & Spa
Coals Pizza
Dan Rooney’s
Eastchester Fish Gourmet
Flames Steakhouse
Hudson Valley Steakhouse
License 2 Grill
Memphis Mae’s
Mighty Quinn’s BBQ
Mima Vinoteca
MP Taverna
North End Tavern
Piper’s Kilt
Prime 16
RiverMarket Bar & Kitchen
Rye Roadhouse
Shake Shack Yonkers

Smokehouse Tailgate Grill
Southern Table
Tavern at Croton Landing
The Oath
The Whitlock
Westchester Burger Co.
Wooden Spoon

Food Trucks:

Abeetz Pizza
Crafty ‘Cue BBQ
Jimmy’s Soft Serve
Longford’s Ice Cream
Souvlaki Truck
Tacos El Azteca
Walters Hot Dogs
Westchester Burger Co.

More To Be Announced Soon!


Friday, June 8, 2018

An Evening With Westchester’s Tastemakers

The Ritz-Carlton New York, Westchester
Price: $150 Per Ticket
Table of Eight: $1,200
Tickets Will NOT Be Sold At The Door

No one under 21 will be admitted.


Experience Westchester cuisine like a celebrity at the most exclusive event of the Wine & Food Festival. With the area’s top chefs and the world’s top wines being served, An Evening With Westchester’s Tastemakers is an incomparable six-course feast like anything you’ve ever experienced. The recipient of the 2018 Community Leader Award is Janet Langsam, CEO of ArtsWestchester.

2018 Chefs & Courses At An Evening With Westchester’s Tastemakers:

Jim Dangler, The Ritz-Carlton New York, Westchester:
Assorted Hors D’oeuvres
Graze NY
Paired with The Original Venetian Spritz (Aperitivo Select)
The Capri Spritz (Limoncello di Capri)
FEW Distillery & Virginia Distillery Single Malt

1st Course — Glenn Vogt, RiverMarket Bar & Kitchen:
Local Spring Asparagus and Burrata with Mint and Lemon Gremolata
Paired with Le Roi des Pierres Sancerre Rose 2017

2nd Course — Ron Gallo, Inn at Pound Ridge:
Tuna Spring Roll with Soybean Coulis
Paired with Duckhorn Sauvignon Blanc 2016

3rd Course — Dave Dibari, The Cookery:
Offal lasagna with ricotta, provolone and blistered Italian hot peppers (vegetarian lasagna available on request)
Paired with La Togata Brunello 2012

4th Course — Peter Kelly, X20:
Braised Short Rib of Beef, Chili & Onion Crust, Mousseline Potatoes & Glazed Cauliflower, Red Wine Reduction
Paired with Beaulieu Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon “Rutherford” 2015

Dessert Course — Heather Fratangelo, L’Inizio:
Strawberry Rhubarb Brown Butter Cake with Sweet Pea Panna Cotta
Paired with Niepoort 10 year Tawny Port NV


Saturday, June 9, 2018

Grand Tasting Village

Kensico Dam Plaza, Valhalla
Price: $85
Price At The Door: $90
Party Line Connoisseurs Tent Ticket Price: $125
Price At The Door: $130

Party Line Connoisseurs Tent ticket includes: admission to the Grand Tasting Village, entrance to the exclusive Party Line Connoisseurs Tent with rare, high-end wine and food, and Reserved Seating at Chef Demos (first come, first serve).

No one under 21 will be admitted.


The signature event of the Wine & Food Festival, the Grand Tasting Village features tastings from 50+ local restaurants and more than 200 wines & spirits. Chef demonstrations and a variety of food trucks create a gastronomic delight for food and wine lovers.

2018 Grand Tasting Village Participating Restaurants:

808 Bistro
808 Social
Acuario Restaurant
Aesop’s Fable
Baked by Susan
Benjamin Steakhouse
Blue Moon Mexian Cafe
Bronx Little Italy
Brother Jimmy’s BBQ
BV’s Grill
Castle Hotel & Spa
Chutney Masala Bistro
Coffee Labs Roasters
Cooper’s Mill
Copper House
Copper Kettle Cafe
Dolphin Restaurant
Fig & Olive
Fin & Brew
George’s Dragon
La Bocca Ristorante
Lola’s Mexican Kitchen
Masala Kraft
Mason Sandwich Co.
Monteverde at Oldstone
Penny Lick Ice Cream
Quenas Restaurant
Raasa Indian Cuisine
Ruth’s Chris Steak House
Saltaire Oyster Bar and Fish House
Small Cakes
Southern Table Bar & Kitchen
The Granola Bar
The Spread
Tredici North
Twisted Oak
Wood & Fire
Zero Otto Nove

Food Trucks:

Pizza Luca
Bona Bona Ice Cream
Sloppie Joe’s Gourmet Grub
The Waffle Box

Chef Demo Schedule:

12:30 – Bernard Janssen, JA Zwilling Henckels
1:00pm – Peter Kelly, X2O Xaviars on the Hudson & Emilie Berner, NewYork-Presbyterian Hudson Valley Hospital
2:00pm – Siri Daly, NBC’s Today Show
3:00pm – Rafael Palomino, Sonora
4:00pm – Ethan Kostbar, Moderne Barn

Party Line Connoisseurs Tent:

Rombauer Sauvignon Blanc 2017
Rombauer Carneros Chardonnay 2016
Rombauer Merlot 2014
Rombauer Napa Cabernet Sauvignon 2015
Rombauer Diamond Selection Cabernet Sauvignon 2014
Rombauer Zinfandel 2016
Laurent-Perrier Ultra Brut
Laurent-Perrier Brut
Laurent-Perrier Millesime
Laurent-Perrier Cuvee Rose
Laurent-Perrier Grand Siecle Cuvee
Torgata Brunello di Montalcino 2012
Furore Rosso Riserva 2013
Rignana Chianti Classico Gran Selezione 2013
Palari Rosso Soprano 2012
Penfolds Bin 389 Cabernet/Shiraz 2015
Hewitt Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2014
Chateau Minuty Rose et Or 2017
Chateau Minuty 281 Rose 2017
Beaulieu Vineyard Tapestry Reserve 2014 Beringer Private Reserve
Food Provided By: Saltaire

Grand Tasting Village Wines:
Velenosi Roggio del Filare
Velenosi Ludi
Velenosi Brecciarolo Rosso Piceno Superiore
Velenosi Villa Angela Pecorino DOCG
Velenosi Vernaccia di Serrapetrona DOCG NV
Velenosi Visciole
J.J.Vincent Pouilly Fuisse Marie-Antoinette 2015
Olivier Leflauve, Bourgogne Blanc Les Setilles
Pascal Jolivet Pouilly Fume

Heitz Chardonnay
Amity Pinot Noir 
Podere Ruggeri Corsini, Langhe Nebbiolo
Cima Prosecco di Conegliano DOC NV
Roccafiore Bianco Fiordaliso 2016
Frecciarosso “Sillery” 2016
Il Coventino Rosato 2017
Collemattoni Rosso di Montalcino 2016
De Conciliis Donnaluna Aglianico 2015
Granbazan Albarino 2016
Chateau du Cros (Bordeaux Blanc) 2016
Chateau Pascaud 2015
Vina Herminia Rioja Reserva 2011
Tardieu-Laurent Vieilles Vignes – Vacqueyras 2012
Catena Appellation Tupungato Chardonnay 2016
Catena Appellation La Consulta Malbec 2015
Catena Alta Chardonnay 2015
Catena Alta Malbec 2014
Catena Zapata Adrianna Vineyard White Sones Chardonnay Chardonnay 2015
Catena Zapata Nicolas Catena Zapata 2013
White Knight, Prosecco
Auspicion, Sauvignon Blanc 2017
Cedar + Salmon Pinot Gris, Willamette Valley 2016
Ame du Vin, Cotes de Provence Rose 2017
Bodega Ruca Malen, Malbec Reserve 2014
Gehricke, Knights Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2015
The Crusher, Unoaked Chardonnay 2016
Maison Castel, Chardonnay Grande Reserve 2016
Murrieta’s Well, The Whip 2016
B Side, Napa Valley Red Blend 2015
Hahn Family Wines, Santa Lucia Highlands Pinot Noir 2016
Bread & Butter Wines, Cabernet Sauvignon 2016
Conquilla Cava Brut Rose
Bonny Doone Vin Gris De Cigar 2017
Gobelsburg Cistercien Rose 2017
Isabelle Gaurrault Sancerre Rose 2017
Wither’s “Eldorado” Rose 2017
Bieler Bandol Rose 2017
Tormaresco, Calafuria Rosato Salento IGT  2017
Tenuta Guado al Tasso, Vermentino Bolgheri DOC 2016
Castello della Sala, Conte della Vipera, Umbria IGT 2014
Tenuta Guado al Tasso, Il Bruciato Bolgheri Rosso DOC 2016
Tormaresco, Torcicoda Primitivo Salento IGT 2014
Pian della Vigne, Rosso di Montalcino DOC 2014
Domaine Roger & Christophe Moreux Sancerre Les Bouffants 2016
Domaine Gilles Noblet Pouilly Fuisse “La Collonge” 2016
Pecchenino Dolcetto Dogliani San Luigi 2016
Rocca Di Frassinello Le Sughere Di Frassinello 2016
Bodega Noemia De Patagonia Malbec A Lisa 2016
Feudi Del Pisciotto Cabernet SauvignonTerre Siciliane Missoni 2014
Joseph Drouhin Saint Veran, Maconnais, Burgundy, France 2016
Bodega Noemia De Patagonia Malbec A Lisa 2015
Drouhin-Vaudon Chablis, Burgundy, France 2015
Campuget de Campuget Tradition Rose, Costieres de Nimes, Rhone 2017
Roserock Pinot Noir, Drouhin Oregon, Eola-Amity Hills, Willamette Valley, Oregon 2014
Tedeschi Lucchine Valpolicella Classico, Veneto, Italy 2014
Chateau d’ Angles Classic Red, La Clape, Languedoc, France 2014
Les Ricailles Apremont Savoie 2017
Chateau Pegau Cotes du Rhone Blanc 2017
Commanderie de la Bargemon Rose 2017
Chateau de Lancyre Le Rose 2017
Domaine Cabirau 2016
Cave de Tain Crozes-Hermitage 2015
Domaine Hubert Brochard Sancerre “Aujourdui” Unfiltered 2016
MacRostie Chardonnay Sonoma Coast 2015
Domaine Figuiere “Magali” Rose 2017
Handley Pinot Noir, Anderson Valley 2015
La Valentina Montepulciano d’ Abruzzo “Spelt” 2014
Volver Tarima Hill, Monastrell Alicante 2014
Kuleto Native Sun 2015
The Four Graces Pinot Gris 2016
Chalk Hill Estate Sonoma Coast Chardonnay 2016
Chalk Hill Estate Pinot Noir 2015
Sebastiani Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2015
Roth Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2015
Mija White Sangria
Lot 132 Provence Rose
Lot 2 New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc5
Lot 122 Mendocino Chardonnay
Lot 75 Russian Pinot Noir
Lot 116 Red Hills, CA. Cabernet Sauvignon

More To Be Announced Soon!


Sunday, June 10, 2018

Jr. Chef Experience

Savor Westchester at The Westchester, Level 4, White Plains, NY
Price: $25 per child (ages 5-12) (includes complimentary chef’s hat and apron)
Tickets Will NOT Be Sold At The Door



Spend the morning with your little ones as they learn the basics of cooking. This hands-on event encourages creativity as kids learn basic cooking techniques from working chefs. Your little culinary artists will also practice cupcake decorating, pizza making and many other fun activities. Nickelodeon’s Nella the Princess Knight will be on hand for meet & greets, so be sure to have your phones ready for pictures. All children must be accompanied by an adult.


Sunday, June 10, 2018

Beefsteak Brunch with Nick Solares

Kanopi atop The Ritz-Carlton, Westchester
Price: $150



The Beefsteak Brunch will replicate the wanton gluttony and reckless abandon of the original beefsteak dinners for 100 brunch guests at Kanopi atop the Ritz-Carlton. Chef Anthony Goncalves and food writer / host Nick Solares will design a menu inspired by the original beefsteak dinners of the 19th and 20th Century and the classic NYC steakhouse, to include 100% Black Angus beef from Creekstone Farms Dry Aged by America’s butcher Pat LaFrieda for 60 Days. Tickets will include unlimited soft drinks, wine selections by Penfolds, and beer by a surprise craft brewer.

2018 Beefsteak Brunch Courses:

Passed Hors d’oeuvre:
Dry Aged Sliders

Pickled Vegetables & Blue Cheese Dip
Oysters Rockefeller

First Course:
Blue Cheese Wedge

Thick Cut Bacon

Second Course
Grilled Dry Aged Barnsley Lamb Chops with Mint

Third Course
60 Day Dry Aged Creekston Farms Black Angus Beef
Hash Brown Potatoes

Creamed Spinach




Unlimited Soft Drink
Wine Selections By Penfolds
Beer By A Surprise Craft Brewer


We love your whole family, but please note: For your safety and ours, no children, dogs or strollers are allowed unless otherwise noted.



2018 Personalities:

Michael Abruzese


Samantha Benjamin

The Dessertist

Emilie Berner

NYP Hudson Valley Hospital

Daniel Chang

The Birch Collective

Serena Costello

NoMa Social

Siri Daly

NBC Food Contributor & Author

Jim Dangler

The Ritz-Carlton New York, Westchester

David DiBari

The Cookery

Heather Fratangelo


Ron Gallo

The Inn at Pound Ridge

Peter Kelly

X2O Xaviars on the Hudson

Ethan Kostbar

Moderne Barn

Elizabeth Oakes

Chopped Junior Champion

Keven Ordonez

Mima Restaurant

Rafael Palomino


Christian Petroni


Toni Senecal

CBS's Toni On! New York

Emilio Ugarte

RiverMarket Bar & Kitchen

Glenn Vogt

RiverMarket Bar & Kitchen

Kevin Zraly

Wine Expert


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Want to see more? Here are more pictures from last year’s events: Salute! A Wine Tasting Tour of Italy; Taste & Style;
Burger & Beer Blast; An Evening with Westchester’s Tastemakers; Grand Tasting Village; and Jr. Chef Experience.

Watch our video promo for the 2018 Wine & Food Festival thanks to Enormous Creative:

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